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Betfred Pick Your Punt | All You Need to Know

Betfred have recently released a new promotion where the risk/reward is heavily skewed to the upside.

With Betfred Pick your Punt you get your stake covered even if you lose.

Here’s how it works!

Betfred #PickYourPunt

  1. Simply go to the #PickYourPunt Builder within any Europa League match played on that day.
  2. Launch the Betfred Builder to make your own bet and add this to your betslip.
  3. Stake £5 or more on your selection.
  4. If your bet does not win, Betfred will cover your bet by giving you £5 in free bets.

Not only this, but Betfred have some incredible daily promotions such as Double Delight, Hat-trick Heaven and their acca insurance.

If you are new to Betfred why not take advantage of their Bet £10 Get £30 in free bets. It’s one of the most generous bookmaker offers out there.

New 18+ UK customers. £30 paid in free bets within 10 hours of bet settlement, 7-day expiry. 1st bet on sports of £10+ in one transaction at evens (2.0)+ settled within 7 days of registering (exc. 10/04/21). Payment restrictions apply. Full T&C’s apply.

Just make sure you have read the terms and conditions above before you sign up.

Betfred Pick Your Punt Payment Options

Betfred have a wide variety of payment method to choose from, including VISA and Mastercard Debit, Maestro, Pingit mobile payments, Neteller, Skrill and Paysafecard.

For more details on minimum deposits and withdraws, checkout their payments page.

Did You Know?

Betfred are proud sponsors of The Super League, Challenge Cup, British Golf Masters, World Darts Matchplay and the World Snooker Championship to name a few.

Before you jump straight into making your selection there are a few key terms you should be aware of.

Pick Your Punt Key Terms:

  • This offer can be used online or via the app.
  • Stake is covered in free bets.
  • Offer is applied to losing £5 Pick Your Punt Builder on the Europa League market and
  • MUST be wagered between times specified in Betfred’s T&C’s.
  • Maximum refund is £5 in free bets per customer
  • Existing free bets will not count towards this offer.
  • Free bets must be used within the timeframe specified by Betfred.
  • Any void bets do not count towards this offer.
  • Betfred reserve the rights to remove this promotion at any time and general Betfred rules apply.

Pick Your Punt FAQ:

Can I use an existing free bet with PickYourPunt?

You cannot use a free bet with Pick your Punt if you want to receive this offer. You must stake real cash from your balance to qualify for this promotion.

When will the free bet be credited into my account?

Usually within 24 hours, although this may change due to demand and Betfred’s ability to process this.

What is the Maximum free bet I will receive?

£5 maximum free bet. Even if you stake £20 on Pick Your Punt, you will still receive £5 free bet so there is no benefit of placing more.

Can new customers take advantage of this offer?

Yes, new and existing customers can take advantage of this offer provided they bet with cash in their account and NOT free bets.

How long is the free bet valid for?

Normally 24 hours. This may change and you should check Betfred’s terms and conditions before placing a bet.

What payment methods can I use on PickYourPunt?

You can use any payment method from the list provided in the payments section.

Summary:

Hopefully, you can see that this is a no-brainer when it comes to value. The protection you get if you lose means you have asymmetric trade that is heavily skewed to the upside.

Do be aware that the maximum refund is £5 in free bets, so if you stake more than this you won’t receive all that you have placed.

If you do receive your free bet from Pick Your Punt, just be sure to use this asap, as Betfred has a tight window on when this free bet expires. So, I would suggest you use this within 24 hours to be sure you do not lose this.

Revolut Gambling | All you Need to Know

Revolut is a revolution in the digital payments and aims to change the way we bank in the future.

But can you use this ground-breaking technology to deposit funds to gambling sites?

In this article, we’re going to cover Revolut gambling. Can use your Revolut card to deposit to bookmakers? and also explain some of the benefits of doing this.

I’ll also compare some of the “big players” in the digital bank space to see which provides the best flexibility and value for customers.

In a Hurry? Here is a list of digital banks that allow customers to gambling.

Can you gamble with Revolut?

revolut gamblingUnfortunately, in April 2020, Revolut permanently blocked any gambling transactions on its platform. This means you can no longer debit funds into your bookmakers account by using either you Revolut wallet for debit card.

Why has Revolut blocked Gambling transactions?

In 2019, several highstreets and digital banks have made it easier for customer to block gambling transactions on their account. However, Revolut took a more stringent measure to block all gambling transactions altogether.

The company has been subject to a number of controversies over the years, so it is likely they took the decision to avoid any further negative PR.

Can you use Revolut Casino Prepaid Deposits?

While Revolut does accept prepaid deposits to merchants, it is highly likely that this request will be declined as the merchant is involved with gambling, which is prohibited by Revolut.

Digital Banking Alternatives

OK, so that’s the bad news out of the way.

The good news is that there are several “online only” banks that do in fact allow customers to deposit directly.

Digital banks such as Monzo and Starling are at the forefront of online mobile payments. The key difference between these digital banks and Revolut is that they allow the customer the unlock the blocking restrictions on gambling. You can do quick and simply via the app.

So, if you are comfortable with placing sports bets without getting carried away, you can sign up to either of these digital banks to complete any transactions.

Benefits of digital banks

One of the key benefits of using the likes of Monzo over more traditional banks, is that you can use them as an intermediate between your current account and the bookmaker.

This is good for two reasons:

1. It minimizes the risk of your main account being compromised by fraudsters.
2. Reduces the chances of your credit score being affected.

If you are not using your main bank account but instead are using a digital bank, you are not entering your main bank details online. This means that, if your mobile phone is hacked, it is only your digital bank details that are compromised and not your main bank.

Also, gambling transactions on bank account is a red flag for any creditor. So by having a second “digital” bank card that you use as a proxy to transfer funds means that those transactions are NOT on your main bank account, thereby reducing the chances of being declined.

This is especially important if you are looking to purchase a home within the next six months. Some mortgage lenders may not accept your application if a gambling transaction is found on your statement.

Then there’s e-wallets

If you prefer not to switch banks, you can sign up to a number of ewallets such as Skrill and Apple Pay that allow you deposit funds without entering your card.

In most cases, provided you have your bank card connected to the ewallet, you can request transfer with any funds in your wallet, the cash is transferred from your bank account and directly to the merchant.

Revolut Betting FAQ

Can you use Revolut for bet365?

Revolut have suspended any payments to bet365 and any other gambling site for the foreseeable future.

Can banks block you from gambling?

Some banks can block you from gambling if you are gambling in a region or state where gambling is illegal. For those gambling legally, banks will only block gambling transactions if requested by the customer.

More recently banks have made it easier on their platforms to request gambling blocks to assist customers that may have an unhealthy habit with gambling.

If you are struggling or feel you have a problem with gambling, there are many organisations out there that can help, such as GamStop and Gambling Help Online. Most of these will have information on local support groups that will help you to stop gambling.

Final Thoughts

Even though Revolut betting is no longer available for punters, I hope you can see that there are still plenty of other digital banks that can provide this option.

Using an online bank as a proxy also hides transactions from your main bank account which is handy if you are considering taking on credit or taking out a mortgage. This is something that I find that most punters are unaware of, so if you are looking to take out credit then this is a great option.

DraftKings Gift Cards | All you Need to Know 💳

draftkings gift card

DraftKings have just released an official gift card that allows you to deposit straight into your account.

Here I’ll discuss the benefits of using gift cards over bank cards, especially if you’re on mobile.

I also have a better alternative to Draftkings gift card, one that allows you to deposit to multiple sportsbooks, plus gives you 1-3% cashback loyalty points every time you purchase.

