Favourite Rugby Bets

Favourite Rugby Bets

Australia is known for rugby and this sport is very popular.  Australia also has a very strong rugby team and they are considered one of the best teams in the world.  Not only do Australians love to play rugby, but they also love to watch their team and bet on their team.  Australian punters can now place bets online which has made rugby even more popular as more rugby fans now have access to online betting using their PC’s, mobile phones and tablets.

Australian punters can place wagers on two types of professional rugby and these are the Rugby Union and the Rugby League.  The union matches are played for 35 minutes and the League matches last for 80 minutes.  Australian punters will also be able to place wagers on rugby games around the world using online betting.

Types of Rugby Bets

There are a range of rugby bets for Australian punters to choose from.

Outright betting which is also known as tournament betting is a popular wager and here punters must try to predict the overall winner of a tournament.

Match betting is an easy wager to place and entails predicting the final outcome of a particular rugby match.  Match betting is also known as the 80 minute market and punters can bet on which team will win or if there will be a draw.

Handicap betting is where the bookie gives each team an equal chance of winning by evening out the odds by adding or subtracting points from the final score of the team.  This is a popular bet for Australian punters as it adds excitement to the game as each team is given the same chance of winning.

The first try scorer is an exciting wager and punters must guess which player will score the very first try of the match.  The odds of winning this wager is generally not good, but it does offer a high payout if punters are able to predict the first try scorer.

The last try scorer is where punters place a wager on which player will score the last try in a match.

The winning margin bet is when punters try to guess the amount of points a team will win by.

The total points bet is an easy bet and punters will predict the total points of both teams at the end of the match.

Tips for Rugby Betting

For Australian punters who are novices at betting on rugby it is advisable to start with smaller, simpler rugby bets until they are more familiar with how rugby betting works.  Punters are also advised to start betting on a particular league or just a few teams.  Keeping the focus narrow allows punters to become knowledgeable about a team and how they perform, their previous matches and how they play on different rugby grounds.  This type of information is very important and will help punters to look at the various odds and helps them determine the value of different wagers.

Rugby is an exciting sport to watch and wager on and the players need to have stamina and skill which is why rugby is so popular.  Punters should ensure that they make use of a reliable and reputable site when placing rugby bets.

Betting on La Crosse

Betting on La Crosse

La Crosse is an exciting, fast paced sport and is considered one of the fastest games in sport today.  La Crosse players make use of a racket with a long handle, which is known as a Crosse or La Crosse stick and players move the ball around while playing by catching, passing or carrying the ball in a net attached to the stick.  The object of the game is to score in the opponent’s goal.

This game is mainly played in the US, Canada, Australia and more recently in Europe and Asia.  La Crosse is a popular sport in Australia and for bettors this is great news as there are always games to wager on.  There are 3 championships which draw many bettors and these are the Worlds, World Indoors and the European.

Types of La Crosse Bets

There are three main bets for Australians to choose from.  The moneyline bet is where the two teams are rated, the favourite with a – and the underdog with a +.  There will be a number next to the + and – signs and these indicate how much money must be bet to win.  The moneyline bet differs from the point spread bet as the final outcome of the game does not make a difference.

The point spread puts the underdogs and favourites on an even footing as the odds are evened out.  The favourite team will have to bet the point spread so that there will be a payout while the underdog will have to win or lose by less points than the point spread.  With the point spread the + is the favourite and the – is the underdog.

Over/Under bets are a favourite in all types of sports betting.  Australian bettors must try to predict the combined final score of both the teams.  The over/under bet also has a moneyline in that bettors can place a bet on both the teams scoring less than what the sportsbook has published.

Betting Tips for La Crosse

Betting on La Crosse has its risks as does every type of sport.  La Crosse players get injured or sick and then cannot play.  There is some consistency however in that a team that plays well will usually have a good track record and win most of their games, although as in every sport there are upsets and surprises.  Australian bettors who are serious about La Crosse betting should become familiar with the various teams and players as well as the performance of these teams.

Bettors who are knowledgeable about a team and how they play will have the upper hand when placing a bet and will know who the favourite to win is.  The odds that the sportsbooks publish will be helpful in this regard as well.  The favourite is usually given lower odds compared to the underdog.  Sportsbooks do this to attract bettors to place bets on both sides.  It is advisable for Australian bettors to not only look at how the team has performed in the past but also to look at any new developments in the team.  It is important that bettors stay up to date with the teams with regard to injuries or any other factors that could affect the outcome of a bet.

