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Request a bet – how to make your own bet at the bookies

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Bookmakers have started to put a fair bit of control into the hands of punters thanks to online betting opportunities where you can create your own bet. No longer do punters just have to go and settle for what is on offer in a sportsbook with a bookmaker. The Request A Bet phenomenon has grown exponentially and you are able to find many versions of it out there.  Sky Bet were one of the pioneers of this and continue to be a popular destination for this exciting form of betting.

Bet365 Build A Bet

Bet365 offer a Bet Builder option which you can find at the top of the market lists for an event, where available. By accessing the Bet365 Bet Builder you will have ability to edit the different options that you can come up with to fine tune a bet. Read full details of the Bet365 Build A Bet feature here. [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"]

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. zzz will hill There is a list of sports that William Hill have that will is 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. [bbutton bookmaker="william-hill"]

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. [bbutton bookmaker="ladbrokes"]

Sky Bet Request A Bet - How To Guide

  1. Log in to your Sky Bet Account via their mobile app (Alternatively register with the bookmaker first)
  2. Active the Request A Bet Option for an event
  3. Select from the different options to make your custom bet
  4. Hit the Request A Price Button
  5. If the bookmaker is able to price your wager immediately they will, or you may have to wait until they respond
Alternatively you can Tweet your bet @RequestABet and #RequestABet with the details. zzz skybet So there is a quick an easy process to get your bet to the Sky Bet trading team. The operator offers RequestABet on Football, American Football and Basketball. There are selected markets for each sport that you can choose from, like BTTS, Match Result, Correct Score and Penalty Markets for Soccer; Rushing Yard, Total Points and Sacks for American Football.

888Sport  #MarketMaker

The hashtag for 888Sport’s version of request a bet is #marketmaker. They launched their version as a trial just ahead of the 2018 World Cup. This follows in much the same vein as the other players in the industry. You can land on Twitter @888sport with #MarketMaker. [bbutton bookmaker="888sport"]

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. zzz coral 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. [bbutton bookmaker="coral"]

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! [bbutton bookmaker="paddy-power"]

Betfred #PickYourPunt

You get some power put into your hands thanks to Betfred #PickYourPunt. This is easily accessed through their mobile app. Select the football match that you want to work on then add your different selections like Real Madrid to win, 10+ corners and Gareth Bale to score. zzz betfred You request the price through the app or just fire off the request to @Betfred with the hashtag #PickYourPunt and they will respond with a link you can click to place the bet with. [bbutton bookmaker="betfred"]

BetVictor #PriceItUp

The BetVictor #PriceItUp tool is easily accessible from their toolbar on their website. Click it and you will see the list of fixtures that you can use the feature on. Click on a selected match and then you will see the options and selected markets that you can play with. Think up your bet and then try to get it backed directly via the app or the website. You can get a bet immediately priced up and then you just throw your chosen stake at it.
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Betway #BetYourWay

Betway also offers their customers the ability to create a bet of their own choice. This is done simply through the Twitter platform as many of them are. You have to use the hashtag: “#BetYourWay, and mention their “@BetwaySupport” handle. An example of this is @BetwaySupport #BetYourWay Tottenham v Liverpool Tottenham to win + BTTS + Over 2.5 goals BYWMb - BST They offer the tool on most sports, leagues and events and as soon as they have processed your request, then they will simply let you know that you can go and see it on their website. Any processed requests at Betway #BetYourWay can be found at the #BetYourWay markets in the sportsbook. You will see other bets from other punters there (both on the desktop and mobile app) which have been added and you will find them all listed there and you are free to bet on any of them. If you don't have a Twitter account then you can visit their Facebook Page and mention #BetYourWay and providing the details of your bet request.

Think up a bet and get it priced!

Now, punters are able to go and create a bet of their own liking by requesting a bet. Basically a punter selects options and asks the bookie to price it up. It is nice to be able to go and call the shots 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 your own 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.

The Twitter Trend

The one thing that all of the different request a bet features across different bookmakers have in common is that you can 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.

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!

