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Ladbrokes Cheltenham Festival Special: Non Runner Money Back!

Cheltenham is just around the corner and beside the general welcome offer, Ladbrokes have few more offers to run during the festival. But most interessting for new customers is the NRMB on ALL Cheltenham Races promo. Been burned before after your horse was withdrawn at the last minute? Well ahead of the 2018 Cheltenham Festival, Ladbrokes have got you covered! Ladbrokes are going Non-Runner Money Back on ALL Cheltenham Festival races.* (All single bets excluding Forecast, Tricast and Tote Dividend.) *18+ UK&IRE only. Promo period untill race off 2018 Cheltenham Festival. Cetain deposit methods excluded. Single Bet on Cheltenhams Festival race Forecast, Tricast and Tote Dividend=stake refunded if horse withdrawn. T&Cs apply. The offer applies to all bets placed on any Cheltenham Festival race 2018 until race-off. So Saddle up! See full T&Cs and details directly at Ladbrokes' website. 18+ Please gamble responsibly. Landbrokes Terms an Conditions BEFORE CLAIMING THIS SPORTS PROMOTION IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU READ THESE PROMOTIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY AS THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE TERMS ON WHICH THIS PROMOTION CAN BE CLAIMED. YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO AGREE TO THESE PROMOTIONAL TERMS & CONDITIONS WHEN CLAIMING THIS SPORTS PROMOTION. IN PARTICULAR, PLEASE FAMILIARISE YOURSELF WITH THE RESTRICTIONS SUMMARISED BELOW. PROMOTIONAL PERIOD 1. This Sports Promotion is available from 08:00 on Wednesday 28th February until race off of each race of the 2018 Cheltenham Festival. If we decide to withdraw this Sports Promotion, this will not impact any Qualifying Bets you have placed during the Promotional Period before such withdrawal. WHO QUALIFIES FOR THIS SPORTS PROMOTION 2.This Sports Promotion is not available to customers who open new accounts depositing funds with PayPal Moneybookers, Paysafe, Neteller or Skrill. 3. This Sports Promotion is open to new (excluded deposit methods listed in term 2) and existing Online, Mobile & Telephone real money customers aged 18 years or over betting in either £/€ currency whose betting accounts are registered in the UK & Republic of Ireland that are eligible to receive sports promotions from us. 4. Customers whose accounts are closed before the date all required Qualifying Bet(s) are settled will not qualify for this Sports Promotion. 5. Employees of the Promoter, any advertising agency or web company connected with the promoter or any such person's agents or members of their families or households, are not eligible to participate in this Sports Promotion. The Promoter reserves the right to verify the eligibility of all participants. HOW TO CLAIM THIS SPORTS PROMOTION 6. To claim this Sports Promotion, place a Single Bet on any of the races at the Cheltenham Festival and if your horse is withdrawn prior to the start of the race your stake will be refunded. 7. The offer applies to all bets placed on any Cheltenham Festival race from 08:00 Wednesday 28th February. Bets placed before this date will be settled at Ante-Post rules apart from the 5 Championship races which are Non Runner Money Back from Monday 5th February. 8. A bet will not be considered a Qualifying Bet if the bet: a. Is placed after the race off. b. Is a multiple bet or placed on Forecasts, Tricasts or Tote Dividend. IMPORTANT TERMS 9. Promoter: LC International Limited. 10. We reserve the right to change or end any Sports Promotion, if required for legal and/or regulatory reasons. 11. If you have made one or more Qualifying Bets in relation to this Sports Promotion and your betting levels are subsequently restricted by us, we will make sure that this will not materially affect your ability to satisfy the conditions to qualify for this Sports Promotion (if applicable) or to fully benefit from the free bets available. See full T&Cs and details directly at Ladbrokes' website. 18+ Please gamble responsibly.
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Ladbrokes Edit My Acca Feature – Control active bets!

There is a feature at online betting site Ladbrokes that is perhaps easy to overlook, but it is a feature that is going to offer quite a bit of important control. At the best of times, accumulators can be tricky beasts to handle but the feature makes things a little easier to tame and take control of. This is the Ladbrokes Edit My Acca feature which gives you a chance to go back and change your mind over the sections in an accumulator bet that you have already placed.

