This article explains all you'll need to know to pick the right bookies for your rugby betting. You can read about the following here:

Which bookmaker offers the best rugby odds?
Which bookmaker covers the most rugby events?
Which bookmaker offers the most rugby markets?
Which bookmaker is best for rugby handicaps?
Which bookmakers offer rugby in play betting?
Which bookmakers offer rugby stats for betting research on their websites?
Which bookmakers offer live rugby streaming?
Which bookmakers offer the biggest rugby payouts?

Which bookmaker offers the best rugby odds?

If looking for the best rugby odds on a regular basis then the Betfair Exchange is likely to be the best option. On the Betfair Exchange punters are laying bets to lose as well as backing them to win and in order to get their lay bets matched they have to offer better odds than you get at the bookies. You won't find huge increases in the odds in the match betting markets as the odds are fairly short generally anyway. However in the markets where you find double figure outcomes the odds on the Betfair Exchange can be considerably bigger.

If looking for the best rugby odds open an account with the Betfair Exchange and they'll refund your first bet if it loses up to £20 as a free bet.

The traditional bookmakers that offer the best rugby odds will vary from week to week, depending on the selections the punter wants to back. All the prices will be fairly similar with slight fluctuations based on each bookmaker's traders opinions on the event.

Which bookmaker covers the most rugby events?

BetVictor offer in depth odds on rugby. They are often the only bookmaker to be offering outright odds on events such as the rugby league Championship 1. If no traditional bookmaker is offering odds on an event then there is still a chance you could get a bet on with the Betfair Exchange but there can always be liquidity issues on the smaller events on exchanges.

Ladbrokes and Betway are often the first to price up the Grand Slam market for the Six Nations. If the odds aren't available with one of those bookies then there is a good chance they won't be available with anyone yet.

Which bookmaker offers the most rugby markets?

Bet365 and Paddy Power are often head and shoulders above the competition when it comes to offering match markets on rugby. For Super League games Bet365 offer up to 150 different markets and even within those markets there are an abundance of different betting opportunities, such as up to 50 different handicaps covered. Paddy Power can offer slightly more handicap options, often 50+, but their range of markets isn't quite so extensive at 44. Paddy Power do cover some of the more obscure markets though such as team to score the first try in the second half and also only Ladbrokes and William Hill, alongside Paddy Power, offer odds on players to score a hat trick. Bet365's huge selection of markets tends to be through offering many variations of familiar bets.

With the likes of BetVictor offering 39 different markets and Ladbrokes offering 29 different markets (both offer fewer than 10 handicap options too) it's easy to see why Bet365 and Paddy Power are so popular amongst rugby fans.

Which bookmaker is best for rugby handicaps?

Handicap betting is very popular on rugby with many games featuring mismatched teams and the array of handicap options on offer with rugby bookmakers can be impressive with 10+ options available on the bigger matches.

BetVictor and William Hill are excellent bookmakers for handicaps with up to 5 different handicap options available on match markets.

If you prefer 1st or 2nd half handicap betting then Paddy Power tend to be clear stand outs here. They have been known to offer over 30 different handicap options on the bigger matches.

 

Which bookmakers offer rugby in play betting?

Rugby is an extremely popular sport that is often televised and as such in play betting opportunities are plentiful with each bookmaker having a great selection of in play rugby betting markets.

The following bookmakers offer in play rugby betting:

Bet365
William Hill
Betway
Betfair
Paddy Power
Ladbrokes
888sport
Coral
BetBright
Boylesports

Which bookmakers offer rugby stats for betting research on their websites?

There are plenty of great sites out there for researching rugby betting opportunities and included amongst those are some bookmaker websites. These bookies offer some excellent rugby stats packages making the transition from research to placing your bet as easy as possible.

The following bookmakers have rugby stats on their websites:

Bet365
Coral

Which bookmakers offer live rugby streaming?

Rugby isn't as well covered as many other sports when it comes to the live streaming services offered by bookmakers. Currently the only bookies to offer live rugby streaming are the following:

Bet365
Coral

Which bookmakers offer the biggest rugby payouts?

All bookies have payout limits for each sport. You must be aware of these rugby payout limits as you might be including selections in bets that take you over the maximum payout - increasing the risk of your bet losing for no extra reward.

These are the top bookies and their maximum payouts for rugby:

Bet365 - Rugby Union - Internationals, World Cup, Six Nations, Four Nations, Aviva Premiership, Heineken Cup and Super Rugby match winners, handicaps and totals £500,000. All other rugby union markets not listed £100,000. Rugby League - Super League, NRL, International and World Cup match winners, handicaps and totals £500,000. All other Rugby League markets/competitions £100,000.

Ladbrokes - £500,000 for all markets.

Paddy Power - Match Betting, Main Handicap Market, Outright Betting - £250,000, all other markets £25,000.

Coral - £100,000 for all markets.

Betway - £100,000 for all markets.

BetVictor - £100,000 for all markets.

BetBright - £50,000 for all markets.

Betfair - Match Odds, Handicap, Total Points, Competition Winner £25,000, all other markets £15,000.