Does DraftKings have a gift card?

draftkings gift cardsDraftKings released their gift card in Dec 2020, providing sports betting the fans the option to deposit funds using gift credit. You can deposit part or the full amount into your account and check the amount remaining on your card via the website.

How much can I purchase?

Currently Draftkings has $25 and $50 gift cards available. You can purchase multiple gift cards and credit these to your DraftKings account. As it becomes more popular, it’s likely you will see Draftkings introduce more gift cards of higher value.

Where can I buy a DraftKings Gift card?

You can purchase DraftKings gift cards from large retailers such as Walmart and Target and local stores like Dollar General and 7 Eleven. Alternatively, you can purchase them online via the DraftKings.com The cards will be delivered directly to you or sent to a specified address.

Can you buy a DraftKings gift card on Amazon?

Currently, you cannot purchase a DraftKings e gift card on Amazon. But it’s only a matter of time before you will be able to purchase them online. For now, you can do this directly via the DraftKings website.

Advantages of gift cards over debit/credit cards

One key benefits of using a gift card is that it avoids you entering your card details on the sportsbook.

This is good for two reasons:

  1. In case your phone has been hacked without you knowing.
  2. If your bank blocks gambling transactions or you are applying for credit.

The latter is important if you are applying for a mortgage or loan.

In some cases, mortgage companies may decline your application altogether if they see you making regular deposits to sportsbooks.

Gift cards are also handy if you are new to sports betting or are skeptical of any new sportsbook websites. It allows you to deposit without handing over any financial details.

Where can I use the card?

The gift card can only be used on the DraftKings website or mobile app.

How do I use my gift card?

Simply select Deposits > Gift Card and enter the long number on front of the gift card. You will also be asked to provide the three-digit CVS code which can be found at the back of the card. Enter the amount you want to deposit and click Confirm.

Just be sure not to throw you gift card away if you have any amount outstanding on the card.

How do I check the balance on my card?

You can use the following link to check the amount outstanding on your card. Simply enter your 16-digit number and it will display the amount remaining.

Is there an expiry date on Draftkings sportsbook cards?

The card becomes active the moment it is scanned by the cashier or processed online and is valid for 12-months. So, if you deposit half amount on the card, you will need to deposit the other half within that timescale. But it is best to deposit sooner before your card expires.

DraftKings eGift Card

Did you know you can instantly receive gift cards?

Instead of collecting or having a gift card delivered, you can request an electronic or e-gift card via email. It works just like any other gift card but with the added benefit that you receive it instantly.

So, if you need a quick gift for a friend or loved one that’s same-day delivery this is perfect!

Even though the ecard arrives in your inbox, Draftkings does an excellent way of presenting it, just like the real thing. There is a link on the email that will redirect you to the DraftKings website. From there you are given a code to copy and use and deposit on the Draftkings website.

Just like a regular gift card you can check any outstanding balance and you need to use any balance within the 12-months.

Alternative Gift Card that is WAY Better

You don’t have to use Draftkings gift card to deposit on their site. As VISA and Mastercard have their own gift cards which you can use on Draftkings.

There are 3 benefits or purchasing a VISA gift card over Draftkings:

  1. You can use it on multiple sportsbooks and casinos i.e. not tied to just Draftkings.
  2. Available in more stores and locations.
  3. Use the card for in-store purchases.

VISA gift cards have that added benefit that they can be used used pretty much anywhere. From supermarkets such as Target and Home Depot to online store such as Amazon. Not only can you use it on different sportsbooks and casinos but can also use it to purchase items if you’re strap for cash.

You can also earn 1-3% cashback loyalty points every time you purchase VISA or Mastercard gift cards. To find out more, check out gift cards for sports betting which shows you how.

Google Pay Betting Sites | SECURE & INSTANT GPAY Deposits ⚡

google pay betting sites

If you a tech savvy punter it’s likely you’ve heard of Goggle Pay.

What you may not know is that a small selection of bookmakers are starting to accept Google Pay as a way to deposit funds into your account.

In this feature I’ll explain what this means for punters and the advantages of using Google Pay over bank cards.

Hint: There are quite a few!

Finally, we’ll walk you through placing your first deposit using GPay and there’s an FAQ section at the end if you have any further questions.

So let’s dig in!

In a Hurry?
Here are the latest Google Pay Betting Sites along with the new customer offers.

What is Google Pay?

google pay betting sitesGoogle Pay is a digital wallet that allows you to make purchases in-store or online using any mobile device. You can add multiple debit/credit cards and pay for things just as you would with a regular card.

The platform has been around for five years but only recently (within the last two) has Google allowed bookmakers and sportsbook to use the service.

What is Google Pay Betting Sites?

They are bookmakers that have been approved by Google to use and integrate Google Pay services on their platform. To find out if a bookmaker supports Google Pay, scroll down to the bottom of the homepage, or select deposits and look out for the Google Pay icon.

How does Google Pay Work?

It works by connecting a debit/credit card to your Google Pay account, you do this by adding your long-digit card number, expiry, and CVS. Users can connect several cards to your GPay e-wallet.

What if my phone is stolen?

Should anyone steal your phone they will be unable to use your Google Pay e-wallet, as it requires fingerprint authentication or a password to gain access.

If you are sure that your phone has been stolen and not lost, you can also remotely disconnect all google apps from this device. In effect it will reset all Google apps, asking the user to re-enter a username/password.

Pros and Cons of Google Pay

Convenient mobile app integration
Trusted Payment Provider
Enhanced Security Features
One-Tap payment
No Deposit Fees
Small fee to withdraw any winnings


Google Pay Betting Sites

£30 Welcome Offer

"Awarded £15 in Free Bets + £15 in Free Spins"

Min Deposit £10

New customers only – free bet up to £25 with odds of 1/2 to qualify. Deposit & Bet £10 or more / Single bet only on any sport / min. 18+ T&Cs Apply.

Up to £100 in Bet Credits

"UK’s BIGGEST Bookmaker"

Min Deposit £5

Minimum deposit £5. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Bet Credits available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and key terms and conditions apply.

Up to £30 in Free Bets

"Impressive new Layout"

Min Deposit £10

New UK & NI customers only 18+. Deposit & place first sports bet at a min of £10 in one bet transaction at evens (2.0)+ | £30 paid in free bets within 10 hours of bet settlement, expires 7 days after issue. Offer not available to those registering on 06/04/2019. Your first bet must be settled within 60 days of bet placement. E-Wallet & Prepaid Card restrictions apply. SMS validation may be required. Full T&C’s apply.

Bet £10 Get £30
in Free bets

"Best fair-punter bookmaker in our polls"

PROMO CODE: P30
Min Deposit £10

New customers using Promo code H30 only, Min £10/€10 stake, min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 2 x £15/€15, free bets credited after settlement of first qualifying bet, free bets will expire 30 days after the qualifying bet is placed, payment method/player/country restrictions apply.


Benefits of Google Pay Betting Sites?

As you can see, the pros clearly outweigh the cons.

In the past I’ve been reluctant to use ewallet’s such as Neteller or Skrill, mainly because they were relatively new and unknown, and I had no level of trust with those companies.

What separates Google Pay from these other e-wallets is that it is a globally recognised and trusted brand (well if you ignore the anti-trust lawsuits in the US). Such is the influence of Google, that both VISA and Mastercard decided to work in conjunction with Google instead of rolling their own app.

What stands out for me when it comes to Google Pay:

  • Best in class for mobile app design.
  • Tightest of security measures on both front and backend.

Enhanced Fingerprint Security:

One key feature that Google Pay has over its competitors is the use of fingerprint authentication to verify payment. This is by far one of the most secure methods of encryption due the billions of probabilities and is far superior to even the tightest of passwords.

Both Samsung and Apple have a custom encryption IC to ensure no data can be compromised. This wipes the floor with other ewallet’s including PayPal.

