Bookmaker bonuses of the week

By Martin Green03 March 2019
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It is almost time for the Cheltenham Festival 2019 and bookmakers are pulling out all the stops in order to win new business. Coral is running a first race special whereby you get double winnings up to £25 in cash if your horse wins. The offer covers the first race on each day of the festival: the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle on March 12, the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle on March 13, the JLT Novices’ Chase on March 14 and the JCB Triumph Hurdle on March 15. The first race goes off at 1.30pm GMT each day. Elsewhere, Sky Bet has an offer on the exact same four races. It will give you back your money in cash if the horse you back does not win, up to £20. That is a good, risk-free way of getting started each day at the eagerly anticipated Cheltenham Festival.

The Champions League returns this week and Paddy Power has a compelling offer as it seeks to attract new customers. If you bet £20 or €20 on one of the games taking place on Tuesday or Wednesday, it will give you a free £5 or €5 bet on every single Premier League game next weekend. On Tuesday, Dortmund take on Tottenham in a bid to reverse a 3-0 aggregate deficit, while Real Madrid take on Ajax at the Bernebeu. The following day sees PSG host Man Utd and Roma travel to Portugal to face Porto. To qualify for this offer, the minimum odds on the £20 or €20 bet are just 1/2 (1.50), so you could back Real Madrid to pick up a home win against Ajax. They beat the Dutch side 2-1 in Amsterdam in the first leg, and they are expected to dominate the second.

Bookmakers are going all out with boosted odds offers on the Merseyside derby. Title-chasing Liverpool are the odds-on favourites to secure victory at Goodison Park, while Everton are 11/2 to pull off an upset, but you can find way higher odds in the promotions being touted. Betway is offering 40/1 on Liverpool to beat Everton, which is a huge price when they are just 3/5 normally. Your stake is capped at £1 for this bet and winnings take the form of free bets. Bet Victor is offering 30/1 on Liverpool, again with a £1 maximum stake, while 888 Sport is offering 33/1 on Everton and it will let you wager £5 on that outcome. has 28/1 on both teams to score, while Sport Nation has 28/1 on a yellow card being shown, which is virtually guaranteed. Both of those offers are for £1 maximum.

Bet365 is giving away £100 in free bets to all new punters. All you have to do us deposit anything from £5 up to £100 in your account and Bet365 will match it in the form of free bets. The only stipulation is that you have to play the free bets on markets where the odds are 1/5 or greater, but the vast majority of markets fit the bill. The offer needs to be claimed within 30 days of registration.