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Internet Reacts To Betting Apps Going Down Before Melb Cup

On the biggest betting days of the year, with a string of online sports-betting sites crashing in the lead-up to the Melbourne Cup.

Services run by Sportsbet, Ladbrokes and Betfair all went down, affecting punters across all platforms, including apps and desktops.

Tabcorp also reported problems with its third-party payment providers but issues were restored before the big race.

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Fairfax reported that BetEasy, the third-largest provider behind Sportsbet and Tabcorp, was signing up as many as 500 new customers a minute in the lead-up to the race as a result of its competitors’ technical problems.

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