NRL Bans NYC and Exoting Betting Options

3rd March 2017

The NRL has banned gambling on its under 20s competition and a range of exotic bets in professional ranks to strengthen the integrity of the sport. Additional Bets that are now banned:

  • Most all runs head-to-head
  • Most all run metres head-to-head
  • Player run metres over/under
  • Player tackles over/under
  • Player vs player points
  • 40/20 kick
  • First scoring play first half
  • Team to trail in match

    Bookmakers will also need to enter into an arrangement with the NRL before they are allowed to offer markets on matches.

    NRL Integrity Unit chief Nick Weeks said several novelty options had been cut. "There's a range of reasons why we don't think they're in the best interest of the game," he said. "They're subjective, it often causes ill will with fans, whether it's metres run, tackles made. "We think that they are more susceptible to manipulation, that doesn't mean manipulation is occurring, there's just a perception it might be occurring. "Gambling has been around forever and it will continue to be around, what we're doing is investing much more and making sure we can regulate that market and protect the integrity of the sport." NRL players and club personnel, as before, are not permitted to bet on matches.