CAN Queensland turn the tide in Sydney and take the series to a third game?
That is the question punters nationwide are looking to answer ahead of Wednesday night’s State of Origin clash at ANZ Stadium.
Online bookmakers are taking big money on either side of the ledger, yet they are also offering plenty of value.
Check out these Origin II betting bonuses from Australia’s best bookies.
CrownBet’s King of Origin tipping competition is much more than your standard sports betting promotion.
For each game of the SOO series, punters are asked to pick one option or the other in four different categories.
The selections for Origin II are:
Team to win – NSW or QLD
Most tackles – Nathan Peats or Cameron Smith
Most fantasy points – Jarryd Hayne or Will Chambers
First to 100m gained – James Tedesco or Billy Slater
Tip truly and you could win a share of $5000 in CrownBet Rewards bonus points.
The bookie also runs head-to-head specials and first tryscorer bonuses for NRL and Origin games, so check out the promos at CrownBet.com.au for more.
Sportsbet has two huge deals for the second game of Origin 2017.
If you bet on either the Blues or the Maroon in the head-to-head market, you can score double winnings up to $50 in bonus bets if your team salutes.
For example: if we bet $10 on Queensland and they win at +130 odds, we will collect an extra $23 in bonus cash for $46 in total winnings.
Punters can also pocket a $50 cash-back bonus on unsuccessful first tryscorer bets.
That deal applies if your man does not score the first try, yet goes on to cross the line at any other time in the game.
For example: if we put $20 on Johnathan Thurston and he finishes with a try to his name, but not the opener, we will get our $20 stake back in bonus bets.
For more info, sign up at Sportsbet.com.au and log in to see all of this week’s online betting specials.
If it is enhanced odds you want, Ladbrokes is your best bet.
The bookie is offering a supersized +150 head-to-head price on NSW to seal the series on Wednesday.
That applies to cash bets (i.e. no bonus wagers) up to a maximum stake of $25.
Punters can also enjoy top payouts for Origin II first tryscorer bets thanks to the Ladbrokes Odds Boost Extra feature.
Open the market, add your selection and hit the ‘Boost’ button to watch your player’s price soar.
If that is not enough to satiate your appetite, Ladbrokes has four Origin Footy Freaks specials:
NSW win/Josh Dugan anytime tryscorer – +350
QLD win/Darius Boyd anytime tryscorer – +450
QLD win/Billy Slater anytime tryscorer – +550
Tabcorp bookie Luxbet is running one of the most generous rugby league betting specials of the year.
Pick any man to cross for the opener on Wednesday night and win back up to $60 in bonus cash if he scores any try except the first.
That is a full $10 more than you will get on first tryscorer betting bonuses at most other online bookies.
Head over to www.Luxbet.com to find out more.
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