Paddy Power pays out on Andy Murray backers at AO2019

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British tennis icon Andy Murray is ready to hang up his racquet soon. At a press conference on Friday ahead of the Australian Open, he said that this could be his last tournament. The tearful Scotsman was clearly emotional when talking about his future and when that pending retirement comes, he will walk away with a fantastic legacy left on the sport. The three-time Grand Slam champion plans to face up to Roberto Bautista-Agut in his first round match at the Australian Open but Murray is the underdog against the World Number 22. Murray enters the match at 10/3 odds to win* (betting odds was taken from Paddy Power on January 11tth, 2019 at 4:32 pm) Murray had hip surgery last year and has barely lifted a competitive racquet since then. He said in his presser that he was planning to retire after Wimbledon this year, but he admitted that the pain he has may not allow him to get to the middle of the year. Bookmaker Paddy Power announced on Friday that they had taken 56 bets on Murray winning this year’s Australian Open. The operator also announced that they would be paying out on all the single bets that they have received in support of Murray pulling off what was always going to be a very highly unlikely outcome. Murray is currently 80/1 odds to win the Australian Open 2019 but the early payout that Paddy Power has issued applies to bets placed online only prior to 11:15 am on January 11th, 2019* (betting odds was taken from Paddy Power on January 11tth, 2019 at 4:32 pm).

Paddy Power refund SPOTY Fury bets

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2018 Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas was crowned the BBC Sports Personality of the Year on Sunday night. Amid all of the celebrations over the Welshman’s popular success, bookmaker Paddy Power had a gripe. They saw boxer Tyson Fury’s omission from the shortlist as so controversial that they went out and refunded all SPOTY bets placed on Fury winning the award. Fury had a big year on his comeback to the sport, culminating in an epic showdown against Deontay Wilder this month. Twice Fury came back from off the canvas to earn a draw against the American, but it was a fight than many pundits believed Fury should have won on points. Paddy Power said: “If you were to take the award literally, Tyson is the biggest personality in sport. He’s also one of the biggest people in sport full-stop. “His return to the ring was sensational and inspiring, and that was reflected in the huge backing he got in our betting market – for that reason, we’ve decided to refund all bets on him winning as a justice refund.”

Stephen Hawking favourite to be the face of the new £50 note

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There has been an announcement from the Bank of England that there will be a new £50 note coming out. Paddy Power have fired up a market on whose face could be appearing on the new bill with the early market leader being Stephen Hawking at 9/1 odds* (betting odds taken on October 17th, 2018 at 8:12 pm).

Who will appear on the new £50 Note odds?

9/1 Stephen Hawking 10/1 Mary Seacole 12/1 Edith Cavell 16/1 Margaret Thatcher 20/1 Richard Attenborough 20/1 William Blake 22/1 Beatrix Potter 33/1 Princess Diana 33/1 David Bowie 500/1 Gareth Southgate 500/1 Harry Maguire * (betting odds taken from Paddy Power on October 17th, 2018 at 8:12 pm) [bbutton bookmaker="paddy-power"] Hawking, famed theoretical physicist died earlier this year in March and it probably would be a wonderful tribute to a man who has continued so much to so many. However, there have been a lot of calls for it to be a woman to appear on the new note. British-Jamaican nurse Mary Seacole is a very popular selection and has been backed well in the market at 10/1 odds* (betting odds taken on October 17th, 2018 at 8:12 pm). The other leading woman is former PM Margaret Thatcher at 16/1 odds* (betting odds taken on October 17th, 2018 at 8:12 pm). There has actually been a petition raised to get Thatcher no the note. Author Jane Austen was the first woman to appear on a new banknote (other than the Queen) after a campaign to get a woman represented in the currency. Steam engine pioneers James Watt and Matthew Boulton appear on the current £50, issued in 2011. After a bit of a frenzy on social media after the announcement, Paddy Power put a 500/1 price on current England boss Gareth Southgate appearing* (betting odds taken on October 17th, 2018 at 8:12 pm).

