International wagering agencies do not seem to be aware of, or at least are not bothered by, the prohibitions against in-play wagering online as proscribed by the Australian Interactive Gambling Act. Join Betrally
A unique provision of the act is that it is the responsibility of gambling operators to comply with the regulation, not Australian residents, so international bookmakers seem more than willing to accept online wagers from Australian punters.
A case in point is the subject of this article, Betrally. Here is some information about the bookmaker for anyone interested in exploring a membership for the purposes of sports wagering.
Betrally is a relative newcomer, having commenced operations in 2013. It is a subsidiary of ZapZap Marketing Limited, a corporate entity based on the island of Cyprus. The funds deposited by clients are handled by a holding company named Comfortlink NV, which has as its headquarters the Caribbean island of Curacao, from when the Betrally license emanates.
Betrally uses the SBTech sportsbook platform, so anyone familiar with the systems of 10Bet will feel right at home on the Betrally website. Betrally accepts funding in Australian dollars and this fact, combined with live online betting, is the chief reason to consider a membership with this service.
Australian punters have plenty of choices when it comes to online bookmaking agencies, so there are many areas of comparison where certain minimum expectations must be met in order for an agency to receive consideration.
Betrally has more than adequate deposit and withdrawal options and small funding requirements and minimum wager sizes. One thing we looked into without reaching a definitive conclusion was that minimum deposits, wagers and withdrawals were quoted in euros, and we found ourselves wondering if Betrally, which does conduct business in Australian dollars, was in any way involved with taking a piece of any currency exchange transaction.
To supply additional detail, the minimum account funding size is 25 euro for bank transfer and 10 euro for all the other methods. The minimum wager is 1.00 euro or $1 AUD for all sports markets and .10 for live events. Join Betrally
Betrally imposes a maximum daily winnings limit of 50,000 euro of the currency equivalent. The maximum payout does vary from market to market.
Betrally’s margins average six percent, but we should mention that they seem high because of the inclusion of Australian sports markets in the average calculation. Punters who studiously seek the lowest margins will like Betrally for NBA, MLB, EPL and other international markets, where they come in below the industry norms.
Regarding odds, we found Betrally to be inferior to the domestic agencies when it came to AFL betting. When we looked at upcoming NRL games, Betrally offered odds practically identical to Sportsbet with regard to the favourites and slightly better for the underdog. As far as the number of different markets, there was no comparison. Those who fancy some of the more exotic markets are better off with a domestic agency.
Typical for an international agency, Betrally had so many available soccer leagues that it is almost embarrassing. Comparing several EPL markets, we observed that Betrally and Sportsbet were basically equivalent.
We give the website interface a hearty thumbs up. They use the familiar three-column layout that we know and love. Anything that makes it routine for use to find a sport, look at the markets and place a wager without overuse of our limited gray matter is all right by us. We found the website responsive, fast and intuitive.
The same can be said of the Betrally mobile site, which we will be examining separately.
We would gladly swap those for horse racing, but Betrally is another of the international concerns that does not support racing, other than the kind that uses motors and wheels.
We would not recommend Betrally as a sole agency, but their chief attribute that overcomes their perceived deficiencies is the ability to bet live online without phoning in. We did reach the conclusion that Betrally is generally competitive in terms of odds, but suffers with regard to margin and turnover requirements. We found the wagering interface to be one of the better that we have encountered, especially for multi-betting. It would not be beyond the realm of feasibility to have a membership with Betrally for the positives, so long as other memberships are maintained to support racing and domestic sports markets. Join Betrally