Betting Online Abroad: All You Need To Know

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Using your favourite betting app abroad can be tricky, depending on where you are. Below is our complete guide to betting while away from home.

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Can You Use A Betting App Abroad?

Due to geo-restrictions, you cannot use the majority of betting apps you have downloaded when you are outside the UK. You can, however, use the company’s mobile site to log in and place your bets. 

Opening your browser and going to the mobile website will give you a very similar experience, but you will be less likely to be geo-blocked.

In some countries, you’ll find no problem whatsoever, particularly with the major bookmakers with a wider global audience. In others, you might discover online gambling is illegal or only available from licensed operators in that country. This is the case in the United States, Canada, Australia and the Middle East as the main areas. 

Best Betting Apps To Use Abroad

In countries where betting is perfectly legal, you’ll find various betting apps to play with. The more prominent names are usually the best bets, 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:

Using Ladbrokes When Abroad

Open the Ladbrokes app, and they will always make any restrictions they have in place clear. If you want to check before you go, use the live chat facility on the app to check the restrictions on where you are going. 

There are some cases where Ladbrokes is licensed in a country but, due to regulations, will only allow bets from residents of that country. This is the case in Australia, where they operate on a .au website, but that is only for Australian residents due to the gambling rules there. 

Using Coral When Abroad

Coral is expanding quite rapidly abroad, and you can play with them in various countries, most commonly in Europe.

You can use your account across most of them, with you able to bet with their betting app in*

  • UK
  • Ireland
  • Albania
  • Argentina
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Gibraltar
  • Iceland
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Slovakia
  • Sweden

*This list is subject to change, it is best to check with Coral before you travel to see if you can use the app or mobile site where you are travelling to. 

Using William Hill When Abroad

You can use the William Hill app in over 70 different regions and territories, most notably:

Possible Restrictions You May Face 

There are many reasons why you might find betting online abroad tricky. The most obvious is due to the law. 

Many countries aren’t as liberal as the UK when it comes to betting, and you’ll find many restrictions worldwide. It’s always worth exploring the gambling laws in the country you’re visiting and planning accordingly if you wish to place your bets.

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