Google Pay also gives you the option of two-factor authentication (2FA) which adds another layer of security. Users will receive a message from Google to confirm the transaction on their phone. This ensures that only the SIM card holder on the phone can verify the transaction.

No Deposit Fees:

Google does not charge you a cent for making a deposit as there are zero fees with Google Pay. However, you are charged a small transaction fee of 1.35% to withdraw any winnings back to your ewallet.

This is no different to the transaction fees you have with PayPal and are service costs

If you happen to own an iPhone don’t worry. You can still install download and install Google Pay onto your device via the Apps Store.

Alternatively, if you have an Apple Pay account there are several betting sites that accept Apple Pay. In fact, there are 4 times the number of bookmakers that accept Apple Pay than Google Pay.

Setting up Google Pay on your Phone

Before you get started, the first thing you need to do is download and Install the app from the Google Play store.

When you open Google Pay for the first time it will ask you to connect to your Gmail account. As well as your SIM card phone number, your gmail account will help setting up Google Pay faster.

Open the app and on the Payment tab select + Payment Method button. If you already have a debit card connected to your Google Play store, then this is really easy as Google will ask you if you want to connect this card to your Google Pay ewallet.

If you want to add a new card, simply tap on Add New Card button. Be sure to include the long 16-digit number and three-digit security code at the back of the card.

How to Deposit to a Betting site using Google Pay

To deposit using Google Pay, just use the following steps, in this example we will use Bet365 as it’s the most popular:

Important: Ensure your phone has a good signal or is connected to WIFI, you can do this via Wireless Connections in settings or using the top pull-down blind.

  1. Once you add a debit card you’re good to go!

    Open your Netbet account.

  2. Go to deposits and select Google Pay icon.
  3. You will now be redirected to your Google Pay account.
  4. Enter the amount you want to deposit and select Pay.
  5. Use the fingerprint pad or password to verify the transaction.
  6. If you have 2FA authentication setup, confirm this.
  7. The funds should be instantly in your Bet365 account.

When you select Google Pay as a deposit method on Bet365, you automatically jump to you GPay ewallet. From here, you simply enter the amount you want to deposit and tap PAY.

You are then required to submit your fingerprint or enter your security pin to verify the transaction.

If you have two-factor authentication enabled, Goggle will also require you to verify

Which Betting sites Accept Google Pay?

Currently only Netbet and Bet365 allow you to deposit and withdraw using Google Pay. Although this is likely to increase as more users gradually shift to mobile as their preferred method of payment.

Bookmaker/Sportbook Bonus Minimum Deposit
Bet365 up to £100 Free Bet $/£5
888 Sports £88 Free Bet $/£5
Netbet £30 in Free Bets & Spins No Min
William Hill Bet £10 get £30 $/£10

 

To be accepted by Google, bookmakers go through a rigorous check which ensures protection on both bookmaker and the customer.

Surprisingly, Google Pay is not my preferred mobile payment method (although it is a close second). If you are concerned about adding card details onto your phone you might want to try phone bill sports betting sites that allow you to use the mobile phone credit to add funds to your account.

Why are there so few betting sites that accept Google Pay?

To be honest, I think a lack of customer adoption has put most bookmakers off from signing up to GPay. But once the network affect kicks in, boy will you start seeing them climbing over one another to get approved.

Then there are the terms to which bookmakers must adhere to.

Until recently (2018), Google has been reluctant to have any form of gambling on its platform. This meant that bookmaker apps were banned on the Google Play store.

It is likely that there will be more stringent rules and regulations imposed by Google on bookmakers, for them to be accepted to use the payments platform.

This means fair play from bookmakers, with Google backing and supporting the customer over sportsbooks if any disputes over payment are had.

Google Pay Betting Sites FAQ:

What is the minimum amount you can deposit with GPay?

With Google Pay, there are no limits on the amount you can deposit. However, bookmakers do have a minimum amount, in particular when it comes to new customer offers. Generally, the minimum deposit with bookmakers is £/$5 but be sure to check the terms and conditions before signing up.

In Bet365’s case, the minimum deposit is £5 to qualify for their welcome bonus.

Can you withdraw winnings using Google Pay?

Any cash winnings can be easily transferred back into your Google Pay account. The process should take up to 2 hours before the cash arrives in your balance.

Are there any fees to withdraw funds?

Google have recently (Nov 2020) introduced a 1.35% fee to transfer funds back into your account. This means that for every £/$100 you transfer Google will take £/$1.35 service fee, leaving you with £/$98.65.

Prior to this, there were no fees what-so-ever! It seems that Google has decided that the is enough adoption for the platform that it can start to introduce fees.

Could I be hacked using Google Pay?

It is thought that Google Pay is more secure than traditional debit card deposits as you e-wallet card details are encrypted on the platform. So, you do not need to enter your card details each time you sign up and deposit to a new bookmaker.

Can you use credit cards to deposit to sportsbooks?

Unfortunately gambling regulators and bookmakers have prohibited the use of credit cards to deposit funds. The aim is to help avoid any customers getting into debt through gambling.

How fast is the payment?

Unlike most e-wallets which can take up to 48 hours, Google Pay deposits are instant and withdrawals can take up to 2 hours to arrive in your account.

It can take up to 48 hours for funds to arrive back into your account, but when the couple of time I requested a cash out, the monies were there in my account within a couple of hours.

Ultimately it depends on the bookmaker’s banks and whether they can transfer the funds quickly.

Final Thoughts

There is no doubt that Google Pay will be one of the key e-wallets for mobile payments in the future.

It really surprises me just how slow bookmakers have been to capitalise on this trend, in particular the smaller bookmakers which could have taken a bigger slice of the market.

Within the next couple of years, I expect there to be many more Google Pay betting sites that accept GPay as more user signup to this ground-breaking tech.

What this means is more choice and a simpler way to deposit, not to mention much greater security, which is all that punters really want.

BetBull Sign Up Offer | Get $/£50 in Free Bets

It’s rare to find a new bookmaker that offers customers such a generous matched bonus.

But with BetBull sign up offer of $/£50 in free bets that exactly what you get.

Not only that but their social app which focuses on the best performing tipsters is pretty interesting and we’’ll look into this later on.

So let’s dive in.

betbull sign up offer £50 in free betsBetBull Details

Founded: 2003
Platform: Mobile App (Only)
Regulated: UKGC
Min Deposit: £20
Payment Methods: VISA, Mastercard, Neteller & Skrill

What is BetBull?

BetBull is a community focused app that provides access to some of the best performing tipsters on their platform.

It allows you to follow and mirror the bets of punters that consistently outperform the market.

So you can track the performance of the best performing tipsters and copy their selections to improve your chances of winning.

This concept has been done before, but in the past you would have to pay for the service. With BetBull it’s completely free.

BetBull Sign Up Offer

Before we get started, the first thing you will need is a BetBull account.

Sign up offer of $/£50 in free bets is only available for new customers only. You need to deposit a minimum of $20/£20 to qualify for this promotion.

You can make you first deposit using Mastercard or VISA debit card, e-wallets such as Skrill and Neteller and even Paysafecard.

When you deposit with BetBull you will receive four equal free bets to the same value as the deposit.

Let’s say you deposit £40.

You will receive four £10 free bets in return.

These free bets will be released in four stages. So when you place your first bet £10 using the balance in your account, you will receive £10 in free bets. You need to do this four-times to receive your full bonus amount.

For those of you that frequently cash out, it’s important to know that any qualify bets will no longer qualify to release free bets if you cash out.

Key Terms and Conditions

I’ve highlighted some of the key terms and conditions with BetBull Sign Up Offer, so there’s no surprises when you join.

