The introduction of Cable TV and the internet has led to an explosion in online sports betting in Australia over the last 20 years. Australians love a bet, and betting on U.S sports is hugely popular, due to the ease of betting and terrific media coverage. The most popular U.S sports for bettors are listed below.

Popular Sports 

Baseball is America’s favourite sport and placing a bet on baseball is fast becoming as popular as the game itself. Major League Baseball (MLB) is the oldest professional sporting league in the world and the home of baseball in the U.S. 

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is America’s main basketball league and is the biggest basketball competition in the world. With games played every day and at a “user-friendly” time for Australian viewers, betting on basketball is hugely popular. Bets can be placed on the traditional markets such as win or line with a large number of proposition markets available as well.

The National Football League (NFL) is the home of American Football. With 24-hour sports coverage on television and an abundance of information available online, betting on the NFL is a booming industry in Australia. The Superbowl is the largest single sports betting event in the world each year with millions of dollars bet annually. 

The National Hockey League (NHL) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, with 25 teams based in the United States and 7 in Canada. It is the fourth most popular American sport to bet on and has developed a niche market in the industry. There are a number of bet types available and multi-bets are very popular across NHL games. 

Betting on MMA has seen significant growth in recent years, especially through its flagship event the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). The UFC fight days feature a large number of events with women and men across a wide range of weight divisions competing. There is something for all combat sports fans. 

Why Bet on American Sports 

American sports are terrific for “stats nerds”. There are so many games to watch and post-game data available to analyse. The majority of U.S sports take place at a time in Australia that is easy to watch with a number of dedicated 24-hour-a-day television channels. Placing a bet on U.S Sports has never been easier.  

With so much information available about US sports, bettors can be well prepared before placing a bet. Websites such as,, and have all the statistical information required to place an online sports bet. While sites like provide last-minute injury and line-up news. 

Why Choose Palmerbet

Palmerbet is a third-generation bookmaking family, that is owned locally and operates under the regulation of Racing NSW. They are financially guaranteed by the NSW Bookmakers Co-operative and licensed by the NSW government. When you bet with Palmerbet you are betting with an established and trusted bookmaker.    

Betting News and Information provides free sports betting tips as well as updated betting markets, breaking news and information across a wide range of sports. They offer a variety of markets on US Sports and futures markets on tournaments including NFL 2022.  

The Palmerbet Blog is a great source for free tips, betting previews and up-to-date sports betting odds as well as the all-important NBA odds

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