Paddy Power sees punter take €100k from Lucky 15 win

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E/W bet goes against expectations Wow. This is one of the best wins that we have seen for some time now. On Tuesday night a Paddy Power punter turned their each way €1 Lucky 15 into a whopping €100k. The bet was struck on horse racing action. What made it spectacular was the odds that it defied some massive odds, starting with 9/1 winner Sfumato in the 15.40 at Catterick. The punter then had to wait for the card at Newcastle to be done. On Tyneside, Consequences (16/1), Burford Brown (9/2) came home leaving the bet resting on Glengarry. That was the cherry on top of the cherry on the cake as Glengarry won the final race of the night at a staggering 66/1 odds. So this was a bet totally against expectations really as there were no strong favourites in there. That 66/1 winner was a piece of betting brilliance. In total it brought about a tremendous return of €112,908.

£10k for lucky punter after 12-fold BTTS acca success

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12-fold acca returns huge profit There was a weekend to remember for a Paddy Power customer as they struck a big acca return. The punter went out and defied odds of 1,065/1 to earn themselves a return of over £10,000. The bet was a monstrous BTTS 12-fold acca from matches spread across the top four tiers in England. It all kicked off with Burnley v Huddersfield and Leicester v Everton from the Premier League. Usually, with big wins like this, there is late drama in securing the bet. Not this one as it was all wrapped up with 13 minutes to go in Rotherham’s defeat at Birmingham in the Championship when the visitors got a consolation goal. That sealed the £10,660 win for the punter, who is from Norfolk. Along with the two Premier League and two Championship predictions, the punter had selected four League 1 matches and four League 2 matches.

Ireland betting regulations change impacts Paddy Power Betfair

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There was some bad news for Paddy Power Betfair as they suffered a loss of £250m from the value of the FTSE 100 this week. The big market reaction came after it was announced that the Irish Government plan to double the betting duties in the country. The Irish turnover tax is set to go up from 1pc to 2pc in the new changes and this applies to both retail and online bets from new year. There will also be an increase from 15pc to 25pc on gambling exchanges as well. There has been a big fear that the huge rise in tax responsibilities will go a long way to “kill the industry”. Paddy Power Betfair are the largest of the Irish operators and they have estimated that under the new tax regime, their annual betting duty bill will go up by a staggering £20m which sparked the drop in their shares by 5pc. Other major players like Ladbrokes Coral, GVC and William Hill have nowhere near as large of a footprint in Ireland so won’t be as heavily affected. The Irish Bookmakers Association Chairman Sharon Byrne said it will “kill the industry”, adding: “It is extremely disappointing that the Government conceded to this demand by politicians who never engaged with the industry or understood the profound effect a turnover tax can have on so many jobs.” The IBA also warned that the announcement by Finance minister Paschal Donohoe “just signed P45s for over 1,500 jobs in the independent bookmaking sector”.

Khabib v McGregor – £10 free bet and £20 risk-free at Paddy Power

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A great sporting rivalry will be settled on the weekend when reigning UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov takes on the returning challenger that is Conor McGregor. McGregor was stripped of his two titles because of inactivity and in the interim Nurmagomedov picked up the lightweight belt. After two years away from the sport, McGregor has a lot on his plate in challenging the undefeated titleholder. Will the Irishman be able to reclaim his position as lightweight king or will Khabib manage to maintain his unbeaten career record? Paddy Power have a big offer running for new customers ahead of the fight.

The Offer

£20 Risk-Free First Bet (money back as cash if it loses), plus get a £10 free bet to use on the McGregor v Khabib fight! New customers only. Place your FIRST bet on any Sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund is £20. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify. £10 free bet will be available to claim from the promo hub after you have met the deposit requirement & is valid for use on the Khabib v McGregor fight (Oct 7th). T&Cs apply. 18+|Gamble Aware.

How To Get It

This is a new customer exclusive so you have to open a new account at Paddy Power using the promo code YSKA35 and then place a £20 sportsbook bet. If your FIRST bet is a loser they will  refund it in cash, up to £20 plus you'll get a £10 free bet to use on the fight between McGregor and Khabib. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify. £10 free bet will be available to claim from the promo hub after you have met the deposit requirement & is valid for use on the McGregor v Khabib fight (7th of October). T&Cs apply.

