The football doesn’t stop because you’re on holiday. Even when you’re sunning yourself in a far-flung land there’s profit to be had.
However, betting online abroad can be tricky depending where you are in the world. Below you’ll find our complete guide to betting while away from home, including information on how you can and the best betting apps to do it with.
Can You Bet Online Abroad?
It is possible to place your bets no matter where you are in the world, but doing so can vary depending on where you are in the world.
You will not be able to use any apps from the App Store or Google Play as these are all geo-restricted to the UK. The best option is to open your chosen bookmaker on your web browser to check if it will load.
In some countries, you’ll find no problem whatsoever, particularly with the major bookmakers who have a wider global audience, while in others you might discover online gambling is illegal, like many states in the USA. In these cases, you have to be a little more inventive and make the most of the technology now available.
Best Betting Apps To Use Abroad
In countries where betting is perfectly legal, you’ll find a range of betting apps available to play with. Usually, the bigger names are the best bet as they’ve expanded their brand to various territories.
Below you’ll find some of the bigger names and the countries in which you can use your betting account:
Ladbrokes have one of the largest global fanbases operating in a huge amount of countries. The brand always make clear any restrictions they have in place, through their customer service and you can actually use the app, or play through your online browser, in over 200 countries.
Notable exceptions and limitations include:
- Germany: You can bet, but cannot bet on horse racing or greyhounds
- Australia, Belgium & Spain: You can only bet through the .au version of the site.
Coral is expanding quite rapidly abroad and you can play with them in a range of countries, most commonly in Europe.
You can use your account across most of them, with you able to bet with their betting app in:
- Czech Republic
- New Zealand
And a good number more. All countries are noted in the brand’s customer service information.
William Hill are a British institution and they’re also building that reputation globally too. You can play with their app in over 70 different regions and territories, most notably:
Possible Restrictions You May Face
There are many reasons in which you might find betting online abroad difficult. The most obvious is due to law.
Many countries aren’t as liberal as the UK when it comes to betting and you’ll find many restrictions across the world. It’s always worth exploring the gambling laws in the country you’re visiting, and planning accordingly if you wish to place your bets.
How To Bypass Geoblocking To Bet Online Abroad
If you are wanting to bet abroad the chances are you’ll encounter geo-blocking which will prevent you from using your app due to the location in which you’re connecting from.
There are ways around this however, with VPNs the best option. You’ll find dozens of VPNs available, many for relatively cheap. They work by allowing you to connect to a server from a different part of the world, and the app in question will then believe you’re browsing from said country, therefore avoiding any geo-blocks in place.