How To Play ‘Design Your Own’ Bets
December 27, 2017
More and more online bookmakers are beginning to promote betting offers around bets that you can design yourself. Sky Bet were the pioneers with #RequestABet before numerous bookies decided to jump on the bandwagon. You can now place a #BetYourWay bet at Betway, #YourCall bet at Coral, #GetAPrice bet at Ladbrokes and #PriceItUp bet at BetVictor to name but a few.
What Are Design Your Own Bets?
The attraction of these bets to the average punter is that you can link multiple bets into one for a cumulative price. For example, you might like the sound of Sergio Aguero to score, Ciaran Clark to be carded and Nicolas Otamendi to be carded at odds of 12/1 (13.0) for Newcastle v Man City. In most cases the bookmaker will provide a list of such bets but you can often get in touch via Twitter to request your own special bet.
What Offers Are Available?
Coral – YourCall Special
Place a £5 Your Call bet on the nominated matches and Coral will give you a £5 Free in-play bet to use on the same match. This offer has been readily available in recent weeks, meaning that there have been plenty of chances to get Coral free bets.
Sky Bet – RequestABet Free Bet
Sky Bet offer a £5 free bet on selected football matches for placing a £5 Request A Bet on the same match. This promotion tends to be limited to high-profile and televised football matches.
Betway – BetYourWay Special
Place a £5 Bet Your Way bet on nominated sporting events and and Betway will give you a £5 Free Bet. As well as football matches, this offer is also available on a number of NFL American Football games.
Ladbrokes – GetAPrice Special
Place a £5 Get A Price bet on the nominated football match and Ladbrokes will give you a £5 Free Get A Price bet to use on the match. This is the only offer where the free bet must be used as a design your own style bet.
Matched Betting Design Your Own Bets
Matched betting is all about laying off your qualifying bets at a betting exchange to reduce the cost of acquiring a free bet or bonus. A lay bet is to bet that something won’t win, so you can effectively cover both outcomes for a nominal fee and then use the same practice to generate a cash profit from the resulting free bets and bonuses.
Because design your own bets combine multiple markets, it may not always be possible to place a lay bet. There are some ways around this. For example; if you spotted a bet for ‘Manchester United to win & BTTS No’ then you could use the ‘To Win to Nil’ lay market on a betting exchange. The best markets to look out for are; Match Result + BTTS, Match Result + Over/Under 2.5 Goals and Anytime Wincast.
An alternative strategy is to take the advantage play route. This involves simply punting your qualifying bet on a selection that you think has a good chance of winning. Then once you receive the free bet, using matched betting to get back 80% of your original stake. This is the percentage that we expect to keep from a standard free bet.
With the above method, if the offer is bet £5 get £5 free, the most you will theoretically lose each time is £1. This allows you to have £25 worth of losing bets for a cost of just £5. It’s a minimal risk approach whereby any winning bets will put you in profit but potential losses are very small.
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