How do you make the most exciting sport in the world even more entertaining? The best way to do that is to make some serious cash while you are watching.
Betting on the AFL has existed since the early 2000s, but not many took it seriously until it entered the online realm, with agencies like Sportsbet and William Hill taking it from the dimly lit and inhospitable TABs to the comfort of the home lounge room.
These days punters can place a bet on the footy from just about anywhere so long as they have a smartphone (Android, iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, Windows Phone) or a tablet (iPad, Google Nexus, Windows Surface), and we would not have it any other way.
Best bookies to bet on the AFL
There are plenty of agencies that like to think they have what it takes in terms of markets and odds. We have dedicated this page to advising punters where best to invest your hard earned in the right place.
Our experts have scoured the World Wide Web and selected the absolute cream of the crop when it comes to the online bookies – both in terms of reliability and dependability.
We have gone through our favourite sites and highlighted why placing an AFL bet with them is the way to go; whether it be because of the bonus bets on offer, or the cash back specials they are offering throughout the 2016 AFL season. Bear in mind that some sign up bonuses are not available to residents of Victoria, NSW, South Australia and Western Australia.
Deposit up to $100 with Crownbet and they will match the amount.
Crownbet are one of the only online agencies to offer a first goal scorer promotion for this season. Place a first goal scorer bet and if your player fails to kick the first but nails a major in the opening quarter you get your cash back in the form of a bonus – up to $50.
Crownbet is also the official wagering partner of the AFL, which benefits account holders greatly. Punters with a compatible device (computer, mobile, or tablet) are able to watch every game of every round through Crownbet.
Sportsbet have one of the great first matched bet, with punters able to get up to $501 in the form of a bonus after placing their first wager.
Sportbet’s year long multi money back deal is also one of the best: Place a five or more legged multi on any round this season in the AFL, and if only one leg lets you down you get your cash back – up to $50. Unfortunately, the promotion excludes residents of NSW.
Along with their $500 first settled bet match, William Hill have made sure they look after the punters who want to invest their cash on the AFL through them.
William Hill are offering cash back, up to $50 on a four or more legged multi on the AFL. In addition, they are offering a tiered bonus if your multi is successful – depending on the amount of legs it as.
Final price ‘odds’ of the multi must be equal to or greater than $2 and the winning bonus will paid in the form of a bonus bet. Bonuses start from 2.5% (4 leg multi) up to 40% of winnings (12+ leg multi). Maximum bonus win amount is $5,000. Not available to South Australian residents.
Bet365 have a terrific account opening offer: Open an account and deposit $20 or more and you qualify for a 100% matched amount as a bonus to bet, with a maximum of $200.
Bet365 have a great multi-tiered bonus for those looking to beat on the AFL. Place a multi with three or more legs and if it is successful you get a bonus for every additional leg you have. The table below displays the returns you can get.
|Bet Type||Increased Winnings|
|14-folds and upwards||65%|
Maximum bonus you can receive is $10,000.
Tips for taking advantage of these promotions
It is always great to get that first deposit bonus, but if you do not have a wise way to invest that bonus it is as good as throwing your money away. Good thing you have us to depend on.
Always keep an eye on the odds and pounce quickly in the head-to-head markets before they fluctuate – even the bookies will not change their odds too drastically unless they can confirm players or conditions have changed in a match.
The bonuses on offer for multis is too good to ignore so even if you are unsure about every leg in your multi you have the prospect of getting your money back as insurance.