The French Open is underway at Roland Garros and bookmakers have launched some interesting offers in a bid to gain new custom. 188Bet is offering money back in cash if the player you back wins the first set but goes on to lose the match. King of clay Rafa Nadal is widely expected to romp to victory in the men’s tournament, but many other matches look fiendishly difficult to predict, and we should be in for some close contests, so that offer should prove popular. Meanwhile, the women’s game is extremely unpredictable and underdogs are attractive, so this offer could provide a measure of insurance when backing women at longer odds.
Betway will double your winnings if the player you back loses the first set but goes on to win the match. That has already happened in this tournament. On Monday, Tunisia’s Malek Jaziri found himself a set down against Mikhail Youzhny, but went on to win in five sets. Juame Munar lost the first two sets against David Ferrer, but produced a stirring comeback to surge through to the round of 64. The same was true of Marco Cecchinato, Ernests Gulbis and several other players, so these sort of offers can be really useful.
Football’s 2017/18 club season ended with a Gareth Bale wonder goal and two howlers from Loris Karius, and now attention shifts to this summer’s World Cup, which is just a couple of weeks away. If you place a bet on any team to win the World Cup, Sky Bet will refund your stake if your team is knocked out of the competition. This applies on bets of up to £10. Brazil, Germany, France, Spain, Argentina and Belgium are among the favourites, and this essentially offers you a risk free punt on any of them.
Bet Bright has launched a £10 million World Cup giveaway in a bid to entice new punters during the tournament. You simply opt in and compete in £10 daily challenges, and 10 weekly leaderboard winners will seize cash prizes. Then there is the chance to win £10 million by correctly predicting the first goalscorer, time of first goal and correct score in the World Cup Final. Runners up, top ten and top 100 places will also receive prizes and bonuses.
Betfair is giving away £100 in free bets for new customers. You place five bets of £10 each, and you are rewarded with five free bet tokens that are each worth £20. The minimum odds you can choose for the bets is 1/2 (1.50) and the offer is only valid on the Betfair sportsbook, not the exchange.