Australian bettors will find many sportsbooks offering La Crosse bets and placing these bets online is a great way for bettors to place fast, secure bets.

Probability Theory Explained

Probability Theory Explained

Probability theory is the likelihood of a certain event or outcome of the event, to understand probability one needs to understand risk and the associated risk that is implied within the outcome. In academic realms probability theory is a branch of mathematics concerned with the analysis of sporadically charged phenomenon.

The very reason why probability, much like betting and casino games, have always captured the imagination of the public is due to the fact that no random event or action can be predicted before it happens. With more than one possible outcome, the outcome itself is left completely up to chance. Continue reading “Probability Theory Explained”

Online Betting Versus Mobile Betting

Online Betting Versus Mobile Betting 

New technologies coupled with breakthroughs in Internet speeds, which allow lightning quick uploads and downloads are at the forefront of a new online realm hosting online and mobile betting establishments.

Punters in quest of optimal devices and platforms will be delighted to know that there is no real difference between online and mobile betting. Making use of either avenue for betting will yield nearly identical results, the only factor determining your experience and satisfaction is down to pure preference. Continue reading “Online Betting Versus Mobile Betting”

US election betting

US Election Betting In 2016 Created Unprecedented Excitement

The recent 2016 United States presidential election created a storm of publicity all over the world. There has probably never been an election, in any country, that was accompanied by so much public attention, or that created such strong emotion.  People in New Zealand, in common with all the other countries of the world, held strong opinions on the candidates, and were happy to express them loudly and often.

This divisive, passionate and unpredictable presidential election has become well known for another reason too. The 2016 US election betting is now recognised as having added up to the highest amount of bets placed on a political event in history. People from Norway to New York were pouring millions of dollars into the online betting sites, in the hope of landing a huge prize from a victory by one of the candidates. Even in the UK, the number of wagers placed online was expected to exceed the number placed on the outcome of the Brexit vote, the referendum on the UK leaving the European Union. It was estimated that over 130 million dollars had been spent on US election betting on who will become the next American president.

Major Betting Outside The US

The majority of big political betting occurs outside America, as US election betting in the United States is limited by law to fairly small trading platforms. Still, even the small sites were humming with activity when the election day approached. New Zealand punters could also use the site run jointly by the Victoria University in Wellington and Washington DC.

Most public polls predicted a Democratic victory, in spite of the controversy created by the FBI and recent disclosures of emails. When the FBI finally announced that the new batch of emails would not change their decision not to press criminal charges against Hillary Clinton, it was difficult to say how much the US election betting campaign and the polls would be influenced by this. Probably the damage done by the original announcement was never going to be repaired.

Predictions Completely Wrong

When the votes were finally counted and Donald Trump was elected as the next President of the United States, it was obvious that all the polls and predictions had got it wrong. In some cases in the UK, the bookmakers had even paid out Democratic voters in advance, which of course resulted in a huge loss. Odds were being updated even as the polls were closing, and the result was becoming apparent. The bookmakers, however, were willing to accept that Donald Trump had won even before the news channels admitted that their predictions had been so incorrect. In politics, as in many other situations, the underdog can never be underestimated.

In fact, 2016 has been the year of polls and predictions being completely wrong. The underdog in many cases has been the winner, against all forecasts. From the result of the Brexit vote to Leicester City football club, from Villanova’s March Madness win to the Denver Broncos’ unexpected win in the Super Bowl, the Trump win is a part of the year’s unpredictable betting.

There is another four years to go before the world has to go through the stress and excitement of the US election betting scenario again, but it is likely that all the present records in the US election betting will be broken again

tennis betting

Tennis Betting 

Tennis tournaments kick into action from the very beginning of the year and run all the way through the calendar year.

With local New Zealand tournaments scheduled in the ATP World Tour 250 series and other Grand Slam events held around the world, Kiwis are not short on tennis betting options.

From hard clay surfaces to the grassy courts of Wimbledon, the various tennis championships change the set structure and allow for vigorous tennis betting options that are unique to every individual tournament.

