I have finally taken the plunge and started this weekend.
I joined BETFAIR using TGT list and put in that long code so i should get £20 when i have bet £100.
Joined Moneybookers too and they are going to send me 'verification letters??'
Started betting as suggested with PaddyPower and JAXX
Deposited £10 with PP then after placing a bet got my free £20. Now using the tactics suggested to me I bet my stake not returned £20 on Liverpool to beat Chelsea 2-0. If they win 2-0 Ii win about £50 and if they don't I win about £12.
Is this the sort of thing I should be looking for on a bet like this? Please let me know if I can do better!
Deposited £25 into JAXXBet and the deal here is to bet £25 at odds of over 1.6 and you get a free £25 to bet with within 48hrs of the bet being settled - Sounds Good! I bet on Sunderland beating Newcastle to lose about £1 either outcome.
I note that the Jaxx offer does expire on 30th March.
Thats all I tried for now - I can sit and watch this afternoons games with a sherry and watch my new hobby take shape!
For stake not returned bets you want high odds, so correct scores are a good market to look at. It really depends on how close the back odds and lay odds are though, the closer the better.
A lot of people follow the general rule of getting an 80% return on a SNR bet, so for a £20 bet that would be £16-ish whatever the result.
Well done for taking the plunge and doing it
Maybe one thing you should learn is to research before taking up offers, its really disappointing seeing someone only take £20 from paddypower, if you had used this link:
You would of got £120 worth of free bets.
It depends how you define "better", but it is ultimately down to you. That is the sort of thing you should be looking for and also exactly what/how I would do it. As someone else said they would go for about 80% return on either outcome, which is best for them then, but that doesnt mean you should have to do that. There are lots of things to take into account, like how long you actually want to spend staring at a page of numbers comparing them, how much capital do you have, are you watching the match so want to have an interest, etc etc. It is not just the Net results that matter, always do what YOU are happy with.
Originally Posted by Grandma
RE The bigger offer, again i would still have done the smaller Paddy offer as your first bet as you have done because it is the first one and as you will see it will go quickly and smoothly and without a hitch. Just because a site has/had a bigger offer somewhere else doesnt mean you shouldnt take a smaller one now.
Some examples of that:
GoldVictory have a 1000 Euro cash bonus available! Yes that is 1000 Euros in free cash, so it is the biggest absolute return offer available from them. BUT you need to wager around 104,000 Euros to withdraw it. So actually the smaller 250 Euro offer i would probably recommend instead. Basically factor in more then just the absolute bonus amount numbers look at the capital, time, effort involved in getting it too.
WillHill have at the moment a tiny offer, they did over X-mas have a bet £25 for £50 freebet offer too, some people were saying dont do it they have bigger offers. Well yes true they have in the past, but that doesnt mean they will in the future as such. And this week WillHill customers have all had good £50 freebet offers which anyone who was waiting has missed now. And there is still no garuntee this bigger offer will appear. So how long should/will they wait?
BlueSq is another great example of this, they have had/do have larger offers than the £50 in freebets there now so you could wait for that, but in Jan i (and everyone else who did it) made about £80 from an existing customer offer they had, and on top of that BlueSq regularly throw out other freebet codes. Anyone waiting for a larger sign up offer missed that.
Offer also might just get smaller, Zedbet was a 200 Euro freebet, then reduced to 100 Euros, and so maybe some people though they would hold off and wait until its 200 Euros again. Well its down to £20 for UK customers now, and has no sign of going back up to even 100 Euros let alone 200 Euros. So really taking the 100 Euros when it was on the table would have been better. If an offer is on the table, take it.
I would put BlueSq and PaddyPower in the same catagory, get in them early, and nice and small offers too because although limiting the upside the obvious consequence of this is they do limit your liability on any mistakes too. That is why i said do it/them first. And i would stand by that advice. It is/was just "my" advice though, and everybody elses is just as good. You will never run out of sites/offers/things to do, there is much more than anyone could have time for so my advice is usually get stuck into them and join as many as you can as quickly as you can. At the end of the day, it is up to you though
Have a plan and stick to it
Sorry I think thats bad advice, William Hill, Ladbrokes, Paddypower, Blue Square etc offer decent sign-up offers on a regular basis and there has never been any sign of these disappearing. Zedbet and Goldvictory are a different cattle of fish altogether and shouldn't be compared with the British bookies.
Not only that as a newbie there are a few nice easy ones to get on with without losing these big sign up offers. Sunderlands, Bwin, Globet, Bet24, Expekt. All of these are SR and are offers that never improve so really there is no need to waste the 'biggy' sign ups yet.
I also started the BET365 Bet basket as according to the TGT link you get £200 at weekends.
I joined then realised it was £200 over a number of bets and not up front! Not a problem and still looks a good offer.
I have bet the first Freebet on Newcastle Su8nderland finishing 1-1...........9 minutes to go..........
Personally I can see both sides. I signed up to Blue Square a while back for £100 because they seem to have a few regular offers on and I figured I would be missing them if I waited for the £200. Indeed, I've since made well over that extra £100 from them on the 10% offer, games offers, etc.
With William Hill I decided to wait for at least £100 as they didn't seem to do many existing offers but now I've missed the BOGOF and diary offers.
Still haven't done ladbrokes or coral yet as I've been holding out for better but seem to have missed a regular offer now at laddies...
Personally, though I would always take the biggest offer currently available if deciding to sign up (e.g. Paddy's £120 offer was running alongside the bet £10 get £20 and so I took the bigger one) as there are quite a few smallish offers to get started on as a Newbie.
I also feel (especially with US books) that it would be "wasting" the bonus to deposit less than than necessary to get the max bonus amount. This usually means I don't do them at all as I don't have the float although I intend to do them as soon as I have enough. I've been able to do Pinnacle as you can withdraw amounts over initial deposit + bonus at any point so I only have to keep £3960 in there even though the wagering is £11880.
Still managed to make just under £1k in Jan, mostly from existing offers (PB/GB £100 was nice, Intertops, etc) and the odd new book (XLbet) so if I can keep that up I should be able to start other relatively big US signups soon.
I think my diary may be of some assistance Grandma and I have just posted an update so it should be somewhere near the top of the pile (for about 5 mins). I started with a small float, not sure how big yours is - so the bookies I tackled first may be of interest to you.
I am yet to do Paddy or Ladbrokes as I'm waiting for good offers to come along ... and haven't done William Hill or BlueSq but have a question mark on my eligibility for various reasons. But Andy is correct, by holding off you can also lose out on existing account offers. I just haven't got around to or needed them as yet.
GlobalSquares spreadsheet is a great reference I use a LOT.
I don't like to jump into any offer that might get sizably bigger as soon as I've done it.
Cheers, Makybe !
Everything ends badly, otherwise it wouldn't end.
Great start to the BET365 bet basket. Newcastle/Sunderland finishing 1-1 wins me £65.
Now I think I have to bet 5 x £50 to get another £50 - This could take me a couple of weeks......................
'Great start to the BET365 bet basket. Newcastle/Sunderland finishing 1-1 wins me £65.'
'Deposited £10 with PP then after placing a bet got my free £20. Now using the tactics suggested to me I bet my stake not returned £20 on Liverpool to beat Chelsea 2-0. If they win 2-0 I win about £50 and if they don't I win about £12'
TWO CORRECT SCORE PREDICTIONS TO START!
Maybe this is my 'thang' after all!