Betting on cricket in Australia is a perfectly legal activity that is part and parcel of Australian culture, and as a result there is none of the legal issues that dog, for example, cricket betting in India.
In the online market, there is now a growing band of bookmakers such as Sportingbet and Ladbrokes, who all have their own dedicated Australian sites. These sites primarily cater for the Australian market, giving punters betting markets on regional sporting events, and prices in Australian Dollars.
Sportingbet are currently giving new customers a free bet of up to $200 AUD. To get this you need to sign up, and then make your first bet $200 AUD, and Sportingbet will match it in the form of free bet. It is a 100% free bet match up, so you don’t have
While Ladbrokes are giving new Australian customers a $250.00 AUD free deposit match up bonus. To claim this, all you need to do is sign up and put $250 AUD in your account on your first deposit, and Ladbrokes will match it and give you $250. AUD.
Another prominent Australian bookmaker in the market place is Sportsbet, who are giving new customers a free bet of up to $150.00 AUD. This offer is available to residents of Queensland, Western Australia, Southern Australia, Tasmania, Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory.
As well as the growing list of dedicated Australian Bookmakers, Aussie cricket betting punters can also open accounts with UK and European based online bookmakers, some of which will accept accounts opened with Australian Dollars. Here you can find a list of bookmakers who accept Australian Dollars.
It is also possible for Australians to open accounts with bookmakers that don’t accept accounts with Australian Dollars. The easiest way to do this is by opening an e-wallet account with Skrill (formally Moneybookers) or Neteller.
Using this method you can deposit Australian Dollars into your e-wallet account, and then within your e-wallet, exchange your Australian Dollars to a currency accepted by the bookmakers, such as Pounds Sterling, or Euros, etc. All the online bookmakers listed on this website accept deposits from Skrill and Neteller, meaning there is no limit to the amount of bookmaker accounts you can open.
Australian Domestic Cricket
The Sheffield Shield has long been the iconic Australian first class domestic competition. This is where the six states, Tasmania, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia and South Australia, play each other in a double round robin format, followed by a final between the top two teams.
Although first class cricket in Australia can be dated back to the 1850, the Sheffield Shield was first properly played in 1892-93 between New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia, with Victoria winning.
The Big Bash League is now the major domestic Twenty20 competition, with 8 teams competing in a round robin group, followed by two semi-finals and a final.
The competition originally started in the 2005-06 season, and was known as the the Twenty20 Big Bash (Victoria won). In the 2011-12 season it was replaced by what is know known as the Big Bash League.
The Big Bash is now a huge worldwide cricket event and comes second to only the IPL (Indian Premier League) in domestic cricket competitions. As a result of this, Big Bash Betting is now also a huge industry, and in the 2014/15 season, we seen bookmakers in both the northern and southern hemisphere offering daily cash back incentives on all the Big Bash League matches.