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How watch Cheltenham Festival races
How to Watch Cheltenham Festival Races
Sports Betting Explained

The Cheltenham Festival is one of the most significant horse racing events of the calendar year. This guide will teach you how to watch Cheltenham for free on TV.

23/05/2024
William Hill Plus Card Explained
William Hill Plus Card
Sports Betting Explained

The William Hill Plus Card is a fantastic solution which allows instant access to your winnings. Previously known as William Hill's Priority Access Card, it was launched back in 2015 and aimed to cut down the delay of withdrawals.

23/05/2024
Non Runner No Bet Explained
Non-Runner No Bet
Sports Betting Explained

NRNB stands for non-runner no bet, which is just what racing fans might be able to guess. If a horse that has been backed does not end up running in the race, the bet is void. That means that the customer receives a refund on the wager, getting the cash they laid out back, which they can opt to use on another racing bet if they want.

23/05/2024
Ladbrokes withdrawal time
Ladbrokes Withdrawal Times
Banking

When betting at Ladbrokes, the fastest way to withdraw funds is by using Instant Bank Transfer as the payment method. Thanks to this brilliant new technology, the winnings will be in your bank account within just a few minutes (!). While Visa Direct is also available (within 4 hours), Instant Bank Transfer is a lot more accessible as most UK banks support the feature.

23/05/2024
BetVictor withdrawal time
BetVictor Withdrawal Times
Banking

As we do with every bookmaker, we made sure to test the withdrawal process at BetVictor ourselves and sadly, we were quite disappointed with the result. We used Visa Direct as the payment method and requested a withdrawal of just £5 (the minimum amount). However, we still had to wait for over 12 hours to get the money. Most bookies are a lot faster than that, at least via Visa Direct.

22/05/2024
Betway withdrawal time
Betway Withdrawal Times
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We decided to put Betway's withdrawal process to the test ourselves, with the bookie claiming to have good withdrawal times for some method. We used Visa Direct for our test and withdrew £5, but we had to wait a little over 10 hours for the money to arrive. This is significantly slower than other Visa Direct withdrawals we have done, so that was a bit disappointing.

22/05/2024
bet365 withdrawal time
Bet365 Withdrawal Times
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Having been fans of bet365 for a long time, we have certainly withdrawn from the bookie before. However, it's important to test betting sites regularly and our most recent test of bet365's withdrawal process had a positive outcome. Using Visa Direct as the method, the money arrived in the bank account after just over an hour.

22/05/2024
William Hill withdrawal time
William Hill Withdrawal times
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We put William Hill's withdrawal process to the test, requesting a withdrawal of £5 on the mobile app. We used Visa Direct as the payment method and although we expected a relatively fast payout, the outcome actually surprised us.

22/05/2024
Betfred withdrawal time
Betfred Withdrawal Times
Banking

Of course, we made sure to test Betfred's withdrawal process ourselves and the outcome was positive, given that we received the money in our bank account after around 90 minutes. We withdrew through Visa Direct and the bookmaker thus stuck to its word, claiming that withdrawals with this method usually arrive within 3 hours.

22/05/2024
How to place a live bet
How To Place a Live Bet
Sports Betting Explained

Live in-play betting has been around for a while now, with sports fans often placing wagers on a big match or the top game of the day to make the action a little bit more exciting to watch.

21/05/2024
Bet Builder Explained
What Is a Bet Builder?
Sports Betting Explained

A bet builder allows punters to combine several markets from one game to create one bet. For example, in a Premier League game between Arsenal and Liverpool, you could decide to place a bet builder bet with the following selections: Arsenal to win, a certain player to score, a certain Liverpool player to be booked and over 7.5 corners.

20/05/2024
bet365 streaming guide
How to Watch bet365 Live Streaming
Sports Betting Explained

bet365 is one of the biggest betting sites in the world, having made a name for itself with a plethora of markets, excellent betting features and comprehensive live-streaming options. In addition to the in-play excitement, with a nice live interface, bet365 customers can stream over 600.000 events every year on their computers, phones and tablets.

