A couple of weeks ago Darren posted an article ( https://www.bettinggods.com/play-the-field-with-multiple-bookmaker-accounts/ ) about how we all, as serious punters, should maximise our punting opportunities by having multiple betting accounts. So, for all you new punters out there, I thought I’d try and highlight some of the criteria you may want to think about when picking a new bookmaker to open an account with. Over the coming weeks and months, as a follow-up to this article, we will also be taking a look at some of those bookies and what they have to offer.
Welcome Bonuses And Wagering Requirements
Many bookmakers offer new customers a welcome bonus to entice you to join, but these can vary greatly in size, and come with a range of terms and conditions. Some bookies will offer you a free sign-up bonus in the shape of a free-bet, however this free-bet will often have to be placed on a selection meeting minimum odds requirements or greater (often range between 1/2 and evens). There are also deposit match bonuses, with some bookies, for example, willing to give you a £20 free-bet when you deposit £10. Meanwhile, some bookies will even give you large 100% matched bonuses up to £200 – though these usually have wagering stipulations such as having to play-through your bonus 3-times before any withdrawals from winnings can be made.
Ongoing Bonuses, Promotions and Concessions
As well as welcome bonuses, many bookies also offer ongoing bonuses, promotions and concessions on certain sports such as horse racing and football – and these give you the chance of making a few more percent on your Return On Investment. These can include bonuses such as additional free-bets for being a regular punter, whilst promotions can range from special TV promotions such as a free-bet on the next race if your horse wins a televised race. Meanwhile, many bookies are now offering concessions such as money back as a free-bet if a football match ends 0-0, or if one-leg of your accumulator lets you down.
More and more bookies are also offering punters other perks such as live-streaming on a range of sports such as football, horse racing and tennis. Most require you to wager a small-bet on the event you want to watch – but the fact you’ve had a bet on it is usually why most punters want to watch it. More and more bookies are also starting to offer cash-outs on bets, which can come in handy if you fancy taking some of your money on multiple-bets if your first two or three selections win.
Of course, one of the biggest reasons you might want to open multiple bookmaker accounts is to try and optimise your chances of getting the best market odds available. Having multiple accounts can also allows you to spread your bets about and, hopefully not alert the bookies too quickly about the fact you’re betting successfully.