Sports betting is now more accessible than ever before via the Internet, offering punters the ability to conveniently and without delay, place real money wagers on a host of sporting, racing and other events.
Online sports betting operators have also managed to better the punters’ odds across all markets in comparison to land based betting outlets such as TABs across Victoria and New South Wales.
Internet betting agencies also distribute and organise a mass of free bets, promotions, bonuses, competitions, tournaments and prizes exponentially more than you would ever be able to get your hands on at a land based betting outlets (which would likely offer none).
One of the more common questions that remains when punters look to bet online is: how safe and secure are my personal banking details and my online financial transactions?
So long as we wager with regulated online sports bookmakers that have been licensed to offer betting services to Australian customers, and are associated with a land based business, we can rest assured these companies take extreme measures to protect their customers’ banking details and personal information, and ensure deposits, betting confirmations, payouts and withdrawals are correct, on time and handled with professionalism.
Australian bookmakers with trusted banking methods & secure encryption technology
Listed below are the top recommended sports betting sites offering globally trusted deposit and withdrawal methods, dealing with AUD funds, and utilising the latest secure socket layer digital encryption technology to protect all customers’ personal information.
Remember, punters can remove their personal details from the bookmaker’s database at any time they wish.
- Sportsbet Established in 1993
- CrownBet Established in 2015
- William Hill Established in 1934
- Bet365 Established in 2000
- Luxbet Established in 2008
Ensure you register accounts with a couple of different bookies so you can compare markets and odds, and make informed betting decisions. You will also be able to make the most of multiple free bet welcome bonuses (usually free cash injections matched at 100 per cent or more of your initial deposit) and other promos.
￼Signing up takes only a couple of minutes, and details required include: username, password, full name, date of birth, email address, residential address and contact number.
Popular online banking methods used at sports betting websites
Once you have become a member at any of our endorsed wagering websites, you can deposit funds instantly into your account via any of the numerous globally trusted Internet sports betting banking methods, available via desktop, laptop, mobile phone and tablet. You can decide for yourselves which options are best suited for your online punting experience.
Credit and debit cards: The most popular method of transaction, credit and debit card deposits are instantaneous to hit your sports bookmaker account. The bookmaker may request to verify your card before you can withdraw any funds, just to confirm your identity.
You can withdraw directly back to your credit card, however you cannot withdraw funds to your debit card instead you will need to withdraw the funds to the bank account associated with that card. Accepted cards typically include: Visa and MasterCard. Withdrawals are processed the next business day and should appear in your account by then.
Bank transfer: Every bookmaker will offer punters the opportunity to send and receive money via direct wire/bank transfers.
For a deposit, the betting operator will provide you with the following details required to fund your account: the bank name, the account name, the BSB number, the account number and the home branch address. You will also be provided with a reference number.
For a withdrawal, you will be required to input your banking details, including the account name, the account number, the BSB number and the amount you wish to take out (and to confirm your account password).
Deposits and withdrawals via bank transfers are usually processed the next business day
PayPal: An extremely convenient way to fund and take out money from your betting account, all PayPal requires from the punter is an email address to process deposits and withdrawals. If you do not yet have a PayPal account, you can sign up for free at www.PayPal.com/au.
A safe, simple and smart way to pay online, PayPal provides industry leading fraud protection and does not share financial details with third parties. It acts as a secure middle man for your money and financial details attach your PayPal account with a bank account and/or to a card, and then share funds
￼online simply by using your registered email address. All money sent to and from PayPal is processed immediately, which is why this method is so popular.
Skrill and Neteller: Two more ewallet banking methods, Neteller and Skrill operate in very much the same way as PayPal, acting as mediums to hold your money and allow you to send it anywhere you desire, using only your email address. These two methods also process funds instantaneously, you simply need to enter the amount you wish to transfer into or out of your wagering account, and you will then be redirected to your Skrill or Neteller account to confirm the payment.
POLi: POLi is a deposit only banking method, and available to all Australian customers holding online bank accounts with the following banks:
- Bank of Queensland
- Bendigo Bank
- St. George Bank
- Suncorp Bank
- ING Direct
- ME Bank
- Bank of Melbourne
- People’s Choice Credit Union
- Newcastle Permanent
Using POLi, you will make an online payment directly from your Internet banking site into your sports betting account. Funds are available to use immediately following the completion of the transaction.
BPAY: BPAY is another type of Internet banking transfer, and also is a deposit only option. BPAY transactions can take up to 48 working hours to be processed. Your sports bookmaker will provide you with a biller code and a customer reference number, and you will need to then head to your Internet banking site and follow the prompts to make the BPAY payment, using those two numbers.
Sports bookmaker cash card: A unique method that has become very popular in a short amount of time, the bookmaker cash card is a physical card that acts exactly like an EFTPOS card, but is specifically designed for you online wagering account.
Punters can put in a request for the card through their online betting account, and if approved, the card will be sent in the mail. You will be provided with a PIN code that you will need to remember in order to use the card.
You will be able to do the following with the cash card: withdraw money directly onto the card from your betting account; send money back into your account from the card; withdraw money from the card at any ATM; make purchases with the card (so long as it is loaded with money) at any outlet that accepts EFTPOS. Convenient and easy to use. Transactions to and from the card are processed instantly.
Check the frequently asked section on your bookmaker’s website for answer to questions concerning card limits, fees, changing your PIN code, what to do if the card is stolen, and other important queries.
Contact the support team
Each sports betting agency has comprehensive support options for further information about online banking. You can live chat with a representative, call via telephone or email if you have any additional concerns. There is also ample information available to read through on the bookies’ websites.