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All Blacks continue their winning ways

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The All Blacks continue their winning ways! After cruising to a 38-13 win against Australia at the weekend you won't be surprised to learn that they are short-priced favourites at $1.04 to claim the Rugby Championship. It started so well for the Wallabies who led 6-5 at half-time but it was obviously too good to be true though because the ...

Turbulent times for Turnbull

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With Australia getting to grips with the news that the Prime Minister has been forced to change his energy policy, the odds for him being the Liberal leader at the next election have been through some turbulent times. Back in July, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was a nailed on $1.08 chance to keep his job but after such indecision and ...

Brooke draws attention on The Bachelor

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Viewers are betting it's love at first sight after Perth’s Brooke Blurton received the inaugural key to Nick “Honey Badger” Cummins’  “bachelor pad” on The Bachelor Australia. The 23-year-old youth worker can now spend some 1:1 time with Nick and as a result traders are already predicting that love ...

Night night Nurmagomedov

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Tickets for the upcoming Khabib vs. McGregor bout at UFC 229 on October 6th go on sale any day and the prices are big enough to make your eyes bleed. You could buy a new 50-inch HD TV and watch it on PPV instead! Anyway, the betting odds for the fight you've all been waiting for ...

Usain Bolt in the market for love

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Usain Bolt has been linked to string of beauties but will be find his perfect match when he comes to Australia? The question has prompted online bookmaker Sportsbet to open a market on which lucky local lady will be first for his attention. Bubbly blonde, Sophie Monk is tipped to cosy up with the eight-time Olympic ...

Wallabies priced $9 to lift the Bledisloe Cup

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It's that time of the year again! No not Christmas, it's much more exciting than that! It's time for the 2018 Bledisloe Cup and game one is being played this Saturday 18th August so you'll need to get in quick if you want to bet from the off. The Wallabies losing streak is legendary, they haven't tasted a celebratory ...

Nadal says no to Cincinnati

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In an attempt to use his reservoir of energy and athleticism for the US Open, Rafael Nadal has announced he will not take part in the Cincinnati Masters this year. Fresh from storming to an insane 80th career title in the Rogers Cup last weekend the 32 year old Spaniard posted to his fans on Twitter "I am very ...

Winx ready for takeoff

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Fasten your seat belt! After a final solid work out at Rosehill on Monday, wonder mare Winx is ready for takeoff in Saturday's Group 1 Winx Stakes at Randwick. Galloping for her 19th at Group 1 level and 26th consecutive victory which will take her breathtaking wins above Black Caviar’s Australian record of 25 consecutive ...

Idris Elba tipped to be next James Bond

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Idris Elba is the new $1.85 favourite to land the role as the next James Bond, replacing Daniel Craig. Sportsbet the online bookmaker have been inundated with bets on the 45 year old British actor after Bond producer Barbara Broccoli said it 'was time' for a black actor to star as the secret agent. Over the weekend, Elba has ...

Tune into the betting for The Bachelor Australia 2018

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Sportsbet are sharing the love with the opening odds for the hit reality TV show, The Bachelor Australia 2018 which returns to our screens on Wednesday, August 15th on Channel 10 at 7.30pm. This seasons Bachelor is tousle-headed rugby star Nick "The Honey Badger" Cummins who is looking forward to sinking his teeth into the show and ultimately ...

Huge betting shake up after Moana Hope leaves Survivor

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Moana Hope is always up for a laugh but it seems she may have bitten off a bit more than she could chew in the popular reality TV show, Australian Survivor. The AFLW star started off well, only a few days ago she was as short as $6.50 at Sportsbet to take out the competition but after revealing she ...

It's time to get busy footy fans! The EPL is here

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It's time to get busy footy fans! The new English Premier League is here and the bookies are churning out lots of great ways to bet on the tournament. Let's take a look at some of the most popular English Premier League bets that are being wagered in the build up to the 2018/2019 season. English Premier League Winner For season ...

NBA Christmas game schedule and other key dates

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Never mind counting down the days until Christmas, we're counting down the days to the NBA's line up of five blockbuster festive games on Christmas Day - Boxing Day in Australia. All the following games are up on Sportsbet's site now, the markets are here for you to bet on. The odds subject to change. NBA Boxing Day Schedule 4...

Kerrie and Spence enjoy popularity surge in The Block

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They have been favourites to win since the start but after one week into The Block, Kerrie and Spence look dead certs to win the popular renovation show. The South Australian couple who run a bed an breakfast in the Barossa Valley have been cut into into $2.50 from $3.50 at Sportsbet bookies with the majority of bets being placed on them ...

Winx ready for 26th straight win

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Winx did not need to be scintillating in a barrier trial at Rosehill yesterday but having witnessed the exhibition gallop her Champion trainer Chris Waller was left with a buzz that lingered long after everyone else had packed up and gone home. "It looked pretty good to me as you can tell by the smile on my face," he said. "...

Bet on Usain Bolt Specials at Ladbrokes

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Ladbrokes has recorded a surge in bets on Usain Bolt following the announcement that the Jamaican sprinter has accepted an offer with the Mariners for an “indefinite training period” so we've taken a look at some of the interesting betting markets they've conjured up. [[ladbrokes-banners]] Usain Bolt to be A-League Top Goal Scorer in 2018/2019 Oh, for goodness — ...

The Autumn Sun rises in Guineas market

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The Chris Waller-trained The Autumn Sun remains firmly on course to put his unbeaten record on the line in the Group 1 $2 million Caulfield Guineas (1600m) on October 13th. Having made a big impression in his juvenile season to claim three wins from three starts including the Group 1 J.J. Atkins (1600m) at Doomben in June this exciting horse has been ...

Odds slashed on Rising Star Alex Witherden

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Brisbane teen Alex Witherden has had plenty to give recently and Rising Star punters are now showing an interest in the pretty extraordinary 19 year old. Online bookmaker Sportsbet have crunched some numbers and totted up the statistics of Witherden with last year’s winner Andrew McGrath and in probably the least shocking news ever it's ...

The Block v Dance Boss - Who will win the ratings war?

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The race for TV ratings heats up this weekend but which reality series will you be watching?  Dance Boss, Australian Survivor or the return of the popular renovation show, The Block? Well, here's how it looks in the betting at Sportsbet bookies. With all three scheduled to go up against each other on Monday it's The Block ...

Down tools! The Block is back

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The Block 2018 returns to the telly this Sunday August 5th and Sportsbet the online bookmaker have already picked their early favourites to win the hit renovation show. South Australian couple Kerrie and Spence are the early favourites this series at $3.50. The couple know a trick or two for every stage of the front, back, inside and out ...