  • Minimum Deposit £20 (up to £50) to receive matched free bets.
  • To use a Free Bet, you must have odds of 1/1 (2.0) or greater.
  • Free Bets can only be used on pre-match bets and accumulators with 3 selections or more.
  • Free Bets cannot be used in conjunction with any promotions such as Power Ups.
  • Free Bets will expire within 7 days.

What surprised me the most from the qualifying rules is that the qualifying period only runs for 7 days from the date of registration. This means you have 7 days to stake the full amount you have deposited to receive your 4x free bets.

Once you have your free bet, you should not hold on to it for too long.

As free bets will expire seven days after the day they are credited. So don’t sit on them and make sure you use

Final Thought’s

Overall I was very impressed with not only Betbull’s sign up offer, but also their platform and the social focus of sports betting which is generally overlooked.

The terms were a bit too draconian for my liking, but when you compare them with other bookmakers, they are fairly similar.

Most bookmakers will force you to using your free bets within 7 days.

If I was looking to take advantage of new customer offers and has exhausted the major bookmakers, Betbull would be front of the queue.

Pokerstars VPN | 5 Stealth VPN’s to Hide your Location

Pokerstars is the world’s biggest online poker site – by active users.

But it’s no fun if you live in a country where gambling is banned.

One way around this is to use a VPN (Virtual Private Network).

But not all VPN’s are created equally, some will even give the game away that you’re using one!

Which is why I’ve gone through and rigorously tested ten of the industry-leading VPN’s and created a list of Stealth Pokerstars VPN’s.

In a Hurry?
Best Pokerstars VPN’s to keep you under the radar!

What are VPN’s?

I’m sure you already know this, but for those that don’t…

VPN’s are a way of connecting to another network remotely (virtually), allowing you to access their network as if you were physically there.

matched betting abroad

So why is this of benefit?

Well, it allows you to connect to a server in a different country to make the end client (or poker sites) think you are in that country.

It also allows you to hide your IP Address which gambling sites use to identify your location.

Pokerstars VPN Detection

Can Pokerstars detect a VPN?

Pokerstars can detect whether a user is accessing their site via a VPN.

It uses a database of “well known” VPN servers to identify whether the user is using a VPN or not.

Remember everyone that uses the VPN will have the same IP address, this is known as a Shared IP.

Some companies such as Netflix or Disney will turn a blind eye to this, but poker sites will easily detect if you are using a shared IP address and eventually gub your account.

The only way to avoid this is to use a VPN that can provide you with a Dedicated or Dynamic IP Address.

These are unique from the shared IP and make it virtually impossible for poker sites like Pokerstars to detect if you are using a VPN.

Which VPN’s use a Dedicated IP Address?

Below is a list of VPN service providers that provide Dedicated IP Addresses. I’ve opened an account and thoroughly tested each one for a couple of weeks to ensure that they cannot be detected. Here’s my list of VPN’s to keep you under the radar of power sites.

Pokerstars VPN

  1. NordVPN
  2. CyberGhost VPN
  3. PIA (Private Internet Access)
  4. Surfshark
  5. PrivateVPN

NordVPN

I’ve been using NordVPN for the past 3 years and it’s my personal favorite VPN for 3 reasons:

  1. No data retention.
  2. Intelligent Agency protection.
  3. Fast and reliable data speeds.

NordVPN is NOT part of the Five/Fourteen data Alliance. These are intelligence alliances between western countries such as Australia, US and the United Kingdom. So there less chance of your data being share with intelligence agencies.

The company operates in Panama that has no mandatory data retention laws, meaning your user activity log is not stored on their servers.

Data speeds with Nord VPN are remarkably quick allowing you to stream up to 4K video if necessary. They also include Chrome and Firefox extensions to make the setup process simpler.

For all this, NordVPN have some of the most competitive VPN offers with annual deals as low as $2 a month. If you value your privacy, it’s worth investing.

CyberGhost VPN

Has been gaining much attention recently for its enhanced security measures and simple to use UI.

They offer one of the most secure VPN’s covering a wide range of protocols, including Open VPN, L2TP and PPTP. All of which are 256-bit encryption.

The company has over 6,000+ servers worldwide that can handle even the most demanding datarates of +50Mbps.

CyberGhost are targeting the mobile market with one of the easiest apps you can use.

PIA (Private Internet Access)

Was acquired by Kape Technologies (who also own CyberGhost).

Private Internet Access has won several awards for its VPN product. With over 12,000+ servers across 75 countries they provide a global service for users.

Whilst their desktop and mobile app isn’t as intuitive as Nord/CyberGhost, but they provide more customization and target more advanced users.

With one-click server connections, encrypted WIFI and P2P support, PIA offer a wide range of security features in one product.

Surfshark

Is by far the best “bang for your buck” for users just looking for short-term contracts and is idea for punters looking to test VPN services.

Surfshark provides a user-friendly app across all devices with P2P support for seamless torrents

The key selling point is that you can connect unlimited devices to the same account, making it real value for money.

Plans start from as low as $1 a month.

PrivateVPN

Are relatively new, but are already gaining a reputation in the industry as protecting user identity.

Similar to Nord, they are domiciled in the British Virgin Islands, meaning your data is not required by law to be stored.

You can connect up to six devices using just one account.

PrivateVPN boast Military Grade encryption with unlimited bandwidth, making ideal for user also looking to use a VPN for video streaming.

How to Setup a VPN for Pokerstars

With modern cloud-based services, setting up a VPN is incredibly easy and should take just a couple of minutes.

Here’s how to setup NordVPN on your mobile:

1. First, Open an account with NordVPN.
2. Download and install the app.
3. Open the app and enter your username/password.
4. Select the country/region server you want to connect to.
5. Click on Connect.
6. Your phone is now connected to the VPN.

All data traffic will now be routed via this proxy server and your IP Address and actual location will be hidden from websites.

Playing Pokerstars in the US VPN

Given that most US states have legalized gambling, gaining access to Pokerstars should not be an issue if you are in one of those states.

For those that are still in a state where gambling is illegal using a Pokerstars VPN would allow you to play, but there are a few things you should consider before purchasing a VPN and signing up.

Is it Illegal to use a VPN on Pokerstars?

However, if gambling is banned in your state/region, you are certainly breaking the law by attempting to access a gambling site.You can use a VPN on a poker site to enhance encryption for security purposes.

Even if you are successful in opening an account and you win big, Pokerstars will perform the necessary security checks before releasing the cash.

Bear in mind that poker sites are heaving regulated by the Gambling Commission for each country and they have a duty to verify your identity to avoid any money laundering on their platform.

If they find any discrepancies with the information you’ve provided to hide your identity, it’s likely they will freeze your account.

At some point to have to ask yourself, “Is it really worth the hassle?” Better to wait until gambling is legalized in your state or hope over to a state where you can gamble.

Other VPN uses:

As I’ve mentioned previously, VPN’s have a number of practical uses other than getting around regional issues with poker sites.

VPN’s main function is to encrypt of your data while accessing the internet. This ensures that sensitive data such as usernames and password cannot be intercepted by hackers or other users.

They also allow you to stream video services in regions where those services are not available, such as the BBC iPlayer, which is only available to UK patrons.

Pokerstars VPN FAQ:

Can I play on Pokerstars with a VPN?
There are no restrictions to access Pokerstars using a VPN, provided you are not using the VPN to hide your identity/location or for fraudulent reasons.

Can Pokerstars detect VPN use?
Pokerstars has sophisticated software that can detect if you are using a standard VPN. I’ve spoken to a number of users on forums to confirm this.

It’s likely if you use a Dedicated IP Address VPN that you could go undetected.