20/05/2024
Unibet Live Streaming Guide
How to Watch Unibet Live Streaming
Sports Betting Explained

Like many of the best betting sites in the UK, Unibet offers a live-streaming service for its customers and it is considered to be one of the best in the business. Sports such as football, tennis and horse racing are available to watch and the bookmaker even offers some prominent games, such as La Liga action for football punters.

20/05/2024
William Hill Live Streaming Guide
How to Watch William Hill Live Streaming
Sports Betting Explained

As several of the best betting sites in the UK now offer live streaming, punters now have a lot of different options on this front. William Hill has placed a great emphasis on horse as well as greyhound racing, offering streaming of the events with its service William Hill TV. Not all of them are bet-to-watch, though, which makes the bookie stand out.

18/05/2024
Betfred live streaming guide
How to Watch Betfred Live Streaming
Sports Betting Explained

Just like many of the best betting sites in the UK, Betfred offers live streaming for selected events and only a funded account is needed to access this service. This is partly why the bookmaker has become so popular among UK punters, with sports such as horse and greyhound racing, NBA, snooker and tennis available to stream.

16/05/2024
Tote Scoop 6 Explained
Scoop 6 Explained
Sports Betting Explained

The Tote Scoop 6 is a once-a-week horse racing betting pool that runs every Saturday, and occasionally on Friday evenings. Having run since 1999, it has become one of the UK's most famous horse racing bets.

14/05/2024
Canadian Bet Explained
Canadian Bet Explained
Sports Betting Explained

Sometimes referred to as a Super Yankee, a Canadian bet is made up of five selections, such as five football teams or five horses to win. It gets more complicated than that, though, as these five selections are then spread out across 26 individual parts of the bet:

14/05/2024
NetBet withdrawal time
NetBet Withdrawal Times
Banking

Those who are used to fast withdrawals from betting sites should opt for PayPal when moving funds to and from NetBet. As per the information on the site, verified during our test, withdrawals with PayPal will be processed within 24 hours. Along with Trustly, this is significantly faster than the other methods on the site, which can take up to four business days.

08/05/2024
Kwiff withdrawal time
Kwiff Withdrawal Times
Banking

Customers at Kwiff should opt for Instant Bank Transfer to get their betting winnings quickly. This is the fastest way to withdraw winnings from any betting site in the UK thanks to the open-banking design, which means the whole process only takes a few minutes. Only the best UK bookmakers tend to have it, so Kwiff deserves praise here.

08/05/2024
BetUK withdrawal time
BetUK Withdrawal Times
Banking

PayPal is the fastest way to withdraw your winnings from BetUK, as the winnings will be in your account within 24 hours of requesting the withdrawal. This e-wallet is certainly very popular among UK punters and helps the competitiveness of BetUK, given that there are no other fast withdrawal methods available on the site.

08/05/2024
Coral withdrawal time
Coral Withdrawal Times
Banking

The fastest way to get your winnings from Coral is by Instant Bank Transfer, which we have raved about in the past. This brilliant piece of technology means you will have your winnings, straight in your bank account mind you, within just a few minutes. It does not get much better than that, in other words, and the minimum withdrawal amount is also set at £5.

08/05/2024
BoyleSports withdrawal time
BoyleSports Withdrawal Times
Banking

Visa Direct is the fastest way to withdraw your winnings from BoyleSports, as the winnings will be in your bank account within 2-12 hours. This feature is only supported by select banks, though, so most punters will likely not be able to use it. Fortunately for them, BoyleSports also has a few e-wallets that can be used for withdrawals.

08/05/2024
Parimatch withdrawal time
Parimatch Withdrawal Times
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Having accepted PayPal as a payment method in the past, we reached out to Parimatch and asked about the popular e-wallet. Due to a technical error, we were informed, PayPal is no longer available on the site and customer support was not able to provide any timeframe on the matter.

08/05/2024
Unibet withdrawal times
Unibet Withdrawal Times
Banking

Those of you who prefer fast withdrawals from betting sites will not be disappointed, as you can have your Unibet winnings in your bank account within just a few minutes. This is made possible thanks to the Instant Banking solution, sometimes referred to as Open Banking or Direct Banking, and it is bound to be very popular among UK punters moving forward.