The WTA and ATP host various tournaments, with a loaded selection of tennis events around the world. Attracting the finest players the globe has to offer, tennis betting has grown into a favourite sporting Bet option for punters in New Zealand.

Tennis Tournaments

With a host of tennis action locally, kiwis have a vast selection of tournaments happening in their own back yard and international events that see NZ competing, allowing for exciting tennis betting options all year round.

The ASB Classic

The ASB Classic held annually in Auckland at the ASB Tennis Centre is played on hard courts. The 2017 instalment of the Auckland open will commence on the 2nd of January and run up until the 14th of January 2017.

With incredible prizes attracting world ranked players the ASB Classic allows for exciting tennis betting in New Zealand.

Formerly divided into two separate events namely the women’s WTA Auckland Open and the men’s ATP Auckland open, the 2017 ASB Classic will be a joint effort between the ATP and WTA, allowing for even more thrilling tennis betting action.

Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut, who is set for a 2017 title defence, won the men’s 2016 singles division.

The 2016 women’s singles champion is American Sloane Stephens who recently withdrew from the 2017 ASB Classic due to injury. Stephens joins Ana Ivanovic on high ranked player withdrawals, leaving the field open for newcomers and possibly a feast of tennis betting options.

The Davis Cup

The Davis Cup affords kiwi punters premium tennis betting options. Known globally for its exciting knock out phases the Davis Cup is a team based tournament hosting international players participating in World team formats.

Known globally as the World Cup of tennis, the Davis cup allows for lucrative betting opportunities on men’s professional international team based matches.

With global outreach and diverse sports action the Davis cup allows for tennis betting that is unique and exciting.

The 2016 victors of the Davis Cup were Argentina. Argentina beat Croatia for their first ever Davis Cup title.

New Zealand, with Australia, otherwise known as the official Australasia team have placed as runners up four times in the event.

The Fed Cup

The Fed Cup stands as the women’s equivalent of the Davis Cup and allows for the same thrilling kinds of tennis betting found in the Davis Cup.

An international team based effort sees the top tennis players from various countries competing in teams for the Fed Cup title.

Punters seeking Fed Cup tennis betting will be delighted by the close call knockout structure present in the Fed Cup.

With the United States of America claiming the most Fed Cup titles, bagging 17 events since its inception in 1963. The 2016 instalment was a hard fought battle that saw the Czech Republic capture its tenth Fed Cup title.

Exciting Times

With major tennis championships held in New Zealand and around the world, tennis betting has never been this exciting.

Niche tennis betting markets, coupled with standard outright winner bets and plain odds on numerous matches make for an exciting tennis betting calendar year.


sports betting tips

Sports Betting Tips for New Zealand Punters

There are plenty of punters in New Zealand and the world over who are very successful at sports betting, and most of them would probably be able to give you plenty of advice and sports betting tips that they swear by. Perhaps you’re never placed a wager on a match before but want to do some homework before kicking off the action, or maybe you just want to improve your betting knowledge, either way here punters will find the best sports betting tips to increase their success rate. Continue reading “sports betting tips”

Sports Betting NZ

Online Sports Betting NZ

You can now get instant access to a world of online sports betting right at your laptop, home computer, or via your mobile phone. All that is required is an internet connection, and you can be placing bets in seconds. It’s so easy and convenient that bet makers of just a few years ago would turn green with envy. But what is required to place bets online? Do you need a fancy laptop? Are you required to go through a lengthily and irritating registrations process? Do you have to wait for days for winnings to be delivered? The answer to all these questions is; no. Let’s take a closer look at how easy it is to place sports bets online in New Zealand. Continue reading “Sports Betting NZ”

Capture The Flag

Capture The Flag

The rules and game play of Capture The Flag are as simple as they get, but this doesn’t mean the game isn’t incredibly invigorating and a sheer joy to behold. Like many team sports, Capture The Flag sees two teams of multiple players take to the field to outsmart their opponent. Strategy is vital, and excellent teamwork is of utmost importance in order to be successful.

While many consider the sport to be a purely recreational game, this doesn’t mean that there aren’t ways of making it even more enticing and thrilling to watch. As we all know, the quickest way to make something more interesting is to a place a wager on the outcome.

