The Northern Territory Racing Commission licenses many of the most respected bookies in Australia and is the biggest gambling regulatory body. The article will give you an overview of what the NT Commission does and give you an outline of how it keeps Aussie punters safe.
Bet365 is a sports bookmaker that offers both an Australian site and an International site. Their Australian site offers sports betting, licensed by Australia’s Northern Territory Government.
The bookie features popular Australian and international markets for horse racing, greyhounds, harness racing, rugby league, AFL, rugby union, cricket, golf, hockey and much more. They also stream videos of many of these sporting events.
Formerly known as Betchoice, the company launched n 2001 by Sydney based bookmakers Mark Morrissey and Colin Tidy, and received a NT license in 2006. It was then re-branded as Unibet when it was taken over by the company in 2013.
Unibet is based in Malta, but the Australian site is regulated by the NT Government. They offer International and Australian sports markets including AFL, NRL, Soccer, Rugby Union, Tennis and more as well as Australian, New Zealand and International Horse Racing, Greyhounds, and Harness Racing.
Unibet offers an array of sports and racing promotions for punters to take advantage of, though it excludes residents of WA and SA.
Centrebet was established in Alice Springs and was the first licensed sports bookmaker in Australia in 1993.
In 2003 it was purchased by SportsOdds Group but they stuck with the name Centrebet. For a long time it was a dominant force in Australia, but in recent times AFL, Rugby League, Soccer, American Football and more International and Australian sports markets, as well as Horse Racing, Grey Hounds and Harness Racing.
Club All Sports
Club All Sports is licensed by not only the NT Government but also three NSW licensed Clubs. They were established in 2011 and their main headquarters are located in NSW.
Club All Sports offers an array of Australian and International betting options including AFL, Rugby League, Soccer, Baseball, Rugby Union, and many more options. They also offer Horse Racing, Harness Racing, and Greyhounds, covering both Aussie and International markets.
There are also an array of promotions specific to each sport and race for punters to take advantage of.
BetEasy was originally known as BetEzy from its establishment up until the end of 2014, when Sportsbet founder Matthew Tripp took over the company. From March 2015 onwards it was rebranded as CrownBet as a result of a joint venture with Crown Resorts, before reverting to BetEasy after the Packers pulled up stakes in 2018.
BetEasy offers an array of Australian betting options as an approved partner with AFL, NRL, Tennis Australia and Cricket Australia, but it also runs international betting markets for horse racing, harness racing and greyhound racing, as well as American football, baseball, ice hockey and more.
Tab NT is owned by the Tatts group, which not only has licenses in NT, but in QLD, SA, and TAS too, and has held them since Tattersalls merged with UniTAB in 2007.
NT Tab offers an array of Aussie and International markets, including AFL, NRL, American Football, Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Tennis, Poker and much more. Greyhound Racing, Harness Racing, and Horse Racing markets are also available.
The site also offers a land-based TAB locater depending on where you are located (only available for NT QLD, SA, and TAS residents).
Unfortunately there are no promotions available at Tab NT.
Sportsbetting was established in 1998 and operated in NSW before moving to Darwin, NT in 2010 and is licensed by the NT Government.
Sportsbetting doesn’t have as many sports markets as other bookmakers but offers AFL, American Football, Golf, NRL, Rugby Union, Soccer, Horse Racing, Greyhounds, and Harness Racing.
Sportsbet was established in 1993 and is licensed by the NT Government despite being owned by an Irish company. Aussie bookmaker Mathew Tripp purchased the company when it was on the verge of going broke in 2003, and then in 2009 Ireland bookmaker, Paddy Power, purchased more than half of the company. In 2011, they took bought the remaining shares.
Sportsbet is quite popular and is often advertising on TV and popular sports shows, detailing promotions and odds for upcoming events, including NRL, AFL, Basketball, Golf Tennis, and many more, as well as Horse Racing, Greyhounds, and Harness Racing.
Tom Waterhouse NT Pty Ltd
If you don’t know who Tom Waterhouse is and what he offers then you obviously don’t watch TV.
Established in 2011 by Waterhouse himself, and licensed by the NT Government, Waterhouse advertised relentlessly up until 2013 when he was required to cutback.
That same year William Hill purchased the company, though Tom Waterhouse is still responsible for managing operations. Tom Waterhouse is expected to be re-branded as William Hill in 2016.
Tom Waterhouse offers AFL, NRL, Soccer, Horse Racing, Greyhounds, Harness Racing and an array of Aussie and International sports betting options.
While not a sports bookmaker, the Weather Lottery is still licensed by the NT Government and is an interesting way to place a bet. Punters can win up to $1 million just by guessing the weather of Australian cities correctly. While it has not truly taken off it connives to operate.