One of Australia’s biggest sports betting is hit by a massive outage – leaving gamblers furious
- Australian gambling giant Sportsbet had an online outage on Saturday nightavond
- Frustrated gamblers took to Twitter to know when the issue would be resolved
- Many said the problem had been going on for two hours and they couldn’t even ‘cash out’
One of the biggest sports betting in Australia has been hit by an online outage, leaving thousands of gamblers unable to place bets while stuck in lockdown.
On Saturday night, while a number of high profile matches were underway – including NRL and AFL matches and the Wallabies taking on France in the third Test – those trying to access the site received an error message.
“Sorry, we are temporarily out of action. We are working hard to get back on track soon,” the login screen read.
The news is especially devastating to New South Wales and Victoria residents stranded at home.
Aussies trying to place a lockdown bet while watching the sport on Saturday night got an error message on the Sportsbets app (pictured)
Many gamblers took to Twitter to express their frustration (pictured)
Twitter was flooded with sports fans expressing their frustration.
“I’m stuck in lockdown and can’t make a bet,” said one person.
“Any chance of an update, I’m over two hours now,” added another.
“I can’t even make a payout,” a third added.
“Sportsbet you have to learn the meaning of the word temporarily,” said a fourth user around 9:30 pm.
The betting agency has not posted on their social media since about 5pm – although a message from Betfair, owned by the same company, said they were not offering NRL live markets in the UK due to the technical issue.
The service has been down for over two hours and the user said they couldn’t “cash out”
Sportsbet came back online around 10pm and some users were thankful they didn’t lose money during the lockdown in a desperate attempt to enjoy it.
“Imagine how much money people save with Sportsbet down,” one person tweeted.
“@Sportsbet .. thanks for saving me $50 tonight,” said another.
The outage came as heavy favorites drew the Melbourne Demons to Hawthorn, which would have caused many gamblers to lose money after the shocking result.
‘@sportsbet I’d bet $1 million on the draw… please pay,’ said one Nostradamus.