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Sandown
14 Mar 16 21:07
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I've more or less given up on this Forum, sadly, as its a shadow of its former glory. Nevertheless, as its Cheltenham this week, and being in a good mood, and in the spirit of sharing a few thoughts, I thought that I might throw a few tasty value morsels onto the forum, just in case there are players out there who haven't spotted these opportunities.

This will be a good week for finding some value and there are 3 right now to be had right here on Betfair.

1. BF Sportsbook are offering 3 free bets up to a maximum stake of £25 if you back a winner of 3/1 or more on the Sportsbook on the first day of Cheltenham
That seems quite generous as its the equivalent of 3 points on the price. A 3/1 winner becomes 6/1 so thats a 100% bonus. On a bigger price it obviously is not as much value (+10% on 30/1 shot for example) but if I'm thinking of backing a 3/1 shot or bigger tomorrow then it makes sense to have £25 of that on this offer. Not going to make a fortune but , hey , I'll take the opportunity. Hopefully, they will have similar offers on the other days.


2. Whilst browsing around the site I came across the Free Play 6 on the Pools site. You can get a free play to win £1M with the opportunity to cash out.I'm not one for believing that I have an edge when it comes to forecasting football scores but they (Collosus) offer a random scores generator which saves having to make an effort. I think that this offer has been around for a while but nobody is making much of it which seems strange, especially as you can play it every week for free. I can't quite understand why Betfair don't have this fairly prominently on the Homepage as its a low cost traffic builder. I don't expect to win the million on offer (somebody will no doubt) but if I get a few scores right I'll cash out. As Phil Bull once said, "the best bet is a bet to nothing."
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3. Whilst on the Pools page I noticed that  the Pick 4 Pool has a £125,000 roll-over. This is a bit of value given that the odds of calling the scores correctly are 83,520 to 1 . The matches are the 4 European matches this week (Wed, Thurs nights) so I think that even I have some chance of improving those odds by up to a factor of  8 (I will rule out Arsenal winning by a large score against Barcelona for example, and I don't think that Juventus will beat Bayern M  away) so I will give it a crack. When I have played this in the past I have managed to make money even though I think that chance plays too big a role in forecasting outcomes for me to be confident. But, if you were playing roulette and you get 35/1 about a 4/1 chance, it would be worth having a bet, wouldn't it? Anyhow, that's how I see it.

Be lucky
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Report JC1326 March 14, 2016 8:21 PM GMT
Thanks. Most of the mugs on here are already millionaires though, so offers two and three are moot
Report JC1326 March 14, 2016 8:24 PM GMT
BetfairBuddy will be disappointed though. He thought the thread title meant McDonalds were hiring again
Report Money Tree cost me thousands!! March 14, 2016 8:32 PM GMT
They will once you fail your three month trial.
Report Westender March 15, 2016 9:19 AM GMT
There is no value on the Betfair Sportsbook Wink
Report DIE LINKE March 15, 2016 12:26 PM GMT
Eligible for offers on the sportsbook and being able to get a bet on is know in Betfair Towers as the hermaphrodite
Report Westender March 15, 2016 1:01 PM GMT

Mar 15, 2016 -- 1:26PM, DIE LINKE wrote:


Eligible for offers on the sportsbook and being able to get a bet on is know in Betfair Towers as the hermaphrodite


LaughLaughLaughLaughLaugh

Report bingo bongo March 15, 2016 1:49 PM GMT
Poor result for bf in the first, thanks Sandown!
Report Westender March 15, 2016 2:00 PM GMT
You cannot win on the Betfair Spudsbook - once you are a small winner you get allowed to bet pennies. Wink
Report Coachbuster March 15, 2016 2:03 PM GMT
I'm going for DUSTY RUG in the 2.10

it will take some beating
Report Sandown March 15, 2016 2:08 PM GMT
The BF Sportsbook 3 Free bets offer paid off with Altior in the first. Not a fortune but it meant that Altior paid the equivalent of 8.0 to £25
Report Westender March 15, 2016 2:37 PM GMT

Mar 15, 2016 -- 3:08PM, Sandown wrote:


The BF Sportsbook 3 Free bets offer paid off with Altior in the first. Not a fortune but it meant that Altior paid the equivalent of 8.0 to £25


How do you live off £25?