The Purpose of Edit My Acca

Just imagine you have built say a sixfold wager and suddenly you are thinking that perhaps one of those selections wasn’t all that wise of a choice. Or perhaps with the bet active one of the legs are losing. The entire bet would go down if just that one leg was to go on and lose. But instead of waiting around for the bet to lose, you can take action if you can see things are not quite going to plan. With the Ladbrokes Edit My Acca feature you have the ability to cut that selection which looks as if it is well on its way to losing, from your overall bet!

Edit active bets!

With the Edit My Acca feature you get the opportunity to go in and exclude selections AFTER you have placed your bet and even AFTER the selected events have gotten underway. So this is basically the chance to revise your bet, to fine tune it to increase your chances of winning. Naturally, if you are chopping a selection or two out of an accumulator it is going to have a substantial effect on your potential return amount. Once you have amended your accumulator through the feature, you will be shown the new revised potential return without the selections that you have decided to chop.

How to use it

You can go to the My Accas section where you will see your current accumulator bets. You can just hit the Edit My Acca button there on a bet and then you will be able to cancel out any legs of the bet that you want to by deleting them. Then just a quick confirmation of your editing and you will be done. You will then see you newly amended accumulator on your My Acca page. When you edit an accumulator the amount that you get from settling the first bet, which is essentially what happens when you edit it, will be used as the new stake for the new bet based on the remaining selections in your amended accumulator bet. Again, you will be able to see the new potential return amount. The feature gives you plenty of control and flexibility over your accumulator wagers.

Donald Trump out to 7/4 to be impeached

It is not news that US Democrats will want to hear, but the odds have been drifting at Ladbrokes that Donald Trump leaves office during his first term via impeachment or resignation. There is a 7/4 option* (betting odds taken at 10:30 p.m. on February 23rd, 2018) on that happening now with the operator. The Donald is at 1/2* (betting odds taken at 10:30 p.m. on February 23rd, 2018) to see out the full term of tenure, but it is also odds-on that he won’t get reelected when the voters next go to the poll in 2020. Oprah Winfrey remains a 20/1* (betting odds taken at 10:30 p.m. on February 23rd, 2018) chance to become the next POTUS following Trump’s latest tweets about her. Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “As time goes on it’s starting to look more and more likely that Trump will weather every storm and tragedy that comes his way, and won’t leave office via impeachment or resignation during his first term.”

Donald Trump specials odds*

NOT to be re-elected as president in 2020 – 2/5 To Serve Full 1st Term – 1/2 To Leave Office Via Impeachment Or Resignation Before End 1st Term – 7/4

2020 Election Winner Odds*

Donald Trump – 2/1 Elizabeth Warren – 12/1 Kamala Harris – 12/1 Bernie Sanders – 16/1 Mike Pence – 16/1 Joe Biden – 20/1 Oprah Winfrey – 20/1 25/1 bar * (betting odds taken at 10:30 p.m. on February 23rd, 2018)

Ladbrokes punter turns 50p into £61,482 win

There was a stunning bet landed on Tuesday, February 21st as a customer at Ladbrokes had a night to remember and then some really. They managed to turn out a fair old profit after a piece of betting magic which saw them turn 50p into a whopping £61,482. The predictions in the massive 17-fold bet were on the outcomes of matches from across Europe on the night. It was as bold of a bet as you are ever likely to see and it wasn’t without some incredible scenes to make it happen as well. Six of the games in the bet actually, needed goals in the final ten minutes to turn them into winning selections. Such a the battle between Crewe and Exeter in League Two, with Crewe taking a 1-0 lead just two minutes from time, before the Grecians somehow grabbed a 92nd-minute equaliser from Jordan Moore-Taylor before Jayden Stockley headed home a winner in the fifth minute of added time! Aldershot needed a goal in stoppage time to get past Bromley to make sure that Both Teams To Score happened and within the seventeen selections, seven of them were BTTS options. As if that wasn’t enough, there were two cheeky match draw selections in there as well, the most obscure being an U19 duel between Man City and Inter Milan. Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “The amount this punter has won is simply staggering, but the sheer luck involved in this acca is the real story here… three injury-time goals from around the grounds have made this the best bet we’ve seen – and probably will see – all year.” Aston Villa v Preston BTTS Brentford v Birmingham - Brentford to win Barnsley v Burton - BTTS Middlesbrough v Hull - Boro to win Millwall v Sheffield Wednesday - BTTS Sheff Utd v QPR - Sheff Utd to win Bolton v Sunderland - Bolton to win Notts Forest v Reading - BTTS Fleetwood v Gillingham - BTTS Cambridge v Notts County - Cambridge to win Barnet v Carlisle - BTTS Crewe v Exeter - Exeter to win Aldershot v Bromley - BTTS Barrow v Gateshead - Draw Bayern Munich v Besiktas - Bayern Munich to win Man City U19 v Inter Milan U19 - Draw

