Online Betting Guide

Bookie specials and Crownbet Draft Stars for sports May 13-15

THERE’S plenty of punting value to be had in Australia and abroad in the upcoming week of sport.

NRL is back in action after a week off for the Tests and the City vs. Country game, while the chase is on to catch unbeaten North Melbourne as AFL 2016 continues.

European qualification is on the line in the last week of the English Premier League, while playoff season is in full swing across the pond in the NBA and the NHL.

Let’s see what bonus deals, cash-back promotions and other rewards are on offer at our top-ranked online bookmakers.

AFL Draftstars $35k Weekend Shootout

If you love fantasy football and online sports betting, CrownBet.com’s Draftstars game is a must.

This week’s feature event is the AFL Weekend Shootout, where a $15 buy-in will put you in the running to win a share of $35,000 guaranteed.

The top 350 finishers will pocket a cash prize, with first place paying well over $5k. There are only 2500 spots available, so you need to sign up ASAP if you want a chance to win.

Draftstars is much like SuperCoach or AFL Dreamteam: you pick your favourite footy stars and play against friends, co-workers and thousands of random punters from all over the country.

Unlike those competitions, however, every contest is played for real money stakes.

Even better, you get to pick a new team each time you play, so you don’t have to worry about whether you have enough trades or funds to replace your injured, dropped, or underperforming players week after week.

The Draftstars lobby features a wide variety of daily and weekly events inspired by online poker rooms, with categories such as Turbo, Guaranteed and Head to Head alongside traditional live drafts and salary cap games.

Besides the AFL comps, you can also play NRL and NBA fantasy betting competitions for real cash.

Tournaments come at various buy-in levels, starting at no-cost freerolls and going as high as $500, while prize pools can range from a couple of bucks to upwards of $35,000.

You can even create your own events and invite your mates to duke it out for more than just the usual bragging rights.

For everything you need to know about joining Draftstars and signing up for the $35k Weekend Shootout, head over to www.CrownBet.com.

More AFL Round 8 betting bonuses

For those chasing some extra value on their AFL multis and head-to-head picks this weekend, check out these deals at our trusted football betting sites:

Sportsbet.com AFL Multi Special – Get up to $50 cash back if your footy multi-bet misses by only one leg. This deal applies to multis of five or more head-to-head legs.

CrownBet.com AFL Friday Night Special – Get up to $50 bonus cash on Adelaide vs. Geelong if your team loses by 18 points or less. This only applies to your first head-to-head bet on the match.

NBA playoff semifinal specials

The big guns are in action this week as the US basketball’s top sides continue their quest for a place in the NBA title fight.

We recommend checking out the player props markets at Sportsbet.com.au, where you can get a $50 real money rebate on first basket bets for every game of the conference semis.

If your player doesn’t open the scoring but bags the second or third bucket instead, the bookie will refund your stake up to a maximum of $50 cash credits.

For example: let’s say we put $10 on Patty Mills to score the opening basket in San Antonio’s clash with Oklahoma City. If the Aussie star is the second or third player to score in the game, but not the first, we will get our $10 back.

Punters can also take advantage of CrownBet’s NBA Playoff Bonus, where you can win up to $50 in free bets if your team leads at three-quarter-time but loses the game.

And as they’ve done all season long, WilliamHill.com is paying improved $1.95 odds on all NBA line bets throughout the playoff series.

Chelsea vs. Leicester first goalscorer bonus

Leicester City will cap their incredible season with a final lap of honour at Chelsea – the club who sacked Claudio Ranieri as manager in 2003 on the grounds he would never win the English Premier League title.

At Sportsbet, you can get up to $50 money back on the first goalscorer market for the Foxes’ victory march at Stamford Bridge.

If your player’s team fails to score in the match, the bookie will refund your stake in cash credits up to $50 maximum.

For example: let’s say we put $10 on Eden Hazard to opening the scoring. If Chelsea don’t find the back of the net at all, we’ll get our $10 back.

SB is also offering multi insurance on all the top European leagues, with up to $50 cash back available if your soccer multi bet of four win-draw-win legs or more misses out by one.

For more Australian betting bonuses on the best sporting action from around the globe, sign up at www.Sportsbet.com.au today