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10 Mar 12 15:02
Date Joined: 04 Nov 11
| Topic/replies: 220 | Blogger: lauriehulse's blog
So Chelt is upon os nearly. Bookies already starting to pump out the offers. I figured we should have a thread dedicated to highlighting them for eachother and using them in combination with the exchange to pinch money off the bookies!
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Report Rico-Dangleflaps March 10, 2022 3:09 PM GMT
honeysuckle looks a shoo in.
Report Manoleeds March 10, 2022 3:15 PM GMT
Patrick is offering 3 free £5 bets on Tues, Wed and Thurs
Report geoff m March 10, 2022 3:17 PM GMT
Any offer where bookmaker willing to take a bet would be ideal.
Report tony6499 March 10, 2022 4:18 PM GMT
Skybet cash back up to a tenner if you lose in the Supreme Novices on Tuesday
Report Rico-Dangleflaps March 10, 2022 4:18 PM GMT
stewyb has obliged for all 3.
Report fife March 10, 2022 6:05 PM GMT
Skybet offer states in its terms and conditions that anyone who has self excluded from its casino and gaming sites during the promotional period are not eligible for this offerAngry
Report FOYLESWAR March 10, 2022 6:20 PM GMT
they can stick their free offer and casinos up thier arrises!
Report The Management March 10, 2022 6:22 PM GMT
fife10 Mar 22 18:05Joined: 11 Nov 10 | Topic/replies: 2,391 | Blogger: fife's blog
Skybet offer states in its terms and conditions that anyone who has self excluded from its casino and gaming sites during the promotional period are not eligible for this offer

Just like the drug dealer that will give you a free bag of weed in the hope that you progress onto a crack pipe Laugh
Report The Management March 10, 2022 6:29 PM GMT
Can just picture them dressing up Ed Chamberlin like the child catcher out of chitty chitty bang bang:

"Lollipos, Ice cream, Free spins today kiddy-winks"
Report fife March 10, 2022 6:40 PM GMT
I am pretty sure the clause was not in their terms and conditions for the same offer in previous yearsSurprised
Report The Management March 10, 2022 6:47 PM GMT
They are obviously taking Responsible Gambling much more seriously this year fife CryLaugh

Special offers that are only available to potential addicts. Nice.
Report FOYLESWAR March 10, 2022 6:49 PM GMT
thinking back around 8 years ago my local laddies saturday morning 2 atractive young birds giving free tenner pops on the fobts to anyone going in the shop of just walking past saying go on its a free bet you cant lose ,plenty took up the offers ! giving out free crack outside the school gates !"
Report The Management March 10, 2022 6:56 PM GMT
All the shop managers were also forced to do it Foyles - stand by the football coupons on a Saturday morning and entice all the young lads (usually in and out in 5 minutes having done a fiver on the footy) to join in the "fun" of the free to enter FOBT competition.

You pop back 2 weeks later and a couple of those lads are hooked. Same when they finally cut the stakes to £2 - the shop managers were forced/targeted to stand by the machines and get people to download the app so they could play from the comfort of home at unlimited stakes.
Report fife March 10, 2022 6:58 PM GMT
Its the type of thing I would have expected from sadblokes, no morals and a couple of others but naively thought better of themSad
Report FOYLESWAR March 10, 2022 7:00 PM GMT
yes ia few of my sons mates where hooked the same way pop in sat morning footy bet ,have a go wi the free fobts bet and invariably win a few quid ! this is easy .............the rest is history.
Report The Management March 10, 2022 7:09 PM GMT
I'd be pretty confident that a criminal prosecution could succeed if the right case was picked to run with. Pretty much every old-school shop manager that I know has left out of shame or embarrassment at the things they have been asked to do. Of course all the dirty little secrets of how they manipulate and exploit epople are hidden away, now that they have got them where they want them (on-line). The lads that used to give the machines a good thump are probably giving the wife or the dog a good kicking now instead. Happy days - as long as the shareholders are happy.
Report s.kenbo March 10, 2022 7:11 PM GMT
That is scandalous by Skybet if true. Despicable even.
Report The Management March 10, 2022 7:22 PM GMT
When Betfair first introduced the slots on here - there was an option to play them for free on demonstration mode. I was doing some consultancy work from home at that time and was on a (very boring) conference call, I loaded up £5k and started spinning away on a slot machine at about £100 per spin. I was about £800 up in no time.

I ended up just winning a few hundred quid by the time it was my "slot" on the call - closed BF down and got on with the call. Logged in later and my actual balance was up by that same few hundred quid!

