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Paddy Power pays out to three customers on John Terry’s 26th-minute substitution

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One of the big moments of the final Premier League weekend was John Terry’s 26th-minute substitution in his final league appearance for Chelsea on the weekend. The pre-planned substitution, which happened in the 26th minute to match Terry’s squad number, has seen bookmaker Paddy Power pay out to three punters on the specific time of Terry’s substitution in the match. It has been reported that Paddy Power accepted the wagers on Terry being substituted between 26:00 and 26:59 in Sunday's Premier League clash with Sunderland. Sunderland was aware of the plans, which had all been the idea of John Terry himself. Paddy Power said in a statement to Press Association Sport on Monday: "We replied to a novelty request for odds on John Terry's substitution - one of hundreds on the Chelsea game - and fair play to the three punters who were on at odds of 100-1. Two of the customers won £2,500 and £1,000 respectively while the other was a punter who attended the game and predicted the outcome, making an enquiry with Paddy Power before placing a £25 bet on the phone. The punter, who wished to remain anonymous stated’: "We thought maybe 10-1, 15-1 at most as there was a precedent set (by Drogba's substitution).” While one of the other punters said "I was surprised the odds were that high." Now the FA has set about asking betting companies involved in any payout on John Terry’s substation, for information on bets that they received for it. FA rules on match fixing state: "Fixing is arranging in advance the result or conduct of a match or competition or any event within a match or competition. "Fixing is prohibited and is treated very seriously." There has been no suspicion over John Terry, of Chelsea for the substitution, as it was just a gesture made by them to give their long-standing captain a big send off. There was a precedent for this as Chelsea literally carried Didier Drogba off the pitch in his final game for them, which was actually midway through the first half of a game against Sunderland a couple of years ago. Terry’s 26th-minute substitution was all over social media prior to the game, being forecast by the Chelsea fanzine editor.
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Boylesports punter nails over €40,000 in golf betting

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One punter from Dublin certainly enjoyed their weekend as they landed a huge windfall from bookmaker Boylesports on golf betting. The punter bagged themselves over €40,000 from €15 worth of golf bets. The punter had selected Billy Horschel to win the AT&T Byron Nelson golf tournament and Alvaro Quiros to win The Rocco Forte Open. That’s a tough call to land winners on golf, but this punter, who has wished to stay anonymous, made some savvy selections here, placing a confident €2.50 each way on both golfers at 125/1 and also a €2.50 each-way double bringing the total stake up to €15. The single bets netted a combined €760 and the each-way double resulting in a whopping €41,380 - bringing the customer's total winnings up to €42,140. BoyleSports spokesman Liam Glynn said: “The savvy Dublin customer’s nails are certainly a lot shorter after both golfers had to go to play-offs to win their tournaments at the weekend. "However they can certainly ease the pain of having no nails left as they netted a whopping €42,140 for their €15 bet.” He added: “Hats off to the eagle-eyed customer for picking both golfers to win at such big odds. They certainly have BoyleSports in the bunker on this occasion.” Register an account with online betting site Boylesports and place a bet of £10 or more at odds of EVENS (2.0) or greater, and receive a £20 FREE BET back from them as a welcome bonus!
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Boylesports punter holes €60k win on The Players Championship golf

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Golf is a notoriously tricky market to land big returns from because the fields are so huge. But one punter from Dublin hit bookmaker Boylesports heavily on the weekend, by backing the winner at Sawgrass. The Irish punter, who has stayed anonymous, landed a €60,200 win on a bet with 500/1 odds. The punter had backed Korean golfer Kim Si-woo to win with a massively bold bet of €100 each-way on the 21-year-old to win the tournament at odds of 500/1. So with the stake at €200, which is risky in such a competitive market, came good as Si Woo Kim held off Ian Poulter to land the bettor a whopping €60,200. Liam Glynn, BoyleSports spokesperson said, “Hats off to the Dublin savvy punter who picked Kim Si-woo to win the Players Championship at the massive odds of 500/1.” He added: “The lucky punter certainly knows their golf and no doubt they will be able to afford plenty of four balls at the K Club after netting a whopping €60,200 from their €200 bet. "We can certainly say this time that they got a hole in one over us and a little birdie told us that they are already enjoying spending their winnings.” Register an account with online betting site Boylesports and place a bet of £10 or more at odds of EVENS (2.0) or greater, and receive a £20 FREE BET back from them as a welcome bonus!
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Betfred Cash Drop – free £50 cash bundles up for grabs!

