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themistake
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10865 posts since 20/2/06

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.
Soso
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12 posts since 30/9/09

25 Jan 2011 02:20
Anyone fancy Nadal beating Federer in five sets?
CovOne
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8652 posts since 17/8/04

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
Burt
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6274 posts since 3/1/10

29 Jan 2011 21:37
Going against gambling rule #242 by attempting to play catch up with betting in play after a bad day with footy bets…


…I don't even know who Romboli or Acasuso are Puzzled
CovOne
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8652 posts since 17/8/04

29 Jan 2011 21:38
that 2/7 AC to win?
Burt
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6274 posts since 3/1/10

29 Jan 2011 21:45
CovOne wrote: that 2/7 AC to win?
Yeah, both gonna come in which gives me 6 quid profit on the tenner - High Roller Laughing out loud
eent
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9015 posts since 25/2/05

8 Feb 2011 13:04
Just set up a betfair account, and sorted out the application for my phone, so going to have a few flutters.

Weekend i've got

Liverpool to beat wigan at 1.3
City to beat utd at 5.0 (if i bet on city, utd will definitely win Cool)
France to beat Ireland (rugby) 1.74
England to beat Italy over 12.5poitns 1.19
Burt
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6274 posts since 3/1/10

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.
eent
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9015 posts since 25/2/05

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?
Essence
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3137 posts since 10/1/05

8 Feb 2011 19:30
Burt wrote: 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.

I got given this tip also… however when I checked the field it was always going to be close, glad I didnt bet.
Burt
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6274 posts since 3/1/10

8 Feb 2011 19:46
eent wrote: If you win the bet. Can you withdraw the money straight away?
Basically yes (depending on the terms and condtions obviously). What you don't receive is the 'stake' cash i.e. The free cash that they give you.

As for the 'tip' - Yep, had a few quid on it, left it too late and came in 2nd. Was the its' first competitive race though - certainly a horse to keep your eye on.
eent
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9015 posts since 25/2/05

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.
Burt
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6274 posts since 3/1/10

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.
Ju
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1268 posts since 5/9/09

8 Feb 2011 20:08
The betfair offer is good, literally just refunds your first bet if it loses. (up to £25)
mr.white
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17101 posts since 10/7/04

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
eent
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9015 posts since 25/2/05

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?
Jimmy326
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4593 posts since 22/9/07

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.
eent
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9015 posts since 25/2/05

9 Feb 2011 12:52
If that's the case, that's pretty good.
mr.white
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17101 posts since 10/7/04

9 Feb 2011 13:57
just saw this.. nothing to do with me.. looks interesting though..
www.warriorforum.com/warrior-special-offers-forum/329157-turn-100-into-1000-today-derby-racing-exchange-game-system-only-17-00-a.html

involves betfair + derby racing ?
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

9 Feb 2011 14:12
how much did you and your pal collect burt?
second at 6/5 on must of been kerrrchiiiing yeah. love them dead cert at long odds. Cool