Bet Victor Bookies payout out 6 places on the Grand National 2013

With the Grand National just around the corner, punters all around the country are looking at placing their bets. I can’t give any tips as in my opinion its just a lottery. The fun way to play the Grand National Betting game is to either have a sweepstake at work or bet small amounts each way on horse with nice names.

Office sweepstakes are a bit of fun and you know all the money either gets distributed around or if you are generous, excess money can be given to charity. The Guardian website gives a good free sweepstake kit.

For betting, the place I’d recommend is Bet Victor (formerly Victor Chandler). They are payout out 6 places on the National. Most other bookies are only paying out 5 places. I remember in previous years, Paddypower used to pay 6 places but those days have gone.

I suppose for the unenlightened punter, it doesn’t really matter but paying out that extra place is huge. Bet Victor offer some of the best odds anyway but paying out 6 places makes it the only place to bet IMO. Sign up here and get your free £25 bet too. Most other bookies, like Bet365, William Hill and Ladbrokes have suspended their free bets but Bet Victor haven’t. Click here

William Hill Mobile Betting Free Bet Offers

In an effort to get people betting on their Iphones, Androids and Black Berrys, William Hill are offering punters, offers which rival even the most generous ones from Bet365 and PaddyPower.

The first and probably the best is the football accumulator insurance. Place a bet on 5 teams or more and if one lets you down they will give you a free back up to £50. They give you this in terms of a free token the day after. Its a bit strange on some android phones, such as the Nexus One or HTC Desire, that the free bet token is hidden when you try to use it. You just have to ring up and they will place the bet for you.

The second is the 0-0 refund. Usually these are lame bets such as first goal scorers and correct scores. Correct scores are OK sometimes, especially when you don’t expect many goals. You can do 1-0 either way and get your money back if its 0-0. With William Hill you also get the HT/FT money back though.

The final offer is the goal scorer second chance. If your 1st goal scorer bet doesn’t score the first goal but scores the second, William Hill will refund your stale as a free bet.

General terms
*Terms and conditions: Applies to accumulators of five teams or more | Free bets are credited within 24 hours of your bets being settled | Normal William Hill football rules and free bet rules apply | Max refund £50/€50 | Free bets stakes are not returned with any winnings

Click here for a free £25 bet when you open a new account.

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Liverpool vs Spurs – Free £50 In play betting

Bet365 have done their brilliant free in running bet again for the Liverpool/ Spurs game.

To qualify for your free In-Play bet, simply place a bet before kick-off, then once the game starts place another bet on any In-Play market. If your FIRST In-Play bet loses we will refund this stake, up to the same value as your largest pre-match bet (max £50*).

There are a number of ways to play this bet. The easiest is to outright arbitrage the bet. Bet on Spurs +0.5 on the Asian Handicap and then place a bet on Liverpool in running straight away. That should cover all bases.

Personally, I think that there is much better value just betting. I cannot believe that Liverpool are even money, the draw 3.5 and Spurs 3.8. Liverpool have been terrible at home this season and even money against a team that just last month were serious title contenders is too low. I’d be looking at 11/8 on Liverpool to be remotely interested.

I think backing the draw and then using the free bet to bet on what you thinks going to happen to be be use of this offer. You can watch the game and see who is on top and bet on them. Maybe just back Spurs in running straight away.

Alternatively, you can use it for something really speculative. Ray Winstone at half time comes up with a tasty bet at half time which is usually worth a punt. With this offer, you literally can’t lose.

This free bet offer is for new and existing customers. If you haven’t got an account, open one here and get £100 bet basket on top.

City vs Liverpool Free in play bet offer at Bet365

After a crazy Christmas and New Year, I am hoping that the results will get back to normal. I would recommend against betting any big money until things calm down again or take advantage of the wild results and back the outsider.

Tonight, sees Liverpool visit Manchester City. The odds are 1.9 City, Draw 3.4 and 4.2 Liverpool. About a month ago, I would have said City all day long. You wouldn’t have been getting 1.9 though. I’d still back City tonight though. At home, they have been invincible going 9-0-0. The only problem, I see for City is that they have become predictable. They remind me of Arsenal with their pretty passes and no end results. If the opposition puts 11 men behind the ball then its easy to keep them out, like West Brom and Sunderland did.