Could I get banned from Pokerstars for using a VPN?
If there is evidence of you using a VPN in a jurisdiction that is not your own, it’s highly probable that Pokerstars will ban you from their platform.

It’s likely that you will also be banned from all sites that are part of The Stars Group, to which Pokerstars is a subsidiary.

These include Betstars, Full Tilt Poker and SkyBet. So it’s important to consider the possible outcomes if you do get caught.

Final Thoughts:

I hope I’ve answered any questions you may have on whether you can or should use a VPN on Pokerstars.

Whilst there’s nothing stopping you from using a VPN to access Pokerstars website, you could end up losing your account.

Poker sites use a number of software tools such as iesnare to detect whether you are using a VPN and compare this with your banking information which is more difficult to hide.

Even if you are successful in circumventing this there is still the legality, as what you are doing is committing fraud and even if you win, you could lose any potential winnings due to this.

Ultimately, I believe it’s a fool’s errand trying to “game the system”. As those gambling sites will have a great excuse not to pay out and likely ban you from their site.

Paddy Power PP Onside Misses the Mark 🥅

pp onside

Paddy Power has an excellent reputation for creating apps and products that not only work, but customers need, which enhances the user experience when betting.

But it appears that not all that Paddy touches turns to Gold…

Here I’ll discuss Paddy Power PP Onside and some of its benefits and go into detail as to why it could be Paddy’s worse app to date!

Finally, we’ll compare PP Onside with its peers and highlight some of the pros and cons of each, so you can decide which one to use.

Highstreet Champion

pp onsideWhile some bookmakers have decided to turn their back on the highstreet, Paddy Power has been Stoic in it’s attitude to keep sports betting shops alive.

Which should be commended and put them in a commanding position for punters that want to regularly meetup in their local bookies.

Paddy is also keen to make sure that in-store customers get as many perks that online punters do, such as MBS offers and enhanced acca odds.

As a result, they’ve released the Paddy Power Onside app which has had a mixed response from punters.

PP Onside

What is PP Onside?

It’s an app that lets you track and change your in-store bets wherever you go. PP Onside allows you to track or cash out on any bets, watch live video and audio streams and receive rewards.

 
Never miss out on another cash out opportunity.

With PP Onside you can take your bet with you on the move. Cash Out when you see the game change, allowing you to minimise risk or take advantage when an opportunity arises.

Connect your PP Onside app with Paddy’s Reward Club and when you place five bets, you’ll receive a sixth bet free on Paddy.

Paddy Power Onside App Benefits

  1. Track your bets wherever you are.
  2. Cash Out bets in seconds.
  3. Follow, Watch, and Listen to in-play match commentary.
  4. View results and see how much you have won.

Paddy Power Onside also come with a few extra perks and offers which we’ll discuss later on.

How to track a bet with Paddy Power Onside

paddy power onside

To start tracking bets with PP Onside, the first thing you need is a Paddy Power account.

Next, download the app onto your mobile device; use the Apps Store if you have an Apple device, or Google Play Store for Android devices.

Both versions are compatible with devices that are Android 8 or iOS 9.0 or later.

  1. Open the Paddy Power Onside App.
  2. Select Scan my Ticket.
  3. Scan the barcode on the ticket.
  4. The ticket will automatically appear on the PP Onside app.
  5. Track and Cashout wherever you are.

You can scan multiple tickets and keep track of them via the Paddy Power Onside app, as well as cash out in-play.

What do Punters Say?

So, is PP Onside any good?

Well from some of the punter’s reactions, it’s not great.

Most of the complaints have been about a recent firmware upgrade which has resulted in the app freezing.

One punter that frequently uses the app told me that “While it’s good for checking settled tickets, don’t bother with using the cash out feature. On several occasions when i’ve had a good chance to cash out a big amount, the app suddenly stops working.”

After all the negative responses we received, I had to try it for myself and try to give an impartial review.

The Good, The Bad and the Paddy

Paddy Power Onside struggles to provide cash out prices while matches are in play. But once the game has finished it “miraculously” works as normal.

After playing around with PP Onside for just over a week I found issues similar to those already raised by punters on forums.

The real issue was the cash out feature, which in my mind is the game-changer of the app.

As most punters have already pointed out, Paddy Power Onside struggles to provide cash out prices while matches are in play. But once the game has finished it “miraculously” works as normal.

Now I can see why so many punters might be skeptical that the app stops working just when you want to cash out, but hear me out.

It “could” be that Paddy’s system cannot cope with providing all of the data requests for all of their services and simply priorities them. Bear in mind that it needs to not only service the PP Onside app, but also the main website and mobile app as well as API services.

I tried to contact Paddy Power’s Head of Communications for a response, but to date we have not had a response.

Unless Paddy Power attempts to contact us with an explanation we can only guess as to the reasons for the technical issues during in-play and whether they intend to do anything about it.

PP Onside FAQ:

Can you track acca bets with Paddy Power Onside?

Yes, you can track all types of bets including single, multi, up to 14 fold accumulators.

How do I link PP Onside with Rewards Club?

Provided you have both apps on your phone and have logged into each, they will automatically be linked together. Any bets that you scan with PP Onside will be added to Paddy Power Rewards Club, giving you a free bet when you place five bets.

Summary

Paddy Power PP Onside had so much potential!

In theory it looks like the perfect app bridging the gap between in-store betting for die-hard punters, with features that are exclusive to online or users.

But Paddy appears to have squandered a fantastic opportunity to own that market.

I think what it is missing is a couple of months of focus on the re-development of the app, to iron-out any issues that frustrate customers. But I’d imagine in the climate we’re in, high-street apps are at the bottom of Paddy’s list.

For now at least, Paddy’s well and truly been caught off-side!

William Hill Acca Freedom | Reduce Risk or BOOST Odds

To celebrate the start of the new Premier League 20/21 season, William Hill has introduced a new promotion for all you acca fans.

And well, it all looks very familiar…

William Hill Acca Freedom gives you more choice and better cover than ever before.

In this brief article I’ll discuss the benefits of Acca Freedom and highlight some of the key terms for this promotions so there’s no surprises.

Later on, I’ll give you an example on how you can use Acca Freedom to your advantage to minimise tail risk and maximise your accumulator earnings potential.

What is William Hill Acca Freedom?

Acca Freedom is a promotion that allows you to either boost your odds or insure your accumulator selection from one bad result.

 

The rewards have been integrated into the platform, meaning with one simple click you can choose to cover or boost your acca without having to search for specific matches.

How does Acca Freedom Work?

  1. Simply add 3 or more qualifying selections to your bet slip to enable the Bet Boost bonus.
  2. Increase to 5 or more qualifying selections to trigger Acca Insurance.
  3. Click on “Rewards Available to Apply” button.
  4. Select either Acca Insurance or Boost.
  5. Enter your stake amount and hit the Bet button.

Your bet is now placed with Acca Freedom rewards.

But wait… Before you go, there are few things to consider.

Free bets cannot be used in conjunction with this offer, whether it’s full or part stake. So you’ll have to find something else to spend those free bets on.

It looks to me like the Marketing team at William Hill have had one to may Zoom meetings

If you decide to choose Bet Boost, then Acca Insurance will be removed and vise versa. You can only use one reward per day. These offers cannot be carried forward or accumulated either, so if you fail to use either of them on a particular day, you cannot use them for another day.

I’ve written extensively on both William Hill Bet Boost and Acca Insurance which you can find using the links provided. But here is a brief summary the terms for each promotion.

Choose Bet Boost:

1. Select a min 3+ (up to 25 selections). These must be for pre-match or in-play bets on any sport (Excluding greyhound and horse racing.)
2. The maximum Boost Bet is £20.
3. You cannot use any enhanced odds, flash odds or free bets with this promotion.
4. If one or more of the selections is postponed, the Bet Boost will be cancelled and not replaced.
5. Bet Boost must be used in full and can only be used once.

