The World Cup is the biggest global sporting attraction and only happens once every four years . Bookmakers view the event as a huge opportunity to register thousands of new accounts and are therefore prepared to offer very generous FREE BETS and Offers that would not normally be available .
Ladbrokes for example , one of the UK’s largest bookmakers are spending £5M on an marketing campaign which includes TV advertising and a £25 FREE BET for all new customers who deposit £5 .
Free Bets are used as a recruitment tool by bookmakers and are generally relatively easy to take advantage of and very often can involve the customer needing to take very little risk .
Many customers simply take advantage of a FREE BET by placing the minimum bet required to take advantage of the Offer and then "laying" the same bet on a betting exchange at the same or very similar odds and thereby having the free bet with either no or minimal outlay ! .
Currently a UK company called Bet365 based in Stoke on Trent offer one of the most attractive FREE BETS with £200 available. Bet365 also have a World Cup Offer where if your team is knocked out of this year’s World Cup on penalties , they will refund your losing stake on that bet . A potential saviour for England fans who would have had stakes refunded in 1998 and 2006 and might have forgiven David Batty , Frank Lampard , Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher who were all guilty of penalty misses in the crucial shoot outs .
Other very attractive Offers currently include cashback from Stan James if Spain who are the current favourites win on July 11th and also a typically generous Offer from Irish bookmaker Paddy Power on England’s opening game against USA .
Paddy power will refund all 1st Scorer and correct score bets on the game if Wayne Rooney scores at anytime in the match .
Surely a great opportunity to have a FREE BET and cheer on Roo Beauty ! .