Liverpool went though a bit of bad patch with draws to Wigan and Blackburn. They pulled a bit of pride back with the win against Newcastle though. Gerrard is back now too. Bellamy and Carroll seem to play well up front together but Suarez will be back for this game.

As I said, I see a shade of value in backing City at 1.9. Top make the deal even sweeter though is that Bet365 are having one of their super special offers.

simply place a bet before kick-off, then once the game starts place another bet on any In-Play market. If your FIRST In-Play bet loses we will refund this stake, up to the same value as your largest pre-match bet (max £50*).

I’ll stick my first bet on City and see how the game pans out. If Liverpool look likeliest, I’ll just hedge using the free bet. This is a great offer from Bet365. New players also get the free bet sign up offer too.

Sign up here.

125/1 Odds for Manchester City to win all 4 trophies this season

Paddypower have a book open on how many competitions Manchester City will win this season. The top price is for all 4 trophies (Premier League Champions League FA Cup and Carling Cup
) at 125/1.

The full set of odds are below.
No Trophies 2.3
Premier League Carling Cup 6.5
Premier League FA Cup 10
Premier League and Champions League 13
FA Cup Carling Cup 23
Champions League and Carling Cup 26
Barclays Premier League, FA Cup and Carling Cup 34
Barclays Premier League, UEFA Champions League and Carling Cup 34
Champions League and FA Cup 41
Barclays Premier League, UEFA Champions League and FA Cup 51
UEFA Champions League, FA Cup and Carling Cup 91
Premier League Champions League FA Cup and Carling Cup 126

Bet on the market here.

City are currently favourites to win the Premiership too which is just on the ordinary outright market. This is currently 1.91 (10/11). With the displays of City’s nearest rivals today being very poor, its hard to argue with that. Manchester United were fortunate to beat Sunderland and so were Chelsea to beat Blackburn. Arsenal may have eased past West Brom but that may well just be West Brom being extremely poor. In my opinion Spurs look like Manchester City’s greatest challengers. After the first couple of beatings, they haven’t really done anything wrong.

Manchester United are 200/1 for the quad. Chelsea, 500/1 and Arsenal 1000/1. None of them have any appeal as I think that the Spanish Giants or Bayern Munch will beat those teams but City have improved so much that I can see them beating anyone in Europe too. A cheeky £10 would return £1250 if City pull it off. Bet here. £50 free matched bet for new users.

Free £10 Bookie Bonus – no Deposit with Skybet

SKybet are offering new bettors a great signing up bonus. Its £10 no deposit. Just sign up and they’ll give you £10 to try out their betting site.

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This weekend is the Manchester Derby and there are some cracking bets available.

 

Match Result
Home Win Draw Away Win
Manchester Utd evens Draw 5/2 Manchester City 13/5
Handicap Betting (-1)
Manchester Utd -1 5/2 Hdcp Tie -1 11/4 Manchester City +1 8/11
Handicap Betting (+1)
Manchester Utd +1 3/10 Hdcp Tie +1 4/1 Manchester City -1 6/1
Correct Score
Manchester Utd 1-0 7/1 Draw 0-0 12/1 Manchester City 1-0 10/1
Manchester Utd 2-0 9/1 Draw 1-1 6/1 Manchester City 2-0 18/1
Manchester Utd 2-1 15/2 Draw 2-2 12/1 Manchester City 2-1 11/1
Manchester Utd 3-0 16/1 Draw 3-3 50/1 Manchester City 3-0 40/1
Manchester Utd 3-1 14/1 Draw 4-4 250/1 Manchester City 3-1 28/1
Half-Time/Full-Time
Manchester Utd / Manchester Utd 21/10 Manchester Utd / Draw 14/1 Manchester Utd / Manchester City 33/1
Draw / Manchester Utd 4/1 Draw / Draw 9/2 Draw / Manchester City 7/1
Manchester City / Manchester Utd 25/1 Manchester City / Draw 14/1 Manchester City / Manchester City 9/2

Plus many more bets. Claim your free £10 bet here.

