With the help of betting apps, it has never been easier to place a bet on rugby league. Whether you are at home on your sofa or on the move or with friends, you can place a bet on a game at the swipe of a button on your phone.
Bookmakers have in recent years expanded their catalogue of leagues which they offer betting on. In England, the majority of the big firms offers odds on matches all the way down to League One.
Here is a look at three things you should consider when it comes to betting on rugby league today.
Take Advantage of Sign-Up Offers
In order to win your custom, bookmakers offer some very generous promotions in order for you to open a betting account with them. These include boosted odds, a free bet and cross-promotions on their casino products.
These offers can be used on the rugby league odds for an 80-minute match, an outright market for a league or cup or you can bet on a player to score the first try in a game. Look out for the best of these promotions and use them. You are under no obligation to carry on betting with them after this period.
Not only do bookmakers allow you to place a bet on a rugby league game before it starts, but they also offer in-running odds on the majority of their matches. The benefit of betting in-play is you can watch the opening stages of the action and base an opinion on who looks the most likely winner.
Odds are offered throughout the game so you can watch as much of the game as you like before placing your bet. An example of this was the 2019 Challenge Cup which was won by Warrington Wolves. Steve Price’s side were outsiders going into that match but they made a strong start against St Helens and went on to build upon that early success to lift the trophy.
One of the most modern features to be introduced by bookmakers in their rugby league and sports betting is the cash-out facility. Some firms allow you to take a cash offer for your bet at various stages of the match.
The cash value will obviously depend on how strong your bet is looking. If your team is well ahead, like St Helens were in their 2019 Grand Final success against Salford City Reds, you are likely to get a very good offer.
With so many late tries in rugby league, many punters have ended up winning on a bet which should have gone on to lose. However, if you cash out too early, you may miss out on your full winnings.
Although cash out is not for everybody, it is a feature which is nice to have in case you have the desire to get out of your bet.
Hopefully the above three tips can help you become more profitable in your rugby league betting. Have fun and always bet responsibly.