The Australian gambling scene has been a rollercoaster ride over the years, with regulators making it harder and harder to bet in-play from Australia.
Back in 2001, the Australian Senate passed the Interactive Gambling Act 2001 which banned in-play betting, unless you placed your in-play wagers over the phone.
Knowing how inconvenient this was for Australian punters, bookies such as William Hill and Ladbrokes created these “click to call” features that let you “call” them up and place your in-play bets using an automated system.
But, to make life even harder the Australian Senate passed another bill, the Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill 2016. This new bill renders the click to call systems illegal and forces Aussies to call up bookies and actually speak to a human, having to pass several identification checks in order to be able to place in-play bets.
So, while there is an option to bet in-play on sports in Australia, it’s far from ideal, quick, convenient and fun. It appears as if the whole aim of the 2 bills is working. But fear not, there are alternatives and easy workarounds for Australians looking to bet on sports in-play, and you don’t need to pick up the phone!
Betting in-play from Australia is easy with crypto