The Open 2010: Bookmakers Go Mad With Place Terms For Open Golf Betting
Bookmakers are introducing a new range of free bets and special offers aimed at The Open Championship played at St Andrews from 15 July – 18 July.
Traditionally bookmakers will offer golf fans a little extra value on the Majors by extending their place terms and Totesport pushed things beyond the normal when offering a quarter odd for the first SIX places.
But now it’s getting mad, much to the benefit of the millions of golf fans who looking to bet their favourite golfers in the best golf tournament in the world.
Blue Square and 888 Sport have both announced special each way terms for this year’s tournament, which is the biggest betting event on the golf calendar.
The two companies will pay ONE THIRD the odds on the first SIX places. 888 Sport also announced that they will extend the popular £20 No Lose Offer until the end of July.
The offer was introduced for the 2010 World Cup and set to expire yesterday, however following the popularity of the offer with football fans, it has been extended to golf and other sports fans until the end of the month.
Irish bookmakers Boylesports and Paddy Power have also been looking to offer something different to attract the business of golf bettors and have taken a different approach to the each way offer.
They stay with the traditional quarter the odds for a place, but will pay all the way down to SEVENTH place.
Paddy Power are also extending their unique 200% free bet offer, new customers can follow the Paddy Power links on this site and place a £10 bet to receive a second £20 bet absolutely free.