Online sports betting is a popular pastime anywhere in the world, which means you’re never more than just a click away from wagering on a team. That’s easy to do at home, where you know which teams to root for and which bookkeepers offer the best odds, but what if you’re away from home? What if you’re traveling overseas and want to check what the online betting scene is like?
Thankfully, you can still enjoy online betting even when you’re overseas. Thanks to these global companies and their international operations, you’re never far from the next bet. Sure, you can always go to a local retail bookkeeper to place a bet, but who has the time for that when traveling? Nothing beats the speed and convenience of online betting right at your fingertips.
Here’s a list of international brands owned by companies you may already be familiar with.
A Quick Note
Before placing a bet overseas, ensure that doing so is legal in the country. Countries such as the United Kingdom and Ireland welcome bettors with open arms, while other countries prohibit entirely such an activity. In some cases, such as Germany, online sports betting is only permitted in certain states. Always check the local laws of your destination first.
Another thing we should mention is that there’s no guarantee your account details will work overseas. That’s because not all brands are available worldwide; some parent companies prefer to run separate brands per country instead of exporting the same brand from one country to another. That means creating an account whenever you want to bet in a different country.
Let’s get right on our list with that out of the way.
If you’re not familiar with the name Flutter Entertainment, don’t worry. They operate brands in the US, UK, Ireland, and Australia, most of which are industry titans. Here are some of their well-known sports betting brands:
- Paddy Power
- Sky Betting & Gaming
If you see one of those bookkeepers at your destination, you can rest easy knowing Flutter Entertainment will take care of you.
Entain is another gaming entity that owns several brands that operate internationally. It’s a product of a merger between two British betting companies: Ladbrokes and Coral. After the merger, GVC Holdings purchased the brand, combining Ladbrokes-Coral’s operations with their own. The amalgamation of these brands became known as Entain in 2020.
You don’t need to know the entire web of operations Entain owns, but here are some of their recognizable brands:
Unlike the other two companies on this list, Bet365 Group prefers to keep its identity whenever it conducts business. You’ll find them in some US states, Canada, Australia, and Europe. Even Asian countries that allow sports betting, such as Japan and Singapore, have a Bet365 operation within their borders.
An excellent way to check if Bet365 Group operates in your destination country is to check whether sports betting is legal there. If it is, try searching for Bet365 online. Chances are high that you’ll find their operations within that country.