Monthly Archives: March 2012

Weekend Preview

Enjoy the sportsbet.com.au weekend preview and get the low-down on a big day of races!


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Money for Black Caviar’s half brother

$65,000 ON BLACK CAVIAR’S HALF BROTHER

Punters with online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au think it won’t be too hard for Black Caviar’s half-brother to win Saturday’s Pago Pago Stakes on his Sydney debut with the overwhelming majority of money, including one bet of $65,000, being on All Too Hard. Read More »

Fantasy Leagues March 29 2012 Update

It’s so tight at the top of the NRL Fantasy competition you could slice the difference with a razorblade. “Tommy Guns” holds onto the lead for the 2nd round running on 2,885 points – a slight lead on 2nd placed … Read More »

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Friday 500 March 29 2012 Update

Over $100,000 in free bets will be thrown around in 2012 for the fun Friday 500 competition! Anyone can win a prize by tipping the result of the nominated Friday night AFL or NRL game. NRL Round 4 winner John … Read More »

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Million Dollar Tipping March 29 Update

AFL Tipping Round 1 game one saw the Swans comfortably account for the stoic GWS. Many thought Sydney would belt GWS with bookmakers opening the line at 90 points, and whilst the Swans nearly covered this line, GWS fought gallantly … Read More »

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Sports TV Guide March 30 to April 1

Friday: Darts – Premier League Darts 5am Live Fox Sports 2 Soccer – Wellington v Sydney FC 6pm Live Fox Sports 1 NRL – Melbourne Storm v Newcastle Knights 7:30pm Live Channel 9 AFL – Hawthorn v Collingwood 7:50pm Live … Read More »

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Punter of the Week March 29 2012

Josh of Lalor Park, NSW kept our fantastic first 4 punter of the week tradition alive and kicking this week, leaving it until late to land a great win on the last race of the day at Rosehill. With the … Read More »

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Petrie chooses ball before baby

With his wife expected to give birth to their 2nd baby, North Melbourne star Drew Petrie has openly declared that if she goes into labour the day of the Kangaroos game, he will choose to play footy instead of attending the birth.

While debating this controversial call, our mathematicians informed us that with the baby being due in two weeks, it will be exactly nine months since Petrie starred and led his team to victory with five goals against the Western Bulldogs in round 17 last year. Seems like he celebrated in a big way!

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Champions League quarter finals begin

The best teams in Europe fight to be number one as the Champions League quarter finals begin tomorrow morning.

With a mix of heavyweight clubs along with a few minnows, Chelsea were ecstatic to avoid the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona, AC Milan and Bayern Munich when they were paired against Portuguese side Benfica. But Didier Drogba may regret acting like a clown and pretending to shake in his boots while watching the Champions League draw:

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From way down town!

Everyone loves a half-court buzzer beater, but our good friend Dwayne Wade of the Miami Heat thought he would go one better, and nail it from about three quarters down the court. Unfortunately it didn’t count for much in the end, as the big spending Heat lost to Oklahoma City Thunder by 16 points. But what we want to know is, do they ever call travel these days?

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Early payout on Eels

Online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au has declared the battle to avoid the dreaded wooden spoon is over after just four rounds of the 2012 NRL season and has paid out on all bets on the Parramatta Eels finishing last.

36 percent of money wagered on the wooden spoon market with sportsbet.com.au has been for the Eels with punters sharing in the early payout of more than $50,000.
“The Eels could prove us to be very wrong and we will wear egg on our face if that’s the case,” sportsbet.com.au’s Ben Hawes said. “But there are some ominous signs despite it being just round four.” Read More »

3 Protest Payouts in 3 days!

On top of Lady Lynette and Oamaru’s Choice, punters who also backed Presdium with sportsbet.com.au will still have reason to celebrate thanks to the Protest Payout, with the online bookmaker paying out on both the winner as well as the relegated first past the post horse.

The Protest Payout promotion has resulted in punters getting paid over $113,000 in just three days!

sportsbet.com.au paid out over $90,000 to punters who backed Lady Lynette at Moonee Valley. Read More »

A big weekend of Money Back Specials

Another weekend of Money Back Specials is here, with Rugby League, AFL and Racing all covered in an action packed weekend. It’s all happened before, Fullbacks have scored opening tries, Streama has had plenty of wins and even Israel Folau has kicked a goal!

First Goalscorer bets refunded if Israel Folau kicks a goal at anytime

Money back if your horse finishes 2nd to Streama in the Coolmore Classic

Losing try scorer bets refunded if a fullback scores the first try in St George v Manly or Canterbury v Newcastle

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The Sportsbet.com.au Blog Team

The Sportsbet Blog is the home of all your betting news, info and fun. We keep our readers up to date with the latest betting news and opinion in a thoroughly unique and tongue in cheek way. Sportsbet User Generated … Read More »

Early payout on the Queensland Election!

We have called the Queensland election over, paying out all bets on the Liberal National Party to win two days before Queenslanders head to the polling booths.

The LNP are now into just $1.02 to win the election, while Anna Bligh’s Labor have ballooned out to $12 outsiders. “The punters have voted with their wallets and the market now declares the race is over,” sportsbet.com.au’s Shaun Anderson said.

“Despite being at a shorter price than Black Caviar in any of her races, the money continues to come in for the LNP.”

“We’d be paying out by Sunday or Monday anyway, so our punters may as well enjoy their cash early for the weekend.”

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I went to a fight, and a hockey game broke out!

The NHL is often criticised for its barbaric and violent nature, in which a fight will break out in just about every game. With this in mind, bitter rivals New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils thought they would lead by example and get the fight out of the way before the match had even started:

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Million Dollar Tipping March 22 Update

NRL Another round of fierce NRL competition and a two way tie for “briver” and “Jacko1984” who have both notched respectable 6 tip rounds to now sit on 20 tips, “briver” sharing the lead thanks to a handy 14 total … Read More »

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Sports TV Guide March 23 to 25

Friday: Darts – Premier League Darts 6am Live Channel Fox Sports 3 Super Rugby – Blues v Hurricanes 5:30pm Live Fox Sports 3 NRL – Parramatta Eels v Penrith Panthers 7:30pm Live Channel 9 Soccer – Adelaide United v Melbourne … Read More »

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Punter of the Week March 22 2012

Allen of Brisbane, QLD had a top quality quaddie this week, celebrating the return of racing to Randwick with an absolute beauty of a win. As everyone began to put their magic numbers on, Alan put $28.80 on (2,4,6,8/1,6,17/field/8) to … Read More »

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Chelsea’s season has really exploded

Thanks to a massive result over Napoli in the Champions League and a 5-2 thumping over Leicester City where even Fernando Torres managed to score two goals, Chelsea finally seemed to be back on track. Read More »