Football Betting Offers For 16th & 17th January 2016

Klopp Liverpool

There are some awesome fixtures this weekend, and plenty of betting offers available for punters this weekend. The headline fixture is Liverpool vs Manchester Utd and a lot of the offers focus on this game.  Here are the ones you need to know about before placing your bet this weekend:

Paddy Power
Paddy Power: Free in-play bet

Paddy Power will be giving away a free in-play bet for the Liverpool vs Manchester Utd game. If you place £20 or more on bets (odds must be greater than 1/2) and you will get a free £10 in-play bet for the match.  Once you’ve made your pre-match bets, the £10 free bet will be credited as two £5 free bet tokens, and will appear in your account within 5 minutes of kick off.

Ladbrokes: Enhanced odds for new customers

For people without a Ladbrokes account, you may wish to consider opening one this weekend. New customers will be getting enhanced odds on either Liverpool to win (6/1) or alternatively Manchester Utd to win (7/1). If your bet loses, your stake will be refunded anyway up to £10.  We would recommend betting the full £10 to take full advantage of this offer, but the minimum is only £5 so this could be appealing for players with less funds.

Boylesports: Money back special

Boylesports have a range of money back specials for this weekend. Starting with the Liverpool vs Manchester Utd game, Boylesports will be giving money back on losing bets in select markets if a red card is shown. It historically has been a heated fixture. A similar offer is available for three other games. For Tottenham vs Sunderland, money back will be triggered if Harry Kane scores last. For Aston Villa vs Leicester, money back will be triggered if Riyad Mahrez scores first, and for Stoke vs Arsenal, money back will be triggered if Oliver Giroud scores last.

VC Bet
Bet Victor: Accumulator bonus

For this weekend, Bet Victor have a special offer for those people into their accumulators. Bet an accumulator on matches being played this weekend with a minimum of five selections, and receive 25% of your stake back as a free bonus bet. The maximum you can claim is £5.

Net Bet
NetBet: Free spins bonus

Something a little different from the other offers available this weekend. If you bet at least £5 on the exact score, or first goal scorer for the Liverpool vs Manchester Utd game, then you will receive 250 free spins on their ‘Starburst’ game. Important to note, you must opt into this, on their promotions page to be eligible.

Football Betting Offers For 5th & 6th December 2015

Newcastle Liverpool

There is some good Premiership action this weekend. Steve Mcclaren is under pressure at Newcastle and his team face Liverpool on Sunday, a fixture which has historically been very entertaining. There aren’t many betting offers available this weekend, but we’ve rounded up what is available for both new and existing customers:

Stan James
Stan James: Free £5 accumulator bet

If you don’t have a Stan James account already, you may wish to consider opening up one here because their existing customers are getting a free £5 ‘both teams to score’ accumulator bet this weekend.  New customers receive a £10 bet too.  If you’re going to take advantage of the free acca bet, then you need 4+ selections, and once you make your £5 acca bet, you will be awarded a free £5 bet.

Betway: Enhanced odds on the top teams

Betway customers who don’t think Manchester City (playing Stoke away), Arsenal (playing Sunderland at home), Tottenham (playing West Brom away), and Manchester United (playing West Ham at home) will slip up will want to take them up on their enhanced price.  There is a maximum bet of £25, but you will get odds of 5/1.

Betfair: First goalscorer double odds

If you back the first goal scorer, and they do indeed get the first goal of the game, should they score with a header you will receive double winnings. The maximum stake for this is £25.

Net Bet
NetBet: Late goal cash back

For the televised games on Sky and BT Sport, which are Chelsea vs Bournemouth, Newcastle vs Liverpool, and Stoke vs Manchester City, Net Bet are running cash back on losing bets if there was a late goal that affects the outcome.  If the goal is scored in the last five minutes of one of the above matches, including injury time, Net Bet will refund 50% of losing bets.

Five Betting Offers For The Manchester Derby This Weekend

Manchester Derby

Last week Sky tried to fob us off with Derby vs Wolves, and Newcastle vs Norwich as a Super Sunday. Fortunately this weekend there is none of that, with the Manchester derby the highlight fixture of Sunday. There is a flutter of offers for both new and existing customers. Most of them are specifically for the Manchester derby, however the Net Bet offer is available for all three televised games on Sunday.

