THE smorgasbord of sport never ends and with that, neither does the punt.
So you want to make the most of it, right?
Well, if you’re going to have a bet, you may as well get as much out of your bookie as possible.
And that means finding the best promotions, specials and free bets on your chosen sport.
We’ve run the rule over the best online bookmakers in the business and come up with a list of specials you should take advantage of:
AFL finals week one head to head special
A quartet of mouthwatering AFL finals comes up in a little under a fortnight – thanks to the dreaded bye round – and that means sportsbet.com.au has come to be party with a solid deal. Finals are usually tight affairs, so this one is a doozy. If the team you bet on loses their final by 18 points or less, you will get your cash back, up to $50. It is as simple as that. We reckon the Geelong Hawthorn game is tough to split so it’s definitely worth having a crack there. Ditto the Sydney derby with the Swans taking on upstarts Greater Wester Sydney.
The NRL has this weekend to itself thanks to the AFL’s new bye between their last round of the season and the finals. And that means sportsbet.com.au has a special deal that offers you money back – up to $50 – if your team loses by eight points or less.
Australia vs. Iraq special
Take a correct score bet on the Socceroos international against Iraq on Thursday night and, if your correct score bet loses, but your team wins, you will get your cash back, up to $50.
NRL multi special
If head to head betting isn’t your thing and you love multi, well then this is the promo for you. Have a crack at a five-lagger this weekend and, if four of the legs get up, but one misses, you’ll get your cash back, up to $50.
Specials at WilliamHill.com.au
Chase the race Canterbury and Sandown
Having a flutter on the nags on Wednesday? sportsbet.com.au has you covered. All you have to do is place a single fixed odds win bet on a qualifying horse race and, if your selection wins, you will receive a bonus bet (capped at your stake) equal to $1 per multiplier of the saddlecloth numbers of the second and third placed horses. Would be nice if horses 19 and 20 got home in second and third.
Forget about the nag, the dish lickers are where the punting is at. And similar to WilliamHill.com.au’s chase the race feature, it has the greys chasing the bunny at Sundown and Dapto this Thursday night. You’ll get a bonus bet, capped at your stake, with the numbers on the dogs in second and third multiplied to produce your extra dividend.
CrownBet.com.au’s specials and promotions
Having a stab at the final tennis grand slam of the year? It’s worth packing a heap of favourites into a multi and grabbing some strong dividends. And hey, if you’re worried about one of the favourites getting rolled, there is less heartbreak on offer at CrownBet.com.au, with the bookie offering a bonus bet, up to $50, if your multi of four legs or more happens to fall short by one leg. If you’re super confident, you can also stick an outsider in there in the hope of an upset, just to enhance your odds.
AFL premiership special
This one is a ripper. There are eight AFL teams vying for supremacy and the premiership cup. CrownBet.com.au has offered a great special, whereby you can back your team in to win the flag and, if they don’t happen to make the grand final, the online bookmaker will match your stake with a bonus bet up to $50. You almost can’t lose.
Grab a good deal at Bet365.com.au
Bore draw soccer offer
Don’t let a blank score sheet bore you again with this bet365.com.au special. Place a pre-match bet on any of the bookmaker’s correct score, half time – full time or score cast markets for any soccer match on its suite of market and, if the game finishes 0-0, Bet365 will settle the bet to give you a return equal to the value of your stake – ie, you will get your money back. That’s of course, if you don’t win – then you’ll obviously get your dividend.
Think your league or union bet is shot if the scores are tied at the end of full time? Think again. bet365.com.au’s extra time, extra chance offer gives punters another opportunity to win when the match goes into extra time. Instead of being recorded as a loss, your bet will remain active during extra time and be settled on the final result. If a match is still tied after extra time/sudden death and a kicking competition is required to determine the result, the market will still be settled on the final result. This offer applies to pre-match bets where a match goes into extra time in all forms of knockout rugby and also to regular season NRL games that play a period of golden point extra time.