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Free bets, bonuses & more specials from the bookies for Origin 2

STATE of Origin 2016 resumes this Wednesday at Suncorp Stadium, where Queensland will aim to wrap up its 10th series win in 11 years.

New South Wales is paying $2.60 at CrownBet to square the ledger, but the Maroons are clear favourites at $1.52 to make it 2-0.

Like always, punters can dig in to a stack of specials, bonuses and fantasy bets for Origin 2 at our top online bookmakers.

CrownBet King of Origin promotion

Put your fantasy footy skills to the test and win a share of $200,000 CrownBet Rewards with the King of Origin free tipping competition.

For Origin 2, you have four choices to make:

All you have to do is register for CrownBet Rewards at CrownBet.com and make your selections for a chance to score loyalty points that can redeemed on dining, entertainment, betting bonuses and more.

Entry is free and you don’t even need an active betting account, so it’s the ultimate opportunity to win something for nothing this Origin series.

Sportsbet’s Origin 2 head-to-head special

Even if your team doesn’t get up this Wednesday, Sportsbet customers can walk away without losing a dime.

If you bet on either QLD or NSW to win Origin 2, the bookie will refund your stake up to $50 cash if your pick goes down by a margin of eight points or fewer.

For example, let’s say we put $10 on the Blues to spring an upset at Suncorp. If the Maroons go on to win 24-17 (a seven-point margin), we will get our $10 back in real money.

To qualify, the initial bet on the Origin 2 head-to-head market must be placed with cash credits (no bonus bets allowed).

For more info, sign up at Sportsbet.com.au and check out the ‘Specials’ page.

First tryscorer bonus at CrownBet.com

Much like Sportsbet’s head-to-head special, you can break even on failed State of Origin first try bets at CrownBet.

If your pick doesn’t opening the scoring, you can pocket up to $50 in bonus bets if he goes on to cross the line for a try at any time in game two.

For example, let’s say we put $20 on Greg Inglis to score the first try of the match. If he finishes the game with at least one try, but doesn’t score the first, we will get a $20 bonus bet.

Terms and conditions apply, so head to www.CrownBet.com for all the details.

Origin 2016 futures betting

With a 1-0 lead in their pockets, Queensland have shortened significantly in the 2016 State of Origin outright betting.

It’s not too late to get some value in William Hill’s futures markets, however – especially if you’re tipping NSW to come from behind and snatch the series.

Origin 2016 series winner

Queensland – $1.22
New South Wales – $4.25

Origin 2016 correct score

Queensland 2-1 New South Wales – $1.85
Queensland 3-0 New South Wales – $2.50
New South Wales 2-1 Queensland – $4.50