Choose Acca Insurance:

1. Must contain a minimum of five selections with odds of 1/5 (1.2 Decimal) or more.
2. You can use Acca Insurance on pre-match sports bets ONLY (no in-play), excluding greyhound, horse racing and virtual markets.
3. Maximum “insured” free bet you can receive is £20.
4. Free Bets are only valid for 30 days.
5. Only straight accumulator bets qualify. Permed and multiple bets to do apply to this offer.
6. If any postponed matches result in less than five selections in your accumulator, you no longer qualify for this promotion.
7. Acca Insurance cannot be used in conjunction with any enhanced, handicap or total points markets.

Acca Freedom Key Terms

As with most bookmaker promotions they come with a few caveats you need to be aware of to ensure you qualify for the offer.

Here are some of the key terms and conditions you need to consider:

1. One reward per customer per day. One Bet Boost per customer per day on trebles or above (except horse and greyhound racing). Or one Acca Insurance on pre-match five-fold.
2. Free bets (either full or in part) cannot be used in conjunction with this promotion.
3. Maximum stake £20.
4. Acca Insurance reward is a free bet up to £20. Original stake not included in reward.
5. At least five selections with minimum odds of 1/5 (1.2 decimal) or more to activate insurance.
6. For each-way bets, only the “win” part is insured or boosted.
7. This offer is only available on selected markets.

Bear in mind these are just the key terms. If you want to find out more on Acca Freedom, check out their full terms and conditions for this promotion.

“What, can’t you get these offers already with William Hill?”

Well yes you can, and that’s the confusing part…

I don’t see any benefit of this promotion AT ALL compared to previous deals. Punters already had Bet Boost and Acca Insurance available to them with near identical terms.

It looks to me like the Marketing team at William Hill have had one to may Zoom meetings.

So instead of having separate promotions for Bet Boost and Acca Insurance, they’ve boxed them up and re-badged as Acca Freedom.

At this point you may be thinking “this is completely pointless” and well…. You’re right it is!

Which is Better, Bet Boost or Acca Insurance?

Well it really depends on the size of the accumulator and your risk tolerance.

For smaller accumulators between 3-4 fold you have no choice but to Bet Boost and to me this makes sense. Smaller number of selections means lower odds. We tried a boosting a number of times on different accumulators and found in general you will receive anywhere between 8-10% odds increase.

Bear in mind this was with just one account. If you are a loyal regular customer of William Hill you may receive better enhanced odds.

For larger selections 6+ I would prefer to use the Acca Insurance as the chances of the bet paying out significantly reduces with each additional fold added. Of course, if you’re placing smaller stakes you may not be too concerned about the risk and prefer the enhanced odds to maximise your winnings. Ultimately with betting, it’s a personal choice and what you feel comfortable doing.

William Hill Exclusive Offer

If you do not yet have an account, William Hill have an Exclusive Offer for new customers. Sign-up today and Bet £10 and Get £30 credited as 2x £15 in Free Bets.

New Customers only, minimum odds 1/2, Minimum stake £10, win only, free bets paid as 2x £15 bets, free bets will expire within 30 days. Payment method, players and country restrictions apply. See full terms for more details.

Our Verdict

I have to say I was really disappointed that this is just a marketing exercise to repackage existing promotions into one.

Putting that aside both Bet Boost and Acca Insurance are pretty decent products when compared rival bookmakers and what they have to offer.

The main sticking points for me are the max capped bonus of £20 and new customer not being allowed to use any free bets. So if you’re a new customer I would not go out of my way to sign up to William Hill just for this promotion. But for existing acca fans this is a decent promotion which can minimise your risk or boost your odds.

Best Acca Boost Offers | Bookmaker Acca Bonus [2021]

Accumulator bets have come to be one of the most popular ways of betting over the years and it’s clear to see why.

Pick the right 5-fold accumulator and you can multiply your initial stake ten fold.

What’s great is that bookmakers are fighting over each other to boost your acca odds, meaning the rewards are far higher.

So in this feature we’re going to cover every bookmaker Acca Boost on the market.

I’ll include the a summary of what you need to do to qualify for the accumulator bonus, and lay out key terms for the offer so you know what to expect.

Later on I’ll give you my top pick from our definitive list of Acca Boost bookmakers.

And finally, if you stick to the end we’ll also give you tips on how to get the odds in your favour by placing Binary Accumulators, which should help you nail your first acca.

Best Acca Boost – Definitive Guide

 

Ladbrokes Odds Boost:
Min Selection Odds: 1/10 (1.10)
Min Bet: £1
Maximum Bonus: £50 as free bets
Min overall odds: 3/1 (4.00)

Ladbrokes have been champions of boosting accumulators for many years.

Their latest offering Ladbrokes Odds Boost is aimed at giving you the best boost odds on the market, saving you time an money.

One great feature about Ladbrokes Odds Boost is that it is automatically built into the betslip. When your selection qualifies for an odds boost, the Boost Button will appear at the bottom of the betslip. Meaning you don’t need to worry about missing out on any boosting opportunities.

What is annoying is that Ladbrokes Odds Boost is randomly generated, there’s no set percentage boost. So it’s impossible to know how much of an odds boost you will receive until you enter your odds onto the betslip.

I tried on three separate occasions to see if there was a rule to the boosted bonus, but the results were quite random.

Ladbrokes Acca Boost Key Terms:

Minimum one Odds Boost token will be applied to each account daily.
Applicable to pre-match and in-play games.
Up to £50 of the stake will be boosted at enhanced odds.
Odds Boost tokens cannot be used in conjunction with free bet tokens
Odds Boosts cannot be applied to any other product such as Casino, Poker, Exchange etc…
Tokens can be used alongside other promotions except where those promotions have been enhanced as part of Labrokes Price Boost. For more details check out Ladbrokes Terms and Conditions.

 

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acca boost bonusNetbet Acca Boost:
Min odds per leg: 1/10 (1.10)
Min Bet: £2
Maximum Bonus: £100
Min overall odds: 6/4 (2.50)

NetBet has one of the best Percentage Scaled accumulator bonus in the industry, with up to 50% Acca Boost on offer.

In particular, punters that places between 5-6 selections on any single accumulator, the winnings bonus available is very attractive. And their terms for this offer are pretty decent as we’ll discuss later on.

NetBet also completely rebuilt the website a couple of years back and in my opinion all their work has paid off as both frontend UI and backend work effortlessly.

To take advantage of their Acca Boost, simply bet on a 3-fold or more accumulator on any of the following sports: Tennis, Basketball, Baseball, Football, Ice Hockey and American Football.

As you can see from the chart above, Netbet’s Acca Boost is tiered, with a 3-fold accumulator giving you an extra +3% bonus al the way up to +50% on a 13+ acca.

Here’s an example:

If you place a £5 bet on the 5 selections below you would normally expect to receive £198. With Netbet Acca Boost this increases by +8% to £217.80.

The great thing about this offer is that the odds bonus is automatically applied to your accumulator, so there no faffing about.

NetBet Acca Boost Key Terms:

All selections need to be priced 1/5 (1.20) or greater for the Acca Boost to be applied.
This offer is for pre-match bets only.
This promotion is applied to specific markets so be sure to use the sports mentioned previously. For football accumulators, these are restricted to specific leagues and international games which you can find by clicking on the T&C’s.
Any Extra Winning are normally settled immediately upon the bet being settled but may take up to 5 minutes to process.
If any match in the selection is cancelled the bonus will still apply, but less 1-fold percentage bonus. So, if you have a 5-fold and one match is cancelled, you will receive the 4-fold bonus instead.
Any bets placed using free bets are not subject to the Acca Boost promotion.
Cashed Out bets will also wavier any potential extra winnings.
This offer is for UK players ONLY.
Netbet also has the right to cancel/amend this promotion and the legal right to cancel withdrawal and deduct winnings if winnings generated from the Combo Bonus exceed more than £10k.
Check out Netbet Acca Boost terms and conditions to find out more.

