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Political Betting Explained

Voting in Australia's federal elections has been compulsory since 1925...but betting on political markets is a much more recent thing.

For the House of Representatives, a preferential ballot system has been in use since 1919, in single-member seats. For the Senate – the proportionally representative upper house – a single transferable vote system has been in use since 1949, with optional group voting tickets since 1984. The election will be conducted by the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC).

Bookmakers like Sportsbet offer markets on Australian politics including elections, referendums, budgets, as well as UK political betting, US political markets and when government legislation will be introduced for things like same sex marriage.

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*Over 18s only. Wagering requirements apply. State exclusions apply to some offers. Exc. NSW, SA, WA & VIC. Please read the T&Cs of each offer with each bookmaker.

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