Multi bets are a fantastic way of combining more than one wager to create a single bet with better odds. In other words, instead of picking two or more bets to put money on individually, you combine all of those different bets into one wager, where each one of the bets needs to come off for you to win any money. Multi bets are also known as accumulators in the UK and parlays in America.
Although the AFL is undoubtedly a team sport and getting results as a team is the most important thing, the Brownlow Medal is an individual honour which any player would love to receive. For this reason, Brownlow Medal betting is a popular part of betting on the AFL in general, and many people enjoy placing a bet on who they think will take this prestigious accolade either at the start of the season, or as the season progresses. Officially, the award is given to the 'fairest and best' player of the season although there are certainly other criteria to consider when placing a Brownlow bet.
Unlike some other sports in Australia, cricket is equally popular all over the country and generates plenty of interest both on a domestic and international level. Although perhaps most attention goes on the Ashes and other test series, betting on cricket is something that takes place all year round as there always seems to be a match going on somewhere.
When it comes to sports betting, the most popular markets tend to be based on team sports; however, many people also enjoy betting on tennis and the individual, one-on-one aspect of the sport brings its own unique considerations when it comes to deciding where to put your money.
The Australian National Rugby League (NRL) continues to be one of the most popular winter sports in the country, especially in Queensland and New South Wales where NRL betting still sees plenty of money changing hands. Starting every March, the 2012 season will be the 106th and see 16 teams battle it out once again to win the league and Grand Final.
As far as Australian sports betting is concerned, the AFL draws as much attention as any other domestic sport. All Australian bookmakers offer plenty of different markets for betting on the AFL, and there are often promotions and special offers to tie in with the start of the season, and big matches in particular. Here we take a look at the different kinds of AFL betting available, and also the best bookmakers to go to place your bets.
For any NRL fans who love betting on rugby league in general, there are plenty of Australian bookmakers offering excellent regular-season betting options. However, there is one big rugby league event which always gets money changing hands, and that is the State of Origin three match series between Queensland and New South Wales. Having become enormously popular since its inception in the early 1980s, watching and betting on the State of Origin is now as big a part of the NRL season as any other match.
Although we still have the 2012 European Championships to bet on first, it will not be too long until the 2014 World Cup in Brazil comes around, and World Cup betting takes off once again. This is certainly the biggest international football event in the world, and the prestige associated with being the winning team (or the smaller teams just putting in an excellent performance) is huge. For this reason, World Cup betting generates an enormous turnover of stakes every four years and is a lot of fun.
As with all great sporting events, the Ashes don't come around all that often. This only adds to the expectation of course, and in much the same way the World Cup excites and builds expectations in soccer fans every four years, the Ashes is a competition which is only improved due to the infrequency of the event. As a cricket lover, you don't need this fact pointing out to you and it's probably safe to assume that you are already hyped up and ready to get stuck into Ashes betting what with the competition just around the corner once again.
Although there are many different Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotions organising events around the world, the UFC is by far the biggest and best around, having even held three events in Australia over the last few years. Virtually all of the best fighters in the world are employed by the UFC, meaning that they have all of the most important and exciting fights on their cards. To many people, the UFC is virtually synonymous with MMA and because it is the most well-known promotion, the majority of bookmakers focus their MMA betting on it. Nevertheless, there are Australian bookmakers who also offer MMA betting on other promotions such as Strikeforce and Bellator.
Along with horseracing, football betting is probably the most popular form of sports betting in the world, with billions of dollars being won and lost every year. Perhaps the enthusiasm for football betting comes from the passion many fans feel for their own team, whether it be a club side or an international team.
The Tour De France is a cycling competition which requires no introduction as it is considered by many to be the most challenging and most respected test of a cyclist's endurance on the planet. One thing which is worth pointing out is that this summer will see the 2012 Tour De France start in Belgium and this year's competition is the 99th since the concept was initially conceived. Still, enough about the history and other extra little details, what we really want to talk about is Tour De France betting and how you too might well want to have a flutter on this magnificent competition.
Rugby League betting (NRL Betting) is big business these days, and as the sport itself continues to grow, so does our desire to bet on the outcome. One of the biggest perks to come from betting on Rugby League ties is that the game is now played across the globe and whether you live in Wollongong or Warrington, you too can have a little bet on the outcome of pretty much any Rugby League battle. Here in Australia, the NRL season is a winter event and whether you are looking to bet a few dollars on the forthcoming Grand Final winners, or perhaps just the result of a single game, there are many options available to anyone who is interested in Rugby League betting.
Betting on the Olympics might not have occurred to you what with all the excitement and anticipation that this year's event has enjoyed recently. Then again, the main cause of your particular excitement might actually be the fact that you can look forward to making a large amount of Olympics bets this summer as London hosts what is expected to be a truly magnificent set of games. The Olympics themselves need no introduction as they are the oldest sporting event in world history, but what exactly can you bet on during this year's competitions?
At this time of year, talking about NFL betting might seem a little redundant as the biggest event in the footballing calendar has been and gone for another year. Yes, the Super Bowl is the pinnacle for anyone who enjoys an NFL bet or two and February has witnessed another huge event. But come the new season, which is not as far away as you might think, the NFL will once again kick into gear which means that anyone who is fond of making the odd NFL bet or two will once again need to consider the ins and the outs of this magnificent sport and maybe consider a wager on the outcome of the forthcoming season's matches. After all, the NFL is a hugely popular sport these days and even in Australia, betting on the NFL is a very big market indeed.
Betting on the NBA might seem like something which would only occur in the States, but here in Australia the game is becoming increasingly popular and as a result, so is NBA betting. The National Basketball Association was actually founded in the mid 1940's but over the last couple of decades, the game has been privy to a host of legends. Names such as O'Neil, Bryant and not forgetting a certain Michael Jordan, helped to increase the popularity of the game here in Australia, and should you wish to bet on the NBA these days, many of the top Australian based bookies offer such a service.