 

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Coral Acca Plus:
Min Acca Selection : 3 fold
Min Bet: £1
Maximum Bonus: £100 as free bets
Min overall odds: 6/4 (2.50)

For punters looking to boost smaller accumulators, you may want to check out Coral’s Acca Plus which will boost even 3-fold accumulators.

With Acca Plus, you get a 10% winnings boost up to £100 as a free bet on your first qualifying accumulator.

Best of all, you can boost once a day, every single day of the week!

To qualify, accumulators must be at least a minimum of three selections with odds of 6/4 (2.50) or greater.

Coral Acca Plus has the best minimum selection/winning ratio of all of the bookmakers. But if you’re placing 5 selections or more, you are better switching to a better offer.
Later on we’ll have a table that goes into detail each of the bookmaker acca offers on the market, so you can decide for yourself which is the better deal for you.

Acca Plus Key Terms:

AccaPlus is only available on the first qualifying bet placed per day.
The accumulator must have a minimum cumulative odds of 6/4.
Acca Plus only applies to pre-match bets only. Any accumulators placed after kick-off will not count.
Enhanced price specials such as Super Smart Boost Enhanced Accumulator will not count as a qualifying bet towards Acca Plus.
Any accumulators that include matches that are postponed or cancelled will still be valid, provided they still have at least three selections when the postponed or void match is removed. If there are less than three selections the bet will no longer qualify for the bonus.
Customers that “Cashed Out” an accumulator in full prior to the bet being settled, will void any free bets awarded as part of this promotion. Partial Cash Out users, will receive a winnings boost of the remaining amount of the qualifying bet.

 

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William Hill Bet Boost:
Min Acca Selection: 3 fold
Min Bet: £1
Maximum Stake: £20 win or £10 EW
Min overall odds: N/A

William Hill have really focused on cornering the horseracing market with their offering.

acca boost offer

With Bet Boost, William Hill have Partnered with ITV Racing to give you up to three enhance odds per day on any single horse race event during ITV Racing Days.

On some of the more popular race days, this could be up to 15 races.

For football punters, you just get the usual one Bet Boost per day, with a maximum stake of £20 for a win or £10 for each way.

To enhance your odds with William Hill Bet Boost, simply create an accumulator with 3+ selections.

Provided you qualify and have not used your boost for the day you should see a boost icon on your betslip. Tap this to reveal blue text in-front of a yellow background highlighting how much you can enhance your winnings. To place, simply hit the Bet button.

William Hill Bet Boost Key Terms:

Bet Boost CANNOT be used in conjunction with any other William Hill promotion.
There are no minimum odds with Bet Boost.
All Bet Boost odds can be “cashed out” as usual, but winnings will not include boost bonus.
This offer is available through the main website and mobile app.
Up to three Bet Boosts available per customer, per day for greyhound and horseracing.
For more details, check out William Hills terms and conditions.

 

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Mansion Bet Acca Boost:
Min Selection: 5+ fold
Min Selection odds: 1/5 (1.2)
Maximum Stake: N/A
Min overall odds: 3/1 (4.0)

While there are better enhanced accumulator out there, Mansion Bet’s Acca Boost is a great fallback option for anyone who’s used their daily acca bonus on the bigger bookmakers.

Indeed, just a measly 10% on five selections is pretty dismal, you definitely do not want to come here if you place less than 5-fold accumulators.

But where Mansion Bet excels is on HUGE multi-accumulators i.e. 10+ selections.

Selection Bonus %
5 10%
6 10%
7 15%
8 20%
9 25%
10 30%
11 35%
12 40%
13 45%
14 50%
15+ 60%

 

If you look at the table above, you can see that the greater the number of selections the greater the winning bonus. For a 16-fold accumulator, that’s an astonishing 60% bonus on top of your winnings.

And unlike most bookmakers that will give you your winnings bonus as free bets, Mansion will pay out any winning boost as real money.

It should be noted that the maximum amount of “extra winnings” bonus you can receive is £10,000 with Mansion Bet reserves the right to deduct any extra winnings in excess of £10k.

So as you can see, while Mansion Bet is not best suited for normal accumulator bets between 4-6 fold. If you’re placing ten to fifteen selection accumulators the bonuses can be quite rewarding.

Mansion Bet Acca Boost Key Terms:

Straight line accumulator with odds of 1/5 (1.2) per leg and cumulative odds of 3/1 (4.0) or more.
System bets such as Trixie, Lucky 15 and 31 are also not available for this promotion.
Winnings bonus paid out as real money upon bet settlement.
Acca Boost only applies to pre-match events (no in-play matches).
Over/Under selection bets are not eligible for this offer.

 

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Boylesports Acca Loyalty:
Min Selection: 5+ fold
Min Selection odds: N/A
Maximum Bonus: £5 free bet
Min overall odds: 3/1 (4.0) per acca

Unlike other previous bookmakers that offer a “tired percentage boost” based on your selection, Boylesports offers punters regular loyalty bonuses.

Simply place 5 x £5 Acca’s and receive a free £5 acca bet. That’s the equivalent of a 20% acca bonus.

The offer does come with a few caveats…

First thing is you need to opt-in to this promotion and ensure each accumulator is a minimum of 5 selections or more with cumulative odds of 3/1 (4.0).

So that’s 5x £5 accas with min of 5 legs at 3/1 odds.

It sounds expensive, but if you’re frequently placing 5-fold accumulators, it’s actually one of the best acca bonuses on the market.

Personally, I would only touch this offer if you place regular 5+ selections. To be fair to Boylesports, they do have competitive odds on matches compared to it’s rivals, so overall it’s a pretty decent deal.

Acca Loyalty Key Terms:

You must “opt-in” to receive this offer.
Minimum £5 stake is required for each qualifying accumulator.
Minimum of 5 selections per accumulator with minimum cumulative odds of 3/1 (4.0)
Bets can be placed on any pre-market or live sports.
Only the first accumulator placed and settle for each day will count towards the loyalty points.
Free bets or void bets will not qualify for this promotion.
Any cashed-out accumulators will also not qualify.
If one leg is void and the remaining accumulator legs are less than 5 selections, the accumulator will no longer qualify.

 

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Bet365 Acca Bonus:
Min Selection: 3+ fold
Min Selection odds: N/A
Maximum Bonus: 70% free bet
Min overall odds: 3/1 (4.0) per acca

As you would imagine Bet365 has one of the most generous accumulator bonuses of all the major bookmakers.

A MASSIVE 70% Acca Boost.

Not only that, but it is one of a few bookies that pay your bonus out as cash and add it to your withdraw-able balance.

To get this offer you just need to place a minimum 3-leg accumulator on standard Full-time results, Result/Both teams to score or Both Teams to Score games, on selected leagues and competitions.

bet365 acca boost

Games which qualify include; English Premier League, English Championship, English League 1 and 2, EFL Cup, FA Cup, Scottish Premier League, German Bundesliga, Serie A, Ligue 1, Spanish Primera Liga, UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League.

A breakdown of the winnings percentage bonus can be found in the table below:
As you can see Bet365 even have a decent 5% bonus on Trebles and 10% bonus on 4 selections.

To receive a 70% winning bonus you will need to stake a 14-leg qualifying accumulator.

