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Punter misses out on £1m Royal Ascot payout with Ladbrokes

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It has been a really good Ascot Festival and for one punter from Dunstable, Bedfordshire it could have been even better. The horse racing fan had placed a seven-fold acca and with their final prediction not delivering, they missed out on a staggering £1m payout from Ladbrokes. The punter had played a £40 stake (a 5 each way acca and a Super Heinz) and with the first six predictions in the bet all coming to the good, it left the mammoth payout all resting on the shoulders of Bound for Nowhere an 8/1 shot in the Commonwealth Cup. The horse, however, came fourth behind winner and race favourite Caravaggio. So no payout and only dreams of what could have been, left. The bet in full: Lady Aurelia 7-2 Barney Roy 5-2 Qemah 5-2 Highland Reel 11-4 Coronet 7-1 Big Orange 8-1 Bound For Nowhere 8-1 Register an account with online betting site Ladbrokes and earn a free £50 bet as a welcome bonus from them. Just follow our links to get signed up and then after making your initial deposit, place your first stake on the new account and the bookmaker will match the value of it up to the maximum value of a £50 free bet. Just register using the promo code F50 and there is a limit of one free bet per customer. Ladbrokes run 5-team (or bigger) accumulator insurance as well on selected matches on the Match Betting Market where you will get MONEY BACK as a free bet up to £25 if one team lets you down.
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Betfred become new shirt sponsors of Bolton

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Betfred has teamed up with Bolton Wanderers to expand their presence in UK football. The independent bookmaker Betfred has signed a shirt deal with the club, which will see their logo adorn the front of the team’s shirts for the next two Championship seasons. On top of the shirt deal, bookmaker Betfred also gets to enjoy the additional perks of branding opportunities at the club’s Macron Stadium. This isn’t the first dealings between the two clubs as Betfred has served as Bolton’s official betting partner before. Betfred founder Fred Done said his firm had “enjoyed a great relationship” with the squad and thus the team was front and center in One's mind when he decided “to get more involved in football.” No details of the actual deal have been made public, but Betfred take over from the previous shirt sponsors Spin and Win, and it is allegedly worth “significantly more” than that previous deal. Along with that, Betfred has introduced a new TradeFred online forex trading platform, which was announced as BWFC’s new Official Financial Trading Partner this week. TradeFred is a partnership between Betfred and the Vanuatu-registered MagicPath Capital Ltd, which announced TradeFred’s official debut this week. Betfred’s role in the business is actually as the provider of the technology while MagicPath are the listed owners. Fred Done said he would “never miss a trading opportunity” and promised that TradeFred customers would “enjoy a trading platform that always executes.” They are not running with a licence for trading in the UK, only in Vanuatu at the moment. There are plans to seek European licenses and seek the approval of the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to open up TradeFred’s services to UK traders.
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Paddy Power pays out on Conor McGregor v Floyd Mayweather Jr fight happening

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Paddy Power has paid out on the Conor McGregor v Floyd Mayweather Jr boxing bout taking place. There has been growing speculation in the press that an official announcement is about to be made and the bookmaker decided to jump the gun and just pay out. They pulled the plug on the market this week after cutting the odds on the somewhat controversial fight to happen to 1/100 which came about after reports surfaced that a venue had already been booked for the super fight (probably Las Vegas) between Mayweather, one of boxing’s legends and UFC fighter McGregor. The payout will cost Paddy Power €1,500, with the biggest individual winner collecting €382 having placed €200 on the box office clash happening at 10/11 back in January. Asked about the payout on the super fight spokesperson Paddy Power, said: “This saga has seen more changes than McGregor’s outfits but it now looks a done deal and we’ve decided to throw in the towel. “The fight looks set to be the biggest in history and might even eclipse both men’s egos.”

