Imo, a minimum float of say 500 in order to complete this, check out their T&C, see if there is a time limit to deposit for their bonus since you have signed up.
Originally Posted by Diffusion
It looks like you'll need to complete a lot of smaller wagering bets to bust out of this one.
Also :- word of warning, you have signed up to PP & coral for only £20 offers each, they are both well known for easily doing £50/£100 freebets, so I would do some research into the future, as some bookies it is worthwhile to wait.
Best of luck.
With a little luck (i.e. winning outstanding matched bets at Betfair and not the bookmakers) my float should be around £700 tonight (or otherwise in about 3 days time) so I may look to making a start on this one then. Biggest free bets I've tackled so far have been £50 at a time, so hopefully I can split the £200 in qualifying bets 3 x £66 and the same with the £200 bonus, anyone out there who can confirm if that's possible?
Originally Posted by DireEmblem
The T&Cs specify some time constraints, but only with reference to the qualifying deposit, which I haven't yet made - "If the stake rollover requirement for this bonus has not been met within 90 days of the first qualifying deposit any funds held in the bonus balance will be forfeited" and "the Offer Code must be entered within 7 days of the qualifying transaction" - so hopefully I should, fingers crossed, be OK. I opened the account on Feb 19th (not for the free bet but for their live video, duh!).
Yeh, opening the PaddyPower, Coral and Betdaq ones when I did was very stupid, with hindsight. I started out at all the smaller ones mainly in order to gradually grow my float, didn't do enough research to work out that I was actually selling myself far too short on those offers. Rookie errors.
No not at all, you did what you could when you could. The Grass is always Greener and things always "might" have been better but there is no reason to think the offers wouldnt have dissappeared altogether. There was £X sat on the table in front of you and you picked it up. Good decision. Nobody ever got poor by banking a profit. Hit everything in sight as quickly as possible is the advice I would give you will make much more money that way its not like you are ever going to run out of things to do.
Originally Posted by Diffusion
For years in 2007, 2008 and even 2009 I read some people actually advise "Wait to join Ladbrokes they might have a bigger offer later they have done £200 before" and this was when a Ladbrokes account was literally a licence to print money throwing out £1000s a year profit. It made you want to scream.
Offers do go up and they do go down and nobody can promise or predict what will happen. But if you join everything you see as quickly as possible you will not go far wrong. Get stuck in and dont look back.
Have a plan and stick to it
You're right that it's difficult to regret making the £72 or so I did from PaddyPower, Coral and Betdaq (of which £40 cashback)! And of course I'm positioned to make the most of 10% on Coral losses and the frequent PaddyPower money back offers. It's nice to be able to not do everything exactly optimally and still be making money.
Originally Posted by Andy
I have been doing some betting but they have changed my job and work is hell.
I was doing it in daylight hours but that has had to stop.
Anyway, it's nice to see people read and appreciate the thread - so I better update it.
Next bookie was Partybets:
RAF Where you bet £770 then claim £65 ish and they do too.
Odds were poor since a big rollover and no bust out allowed (post-wager claim).
I took tennis, darts, and footy games.
Still lost half the cash.
So only made £34.
Profit: £1188 with £40 paid by TGT and £60 Cashback pending.
Then I joined Panbet:
Note the rules have changed and it is a yakky offer now IMO.
But I got the straight bet £25 get £25.
Bet on horses both times but odds moved on me so I only made £17 on the freebie - after a no loss qualifier.
Profit: £1205 with £40 paid by TGT and £60 Cashback pending.
Next up is Centrebet.
They do various offer up to £50 and a RAF of £25/£10. However some have had the offer refused if you do a RAF. So to be safe you shuld only do the £50 offer.
I did both and they both worked.
So joined via RAF email but typed in the bonus code I found for 5 x £10 bets.
Placed a £50 on Wigan for a £2.20 loss.
They got given the 5 x £10 bets. Which went on mostly correct score high odds for about £7.5 a go profit.
I then emailed about RAF because they weren't forthcoming. They then awarded it.
Again put it on correct score and my mate did the same with his bonus (I got half).
So profit was £63 - not bad considering their odds.
Profit: £1268 with £40 paid by TGT and £60 Cashback pending.
Next up was Eurosportbet:
Join from here for £5.
Bet £50 @ >2.0 and get a £50 SNR. When I did it that was all you got. They now give two more £25 with ten £25 bets. But their odds are poor IMO so I prob wouldn't bother - or at least wait for 10 good bets.
Bet on champs league and got 3.2/3.3 for a £4 loss.
Then put the SNR on a horse. They move the odds quickly and it went poor mid lay.
But I overlayed (it was at 10's) and it duely lost. Recovered some of the damage.
So I made £33 in total.
Profit: £1301 with £40 paid by TGT and £5 TGT pending and £60 other Cashback pending.
Just doing Eurosportbet myself - like you I am on to the £25 free bets and was thinking like you that the odds were poor. However, remember that it is the average amount from 10 bets so you are looking for one arb or near arb to whack a large bet on, then 9 smaller bets at £5 to £10.
In my case I found one good arb, stuck £200 on it for +£7 to leave 9 bets for the remaining £50, each of which I will lose a few pence on.
My advice if it helps is be patient and wait for the one big bet.