You may or may not be aware of the new regulations that were brought in recently that restrict New South Wales residents claiming any sign-up free bets or bonuses when signing up to online bookmakers.
Continue reading for a full explanation and a couple of tips on how to take full advantage of online bookmakers in NSW.
How to claim Free Bets in NSW
Unfortunately the Government regulations introduced also restrict us from advertising free bets and bonus offers to New South Wales residents.
However please feel free to contact us discreetly and we are more than happy to discuss your options on how to take advantage of offers available and maximize value for new customers.
Already joined but haven’t been given a Free Bet?
If you’ve already registered at one of the many top quality Australian bookmakers and haven’t been credited with the free bet you thought you were hoping for then continue reading.
While bookmakers are well within their rights not to credit you with the bonus bets you thought you were redeeming, they can still make exceptions.
Sometimes it can be worth while getting in touch with the bookmaker on a person level. Give them a call, send an email or talk to someone on live chat. Explain your situation and hope they show some leniency.
If you’re still having no luck then enter your name and email above. We’ll get in touch with you to discuss your options.
NSW Betting Regulations
Recently the New South Wales Government introduced restrictions that effectively banned all forms of gambling enticements.
This means that online betting companies can no longer offer free bets or lines of credit to any of their customers.
The gambling laws in NSW are controlled and regulated by The Department of Liquor and Gaming.
New South Wales Bonus Restrictions
The regulations introduced by the NSW Government restrict bookmakers form offering the current types of promotions to New South Wales residents.
Sign-up Free Bets
While many other states are regularly offered incentives when they sign up and make a deposit or place a bet these offers are no longer offered to NSW residents.
Money Back Specials
It’s common for online bookmakers in Australia to offer promotions that allow customers to have their bet refunded under certain circumstances. For example if their horse runs second or third. The regulations for New South Wales restrict residents from taking advantage of these promotions.
Many bookmakers will often advertise enhanced odds on a certain market. For example Ladbrokes will offer $2.00 odds on a $1.40 favourite but restrict the size of the bet to a maximum $25. The restricting puts in place by the New South Wales Government mean their residents can not participate in these offers.
Referral Bonus Bets
The NSW Government has also placed restrictions on existing clients of Australian bookies from claiming any form of bonuses when the refer their friends directly to the bookmaker. Residents of other states can claim up as much as $100 in free bets for each referral they make.
What can you do about it?
Get in touch with your local MP and tell them it’s not good enough!