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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Full List Of Glorious Goodwood Festival 2015 Betting Offers

Glorious Goodwood

Qatar Goodwood Festival | 28th July – 1st August

We’re now onto day four of Goodwood. The new sponsorship deal means the festival is now known as the ‘Qatar Goodwood festival’, but it also means that the prize money has significantly increased. A total of £4.5m is available and the longevity of the deal, ten years, looks set to increase the profile of the meet in the racing diary. No-runner-bet is almost assumed these days, however for this festival it has become critical. The ground has been soft leading to a number of horses pulling out. The below are the betting offers that you must know about if you’re going to be betting on the horses:

Bet 365
Bet 365: Channel 4/1 offer

Glorious Goodwood is being broadcasted on Channel 4 meaning the festival qualifies for Bet 365’s Channel 4/1 offer. If you back any winner with odds 4/1 or greater, Bet 365 will give you a free bet up to the value of £50 for the next race. Should that free bet happen to win, then Bet 365 will give you yet another free bet for the next race.

Paddy Power
Paddy Power: Money back special & extra places

Paddy Power have been been promoting this offer heavily on TV. It applies for the first race (14:00) of each day. If your horse finishes either second or third, Paddy Power will refund your losing stake as a free bet up to a maximum of £50. On top of that, they are paying out an extra place on two races daily, one of which is the 15:45 Goodwood.

Ladbrokes: Free £25 bet per race

Ladbrokes are matching the Bet 365 offer for new and existing customers. If with Ladbrokes you bet on any horse that has odds 4/1 or greater, then you will receive a free bet. Only difference is that from our understanding, you don’t have to use the free bet specifically for the next race. One other thing to note is that to qualify for this offer you need to place your bet on the day, from 9:30am.

VC Bet
Bet Victor: Free £25 bet daily

Both new and existing customers are eligible for Bet Victor’s Goodwood offer. It’s quite similar to Bet 365’s offer. If you back a horse that has odds 4/1 or greater, Bet Victor will give you a free bet up to £25. The only difference to the Bet 365 offer is that customers can only qualify for this offer once a day.

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The 2015 Open – Spieth Starts As Favourite Among Betting Sites

St Andrews

Open Championship | 16th – 19th July 2015 

The 2015 Open Championship starts on Thursday with live coverage on the BBC. Jordan Spieth is looking starts the Championship as favourite, with odds of 7.00. The closest contender would have been Rory McIlroy however he has pulled out following an injury. The World Number One golfer ruptured his ankle ligaments whilst having a ‘kick about’, and after consulting Tiger Woods (who himself has had a number of injuries) decided to rest his body and even remains a doubt for the US PGA Championship next month.

In the absence of McIlroy and with Spieth’s good form, only doubts remain about his experience at St Andrews.  He has only played once at the course before, as an amateur in his teenage years, and decided against arriving early to practice instead favouring to play in the John Deere Classic. To compensate for that, Spieth has been using a simulator but former successors at St Andrews have largely all had a lot of playing time there.

If Spieth does slip up, Dustin Johnson is the second favourite at 13.00 whilst the Englishman Justin Rose is third favourite. Rose represents value at odds of 17.00.  He finished second to Spieth in the Masters and although he faded away in the Scottish Open, he has also been in good form and the Open is the tournament he wants to win the most.

The BBC lost rights to show The Open from 2016 citing low interest from viewers. At the time of writing, we know of just three offers for the Open which is less than we expected, but we will update this as normal if more offers become available.

Betfair: Paying out eight places

Betfair lead the way for the Open Championship paying out on a massive eight places for its customers. If your golfer finishes in positions 1-6, Betfair will pay out as per normal, but if your golfer finishes in 7th or 8th, the maximum pay out for these positions is £25 per customer. If you’re going to bet to place at the Open, Betfair is your best choice.

Ladbrokes: Money back and 6 places

For both new and existing customers, Ladbrokes have two offers for The Open. Firstly, if you bet on the outright winner (singles and each-way), and they fail to make the cut after 36 holes, Ladbrokes will refund your losing stake as a free bet. The maximum refund available is £25. If it is each-way that you decide to bet, Ladbrokes are paying out six places. That’s not as much as Betfair though.

Unibet:  Free in-play bet

Unibet are giving customers a free £10 in-play bet for the opening day of the tournament. Again, for both new and existing customers, to qualify you simply need to place a £20 on the outright winner (not to place) before the 16th July. Important to note here is that you must opt-in to be eligible. Unless you do this, you won’t be awarded the free bet. To do so, visit the promotions page on the main navigation.


Wimbledon 2015 Preview – Odds And Betting Offers Available


Wimbledon 2015 | 29th – 12th July

In a summer of less sport than recent years, Wimbledon this year will garner even more interest than it usually does.

