Wed, Jul 22, 10:48am by Kevin Pitstock
Last weekend Sports Alive took some solid bets and some were lucky enough to come out way ahead. Sports Alive punters are taking advantage of the generous odds available to them and seem to be punishing the new Australian bookmaker. One Aussie bettor has revealed to Australian Gambling that they are now over 6 figures in front since they started betting at Sports Alive.
Rugby League Betting – The betting for the 2009 NRL premiership has seen the mighty St George Illawarra Dragons firm into $3.50 and retain outright favouritism. If recent form is anything to go by, these odds are pretty close to the mark.
The Bulldogs have been solid all season. If their fortune had been in their favour earlier in the season, then we could well be talking about them being top of the table. All that aside, the superb form of NSW Blues debutant Michael Ennis and Brett Kimmorley has seem them grind out win after win. They are 2nd favourites paying $3.75.
The next team in the betting in the Melbourne Storm. They are at $6.50, slightly shorter than Manly at $7.50. I don’t think either of these teams have what it takes to win the 2009 NRL premiership. The winner this year will be the Dragons or the Bulldogs.
Punters felt deep pain on Friday night after the Broncos were demolished by the Rabbitohs. One sports bettor at Sports Alive had $18,000 on the Broncos at $1.55 and another had $10,000 on the line. They couldn’t have been too happy with the way things went that night.
Punters then had their fortune turned around a little bit for the Panthers/Raiders game. Bettors jumped all over the Panthers in the $1.90 – $1.95 range. The biggest bet was $10,000 on the Panthers at $1.91.
AFL Betting – With St Kilda’s unbeaten run continuing; they have shortened in to equal favouritism with the Geelong Cats. They are now both at $2.75 to win the AFL premiership. The Western Bulldogs are at $7.25 and Collingwood are paying $11. I’m telling you now, and it won’t come as any surprise; The winner of the 2009 AFL Premiership WILL be either Geelong or St Kilda. None of the other teams have a chance. Get on now before the odds shorten even further.
Golf Betting – The British Open was played last week which largely saw punters lose by betting on it. It became much easier when Tiger Woods was eliminated though. There were quite a few bets made of him before the tournament started though.
Tom Watson became the clear favourite for golf bettors during the tournament. Sports Alive took two $5000 bets on him after Woods was eliminated. One was paying $2.00 and the other $1.90. An Aussie punter also put $2000 on Goggin at $11.
There was one happy Sports Alive punter to come out of this though. A solid $10,000 bet was made on the eventual winner Cink. The bettor jumped on at odds of $1.78 for a nice day’s profit.
Rugby Union Betting – The betting was pretty even on Saturday night’s Tri nations game between the Wallabies and the All Blacks. There was an $8000 bet made for the All Blacks paying $1.60. But, there were also numerous bets getting on the Aussies with a 4.5 point head start. Overall, punters came out pretty even from this one.
Horse Racing Betting – The weekend of horse betting for Australian bettors ended up being pretty nasty. Despite a few long shots coming home, overall it is one to be forgotten.
The biggest winner was from a Sports Alive bettor that had $1000 on Apprehend in Caulfield. It was paying $34.20 so he won more than $33,000!
There was also another horse that punters jumped all over and came out massive winner on. Vintedge won in Sydney to slam the Aussie bookmaker. One bettor had $2000 at $9.50 to net $17,000.
A bet of $5000 on Beyonce’s Star at $4, $500 on Jeuneyman at $25 and $4000 on I Am Invincible at $4.60 were other bets that took out five figure sums.
On the losing side though, bets were headed by $20,000 on Koichi in the last in Sydney and a couple of $10,000 bets on the unplaced Skytrain.
Melbourne runners Gran Sasso and Zyzxx also carried losing $10,000 wagers.
In the grand scheme of things, sports bettors can be fairly happy with the way things have gone in the last week. The horse racing bettors in Australia won’t be so happy though.
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