The latest free bet and promotional betting news from Australian bookmakers

The Australian bookmaking industry is changing rapidly with the recent influx of new competitors from abroad. The addition of global bookmakers like Ladbrokes and Bet365 has added to the intensity of competition for the existing Australian bookmakers. All of this is good news for punters.

The increase in competition means that there are more free bets, sign up bonuses and promotions on offer from the Australian bookies. This news section will bring you up to date with the new players, the free bets and bonuses they are offering and any developments which punters may be able to take advantage of.

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Free Bets Victoria

Free bets for Victorians One topic that generates a lot of discussion amongst sports betting fans is the availability of free bets offered to residents of Victoria, Australia. There is confusion around the topic due to the Victorian State Government’s ban on bookmakers offering new customers a free bet in …

The best AFL Grand Finals

Four of the most memorable AFL Grand Finals of all time   The AFL grand final breaks television rating records year after year, with good reason. It’s the most heart-stopping, chip dipping, beer sipping, edge of your seat sporting event of the year. Whilst it originated in Victoria, the AFL …

Brownlow Medal betting preview

Brownlow Medal analysis and betting preview Our comprehensive analysis and preview of the Brownlow Medal has unlocked some tips and predictions for the big night that will help you extract value from this year’s count. This time last year, we were dealing with a $1.20 favourite for the Brownlow Medal, …

Best Surfers in the World

The Best Surfers in the World in 2017 Australia is well known for its surf culture. Our affinity with the beach has produced many famous surfers. The battle for 2017 World Champion crown is heating up, we preview the best surfers from around the world. Surfing is a unique sport …

Sports Betting Advice

The best advice for those new to sports betting Sports betting is a fun and exciting hobby that many Australian sports fans participate in. Not only is sports betting an enjoyable pastime, but when done correctly it can also be an avenue to earn some extra money. If you are …

Bells Beach Surf Classic

History of the Rip Curl Pro and Bells Beach Surf Classic Surfing Contest Surfing has been a popular Australian sport since the 1960s. Besides being such an enjoyable participant sport, one of the ways that the sport has maintained popularity is through major competitions that have brought together the best …

Harness racing race-fixing probe

Top harness drivers charged over alleged race-fixing Betting is only fun if it’s fair; a level playing field is essential. Recently, two Australian harness drivers were arrested for alleged ‘gaming of the system’. We take a closer look at this case and delve further into the all-important issue of sports …

Luxbet amends sign up offer

Luxbet Bonus Bet Offer on Signing now $250 Update: As of March 13 2017, Australian bookmaker Luxbet has upped their sign up bonus for new customers to $250. More significant, is the fact that a first deposit of only $100 is needed to collect the $250 in bonus bets. What’s …

Australian Open tennis championship

2017 Australian Open preview It’s that time of the year again. Yes, the next couple of weeks will effectively be ‘owned’ by the 2017 Australian Open Tennis Championship. Out of only 4 tennis Grand Slam competitions held in the world, it is the first of the Grand Slam tournaments held …

Government shuts down Norfolk Island Gaming Authority

Australian government cracks down on rogue betting operators Malcolm Turnbull’s Liberal government has launched an unprecedented attack on less than reputable betting agencies doing business in Australia. Any bookmakers who are licensed by the Norfolk Island Gaming Authority (NIGA) will need to gain new licences from mainland Australian regulatory authorities, …

Why sports betting is enjoyable

Top Things to Enjoy About Sports Betting Sports betting is different to other forms of wagering, and it can bring enjoyment in many different forms. It is an exciting way to benefit from your knowledge and understanding of a sport, it can be profitable, and it’s also a way to …

Max Walker

Vale Max Walker In sad news today, former Australian Test cricketer Max Walker has died of cancer today at age 68 after a two year battle with the disease. Max was most notable for being a bowler in the Australian cricket team. He became known for his strange right-handed middle-paced …

Brownlow Medal history and winners

Brownlow Medal history and past winners The Brownlow Medal is the highest individual honour awarded in the Australian Football League (AFL). The medal is awarded to the “best and fairest” player in the competition, and is one of the highlights of AFL Grand Final week. History Also known as the …

The rise and rise of betting in Australia

Australians are betting more and more Aussie punters are spending billions of dollars on gambling each year, at an increasing rate. In the 2014-2015 year, the average amount wagered per person in Australia was $1241, resulting in a national total of $23 billion. Recreational gambling has always played a big …

Heal cleared of suspicious betting

Shane Heal cleared of match fixing allegations Earlier in the year it was reported that Australian basketball legend and one-time NBA player, Shane Heal, was under investigation in relation to suspicious betting activity on a WNBL (Women’s National Basketball League) match in which he was coaching. For those not familiar …

NSW greyhound racing ban

Greyhound racing banned in NSW The Olympics is well underway on the other side of the world, but back home in Australia, our local sports and racing industries are still creating news headlines. After the public announcement last month that greyhound racing would be banned in NSW, Premier Mike Baird …

AFL Grand Final Guide

Beginner’s Guide to the AFL Grand Final. Football comes in many different forms across the world, even across different Australian states, but there is only one sport called “Aussie Rules”. Victorians take it for granted, but many interstaters and international guests have no idea what it’s all about. So today …

Bet365 receives penalty

Bet365 fined for misleading free bet offer The Federal Court of Australia has imposed online betting operator Bet365 with a $2.75 million penalty for misleading new members with their free bets offer. Australian regulatory body, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), successfully argued that the Bet365 sign up bonus …

Draftstars

Draftstars review – How to play daily fantasy sports for money Draftstars is a new Australian fantasy sports betting platform that allows users to enter a daily competition and play for monetary rewards. Still in its infancy, the Draftstars fantasy concept is only available on selected AFL matches. Draftstars Pty …

bonus bets nsw

Changes to NSW bonus bet regulations From 4th January 2016, changes have been made to the NSW Racing Administration Regulation that will have implications for NSW bettors. The change in legislation effectively means that NSW punters can no longer benefit from the following promotions offered by licensed Australian betting operators: …

Horse racing bet types

Introductory guide to horse racing bet types Many of you are new to our website, some of you are already seasoned pros, but perhaps others of you are new to the idea of online bookmaker’s free bets offers and the different types of horse racing bet types With October here, …

Bookmaking upheaval continues as CrownBet changes the game

The betting and gaming industry is a fast-paced and constantly changing environment. Nowhere is this clearer than in the $13Billion Australian market. The latest upheaval in the betting world is the rebranding of leading Australian bookmaker, Beteasy. Crown Resorts recently purchased a majority share of BetEasy, which marks their first …

William Hill adds to competition within Australian bookmaking industry

Notable bookmaker William Hill has been placing big bets on Australia. The largest bookmaker in the UK recently made waves with the purchase of two of the largest Australian bookmakers, Sportingbet and Tom Waterhouse. In 2013, they began rolling these new bookmakers into their William Hill Australia business, along with …

Betfair and Beteasy form Joint Venture

Betfair and Beteasy form sports book joint venture The James Packer owned Crown Resorts have announced that they have purchased 67% of new Australian bookmaker Beteasy. Crown, which already owns the Australian arm of exchange provider Betfair, will merge the sports book operations of Betfair with Beteasy. The change will …

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