State of Origin is the annual best-of-three Rugby League Series played between the “heartland states” of the code in Australia, New South Wales and Queensland. First played in 1980, “Origin” has become extremely popular with big crowds and large TV ratings.

Game 1 of the 2023 State of Origin series will be played at the Adelaide Oval on Wednesday 31st May followed by Game 2 at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Wednesday 21st June, with the third and final match at Stadium Australia in Sydney on Wednesday the 12th July. 

Understanding the State of Origin

Origin is much more than three games of Rugby League! It is a chance for Queenslanders to show NSW that they are not intimidated by the biggest state in Australia. It is “Mate vs Mate” and “State vs State” with NRL stars competing against their teammates in some instances. The passion and atmosphere cannot be bigger or better. The Australian squad is named after the series which in itself is a great incentive.  

While every series features different players, the matches are played at a frenetic speed at a quality that is arguably the best in the world. Some players adapt to the tempo quickly and thrive under the spotlight while others struggle with Origin intensity. It is a great spectacle!

Choosing the Right Betting Site

State of Origin time is a great time to place a bet! With a lot of interest in the series, there are great betting promos and odds available with online sports bookmakers. Palmerbet have outstanding Rugby League promotions throughout the year and they go to another level at Origin time

Licensing and Regulation

With three generations of bookmaking experience, the Palmer name is respected within the industry. They are financially guaranteed by the NSW betting co-op and licensed by the NSW government. When you bet with Palmerbet you can be sure that your money is secure.

Range of Betting Options

Here are some of the main State of Origin betting markets:  

Head-to-Head Betting is the simplest bet type. Will the Blues or Maroons win? You pick one team and place a bet on them, if they win, you win!

Line Betting involves placing a bet on an outcome based on how the bookie has handicapped the game.

Series Bets are a great way to stay involved with the whole State Of Origin Series. What will the final score be in the three matches?

Total Points Markets are generally viewed as an over/under market. How many points will the two teams score combined in the match? Will the Origin pressure lead to a low-scoring encounter or will the attacking players flourish on the big stage?

Exotic & Prop Bets are a great way to enjoy the Origin matches. It is a bet on the outcome of an event/s or a player’s performance in a particular game. Will Valentine Holmes score a try? Well-researched bettors can reap the rewards on prop bets.

Developing a Betting Strategy

Coming up with a State of Origin betting strategy is key to winning! With a lot of data available on all the players and previous Origin matches there is no excuse to not be prepared!

 Here are 4 keys stats to consider before placing your Origin bets:

  1. In 43 State of Origin Series Queensland have won 25, New South Wales 16, with 2 drawn.
  2. Queensland’s last seven wins over NSW have been by a 1-12 margin
  3. NSW’s last four wins over Queensland have been by a 13+ margin
  4. Four of the last five Origin games have produced Under 38.5 points


Palmerbet has a large range of betting markets to bet on State of Origin Series. These include traditional win and line betting as well as prop markets such as First Try Scorer and Player of the Match.

The Palmerbet Blog is a great source for free origin tips, and the important origin line-up changes.

Visit the website at or download the Palmerbet app via the App Store. You will be pleased you did!


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