When it comes to sporting prowess, few countries can compete with Australia on a global stage.
As one of the powerhouses in world sport, Australian’s have a reputation for being unwavering in their pursuit of winning and are famed for their mental strength.
Another essential element of Australia’s success is the broad spectrum of sports within which they operate.
Most climactic conditions can be accessed in Australia all year round, meaning they are well represented worldwide across a variety of sports.
Commonwealth influenced sports such as cricket and rugby league and rugby union continue to weigh heavy on the mind of the nation whilst sports such as tennis and golf appeal to the burgeoning elite down under.
Aussie Rules Football continues to be a national institution whilst fringe sports are also taking hold across Australia too, with the likes of basketball, baseball and soccer growing in notoriety.
Choose Your Bookmaker Selectively
Sports betting is big business and there are a wealth of bookmakers out there looking to attract custom.
Sadly however, not every bookmaker on the market is as reliable as they make out and there are some protocols punters should follow when looking for a solid sportsbook.
Longevity is often key and as a general rule, if a bookmaker has been on the scene for a sustained period of time – they can be trusted.
Also be sure to check out the odds and promotions each company offers, in order to find the best betting environment for you.
Choosing between Bet365 and William Hill or Betfair and Betfred can often come down to the odds each company offers, so do your research before parting with your hard earned cash.
Few sports stoke the fire within Australians as much as cricket, with the general public infatuated with all three formats of the game at both a domestic and international level.
The Australian Men’s Test team continues to dominate both the front and back pages in Australia and there can always be a wealth of markets to access there.
Domestic and international limited overs cricket also attracts attention down under too, with the Big Bash now competing with the IPL as one of the biggest Twenty 20 leagues in the world.
Women’s cricket is as big in Australia now as it ever has been, epitomised by the sell-out crowd at the MCG for the Women’s T20 Final in January 2020.
Cricket throws up many betting opportunities for punters – ranging from which team will win the match, all the way through to how many runs will be taken from a particular over and with so much cricket taking place in Australia, it is a potential gold mine for punters.
Rugby League and Rugby Union
The NRL is the highest profile league in world rugby league and the prodigious talent Australia continues to nurture makes it one of the biggest sports in the country.
Australia’s dominance in both club and international rugby league continues to capture the nation’s imagination and there are always plenty of markets to access for rugby league punters.
Whilst rugby union is generally second best in the eyes of the Australian rugby fraternity, the quality of the Super Rugby competition in the Southern Hemisphere is testament to the quality of the game played in Australia.
Much like rugby league betting, union punting gives punters a range of markets – both ante-post and in-play.
Whilst the popularity of Aussie Rules tends to centre in the State of Victoria in Australia, the impact is felt across the rest of the country.
A unique sport that often takes a few watches to come to terms with, Aussie Rules is high octane action throughout.
With most matches generally high scoring, punters always get more opportunities to win cash and the in-play and live streaming options associated with Aussie Rules are as strong now as they ever have been.