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Offline Wenona

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O.P. « 2022-Jun-12, 06:07 PM »
Title says it all ...... if I was to move to the UK, would I have good options to bet on Australian racing?

Offline Peter Mair

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« 2022-Jun-12, 06:34 PM Reply #1 »


I am interested

I am told the UK betting-shops offer over the counter facilities for Australian racing but that may not always be convenient given the time difference -- not would it be sensible to open an account in the UK for a short-term.
 
Emailing friends here is a burden on them even if they access your local account.

 

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« 2022-Jun-12, 06:53 PM Reply #2 »
I suppose I'm looking for confirmation I'd have access to the Betfair markets and some corporate options that may be local.

Offline Jeunes

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« 2022-Jun-12, 07:14 PM Reply #3 »
Use your Australian accounts and use a VPN if you have to. We had friends who went to UK for work and stayed there. They would use their accounts set up here to bet. Only issue for them was they had to replenish their Australian accounts at times.   :lol:

The major ones in UK do bet here but not sure regarding the odds being better or not etc. The only difference my friends said was the exotics option are not great but that was years ago. They only bet on the big races here like the Cups, Slipper etc and not every weekend due to the time differences.

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« 2022-Jun-12, 07:54 PM Reply #4 »
I think the issue with that is if I want to withdraw.

I'd nearly be happy with access to just the Betfair market ... is it the same market we see?

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« 2022-Jun-12, 08:08 PM Reply #5 »
I'm getting to that stage of life where I'm starting to think seriously about retiring. Both my parents where Scottish immigrants in the 1950's so I have dual citizenship. I lived in London for a few years in the 1990's and have family along the Scottish west coast. Have to say visiting there felt like being home. Considering what I could buy there for the same money I could spend here really makes it a viable option.

But I couldn't retire and move somewhere I'd have to give up serious punting on Australian racing.

When I first arrived in London in the 1990's I went into a William Hill's and the first race I watched was won by a horse in a Hurdle race over more than two miles long, and it was
first up after more than two years. I knew straight away racing there was a different world and focused on greyhound racing which ended up being great for me.

Offline Peter Mair

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« 2022-Jun-12, 08:32 PM Reply #6 »

Also a Scottish citizen, preferably dual.

About to go to Oban for a month

I am told it is not permitted to bet into non-UK accounts directly over the internet.

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« 2022-Jun-12, 09:24 PM Reply #7 »
I'm getting to that stage of life where I'm starting to think seriously about retiring. Both my parents where Scottish immigrants in the 1950's so I have dual citizenship. I lived in London for a few years in the 1990's and have family along the Scottish west coast. Have to say visiting there felt like being home. Considering what I could buy there for the same money I could spend here really makes it a viable option.

But I couldn't retire and move somewhere I'd have to give up serious punting on Australian racing.

When I first arrived in London in the 1990's I went into a William Hill's and the first race I watched was won by a horse in a Hurdle race over more than two miles long, and it was
first up after more than two years. I knew straight away racing there was a different world and focused on greyhound racing which ended up being great for me.

Weona, I was lucky enough to visit Scotland a while ago on a British tour and loved it. Some of the lochs and villages were like going back in time.

I have friends and relatives who have retired to parts of the UK and the countryside / seasides in Australia. The biggest issue for males based o/s is the lack of sports and racing coverage compared to Australia.

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« 2022-Jun-12, 10:58 PM Reply #8 »
Wenona it's been a couple of years since I've traveled OS but last time I found most apps won't work (B365 did) yet I had no problems placing a bet via the web pages.

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« 2022-Jun-13, 04:47 AM Reply #9 »
I'd nearly be happy with access to just the Betfair market ... is it the same market we see?

Wenona,

Betfair have licenses in both Australia and UK and you can bet into both Aus and UK markets from both jurisdictions.  They do all the conversion from GBP <--> AUD.

So yes, they are the same markets and liquidity from both places.

Offline Peter Mair

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« 2022-Jun-14, 01:48 PM Reply #10 »

Betfair 'win&place' only -- no exotics

I signed on to Betfair -- placed bet on Nature Strip.

Minimum bet is $5 -- only 'win&place' bets offered.

I am still in the market for advice on betting from UK back into local TAB and corporate accounts, please.

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« 2022-Jun-18, 09:08 PM Reply #11 »
Wenona,

Betfair have licenses in both Australia and UK and you can bet into both Aus and UK markets from both jurisdictions.  They do all the conversion from GBP <--> AUD.

So yes, they are the same markets and liquidity from both places.

Thanks, access to the Betfair markets is probably enough, anything else is a bonus.

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« 2022-Jun-19, 08:41 PM Reply #12 »

a reasonable entitlement not 'a bonus'.


.................. being 'free to bet', with modest bets, into Australian TABs is a reasonable entitlement not 'a bonus'.

It is not as if the restriction cannot be avoided by 'whalers' -- the restriction only makes placing small bets inconvenient when a  phone/email/local-agent sequence is the tactic of evasion.


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