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BetLocal Review

BetLocal isn’t the newest kid on the block, but it’s no dinosaur either. Since 2007, it has built a rock-solid platform focused on what Aussies love – racing. You won’t find every niche sport under the sun, but for horses, greyhounds, and harnesses, it delivers. The odds are reliable, reflecting its years of experience in the game.

Navigation’s a breeze, even if the look is a tad old-school. You’ll get straight to where you need to be without flashy distractions. Where BetLocal truly shines is those promotions – always a fresh batch, and plenty with a focus on racing.  Overall, it’s a dependable choice. If racing is your main jam, BetLocal absolutely has your back. For a wider spread of sports, you might find some bigger players with more bells and whistles, but BetLocal gets the essentials right.

Pros & Cons

  • Games live streamed
  • Ongoing promotions
  • Long track record in racing
  • Few withdrawal methods
  • Slightly dated interface
  • Okay mobile optimisation
  • Betting Variety
  • Mobile Experience
  • Payment Options
  • Betting Experience
  • Customer Support
  • Overall Experience
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How to place a bet (guide)

Before you can back your hunch, you’ll need a BetLocal account – it is all about fair play, and that means knowing its customers. Click the “Join” button, and it’ll walk you through the steps. You’ll likely need to prove who you are, but BetLocal will try to sort that out without you having to lift a finger.

Got your account and some funds in there? Time to find your winner! Markets are listed down the left, and there’s usually a quick rundown of upcoming races right on top. See the odds you like? Click on them, and your bet slip pops up on the right. If you’re not already logged in, it’ll give you a nudge. Bang in your stake, and it’ll show how much you can pocket. Double-check everything, then hit “Place Bet”. That’s it; you’re in the game! Just remember, once the bet’s on, it’s on – so be sure before you confirm.

Like any other modern sportsbook, you can add multiple odds to your bet slip and place your wager in one go. While you’re on the screen, the information such as current scores and any live details are displayed in real-time for more informed decision-making. BetLocal also makes a live stream of the ongoing game available. For this, use the nifty “BetLocal TV” icon at the bottom.

BetLocal App

BetLocal keeps things classic – it has a website that works a treat on your mobile browser. No fancy bells and whistles, just gets the job done with bets, odds, the lot.

If you’re the app type, here’s the deal: Apple users (iPhone, iPad, etc.) can grab the BetLocal app from the App Store. Smooth sailing there. Android folks, unfortunately, it looks like you’re sticking with the mobile website for now.

The app itself mirrors the website – it is easy to use and focuses on the essentials. No need to jump between the two, you can do it all from the app if that’s your jam. Same login as your regular account, and away you go!


BetLocal Racing

BetLocal’s bread and butter is undoubtedly racing. It covers the full spectrum – gallops, greyhounds, and harness racing – with a clear focus on Aussie and NZ tracks. You’ll also find a healthy dose of international races from across the globe. What sets BetLocal apart is its accuracy in odds. Years in the business mean the company knows its stuff. Whether you’re into local favourites or an overseas longshot, you can trust the odds reflect the true picture. Navigation is a breeze, too – sections for NZ/AU and international events keep things organised.

BetLocal Sports

While racing is its strong suit, BetLocal doesn’t neglect other sports fans. It’s got all the Aussie favourites covered – footy (AFL and NRL), cricket, basketball, and even rugby and tennis get a good showing. Across these 12 sports, you’ll find the major leagues and tournaments offering plenty of betting action.

BetLocal Betting

BetLocal offers a high variety in sports betting. Throughout our testing, we liked the overall experience of adding bets to the bet slip, placing wagers, and withdrawing the wins. The odds are quite accurate and as long as you have a true passion for any of these sports, you will do well in the other sports categories such as football and cricket.

Live Betting and Streaminmg

BetLocal keeps you in the game with its “BetLocal TV” section. It offers live streaming for heaps of ongoing matches or races, letting you watch the action unfold. This takes live betting to the next level – you can make informed decisions based on what you’re seeing, not just the stats.

Using the platform

BetLocal’s platform has an old-school sportsbook vibe but in the best way. There’s no unnecessary clutter, just the  essentials laid out clearly. Everything you need – racing schedules, sports fixtures, promotions – it’s all a few clicks away. It’s done a great job with its data tables, packing in plenty of info on odds and markets without it feeling overwhelming.

