There is little in it but I would go for the freeplay but stick the freeplay on the same outcome as your first real bet (if allowed, you should be). As Nintendo says though it depends on the site and the odds you can get the freeplay on though.
Originally Posted by bold_eagle26
But assume (ha ha!) you deposit $100 and get the 10% cash so $110, then bet on X at odds of +500, if it wins you have $660 in there now, or +$560 on the bet and a lot of wagering to do.
If you do the same but with the freeplay you have +$500 on the $100 of cash you bet so $600 balance and the $25 freeplay wins you $125 so its $725 balance, or +$625 and a lot of wagering to do.
From those that is at relatively very high odds you would be unlikely to be able to bet at odds of that high but as you can see (with my strategy of betting the deposit and freeplay on the same thing 1st bet) you are usually better off with the freeplay assuming odds are high enough to be used.
Have a plan and stick to it
Originally Posted by musicbox
thanks for that, wasnt sure if anyone would check that post so i thought would post it here and get some help.
Yeah should be fine. I know a few who have done this. Dont forget RAFs and cashback, every little helps.
Originally Posted by King_Suckerman
Anyone had an experience getting a bonus offer from Expekt? I received a 100% bonus to 25 Euro e-mail offer and placed a bet expecting the 25 Euro bonus to be in my account today. It hasn't appeared so I've e-mailed their CS and they said the UK is not included in this offer. I checked the T&Cs before I had a go at this offer and there was no mention of the UK not being included.
Yes, quite recently they sent a 100% €25 (£20) bonus on making a new deposit and betting it. Had to do the offer within 6 days of receiving the email and then the bonus was credited on the 7th day. These are the terms of the offer I had: Expekt.com not sure if it's the one you got?
Originally Posted by tgtslm
They've removed the UK SUB bonus so their answer would match that but if you received that offer then it wasn't a no-UK offer. If you can find the email you received, the link to the terms may well be active as they usually are.
Yep that's the one musicbox, I've sent another e-mail to Expekt with the T&Cs and they are going to forward it to the relevant department, whatever that means. I might get lucky and get the bonus.
Just an update.
I got an e-mail through today 9th, Expekt will now honour the bonus offered. Happy days. Just goes to show that if you get fobbed off after being given a bonus from any bookie, keep at them and make sure you have a copy of the T&Cs.
Hopefully I will make about £18 from this offer which will go nicely to my beer fund for all the sport this weekend.
Just wondering if any of the more experienced out there can help me with a problem I have encountered with the Rule 4 deduction on the horses.
I placed a bet with Sportsbet of $300 on High Office at 1.91 in the 5.10 at Musselburgh 8 minutes before the off.
The bet was settled as a win, but was subjected to a 65% deduction - presumably for the non-runner Bay Willow (1.73).
I had assumed that the odds had already been adjusted to take account of the non-runner, as all Sportsbet's odds were similar to, or worse than Betfair's, and the bet was placed so close to the off.
Is there any way that I can check what time Bay Willow was withdrawn and suggest that Sportsbet should have adjusted their odds accordingly long before the start of the race.
Your advice would be appreciated.
Hi Mony, Betfair may be able to tell you the time they had for the withdrawal. The last price of Bay Willow I can see on Oddschecker at other books was 2/1 or above which would be nowhere near 65% deduction. The winner's SP was 1.8 and was originally priced 1.91 as you took.
Originally Posted by Mony_a_Mickle
* Not sure if you've put Bay Willow as 1.73 based upon Sportinglife's listing but that was his weight (8-11) not his last price.
Musselburgh RACE 6 - 5:10 MAIDEN STAKES 1m 1f 0y
1 2. High Office 1.80 1.90 1.20 1.80 1.80
2 3. Nisaal 3.50 1.40 1.10
Scratchings: 5 | Deductions: Late Scr Horse 5. Bay Willow - 31c Win 28c Place at 1:47
If I am not mistaken this should be 4:47 in UK if that's where you are. If you placed your bet 8 minutes before the off then obviously the horse would already be gone from Betfair.
Sometimes the bookies does not reform the market right away. This will sometimes lead you to think that you have found arbs. A lot of people have been fooled in to thinking they had big arbs on WillHill and Ladbrokes when they in fact did not. Both laddies and billy usually list "market reformed at x.xx" at the bottom if there has been a NR. Maybe Sportsbet does too.
Not sure if you've put Bay Willow as 1.73 based upon Sportinglife's listing but that was his weight (8-11) not his last price.[/QUOTE]
Oops. Yes you are right about the weight Musicbox!
I bet $300 at 1.91 which gave a return of $95.37 which would be a 65% deduction by my calculations.
I layed it at BF at 1.88, and there were no other arbs on any of the other runners at the time, hence the reason I assumed the market had been reformed
I am in the UK Nintendo and placed the bet at 5.02 Uk time.
I have emailed CS asking about the deduction anyway, but I am not too hopeful. That is over £100 I have lost on this mistake.
Thanks for your replies guys, I will let you know if anything develops
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