Ladbrokes continues sponsorship support of SPFL

Ladbrokes have decided to stick around as supporters of the Scottish Professional Football League for a little bit longer.  They have opted to extend their sponsorship to 2020, and that will inject more cash into the Scottish football division. The deal between the two parties is reported to be around the £5 million mark, and the operator has stated that they will be upping the level of the investment across the Scottish league. The deal was initially signed in 2015 and at the time, the £4 million deal was the most lucrative in the history of Scottish Football. That initial deal was extended by one year last summer by Ladbrokes. Even though Ladbrokes and Coral have merged, for sponsorship, things will continue to be known as the Ladbrokes SPFL. It was only just back in 2013 that the SPFL went under some re-branding with the goal to revitalising the support of the tiers. It has clearly worked and this latest bumper deal is a testament to the work that has been done.

White Christmas odds cut as snowfall hits the UK

Novelty Betting & Other Events Betting
It is hard not to have avoided the snowfall across the UK on the weekend and that snow bomb has seen the chances of there being a White Christmas trimmed down to 5/6 odds at Ladbrokes. A Ladbrokes spokesman, Alex Apati said "The snow is falling thick and fast and plenty will fancy it to stick around for the rest of the year, so we've been left with no option but to slash odds of exactly that happening.” The operator has cut the odds of the UK seeing snow somewhere (anywhere) each day in the run up to Christmas and those odds have been slashed from 100/1 down to 50/1. The definition of a White Christmas us just seeing a snowflake, a single snowflake fall on a designated place in a city. That has happened 38 times in the last 54 years, however, when it comes to there being a proper full on covering of snow over the ground, that has only happened four times in the last 51 years. Ladbrokes also have a market available allowing punters to back options of which airports will see snow on Christmas Day. Aberdeen 7/4 Edinburgh 2/1 Glasgow 2/1 Newcastle 5/2 Leeds-Bradford 3/1 Manchester 3/1 Belfast 7/2 Birmingham 4/1 Bristol 4/1 Cardiff 4/1 Dublin 4/1 Liverpool 4/1 London Heathrow 4/1 Betfair are watching the snowfall up and down the country closely and announced that the odds are bound to fall further if the freezing weather continues its march across the UK. Betfair spokeswoman Katie Baylis said: “With widespread snow across the country today and some of the coldest weather we’ve seen this year, the question on everyone’s lips is will we see the same come Christmas Day. “A couple of weeks from the 25th and we have Dundee and Glasgow at 15/8 and 2/1 for a White Christmas, with Manchester at 9/4 and London now at 5/2 for snow on the big day. “We are monitoring those long-range forecasts very closely and if this icy weather sticks around then those odds are sure to shorten dramatically.”

Betfair White Christmas Odds

Dundee 15/8 Glasgow 2/1 Manchester 9/4 London 5/2 Belfast 5/1 Birmingham 5/1 Cardiff 6/1  

Betfair Chase 2017 Betting Preview & Tips

Horse Racing Betting
Will there be a big sentimental occasion playing itself out in the Betfair Chase on Saturday at Haydock? Grade 1 legend Cue Card is bidding for his fourth title to emulate the success that the great Kauto Star had in the Merseyside showdown. Can Cue Card really roll back the years and hold off the challenges of a strong field, even though Gold Cup winner Sizing John isn’t around? Cue Card is now eleven years old and punters have still been backing him to pull off another success despite having completed just two of his last three races. He was up against Bristol de Mai at the Charlie Hall Chase at Weatherby recently and took a fall there. The Haydock track is expected to be a little heavier this time around as well and that won’t work in his favour. With Sizing John then having been pulled from the feature race because of workload and conditions, it is Bristol de Mai who is heading up the field as the 11/8 favourite. He was the winner of that Charlie Hall Chase and he looks to be the one to beat on the weekend. This is still a step up in class for him though.

