Betting Online Abroad: All You Need To Know

Using your favourite betting app abroad can be tricky depending on where you are in the world. Below you’ll find our complete guide to betting while away from home.

Can You Use A Betting App Abroad?

You cannot use the majority of betting apps that you have downloaded when you are outside the UK due to geo-restrictions. 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 who have 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 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:

Using Ladbrokes When Abroad

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

There are some cases where Ladbrokes are licensed in the 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 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*

  • 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

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 the 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.

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