For once you are getting decent odds for Manchester United at Old Trafford. They are rarely even money. Even when Chelsea came to town United were 10/11 to win. This is a bit of a tricky game to predict though. City could be the value bet of the season if they live up to their potential. With the amount of money they have spent, they could run away with the league if they win this and the 13/5 could look great.

PaddyPower Paying 7 places on the open, Boylesport Paying 8 places

PaddyPower bookies are paying 7 Places on this week’s Open Championship.

Tiger Woods isn’t playing!!! Whatever man! That dude is so last decade and he’s like, 35 or something, which is like practically dead and stuff.

Hmm it’s interesting that in trying to replicate the speech of a modern day youth in an effort to emphasise the growing contingent of young golf stars competing for top honours at the moment, we just ended up sounding like Jedward. Which means all young people are either self-obsessed, irritating morons or that’s how they sound to us only slightly older folk. 30 isn’t old you little a**holes!!!! Naturally all the attention is on Rory McIlroy but winning two-in-a-row is a feat which may be beyond his tender years. Don’t worry though Rory, you’ll be old too soon enough.

Anyway, if you hadn’t already noticed Paddypower are paying 7 Places on this year’s Open. Most other bookmakers are paying 6 places.

Usually we’d make a stab at some kind of preview but what’s the point? Eight of the last ten Major winners have been first time winners, as have eight of the last twelve Open Championship winners (Yes we know it’s technically the last fifteen Open Championships but Woods won three and Harrington two and by carefully wording the sentence we came to the more impressive figure of eight from twelve. With that kind of fact manipulation we should go work for the News of the World…it’s been folded? Well The Sun then…it’s the same paper.) . Plus there’s like over a hundred guys taking part. Good thing we’re offering that extra place so. Shazam, now that’s what we call a full marketing circle.

Bet with Paddypower here.

If you want 8 places on the open though, best off going with Boylesport. The other major Irish bookmaker has done one better.

Bet here with Boylesport and get a free £20 matched bet.

Special Odds for Djokovic, Federer, Nadal and Murray to reach Wimbledon semi’s

Wimbledon is fast approaching. As Wimbledon fans assemble on Murray’s Mount this year, there is an even higher sense of expectation being placed on the young Scot’s shoulders. Murray seems to have hit a run of form just in time for the grass-court slam, and his victory at Queen’s has certainly turned up the heat on the competition but he still starts 4th favourite behind Djokovic, Federer and Nadal.

World No. 1 Rafael Nadal is the defending champion, while Roger Federer is a six-time winner at the All England Club, and between them, the pair have won every title since 2003.

All of the top four seeds seem to be in good form of late, and it would take a brave man to bet against any of them. So, why not just back them all to get to the semi final?

That’s right folks Paddy Power has another great Enhanced Price Special for you!

They have a special price of 4/1 for all of them to reach the semi final. New sign ups also get a £25 free matched bet. £25 bet on the special returns £100 + £25 stake back.

If you don’t fancy that then they have a range of bets on Wimbledon. Outright Betting, Match Betting, Set Betting, To Win 1st Set, Big Guns v The Field, Game Handicap, Total Sets, Set Handicap, Player A To Win At Least 1 Set, Total Match Games, Player B To Win At Least 1 Set, 1st Set Total Games, 2nd Set Total Games, Alternative Game Handicap 1, Alternative Game Handicap 2, Alternative Game Handicap 3, Alternative Game Handicap 4, Total Player A Games, Total Player B Games, Player A To Win 1st Service Game, Player B To Win 1st Service Game, Correct Score 1st Set, Total Number of Service Breaks and 1st Break of Service.

Paddypower Bookies Paying 6 places on the US Open 2011

Paddypower, the world famous Irish Bookmaker are paying 6 places on the US Open 2011. Most other bookmakers are paying only 5 places but Paddypower are paying a quarter odds for up to 6 places.

