A punter from the northern island of the country placed a NZD 400,000 wager on the All Blacks, the biggest bet in history.
Since the New Zealand national rugby team was strong favourites against Australia, one had to wager quite a bet to win some serious cash. This is exactly what a player did from New Zealand, placing an extraordinary NZD 400,000 on the All Blacks, the biggest bet in history at land based and online sportsbooks in New Zealand.
The All Blacks duly won the 2015 Rugby World Cup final against their firm rivals. The 1.35 betting odds meant that the final gambling winnings were NZD 540,000 – awesome gambling news for the mysterious bettor. The previous record bet at New Zealand sportsbooks was a NZD 220,000 wager on Brazil beating China in the 2002 FIFA World Cup.
New Zealand v Australia – Match Highlights and Tries – RWC Final 2015
New Zealand became the first national team that was able to retain its rugby world championship title, and this was the first occasion that the All Blacks won the competition outside New Zealand.