European soccer resumes after an international break, while the NFL regular season opens on Friday morning.
With the end of winter comes spring racing and a Saturday schedule loaded with group titles.
As ever, Australia’s best bookies have you covered with bonuses, specials and promotions across the board this week.
2017 AFL Finals betting specials
Eight teams enter, but only six will survive the first week of the 2017 AFL Finals Series.
Punters who pick truly can win extra on every game at online bookmaker CrownBet.com.au.
Put a head-to-head bet on any team this week and score a $1 bonus bet for every point your side wins by.
For example: if you back Port Adelaide and they beat West Coast by 30 points, you will get another $30 in bonus cash on top of your winnings.
Sportsbet has already forked over more than $6.4 million in early payouts this season, and that number could rise throughout September.
If your head-to-head pick leads by 24 points or more at any stage, you will be paid for the win – even if your team goes on to lose the game.
Punters can also get up to $50 back in bonuses for AFL Same Game Multi bets that miss by only one leg.
But the highlight is Sportsbet’s AFL Finals Frenzy promo, with new deals available from 1pm very day.
Ladbrokes loves a footy special, and this week is no different.
The bookie has boosted odds and power bets on every game, as well as enhanced prices on AFL Grand Final futures.
If you love an AFL multi, you can get up to $50 back in William Hill Rewards if only one of four or more head-to-head legs misses out.
TopBetta has a stack of AFL specials for the weekend, including huge $5 odds on Geelong to beat Richmond on Saturday afternoon.
That particular deal in only available to first-time customers, so follow our links to sign up and find out more.
Best bookie bonuses for NRL Finals Week 1
It might be Melbourne Storm and seven also-rans in the race for the 2017 NRL Premiership, yet the opening round of finals is rife with opportunity.
First port of call for many a punter will be Sportsbet.com.au, which has two big deals in play.
If your team leads by 12 points or more in any game this week, the bookie will pay the win early.
There is also a $50 cash-back bonus for NRL Same Game Multi bets where only one leg fails.
Ladbrokes has several specials on the go, including boosted odds on all first tryscorer markets, player specials for every game and blowout prices on selected finals fixtures.
Punters can also cash in big at Topbetta, which is promoting enormous $3 odds for the Brisbane Broncos to beat the Sydney Roosters on Friday night.
As with the AFL games, CrownBet is offering $1 in bonus money for every point your team wins by in week one of the NRL Finals Series.
In addition, a mixed AFL and NRL multi bet can get you up to $50 back in bonus bets if only one leg fails out of four or more.
NFL online betting bonuses
The National Football League of the United States returns in earnest this week with the first round of regular-season fixtures.
Ladbrokes.com.au is all over it, with early payouts on offer for the season opener between the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs on Friday morning.
If your team leads by 10 points or more at any stage, the house will pay you for the win – regardless of the eventual result.
Customers at Ladbrokes can also score boosted NFL Mega Multi odds of $3 on the Pittsburgh Steelers, Atlanta Falcons and Carolina Panthers all to win.
For the Pats and the Chiefs, punters can get back up to $50 in William Hill Rewards points if their team loses after scoring first.
CrownBet’s head-to-head special returns for every NFL game this week, with a $1 bonus bet on offer for every point your team wins by.
That bookie is also running a NFL multi bonus of up to $50 for parlays of four or more legs where only one fails.
Premier League soccer specials
Now that the international fixtures are done, normal service resumes with a blockbuster round of English Premier League action.
If you fancy a flutter on the World Game this weekend, TopBetta.com.au is the place for you.
Punters can get great value on Saturday’s feature fixture between title hopes Manchester City and Liverpool.
If you pick any player in the first goalscorer market, you can claim a bonus bet up to $50 if he scores any goal except the opener.
CrownBet is promoting a $50 cash-back bonus for EPL multi bets that miss by one, while soccer accumulators at Bet365 can win up to 100 per cent extra cash.
Ladbrokes is also partial to EPL betting specials, so log in daily to check out the latest promotions.
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