WINTER is coming, which means it’s business time in the big leagues as the northern summer approaches.
English Premier League 2015-16 was decided on Monday night, with Leicester City claiming a miraculous victory, but there’s still plenty of live soccer action to look forward to in England and the rest of Europe.
Both the NBA and Stanley Cup playoffs are down to the final eight, while the Major League Baseball season is now in full swing.
There’s plenty of local sport to enjoy as well. The early pace-setters are fighting over Hawthorn’s broken crown in the AFL, while the focus will return to the field in the NRL after the Parramatta Eels salary cap scandal.
Let’s have a gander at the best bookmaker specials available this weekend at our top-ranked online betting sites.
$50 cash back on AFL bets at Sportsbet
Up until the end of round eight, online bookmaker Sportsbet.com.au is offering punters a $50 cash back special
on all head-to-head wagers on the 2016 AFL Premiership season.
If your team leads at any break but loses the match, the bookie will refund your stake in cash credits up to a maximum of $50.
For example, let’s say we put $10 on West Coast to beat Geelong. If the Eagles lose despite leading at either quarter-time, half-time, or three-quarter-time, Sportsbet will refund our $10 bet in full.
Sportsbet is also running a $50 cash refund on AFL multi bets of five legs or more that miss by only one leg.
Also check out these other AFL specials at CrownBet.com – one of Australia’s best footy betting sites:
AFL First Goalscorer Special – If your first goalscorer bet in round seven kicks a major in the first quarter but doesn’t open the scoring, CrownBet will refund your stake with up to $50 bonus cash.
AFL Friday Night Special – If you place a head-to-head bet on Hawthorn vs. Richmond and your team loses by 18 points or less, CrownBet will refund your stake with up to a $50 bonus bet.
NBA Playoffs specials at CrownBet.com
If you’re thinking of having a flutter on the 2016 NBA Playoffs, spice things up with CrownBet’s NBA cash back promotion.
Bet head-to-head on any game in the conference semifinals and get a refund up to $50 bonus money if your team leads at the end of the third quarter but loses.
For example, let’s say we bet $10 on Golden State to beat Portland. If the Warriors go down despite leading at the final break, Crownbet will refund out $10 stake in bonus bets.
Sportsbet.com.au is also in on the act, offering up to $50 money back if your first basket pick instead scores the second or third basket.
And if you want even more NBA betting specials, our friends at William Hill are running $1.95 lines on every game throughout the playoffs.
Sportsbet’s EPL first goalscorer refund
The Premier League title race might be done and dusted, but there is still plenty of value to be had on the world’s biggest domestic football division.
If you place a first goalscorer bet at Sportsbet on the Norwich City vs. Manchester United game this weekend, you can get a refund up to $50 cash if your player’s team fails to find the back of the net.
For example, let’s say we bet $10 on Wayne Rooney to bag the first goal. If Man United don’t score at all, Sportsbet will give us our $10 back in real money credits.
If you fancy a multi, the same bookie is also offering a cash-back special on matches from England, Spain, Italy, Germany and France.
Pick a football multi bet of four win-draw-win legs or more and get up to a $50 refund if you miss out by only one leg.
Those who like to scour the globe for the best soccer odds will love the new Multi Builder for mobile betting – only available at Sportsbet.com.au.
Online betting specials for AFL, NRL, EPL & Saturday racing
Free bets, deposit offers and bonuses for Rio Olympics betting
Latest online bookie bonuses for AFL, NFL, racing & more
Latest online bookie bonuses, multi boosts & cash back specials
Online bookie bonuses for Wimbledon, Euro 2016, UFC 200 and more
Free bookie bonuses for Euro, NBA finals, AFL Draft stars & more
Free bets and bookie specials for weekend May 27-29
Bookie bonuses to cash in for betting weekend May 20-22