Terms and Conditions

New customers only. Available to residents of UK or Republic of Ireland. Open a new account using promo code YSKA35 Deposit a minimum of £10 using a Debit/Credit Card or PayPal Place a Sportsbook bet. For the purposes of this promotion, your first ever bet will be counted as the qualifying bet. If your qualifying bet is settled as a loser we will refund your stake in CASH Maximum refund is £20 After you have deposited £10 by Debit/Credit or Paypal you will be eligible to claim a £10 free Sports bet to use on the fight between Conor McGregor & Khabib Nurmagomedov, which takes place on Sunday 7th October. Refund will be processed within 1 hour after the qualifying bet has been settled as a loser. The free £10 Sports bet will be available to claim from the promotions hub after you have completed the deposit requirement. Sign up offers are limited to one per person, family, household address, email address, and shared computer. We reserve the right to withdraw the availability of free bet offers to any customers. Deposits made with e-wallets including Skrill, Paysafe and Neteller will not count towards this promotion. Only Debit/Credit Cards and Paypal are eligible. Customers registering through this offer are not eligible for any other sign up promotion. Paddy Power reserves the right in its discretion to exclude and/or limit the availability of the offer to certain customers. The full terms and conditions of also apply to this offer

Punter lands dream ACCA with Paddy Power

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A punter at Paddy Power returned a superb win from a seven-fold Both Teams To Score acca with the bookmaker. This was from games spread across some of the English tiers and with six legs of the wager having been successfully navigated, all of the pressure was on the Millwall v Swansea game from the Championship to complete. The punter had played a Both Teams To Score acca with earlier Championship games of Brentford v Nottingham Forest, Hull v Derby, Sheffield United v Aston Villa having all returned, along with as League One’s Southend v Charlton, Cheltenham v Colchester plus Oldham v Crawley in League Two. Swansea had picked up a red card after just five minutes at The Den after which naturally depletes a team’s chances of getting on the scoreboard. Home side Millwall got the opener though against the depleted Swans in the second half. All they had to do was sit back and defend and really should have closed out the game. But Swansea sub Kyle Naughton got the visitors an equalizer and completed the punter’s bet. Swansea actually fought back to win the game, not that it mattered for the bet, which landed a £16,000 return.

Paddy Power punter beats 5000/1 odds on acca

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Small-stake accumulators placed on the weekend’s football action is generally a common thing for punters. It is not quite as common that beating the big accumulator odds actually happens. But one Paddy Power punter did manage to beat some massive odds, getting the better of odds of 5000/1 to land themselves a nice windfall. The punter had played a nine-fold accumulator and with eight of the legs already having been completed, it was all down to Aston Villa to complete the job for them. But it wasn’t looking peachy for the Villains who were trailing 2-1 at home to Wigan on the weekend. But in the 55th minute, the Latics netted an own-goal to get Aston Villa back in the frame. But things looked to be petering out to a draw as the game rolled into stoppage time. The punters bet looked as if it was going down the drain. But then Villa’s Birkir Bjarnason turned in a cross in the 94th minute to give the Villains a dramatic 3-2 victory to complete the bet. That late goal for the Villians returned the punter a £5,483 prize which certainly is not bad from a £1 stake.

Winning bet in full place at Paddy Power:

Blackpool v Portsmouth: Portsmouth to win – 6/4 Newcastle v Tottenham: Both teams to Score – 4/5 Wolves v Everton: Both teams to Score – 10/11 Huddersfield Town v Chelsea: Chelsea To Win to Nil – 7/5 Aston Villa v Wigan: Aston Villa win & Both to Score – 7/2 Swansea v Preston: Swansea To Win to Nil – 11/4 Luton v Sunderland: Both teams to Score – 4/6 Norwich v West Brom: West Brom win & Both to Score – 9/2 Crawley Town v Stevenage: Both teams to Score – 8/11