IT might be break time in the AFL and the European soccer leagues, but it’s business as usual for the bookies as they strive to bring you the best betting specials for sports and racing around the globe.
If you’re on the punt this weekend, check out these multi bonuses, cash-back deals, win boosts and futures specials from our top-ranked online bookmakers.
US Open betting specials
It’s early days in the singles draws of the 2016 US Open tennis, which means there is plenty of value to be had yet at Australia’s best bookies.
WilliamHill.com is offering both cash-back insurance and a tiered winnings bonus on multi bets across all sports.
If your multi of four or more legs misses by one, Hills will give you money back up to $50 cash.
If your multi wins, however, you can pocket up to 40 per cent extra winnings, starting with a five per cent boost for the minimum four legs.
CrownBet is also running a US Open multi insurance deal, in which parlay bets of four legs or more (only singles matches in the same round) qualify for a bonus bet refund up to $50 if one leg fails.
Over at Bet365.com, punters can score up to a 50 per cent winnings boost on tennis multis of two legs or more that feature selected betting markets for singles and doubles matches.
AFL and NRL finals bonuses
It’s the calm before the storm in AFL 2016 as we ride out the controversial bye round before what promises to be a cracker finals series.
For all games in week one, which kicks off Friday, September 9, Sportsbet.com.au is offering up to $50 cash back if your head-to-head pick loses by 18 points or less.
CrownBet, the official AFL wagering partner, is looking even further afield with a cross-code footy futures special.
Put a double bet on the winners of both the AFL Premiership and the NRL Premiership, and the bookie will give you up to $50 in bonus bets if only one of your selected teams wins the grand final.
There’s a whole round of regular rugby league action to sort out in the meantime, with Sportsbet awarding up to $50 if your head-to-head tip on any game this weekend loses by eight points or less.
That same bookmaker is also promising to pay back up to $50 cash on NRL multis of five or more legs that miss by only one.
CrownBet has a similar deal, except you only need four legs and the refund is not cash, but up to 5000 bonus points (100 points for every $1 wagered, up to $50).
If you fancy an NRL head-to-head bonus, the Packer bookie is also offering a refund up to $50 free bets if your team loses after leading at half time.
Meanwhile, Bet365 customers can claim up to 65 per cent extra winnings on Australian footy multis that feature selected handicap, totals and match markets for all AFL and NRL games.
Horse racing promotions
Sportsbet.com.au is running a big money-back special for the gallops at both Moonee Valley and Royal Randwick this Saturday.
If your fixed win pick in any of the first three races runs second or third, the bookie will refund your bet up to $50 cash.
Over at CrownBet, you can get your fixed odds bet refunded with a bonus up to $55 if your horse runs second in any of the last four races at Randwick or the Valley.
There is also a CrownBet multi bonus available on Saturday metro races, with up to 5000 bonus points on offer if you pick three or more fixed legs and only one of them fails.
Bet365 has a fixed price guarantee on all Australian horse racing, as well as a refund bonus for backing a winner at $5 odds or greater at selected feature meetings.
Punters at WilliamHill.com can take advantage of a number of regular racing bonuses, including fixed win insurance, protest payouts and betting without the favourites.
F1 Italian Grand Prix bet specials
For those who prefer racing of the motorised variety, William Hill has a Formula One special lined up for this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix.
If you back any driver to qualify in pole position at Monza and he loses out to his teammate, you will get your money back up to a maximum of $25 cash.
For example, let’s say we put $20 on Lewis Hamilton to be the fastest in qualifying. If first spot on the grid instead goes to his fellow Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg, we will get our $20 bet back in real cash.
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