Floyd Mayweather Jr v Conor McGregor Betting Odds

1/10 Floyd Mayweather 33/1 Draw 6/1 Conor McGregor Mayweather is the overwhelming 1/10 favourite with Paddy Power to win the bout with McGregor available at 6/1 to hand the boxing legend his first ever defeat. Register an account with online betting site Paddy Power and earn up to £30 worth of free bets from them as a welcome bonus.
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Punter lands £21,052 16-fold epic Acca at Ladbrokes

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What a way to spend a Saturday night. There was a host of Word Cup qualifiers for Russia 2018 being played on Saturday with likes of Northern Ireland, Germany, England, Scotland and Poland all in action. One punter at Ladbrokes used the World Cup 2018 Qualifiers as the building blocks for an epic 16-fold football acca. The incredible acca turned £5 into a cool £21,052 for the lucky punter and it was a win which didn’t come drama-free. A couple of the selections, Denmark and Slovenia won their games comfortably enough, but England needed a 92nd-minute equaliser against Scotland and Stuart Dallas netted a winner for Northern Ireland in their tussle with Azerbaijan in Baku in the 92 minute as well. So those late goals kept the bet alive and then some Spanish domestic selections kept the punter’s dream alive with wins before the next round of international games kicked off. Germany, Slovakia, Montenegro and Poland all did their bit with relative ease, while the Draw on Norway v Czech Republic proved a safe selection. So the punter needed Brazilian sides Palmeiras and Internacional both to win to round out the bet. Palmeiras had taken the lead in their game, but were pegged back to 1-1 before finding a winner. Then Internacional were involved in a goal fest and they were 3-2 up with just five minutes left on the clock which would have had the punter sweating. But they managed to find a late fourth to secure the huge windfall. Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “Predicting the results of 16 games during the close season makes this one of the most remarkable bets we’ve paid out all year.” “Our punter’s heart must have very much been in their mouth when Leigh Griffiths gave Scotland the lead in the 90th minute. But Captain Kane was there to save the day for England and this customer, who still must be pinching themselves!” Register an account with online betting site Ladbrokes and earn a free £50 bet as a welcome bonus from them. Just follow our links to get signed up and then after making your initial deposit, place your first stake on the new account and the bookmaker will match the value of it up to the maximum value of a £50 free bet. Just register using the promo code F50 and there is a limit of one free bet per customer. Ladbrokes run 5-team (or bigger) accumulator insurance as well on selected matches on the Match Betting Market where you will get MONEY BACK as a free bet up to £25 if one team lets you down.
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Sky Bet enter deal with Yorkshire County Cricket Club

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Bookmaker Sky Bet have teamed up with Yorkshire County Cricket Club as their official betting and gaming partner. The deal was announced this week and will be for an initial three-year period. For Sky Bet, this will give them the chance to promote their wide range of online and mobile betting services by engaging the club’s support. They will also get branding benefits, digital advertising, match tickets and hospitality as part of their assets suite in the deal. Andy Dawson, Yorkshire Cricket Club’s commercial director, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Sky Betting & Gaming to our portfolio of official partners. “Sky Bet is one of the UK’s largest and most well-respected betting and gaming companies and their ability to innovate and push boundaries are important values we share. “They are committed in helping us add to the matchday experience, whether watching at Headingley or following via other digital platforms. Richard Flint, Sky Bet’s chief executive added: “Yorkshire has been our home ever since we were founded back in 2001 so we are thrilled to be backing our local team. “It is an exciting time to get involved and we are looking forward to being part of Yorkshire’s continued success on and off the pitch.” 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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Boylesports punter lands €11k from a tiny stake

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There’s not a great deal that you can do with €1.50, but one punter from Meath managed to turn that tiny sum into a €11k windfall on the weekend by betting on the Lotto numbers. This cash fortune came from Saturday’s Lotto Plus 2 draw. The wager was placed with Boylesports and it was just a €1.50 stake consisting of the numbers 3, 9, 25 and 28. Aoife Heffron, Spokeswoman for Boylesports said: “This is Boylesports’ fourth large Lotto payout in four days. "The recent €11,251.50 won in County Meath on Saturday’s Lotto Plus 2 draw has brought the tally up to over €50,750 winnings from numbers betting just this week. “With our customers on a lucky Lotto streak, make sure you don’t miss out on potentially large winnings from tiny stakes like the €11,251.50 won by this lucky Meath punter from just €1.50!” 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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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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