Which Sports Do Australians Prefer Betting On?

It comes as no surprise that sports-loving Australians also love sports betting. As with many other countries, sports betting is popular in Australia because of the thrill. However, the top sports that Australians bet on may surprise you. Our choices are different from other countries like the United States and India.

What is Sports Betting

Sports betting is a type of gambling. It works the same as with most other casino games. You bet on the outcome of games or certain other aspects. You can bet on what the final score will be.

You can bet on which horse will come last. You can bet on who will be the MVP of a game, and so on.

Australians love betting on the following sports. They are mentioned in order of popularity.

Australian Rules Football

Yes, we have our league with our own rules. It is very similar to normal rugby rules, but we added our own flavour. The first most popular sport to bet on is Australian rules football. If you do not know what it is, we suggest you look it up and see what the fuss is about.

Horse Racing

With the Melbourne Cup being one of the biggest sports events worldwide, this is no surprise. The second favourite sport is horse racing. One of the reasons for its popularity is the horses. Many of the best and strongest horses are bred and trained on Australian soil.


We are one of the world’s best rugby countries, so this goes without saying. We like our ‘football’ varieties. Rugby is a favourite among Australians because of the international nature and stakes. Also, because we like supporting our teams.


Motorsports is the fourth sport Australianslike to bet on. Motor racing is one of the most popular sports in the world and has many different events. We like betting on international events and also supporting our home-bred drivers.


Fifth on the list is soccer (also a football variety). There is a trend here. Soccer may not be the most popular sport in Australia, but it is number one in the world. We are not people who like to miss out. So, we enjoy betting on soccer, especially during the world cup.

These are the top five sports that Australians like to bet on. After soccer, we also enjoy betting on cricket and tennis. We like variety, but it is also clear that we love ourselves some footie. Three of our favourite sports are about kicking a ball, after all. What is your favourite sport to bet on?

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