Australian Sports Betting Guide

Australian Sports Betting

Many Australians place bets on many sporting events in betting shops and through online bookmakers. Many of them place bets for recreation while some of them do it professionally. The number of people in Australia who gamble on sports increase each year and the amount of money they spend on it also continues to rise on astronomical levels. We would like you to win more on your bets. You can only do that if you know where and how to bet on the Internet.

Best Bookie Bets gives free tips, news, results, and information on the following Australian sporting events. We also give odds comparison tables to help you get the odds available for a particular event.

AFL Football Betting

Aussie footy rules is very popular in Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia. The Australian Football League formerly known as the VFL was established in the 1850s and has built a reputation for being its fast and extremely physical matches. For me, it’s one of the most exciting spectator sports today.

A-League Soccer Betting

If England has the Premier League, Australia has the A-League as its counterpart. The Aussies are becoming better at football each year. Their national football team known as the Socceroos are now regular participants in the FIFA World Cup. It’s just unfortunate that most Australian star players today are bought by big European clubs. They offer much bigger salaries compared to the ones given by Australian football clubs.

Boxing Betting

Australia has a proud boxing tradition. One of the first world class boxers who came from this continent was Les Darcy. He died tragically in 1917 due to an infection at a very young age of 23. Many boxing fans consider “The Maitland Wonder” to be the best Australian boxer of all times. He held the Australian Heavyweight title while he competes as a middleweight boxer. There was also Lionel Rose who was the first Indigenous Australian who became a world boxing champion in 1968.
One of the most recent Australian boxing champs was Jeff Fenech, the captain of the Australian boxing team which competed in the 1984 Olympics. He later won WBF and IBF boxing titles before retiring in 1996. Kostya Tzyuu, a Russian born Australian was the first boxer to unify all title belts in the Junior Welterweight division of the WBA, IBF, and WBC. Danny Green and the controversial former NRL rugby star, Anthony “The Man” Mundine are two Australian boxers who are continuing the proud tradition of Aussies in this sport in recent times.

Cricket Betting

One of Australia’s favorite past time especially during summer is cricket. There are always many odds available on cricket matches on the Internet. Punters can place bets on Test Matches, One Dayers, Twenty20’s, the Sheffield Shield, and other local cricket matches. Most runs, most wickets, correct score, and mode of dismissal are just some of the odds usually offered by bookmakers on this sport. Punters can place bets on live cricket matches. This is very popular because a cricket match can be very unpredictable and the momentum can swing from one team to the other within just a very short period of time. This provides great opportunity to punters who want to hedge or make an arbitrage.


Australia ranks 5th in the world when it comes to countries which have the most number of golf courses. The list of famous Australian golfers include Rod Pampling, Steve Elkington, Ian Baker-Finch, Wayne Grady, Stuart Appleby, Robert Allenby, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Nick O’Hern, Richard Green, Geoff Ogilvy, and Aaron Baddeley.
Over the years, online betting on the four major golf tournaments which are the US Masters, US Open, British Open, and the PGA Championship are becoming very popular. More and more punters are also placing online bets on the Australian Open, New Zealand Open and other golf tournaments. Now, they can easily compare odds offered by different online bookies to get the best odds available.

NBL Basketball

The National Basketball League is the premier basketball tournament in Australasia. It is the equivalent of the NBA here. A total of nine teams (eight from Australia and one from New Zealand) compete in this league. The NBL has managed to build a loyal fan base over the years and now that its games are being broadcast for free in TV channel, One HD many expect that its popularity will continue to rise. This is good news especially to those who like to bet on NBL games.

NRL Rugby

Millions of viewers all over the world watch NRL rugby matches. It’s the most popular rugby league in the world. In Australia, this league is very popular in New South Wales, the state in which most of the teams in the league also came from. Punters can choose from the wide variety of markets offered by bookies on this sport from the regular match winner, NRL Premiership Winner, Minor Premiership, whether or not a team will make it to the finals to who will score in the first try.

Tennis Betting

Australians love to watch tennis matches especially women’s events. Over the years, Australia has managed to produce great tennis players. This sport is played all year round which makes it a favorite among punters. There are many markets to choose from in this sport from the match winner, to special betting markets like who’ll have the most aces in the season and who’ll finish higher in the official rankings. Placing bets on tennis matches especially on in-play matches are now becoming more popular.