Parent page: Popular Sports to Bet On in Australia and the UK
Australia is one of the world’s largest betting capitals with more Aussies taking part in betting than anywhere else in the world. But what are the most popular sports among the Australian gamblers? Let’s take a look at the five most popular betting sports.
Australian Rules Football
Also referred to as the AFL, football, or Aussie rules, Australian Football is with no doubt the most popular game in the country with a wide following on TV. This has seen it become one of the most popular sports for betting.
Australia has one of the best rugby teams in the world, making it a popular choice for many sports bettors. The Rugby League Team is the country’s league that consists of the best local teams competing against each other.
Australia has a history of horse racing and holds many local meetings throughout the year. This makes it a popular option among many sports bettors. Horse racing betting takes up almost 76% of online bets offering punters with several betting options. Horse racing takes place throughout the year with races taking place every day in metropolitan, provincial, and national race clubs. Punters also have the option of betting at international markets thanks to betting services by popular bookmakers.
This is a relatively new addition to the list of famous sports in Australia. Punters now have seral ways in which they can bet on soccer. Bets can be placed on the domestic A league that runs from October to May every year or opt for international markets. The European and English Premier Leagues offer a famous betting market for the Aussies as well.
The NBL season starts in October and ends in March each year making it a popular market for sports betting. Punters can also bet on international basketball markets like the NBA, which starts in October each year.