Analyst: Alex Christodoulou
Jan 29, 2019 05:49 PM
Punters cut their losses
This was a weekend where you definitely wanted to be punting with the betting promotions dished up by the bookies.
For horse racing punters especially, where plenty of the favourites were getting rolled, betting with these promos was a must.
Bookie Promos: How punters fared last weekend
||Racing & NBA
Neds Betting Promotions
Neds focused their attention on sport with their betting promotions over the weekend.
Their premier promo related to the Australian Open tennis, where you were rewarded with up to $50 cash back if your player won the first set but lost the match.
Across the two Men's semis, and both finals, this outcome did not happen. The player who won the first set went on to win the match in all four games.
Neds also had a same game multi special for the NBA, with a $20 bonus bet return if one of your four legs failed.
While this promo isn't that bad, it was still would've been hard for punters to rake in a profit with it.
If you like the sound of this promos, sign up to Neds here.
Ladbrokes Betting Promotions
After the fiasco on Melbourne Cup day, Ladbrokes continue to redeem themselves with standout racing promotions.
It was another good one over the weekend, where punters were paid out as a winner if their horse finished in 2nd place as well as 1st, in races 3 and 4 at Caulfield.
This would've seen plenty of returns in race 4, the Blue Diamond Preview, where the $3.60 favourite Microphone ran second to the $3.70 pop I Am Immortal.
Any punter who placed a win bet on either of these horses was credited with the win.
To take advantage of offers like this, create an account with Ladbrokes here.
Pointsbet Betting Promotions
Pointsbet was another bookie with a cracking racing promotion.
It was a $50 bonus bet return if your horse ran 2nd or 3rd in every race on the card at Caulfield.
Where punters from other bookies might have done their dough, Pointsbet customers cut their losses with this one.
That's because in race 7, the $2.50 fav ran 2nd, and in race 9, the $2.80 favourite also finished in second place.
Plenty were sure to be on these well-fancied horses, and would've been grateful to see their stake returned as a bonus bet.
If promotions like this strike your fancy, sign up with Pointsbet here.
BetEasy Betting Promotions
BetEasy customers who went with the NBA promo cleaned up deluxe over the long weekend.
It was a NBA multi special, where you were reimbursed with $45 in rewards points if one of your 4+ legs failed.
But not many rewards points would've been sent out, because just about every favourite got the job done across the 20+ games that took place over the long weekend.
BetEasy's racing promotion was up to $45 in rewards points returned if your horse ran 2nd or 3rd in races 1-5 at Caulfield
This was a solid promo, and while it didn't hit the heights of the NBA special, it was still a handy one to bet with.
To enjoy these features with BetEasy, sign up here.
Sportsbet Betting Promotions
Sportsbet's standard bonus bet return for a fixed odds win bet running 2nd or 3rd was available in races 1-5 at Randwick and Caulfield on Saturday.
In some races this offer would've proved especially handy.
An example was Race 4 at Randwick, where the $2.40 favourite Toryjoy could only manage third place in a disappointing run.
Sportsbet also had the best tennis special available, offering double winnings up to a $50 bonus bet for Men's singles.
Novak Djokovic fans would've appreciated this top-up on their winnings.
TAB Betting Promotions
The TAB followed suit with their racing promo, offering a $50 bonus bet if your horse ran 2nd or 3rd in races 1-5 in Sydney and Melbourne.
However, the TAB also had an NBA promotion up for grabs for Saturday's games, which was a 5+ leg multi special.
Lose by 1 leg and a $50 bonus bets was available.
This wasn't quite as good as BetEasy's NBA special, but still made some punters' Australia Day.