NRL betting is among the most popular options for those Australians who like a punt. This is, after all, the most fiercely competitive, highly skilled, brutal rugby league on earth. 2012 marks the 106th season of top-flight rugby league in Australia (previous names for the competition being the NSWRL, the AFL and the SL).
The current premiers are the Manly Sea-Eagles, who defeated the New Zealand Warriors 24-10 in the grand final at ANZ Stadium in October 2011.
NRL betting has come alive in recent times as the popularity of rugby league has soared. Today, televised games are receiving record viewing figures while attendances at the games themselves are booming. The NRL is a thriving betting arena, something that Luxbet understands, and offers a full range of betting options as well as some of the most competitive NRL betting odds on the market.
Another reason for the NRL’s popularity is the amount of star players currently on the scene today. Billy Slater, Cameron Smith, Johnathan Thurston, Benji Marshall and Paul Gallen stack up well against the all-time greats, while the boom youngsters in the competition ensure the NRL will be wowing us in years to come.
In short, anyone looking to bet on the NRL is sure to experience the thrill of this unique competition, and NRL betting is in safe hands with Luxbet.
NRL BETTING – A GUIDE
Given the massive popularity and hype around the NRL, it is only natural that there is an exhaustive array of betting options to choose from.
Match betting, or ‘head-to-head’ betting is probably the simplest example of NRL betting. Here, one can bet on the winner of any NRL match according to odds decided on by the bookmaker. Odds are offered on the chances of both teams securing victory taking into account form, injuries, the weather conditions as well as the opposition. A variation of match betting is betting on the score of a match at half-time.
Slightly more complex than match betting is line betting. In this case, it is the margin of victory that is in question. In a match between, say, Cronulla and Canberra, the former might be offered a ‘line’ of 12 points. Odds will then be offered on the chances of Cronulla achieving victory by that margin or more, or on the other hand, of Canberra getting within 12 points of Cronulla or indeed winning the game.
A relatively recent addition to NRL betting, live betting is where bets can be placed on a game as it is in progress, with odds changing constantly according to how the match is panning out.
Futures betting in NRL can be fascinating. It is possible to place a bet on a team winning the grand finalbefore the season begins or mid-season. A bet on who will be the eventual premiers at the start of the season is one that can be followed and enjoyed throughout the NRL season, that lasts from March to October.
NRL betting would not be complete without taking into account the individual achievements of players. Futures bets are an option, such as who will end up top try-scorer or points-scorer come the end of the year, as well as match-by-match bets on players, such as who will score the first try of a game, make the most tackles or the most hit-ups.