08/05/2024
CopyBet withdrawal time
CopyBet Withdrawal Times
Banking

As you would expect, the fastest way to withdraw winnings from CopyBet is by using one of the e-wallets. When using Neteller or Skrill, CopyBet customers will have their funds within 48 hours, although some might still think this is a bit long. Some might even gravitate towards using a debit card due to this, even if e-wallets usually are much faster than the maximum time frame.

08/05/2024
Lottoland withdrawal time
Lottoland Withdrawal Times
Banking

For customers at Lottoland, the fastest way to withdraw betting winnings is via debit card, which instantly tells you that withdrawals are not fast. Indeed, it is stated on the site that the processing time for withdrawals is 2-5 business days, but it could even take longer than that for the funds to arrive. In fact, when we made a withdrawal test on the site, we got a confirmation email which said 5-15 business days (see more below).

08/05/2024
How to Read Betting Odds
Sports Betting Explained

Understanding how betting odds work can be a headache for anyone new to sports betting. After all, without a clear knowledge of how betting odds work, people can feel quite lost. The first thing to note is that odds are usually shown in one of three main formats:

29/04/2024
Patent Bets Explained
Sports Betting Explained

A patent bet is a multiple bet consisting of 7 bets placed on 3 different selections, 3 singles, 3 doubles and a treble. This method, which is categorised as a system bet, is mostly used by punters on the big horse racing betting sites. However, it is available across all sports and offered by most prominent bookmakers, growing in popularity because punters only need one winner from three selections to see a return.

29/04/2024
Snooker Frame Betting
How Does Frame Betting Work in Snooker?
Sports Betting Explained

Punters who like to place bets on snooker can try their luck with frame betting, which mainly is who will win the next frame but also includes some other markets. Snooker games are won on a best-of basis, divided into separate frames, and the number of frames could range from anywhere between 5 to 35. For example, in a best-of-35 game, a snooker player would need to clinch 18 frames to prevail.

24/04/2024
acca betting explained
Acca Betting Explained
Sports Betting Explained

An acca bet is a single bet that combines two or more individual wagers and requires all those wagers winning, to get a return. Accas will pay out more than placing the bets separately, but, if one selection loses, the entire bet loses. Most punters will know the acca bet from its other names such as an accumulator bet, multi bet or even a combination bet. Acca - sometimes called parlay - betting is very popular in the UK, and the potential payoffs can be huge.

23/04/2024
What Does Stake Mean in Betting?
Sports Betting Explained

In sports betting, the stake is simply the term that is used to describe the money that is put on a bet. The size of a stake is therefore the sum of cash being put down in the hope of a winning wager.

23/04/2024
How to Block All Gambling Sites in the UK?
Sports Betting Explained

While online betting is a fairly harmless hobby for a lot of us, some people struggle to keep a grip on their spending and want to learn how to block all gambling sites in the UK as a result.

18/04/2024
Responsible Gambling Guide
Responsible Gambling Guide
Getting Started

We believe gambling should only ever be for fun, and should never be seen as a way to make money. While there has been a trend of so-called experts - focusing heavily on statistics - in the betting world recently, this is certainly not for everyone and new as well as experienced bettors need to be careful.

15/04/2024
Each Way Betting Explained
Sports Betting Explained

Each-way betting is a betting type in which you place two bets on the same horse: one bet for the horse to win, and one for the horse to place. This means you can win a return on your bet if your horse wins, but also if it just places in the race.

15/04/2024
Coral Connect
Sports Betting Explained

The Coral Connect betting card was created in 2015 and has slowly become very popular among those who are already customers of one of the best-known betting brands in the UK.

09/04/2024
What Does SP Mean in Betting?
Sports Betting Explained

SP stands for 'Starting Price' but it is usually shown as just SP on most online betting sites. The starting price refers to the odds that are being offered at the time a horse race gets started.

