If you are looking to start an online betting account with an Australian bookmaker, now is the time!
With the biggest horse racing event in Australia “Melbourne cup 2016” round the corner, betting companies are offering crazy deals just for you to sign up and have a punt.
I would suggest researching that your online betting provider has enough sports events covered apart from the Melbourne cup for you to use it for future sport and event betting. Cricket , footy , soccer and international sporting events are usually covered by top bookmakers including betstar and ladbrokes.
Below we will cover the requirements for getting an online betting account.
The basic requirement to get started betting is to sign up with the provider. We recommend betstar , they currently have a bonus offer.
Betstar established in 2007, is an Australian Corporate Bookmaking firm that are based and established within Melbourne and Darwin. Betstar employ 40+ staff split between the Melbourne & Darwin offices
Once you sign up with them, you will need to provide documents to them drivers license or passport copy. They will check this and get back to you with approval.
Documents required for getting an account :
The person applying for the account must be 18 years or over, and bookmakers can request that account holders present evidence of various ID and proof-of-age documents, which can be just one of the document or more than one below.
- Driver’s license
- Birth certificate
- Australian citizenship certificate
- State-issued ID card
Once you are approved you can start betting online. Too easy!
I would suggest also keeping the provider whom you sign up with contact number handy, just in case your paperwork is not progressing quick enough.
Multiple account registration – No problems
There are no restrictions as to how many bet programs you sign up with, so if you are signing up as a new customer – you could always sign up with more than one provider and get multiple free bets for signing up. You could go crazy betting on Melbourne cup horses with all the free bets , but i do strongly suggest staying within your budget and gambling responsibly.
The new age betting providers are smart and have also made their betting platforms smart enabled too, you can bet from your smartphone, ipad of desktop pc, Which means you can pretty much bet from anywhere.
Who do we recommend for getting a betting account ?
If you want to see a bigger list of Australian bookmakers , check out this link.
More info : Legal age for online betting
You would be surprised to know that the minimum age that is needed to get an online betting account is 21 in Oklahoma USA
What Age is it Legal to Bet in Australia?
In Australia, all participants in licensed games of chance must be at least 18 years of age. Each state is responsible for its own gambling legislature, with certain regulations varying from state to state, but the legal gambling age is fixed nationwide.
Good luck with the cup!
Links to each Australian states gaming regulatory body:
- Australian Capital Territory – The ACT Gambling and Racing Commission
- New South Wales – Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing
- Northern Territory – Licensing Commission
- Queensland – Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation
- South Australia – The Independent Gambling Authority
- Tasmania – Tasmanian Gaming Commission
- Victoria – Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation
- Western Australia – Department of Racing, Gaming and Liquor
List of more Australian (bookmakers) you could choose from
Luxbet – https://www.luxbet.com/ ( $150 in bonus bets)
Sportsbet – http://www.sportsbet.com.au/ ($150 Bonus bets)
TAB – https://www.tab.com.au
William Hill – https://www.williamhill.com.au/ (get upto $50 back offer)
Bet365 – https://www.bet365.com.au/
Betfair – http://www.betfair.com/
Form guide for 2016 Melbourne cup race