Where are the partner friendly bookmakers
September 23, 2016
A question that many punters want to be answered is where are the partner friendly bookmakers? It’s also a pertinent question for the matched betting community where family members and cohabitors want to enjoy the benefits of this proven method to make money online.
It seems strange that you can walk into any betting shop in the country and the staff will happily accept bets from every member the household, subject to them being of legal age, but are much more guarded when taking bets online.
Another problem is partner friendly bookmakers online apply different conditions when accepting more than one account for the same address. There are only a small number of bookmakers that will accept a second account from the same household and allow unrestricted access to promotions, which means eligibility to welcome offers and other free bet offers.
The 4 most partner friendly bookmakers
At the time of writing, only four of the major online bookmakers have what we could call a full, partner friendly policy. Coral, Sky Bet, Ladbrokes and bwin accept second accounts from the same address and allow each account to take part in their promotions.
This is great for matched betting since all four have good welcome offers. Coral, Sky Bet and Ladbrokes are good accounts to cherish because they have regular money back and free bet offers to take advantage of. Bwin usually have a good welcome offer, currently £50 risk free bet, but only occasionally offer extra bonuses that can be exploited for matched betting.
The in-betweeners of partner friendly bookmakers
There are number of bookmakers that will allow a second account but restrict promotions to one person per household. You have to wonder if anyone considered the problems it might cause on a domestic level? I can just imagine the race to get on one of BetVictor’s weekend money back promos and a laptop being torn asunder by squabbling flatmates.
ComeOn is another bookmaker that allows multiple accounts from the same address but only one person is allowed to use a promotional offer. This is ok for regular betting purposes but it’s a shame they should miss out on promotions other account holders can enjoy.
William Hill is another partner friendly bookmaker that doesn’t always make it easy for people living at the same address. Only one person is entitled to the welcome offer, however, there are no such restrictions on Acca Insurance and the recently launched William Hill Offer club, which makes it worthwhile signing up for the long term benefits.
Betfair state one person per household in their offer terms and conditions but there is anecdotal evidence that they don’t apply this policy. A recent live chat with their support confirmed they will accept a second account from the same address, as long as each has their own personal bank details. With regards to qualifying for the welcome offer, the advice was to register in the normal way. This means applying one of the promo codes which automatically identifies which offer to apply to the new account.