THE Rio Olympics may be done and dusted, but there is plenty more sports betting action to sink your teeth into this weekend.
Check out these cash-back specials, multi deals and bonus boosts at our top-ranked online bookmakers.
AFL betting promotions
It’s tight at the top as we head into the final round of home and away fixtures in the 2016 AFL Premiership season.
It’s also the last chance to cash in on Sportsbet.com.au’s head-to-head AFL refund special for every match, where you can get money back up to $50 if your team loses after leading at any break.
And if you pick a footy multi of five legs or more that misses out by a single leg, the bookie will give you up to $50 cash back for that too.
CrownBet.com.au is running a pair of similar deals for round 23.
If you place a head-to-head bet on the Adelaide vs. West Coast game on Friday night, the bookie will match your stake with up to $50 in bonus bets if your side loses after leading at any point in the second half.
It is also offering a $50 bonus bet refund for AFL multis of five folds or more that fall short by a solitary leg.
There is even more value up for grabs in all AFL first goalscorer markets this weekend, where CrownBet will match your wager with a free bet up to $50 if your pick scores a major, but not the first, in the opening quarter.
If you want bigger rewards for hitting a winner, head over to Bet365.com and get up to 65 per cent more winnings if your football multi salutes.
The deal covers all matches in Australia’s major footy leagues (AFL, NRL, Super Rugby) and you only need three legs to qualify.
The bigger the multi, however, the better the bonus boost:
- Three legs – 10 per cent
- Four legs – 15 per cent
- Five legs – 20 per cent
- Six legs – 25 per cent
- Seven legs – 30 per cent
- Eight legs – 35 per cent
- Nine legs – 40 per cent
- 10 legs – 45 per cent
- 11 legs – 50 per cent
- 12 legs – 55 per cent
- 13 legs – 60 per cent
- 14 legs or more – 65 per cent
NRL bookie bonuses
We are into the penultimate round of the 2016 National Rugby League campaign, with Melbourne Storm leading all comers as the finals draw near.
Sportsbet.com.au’s NRL multi special is identical to its AFL equivalent, with up to $50 cash back on offer if your parlay of five or more legs misses by only one.
There is also a $50 money back deal available on every home and away game for the rest of the season, where the bookie will refund your stake in cash credits if your head-to-head bet loses by eight points or less.
Only four legs are required for the round 25 NRL multi bonus over at CrownBet, which will match your wager with up to 5000 bonus points that can be redeemed for free bets, gift cards and other rewards.
You can score the same deal on head-to-head wagers on the Storm vs. Broncos and Eels vs. Dragons games if your team loses after scoring the first try, and on first tryscorer bets where your man misses out on the opener but crosses the line any time in the first half.
Meanwhile, Bet365 is offering an extra chance on all rugby league matches where the result isn’t settled at full time, so you will still get paid even if your team needs a golden point to seal the deal.
Premier League betting specials
We’re only into week three, but already the 2016-17 English Premier League season has given us plenty to talk about.
The early game this Saturday is a blockbuster between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool, for which Sportsbet is offering up to $50 cash back on losing correct score bets if you pick the right team to win.
You can also score a bet refund up to $50 on soccer multis of four legs or more where one leg fails, covering all matches from the EPL, La Liga, German Bundesliga, Ligue Un, Serie A, Champions League, Europa League, Dutch Eredivisie, Portuguese Liga and the Scottish Premier League.
There’s a similar special running at CrownBet.com.au, which will match your bet with up to $50 in bonus wagers if there is one dodgy leg in your European football multi of four or more win-draw-win selections.
The same refund is available on EPL correct score bets which are ruined because a goal is scored after 80 minutes.
William Hill is offering money back for win-draw-win bets on two feature matches this weekend: Spurs vs. Liverpool and Manchester City vs. West Ham.
If your pick for either game doesn’t win despite leading after 80 minutes, Hills will match your stake with up to $25 cash.
But the biggest value is over at Bet365, which is running three huge specials for all matches in the Premier League and the top Euro divisions:
Soccer multi bonus – Score up to 100 per cent more winnings on football multis of three or more legs.
Bore draw special – Get your stake refunded in full on selected betting markets for any match if it finishes in a 0-0 draw.
Each-way goalscorer odds – Even if your first goalscorer pick doesn’t net the opener, Bet365 will pay you out at 1/3 odds if your player scores at any time.
Horse racing bonuses
There are gallops aplenty on this weekend, and Sportsbet is offering a best fixed odds guarantee on all No.1 horses at Belmont, Caulfield and Doomben this Saturday.
Top fixed prices are also available on every runner from barrier one at Rosehill Gardens.
CrownBet has an insurance deal for the last four races at Caulfield, with up to $50 in bonus bets on offer if your fixed win bet runs second or third.
Those conditions also apply to races eight and nine at Cranbourne on Sunday.
That’s not all, as Saturday racing multis of three or more legs can score up to 5000 CrownBet bonus points if one leg misses out.
Over at William Hill, you can score a bonus bet up to the value of your stake just for picking a winner in any race at Caulfield on Saturday.
The size of the bonus bet will be determined by the multiplied value of the second and third runners’ saddlecloth numbers (e.g. if second is No.6 and third is No.8, the maximum bonus is $48).
There is also $25 cash back up for grabs if your horse runs second or third at Newmarket in the UK, as well as protest payouts and a first past the post guarantee on all Australian horse racing.
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