LIKE many states in Australia, punters in South Australia are excluded from any bookmaker deals that promise rewards for signing up.
Any kind of advertising or promotions selling the concept of sign-up offers are illegal.
But that doesn’t mean you can’t receive fantastic deals.
In this South Australian betting guide, we’ll go through the laws surrounding bonus bets, claiming free bets and matched deposits and the most popular sports and racing markets.
Claiming free bets and bookie bonuses in South Australia
How do you claim bonus bets and matched deposit cash, even if you’re in a state where those deals are banned?
You sign up and contact your bookmaker.
While it’s illegal for bookmakers to openly advertise any sign-up promises to new customers, there’s nothing stopping the bookies from rewarding new punters once they’ve become members.
We recommend that once you sign up with a new bookmaker, you get in contact via live chat, phone or email and ask what you’re entitled to as a new member.
If you’re slow to contact your bookie, they can often beat you to the punch and contact you instead. Be sure to put in the correct phone and email details when you sign-up.
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South Australian sports betting
There are few states in Australia that can rival South Australia’s passion for sport and racing.
Apart from rugby, the city of churches has dipped its toe in almost sport played in the country.
The Adelaide Crows and Port Adelaide Power have one of the fiercest rivalries in the Australian Football League. Both teams play at the newly-renovated Adelaide Oval. Both sides have claimed the ultimate success – the Crows in 1997 and 1998 and the Power in 2004.
Adelaide United have one of the biggest followings in the A-League and have been a permanent fixture in finals since the inception of the competition.
The Adelaide 36ers have been a fixture in the National Basketball League since the early 1980’s, winning four championships in that span.
The Adelaide Oval is one of Australia’s most popular and picturesque cricket grounds. Playing host to the Australian Test side every year in summer, it has played its own part in the history of the sport, having been the venue for the first ever international day/night test match in 2015.
South Australia has a proud history of producing international cricketers and also has the Adelaide Strikers – one of the Big Bash League’s inaugural clubs.
South Australia has a rich racing history and a number of tracks that cater to thoroughbreds, greyhounds and trots.
Gawler and Morphetville are two of the state’s biggest racing tracks and the Adelaide Cup and Gawler Cup are two of the biggest race days of the thoroughbred calendar.
What are the South Australian online gambling laws?
South Australia’s Consumer and Business Services is responsible for administering the Authorised Betting Operations Act 2000, Casino Act 1997, and the Gaming Machines Act 1992.
The Authorised Betting Operations Act of 2000 encapsulates the laws and betting operations conducted by racing clubs, bookmakers and agents.
For more information on South Australian gambling laws, visit: www.cbs.sa.gov.au