Betway: Come from behind special

Hats off to whoever came up with the name of this offer. Casting aside our immaturity, this is a pretty good offer from Betway. Back a team to win the Manchester derby, and if the team that you pick leads at any point in the game, but end up losing the game, then Betway will give you a free bet matching your stake up to £25.

Ladbrokes:  Money back if both teams score

If both United and City score in the derby, Ladbrokes will refund losing bets (as a free bet) up to the value of £25 on select markets. These include match betting, correct score, first goal scorer and half time/ full time bets.

Stan James
Stan James: Money back if both teams score

Stan James have the same offer on as Ladbrokes. If both teams score, they will refund losing bets up to £25 but on fewer markets. In fact, just two; first/ last goal scorer and correct score.

Betfair: Double Odds

For all three of the televised games, Betfair have an offer for the first goal scorer market. If your first goal scorer puts the ball in the back of the net with a header, then Betfair will double the odds. The extra winnings will however be paid as a free bet.

Net Bet
NetBet: Late goal cash back

Netbet have an offer for all televised games on Sky Sports which of course applies to the three games on Sunday. If a goal is scored in the last five minutes of the match, including injury time, and that goal changes the result of the game then Net Bet will refund 50% of losing bets. Note that you need to register to opt into this one.

Arsenal vs Bayern Munich – Three Champions League Betting Offers


Champions League | 20th October 2015

Arsenal face Bayern Munich on Tuesday night. Bayern’s form from their last 12 matches is ‘WWWWWWWWWWWW’, having scored 40 and only conceded 5. It’s no surprise they’re less than evens to win away, with odds of 1.90.  Bear this in mind as we rattle through the betting offers available for the Champions League this week.

Bet 365
Bet 365: Arsenal vs Bayern Munich free in-play bet

First up is Bet 365 who are doing one of their popular free in-play bets. If you make a pre-match bet on the Arsenal vs Bayern Munich match, then Bet 365 will give you a risk free bet to use during the game. The size of that free bet will match the largest bet you put down before the game. So if you bet £20 before the game, you will receive a free £20 in-play bet. The maximum free bet you can earn is £50. The last thing to point out is that the in-play bet isn’t awarded with free credit. You must make the bet with your wallet balance, and then should it lose, you will then have your stake refunded.

Ladbrokes: Arsenal vs Bayern Munich free in-play bet

Ladbrokes have something similar to Bet 365. The only difference is that the maximum free in-play bet that you can earn is £25 and there are minimum odds of 1/2 that apply.

Net Bet
NetBet: Arsenal vs Bayern Munich cashback

Lastly, and by a far distance, the worst offer available. It’s quite comical actually. NetBet will give you 5% cashback on the losses on the Arsenal game, if one of four scenarios such as ‘if there are over 4.5 goals’ are satisfied. You will need to lose £1,000 to be eligible for the full £50 cashback, and even then the refund is credited as a bonus with wagering requirements. Moving on!

The 8 Best 2015 Rugby World Cup Betting Offers

2015 Rugby World Cup

The 2015 Rugby World Cup kicked off on Friday, seeing hosts England comfortably win against Fiji.

Across the nation, many punters are trying to learn all the rules of Rugby to immerse themselves in the tournament. Those struggling to do so will be pleased to hear that even some of the England professionals aren’t aware of all the rules it emerged yesterday.

There are quite a lot of betting offers, and we’ve rounded up them all. Good news is that all of the offers today are for both new and existing customers.

Betway: World Cup Outright winner special

If you bet on the outright winner of the tournament, and New Zealand win, then Betway will refund losing bets up to the value of £20. New Zealand are currently favourites for the tournament with odds of 2.20, just over evens, so in theory there is a one in two chance of this refund happening. If you fancy and England win, this might be a good insurance option. To take advantage, you need to have you bet down by Friday 25th September.

William Hill
William Hill: First try scorer special

William Hill have a similar offer to Stan James, but better. If your first try scorer doesn’t get the first try, but does get the second, then William Hill will pay out as a winner. This is the difference between Stan James and William Hill. With Stan James, you only receive your stake back, whereas William Hill will pay you as a winner. There is a ‘maximum benefit’ from the settlement which is £500.

