Mobile betting apps have changed how, where and when Australians can place bets. Now most people don’t go to betting shops to lay down their money, rather they place wagers from their mobile phones or tablets. This freedom of betting means you can access form, latest odds from various sources and greyhound races from all over the world.
In Australia betting apps are readily available from the Apple App Store and Google Play stores for free. Our favourite betting apps are the latest release from William Hill, Crownbet’s revolutionary product and of course Sportsbet’s offering which is still among the best apps available for iOS & Android users.
Top AUD betting apps for greyhound racing
We took several things into consideration when looking at mobile betting apps for greyhound bettors. We want to make sure they have strong greyhound coverage, we want them to be licensed in Australia, have many deposit options and most importantly be a reputable brand.
William Hill: William Hill is a global bookmaker which reaches into most countries, including Australia since February 2015, after the UK-based goliath rebranded Sportingbet to its parent brand. Like many bookmakers out there, William Hill is slow to release futures markets for greyhound betting, but when they do release markets they are generally competitive.
The William Hill app is an outstanding product which is easy to navigate, meaning you can find the greyhound section of the downloadable web app with minimal fuss. You can either make your selections prior or when you reach the bet slip, including the bet amount and type of bet.
Crownbet: The newest online bookmaker on the scene, Crownbet was re-branded from BetEasy in March 2015. The Crownbet app is easy to navigate and runs smoothly. You can easily refresh Sports and Racing pages and info pages by swiping down your screen, and you can quickly refresh the live betting markets pages as well so you are up to date with the latest odds, payout rates and vital information.
The Crownbet app is also nice and personalised, it keeps track of all the bets you make and remembers your favourite betting areas so you can get to where you want to faster. If you have an Apple device Crownbet requires iOS 7.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and can be downloaded from the app store. Crownbet is also compatible with Android smartphones and tablet devices.
Crownbet only accepts AUD deposits and you can make a deposit using credit card, POLi, BPAY and direct bank transfers.
Sportsbet: The SportsBet app can be downloaded from the Apple app store or the Google Play store for iPad, iPhone, Android and other smartphones and tablets. All of Sportsbet’s options can also be reached on their mobile website, which is similar to the app on your phone.
In terms of greyhound markets, they do some futures, including major group ones. Via the app you can place the same array of bets as you would on your computer. You make your selections and then visit the bet slip, which is easily highlighted by a small red number
At the bet slip you can punch in your bet amount, choose what type of bet you are placing and select from fixed or market odds. You can simply hit submit bet and as long as your account is funded you will have placed the bet.
There are many deposit option available via the app, with several of the web wallets the only exclusions in the mobile market.
Luxbet: Luxbet is a quality betting application backed by Tabcorp. On the Luxbet app you can bet on horse, harness and greyhounds. Racing betting types by Luxbet include; Fixed Odds, Top Fluc and Exotics, Trifecta, First Four, Running Doubles, Daily Doubles, and Quaddies. Luxbets has live betting markets for sports with over 100 markets on AFL, NRL, Cricket, Golf, Tennis and other American sports.
Luxbet does generally have competitive odds when it comes to greyhound racing, with a strong focus on the bigger meetings at Wentworth Park and other major tracks. The apps design is first-rate with he simple design one of the main reasons we endorse these guys.
Like their competitors, Luxbet has a strong range of deposit methods which you can read more about below.
Bet 365: Bet 365 gets a good wrap from Australian Racing Greyhound because they generally have odds up for the big feature races prior to the other bookmakers. We find it incredibly frustrating not being able to back dogs well in advance, sometimes having to wait 15 minutes before a race until a market is up. That is why it’s smart to have an account at Bet 365.
The mobile website and app are very similar, with both boasting a user-friendly simple layout, even if it does feel dated in comparison to several of the corporates mobile offerings. The greyhound section is somewhat cumbersome, having to scroll through a lot of stuff you don’t want to see, but after a while it’s
Even if you are an existing Bet 365 customer the first time you place a deposit from their app they will give you a 100 per cent match bonus of up to $200.
Deposit options on Australian betting apps
The big bookmakers all have betting apps available and usually have very similar deposit options. Aussies can deposit via apps with credit and debit cards, bank transfers, web wallets and some are even considering technology like bitcoin. When you’re banking over a wireless network you need to be aware of what network you are connected to. For instance if you are in a shopping centre it would not be smart to be on their network and access your banking details.
If you are a big spender you may be forced to organise your bank transfer on your computer, because several of the bookies do not allow this option via mobile. Generally the cap on deposits with credit card is however much your banking institution allows you to spend on any given day.
As long as you’re on a secure internet connection you don’t need to fear for your safety with each of the apps we recommend cloaking banking transactions in at least 128-bit SSL digital encryption, which is the industry standard in Australia.
Are Sports Betting Apps Legal In Australia?
Yes, sports betting via handheld device is legal in Australia and it is legal for licenced betting agencies to offer real money gambling to us. Some of the more popular places for bookmakers to be licensed in Australia, including the Northern Territory and South Australia.
Betting live on sports and races is outlawed online in Australia, although mobile apps still do display live odds, but you have to place your bets over the phone.
Australians need to be careful with many offshore bookmakers targeting Australian residents.