Bet365 Acca Bonus Key Terms:

Enhanced priced offers do not apply to this promotion.
Bonus will not be applied to any stakes that have been fully cashed out. For partial cash outs, only the remain stake will be eligible for the bonus.
If the qualifying bet has been changed using the Edit Bet feature, the Acca Bonus will be recalculated based on the new odds.
Any changes from pre-market to in-play bets will null and void the bonus amount.
Lucky 15s and Lucky 31s do not qualify for this offer.
Maximum bonus you can receive is £100,000!!

 

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BetRegal Royal Boost:
Min Selection: 4+ fold
Min Selection odds: 1/5 (1.20)
Maximum Bonus: 77%
Min overall odds: N/A

BetRegal are a relative newcomer to sports betting and at first glance their offer of up to 77% winnings bonus looks impressive.

But I was really disappointed at the low end where a 4-fold accumulator will only bag you a 4% boost on your winnings, see table below.

I appreciate they’re not as big as the likes of Bet365, but if you want to make a name for yourself in this industry you have to go big.

To be fair I may be too critical to them given that fact that other leading highstreet names are not that off the same offer as BetRegal. But the enticing offer of 77% at the top-end will only disappoint punters when they read the fine print.

BetRegal’s Royal Boost Key Terms:

Any bet types that can yield a partial win or have their stake returned such as Asian Handicap or No Draw bets are excluded from this promotion.
Royal Boost applies to pre-market sports, with horseracing odds being fixed on the day of the race.
Each selection must have minimum odds of 1/5 (1.2) or greater.
The maximum extra winnings that can be won is £11,000.
Any “Cashed Out” bets are excluded from the acca bonus.
Bets placed with free bet tokens are not eligible for this promotion.

 

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Bwin Enhanced Accas:
Min Selection: 3 fold
Min Selection odds:
Maximum Bonus: 77%
Min overall odds: N/A

Bwin has taken a slight twist to the Acca Boost promotions we’ve shown you so far.

The first thing you notice is that it is not available to all sports markets, you only have one acca to choose from per day that’s been created by Bwin. That’s right just one Enhanced accumulator bet, set by the bookmaker, per day.

But one thing will say is that the odds are impressive.

Here’s an example:

As you can see, tonight’s Monday-night Enhanced Acca has Brann, Estac Troyes and Sint -Truiden (yes, I had to look them up as well) all to win at 10/1.

That’s a three-fold accumulator at 10/1 odds.

And that’s it, no extra terms and conditions, just one enhanced acca per day.

I will appreciate that being given a set accumulator may not be for everyone, I myself included. But I can see some real potential value in the odds, that could result in some huge gains.

Bwin haven’t followed the heard, but decided to provide their customers with less choice but better odds, which some punters will be keen to

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Acca Boost FAQ:

Which accumulators qualify for Acca Boosts?

This will vary between bookmakers but generally you will need somewhere between 4-5 selections. There are a couple of bookmakers that will accept 3 fold but this is rare and generally one of the larger bookies.

How much will my accumulator be boosted?

Each bookmaker will have their own winning bonus amount, but from all of the offers available you would normally expect about 10% winning boost on a 5-leg accumulator. That isn’t to say you won’t find better, as some bookmakers have even greater deals. But if you find you’re getting less that this, you may want to shop round for a better deal.

What happens if I Cash Out of my accumulator?

In each of the bookmakers we checked, we found that every one of them would void any extra winnings bonus as part of the accumulator promotion.

What if I do Partial Cash Out?

Some bookmakers will in fact enhance the winnings of the remaining amount, but most bookmakers will also exclude the remaining amount for an acca bonus. For a list of bookmakers that do allow Partial Cash Out and Acca Boost, check table 3 below.

What is the Maximum Acca Bonus I can receive?

Anywhere from £100 up to an astonishing £100k with Bet365 (which even surprised me while doing this research). For a complete list, refer to table 3.

What happens if a race/match is cancelled?

If a race/match event is cancelled and forms part of you accumulator, you may still be entitled to the accumulator bonus.
Let’s take example of a 5-fold tired accumulator bonus which boosts an extra 10% if you win.

If one of those matches were cancelled, provided that the remaining legs qualified and met the minimum acca boost criteria (such as min selection and cumulative odds were met), then the winning bonus would be paid out at the 4-fold percentage 7%.

Not all bookmakers offer this fallback option so you will need to check the bookmakers terms and conditions before placing a bet.

Our Verdict:

As you can see from our list Bet365 has the best tired percentage bonus, but both Netbet and Mansion Bet come a close second with their Acca Boost offerings with less stringent terms.

I have to say I was not impressed with both Ladbrokes or William Hill that fail to provide any information as to what percentage bonus you should expect to receive.

With that said, I was pleasantly surprised with Coral’s offering. Even a tiny 3-leg accumulator would give you a generous 10% boost on your winnings and with a decent minimum odds of 2.5.

Coral’s Acca Boost gets my Acca Boost Value award.

The only thing letting it down is the maximum bonus amount of £100. But if you are placing minimum amounts this shouldn’t be an issue.

Playtech to launch Next Gen Virtual Sports Terminals

playtech virtual sports terminal

Playtech BGT Sports one of the largest global online gaming and sports betting providers has introduced a new digital product that could potentially change the landscape of in-store betting.

Their next gen virtual gaming product is intended to enhance user experience for self-service betting terminals (SSBT).

It aims to offer a unique betting experience by using leading-edge 3D graphics that you would find on some of the latest next gen consoles.

With the integration of advance motion capture at studios in Levesden, the software betting giant wants to replicate real-life sporting events on self-service terminals 24/7.

What Playtech are trying to achieve is an industry first for virtual sports content, which may prove essential in these challenging times for the highstreet.

playtech sports betting terminal
Whilst there is no official screenshots of Playtech’s virtual football, you could expect to see graphics pretty similar to those on the latest PES-2020. (Picture Courtesy of Konami).

Self-Service Betting Terminals provides customers with a simple user interface to quickly place bets on virtual sporting events. With the integration of a self-payment option, the turnkey solution gives customers greater choice, allowing them to bet at any time independently and provides bookmaker stores another revenue stream.

The SSBT will help support highstreet bookmakers should we see any further interruptions in the sports calendar moving forward. SSBT sporting events include; Football, greyhounds and horseracing, basketball and tennis. Playtech also intends to expand into American Football, Golf and MMA.

Following the news Playtech BGT Director of Virtual Sports was optimistic about the prospects of the virtual product, he said:

“Operators demand unique products and quick and easy betting opportunities for their customers, no matter what the sporting action or time of day.

“[Playtech] Virtual Sports product suite has been designed with this in mind. Ensuring operators are always able to offer ultra-realistic betting to their customers, no matter when, via the quick and easy convenience of our proven Self-Service Betting Terminal software.”

Playtech is a leading B2B software development company that specialises in the gambling industry. They have a wide variety of digital products both in retail and online which include; casino, poker, live casino, sports betting and bingo.

In June, Playtech confirmed they had signed an agreement with Mansion Betting, to provide the gambling giant with a digital sportsbook product for their leading casino site Casino.com.

This newly signed agreement will only strengthen the two companies five year-long relationship further.

As part of the deal, Mansion will also receive Playtech’s Virtual Sports offering. There is no confirmation if this will include Playtech’s latest SSBT software, but we are certain that it will not be restricted to just betting terminals.

So, it’s likely that we will see Playtech’s latest Virtual Sports product online through bookmakers and casino sites.

Shimon Akad, CEO at Playtech, said:

“We are delighted to continue to support Mansion Ltd in their position as market leaders in gambling. This is a further step in the evolution of our long-term partnership, and we’re excited to be part of their growth.”

“Together, we can support them in delivering even more personalised, responsible player experience. [We] look forward to seeing continued success across markets in the coming years.”

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