Tennis is often favoured by punters to bet on since compared to a lot of sports, it is assumed that the better player will be victorious.  Wimbledon starts on Monday 29th June 2015 and there will be a lot of people testing that hypothesis. We’ve crunched some numbers to test it, to see whether really the favourites always win, and now that the draw has been made, we have an even better understanding of the chances of players.

If you’re looking to bet on the outright winner of the tournament, you’d probably want to bet on one of the top three seeds, which are Djokovic (1st), Federer (2nd) and Murray (3rd).  Nadal, Djokovic, Federer and Murray combined have won 37 of the past 41 Grand Slam titles according to the ATP, however Nadal is struggling with injury and recent form has meant he has slipped to number ten in the Wimbledon seedings.

Betting websites such as Bet 365 are predicting Djokovic to win outright, with his odds being little over evens at 2.25. Second favourite is Murray at 3.50 and odds on Federer are quite long, at 7.00. Federer turns 34 in August, and will be looking to win a record eighth Wimbledon title. His form has been building up to this tournament, which is his favourite and he will be focused on making history. A lot of Brits however will be betting with emotion as much as rationale, which contribute towards Murray’s odds being very short this year.

Murray was the first Englishman in 2013 to win Wimbledon in 77 years. If Murray is to win Wimbledon again, he will may have to face Djokovic in the final who he has lost to eight times since he last beat him in 2013. None of those eight defeats have been on grass however, and interesting Djokovic has never taken a set off Murray on the grass surface. Furthermore, Murray only marginally lost to Djokovic in the recent French Open so he will be feeling bullish if he has to face the Serbian.

We would expect there to be more offers created as the tournament goes on, but for now, the following are the special offers that betting websites currently have running:

Boylesports: Money back if Federer/ Sharapova wins

If you think that Federer still has what it takes to win Wimbledon, they you will want to consider placing your outright tournament bet with Boylesports since should he do so, losing bets will be refunded as free bets up to the value of £25. The same applies for the Women’s single should Sharapova win the title.

Unibet: Money back if Federer wins / free in-play bet

Similar to the above, Unibet will refund losing outright winner bets if Federer wins but up to the value of £30. The second offer they have relates to in-play bets. Place four in-play bets and should the fifth lose (irrespective of the outcome of the other four but minimum odds of 1.40) then the fifth bet will be refunded up to £5.

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Bookies Don’t Think Arsenal Will Slip Up On Saturday

2015 FA Cup

FA Cup Final | Arsenal versus Wigan | 30th May 2015

Aston Villa have had an emotional season, with Tim Sherwood turning around their season to avoid relegation. They are the surprise team in the FA Cup, reaching the final having beaten a dire Liverpool side in the semi-finals and they will be looking to pull off another surprise result. They face Arsenal in the final, and betting sites think that not only will Arsenal win the cup (3/10 from Bet 365), that they will do it within the 90 minutes (4/7). Saying that, they do get it wrong, and the best example is 2013 when Wigan beat Manchester City 1-0, although you can’t blame the bookies since Wigan went on to get relegated that very season. This year the FA cup final means the end of the football season, but fear not, here is our betting preview for Saturday:

VC Bet
Bet Victor: Penalty shootout cash back

Bet Victor fancy Arsenal to lift the trophy too, and within 90 minutes. If you think they are going to get it wrong, then take advantage of their promotion which is eligible for existing customers. If the match goes to penalties, Bet Victor will refund certain markets such as correct score and anytime goal scorer, up to the value of £10. It’s unlikely to go to penalties, but if it does then the bookies have no preference with both sides being 16/1 to win with this method currently.

Unibet: Normal time penalty cash back

If you’re going to bet on the FA Cup Final, then you should strongly consider Unibet as they have one of best offers available. They’re refunding up to £30 in losing bets if a penalty during the first 90 minutes. It applies to 1X2 bets (which means you must bet on either an Arsenal win, draw, or Aston Villa win) and given there were two penalties in the 2010 final, we’d recommend this one.

Betway: Extra time money back

Existing customers who unsure whether Arsenal will win within 90 minutes need to know about Betway’s money back offer. If Arsenal win the game, but do so specifically within extra time then Betway will refund losing first/last goal scorer bets up to the value of £25. Aston Villa are 11/2 to win on Saturday, but Betway also have enhanced odds on Benteke to score and Villa to win 11/1.  Although Benteke is in form, and looks to be leaving for a bigger club this summer, we still don’t feel that these odds are long enough to find value here.  Better value is with the enhanced odds on Sanchez to score first and an Arsenal win at 13/2.  Looks like Betway think Sanchez will score at some point since the Arsenal striker enhanced odds different slightly that he has to be the first goal scorer.

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