State of Origin Game 1 Preview and Promos

By: Before You Bet

Our friends at Before You Bet offer Poker Asia Pacific readers a 2014 State of Origin Game 1 preview which outlines all the best betting promotions. 

It’s State of Origin time!  It’s the time of year where the excitement of rugby fans reaches fever-pitch and even grabs the attention of a few of the stubborn non-rugby followers in the Southern states!

Queensland have dominated this contest in recent years and with a squad that’s full of super talent, it looks a tough road ahead for an undermanned New South Wales side. But one thing we know, is that State of Origin brings the best out of players, so we’ll hopefully see a tight, tough contest.

The great thing about State of Origin is that there are always some great promotions about. In fact, if you take advantage of all of them, you can frame yourself a book that can offset your liabilities and provides some potential profits with very little risk.

Verdict:  We’re going to back Queensland all the way, taking advantage of the promotions below.


Hope for a tight start as Sportingbet will give you your money back on losing head to head bets in the State of Origin if the score is still 0-0 after nine minutes of play. Maximum refund is $100. This one is definitely worth taking advantage of.

Sportingbet State of Origin


Opt-in to Betfair’s State of Origin promotion and receive boosted odds of $2.50 for line bets of NSW+6.5 or QLD -6.5. The maximum bet is $25 and to be eligible you must not place a lay bet on the market at any stage.


Get special price of $2 for head to head bets on Game 1 of the State of Origin. Back Queensland to win and gets enhanced odds of $2! Maximum $50 bet, applies to new accounts only.

Palmerbet State of Origin


Place a head to head bet on the State of Origin and if Jarryd Hayne or Billy Slater scores a try, you’ll have your winnings doubled in the form of a bonus bet up to a maximum of $100.


State of Origin Freaks – get boosted odds for a nominated “freak”. Get odds of $2.60 for Inglis to score a try and Queensland win, or, take odds of $6.00 for Hayne to score a try and New South Wales win. Maximum bet is $100.

Ladbrokes State of Origin


Please a Man of the Match bet on the State of Origin and if there is a missed try conversion during the match, you’ll receive a bonus bet equal to your stake up to $100.


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