Can someone confirm whether PaddyPower's £200 free bet from Attheraces is still running? I have read of people not getting free bets credited by PP because CS says it had expired. If it has done would someone be kind enough to show me what the latest offer is.
Too good to be true??
Looking at a match on Skybet, and under more bets they have a section called 'TEAM BETS'. Under this there is an option for 'Teams' and 'this will happen to...' 'Win both halves'.
This to me seems to be a straightforward bet on team A or B to win both halves, so could I bet on this market and lay on Betfair's HT/FT market? I only ask because the odds look too good to be true and Skybet do also have a HT/FT market with different odds...
Found the answer, Dont do it!
"To Win Both Halves
Betting on a team 'To Win Both Halves' is sure to add an extra element of excitement to a game of football. The bet basically makes a game of each half, with your selected team needing to score more goals than their opponents in both halves of the game for your bet to win.
Just be aware that this bet is different to a Half-time/Full-time bet, where you bet on who will be winning at half time and who will be winning at full time."
Originally Posted by foxski
Its not a particularly helpfull answer but it is accurate, you will need to contact AtTheRaces and/or PaddyPower CS and get a response from them in writing. Then if there is a dispute later you have a good case, if you say "JoeBloggs on the TGT forum said it was valid" you wont really have a leg to stand on.
Originally Posted by AllGone
Get a copy of the current T&Cs saved as Jpeg image too, that never did anybody any harm especially if it is £200 bets we are talking about. Maybe let us know what you find out/how it goes.
Have a plan and stick to it
Thanks Andy, it seems that no one is sure of this one. I will let you know if I decided to go with it
What is the general rule for win on lose. I am at 188 at the moment, if I should receive my money back, do I withdraw it, or play it through, and at what odds. The t&cs dont give much info?
I am 98% sure that you can just withdraw it. However as a courtesy it is nice to turn refunds over 1x.
Originally Posted by oswaldo
I've got a £50 SNR free bet sitting in my sportingbet account and it has to be used all in one go (checked on live chat). I can't seem to find anything better than a £35 profit from this at the moment. I only ever bet on football odds.. would it be worth trying horses to get a better profit or is this too risky and should I just accept the £35 and move on.
By and large you should aim to make around 85% of the free bet (£40-45 say) if it's a Euro book (any book that offers longer odds). Sometimes with US books it can be hard to find good odds on longer priced selections and so it's often the case that with US books you might see as little as 60% a good return on a 'free play' or bonus snr free bet. But for most Euro books that have say CS or HT/FT markets it's usually fairly easy to get at least 85% of the free bet value back.
Originally Posted by lolly22
Horses are a good way to find long odds matches, if you go that route you might want to check out somewhere like bestbetting.com which have all the early prices for the 'main' books listed and highlights any value odds in bold so you know there might be an opportunity for a good match there.
Another alternative might be to look at much longer term markets and start building up your own 'book'. A lot of the time bookies will offer easy arbs on those longer term markets (ie Eng Premier League / Champs League outright) simply because they have a long long time to lay off their liability as time goes on. You could have your own long term book and just use that market to place all your free bets on it (possibly not for you though, depends if you're interested in those markets really, adds a bit of interest to them).
Bookies that have a turn over on the bonus ie 5 x £30 before a withdrawal can be made.
What do you guys do, turn it over the required amount at minimal odds, with small loss each time, or high odds and hope to bust out first time.
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