05/04/2024
Free Bets Types
Different Types of Free Bets Explained
Sports Betting Explained

Free bets have become increasingly popular among UK punters in recent years and almost all betting sites have jumped on the train. In fact, those who are looking for free bets will not have to look for long, with several great welcome offers available in the UK. Naturally, the different types of free bets have also increased.

03/04/2024
No contest in UFC betting explained
What Does No Contest Mean in UFC Betting?
Sports Betting Explained

In UFC betting, no contest means that the fight finished for a reason outside of either fighters' hands, therefore, without there being a winner or loser in the bout.

02/04/2024
round betting UFC explained
What Does Round Betting Mean in the UFC
Sports Betting Explained

There are often a couple of different types of round betting on the UFC at British bookmakers.

02/04/2024
Pool Betting Sites
Sports Betting Explained

Many sports fans may be unaware of what pool betting is and how it works, but this is a part of the online gambling industry that continues to grow in popularity at a rapid rate.

21/03/2024
The Two Best eWallets For Betting
Getting Started

Firstly, an eWallet is an electronic card that allows transactions online through a computer, phone, or tablet. eWallets are a fast, secure, and convenient way to move money online.

19/03/2024
bet365 bet builder
How to Use the Bet Builder on bet365
Sports Betting Explained

Bet Builders have become more or less a must for UK punters in recent years, especially football fans, as the tool provides more freedom with the selections and can result in higher winnings. bet365 was one of the first to launch such a tool, simply called Bet Builder, and we judged it as the bet builder tool around.

14/03/2024
Martingale Strategy Explained
Sports Betting Explained

The Martingale Strategy involves increasing your stake by 100% after a losing bet and is commonly used in 50-50 scenario games such as Roulette. If your bet has a stake of £10 and it loses, you should increase the stake to £20, £40, £80 and so on until you win again.

13/03/2024
Tennis Betting Guide
How to Bet on Tennis
Sports Betting Explained

If you have only seen a few matches or none at all, this is a quick guide to help you understand the basics of tennis. Simply put, tennis is a game between two (singles) or four (doubles) players on a rectangular court with a net in the middle. Players stand on opposite sides of a net and use a racket to hit the ball back and forth.

13/03/2024
Rewards for Racing Explained
Sports Betting Explained

Rewards for Racing - also referred to as Rewards4Racing - is a site that lets users collect points that can then later be traded in. In essence, it acts as a form of cashback bonus, with punters earning points from each racing bet they place. However, even though it is completely free to register, a lot of people are still unaware of Rewards for Racing.

12/03/2024
Bet365 Alternatives
Sports Betting Explained

Bet365 is one of our top 10 best UK betting sites - and for very good reason. Home to some of the best betting bonuses around, a host of live sports streaming options and arguably the top mobile betting apps for iOS and Android, bet365 is a fantastic choice to use.

12/03/2024
Sports Spread Betting Explained
Sports Betting Explained

Sports spread betting is a type of betting in which you bet on whether the result will be above (Buy) or below (Sell) the spread.

06/03/2024
Best Odds Guaranteed (BOG) Explained
Sports Betting Explained

Best Odds Guaranteed is a standard promotion among the best horse racing bookmakers and plays a vital role. Essentially, it gives punters the chance to take the early price, but if the starting price (SP) is higher, you will get paid out at the higher odds. This is not only the case for horse racing, but also on some of the best greyhound racing sites.

29/02/2024
Win Both Halves Explained
Sports Betting Explained

As the name suggests, win both halves bets involves predicting that a team will score more goals - in football, or points in rugby - in both the first half and the second half of the match. However, although this type of bet is available on all of the best football bookies, it has quite a low profile. And many people might not even realise that it is also commonly used in rugby union betting.

27/02/2024
What Does Handicap Mean in Betting?
Sports Betting Explained

There are so many different types of betting markets nowadays it is hard to keep track of them.

27/02/2024
Darts Betting Guide
Sports Betting Explained

Darts is possibly the most popular pub sport in the UK and it's one of those sports most people try before being able to bet on it. When most people think of darts they imagine overweight alcoholics down the pub playing for a free beer.