I self excluded the next day and have never heard anymore about it - but I can't have been the only one (and I doubt everybody was a winner!).
Report dukeofpuke March 10, 2022 7:26 PM GMT
1% all Cheltenham festival races at purple
Report fife March 10, 2022 7:29 PM GMT
It is certainly true s.kenbo though any one can check by opening up the offer and reading the further terms and conditions.
Report The Management March 10, 2022 7:29 PM GMT
I often wonder how the conversation with BF would have gone if my slot on the call hadn't arrived. I would have (inevitably) lost the £5k (that I thought was just a token) at some point - but BF Customer Service was ok back then tbf and I know i was 100% in demonstration mode.
Report fife March 10, 2022 7:41 PM GMT
I always thought it was strange how I always won when playing in demo mode and then my luck always seemed to change when playing for realMischief
Report The Management March 10, 2022 8:05 PM GMT
fife - you are a cynic - surely you don't think demo mode pays out more than the real thing ShockedGrin

The best thing about Cheltenham was every year if there was a filthy each way race at Sedgefield or Southwell on the opening Tuesday, you only had to visit half as many shops as usual to get a good few quid on each way without standing out.
Report fife March 10, 2022 8:15 PM GMT
I always assumed it was just coincidenceMischief as I am sure no gambling organisation would stoop so low as to entice me to play for real by having a higher mythical payout in demo modeShockedPlain.
Report brians March 11, 2022 9:46 AM GMT
I play them at their own game sometimes. If you play blackjack or roulette I noticed you often win on your first bet, ( enticing you to bet more ? )
So now I log on , have one bet , only £5 ,  and cash in. On balance it is in profit.
Report sludge March 11, 2022 10:39 AM GMT
Brians......i would be very surprised if over a long period of time if your first bet of the day would show profit over any other spin. If you are still convinced of this though i would be betting to the max on that first spin every day , and then spend the rest of the day just counting my money !
Report spyker March 11, 2022 11:24 AM GMT
TBf if you are losing squillions on the slots then £10 returned aint going to make any difference. I don't self exclude I've just never played (and never will) as while I can kid myself I have some sort of angle sports betting the simple maths says the house always wins eventually at slots. i don't gamble for the sake of it, I gamble cos I think the selections will win over time.
Report timberman March 11, 2022 11:36 AM GMT
Used be great offers in the Past at cheltenham time in Ireland but thats really been cut back.
In ppowers you have to have a online account card thingy  that verifys you as a losing punter to qualify for any offers which are not much compared to years past. If you are lucky enough to be a profitable online account or even just lose too slowly account you are excluded , mugs only qualify these days Plain
Report paulo47 March 11, 2022 12:23 PM GMT
Betfair still have their offer running till sun (if you are on the right tariff ), bet £20 and get £10 of free bets from Tues .
Report Storm Alert March 12, 2022 10:28 AM GMT
Very good spot re the Skybet T&C which states:

Customers must have an active account in order to be eligible for this promotion. Customers who are, or become, self-excluded from Sky Vegas or any Sky Betting and Gaming products or have had restrictions placed on their account during the Promotional Period may not be eligible to participate in this promotion.

The word may is used. I always exclude myself from everything except Sports betting on all online betting sites to avoid any temptation inc Skybet. I have availed myself of these Cheltenham offers in the past, I'm sure a few years a go it was £25 for the first race each day. Always got paid out correctly so will try again and see what happens if the bet loses. If this is a precursor of things to come, there will not be many reasons to use Skybet as mostly sacrifice price with no bog to get them.

Seems to fly in the face of safer gambling and typical of howe bookmakers shoot themselves in the foot, every chance they get.
Report dukeofpuke March 14, 2022 5:54 PM GMT
ppower money back all losers as free bet on the supreme novices £10 in shop over the counter only
Report hulk23 March 14, 2022 6:08 PM GMT
^^ presume this is on production of a PP Mugs Card as mentioned by Timberman (above) ...
Report hulk23 March 14, 2022 6:15 PM GMT
What time will Fred be pushing Honeysuckle out to Evens at ???
Report vantastic54 March 14, 2022 6:58 PM GMT
the offer in Ireland at PP is 20 euros back as a free bet.No card required Hulk.
Report dukeofpuke March 14, 2022 7:08 PM GMT

Mar 14, 2022 -- 7:15PM, hulk23 wrote:

What time will Fred be pushing Honeysuckle out to Evens at ???

either 10.30 or 12.00 there the 2 times displayed in shop

Report impossible123 March 14, 2022 8:37 PM GMT
I'm getting a £5 free bet from 365 for each day of the Festival. What's not to like?
Report Callisto-moon March 15, 2022 10:17 AM GMT
if yew can bet with 365 then things are bad on the p/l front !!!!
Report carrot1960 March 15, 2022 12:43 PM GMT
I know it's a kiss of death ,but back the front five in the supreme , if you have the winner your guaranteed £30/£35 back so your down £15/ £20 with £40 worth of free bets to come
Report impossible123 March 15, 2022 5:54 PM GMT
No. I rarely bet and do not do run-of-the-mill handicap races either mostly Grade 1 or Flat Group races, and the occasional fun bets eg Grand National. I'm surprised I've received them as I'm not a loser either.
Report TameTheTiger March 15, 2022 6:16 PM GMT
Im on the basic package on here but still got the 3 x £10 free bets. Had £10 on Constitution Hill (3.55) today and have been paid 24.99 :)
Report impossible123 March 16, 2022 9:51 AM GMT
No offer from here maybe I've not allowed promotional email is the reason. But, loads from others.
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