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What can sports can I bet on, online?

You can place bets on virtually every sport that is played in Australia, or worldwide. The key sports that punters bet on in Australia are Horse Racing, Aussie Rules, Rugby (league and Union), tennis, cricket and soccer.

What horse racing bets can I place online?

Any bet that you can place at a TAB or a racetrack, you can place online. And many more.

Is online betting different to TAB betting?

The main difference is that with a lot of online bookmakers you get better odds than the TAB, especially for Horse racing odds. For instance, Sportsbet offer "City Best Plus*", which means they give you the best odds of the 3 totes AND the SP.

Is online betting easier than telephone betting?

Online betting is quicker than telephone betting, and online is 24 hours and 7 days a week. And you don't have to wait for the phone to be picked up.

Do i get biggers odds betting online or with the TAB?

You get better odds online than betting with the TAB. Often this is bone through a "price promise", like Sportsbet's "City Best Plus". Betfair's odds are consitently 20% better, at least, than TAB odds. The TAB have to reinvest a % of their margin in the industry, whereas online bookmakers can be more competitive in the prices they offer.

How much can I bet online?

Most bookmakers allow you to set your own deposit and betting limits. So you can bet as little or as much as you like. There is often a time delay if you want to increase your limits. This is to protect the customer.

Is online Sports betting legal in Australia?

Sports betting online is completely legal in Australia. Any bookmaker on this site will have the appropraite licences to take bets online. Online Sports betting is highly regulated across the world, Australia is no different

Which Australian betting agencies can I bet with?

We would suggest choosing an online Bookie with a free bet incentive. Please refer to our Free bets page for more information. And remember, you can open accounts with all bookmakers if you wish, and take advantage of all the different sign up bonuses.

Which UK betting agencies can I bet with?

Most UK (and European) betting companies will accept bets from Australia. The best of these is Bet365.

Are the odds the same online than at the TAB?

No. The odds are generally better than the TAB due to bookmaker price promises. And Betfair.

What are fractional betting odds online?

Fractional odds are used primarily by UK bookmakers. Most betting sites let you choose between decimal odds and fractional odds. (6/4 fractional = 2.50 decimal. 6/1 fractional = 7.0 decimal and so on). The crucial diffference is that the decimal odds include your unit stake that you have placed.

When did online sports betting first happen?

Online sports betting was introduced by US and UK sportsbetting companies in the 1990's. The 1998 World Cup in France was the first key event for online betting

What are advantages to betting online?

Online betting agencies are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You no not have to go to a TAB or racetrack. You can place online bets from your pc, laptop or even mobile phone.

Is online betting faster?

Yes. Once your accounts are set up it, literally, takes a matter of seconds to place a bet. This is often crucial in securing the best odds on a horse racing tip where the price is collapsing.