27/02/2024
Goal Difference Football
Goal Difference in Football Explained
Sports Betting Explained

Goal Difference - often referred to as GD for short - is a way to rank football teams based on their attacking and defensive performance. It is calculated by taking the difference between the number of goals a team has scored and conceded. It is not unusual for bottom-placed teams to have a negative goal difference, therefore.

27/02/2024
Lucky 63 Bet Explained
Sports Betting Explained

A Lucky 63 bet is made up of six selections and these are usually six horses to win a race, seeing as this type of bet is very popular on horse racing betting sites. However, It gets more complicated as these five selections are then spread out across 63 individual parts of the bet:

27/02/2024
Sky Sports Super Six Explained
Sports Betting Explained

Lots of the top UK bookmakers offer free-to-play prediction games, so how does the Sky Sports Super Six option - which is operated by Sky Bet - compare to its rivals in a crowded market? With a £250,000 jackpot up for grabs, Super 6 has one of the top prizes out there, but naturally that means it is also difficult to win.

27/02/2024
Lucky 31 Bet Explained
Sports Betting Explained

A Lucky 31 bet is made up of five selections and, being a very popular bet on horse racing betting sites, this is usually five horses to win a race. It gets more complicated than that, though, as these five selections are then spread out across 31 individual parts of the bet:

27/02/2024
Arbitrage Betting Explained
Sports Betting Explained

Arbitrage betting is a way for punters to make guaranteed profits, or at least guarantee no losses, by pouncing on odds irregularities between bookmakers. More specifically, this is done by betting on all of the possible outcomes of a game, which requires rather high stakes and the profit can sometimes be minimal per bet.

27/02/2024
Betfair Acca Edge Explained
Sports Betting Explained

Betfair's Acca Edge replaced the Acca Insurance a few years back and is a fantastic promotion for sports punters. If one of your acca selections lets you down, Betfair will refund the full stake as cash. The only requirement is that the acca has at least three selections, after which the Acca Edge will kick in, and there is no maximum refund either.

27/02/2024
Paddy Power Track My Bet
Sports Betting Explained

Most of the top UK bookmakers now offer the ability to track in-shop bets online, making it possible for punters to use features such as cash out for in-these bets as well. Paddy Power's version of that is Track My Bet, also known as Paddy Power Onside, and it allows you to track and cash out a bet that you have placed in a Paddy Power shop.

27/02/2024
William Hill Acca Insurance
Sports Betting Explained

Sadly, William Hill no longer offers an insurance for those who place acca bets on the site. Instead, punters can activate an 'Acca boost', which you can read more about in our comprehensive guide.

27/02/2024
Betfred 49s Explained
Sports Betting Explained

49s is a popular lotto game at Betfred which features - as you could guess - 49 balls during the draw. The latter is held twice a day, once at lunchtime and once in the evening, giving players an increased chance of winning on a daily basis.

27/02/2024
Both Teams To Score Explained
Sports Betting Explained

Both teams to score (BTTS) is a betting market in which you can bet on 'Yes' or 'No' to both teams scoring in the match. If you bet on the 'Yes' market, you will need both teams to score at least one goal each in the match (90 minutes plus added time) while the 'No' market is neither team scoring, or just one of them.

27/02/2024
Draw No Bet Meaning
Sports Betting Explained

The Draw No Bet betting market is a bet which removes the outcome of a draw in three-way markets such as 1X2. Draw no bet allows punters to bet on either a home win, or an away win, and if the result is a draw, your stake will be refunded. However, you will lose your bet if the other team wins of course.

27/02/2024
Void Bet
Void Bet Explained
Sports Betting Explained

Simply put, a void bet is one that is cancelled, which could be for various reasons. For example, if a Premier League game does not take place due to poor weather, the bets placed by punters on that game will be voided by the bookmaker. When a bet is declared void, the punter will get the stake returned.

27/02/2024
Betfred Goals Galore Explained
Sports Betting Explained

Betfred Goals Galore is one of the betting brand's football promotions, allowing punters to choose the games they think will deliver many goals. There are a few different versions of the promotion, but the standard one involves predicting at least three games in which both teams will score.

