Latest Betting News

It’s difficult to keep up to date with all the news in the sports betting industry therefore we’ve tried to cover the main stories here at Free Bet to keep you abreast of any developments and any new promotions from the major bookmakers.

Ladbrokes Coral considers bid for Australia’s Tabcorp

Ladbrokes Coral is reportedly weighing up a bid for Australia’s largest bookmaker in a deal that would cost the betting giant more than A$3.3billion.

Sportsbet leads brand awareness rankings in Australia

Sportsbet leads brand awareness rankings in Australia Sportsbet has been recognised as the most prominent betting brand in Australia, with 85% of punters in the country aware of the firm.

Sportsbet reported to police over click-to-call service

Online bookmaker Sportsbet has been referred to the Australian Federal Police by the communications regulator for its live in-play betting service.

AWC hits out at proposed South Australian PoC tax

The Australian Wagering Council (AWC) has criticised proposals from the South Australian State Government to introduce a ‘place of consumption’ (PoC) tax on betting operators.

Ladbrokes removes online live betting product in Australia

Ladbrokes has withdrawn its online live sports betting product in Australia after a government ban on the service was extended in the country.

Sportsbet wins $60m NRL wagering deal

Online betting giant, Sportsbet, has inked an extension to its current sponsorship deal with the NRL.

Online in-play betting to remain illegal in Australia

Australia’s federal government has said that online in-play betting on live sports events is to remain illegal in the country.

Unibet launches in-play betting system in Australia

Unibet has become the latest overseas online gambling operator to launch an in-play betting system in Australia, despite ongoing uncertainty over the legality of such services.

Crownbet and Fox Sports to launch new DFS website

Online bookmaker Crownbet and TV broadcaster Fox Sports have signed an agreement with daily fantasy sports (DFS) platform DraftDay to launch a new fantasy sports website in the country.

Champions League Quarter Final Draw

Holders Barcelona face La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid, their closest challengers for the Spanish League Title. Man City face the tough task of facing off against French champions Paris Saint-Germain.

Crownbet and Fox Sports in talks over joint venture

Australian sports betting operator Crownbet is discussing a daily fantasy sports joint venture with News Corp Australia’s Fox Sports.

Ladbrokes Australia rolls out Odds Boost Product

Ladbrokes Australia has launched a new product that will now allow their customers in the country the opportunity to increase the odds of one of their bets.

Top Betta become latest bookmaker to plead guilty to breaching NSW advertising laws

Sports betting company Top Betta have been fined more than $15,000 for publishing advertising that offered New South Wales (NSW) residents inducements to participate in gambling,