THE history of rugby league has traditionally been about innovation and revolution. Moreover, the move to a summer schedule has brought added interest in fixtures, increased crowds, better media coverage and a keen focus on results.
It has also opened great opportunity for rugby league betting. Online bookmakers are quick to react to a new market with free bets and while the sport has traditionally been north of England based, it is drawing fresh interest across Europe and throughout the UK.
The teams that traditionally top the standings and reach the grand final, Leeds, St Helens, Wigan and Bradford, are considered safe tips amongst rugby betting enthusiasts, but one of the highlights of the super league has been the emergence of teams in London, Wales and beyond. This has added a new dimension to the game as rugby league bets are often placed according to geography as well as form or results. Subsequently, online rugby league betting has blossomed as punters enjoy access to a rugby league bet via their laptop.
In fact, rugby league betting is ideal for those contemplating tips ahead of the summer’s fixtures. Matches are played across the weekend which gives a variety of options for multiple live rugby league betting. As one sports writer noted: "The game has come a long, long way very quickly and rugby football league betting reflects the change.
"The standings have yet to settle this season, a feature which highlights the depth of betting value to be found for those making a series of internet-based predictions. Rugby league football betting still offers attractive odds against the powerhouse teams hitting their stride.
"It’s too early to say whether the big boys are capable of beating each other, but their early performances suggest there is still great value in rugby league betting right across the top flight. When you throw in international matches and the likes of the world club challenge, then the odds are you can find a multitude of matches to suit your rugby league football betting requirements.
"Live rugby league betting has added appeal because so many of the matches are shown on Sky TV meaning you can react to events as they unfold, and maybe use a free bet from an online bookmaker if you are a first time predictor nervous about the outcome (and the odds) before you make your inaugural rugby league bets.
"Online rugby league betting on which teams will reach the play-offs or cup final and who will win the grand final at Old Trafford at the end of the season, is exciting way of matching interest in the sport with the opportunity to make some money.
"Rugby football league betting offers the chance right throughout the course of the season and when you throw in the opportunities to have a bet on who will finish the campaign as leading try scorer, or record most wins, then it’s clear that rugby league betting really does provide the perfect mix.”