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There is a brilliant offer running at Betfred at the moment as they bookmaker celebrates their 50th year in operation. They are running another Cash Drop, and while this is something that they have done before, they haven’t done it on this scale and they have also added a little twist on top of it as well. Customers don't actually have to lift a finger to potentially land themselves a prize in the new 50th Anniversary Cash Drop at Betfred either. This offer runs through to September 2nd this year so you have plenty of opportunities to land yourself a nice return from this one. At 10 am every Saturday before Saturday 2nd September 2017 Betfred will randomly place 50 x £50 cash bundles into random customers' accounts. However, here is the catch, every hour after 10 am the operator will remove 10 of the £50 cash until they have all either been claimed or removed. This offer is open now and so every Saturday now through September 2nd you could land a cash price. All you have to do is sign into your account, cross those fingers, check your balance and claim your winnings. You can spend your free funds across the entire online range at Betfred, including sports, casino, lotto, virtual, bingo and games! Should you receive a cash price, then you can claim it by either withdrawing some or all of the funds or by placing a bet/playing with the £50 cash. In order to get down as part of the random Cash Drop, you will have to have deposited twice into your Betfred account and staked at least £10 cash on any Betfred web or mobile product in 2017. For every week leading up to 02/09/17 you can get one extra ticket into the draw by staking at least £10 cash across sports or any other Betfred Product. So just to reiterate that, any customer who stakes £10 anywhere on site will also benefit from an additional entry into the Cash Drop Draw, and with the chance to gain an extra draw each time they complete this, you could be playing with nice extra tickets for the final draw on September 2nd giving you even more chances to win! Register an account with online betting site BetFred and take advantage of their great welcome bonus. After signing up place £10 or more on your first Sports bet at odds of Evens (2.0) or greater, and get £30 in free bets credited to your account within 48 hours of your first bet settled.
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Betfred make £40,000 donation to local charity

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Betfred have paid out £40,000 donation to a Local Charity in the south-west to mark the 40th year of snooker at the Crucible. The recent World Championships at the famous venue was sponsored by the bookmaker and at the start of the event, Betfred had pledged to give out £200 for every century made during the 17-day event, to be rounded up to £40,000 if the total hit 80 centuries. The target wasn’t reached and boss Fred Done topped up the sum as promised. The donation was made to Jesse May, who provides hospice at home care for terminally ill children in Bristol, Bath, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and Wiltshire, and she was chosen as World Snooker’s official charity partner for the 2016/17 season. Last year World Snooker Chairman, Barry Hearn, visited Bristol to meet nurses and some of the children cared for by Jessie May. He said: “The players may not have hit 80 centuries, but the snooker on the 40th anniversary of the Crucible has been magical and so that’s why I’ve decided to donate the £40,000 to Jessie May which does an amazing job and is a very worthy cause.” Register an account with online betting site Betfred and celebrate with a nice welcome bonus. Register and when you bet £10 on your first wager on the account, you will get a £30 free bet back as a welcome bonus from them! It’s a great way to get started with the popular bookie.
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Eden Hazard Wembley strike lands punter £20k win

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A punter up on the Borders collected more than £20,000 from a £3 accumulator bet from bookmaker SkyBet over the weekend. Punter Lewis Elliot had bet that both teams would score in both halves of three matches, namely Crawley Town v Carlisle United, Hibernian v Aberdeen and Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur. There were massive 6858/1 odds running on the bet and that led to winnings of £20,577. Both teams scored in both halves of the Aberdeen v Hibs Scottish Cup match. Later, Crawley and Carlisle also scored goals in both halves of their game. Sealing the deal with Sunday’s 75th-minute goal from Eden Hazard in Chelsea's FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham. SkyBet confirmed his betting slip on Twitter, saying "enjoy your winnings". Each week you can claim a free £5 bet with bookmaker SkyBet. This is because they run their great Sky Bet Club which is open to all punters. After opening an account with the bookmaker (where you can claim a free £20 bet bonus) you can go and opt into the Sky Bet Club. There, just make £25 worth of qualifying bets each week before 11.59:59 pm on Sunday evening and you will be credited with a free £5 bet to use! Just stay in the club by making the qualifying bets each week and you can keep collecting the free bets!
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Rangers fan collects £50k from random bet

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It wasn’t a good weekend for Rangers fans as they saw their side lose out to rivals Celtic in the Scottish FA Cup semi-final. However, one Rangers fan had something to smile about after a massive bet landed in his lap. Rangers supporter Alan Thomson had been in a rush on the weekend and picked 15 random teams in just 10 seconds to get his bet down. Luck was on his side though as he picked up a £50,000 payday from the £2.50 bet from 20,000/1 accumulator on 15 English football matches. The bet was placed at Betfred and because the 28-year-old was in a rush, he just skimmed through the coupon and picked random selections out to bet on whether or not there would be an odd or even amount of goals in each of the games. Alan said: “It took me 10 seconds to fill in the coupon. It was the first time I have done this bet. “I didn’t study form, I just went for it and hoped for the best. All I did check was that the matches were all kicking off at 3pm so I wouldn’t be hanging around wondering if I had won.” The £50,000 payout was the biggest so far on Betfred new Odd or Even coupon with customers gambling on the total goals in each match. Alan’s bet got underway with matches at Hull, Burton Albion, Nottingham Forest, Wolves, MK Dons, Oldham, Chesterfield, Shrewsbury, Colchester, Bournemouth, Millwall, Port Vale, Bradford and Forest Green. The last one to come in was Crawley v Carlisle, where Crawley’s Jimmy Smith netted an injury-time equaliser. That was a crucial strike though to take the game to 3-3 and even goals in the match to clinch the bumper payout for the punter. Betfred boss Fred said: “I’m delighted to write this cheque. “It is a life-changing win for the couple and best wishes for their wedding. They are set up for life – thanks to Betfred. “Alan’s team didn’t win on Sunday but you can’t have everything.” Register an account with online betting site BetFred and you can take advantage of their great welcome bonus offer. As a new customer, bet £10 with your first stake on the new account and you get £60 in free bets and casino bonuses. Note that any deposits via Skrill, Ukash, Paysafe and Neteller are excluded.
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Betfair donate £10k to Bradley Lowery Fund