Stan James
Stan James: First try scorer refund

If you’re betting in the first try scorer market, and your player doesn’t score the first try, but actually does get the second of the match, then Stan James will refund your losing bet. The terms and conditions don’t specify the maximum refund available (suggesting there isn’t one), but one really nice thing about this offer is that the refund is issued as cash, rather than a free bet. So if you wanted to withdraw it, you would be able to.

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Football Accumulators – Where Should You be Betting Yours?


If you’re either new to football accumulators, or alternatively a regularly picking selection for Saturday afternoons, you need to know about all the offers and extra value you can get from the bookmakers. The majority of them do one of the other:

  • A bonus when you win – depending on the amount of selections you can get extra winnings
  • Insurance – you receive a free bet when you lose by one selection

If your accumulator has over ten selections and you’re close to winning, chances are you will be much more interested in doubling your winnings rather than getting your £5 back if one selection doesn’t come in.

Therefore, when picking between the bonus and the insurance, we decided based on how many selections are in the betting slip. If there are not many, then the bonus will not be significant and it’s more likely you’ll only lose by one selection so go with ‘acca’ insurance.

We’ve put them in order, so the best offers in our opinion are first.

10 Bet
Acca Insurance: Minimum 4 selections // No Minimum stake

10Bet will be a new brand to many people, but they’re gaining market share quickly and have a pretty aggressive accumulator offering to attract new customers. They have the stand out acca insurance. If your accumulator with just four selections has just one losing leg, 10Bet will refund your losing stake up to a massive £50. You can only claim this offer ten times per calendar month, and to do so you need to email customer service (see their promotion page for details).

William Hill
Accumulator Offer: ‘Acca’ insurance

Previously this deal was available exclusively on mobile, but desktop users can now enjoy it too. If you bet an accumulator with six selections or more with William Hill, should you lose by just one selection, they will give you your money back as a free bet. Often it feels that it is just one selection that makes accumulators lose, so it is no surprise that they are boasting that they have refunded over half a million bets this football season with this betting offer.

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Full List of Betting Sites That Accept PayPal In The UK


PayPal has emerged as the most popular e-wallets online. Some players will already have funds in their PayPal accounts they would like to use as a deposit, and others are attracted to the security advantages. You only have your credit or debit card details supplied to the one company, and don’t have to bother writing out your card details every time you want to purchase something.

More and more bookmakers accept PayPal as a deposit option. Here is the full list of the betting sites accepting PayPal for UK customers:

  • Bet 365
  • William Hill
  • 888 Sport
  • Betway
  • 10 Bet
  • Titan Bet
  • Bet Victor
  • Ladbrokes
  • Betfair
  • Paddy Power
  • Sky Bet
  • Betfred

As you can see, there are quite a few different options, so we’ve picked out a few highlights to guide you:

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Lots Of Extra Value For People Betting On Football This Weekend

Wayne Rooney

Premiership Football | 14th, 15th, 16th August 2015

Both Manchester United and Aston Villa will be looking to maintain their winning starts to the season. The match is being played on a Friday night, which is rare but the plan is for ten Friday night fixtures next season. If you’re going to bet on the football this weekend, read through all the offers to make sure you’re getting the best value.

Ladbrokes: Price boosts and enhanced odds

Ladbrokes have various price boosts for but the most compelling offer is one for new customers only. There are enhanced odds available for the Manchester City vs Chelsea game. You can get 6/1 on a Manchester City win, or alternatively 8/1 on a Chelsea win. This offer is instead of the standard £50 free bet offer that they have.

Paddy Power
Paddy Power: Free in-play bet for select games

Every week Paddy Power will give you a free £10 in-play bet if you bet £20 or more in single bets ahead of kick off. The offer applies to the televised games, which this weekend includes Aston Villa vs Manchester United, Southampton vs Everton, Crystal Palace vs Arsenal, and the biggest game of the weekend Manchester City vs Chelsea.

Boylesports: Loads of money back deals

There are money back offers for five games this weekend. We won’t cover them all, but Boylesports are going to issue refunds as free bets if Aston Villa lead the match at any point. The same applies with Crystal Palace lead at any point too against Arsenal. This week there has been coverage of the argument between Mourinho and the team doctor. Boylesports have a tongue-in-cheek offer. If Eden Hazzard receives treatment at any point during the game, then they will refund losing bets. Take a look at the promotions page on the Boylesports website for all the other offers.

