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  • This page provides a one-stop reference on betting agencies that are available to Australians. Agencies fall into two categories: bookmakers and exchanges. Bookmakers are agencies that set the odds and you bet against the agency. With exchanges, the odds are determined by fellow users within a marketplace, so you bet against fellow users. I recommend bookmakers for beginners, while exchange memberships are a must have for serious enthusiasts.

    Casual punters only need to join one or two agencies. Enthusiasts typically have memberships with a wide range of agencies, because this enables them to get the best odds for each event. It also enables them to take advantage of arbitrage opportunities as a result of disparate odds between agencies.

    If you’re in a hurry…

    If you don’t want to spend too much time choosing an agency, below are my picks for the best in the following categories:

    Bookmakers that are suitable for Australians

    Below is a list of betting agencies that support Australian dollars. I am aware of numerous other agencies, but have only listed the ones I can recommend with confidence to Australian punters. At the bottom of this page is a detailed summary table that provides more information on each agency.

    Agency HQ Live
    New Player
    Positives Negatives Review
    bet365 UK Online 100% deposit bonus Fantastic betting selection. Live video. Low minimum bet. High turnover requirements. Full
    Betfair UK Phone Code: BTE111 to get a £25 free bet Fantastic betting selction. Can bet against outcomes. $5 minimum bet. Lack of market depth on less popular events. Full
    Canbet UK Online Code: BETBONUS. Deposit and bet $40 or more to receive a $40 bonus bet. Easy to use interface. Below average betting selection. Full
    Centrebet Australia Phone Free bet
    Must use the link above
    Good betting selection. Good navigation menu. Doesn’t offer POLi as a deposit method. Full
    IASbet Australia Phone Code: FREEBET for $100 free bet (min $50 deposit)
    Code: PLAYER for 20% deposit bonus up to $200 (min $150 deposit)
    Code: HIGHROLLER for 15% deposit bonus up to $1,000 (min $2,000 deposit)
    Easy to use interface. Lacks extras. Taken over by Sportsbet. Full
    Luxbet Australia Phone Deposit $25 to get a $100 free bet Live video, backed by Tabcorp. Good interface Average betting selection (although it is improving). Full
    Curacao, Netherlands Online None Very low margins (great odds) Limited betting selection for Australian sports. Full
    Sportingbet Australia
    Phone Deposit $30 to get $100 free bet Accepts Paypal. Good interface & navigation. Lacks extras like video. Full
    Australia Phone 100% deposit bonus Generous sign up offer. Good interface. Lacks extras like video. Full
    Sportsbet Australia Phone 20% deposit bonus Intuitive interface. Frequent promotions. Static navigation menu. Full
    Australia Phone None Backed by large company with retail outlets. Higher margins than most competitors. Full
    William Hill UK Online Code: F25 for a £/€25 free bet Fantastic betting selection. Low minimum bet. Less intuitive layout than competitors. Full


    Other international bookmakers

    Click here to view leading international bookmakers. Many of the services support Australian customers, but unlike the services listed on this page, they do not support Australian dollar accounts.

    Summary Table

    Because the entire table can’t fit on the page, the agencies are grouped into pairs by alphabetical order. Click on each pair below to view the corresponding summary details. This table is updated periodically to keep the details up to date.

    Notes and explanations of terms

    • Deposit/withdrawal options – the options stated are for Australian residents. Residents of other countries may have more or less options.
    • POLi – enables you to make online bank transfers that are acknowledged immediately by the bookmaker. This feature is only available for Australian bank accounts.
    • Turnover requirements – 3x means that for a $50 deposit, you would have to make $150 worth of bets before you can withdraw your funds
    • Agency type – ‘Bookmaker’ means the betting agency sets the odds and ‘Market’ or ‘Exchange’ means that the betting odds are determined by the users within a marketplace.
    • My rating – my personal rating of the agency on a score of 1 to 10. I would recommend any service with a rating of 7 or more. I am aware of numerous other bookmakers, but I have only listed those that I can recommend with confidence.
    • Review – contains a link to a review I have made of the agency, where available
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