IT is another big weekend for sports fans, especially those who are partial to the round ball.
The English Premier League returns for season 2017-18 as Chelsea look to defend their title from the cashed-up Manchester clubs.
Over in the United States, the world’s best golfers will duke it out in the US PGA Championship – the final major of the year.
If you fancy a flutter, check out these bonuses, specials and promotions from Australia’s best online bookmakers.
English Premier League specials
After a long summer of rumour, speculation and all that other transfer nonsense, the EPL is back at last.
Our top bookies have plenty of promos lined up for the first matchweek, which kicks off with Arsenal vs. Leicester City in the wee hours of Saturday morning.
If you salute with a win-draw-win bet of $20 or more on any game in August, Sportsbet.com.au will pay you $5 in bonus bets for every goal your team scores.
Ladbrokes is offering boosted odds on a range of markets in every match this week, including first goalscorer and correct score bets.
You can also score improved prices on every man in the outright betting for top goalscorer in Premier League 2017-18.
Bet365.com.au has several year-round promos for the EPL:
– Refunds for 0-0 draws on correct score, half-time/full-time and scorecast bets
– Eachway goalscorer payouts at 1/3 odds for infinite places in regulation time
– Cash winnings boost up to 100 per cent on soccer multi bets
2017 PGA Championship bonuses
Who will lift the Wanamaker Trophy at Quail Hollow this weekend?
Rory McIlroy is the favourite, but there is plenty of love for Jordan Spieth as he shoots for a career slam.
No matter who you back in the PGA Championship betting, Ladbrokes will give you boosted odds.
For example: if we select Dustin Johnson and tap the ‘Odds Boost’ button on the bet slip, his price will rise from +1200 to +1500.
Punters can also win back up to $50 in William Hill Rewards points for outright picks that finish second, third, fourth, or fifth.
Round 21 AFL betting specials
The finals picture is beginning to take shape as we enter the last three weeks of home and away games in the 2017 AFL Premiership season.
Sportsbet has already coughed up $5.8 million on losing bets this season, yet early payouts are still available on every game in round 21.
Put a head-to-head bet on Friday’s Western Bulldogs vs. GWS Giants game and CrownBet will pay you $1 in bonus cash for every point your team wins by.
That bookie is also offering money back up to $50 for first goalscorer picks who kick any first-quarter major except the opener in all Saturday and Sunday games.
Ladbrokes is taking on the Giants with boosted +120 odds, while enhanced prices are available on every first goalkicker market this weekend.
Round 23 NRL bookie bonuses
The top four sides are in direct opposition in what promises to be a blockbuster round of rugby league.
Pick truly for the South Sydney vs. Canterbury clash on Thursday night and CrownBet will give you a $5 bonus bet for every try your team scores.
Punters can double up on that one at Ladbrokes, which has posted an inflated +100 price on the Rabbitohs to win.
That bookie is also running NRL Footy Freaks specials and improved first tryscorer odds for every NRL game.
Even though they have cost Sportsbet over $1.5 million this year, early payouts are available all round for teams that lead by 12 points at any time.
Football multi specials
This is a great weekend for a big footy multi.
Get up to $50 back in CrownBet Rewards points for AFL and NRL multis of four or more legs that miss by one.
William Hill has a near-identical deal for rugby league multi bets, but with a different rewards structure.
Those who prefer bonus bets can pocket up to $50 on losing AFL and NRL multis at Sportsbet.
Aussie rules parlays require at least four head-to-head legs to qualify, while league multis needs at least five.
Ladbrokes has a pair of Mega Multi specials in play:
– +225 for the Crows, Hawks and Lions all to win
– +225 for the Dragons, Panthers and Storm all to win
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