With the advancement in technology and the development of mobile Betting Apps, Australians now approach punting in a different way than before. The focus has shifted from traditional offline betting channels such as retail or TAB outlets, on-course bookmakers and bookmakers on the phone to online channels such as mobile and tablets. Aussies can wager with just a couple of taps on a smartphone or tablet from just about anywhere.
History of Betting in Australia
Australia’s bookmaker organisations have a rich and varied history, from humble beginnings to major developments halfway through the 20th century. Technological developments such as the telephone and radio revolutionised the industry in the mid-20th century enabling bets to be placed without being at the race track. As society has changed betting agencies have looked for ways to make betting easier and that has been a challenge for the industry.
What is Online Betting?
The introduction of the internet in the last 25 years has led to an explosion in betting and online bookmakers have quickly overtaken the traditional methods of betting. Bets can now be placed via the internet without the need to visit a bookmaker or TAB. The simplicity of betting online has brought a number of recreational gamblers into the market and there are many more bet types now available at their fingertips.
Betting on sports has developed greatly due to the emergence of online betting. Sports betting used to involve basic betting options such as win and handicap betting. It is not unusual for an AFL or NRL to offer over 100 markets such as first goal scorer or leading possession winner. Bettors can now compare online sports odds and bet types simply.
Why Bet Online?
Placing a bet used to be a tough and sometimes unsettling experience. Would bettors would need to find their local TAB agency in the suburbs, sometimes in their local Pub and navigate a lengthy and confusing process of filling in a ticket to get their bets on. If the bet was victorious, they would then return to a TAB to collect their winnings.
Nowadays, it is as simple as pushing a button on your smartphone and cashless which enhances security.
Betting News and Information
Palmerbet provides free horse racing tips and horse racing previews as well as updated betting markets, breaking news and information about racing and sports. Racing bets can be placed on exotics and you can bet either pre-post or on the day.
The Palmerbet Blog is a great source for free expert racing tips, betting previews and up-to-date betting odds as well as comprehensive coverage of current sports events.
The Palmerbet app is simple to use and allows punters to view account information, deposit and withdraw funds and check betting history. It takes less than two minutes to sign up. Visit Palmerbet.com.au or download the Palmerbet app via the app store.