Everything about Aussie Rules betting

Aussie Rules is the short form of Australian Football Rules, and as the name suggests, it originates in Australia. It is an extremely popular game that has elements of rugby, American football, British football and basketball all rolled up into one game. Aussie rules is an incredibly fast moving game that is exciting with its various ways of passing the ball.

The game is a popular sports betting option because of the variety of bets available including live betting and futures betting. With a 23 week season and 4 week playoffs, there are plenty of matches to bet on.

Everything about Aussie Rules betting
Everything you need to know about Aussie Football Rules

Everything you need to know about Aussie Football Rules

Aussie Rules is played on an oval-shaped field with an oval-shaped ball. It is a contact sport where two teams of 18 players each aim to score goals or behinds, and the team with the most points at the end wins. A game lasts 80 minutes and consists of 4 quarters of 20 minutes each. Players get to rest for 6 minutes at the end of the first and third quarters, and rest for 20 minutes at half time.

Scoring

The scoring area at each end of the field consists of 4 posts, 2 inner tall posts and 2 outer shorter posts. A goal (worth 6 points) is scored by kicking the ball through the 2 inner posts at any height. A behind (worth 1 point) is scored if the ball is kicked between an inner post and an outer post.

A behind is also scored if the ball goes between the inner goal posts propelled by any part of the body except the feet or if it hits a goal post or bounces off an opposition player into the goal. The score shows the number of goals, behinds and total points scored.

The match

The match is directed by an umpire who tosses a coin to determine which direction the teams will play. The umpire starts the game by bouncing the ball in the middle of the center square which either team can take possession of.

When a player takes possession of the ball he must dispose of it immediately by kicking it, handballing it (punching or open hand tapping), or running with it. When a player runs with the ball, he must bounce the ball every 15 meters. Players are not allowed to throw the ball.

Tackling

Players in possession of the ball can be tackled or bumped by opposition players. When a player is tackled, they must dispose of the ball or they may be penalized for 'holding the ball.' Tackling is only permitted between the shoulders and the knees, above or below these areas will result in a free kick, distance penalty or suspension.

Dangerous tackling such as pushing a player in the back or interfering with a mark (a sort of free kick) will also be penalized. Opposition players may block opponents with their hands or using their entire body.

Everything you need to know about Aussie Football Rules
How do you bet on Aussie rules?

How do you bet on Aussie rules?

Australians love betting and have been doing so legally and illegally for many years. With the increase of online gambling sites, the Interactive Gambling Act 2001 was enacted to regulate sports bookmakers online putting some limitations on what the sites can legally do.

Aussie Rules is another name for Australian Football Rules and is the most popular sport by far in Australia having the fourth highest attendance in the world of a domestic sports league. It is also gaining popularity around the world with increasing numbers of punters betting on the sport.

The process involved in how to bet on sport, including Aussie Rules is very simple. Punters need to first choose a sportsbook that appeals to them and open an account with them following the instructions on screen. Second, they will need to fund the account using the available payment options. Third, navigate to Aussie Rules (also known as Australian Football), choose a match, select the type of bet and then confirm the bet.

How do you bet on Aussie rules?
Types of Aussie Rules betting

Types of Aussie Rules betting

There are hundreds of different bets that can be made on Aussie Rules matches. The most popular by far is the Head to Head (money line betting) where punters bet on which team will win the match. Line betting is useful when the teams are unequally matched, and the bettor can predict whether the handicapped team will win by a certain number of points.

Margin betting is also very popular. This betting market is where a bettor chooses the margin by which a team will win by, usually between 1-39, or 40+ points.

There are derivative bets available where punters can place bets, such as line bets, on a half or a quarter of the game. Plenty of proposition bets can be made including first team to score, number of goals and behinds etc.

Live betting is also very popular, where bets can be placed whilst the match is in progress. Futures betting can be made on future events such as who will be the winner of the AFL Final, which players will win the AFL Brownlow Medal, AFL Coleman Medal or be the AFL Rising Star amongst others.

Types of Aussie Rules betting
Biggest Aussie rules events and tournaments

Biggest Aussie rules events and tournaments

By far the biggest event in the Aussie Rules calendar is the AFL League. Eighteen teams compete over the season with the top 8 automatically qualifying for the AFL Final Round and AFL Grand Final. It is the only men's professional Aussie Rules tournament played in the world. The playoffs take place over 4 weeks in September and the winner is awarded the premiership.

There is another tournament that takes place every 3 years with amateur teams from all over the world except for Australia called The Australian Football International Cup. An amateur women's competition took place for the first time in 2011. There are also other amateur or semi-pro competitions held around the world including in Australia.

Biggest Aussie rules events and tournaments
Aussie football rules betting tips

Aussie football rules betting tips

Any sport betting is subject to luck, but there are a number of factors that can be taken into account to improve the chances of winning. Researching statistics and keeping up with trends could give a punter an edge when deciding on a bet.

For example, tracking how individual players are performing could help if a bettor wanted to place some proposition bets on individual players. Also individual team member's level of injury and fitness could impact their team's performance in this frantically paced game. Keeping abreast of the latest information will definitely help a punter to choose bets in a more informed manner.

It is also worth considering wagering on derivatives (betting on a quarter or half of the match) as some soft lines may be found. This is where a punter's knowledge comes into play again as knowing which part of the game a team plays their best can help make better betting decisions.

Knowing the weather forecast for a particular game can also have a bearing on who or what a bettor bets on. Some teams perform better or more poorly depending on the type of weather. Then there is the home ground advantage that may apply to some teams whilst others may have a more favorable record playing away from home.

Aussie football rules betting tips
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