Month: July 2014

Grant Hackett Sportsbet Blog: Australian Swim Team Cleans Up Its Act

The results, behaviour, representation and professionalism of the Australian Swim Team have been outstanding this week in Glasgow, but wind the clock back two years to the London Olympic Games, and it was a totally different story. The team that was our national pride took a serious tumble. Some of our most elite and inspiring…

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Punter Of The Week An AFL Genius

The AFL’s split round was extremely kind to one punter with online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au, who turned $25 into nearly $40,000 by picking 8 winners in the head to head markets. It started with Carlton’s upset win over the unpredictable Kangaroos, but the standout was St Kilda’s huge upset against Fremantle that paid $16! The three…

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Benji Back To Show Brooks How It’s Done

A club legend – Benji Marshall was let go by Wests Tigers last year, who knew full well that teenager Luke Brooks would become the new “Benji”, and on Sunday, the master and his apprentice will go head to head for the first time. Ahead of the Tigers-Dragons clash, online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au is offering a…

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Aussie Richie Porte Backed To Win Tour De France

Australians are getting behind Richie Porte, with online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au reporting nearly twice as much money on the Aussie compared to race favourite Vincenzo Nibali. The Italian is priced at $1.22 following the withdrawal of Alberto Contador, however Porte is second favourite at $6.50, after beginning the Tour as a $67 outsider. More than twice…

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Pendlebury New $3.25 Brownlow Medal Favourite At Sportingbet

Collingwood’s Scott Pendlebury is the new $3.25 favourite to win the 2014 Brownlow Medal at online bookie Sportingbet.com.au following the news former $1.50 favourite Gary Ablett will miss the rest of the AFL season. Sportingbet’s AFL analysts estimate that Ablett ($6) has a six vote lead over Pendlebury. Josh Kennedy ($6.50), Joel Selwood ($13), Trent…

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Nibali Biting At Heels Of Tour Favourites

Italian Vincenzo Nibali has emerged as some sort of a threat to Tour de France favourites Chris Froome ($1.90) and Alberto Contador ($3.00) after winning the second stage and claiming the leader’s Yellow Jersey. Online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au has trimmed Nibali’s price in from $12 to $8.00 to leave him on the third line of betting….

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Origin 3 All About Motivation

Revenge is a powerful motivator, and punters with online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au are counting on it getting Queensland over the line in State of Origin 3 on Wednesday night. The Maroons are a pronounced $1.57 favourite to prevent a whitewash from NSW, who are priced at $2.47. Nearly a third more money has gone on the…

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Cadel Evans may be missing Tour De Aussie

Cadel Evans may be missing but Australia can still expect to taste success at this year’s Tour de France with online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au offering odds of $1.65 for an Aussie to win a stage of this year’s race. Sportsbet believes it’s more likely that an Australian rider will clinch a stage than not ($2.20) in…

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