Betting online on racing and sports has never been easier with simple to use websites and access to your betting account via your mobile phone. Can't get to a TAB on Melbourne Cup day? With Sportsbet you will never miss a bet again.
In Australia, Sportsbet.com.au is the most popular website for online sports and racing betting, it takes just a few simple steps to open your account and get in on the action!
Step 1: How do I register for a Sportsbet account?
Just click Join Now and complete the online registration form.
ID Requirements: You must be over 18 to register and bet with an online bookmaker in Australia. International members are welcome (but excludes some countries including USA). You can start betting right away, but you will need to provide documents that confirm your identity within 90 days in order to withdraw winnings from your account. This can be done online, by post or fax.
You will receive a welcome email outlining any special offers you have qualified for and what you must do next.
When you join Sportsbet.com.au after clicking on a link from this website, you instantly qualify for an exclusive bonus bet offer.
Step 2: How do I deposit to my account?
You will need Visa, Mastercard or a bank account that allows instant transfer. There are other methods such as Moneybookers and Paypal which is great for customers based in other countries.
Step 3: What is the best way to bet on horse racing?
As well as the Win dividend, a Place dividend is paid on the first, second and third horses. If you back a horse for both the win and place, this is called betting “each-way”.
There are three main ways to bet Win and Place when betting on horse racing online:
Early Market / Fixed Odds – you receive the odds available at the time you place your bet, regardless of the starting price (but can be subject to deductions if there are a lot of scratchings.)
Top Fluctuation – You receive the highest official bookmaker’s odds, but the bet must be placed at least 30 minutes before the jump.
City/Country Best – There are three TAB’s (totalisators) in Australia, with City Best you get the best price available from the TAB’s or the official Starting Price.
Exotics– if you like more value for your bet, try a Quinella (first two horses in any order), Exacta (first two horse in exact order), Trifecta (first three horses), First Four (first four horses), Double (two winners in selected races), Treble (three winners in selected races), Quaddie (four winners in selected races) or Super 6 (six winners in selected races with five winner consolation dividend).
All these bet types are available at Sportsbet.com.au, where they pay the home tote dividends on most exotics.
To learn more about horse racing bet types, go here.
Want to make the next game your favourite team plays a little more interesting? You can also bet on sports events at Sportsbet.com.au with wagers such as Winning Margin, Half Time Line, First Team to Score and lots more.
Step 4: How do I withdraw my winnings?
Request a withdrawal using the online form or contact customer service. The fastest method of payment is electronic transfer to your nominated bank account, the money is usually there by the next banking day. You can also withdraw by Bpay to your credit card (Australia only) or Moneybookers.
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