The NRL attracts millions of dollars in punting money each year with all of the big corporate bookies covering it extensively.

Such is the demand for markets in the NRL, sports betting companies often have futures markets for a coming season available, just minutes after a Grand Final has been won.

NRL Betting
This article will run you through the main markets to look for prior to the commencement of the 2019 season, where to find the best places to bet and next year’s premiership odds.

The guidelines we provide here are a great way to begin your own sojourn into the exciting world of NRL bets.

Each site uses its own odds-making system, so the odds at different sites can vary considerably. The most reputable sites guarantee to pay the best odds for specific bets and matches when compared to other sites, and it is these ones you should play at.

Many sites also promote NRL betting with bonus bets or other promotions, so be on the lookout for these as well.

Betting options do vary among sites, but most offer the full range of standard NRL wagers. These include the basic single match win, the performance of a specific player in a match and live betting options such as Asian handicaps.

Best NRL Betting Sites

However, it is highly recommended that you reserve most of your NRL betting funds for decisions that are made more prudently and less emotionally.

Check the odds of each team with a national betting company, whether online or offline. This will give you an idea of the country’s averaged odds for the team, whereas local bookmakers have to give odds according to local NRL bets. You should always check the winning statistics of all players and teams, their recent playing history and which teams are actually going up against each other. endorses BetEasy as the no.1 bookie for betting on the NRL. They have extensive odds available on different markets and are known for being able to take a bet. Having said this there are plenty of bookies that are worth being a member at.

Sportsbet, the UK owned betting giant who bought out Iasbet, serve a huge number of markets around the world and have extensive betting options on many major rugby league competitions around the globe, including (the best one) the NRL.

NRL Bets Online

For some rugby enthusiasts, visiting the online sports betting sites and placing bets on League game and tourney outcomes is an enjoyable way to formalise and possibly benefit from the wagers they would be discussing and making with their friends anyway. Others take their NRL betting more seriously and spend much of their time researching and deciding how to punt. Whatever the case, placing NRL bets is always guaranteed to make the national pastime of watching this sport even more exhilarating.

Other major rugby league competitions to bet on

  • Super Rugby: The English equivalent to the NRL is the best comp in Europe, featuring 11 English teams and one team from France. Plenty have played in England including champions like Alfie Langer and Andrew Johns. Aussie bookies will frame markets on this competition during the home and away season.
  • Rugby League World Cup: While it doesn’t draw as much attention as the Rugby Union version, it does pit the best players from each country in the world against each other. It has dominated this tournament with 10 victories, England has won twice while the Kiwis have also tasted success in the 14 times it has been held since 1954.
  • Rugby League Four Nations: Replaced the Tri-Nations tournament in 2009. Powerhouses England and New Zealand always play while the fourth ranked team in the world is also invited to the party, with France becoming the first outside the big three to play in the inaugural event last decade.

Premiership odds for the 2019 NRL season

Th 2018 NRL grand finalists – the Sydney Roosters and Melbourne Storm – are leading the betting for the 2019 premiership, but it’s the Roosters who are at the top of the tree.

Punters have backed the champs into break an NRL back-to-back drought, backing them in to as short as $4.50 to do it all again, while the Storm and Broncos sit in behind them at $9.

Future odds on the 2019 NRL premiership:

  • Sydney Roosters $7
  • Brisbane Broncos $7
  • Melbourne Storm $11
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs $15
  • Penrith Panthers $15
  • St. George Illawarra Dragons $26
  • Cronulla Sharks $15
  • Newcastle Knights $51
  • North Queensland Cowboys $7
  • Canberra Raiders $21
  • Wests Tigers $26
  • New Zealand Warriors $34
  • Parramatta Eels $34
  • Gold Coast Titans $41
  • Manly Sea Eagles $41
  • Canterbury Bulldogs $51

* Updated February 18, 2019