Stan James
Stan James: Costa and Aguero money back

Not often do we have an offer from Stan James. They will refund losing first/last goal scorer bets if either Diego Costa, or Sergio Aguero score first. This is for both new and existing customers, and a maximum refund of £25 applies.

VC Bet
Bet Victor: Various free bets

Specifically for the match tonight, if Manchester United fail to win the match, then Bet Victor will refund specific market bets as a free bet up to the value of £10. There are some offers for other games too. You will have to make the bet on either a mobile or tablet,  but £25 or more bet on either Manchester City vs Chelsea, or Liverpool vs Bournemouth and you will get a free £5 bet.  For the games that are not televised, this makes a good alternative to the Paddy Power offer.

Unibet: Penalty Payback

Unibet have an offer for the Manchester City vs Chelsea game, for which you have to opt-in before making the bet. If a penalty is awarded during the game, then Unbiet will refund bets on the 1×2 market up to £25.

Betfred: Money back if Manchester United don’t win

Really simple one to finish, if Manchester United fail to win, Betfred will refund specific market bets as a free bet up to the value of £10.

Here Are The Betting Offers For The New Premiership Season

Chelsea win league last season

2015/2016 Premiership Opening Weekend | 8th & 9th August 2015

It’s felt like a lifetime, but finally the football returns. There are absolutely loads of football betting offers this weekend from all of the online betting sites. All of these offers are in conjunction with the free bet offers on the side. Let’s no waste time previewing the season and get right into it…

Paddy Power
Paddy Power: Top goal scorer free bets / / Free in play bet

You’ll need to make this bet before 12:45 on Saturday 8th August. Place a £20 bet on any player in the Premier League to be the top goal scorer this season, and every time they score you will receive a £2 free bet. Aguero managed to knock out 26 goals last season, and Harry Kane 21 so you could receive a lot of free bets with this offer.

The second offer from Paddy Power extends throughout August. Place a £20 bet before kick off on any of the televised games, and you will receive a free £10 bet to use in play. The televised games this weekend are Manchester United vs Tottenham, Chelsea vs Swansea, Arsenal vs West Ham and Stoke vs Liverpool. Interestingly BT Sport have the best game of the weekend, not Sky.

VC Bet
Bet Victor: Cash out bonus // £5 free bet

Again, two offers from Bet Victor with one of them being very timely. If you bet £25 or more on any virtual sports game before midnight on the 7th August, Bet Victor will give you a £5 free bet on the Premier League.

The second one is a bit more interesting in our opinion. For this opening weekend of the Premiership, if you cash out a profitable bet during a game, Bet Victor will match that profit up to the value of £25 in funds. This is pretty unique; we haven’t seen this promotion before so perhaps it will be something that they will experiment more with during the season. Essentially it allows you to get double odds if you’re prepared to cash out which either means more winnings or reduced risk by cashing out early.

Unibet: Top scorer cash back

Unibet have a top scorer special which is quite similar to Paddy Power. If you place a £30 bet on the Premiership 2015/2016 top goal scorer, every time that they score two goals, you will receive a £5 free bet. So the free bet value is greater than Paddy Power’s offer, but will occur less frequently.

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Britain At the Bookies – BBC One TV Show Receives Criticism

Britain at the Bookies

The BBC have been broadcasting a new three part series following both the gambler and the bookmaker, as both try to outsmart the other. The show has received mixed feedback from critics and viewers.

You can stream episode 1 and episode 2 yourself on iPlayer for the next three weeks, and episode 3 is broadcasted on Monday 3rd August. The BBC have worked with Coral to create the show and covers life both inside the betting shops, and also in the headquarters. The show has received criticism for different reasons.

Many believe that it focusses too heavily on those negatively affected by gambling and overlooks the millions who gamble responsibly,  whilst some groups think it doesn’t do enough to show the potential addiction consequences of gambling, in particular the fixed odd machines located in betting shops.

Fact is that the BBC need to tell both sides of the stories. Successful and unsuccessful gamblers, and there is only a finite amount of time to tell those stories. So the coverage can’t be proportionate to how responsible the UK generally is, nor can it tell the full spectrum of the story. We think the criticism is unfair when consideration to this is made. Here is a synopsis of each of the episodes to give you a flavour of the content.

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