Originally Posted by wndllll
£25 risk free new player bonus..
Roulette one this week.. deposit £50 play £200 get £50
Thursday thrills deposit £15 play £60 get £15
is a start..
If your float can take it you can claim the welcome bonus any time after doing £100 on the slots for some other bonus (2 weeks worth of Thursday Thrills would do). Then just never withdraw until you've done enough wagering to meet the terms (on other bonuses does the trick again!) You'll have a good few hundred tied up for months as you have to redeposit for each bonus without being able to withdraw, but you'll be an extra £100 up at the end of it.
As mentioned and discussed on chatbox IIRC, you'll be tying up around £500 at a rough guess for maybe a month or so if they continue to put on regular bonuses at Ladbrokes as they have been recently in the last half year or so. I would say go for the intro bonus, and slowly as you complete other wagering for the other bonuses you'll complete the intro bonus as you do all the other bonuses which do 'stack' as it were (ie you can double up and do the wagering for the intro as you do the wagering for the other bonuses as long as you fil all the criteria for the other bonuses ie depositing required amount etc).
Originally Posted by wndllll
Hi All, I have been waiting to do Coral/William Hill and Paddy Power until a better offer came along. Does anyone know the best offer at the moment from these? Thanks
I happen to know PP have a special teletext offer on at the moment - can't remember details exactly but it's something like bet £50, get £100. Look on teletext for more info. No idea about the other two, they usually have decent offers around big race meetings but whether you want to wait that long I don't know.
Originally Posted by TelC
With regards to the 25 new player bonus at Ladbrokes.
My sister's currently matched-betting but would like to ease into casino stuff.
If she were to sign up for that, get the 25 quid free, then deposit and go for the roulette bonus, would she be allowed to withdraw the roulette bonus having completed that WR but not the 25 free one?
I understand the 25 one has a WR of 500, and roulette and blackjack only count for 10%.
I don't think she'd be too happy tying up lots of money here, even though I've told her it's the way forward.
I've just started matched betting - in fact any sort of betting - and I wondered if I'm alone in suffering from a pounding heart and fluttering hands as I place my bets. And then there's the charging about unfamiliar bookies websites trying to find the evidence of my transactions - just to make sure - again.
How long does this last? Would alcohol help?
Any advice gratefully received.
It's a bit like lovemaking and whilst I'm sure you're more than capable in that department, let's run through the basics...
1. Avoid alcohol
2. Take things slowly
3. Hit the right buttons
4. Check you've hit the right buttons
It gets easier the more you do it but when you first begin, it would be strange not to feel nervous.
I could go on but I would probably scare you away.
I think it's always there, if it wasn't then there'd be something wrong - when you get complacent about it, just place the bets and don't bother to double check what you've done, that's when mistakes happen that you don't pick up on.
Originally Posted by csacsa
What I do is use a screenshot program called Gadwin Printscreen to take a screenshot of every bet I place (I always make a point of going to the 'open bets' page on the bookies sites and take a shot of the placed bet there, that way you know for sure you actually placed the bet properly). Then I do the same for the 'other side' of the bet if I'm doing a matched bet - if it's a lay bet I always double check the lay liability amount to make sure it's right.
I've found a lot of mistakes and been able to correct them using this approach, mistakes I wouldn't have realized otherwise... although by and large the mistakes do get fewer over time... but again that's when complacency creeps in and you start making the mistakes again!
I don't know if you were joking, but above all NEVER drink and gamble, it's a recipe for disaster. If you decide to have a drink, don't ever gamble unless you're prepared to lose everything you've got in the account you're gambling with (same goes in general, don't gamble with what you can't afford to lose, although when you're drunk mistakes/stupid bets are going to be prevalent!).
Screenshot, great advice. Also screengrab the terms you're signing up to because offers do change and you need to keep a copy in case of dispute.
Resarch who you're joining up to; use this site (also other views will be at the likes of MSE, rpoints) and bookmark sportsbookreview.com and bookmakersreview.com as they give bookies ratings for their bookmaking/financial standing.
If you make an error, just ask for help if you see it in time.
Overall though, what seems very foreign at first becomes more comfortable as you go on but as Munk says, the key is to be aware even when you're months/years intot his as that's often when you can actually be more at risk of losing money.
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