Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

A Sure-Fire Finals Bet

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

A Sure-Fire Finals Bet

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Rob Whatley

WHAT a fantastic time of the year.

Dreams become reality and legends are made forever. Or all the hard work can come to nought and the "what if" questions roll around the head until the opportunity comes around to stand up again.

It's the time of year where everyone is an expert. They know who will win and may even have a reason why, but the fact is that most of the games at this time of the year could go either way - and often do.

The positive is that those experts who get it wrong have the reason why as well. Yes, we do have to listen to them pre- and post-game - lucky us.

With that in mind, the NRL and AFL grand finals are massive on the landscape of betting companies.

Once upon a time you would just shake the mate's hand and the slab would be up for grabs. No margins, just a straight-out winner and loser, as simple as it comes.

Now there is first score, best player, winning margin, handicap points, halftime score and so much more. …

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