BetLocal Fantasy

There’s no fantasy section.

BetLocal Bonus

No welcome bonuses or the like are available, only promotions for signed-up players.

BetLocal Promotions

BetLocal knows how to keep punters happy – its promotions are top-notch! These change regularly, offering a mix of racing-focused deals (like second-place refunds) and broader sports bonuses. You’ll always find something to boost your bankroll. Just remember to check the terms and conditions before you jump in. Several promotions exist for logged-in players that you can find in the Promotions section on the website. You will also find the terms and conditions for each of the promotions here.

As per Australian law, gambling operators cannot advertise their promotions to lure more people in. This certainly doesn’t mean that promotions cannot exist; they simply can’t be openly advertised, such as with big numbers on the homepage banner.

BetLocal Esports

There’s no esports betting available on BetLocal.

BetLocal Casino

While it’s a common practice outside of Australia, no Australian sportsbook can also offer casino games on its platform simply because slots are banned.

BetLocal Features

Here’s where BetLocal shines with some neat little touches:

Race Countdown: The header showing ongoing races and time remaining is a lifesaver, especially if you like a quick punt. You can choose between all three categories using the icons. Detailed Data: Loads of info and historical data for every race and market. Great for seasoned bettors who want to delve deeper to make better bets.

Futures Tab: Want to bet on the outright winner of a tournament? The Futures tab has you covered. The odds are available for almost everything you can expect, regardless of when the event is.

Local and International: Easily swap between Aussie/NZ racing and the wider world. The swapping is done via tabs on some pages, and on other pages, there are different sections for both, allowing you to focus on one kind of betting at a time.

Smooth Banking: Deposits and withdrawals are hassle-free. Making your deposit, betting, getting your winnings in your account, withdrawing, and depositing again – it’s all seamless.

Responsible Gambling:” Features like setting limits and the “Take a Break” option show BetLocal cares about its punters.


Australian Communications and Media Authority
Victorian Bookmakers’ Association
Victoria Racing Club
Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission
New South Wales Bookmakers’ Co-Operative
Racing SA
Racing NSW
Racing Queensland
ABN: 20 666 097 356

BetLocal ain't some fly-by-night outfit, mate. It has been around since 2007, properly licensed by the VGCCC (Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission), who keep a beady eye on things. That means your bets are safe, the odds are legit, and BetLocal plays by the rules. Now, odds are always a gamble, but with BetLocal, you know it's not rigged. It's not about pulling a swifty; its focus is on a dinkum racing experience – horses, greyhounds, you name it. And yeah, it's got other sports as well, but its long history shows it's true blue when it comes to the track.

Payment Methods

Deposit Methods

  • Visa CardInstant
  • Master CardInstant
  • Credit / Debit cardInstant
  • POLIInstant
  • Bank Transfer / EFT48-72 hrs
  • Cheque48-72 hrs
  • Maestro48-72 hrs
  • Bank Wire48-72 hrs
  • Direct Deposit48-72 hrs

There are only a handful of deposit methods. Generally, bookmakers in Australia offer a much wider range of deposit methods, including major e-wallets such as Skrill, PayPal, and Neteller.

In comparison, BetLocal only offers cards, cheques, direct deposits, and bank transfers. It's expected that Australian legislation will soon disallow credit cards from being used for online gambling, meaning the platform will have one less method in
an already small roster.

Withdrawal Methods

  • EFT / Bank Transfer48-72 hrs
  • Bank Wire48-72 hrs

When it comes to withdrawing, sportsbooks offer fewer methods than deposit methods. That much
is expected.

But in the case of BetLocal, there's just one mode of withdrawing your cash balance, and that's directly to the bank. As no e-wallets are available and the platform doesn't support transactions through your debit card either, it offers an extremely limited withdrawal experience.

Customer Support

  • Live Chat

BetLocal @ A Glance

  • Founded on

  • Headquarters

  • Game Types

    Sportbook, Racing
  • Betting functions

    LIVE Betting, Multi Betting, Race & Sports Betting, Same Game/Race Multi, Racing, Sports, LIVE Streaming
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