The History of Bookmaking

The History of Bookmaking in Australia

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Long before the Internet and modern technology invaded the betting industry, Australia had a deeply ingrained bookmaking culture. Vast areas of the continent, filled with racing tracks and sports fans, have witnessed the rise and development of bookmakers. From the informal life of the 19th century to the thriving industry of today, the Australian bookmaker’s journey is a fascinating story of passion, innovation and resilience.