Tuesday, 24 March 2009

AFL betting - where it all began

Sports betting in Australia has changed enormously over the years. It was only 20 years ago when you could first bet on Aussie Rules (AFL) legally, now it's huge.

Pioneering bookies reflect as punting on footy turns 20

"We've gone from those first four bookies in Melbourne to now 35 online betting shops around Australia betting on AFL," he said.

"You can throw in another 40 overseas betting shops as well."

That equates to huge money.

"Back in 1993 footy betting turnover through legal channels was $3 million. This year I'm sure it will top $1 billion.


Big business, and best of all for expats like myself, there are three games per week live on Setanta in the UK.

1 comment:

  1. I think Setanta may only be doing 2 games a week. Looks the case for the first couple of weeks at least.

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