There was a huge betting win for a punter at Sky Bet on Boxing Day as he landed two accumulators, both of which all rested on Arsenal beating West Brom at the Emirates. The punter had played a £3 15-fold which returned £40,519.98, while a £2 13-fold wager (the latter containing all bar two of the same selections), brought him another £9,724.79 to make it the most memorable of Christmases. But the punter had Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud to thank as the Gunners were a selection to win in each bet. West Brom looked as if they were going to hold out to a point in a 0-0 draw at the Emirates as they had kept the Gunners at bay until the 86th minute, but then Giroud netted a late blow to the Baggies, and landed the punter a big win. The 15-fold was made up as follows: Arsenal to beat West Brom - 4/11 Burnley to beat Middlesbrough - 9/5 Chelsea to beat Bournemouth - 2/5 Manchester United to beat Sunderland - 2/9 West Ham to beat Swansea - 21/10 Aston Villa to beat Burton - 4/6 Barnsley to beat Blackburn - 23/20 Huddersfield to beat Nottingham Forest - 8/11 Leeds to beat Preston - 21/10 Reading to beat Norwich - 7/4 Wolves to beat Bristol City - 5/4 Bolton to beat Shrewsbury - 4/9 Sheffield United to beat Oldham - 2/5 Millwall to beat Swindon - 4/6 Rochdale to beat Chesterfield - 4/6 £3 staked at odds of 13,506/1. Winnings: £40,519.98 The Boxing Day fixture list was a bad one for the bookmakers with so many favourites winning their games and the two acca payouts weren’t the only big ones that Sky Bet had to dig into their pockets for, as another customer won £24,042.29 from a £10 stake on an eight-fold. All eight selections were odds-against shots. They were as follows: Burnley to beat Middlesbrough - 19/10 Everton to beat Leicester - 17/10 West Ham to beat Swansea - 19/10 Barnsley to beat Blackburn - 6/5 Fulham to beat Ipswich - 5/4 Reading to beat Norwich - 21/10 Rotherham to beat Wigan - 2/1 Wolves to beat Bristol City - 13/10 £10 staked at odds of 2,403/1. Winnings £24,042.29 Sky Bet spokesman Sandro Di Michele said: "All I can say is well done to these punters. "I hope they enjoy the Christmas holidays and New Year with their winnings." Register an account with online betting site Sky Bet and earn yourself a free £5 bet each and every week. When you sign up you can take advantage of their £20 free bet welcome offer and then you can opt in to their Sky Bet Club. Just make £25 worth of qualifying stakes in their sportsbook each week (evens or greater) and in return you will take a free £5 bet bonus back! A promotional week runs from Monday through Sunday and the free bets will be handed out on Monday. Stay in the club by making the qualifying bets each week and keep on collecting those free bets!
27th December 2016 / - Category: Bookmaker News