Betfair Sportsbook welcomes losers

Report Sandown March 15, 2016 2:41 PM GMT
westender

Its the betting  equivalent of look after the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves.You must be grumpy today to turn your nose up at £75.
Report Westender March 15, 2016 2:43 PM GMT

Mar 15, 2016 -- 3:41PM, Sandown wrote:


westenderIts the betting  equivalent of look after the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves.You must be grumpy today to turn your nose up at £75.


Believe me  - the Betfair Spudsbook restrict all winners even the small time winners.

Waste of time farting about in a goldfish tank when there is a river nearby. Wink

Report Coachbuster March 15, 2016 2:43 PM GMT
Was that a NCO offer Sandown ?
Report Coachbuster March 15, 2016 2:45 PM GMT
new customers*
Report bingo bongo March 15, 2016 2:46 PM GMT
Tbf Cheltnham limts on the win markets seem a bit higher than usual, can just about get the free bets on, odds 4 or less. Was for any customers.
Report Sandown March 15, 2016 2:51 PM GMT
Fair enough Westender. I've no real experience of the sportsbook, usually play exchange only. Shame if BF behave like all other bookmakers.
Report Coachbuster March 15, 2016 3:02 PM GMT
I can understand bookies tightening up -theyre trying to run a business   , but wouldn't harm the exchange to run a few  commision free offers once in a while  for regular customers ,or even just the non winning customers .

All goodwill
Report Sandown March 15, 2016 3:20 PM GMT
Barry Orr of BF just said that the 3 Free offer cost them £1M with Altior going in
Report Westender March 15, 2016 4:28 PM GMT

Mar 15, 2016 -- 4:20PM, Sandown wrote:


Barry Orr of BF just said that the 3 Free offer cost them £1M with Altior going in


This smacks of the Asian Gentleman with the 15 inch organ known as Asif LaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaugh

Report bingo bongo March 15, 2016 4:30 PM GMT
Will be £10m now, all the free bets placed on Annie Power and Vroum Vroum Mag.
Report Westender March 15, 2016 4:30 PM GMT
Betfair Sportsbook only make offers as the competition are rogering them and have better offers for their army of losers.

The Betfair we knew died when the current Paddy Power CEO took over Betfair on 1 Aug 2012.
Report Coachbuster March 15, 2016 5:07 PM GMT
a sea of empty boxes these days
Report clacherholiday2 March 15, 2016 5:38 PM GMT
Doubt we'll see this offer back tomorrow... shame!
Report Westender March 15, 2016 7:46 PM GMT
Betfair give out £10m LaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaugh

This mob, if they could, would charge you for smelling your own farts
Report Coachbuster March 15, 2016 7:55 PM GMT
BF  insure themselves against these events though  (to an extent )
Report king of the arbers March 15, 2016 8:53 PM GMT
There was a pic8 tonight sandown missed normally gteed 4k was a roll the jackpot on it £58410 for 8 results but will have a play in the 500k pick 4 tomoz gl all
Report Sandown March 16, 2016 6:07 PM GMT
The Pick 4 Pool is £253K now so plenty of value in that. I've covered the home (Barca, Bayern) teams to win tonight with a view to cashing out tonight if its a good offer. If not, I'll let it ride.
Report seathestars March 24, 2016 8:26 PM GMT
See a betfair customer at the weekend got offered £2115 for their freeplay ticket and cashed in half (£1057) at half time after getting 1st 3 scores correct beats £15 for 5 numbers on the lottery!
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