27/02/2024
Betting Types Explained
Sports Betting Explained

With so many betting types it is hard to know how they all work. Below we will explain the most popular betting types across several sports.

27/02/2024
Horse Racing FPTP
Does Ladbrokes Pay First Past The Post?
Sports Betting Explained

Yes, punters who place a bet on Ladbrokes will indeed get winnings paid out based on first past the post (FPTP). This has more or less become standard among bookmakers, especially the top horse racing ones in the UK.

27/02/2024
Matched Betting
Sports Betting Explained

Many people who like to gamble online on sports such as football and horse racing probably wish that there was a way to guarantee they would make money out of all their bets. But with a strategy called matched betting - which is getting a lot more popular in the UK - it is now possible to carve out a regular reliable income from using sports betting sites.

27/02/2024
What Does Evs/Evens Mean in Betting?
Sports Betting Explained

In short, evs or evens is used to describe 'even money' when talking about betting odds and profit. When outlining terms and conditions for promotions, the top betting sites in the UK will often write evens instead of 1/1, which is what it is in fractional odds. Being familiar with the term is thus very important, especially for new punters scanning the market for the best promotions around.

27/02/2024
Over/Under 3.5 Goals
Sports Betting Explained

Put simply, over/under 3.5 goals is a bet on the total number of goals in the match (both teams) and covers the 90 minutes plus additional time. Over 3.5 goals is a bet on 4 or more goals in a game, while under 3.5 goals is a bet on 3 or fewer goals in a match.

27/02/2024
Over/Under 2.5 Goals Explained
Sports Betting Explained

In short, over/under 2.5 goals is a bet on the total number of goals scored by both teams in a game. The bet covers 90 minutes plus stoppage time but now extra time, which is worth noting. Over 2.5 goals is a bet on there to be 3 or more goals in the game, while under 2.5 goals is a bet on 2 or fewer goals in the game.

27/02/2024
Asian Goal Line
Sports Betting Explained

Asian goal line bets are very popular on the best UK betting sites and involve football fans having to predict the number of goals scored in a game. As such, they have some similarities to other markets like over/under and total goals.

27/02/2024
Over/Under 1.5 Goals Explained
Sports Betting Explained

In the simplest of terms, over/under 1.5 is a betting market that concerns the number of goals scored in a game across 90 minutes plus stoppages, though not including potential extra time. Over 1.5 is thus a bet on there to be 2 or more goals in the game, while under 1.5 goals is a bet on there to be 1 or no goals in the game. This bet includes the goals scored by both teams in a game, and this must be taken into consideration.

27/02/2024
Cash Out Explained
Sports Betting Explained

The cash-out feature is a staple of all the best betting sites. Gone are the days in which a late goal could ruin or make your weekend. Well, they are still there but you now have the choice to avoid the agony or embrace the ecstasy of that stoppage-time goal.

27/02/2024
What Does Match Treble Mean in Darts Betting?
Sports Betting Explained

Darts betting has been growing in popularity at UK online betting sites in recent years, with the sport's public profile rocketing of late thanks to the rise of Fallon Sherrock and other top stars.

27/02/2024
Ladbrokes Grid Card
Sports Betting Explained

On April 17th 2023, Ladbrokes decided to discontinue the Grid Card in favour of the launch of the new Rewards Card. Existing and new customers can sign up for the Rewards Card in any of the Ladbrokes shops, but the important thing to note is that in-shop and online activity will no longer be connected. It is thus a card for those who like to bet in-shop.

27/02/2024
Over/Under 0.5 Goals
Sports Betting Explained

Over/under 0.5 goals is a betting market in which punters bet on the total number of goals (both teams) scored in a match. The bet covers 90 minutes plus additional time, but not extra time. Over 0.5 goals is a bet on there to be 1 or more goals in a game, while under 0.5 goals is a bet on no goals in a match.