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On Grand National Day, honorary 41st runner Bradley Lowery, the terminally ill five-year-old appeared on the racecard of the most famous race in the country. Bradley, who was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in 2013, is a massive Sunderland fan and on the card he was up to 'run' in the red and white stripes of his beloved team, while, fittingly, being 'trained' by the Black Cats star striker, who Bradley idols, Jermain Defoe. In support of the Bradley Lowery foundation, betting operator Betfair have made a £10,000 donation to his charitable trust and as official betting partners to Sunderland, Betfair extended an open invitation for him and his family to enjoy the finest hospitality in the North East at the Stadium of Light. Spokesman Barry Orr commented today: "Everyone knows that the 40 runner Grand National is a complete lottery but one sure thing today is that Bradley's fight against neuroblastoma, like any of the Grand National winners, will continue unabated regardless of the obstacles in his way" Go and register an account with online betting site Betfair and when you place your first bet of 10 or more with the operator, you will get 3 x £10 in free bets back in return to get started with! Just make the qualifying first bet stake within 30 days of opening your account and only credits with a card or through Paypal will qualify.
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Punter lands £51k accumulator win at Ladbrokes

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There was a staggering accumulator win for a punter in midweek when a punter in his early-twenties from Kent, returned over £51,000 from a £10 15-team accumulator at bookmaker Ladbrokes. This was a monster coupon which covered teams in league action from across England, Scotland, Germany and Spain. In the end it all boiled down to a late goal from Ross County to save the day of the punter. As Atletico Madrid stuck in there to beat Real Sociedad 1-0 there must have been a big temptation to cash out during that game, the last leg of the entire bet. The punter, who is a Blackburn fans said “The Atletico Madrid game was the final leg of the acca and with all of the results already in the bag, I needed them to hold on. “I watched the last 20 minutes or so and resisted the temptation to cash out. It’s fair to say I’m feeling pretty happy today. But despite the win I’m back on site as my boss hasn’t given me the day off. I might buy him a beer later to celebrate though. “I’ve done plenty of longshot football accumulators in the past and I always seem to miss by one team so my luck had to change at some point.” Scottish side Ross County were the team to score the latest goal, securing a dramatic win thanks to a 90th-minute penalty. And as sponsors of the SPFL, Ladbrokes announced that they were sending the winner a signed Staggies shirt as a memento of the win. Full Bet Leicester to beat Sunderland 4/9 Brighton to beat Birmingham 4/7 Wolves to beat Notts Forest 4/5 Person to beat Bristol City 11/1) Ipswich to beat Wigan 7/5 Aston Villa to beat QPR 3/4 Millwall to beat Shrewsbury 21/20 Bolton to beat Southend 2/1 Aberdeen to beat Inverness CT 2/7 Reading to beat Blackburn 5/4 Dortmund to beat Hamburg 2.7 Sheffield Wednesday to beat Rotherham 4/7 Atletic Bilbao to beat Espanyol 1/2 Atlético Madrid to beat Real Sociedad 4/11 Ross County to beat Dundee 20/21 Stake £10: Returns £51728.77 Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “Fortune can often favour the brave when it comes to football accumulators and we take our hat off to one fan who held his nerve to land a serious windfall. We admire his work ethic too, heading straight back to the site the next day and keeping the celebratory beers on ice.”
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Betfred Tote Pool under threat from potential rival set up

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A group of UK racing stakeholders are reportedly getting ready to set up a rival pool-based betting system to the long established Tote, which is owned and operated by Betfred. Racing is looking for new streams of revenue, and this latest move, which is being led by the Jockey Club and Arena Racing Company (ARC), has allegedly gotten the support of 56 of the 60 UK racetracks who are set to commit to the Tote rival venture. Betfred's exclusive pools licence expires in 2018 and the rival venture will look to have its system up and running by then. Former Gala Coral Chairman Neil Goulden is leading the new racing pools project which has also drawn in plenty of high-powered racing stakeholders, according to reports. The people behind the new venture have detailed that it could double pool betting contributions to UK racing. Back in 2011 the UK government sold off the Tote to Betfred for £265 million and UK racing received 50% of the sale. The sale though was highly criticized at the time by high profile racing stakeholders because they argued that it pretty much gave Betfred free reign to dominate trackside racing pools up and down the country. Betfred founder Fred Done hasn’t always had the smoothest of relationships with UK racing as they were stripped of sponsor here for the Cheltenham Gold Cup a couple of years ago because they refused to commit to UK racing’s “authorised betting partner” scheme and he has been vocal in his opposition for racecourse owners funding strategy for the sport.
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