Betting Opportunities

There are plenty of ways to bet on Capture the Flag. As fans of field sports will know, there is nothing more invigorating than being completely enraptured by a game, especially when potential winnings are at stake. One of the most popular forms of betting on a game such as this is to bet on the outcome, namely which team will take the win. However, this isn’t the only way to win big on Capture The Flag matches. You could take it up a notch and place wagers on specific events and players within a given match, such as which player will be the first to capture the other teams flag, how long it will take before this occurs, or even which players will be put in ‘jail’ which reminds me of something I would sin in the sin bin from rugby betting.

Play Mechanics of Capture The Flag

Capture The Flag can be played either indoors or outdoors, on any sort of playing surface. All that is required is an area large enough to be divided into two halves, with enough space for players to run freely. A flag is placed at each end of the two halves, and this sport can even be played at night. During night-time matches, teams are encouraged to wear dark clothes to make it more difficult for the opponents to spot them and flashlights can be used instead of the flag.

The aim of the sport is simple: obtain the opponents flag and successfully bring it back to your own territory without getting caught by the opponent. Once this occurs, the match is declared won. Of course, it isn’t as easy as it sounds. If you are tagged by the opponent within their territory while you are holding the flag, you must remain frozen in place until one of your team mates can free you. This is commonly known as being in ‘jail’. Some variations of the game see a designated area being assigned as the ‘jail’, instead of being frozen in place. More than one flag can also be used, but this increases the level of difficulty as players will have to capture all the flags before the match is declared over.

Roots of Capture The Flag

While the history of Capture The Flag is difficult to trace back, many believe it has its roots in Civil War. During a clash, it was common knowledge that once the opponent’s flag was obtained the battle would be declared won. There were even soldiers appointed to guard the flag on each side of the battlefield, and they had to guard that flag with their lives. The number of casualties was completely irrelevant in these clashes, and obtaining the ‘enemies’ flag was the only way to declare the battle on.


Capoeira: Art Meets Sport

Even though Capoeira has its roots in the 16th century, the sport has grown in popularity in recent years. Described as a combination of kickboxing, music and dance, Capoeira is a visually enticing sport and is in reality incomparable to any other sport of today. Definitely one for the action-seekers, this sport is fast paced and invigorating, and has become particularly popular amongst betting enthusiasts.

The sport sees two athletes, or more accurately fighters, pitted against each other to a backdrop of traditional music and singing. Of course, this makes betting on this sport very enticing. Definitely one for the fans of other traditional fighting sport forms, wagering against two vastly talented athletes will always bring the big thrills.

Unwrapping Capoeira

Capoeira is best described as a mixed martial art with elements of kickboxing and acrobatics, set to a backdrop of traditional music and singing. The sport was refined over thousands of years, and the fighting style was developed as a way for the original practitioners, who were slaves, to learn self-defence without drawing attention. As a high-intensity sport, athletes perfect their skills over many years, and must be incredibly fit to perform the almost super-human like movements that this sport requires. In the ‘jogo de capoeira’ two players perform a series of attack and defence strategies in continuous movement, and one of the objectives is to confuse, weaken and tire the opponent with moves of deception to ultimately dominate the space and knowing whcih can get your some great online betting NZ odds.

The Early Days of Capoeira

The origins of Capoeira can be dated back as far as the 16th century, and while the exact origin is still a point of contention to many historians, most agree that it was developed by slaves. During the height of the trade, slaves were exported to foreign countries to work in sugar plantations, and during this tumultuous time Capoeira was born. As a way for the slaves to improve their fighting and self-defence abilities, the complex attack and defence strategies were disguised in dance so as to go unfound by their Colonialist slave masters. This argument for the origins of Capoeira is further bolstered when you think of the singing and music background to which this sport takes place. The participants would have easily been able to chalk it all to up to a game if ever questioned considering the range of movements, and the merry surroundings in which they were practising. Unfortunately much of the development of the sport has been lost through the ages, as there are not many surviving written records.


While Capoeira has come a long way since its archaic origins, the Capoeira of today is certainly a sight to behold. If you didn’t know any better, you might assume that you were witnessing acrobatics refining their craft! The sport has grown in popularity on a global scale, and many practitioners are vying for it to become recognized as an Olympic Sport. Whether this will ever become a reality remains to be seen, however there are still plenty of ways to enjoy this awe-inspiring sport, and many ways to place your bets. Once you’ve witnessed a match between these artist-cum-athletes, you won’t turn back.