27/02/2024
Over/Under 4.5 Goals Explained
Sports Betting Explained

In short, over/under 4.5 goals is a bet on the total number of goals in a game across 90 minutes plus stoppages. Over 4.5 goals is a bet on 5 or more goals in a game, while under 4.5 goals is a bet on 4 or fewer goals in a game. The total number includes all goals scored by both teams, but there are other markets available if you just want to bet on team goals.

27/02/2024
How do American Odds Work?
Sports Betting Explained

It goes without saying that American odds are how prices tend to be displayed in the US. However, many of the biggest and best UK betting sites will now also let users see American odds. These look very different to how the same price would look as decimal or fractional odds, though the potential profit is always the same.

27/02/2024
Request a Bet Sky Bet
Sports Betting Explained

Many of the top online betting sites in the UK now put the power in the hands of their customers by allowing them to request a bet, or build one, with SkyBet among these sites. In the last few years, in fact, the bet-builder feature has skyrocketed in popularity and it is no surprise that most of the betting sites constantly are developing the feature.

27/02/2024
Coral Cash Out Explained
Sports Betting Explained

Coral Cash Out is the British betting brand's way of giving its customers control over their bets, allowing them to bank winnings before the bet has settled. There are two parts to this feature, more specifically Full Cash Out or Partial Cash Out, which means customers can either bank the full cash-out amount or just some of it.

27/02/2024
How To Place a Bet Online
Sports Betting Explained

To place a bet online, head over to the betting site of your choice and create an account. Browse the sportsbook for the game/event you would like to bet on. Pick one or several markets and then add the selections to your bet slip to create the bet.

27/02/2024
ITV Pick 7 Explained
Sports Betting Explained

Pick 7 is a free-to-enter competition in which you select seven horses from chosen racecards, using your Sky Bet or Sky Games account for the chance to win large cash prizes. It is thus similar to Sky Sports Super 6, which is a free-to-enter predictions game for football, though horse racing enthusiasts will find that the jackpot between the two greatly differs.

27/02/2024
Paddy Power’s Wonder Wheel
Sports Betting Explained

Many of the UK's top online betting sites have a free-to-play game that encourages customers to return to the site. Paddy Power's version, called Wonder Wheel, was launched at the start of 2021 and has since become a big hit among its customers. In many ways, it is similar to Coral's free-to-play game Rewards Grabber.

27/02/2024
Paddy Power Acca Insurance
Sports Betting Explained

Like many of the top UK bookmakers in the industry, Paddy Power offers its customers an acca insurance. In short, Paddy Power will refund the stake as a free bet if one selection lets the acca down. This is fantastic for punters who want to maximise the odds of their accas, being able to add a risky selection to the mix, and it also applies to bet builders.

27/02/2024
Lucky 15 Explained
Sports Betting Explained

Lucky 15 is a bet on 4 selections in different events consisting of 4 Singles, 6 Doubles, 4 Trebles, and 1 four-fold accumulator.

27/02/2024
Yankee Bet Explained
Sports Betting Explained

A Yankee bet is a 4 selection betting wager that consists of 11 different bets, 6 doubles, 4 trebles, and a 4-fold accumulator. As there are no single bets in a Yankee, you will need two or more winning selections to guarantee a return from this wager. But, it may not be more than your initial stake depending on the odds of your selections.

27/02/2024
Tote Placepot Explained
Sports Betting Explained

A Placepot, also known as a Tote Placepot, is one of the most popular pool bets on horse racing betting sites, as this type of bet offers punters a chance to win large payouts from relatively small stakes.

27/02/2024
What is Ante-Post Betting?
Sports Betting Explained

For those who are learning about sports betting, there are a lot of new terms to understand.

27/02/2024
Trixie Bet Explained
Sports Betting Explained

A Trixie bet is a system betting method (read our guide on system bets here) that consists of four bets on three different selections combined into one. The four bets comprised three doubles and one treble, and players must choose three sections (from other events) to place a Trixie bet.

27/02/2024
WinDrawWin Explained
Sports Betting Explained

Win-draw-win, also known as 1X2 or simply Full-Time, is a betting market that allows you to bet on either team to win or a draw in 90 minutes of football (plus additional time). Simply tap on the team you think will win or a draw and place the bet as a single, or add more results and build an acca. The latter has become increasingly popular among football punters in recent years.