With the favourite, Le Westwood at 11/1, you will still get a decent payout if he comes in the top 6. With no strong favourite, there is an excellent chance to win a place bet. Click here to sign up and get a £25 free matched bet.

Paddypower’s US Open Preview.
It’s become the rule rather than the exception. Another Major and another ‘Operation Needle In A Haystack’. A sequence of Majors with no one superstar who’s predicted to dominate affairs is nothing new to golf – to people of a certain vintage it’s known as the 80s – but since the emergence of Tiger, it’s rare to head into a tournament without one name leaping off the page at you. Tiger is again marked absent – not that he was likely to win anyway – but it further strengthens the belief that it’s really wide open and only the borderline joke players at 1,000/1 can be ruled out with any level of certainty.

In recent times, the world of golf has seen more number ones than a toilet attendant at a busy nightclub. We’ve got lots of players vying for top spot and when it comes to the Majors, there’s no one standout candidate. After saying Lee Westwood is good enough to win a Major (and possibly more) on numerous occasions in the past, we’re running the risk of sounding a lot like that preacher guy who predicts the Rapture every couple of years to no avail, but the difference is we think Westwood winning a Major will actually happen at some stage. We’ve been over this ground plenty of times before so whether or not it’s this time around is up for you to decide.

The story of Graeme McDowell defending the Major he won to catapult him into the world’s elite is the overly sentimental tug at the heartstrings promos Sky Sports have plumped for in their attempts to hype up the event and in turn distract you from the fact the football season is over. But even that’s not a storyline they’re likely to get much mileage out of if G-Mac continues on his recent form. Having spent a few months struggling to find his best golf, he played the Celtic Manor Wales Open in the hope of building up some confidence by beating some of Europe’s averagest journeymen pros, but that went about as well as Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and after an interesting start, he sank without trace.

Although none of the Majors currently reside in the trophy cabinets of any Americans, the home contingent are expected to do well at the Congressional Country Club. Unlike several other venues for the US Open, this course is regularly a destination on the PGA Tour and as such the locals should have a few tricks up their sleeves about how to trim a couple of shots off your round or at the very least, know where to get the best pizza. In theory at least, that makes Phil Mickelson a contender, but his patchy form makes him about as trustworthy as a politician with an expense account. Better options may come in the form of Steve Stricker, Dustin Johnson, Hunter Mahan, Nick Watney and Bubba ‘ Bubba done good’ Watson. He’s not been at his cocky best for a while now, but it’s also worth keeping an eye out for Anthony Kim, who won the AT&T National here in 2008.

If we’re opting for the ‘horses for courses’ route, then Ernie Els is worth a mention. He may not be worth a bet, but he’s worth a mention. Sure the Big Easy has been bumbling along for the last few years, occasionally returning to something approaching his best form, but maybe this could be the start of a resurgence. He’s been around for so long, he’s got the air of one of those ‘ceremonial players’ who have won the event before and come back every year mainly for the free food and drinks with their buddies, but Ernie’s still only 41 and in the world of silly pants wearing, that’s not quite Jurassic.

If all our bluffing and fudging the issue wasn’t enough of a clue, we don’t really have a clue who’ll win this renewal of the US Open, but our paying 6 Places gives you a much better chance of getting it right. For golfing tips, maybe we’re not that hot, but for value, you’re in the right place.

Bet here

Shearer for Cardiff City Managers Job

Bookmaker William Hill have made Alan Shearer the favourite to become the next Cardiff manager after a string of bets were placed on him around the world. Hills have cut the odds of Shearer from 10/1 to 1/3 after being heavily backed. The gamble started with some large bets in Cork, Ireland, then some large bets in West London and then an Australian client put AU$1000 on him.

‘This gamble has taken some odd geographical twists and turns but they all point to the same destination – Cardiff for Shearer!’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

William hill – next permanent Cardiff manager…..1/3 Shearer; 5/2 Mackay; 7/1 Robins; 10/1 Hughes; 11/1 Clark; 12/1 Davies; Holloway; 14 Hughton.

