So you’re in Australia and want to know what the best betting apps are?
Then you’ve come to the right place!
We’ve been through all the major bookmakers and rated and reviewed their apps to bring you the ultimate guide. Each and every one of the apps we review here at bettingapps.com is available to mobile, Android & IOS device users.
Australian Sports Betting Apps For iOS, Android & Mobile
Here a quick guide to the top 5 apps –
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The full list of betting apps legally available to Australian punters.
Ubet – Formerly Tabcorp and Tatts Ubet offers bettors a solid platform to bet on a wide range of sports and casino games. We liked the option to listen to TAB radio via the mobile site and app.
Sportsbetting.com.au – Self-advertised as “No Gimmicks, just great fixed odds betting” Sportsbetting.com.au certainly live by that motto. The app is uncomplicated and isn’t plastered with ads like some other apps. There’s a range of Tote betting options and occasional promotions for existing customers. If you want a simplistic betting experience then this could be the app for you.
Betstar.com.au – Formed in 2007 Betstar is based in Melbourne and Darwin. We like the apps option to bet on the favourite versus the field, which you can get on all Australian racing. The mobile sports app is simple to navigate and has been designed specifically for quick bet placement. If you want a quick bet head over to the live betting section to see the current events to bet on. You can bet live on soccer, Aussie rules, cricket, and other sports.
Pointsbet.com.au – The Pointsbet app is a sport and spread betting app which offers a different betting option for Australian punters. They offer “request a market” bets on EPL, NFL, and NBA games – dream up your bets and tweet them and they’ll try and price them up for you. There are some quality promotions on offer too with the NBA early payout offer on selected games – check the site for details.
Mad bookie – Taken over by Top Betta in 2017 Mad Bookie continues to run as its own brand rather than being merged into the Top Betta brand. There weekly “Mad Lays” are worth checking out where they lay down the gauntlet to the punters and usually take on a short price favourite. When the mad lays are running the guarantee to have the best odds of any corporate bookmaker in Austalia on the team they are taking on. As you’d expect from the name they are Mad, but they’re not Bad!
Neds.com.au – Neds only launched their site and betting app in 2017 but this seems to have been an advantage to them. The app is slick and designed very well to modern standards. They clearly took advantage of being a new startup rather than having to evolve an old platform into a new app. They’ve done so well since launch that at the end of 2018 they were acquired by GVC holdings (Ladbrokes & Coral) for $95 Million.
Palmer bet – A very good looking app that has some recent updates to its interface and performance. This app also has a simple download for Android – Go to Palmerbet.com on any Android mobile or tablet and you’ll see a popup to download the app – or head to the “downloads” section on the menu of the mobile site.
Top betta – One of the smaller players in the market. A pools based system with prize pools and different buy-in levels.
Betting in Australia Guide
There are many mobile sports betting apps available in Australia, and although there are plenty to choose from, we only select the very best of them when it comes to making our list of the best Australian sports betting apps for mobile and tablet devices.
iPhone & iPad betting apps
There is a full range of iPhone betting apps that are available on the App Store. These can all be downloaded for free and you will need to register before you can bet. Apps are regularly updated, so to make sure you get the best experience keep them up to date!
Top 5 App Store sports betting apps
- Bet Easy
- Customisable notifications
- Pin, Touch ID & Face ID for secure login
- Live streaming of various sports – Varies by location
- Deposit via Apple Pay – Varies by app
- iWatch integration
Android betting apps
The Google play store does not currently allow real money gambling apps in the Australian Play Store. There are very few countries around the world where it is allowed. For our Android ratings, we used the standard mobile browser for each sportsbook.
Here is our top 5 based purely on Android ratings
- Bet Easy
- Points Bet
How to install Android betting apps
Android users have one option for installing – you can install the mobile site as a short cut. To do this go to the home page of the site and tap the 3 lines for the browser menu, then select “Add shortcut to home”. This will give my an app icon on your screen and take you straight to the mobile home screen on your browser when you press it.
- Live streaming – Varies by app
- Secure logins
- Inbuilt casino games and slots
- Other gambling sites that you can use from the same account (Casino/ poker)
Responsible gambling in Australia
Australia has a well-evolved gambling market. There are a number of measures in place that can help you keep in control of your gambling such as
- Self exclude – Restrict access to your account for a set period of time
- Deposit limits – Set a limit for daily and weekly deposits that you are comfortable with
All licensed operators have to abide by the rules laid out by the resident state of the customer.
The Australasia gaming council can show you where to get help in your state here – https://www.austgamingcouncil.org.au/Responsible-Gambling-Information
All license apps offer a range of depositing options for you to choose from, such as –
- Debit card – Usually fee-free
- PayPal – Fees apply with some
- E-wallets (Neteller, Skrill etc) – Fees vary
- Bank transfer – Usually fee-free
Popular Sports you can bet on
- Cricket – Including worldwide tests, IPL & the Big Bash.
We have our own unique review scoring system for all betting apps. Our system provides a score out of five across the following areas:
- App navigation
- Live streaming
- Speed of bets
- Multiple bet features
- Choice of markets/sports
- Odds offered
- Deposit/withdrawal method
- Cash-out options
We then take the average score to create an overall score for each app and compile our list.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is there no betting apps on the Australian Google Play Store?
Google’s regulations mean that real money gambling is not allowed on the Play Store to prevent people under 18 from having access to them. This used to be the case across the world but has changed in 2016 in the UK followed by other countries. So we could see them in Australis Google Play Store very soon.
Is sport betting legal in Australia?
Yes, sports betting is legal! There are different restrictions on how betting works depending on which state you are in, this is mainly around promotions and advertising. For example, it is illegal for advertising gambling promotions in the state of New South Wales.
How does tax on gambling work?
In Australia, the tax is applied to the bookmaker rather than the customer. The bookmakers pay a levy to the government on their takings and incorporate this into their costs. Winning a bet is considered a windfall so it is not classed as an income for regular players.
Which bookmakers are Australian owned?
Here are the corporate bookmakers that are Australian –
- Play Up interactive (Top Betta & Mad Bookie)
- Crownbet/ the stars group (Bet Easy). Also, previously purchased or owned Tom Waterhouse and Centrebet. 62% of the holding company is Australian owned at the time of writing.
- Palmerbet – Licensed in NSW and the family behind the company have operated from Canterberry race track for over 30 years. A true Aussie gem!
There are other companies that are licensed in various states but we are unable to find details to confirm the exact ownership of these companies. We will add to the list as more information becomes available.
What is the Tote and how does it work?
The Tote is a racing betting system that pools the stakes together and splits the pool between the winners using a weighting system. The more money that is on a particular horse the less the returns will be, the less fancied a horse the more you will win if you select that horse. This is a very popular way of betting partially when on track.
This differs from fixed odds betting where the returns are at a set price regardless of how many people bet on it.
What is multi-betting?
Also known as parlays and accumulators, multi-betting allows you to combine up to 25 single bets into one larger bet and combines the odds of all the singes. In order for a multi-bet to win, you’ll need each leg you’ve selected to win if one loses then the whole bet loses.
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