2018 Australian Open – How to Bet on Grand Slams

João Mourato

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 8:01 PM UTC

Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 8:01 PM UTC

Tennis betting is an all-year around activity seeing its peak during the four Grand Slams. Join us while we go through the best sportsbooks for you to use during the 2018 Australian Open.

The four Grand Slam tournaments – Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open – are the most prestigious events on the tennis calendar. They offer not only the most ranking points but also the highest prize money. For that reason, players train and structure their season to peak at those four events every year.

As we mentioned in previous articles, there is a huge difference in the analysis of an individual sport like tennis when compared to team sports. With the season taking place from January to November, assessing the players’ motivation can be a huge challenge. However, the task becomes easier on Grand Slam events due to the points and prize money that these tournaments offer to the players.

With the four majors presenting some of the most valuable betting opportunities throughout the season, it’s time for us to take a look at the best sportsbooks for you to place your bets on the 2018 Australian Open.


Founded in 1998, Pinnacle is one of the world’s largest online sportsbooks. With an A+ rating on the SBR Rating since 2002, the sportsbook licensed in Curacao is one of the most reliable in the industry. Adding to this, Pinnacle is also the lowest margin book with the highest limits.

Even though you won’t find many special markets on Pinnacle, this is definitely the No.1 choice for most of the sharp bettors. Tennis is no exception with the A+ sportsbook offering incredible payouts and limits to their players. Pinnacle has also extended their offer over the last couple of years. Nowadays it’s possible to bet not only on the major tours, but also on the Challenger Tour and some ITF events.

With the Australian Open around the corner, don’t forget to check Pinnacle for the best odds and highest limits in the industry.


SBOBet was established 15 years with an A- reputation on SBR since 2011. Although their limits and payouts can’t compete with Pinnacle, SBOBet stands out because of their wide offer on Grand Slam events. While Pinnacle only offers the -2.5 / +2.5 Set Handicap market on the best of five sets matches, SBOBet gives you the possibility to bet also on the -1.5 / +1.5 Set Handicap market. This is a very powerful market since it allows you to increase the odd on a favorite without being dependent on a player to cover the spread and win each set by a large margin.

For that reason, our suggestion is for you to open an account on SBOBet and take advantage of this incredible market during the Grand Slam events.


With payouts up to 98%, 5Dimes offers some of the most competitive prices in the industry. Founded in 2000, Sportsbook Review rates 5Dimes as an A+ sportsbook since 2009. Despite their competitive margins on the moneyline, it’s not easy to find the best prices on spreads and over/under markets.

Having said that, 5Dimes is a great option to look for the best prices on the moneyline but probably not the ideal solution for spread betting.

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