We are still no wiser on who is going to be the next Villa Manger. Current favourite McLeish is unlikely as the Villa fans are unlikely to accept the former Birmingham City Boss.

William hill next Villa boss 4/6 McLeish; 5/2 Hughes; 4/1 Moyes; 20/1 Coyle; Poyet.

Ruud Gullit, rumoured to be on the verge of the sack at his current club is a 25/1 shot with hills to become the next permanent Chelsea manager for which Hiddink is 4/11 favourite with Hughes and Redknapp both 4/1; Villas-Boas 10/1

William hill- next Birmingham manager…2/1 Cotterill; Hughton; 7/2 Davies; 6/1 Zola; 15/2 Di Matteo; 10/1 Curbishley; Jones.

Bet here at William Hill and get a free £25 matched bet.

Murray Wimbledon odds and Special Bets on the weather

With Murray fresh off winning the Queen’s club tennis even, the bookies have him at fourth favourite to win Wimbledon 2011. His opponent on Monday, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, is now 20/1 from 33/1. Murray has the potential to win Wimbledon this year but has to see of some tough competition. Nadal is favourite at 2/1, with Federer at 5/2 and and Djokovic at 11/4.

Despite winning at Queen’s, William Hill rate Andy Murray as their 6/1 fourth favourite to win Wimbledon when it starts next week, whilst losing finalist Tsonga has been cut from 33/1 to 20/1. Nadal is the 2/1 favourite, with Roger Federer 5/2 and Djokovic at 11/4. He’ll surely need to beat 2 of those 3 to clinch the title.

“Murray may well be the King of Queen’s but the odds suggest he will not have everything his own way next week,” said Hill’s spokesman Rupert Adams.

Murray Grand Slam Specials: 2/9 None, 3/1 One, 25/1 Two

66/1 Murray To Win Wimbledon Without Dropping A Set

Murray Wimbledon Stage Of Elimination: 16/1 Round One, 12/1 Round Two, 9/1 Round Three, 6/1 Round Four, 4/1 Quarter Final, 2/1 Semi Final, 9/2 Runner Up, 6/1 Winner

Mens Wimbledon : 2/1 Nadal, 5/2 Federer, 11/4 Djokovic, 6/1 Murray, 16/1 del Potro, 20/1 Tsonga, 25/1 Soderling, 25/1 Berdych, 33/1 Roddick, 33/1 Raonic, 250/1 James Ward.

Wimbledon Fortnight Weather Specials:

3/1 Wimbledon To Go Into Third Week, 2/9 Not too
6/1 Hottest Day Of The Year To Occur During Wimbledon Fortnight
7/1 Centre Court Roof Not Deployed During Fortnight, 1/16 To Be Used
8/1 No Rain During Wimbledon Fortnight

Bet on Wimbledon at William Hill.

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Next Fulham Manager odds – McClaren and Ancelotti 4/1 joint favourites

With the resignation of Mark Hughes after just 1 season, Fulham are looking for a new manager. William Hills have Steve McClaren and Carlo Ancelotti joint 4/1 favourites to be the next permanent Fulham manager.

Full Odds from William Hill

Carlo Ancelotti 4/1
Steve McClaren 4/1
Lee Clark 11/2
Alan Curbishley 11/2
Dave Jones 6/1
Diego Maradona 8/1
Gianfranco Zola 8/1
Roy Hodgson 10/1
Rafa Benitez 10/1
Martin Jol 12/1
Chris Coleman 16/1
Chris Hughton 16/1
Billy Davies 20/1
Sven Goran Erikkson 20/1
Claudio Ranieri 25/1
Ian Holloway 25/1
Kevin Keegan 25/1
Neil Warnock 25/1
Paul Pescisolido 33/1
Bob Bradley 33/1
Ian Dowie 33/1
Avram Grant 33/1
Gary Megson 40/1

Rumours in the Telegraph suggest that Fulham were lining up Benitez as insurance if Huges was leaving for Villa. At 10/1 that could worth a small bet.

Bet at William Hill.

UPDATE

Martin O’Neill is now 7/2 favourite.