25 Jan 2011 01:05
Pretty sure you wouldn't be able to put more than £50 on a transfer bet in a bookies.
No one would have put a babel bet on this week seeming as Liverpool accepted an offer last week.
Betfairs your best bet to be honest.
I cleared out £50's worth of pots at 5/1 through to 2/1 on cesc not leaving last summer. Took an age to pay out, (only) won about £180.
25 Jan 2011 02:20
Anyone fancy Nadal beating Federer in five sets?
29 Jan 2011 20:56
Just got lucky on a over 2.5 bet in the barca game, 2 goals in the last 5 saved my skin
8 Feb 2011 13:43
Received a text from a mate saying that Striking the Wind is a '…dead cert…' at Southwell today.
Just checked and it seems the bookies think similar - 6/5 on Betfair at the moment and evens elsewhere. Might be worth a tenner to see if you can double up.
8 Feb 2011 19:27
Whats the deal with these free bets? From what i can gather you sign up, deposit say £25, bet it, and if it loses, then you get the £25 back in your bookies account.
If you win the bet. Can you withdraw the money straight away?
8 Feb 2011 19:46
Ahh, so if you get the stake back, you basically have to bet it, to be able to receive any of it back?
Sweet. Well i'm pretty certain france will beat ireland at the weekend, so going to register to a fuck load of sites, and lay down the free bets.
8 Feb 2011 20:02
Yeah, the free cash is just purely fantasy stake money. For example if you put the 25 quid fantasy cash on an evens bet you'll get the winnings back (in this case £25) and not the fantasy stake money which you'd usually get back if you were betting with your own cash.
It's certainly worth checking each individual site's small print though as some won't let you use the fantasy stake money until you've earned 'betting points' which relate to the amount of bets you place over a period of time.
8 Feb 2011 20:08
The betfair offer is good, literally just refunds your first bet if it loses. (up to £25)
8 Feb 2011 23:16
they're all really good. you can only do it once. they just put these amazing offers in to get you hooked
9 Feb 2011 12:35
So even if you bet the fantasty stake and win more dough, you can never actually withdraw the stake, only the profit from it. So basically you have to bet it until you lose it?
9 Feb 2011 12:49
Most sites don't give you the stake back at all once you have gambled it once. EG, you get a £25 free bet and wager it on a 2/1 shot. If it loses, your returns are £0. If it wins, your returns are the £50 profit.
9 Feb 2011 12:52
If that's the case, that's pretty good.
9 Feb 2011 13:57
just saw this.. nothing to do with me.. looks interesting though..
involves betfair + derby racing ?