Author: Graham Tower
Published: 13:26 04/05/2015
Online betting giant William Hill claim to have credited £10 million in free bets this football season on three money back offers.
The UK’s biggest bookmaker is a regular in the top three money back bookmakers in Freebets.com monthly analysis of money back offers and this news shows what a big deal free bet refunds are to punters and bookmakers alike.
William Hill has splashed the announcement across its sports betting website with two side banners down every page. The banners state £10 million in free bets have been credited this season on Acca Insurance,Goalscorer 2nd Chance and Bore Draw.
The Money Back Offers That Cost William Hill £10 Million
William Hill first introduced the trio of money back football offers as an exclusive for mobile customers and made them available online last season. An indication that this would prove a costly exercise was given when the terms of the acca insurance were change from minimum five legs to six.
Here’s more detail about the money back offers that have earned William Hill customers more than £10 million in free bets.
William Hill Acca Insurance
The weekend football accumulator is one of the most popular bets in the UK, as much a part of gambling tradition as putting a few quid on the lottery or prior to the introduction of National Lottery, a tipple on the Pools run by Littlewoods and Vernons.
Fixed odds accas were never intended to replace pools betting which gives gamblers the chance of becoming an overnight millionaire but rather a better value means of getting a decent return for a small stake.
William Hill’s Acca Insurance gives customers their stake back as a free bet if their six-fold accumulator (or bigger) misses by just one selection. Straight accumulators on match betting (90 minutes: Home, Draw, Away) qualify for a free bet refund which is capped at £50 per customer per day.
Goalscorer 2nd Chance
Football fans all have their favourite players and backing their man to score the first goal of the game is one way of giving support while cashing in if the player strikes first.
William Hill has a concession on losing First Goalscorer bets if the selected player scores the second goal of the game, refunding stakes up to £50 with a free bet.
Goalscorer 2nd Chance applies to pre-match single bets and customers are allowed one free bet per match.
William Hill Bore Draw is available for pre-match single bets on the Correct Score market. Football punters almost always predict goals to be scored whether it’s a low scoring prediction like 1-0 or a high scoring choice such as 3-2 so it is doubly galling when the match ends 0-0. In this scenario, William Hill refund losing stakes up to £50 which is good consolation for sitting through a Bore Draw.
All three William Hill football money back offers are available on every game in every league and are available to online and mobile customers in the UK and Ireland.
Free bets can be used on any football market or selection and recipients have seven days to redeem the free bet before it expires. The free bet should be used in its entirety as there is no change given and any outstanding free bet amount will be lost. The free bet stake is not included in returns but all the winnings from free bets are credited to customer accounts and can be withdrawn as cash.
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