AFL betting is among the most popular options for bettors at Luxbet.com, due to its unique appeal as a purely Australian sport, its dynamic on-field action and the tribal following the game has among its clubs, especially in the game’s heartland, Victoria.

The AFL is the governing body and the premier competition for Australian rules football. The 2011 AFL competition features 17 teams, after the Gold Coast Suns joined the fray this year. However, the competition will expand to 18 teams when the Greater Western Sydney Giants enter in 2012.

The season typically begins in February with the NAB Cup – AFL betting is possible and popular here – followed by the main season starting in March. In 2011, there will be 24 weekends of action, followed by the finals series and grand final, which typically are played throughout September.

The current premiers are Collingwood, who prevailed over St Kilda in a grand final replay in 2010, after the first grand final was drawn, a very rare occurrence in AFL history.

It was Collingwood’s 15th premiership; they remain one shy of both Carlton and Essendon with 16 premierships each. Other major teams to look for in AFL betting are Geelong, Richmond, Brisbane Lions, Sydney Swans, Hawthorn and the West Coast Eagles.

A full range of AFL betting options are available to the punter, including match betting, futures and the excitement of live betting. Luxbet.com offers some of the most competitive odds on the market and caters to the betting interests of all punters.

The culmination of the AFL betting season is of course the grand final, which along with the NRL grand final, the Melbourne Cup and the Boxing Day test match stands as one of the major days on the Australian betting calendar.