£1 Million Treble

This is the first leg of a challenge to bring home a £1 million prize. If any horse can go out this season and win the Betfair Chase, the King George and the Cheltenham Gold Cup there is a million pound prize waiting for them. However, that, of course, is going to be a hugely difficult task for anyone to pull off. That’s a lot of pressure to handle and to get over the different challenges that each of the races will bring on their day. It’s unlikely that anyone would get the job done. Even less so if Cue Card wins this one on Saturday. Cue Card had been 5/1 last week but was drawn into a price of 10/3 with Ladbrokes as the week went on.

Betfair Champion Chase Odds

Bristol De Mai 6/4, Cue Card 7/4, Outlander 5/1, Tea For Two 10/1, Traffic Fluide 28/1, Shantou Flyer 66/1. Bristol De Mai's success at Wetherby at the start of November saw him home by a length and a half over Blaklion in similar conditions to what the runners will be facing on Saturday. Trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies has talked up Bristol de Mai chances because of the conditions and he should be the one to excel if the going gets heavy and this turns into a slog. He has course history as well because Bristol De Mai have won twice before at Haydock. The classy Sizing John is out then after Jessica Harrington has been worried that he had just done too much over the season in having collected the Irish Gold Cup, the Cheltenham Gold Cup and the Punchestown Gold Cup last year. The softer conditions wouldn’t have been in his favour either so it was expected that he may get pulled at final declarations and that leaves just the six runners in the field. The best outsider shot is the aptly named Outlander who is fit enough to battle his way into the picture. He produced a great fight back to get a win on the board at Down Royal in his last run. He is not the most consistent of runners but he has Jack Kennedy in the saddle who ran him to two wins in three rides last season and he is a multiple Grade 1 winner. Coming out of the Gordon Elliott yard, he is a battler in a good reduced field that could well get up there enough to make a run at the title. The Betfair Chase will be going over a slightly altered course this year as a little additional length has been added (about a furlong). The adjustment has been made to give the stairs more of a chance ahead of the first bend to get themselves settled in. The final fence will be in action three times this year. Betting Tip: Cue Card is ageing, has fallen a couple of times recently and has a new jocking in Harry Cobden. It would be epic, eye-watering day if he pulled it off for his fourth win in the Betfair Chase. More likely is that Bristol de Mai is going to handle the conditions far better than he is going to and the money is better on him. Outlander makes a decent charge for the race as well and is value is 5/2 at Ladbrokes in the without Bristol De Mai market for the big race.

How can I request my own bet from bookmakers?

Bookmaker News
Bookmakers have started to put a fair bit of control into the hands of punters thanks to online betting opportunities. No longer do punters just have to go and settle for what is on offer in a sportsbook with a bookmaker, instead, now, punters are able to go and create a bet of their own liking and then simply go and ask for that wager to be priced up. It is nice to be able to go and call the shots to some degree if you think you can strike it rich. This increasingly popular new feature of being able to request a bet is allowing punters to get as creative as they like for their online betting. The ability to create a bet is largely focused on football matches and from stats involved in them such as the number of corners, both teams to score and how many assists a named player in a match will make. You can throw things like this together, and as many as you want, into a single bet.

How to request a bet

The one thing that all of the different request a bet features across different bookmakers have in common is that you will have to go and hit up Twitter to request a price. Each bookmaker is naturally running a different hashtag for their request a bet feature so all that you would do is look for the specific hashtag and which handle to Tweet it to and just send it off. Generally what happens is that the bookmaker will then reply to your Tweet along with a link where you can go directly and place the bet.

