IT’S a magical time of year for punters all over the globe.
Winter has officially begun, which means we’re well and truly into the meat of the Australian football season.
Meanwhile, the Northern Hemisphere summer is ablaze with some of the biggest international events on the sporting calendar.
Treat yourself to these special offers for the weekend ahead at our trusted online bookmakers.
Euro 2016 betting specials
The 2016 European Championships commence this weekend in France, where the hosts are the bookies’ favourites to replicate their endeavours at Euro 2000.
Defending champions Spain are looking to make it three in a row, while Germany, England, Belgium and Portugal are also among the title fancies.
Aussie punters can enjoy super value on Europe’s flagship football tournament with these cash-back bonuses at two of our most trusted soccer betting sites.
Sportsbet’s Euro 2016 Multi Special – Pick a soccer multi of three or more Euro 2016 group stage matches and get up to $50 cash back if you miss out by only one leg.
CrownBet’s Correct Score Bonus – If you lose a correct score bet on the Euros because a goal is netted after 80 minutes, CrownBet will match your stake with up to $50 in bonus bets.
NBA Finals bookmaker bonuses
Steph Curry versus Le Bron James – you could hardly have dreamed a better man-to-man matchup for the 2016 NBA Finals series.
Golden State Warriors have the early advantage, but there’s time yet for Cleveland Cavaliers to claw their way back.
Sportsbet.com.au is running a $50 cash refund special on first basket bets for every game of the series.
If your player scores the second or third basket of the game, but not the first, the bookie will refund your bet up to a $50 maximum.
CrownBet has a similar offer on the table, with $50 in bonus cash up for grabs if your man scores the second, third, or fourth basket.
There’s also value to be had over at WilliamHill.com, where you can get $1.95 odds on all NBA line bets for the remainder of the season.
Round 14 NRL specials at Sportsbet
Let’s not forget about the local footy action.
It’s back to business in the NRL, which took a back seat in the rugby league world last week as Queensland snatched the early lead in State of Origin 2016.
Sportsbet is running not one, not two, but three NRL betting specials for round 14.
NRL Multi Special – Get up to $50 cash back if your league multi of five head-to-head bets or more misses by one leg.
Broncos vs. Raiders Special – Get up to $50 money back if your first tryscorer bet scores the second or third try, but not the first.
Sharks vs. Cowboys Special – Get a refund up to $50 if your first tryscorer pick scores the second or third try, but not the first.
Draftstars AFL fantasy betting
There’s more than $150,000 cash on the line this weekend at DraftStars – Australia’s richest fantasy sports betting competition.
Pick your favourite AFL stars and pit them against punters from all over the country in a variety of real money tournaments powered by CrownBet.com.
A mere $15 entry fee will get you a run in the $30,000 Weekend Shootout, where over 2200 contestants will do battle for a guaranteed first prize of $4,500 cash.
There is also the $10k AFL Round 12 special and the $50k Classic Qualifier – a satellite tourney where a $10 buy-in will give you the chance to win through to a guaranteed $50,000 cash event.
If Aussie rules isn’t your game, the Draftstars lobby boasts a diverse selection of NRL and NBA fantasy betting games as well.
Head over to www.CrownBet.com to sign up and start putting those SuperCoach skills to good use.
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