Real Madrid will attempt to win a third consecutive Champions League title when they take on Liverpool in the final in Kiev on Saturday night. It is an eagerly anticipated game between two clubs steeped in glorious history and it should provide an entertaining spectacle, as both teams like to take risks and play attacking football. Real Madrid are the favourites, priced at 6/5 with most of BMR’s green-listed bookmakers, while Liverpool are intriguing outsiders at 21/10 or 2/1. However, Betfair is offering 40/1 on Real Madrid and 60/1 on Liverpool winning this final as it bids to secure new customers. You can only bet a maximum of £1, and your winnings will take the form of free bets. This excludes exchange bets and is only valid on the Betfair sportsbook. Afterwards, you qualify for up to £100 in free bets, as a £20 free bet is awarded with every 5 x £10 bets in an on-going offer.
Sky Bet was recently purchased by Canadian betting giant Stars Group, which also owns Poker Stars and Bet Stars. It was an attractive bookmaker for investors, because it is well established and has a huge customer pool in Europe. But it is always on the hunt for new business and Sky Bet is giving away £20 in free bets when you stake £5 or more on any sports market at odds of evens (2.00) or above. It is also bidding to keep its existing customers happy by giving away a free £5 bet every week. You simply need to opt in, wager £25 and you will be given a £5 free bet token.
The ambitious online betting site Betway is giving new customers a welcome free bet of £30 and £10 in free bets every week in a bid to seize market share from more established rivals. New customers must deposit £10 and they will be given a £30 free bet. It must be staked on a single market where the odds are 3/4 (1.75) or above, or an each-way market where the place part of the bet is 2/5 (1.40) and above.
William Hill has suffered a blow this week after the UK Government announced plans to reduce the maximum spin on FOBT roulette wheels in betting shops from £100 to just £2. It said the decision means it will have to close many stores and lay off lots of staff. It must now ramp up its focus on its online side and William Hill is giving away £30 in free bets to new online customers that deposit £10. The £10 only needs to be played on markets where the price is 1/2 (1.50) or above, and you get 3 x £10 free bet tokens to play with.