Coral #YourCall

Coral are one of the purveyors of this and their version is called #Yourcall. On all Premier League, Championship, Champions League, La Liga and Serie A matches you can create a bet from the following markets: Match result, Both Teams To Score, Total Match Goals, Total Match Corners and Total Match Booking Points, plus you have the options based on named players in the match as well, such as shots, tackles, assists and a player to be carded. Coral also offer the feature on NBA Basketball matches including Money Line, Total Points, assists, rebounds, 3-point goals, blocked shots and steals.

Ladbrokes #GetAPrice

Ladbrokes also run a version of being able to request a bet. So there you can combine your own Match and Play Stats markets. You can pick your bet from a from a whole host of stats like assists, passes, shots, shots on target and tackles, or any combination. The Ladbrokes #GetAprice is available every week on all Premier League, Championship, La Liga, Serie A and Champions League matches. Basically, if you can’t find a market that you want, you can ask Ladbrokes to create it for you.

Paddy Power #AskPaddyPower

If you can think of a market that Paddy Power haven’t listed on their site then you can go and ask them to price it up for you. With Paddy Power whatever you can think up pretty much flies as they state that they will offer you up a price on virtually anything. So even if you think you have a crazy old creation going on, the chances are that Paddy Power will take a look at it and offer you something. Just Tweet them and find out!

William Hill #YourOdds

William Hill are another of the major online bookmakers to offer punters the chance to request a price on a wager of your creation. Again you can simply go and ask the bookmaker to price something up for you. There is a list of sports that William Hill have listed that will be covered by the #YourOdds feature, such as football and horse racing, but even if you are thinking outside of the list then there really is no harm in just asking anyway.

Back Bets Created By Others

What you will notice at bookmakers, such as at William Hill there are even dedicated sections for the special markets that punters have created already. So if you are lacking the time to go and create one of your own then you browse through other bets that have already been requested by and matched for punters and just strike a bet as you would on a regular sports betting market and make the most of those!

Ronald Koeman 4/7 favourite in Next Manager to go Betting

Next Manager Betting & Transfers
Everton’s season failed to get any better over the weekend as they suffered a 1-0 home defeat at Goodison Park against Burnley. That was another dismal outing from the Toffees this season and now boss Ronald Koeman is the shortest priced option at 4/7 in the Ladbrokes Next Premier League Manager to go market. Koeman has received the dreaded vote of confidence from owner Farhad Moshiri and that probably means that he will be out of a job soon. The defeat against Burnley came after a home 2-2 draw against Apollon Limassol in the Europa League last Thursday, so now they are back in the dumps again. The early talk of a replacement has seen former Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini as the 2/1 favourite at Ladbrokes to be the Next Everton Manager. He has tumbled a long way from 10/1 to 2/1 as the most likely man to take over while Frank de Boer, who had that ill fated short stint at Crystal Palace this season, is a 4/1 punt to take over the Merseyside hot seat. Ronald Koeman is a 5/1 option to move from Southampton up to Merseyside to take over while the club getting David Moyes back is a 6/1 shot. A Ladbrokes spokesperson said: “The names at the head of the betting indicate this is a sought-after post and following a sustained run of money, Pellegrini is the latest favourite for the Goodison hotseat.” With the odds on Koeman tumbling now, the only one who will be feeling a bit better about that is West Ham boss Slaven Bilic who has been under some pressure. He is now out on the drift at 11/2 after the Irons took a victory over Swansea a well on the week. Ladbrokes spokesperson Jessica Bridge said: “As far as punters are concerned it’s a case of when and not if Koeman’s given his marching orders.”

Premier League sack race Odds

Ronald Koeman 4/7 Slaven Bilic 11/2 Craig Shakespeare 8/1 Roy Hodgson 12/1 Paul Clement 16/1

