Australian players can place a real cash wager on almost every major sporting event in the world at numerous fully licensed sports betting websites. These gambling sites are generally free to sign up to and you will receive some kind of free bet when your new account is active. This free bet can range anywhere from as little as AU$5.00 up to in most cases usually no more than AU$50.00.
Your free bet normally has to be wagered in full and it can only be used on bets with certain odds. For example you may only be able to place a free bet on an outcome with even odds (2.00). The best thing to do when you accept your free bet at any Australian online sportsbetting betting website would be to find out exactly how you can spend it. Don’t forget that if fractional odds confuse you, for example evens, 3/1, 4/7, 11/10 and so on, you can generally switch to decimal odds so that these same values would like 2.00, 4.00, 1.57 and 2.10.
In addition to the major sporting events, Australians can also now gambling on virtual sports, financials and television specials. At some sports betting sites you can even place bets on the names of unborn celebrity/royal children, and on things such as the winner of X-Factor or Australia’s Got Talent. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular sports you can generally place a wager on at any decent Australian sports betting site.
In alphabetical order, some of these sports include American Football, Athletics, Australian Rules, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Bowls, Boxing, Cricket, Cycling, Darts, Football Betting, Futsal, GAA Sports, Golf, Greyhound Racing, Handball, Horse Racing, Ice Hockey, Motor Racing, Netball, Novelty Bets, Olympics, Politics, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Snooker, Squash, Table Tennis, Tennis, UFC/MMA, Volleyball, Waterpolo, Winter Sports and eSports.
For every sport that you can place a wager on, you will also find that there are multiple markets available. For example, there could be hundreds of betting markets available for just one game of football. This means that you could bet on one team or on multiple teams and you could bet on the outcome of the game (win, draw or loss), the first goal scorer, last goal scorer, correct score, half time/full time score, under 2.5 goals, over 2.5 goals and so on. There are literally too many markets to list individually here. Australians can also now bet on the action while it’s happening thanks to the In-Play betting services that are available.
Most websites have betting tips sections, plus you can also generally find a betting terminology or betting glossary section which explains some of the confusing words that you are likely to come across. You can also take advantage of odds calculators so that you can see your potential returns before you actually place the bet simply by making a selection and then putting a cash value on your bet slip. As soon as your bet is confirmed, a virtual receipt will be added to your account and you can keep an eye your bets (won, lost and open) in the ‘My Bets’ or ‘My Account’ area.