Analyst: Alex Christodoulou
Feb 05, 2019 10:28 AM
Patriots come through for punters
Another solid weekend of betting for Aussie punters, with the races on Saturday treating them kindly.
The betting promotions from Ladbrokes and BetEasy were the top performers.
Not only did punters succeed at the races, but also in the Super Bowl, where the New England Patriots put on a defensive masterclass in their 13-3 victory.
Bookie Promos: How punters fared last weekend
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Neds Betting Promotions
Neds' leading betting promotion over the weekend was a bonus bet return of up to $50 at both Caulfield and Rosehill.
If your horse ran a place in races 1-4 at either track, your stake was returned as a bonus.
This would've come in handy in race 4 at Caulfield, where the hot favourite Prince Ziggy ran second.
Neds' Super Bowl special turned out to be a bit of a dud though.
It was a bonus bet return if your team scored the first touchdown but went on to lose the game.
In the lowest scoring Super Bowl ever, only one touchdown was scored, by the eventual winners New England.
If you like the sound of this promos, sign up to Neds here.
Ladbrokes Betting Promotions
Once again Ladbrokes proved the best bookie from a promos perspective.
Their NFL special was a ripper, with Ladbrokes laying the favourites and offering a juicy $2.50 for the Pats to win.
It was always a risky move offering this price for the proven winning combo of Tom Brady and Bill Belichick. And punters cashed in on this risk.
Ladbrokes' racing promo was another winner.
This bookie paid you out as a winner if your win bet finished 1st or 2nd in race 1 at Caulfield.
With the two top horses both solid in the betting, punters would've started their Saturday on a winning note.
To take advantage of offers like this, create an account with Ladbrokes here.
Pointsbet Betting Promotions
Pointsbet had the same racing special as Neds this weekend
It was a $50 bonus bet return if your horse ran 2nd or 3rd in races 1-4 in both Sydney and Melbourne on Saturday.
And like with Neds this offer meant the difference between getting your stake back and doing your dough.
Race 4 at Rosehill proved this, where the well-backed fav Ljungberg couldn't get the job done, only managing 3rd.
Punters just missed out with Pointsbet's NFL promo.
The enhanced odds of $4 for the Pats to win and Brady to win the MVP just fell short, with wide receiver Julian Edelman claiming the MVP prize.
If promotions like this strike your fancy, sign up with Pointsbet here.
BetEasy Betting Promotions
BetEasy customers had a happy time of it, with wins in the Super Bowl as well as Saturday's racing.
On the track, BetEasy's special extended to races 1-5 at both major metropolitan racecourses.
The $45 rewards points return for running a place was sure to see plenty of punters cutting their losses.
The NFL betting promotion was also a standout, where double winnings were offered as a bonus bet.
Therefore, if you put your money behind Brady and the Patriots, there was a bit extra in your accounts.
To enjoy these features with BetEasy, sign up here.
Sportsbet Betting Promotions
This week, Sportsbet's bonus bet return for a fixed odds win bet running 2nd or 3rd was available in races 1-5 at Rosehill and Caulfield on Saturday.
Once again, this was a solid promo.
The favourites were either winning or filling out the top three in what was a good betting day for punters.
TAB Betting Promotions
The TAB followed suit with their racing promo.
They offered a $50 bonus bet if your fixed odds win bet ran 2nd or 3rd in races 1-5 in Sydney and Melbourne.
Punters would've done better with this special than with the TAB's NFL offer.
It was a bonus bet return if your team lead at half time, but went on to lose the match.
As the Patriots led at half time and won the match, this offer didn't prove that special.