WTA China Open Winner Odds & Preview

Tennis Betting
There is another big step on the Road to Singapore and the WTA Finals this week as the WTA China Open is contested in Beijing. There is a big competitive field out, but sadly British interest was ended early as Johanna Konta lost in the first round against Monica Niculescu. Well, she didn’t lose, she was dismantled by the Romanian who landed her first-ever win over a top 10 player. There were some surprise results around in Wuhan last week with scrappy French youngster Caroline Garcia taking the teht title. It means that the race to end the year as World No 1 is wide open. Garbine Muguruza leads the way still (but retired from her first round match in this tournament against Barbora Strycova), but now Simona Halep, Elina Svitolina and Karolina Pliskova are all within sight. So this is another big competitive tournament and the usual suspects are at the head of the market, starting with joint favourites Pliskova and Svitolina who are 8/1 at Ladbrokes to go on and claim the title this week. Along with the race for number one spot, there are two places left for the Singapore WTA Finals this season. Starting this week in seventh is Jelena Ostapenko, the French Open champion getting a great win over Muguruza in the quarter finals of Wuhan. So there is a lot going on in this one and a good look at the draw is going to be all important and the bottom half of the draw is the one where things are a little bit tougher. That's because Simona Halep, Jelena Ostapenko, Karolina Pliskova and Maria Sharapova are all squished into it. So there's going to be an epic battle for someone to reach the final from there. It leaves things a little wider open perhaps in the top half which suits Svitolina. Karolina Pliskova 8/1, Petra Kvitova 8/1, Elina Svitolina 8/1, Caroline Wozniacki 13/2, Maria Sharapova 10/1, Simona Halep 10/1, Elena Ostapenko 16/1, Ashleigh Barty 18/1, Coco Vandeweghe 18/1, bar 20/1

Karolina Pliskova

Was stopped in the quarter finals of Wuhan last week by Ashleigh Barty and never looked really that comfortable or threatening in the tournament before that. Not carrying the greatest of form anymore since her run to the quarters at the US Open. She hasn’t looked close to getting a title on the board since then. Last year she got to the round of sixteen in Beijing where she was stopped by Johanna Konta. Hasn’t quite been at her best and in a tough quarter, maybe worth a miss.

Petra Kvitova

A risky one as Kvitova could be on for a showdown as early as the round of sixteen against Caroline Wozniacki who has been in decent form lately. That’s tough match to get through and Coco Vandeweghe could be waiting in the quarters. Not the easiest of sections for Kvitova and aside from a decent crack at the US Open hasn’t really been in the mix for a title lately.

Elina Svitolina

Svitolina won in Toronto at the Rogers Cup recently but followed that up with some disappointing runs in Cincinnati and the US Open. Skipped on Wuhan so should be fresh to make a run in this one. She has a decent draw ahead of her as well. Wuhan winner Caroline Garcia is in there but Garcia’s win last week probably took an emotional toll and Svitolina would be favoured. She has a nice draw in front of her and really should be a lock for the semi finals.

Caroline Wozniacki

The Dane has been in great form lately but surprisingly slipped last week in the second round of Wuhan against Maria Sakkari who made that surprising run to the semi finals. That will have been a dent in Wozniacki's recent form, but she has, by and large, looked positive down the back stretch of the season. She could have that clash with Kvitova early but should be competitive in the top section of the first half.

Maria Sharapova

The Russian is just going to be a dangerous floater in the draw, but she is squashed down in the really competitive bottom half of the draw and there would be a really tough path ahead. What’s interesting is that she could meet Halep in the round of sixteen, a rematch from the US Open first round which Sharapova won. Still not back 100% match sharp and on point tactically and worth a pass.

Simona Halep

One of the contenders for the world number one spot at the end of the year, so you would imagine that she would be up for this challenge. Unfortunately for the Romanian, her form is not going to give anyone confidence. Following her loss in the final of Cincinnati, she has made a first round exit at the US Open and in Wuhan last week. The pressure looks to be getting to her again and a potential early clash with Sharapova isn’t going to be easy and that will be on her mind as a distraction.

Elena Ostapenko

The youngster, who won the French Open this season is going to be worth a flutter. She is carrying a bit more form than those around her and at 16/1 with Ladbrokes has to be value. She got to the semi finals last week in Wuhan beating Garbine Muguruza along the way and she is on the outskirts of making it into the WTA Finals so needs to keep some momentum going. There is a decent enough draw for her here with only Pliskova potentially stopping her from getting another semi final berth this week.


Ostapenko who has a bit of momentum behind her as well as a comfortable draw, looks a decent wager this week in Wuhan. So too does the fresh legs of Elina Svitolina who like Ostapenko has a comfortable looking draw in the less congested top half of the tournament looks some decent value to back this week.