IT’S a great time to be a sports fan, and even better to be a punter.
The 2016 Olympic Games are in full swing as we approach the end of a dramatic first week in Rio, but even that might take a back seat this weekend for the beginning of what promises to be a blockbuster English Premier League season.
It’s also business time in the AFL and NRL as the top teams jockey for prime position in the finals, while there’s plenty of horse racing action on the go as the spring carnival edges ever closer.
With so much on, our top online bookmakers can’t help but offer a heap of betting specials and cash-back deals for the upcoming weekend and beyond.
Rio 2016 betting bonuses
For all the green swimming pools and dodgy athlete accommodation and press bus attacks and knife-point kidnappings, the 2016 Olympics are delivering the goods on the sporting front.
Punters who back the Aussies to bring home the gold can score money back and boosted wins with Olympic specials like these at our trusted Rio 2016 bookies:
Urine Luck cash-back special – If you back an Australian to win any event and they finish second to a Russian, Sportsbet.com.au will refund your stake up to $50 cash.
Double Winnings bonus – Back any athlete or team in selected events and William Hill will double your winnings (not including initial stake) up to $50.
Aussie Gold Rush special – If you pick an Australian to win gold in any event and they finish with silver or bronze, CrownBet will give you a bonus bet up to $50.
English Premier League specials
After Leicester City’s stunning victory last season, EPL 2016-17 is being touted as the most open and unpredictable title race in the competition’s history.
Check out the huge selection of bet specials and bonuses at our top soccer betting sites:
Premier League outright special – Back any team in the Premier League outright winner market at WilliamHill.com and pick up a $5 bonus bet for every match your pick wins this season.
EPL Golden Boot futures bonus – Place an outright bet on the 2016-17 Premier League top goalscorer market at William Hill and collect a $5 bonus bet for each goal he scores throughout the season.
European Soccer Multi special – If your EPL multi bet of four or more legs misses out by one, Sportsbet will refund your stake with up to $50 in bonus bets.
First Goalscorer bonus – Bet on the first goalscorer market in any Premier League match in round one and Sportsbet will give you up to $50 bonus cash if your pick scores at any time, but not the opener.
Hull vs. Leicester Correct Score refund – Put some money on Sportsbet’s correct score market for the Tigers vs. Foxes clash and get up to $50 back in bonus bets if your bet loses, but your team wins.
100% Soccer Multi Bonus offer – Pick a three-leg multi or bigger for any top European league at Bet365.com and win extra cash, starting at 5% (three folds) and going up to 100% (14 or more).
Each Way Goalscorer special – Bet365 will pay out your EPL first goalscorer pick if he scores at any time in the match, with unlimited places at 1/3 each-way odds.
EPL Correct Score insurance – If your correct score bet on any EPL game this week loses due to a goal scored after 80 minutes, CrownBet will refund your wager with up to $50 in free bets.
Round 21 AFL betting specials
The top eight teams might be all but sorted, but there’s still home finals and double chances to play for in the last few home-and-away rounds of the 2016 AFL Premiership season.
Visit our top-ranked Australian football betting sites this week and take advantage of value bets and money-back deals like these:
AFL Multi insurance – Pick a footy multi of five or more legs at Sportsbet.com.au and get up to $50 money back if only one leg fails.
Head-to-Head special – Place a head-to-head wager on any AFL match in round 21 and Sportsbet will refund your bet up to $50 cash if your team loses after leading at any break.
AFL Round 21 refund bonuses – If your head-to-head pick for Bulldogs vs. Magpies or Hawks vs. Kangaroos loses after leading at any point in the second half, CrownBet.com.au will match your stake with up to $50 in bonus bets.
First Goalscorer cashback special – Place a first goalscorer bet on any AFL match this round and CrownBet will give you a $50 bonus bet refund if your player scores any goal in the first quarter except the opener.
Footy Multi boost bonus – Pick a football multi of three or more legs at Bet365 and score extra cash if all legs salute, starting at 5% (three folds) and topping out at 65% bonus winnings (14 or more).
2016 NRL bookie bonuses
Cronulla Sharks’ incredible unbeaten streak is finally over, which leaves Melbourne Storm as the team to catch with four rounds remaining in the NRL regular season.
Spice up an already appetising weekend of rugby league fixtures with these online betting specials:
NRL Multi bonus – If your league multi of four legs or more misses by one, CrownBet will reimburse your wager with up to 5000 bonus points (100 points for each dollar staked).
Round 23 H2H specials – Put a head-to-head bet on Bulldogs vs. Sea Eagles, Tigers vs. Titans, or Raiders vs. Storm and get up to 5000 CrownBet bonus points if your team loses despite scoring the first try.
First Tryscorer bonus offer – If your pick scores any try in the first half except the opener, CrownBet will give you up to $50 in bonus points (5000 points maximum).
Broncos vs. Eels First Try special – If your first tryscorer pick scores the second or third try of the match, but not the first, Sportsbet will refund your stake up to $50 cash.
Rugby Multi insurance – Place an NRL multibet of five or more legs at Sportsbet and claim up to $50 real money back if only one leg misses out.
Best racing specials online
It’s exciting times in Australian horse racing as we enter the last few weeks before the annual Melbourne spring carnival.
Get a little something extra from your racing bets with value deals like these at our top online bookmakers:
Victorian Racing cashback bonus – Put a fixed odds win bet on race four, five, or six at any Vic track from now until Sunday, August 14, and Sportsbet will give you up to $50 cash back if your horse runs second or third.
First Past the Post specials – Get paid within 60 seconds of interim dividends at WilliamHill.com on all thoroughbred and harness races, even if there is a protest.
Protest Payout offer – If your horse is beaten in a protest after crossing the line first, William Hill will pay you out anyway.
Caulfield Fixed Win refund bonus – Back the winner at fixed or tote odds of at least $5 in any race at Caulfield this Saturday, August 13, and Bet365 will award a cash refund up to $100 if your bet on the next race loses.
Saturday Racing bonus offer – Put a fixed win bet on any of the last four races at Caulfield this Saturday and CrownBet will match your stake with a bonus bet up to $50 if your horse runs second or third.
Fixed Win Guarantee special – If you win at fixed odds on any Australia horse race where the APN starting price is greater, Bet365 will pay you out at the bigger SP odds.
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