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Show off your racing knowledge in The Championships Challenge

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Show off your racing knowledge in Palmerbet's Championships Challenge tipping competition and be in with a shout of winning a share of $10,000. It's free to enter! The tipping competition starts 7th April and covers the below feature races for The Championships at Randwick. The leader board is ranked by the highest accumulated payout from a $100 E/W bet for all ...

UFC 223 Betting Update and Latest Odds

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UFC 223 goes down this Sunday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York with the fight of the night being the Lightweight Championship bout between Khabib Nurmagomedov and UFC Featherweight champion Max Holloway. Replacing Tony Ferguson who was forced to pull out of the fight due to a knee injury, Holloway has shown an act of courage coming up to ...

Can Melbourne United win the 2018 NBL Championship?

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The 2018 NBL grand final series is locked at two all. Can Melbourne United win a maiden NBL Championship or will the Adelaide 36ers claim their first title since 2002 in the game 5 decider in Melbourne on Saturday? Unquestionably Melbourne have been producing basketball brilliance at its very best in the second half of the season and look set to sizzle ...

Official 2018 AFL Tipping is back

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Official 2018 AFL Tipping is back at CrownBet! Share in over $80,000 worth of prizes, create your own private competitions, sign up free for your chance to win now! Register your details via the on-line registration form located on the Tipping Website and start submitting your selections. To win the loot you submit AFL tips by selecting the team that you expect ...

Brownlow Medal Price Freeze for 24 hours

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Following every match through Rounds 1-4, CrownBet will be freezing the Outright Brownlow Market for 24hrs to enable you to get the best odds on the AFL's highest individual accolade, for longer. This applies to your first Outright Brownlow Winner market bet placed on each player per round. You must wager in the Brownlow winner market with cash ...

Win a Trip to the NBA Playoffs for you and a friend

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Flex your brain muscles and tell CrownBet in 25 words or less why you deserve to be the real MVP (Most Valuable Punter) to win flights, accommodation and tickets to the NBA playoffs for you and a friend! You've got until Sunday 8th April to come up with a nugget of inspiration. We suggest you maybe throw in a pun and ...

2018 AFL Grand Final Winner Market Price Promise

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Online bookie Sportsbet are making their 2018 AFL season punters a promise! No, not the moon and stars, something much more exciting than that! Their Premiership Promise will see the odds on all of the weekends winners unchanged until at least 12pm on Monday following the weekends matches! The offer applies only to bets placed over the Internet, on ...

AFL Tipping Round 1 Competition $250,000 to be won

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Here's your chance to win a seriously life-changing amount of money for picking nine winners in CrownBet's AFL Tipping Round 1 competition. Entry into the competition is free. Simply submit your selections for the ‘head-to head’ winner of each match in Round 1 of the 2018 AFL Premiership Season. A draw cannot be selected as an option. You ...

Free daily racing boost has arrived

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If you've already upgraded the CrownBet App on your mobile device then power to you! But in case you've missed the recent announcement from CrownBet... They have upgraded their Bet Boost feature giving you a DAILY chance to boost your odds on ANY runner in ANY Thoroughbred, Greyhound or Harness race of your choice for free! To use Bet ...

NRL Hotshot Jackpot could land you $100,000

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Get stuck into Sportsbet's NRL Hotshot Jackpot free competition and you could land a share in a cool $100.000 in every round of the NRL this season. NRL Hotshot Jackpot is up and running now so head over to NRL Hotshot Jackpot at Sportsbet. Predict the first try scorer in five matches, this week and every week throughout the season to ...

Bet on 2018 Oscars markets

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Love your TV and movie betting? Comedian Jimmy Kimmel hosts the 90th Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Monday and you can get stuck into the 2018 Oscars betting at Ladbrokes. They have put up a variety of interesting markets. From Best Actor to Best Costume Design, from Best Song to Best Visual Effects and just about everything in-between. The Oscar ...

UFC 222 Odds and Special Betting Markets

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Cris Cyborg and Yana Kunitskaya go toe-to-toe in a huge Featherweight Championship UFC 222 bout at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas this weekend and it is no surprise to see that Cyborg starts as the dominant favourite. Since her UFC debut in 2016 Cyborg has famously worked herself up to become one of the biggest names in the sport. She successfully and ...

Unibet Streak win $5,000 completely free to play

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Betting is an up-and-down game. You win one, and, well, you'll probably lose one tomorrow or the next day but if you can build up your best winning streak at Unibet you could win $5,000 in cash! Unibet has launched a monthly winning streak competition. Build up your best winning streak each month from a range of different match-ups. The player ...

Greens backed into $1.22 to win Batman by-election

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The 2018 Batman by-election will be held on 17th March with online bookmaker reporting a surge of flutters for the Greens during the final stage of campaigning. The Greens opened at odds of $1.80 but are now enjoying close to 90% of the money being placed on the party. This includes a $1,000 bet at odds of $1.50, they have now been backed into $1.22. ...

Robert Whittaker $1.76 favourite to defeat Yoel Romero

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Yoel Romero knocked out Luke Rockhold in the main event of UFC 221 in Perth last weekend and Sportsbet have reacted with a market on a UFC meeting between Australian Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero. The market lists UFC middleweight champion Whittaker as the $1.76 favourite for the expected bout with Romero the $2.07 outsider.  “As good as Romero was in ...

2018 Winter Olympics Popular Aussie Bets

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The 2018 Winter Olympics are now underway with the online bookmakers are offering a wide range of betting markets for the games. The most popular events include ice hockey, cross country skiing and alpine skiing whilst longer term bets include the nation expected to win most gold medals at the games. In the Medal Ranking betting market the Aussie team are $1.67 ...

There's $1,000,000 to be won in Unibet's free competition

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You're ten sporting events away from winning $1,000,000 in Unibet's new Champion of Champions tipping competition. And it's Free to Enter! Entry is open to all Australian residents (excluding SA residents) who are 18 years and over and have a Unibet account. No deposit is necessary. To participate, you select your predicted winner for each of the following sporting events for 2017/18. ...

Is Trump on track to serve a second term as US President?

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Is Trump on track to serve a second term as US President? There's some heavy stuff to contemplate but one Sportsbet member certainly thinks so! The political punter has stumped up a $100,000 bet on Donald Trump to serve a second term as US President, taking the available odds of $3.00 which means if Trump is successful in the 2010 election they will ...

UFC 221 Betting Update and Latest Odds

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It's a big disappointment that the UFC Middleweight Championship unification bout between Georges St-Pierre and Australian Robert Whittaker won't play a part in UFC 221 at Perth Arena this Sunday. But keep your chin up we've still got a fantastic card to look forward to. The Interim Middleweight Championship showdown between Yoel Romeo and Luke Rockhold takes the main event and ...

Will Bill Shorten face a leadership challenge before next election?

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Online bookmaker Sportsbet are indicating that there is a good chance of some movement in the Labor leadership before the election. Which means Bill Shorten could face the toughest fight of his political life in the build up. Sportsbet are offering $1.60 that Shorten will face a leadership challenge and $1.65 he will be replaced as leader (Shorten is $2.20 to win ...