27/02/2024
William Hill’s Scratch of the Day
Sports Betting Explained

The Scratch of the Day promotion is no longer available at William Hill, as the betting brand decided to discontinue it. This has left many loyal customers disappointed, with it being rather popular, but at least there are still some promotions such as the William Hill Bet Boost.

27/02/2024
Virtual Sports Betting Explained
Sports Betting Explained

Virtual sports betting sections are now available on many of the online betting sites and cover several sports including horse racing, football, tennis, and more. Football fans who want to be on the real deal, though, can check out the ten betting sites we have named the best for football. The same goes for horse racing punters, advised to take a look at our top ten bookies for the sport of kings.

27/02/2024
Betting Margins Explained
Sports Betting Explained

Bookmakers constantly claim to have the highest odds available, but with so many claiming to have the best odds, how do we know who’s telling the truth? Easy. On BettingLounge, you can compare betting odds across 10+ UK bookmakers. These odds are updated in real-time, so you know who has the best odds.

27/02/2024
Betfred Spanish Lottery
Sports Betting Explained

Betfred is not just one of the most famous British betting brands operating via the internet today, with the site also becoming a leading contender to bet on lottery games from all over the world. However, people who are used to placing sports bets - or playing online casino games such as slots - might be unsure about the concept of betting on lottery games.

27/02/2024
Betfred’s Nifty Fifty Lotto Game Explained
Sports Betting Explained

Lotteries are becoming a lot more popular on betting sites, with Betfred among the companies trying to get a piece of the action through its Nifty Fifty game.

27/02/2024
Betfred Irish Lotto Game Explained
Sports Betting Explained

Among the global lotteries that Betfred allows people to gamble on is the Irish lottery, but how does this work, what odds are on offer and how much does it cost to play Betfred's Irish lotto?

27/02/2024
System Bets
Sports Betting Explained

With so many different types of bets out there nowadays, it can be hard to keep up with them all.

27/02/2024
Coral Rewards Grabber
Sports Betting Explained

Many of the top betting sites in the UK have a game to entice their customers back to them on a daily basis, with Coral Rewards Grabber among the best of them that are currently available.

27/02/2024
UK’s Gambling Act 2005 Explained
Getting Started

The UK is known for having some of the most relaxed rules and regulations for the gambling industry. This is partly due to the UK's Gambling Act 2005, a key piece of regulation that opened the door for a large increase in activity in the sector.

27/02/2024
What Is a Betting Exchange?
Sports Betting Explained

The first betting exchange was set up by Betfair in June 2000. They do not accept bets per se but instead match backers with layers while taking a commission (5%) on the winning bets.

27/02/2024
Asian Handicap Explained
Sports Betting Explained

An Asian handicap is a football betting market in which teams are handicapped according to their form. It first originated in Indonesia and has grown into one of the most popular betting markets.

27/02/2024
William Hill Racing Radio
Sports Betting Explained

William Hill provides two free racing radio stations in the UK with commentary, racing news, interviews, daily racing podcasts, and more. All of the major horse races in the UK have live commentary through William Hill's Racing Radio service and some meetings in Ireland.

27/02/2024
Betfair Exchange Explained
Sports Betting Explained

Betfair set up the first betting exchange back in mid-2000, and they currently offer the largest sports betting exchange available. If you do not know what a betting exchange is, check out our betting exchange guide for beginners.

27/02/2024
Betting Syndicates Explained
Sports Betting Explained

In short, syndicates are a type of pool betting involving two or more players combing their stakes for a chance to win (share with other winning players in the syndicate) huge prizes.

27/02/2024
Betfred Cash Out
Sports Betting Explained

Most top online betting sites, one of which is Betfred, now have their own form of cash out. UK punters demand lots of flexibility over their wagers these days, with the cash-out function enabling them to lock in some guaranteed profit from a bet or cut their losses instead. You can read our general guide about the cash-out feature here.

27/02/2024