*** Please note: this page refers to offers at the 2012 Open Championship. For 2014 offers at Hoylake please click here. ***
With the 2012 Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St Annes almost upon us, Golf Betting System have been searching the bookmakers to find the best deals on offer. The Open is a huge event for UK bookies and this means extra value to you, the golf punter! Similar to the Grand National 5 places each way offers that are available at Aintree each April, this is all about grabbing that value outsider and securing a nice return.
A typical PGA Tour or European Tour event has each way terms of 1/4 odds for the first 5 places. This means that if you bet each way and your player comes 2nd to 5th you'll still get 1/4 of the win odds (reduced if there's a tie 5th place). To make things a little easier at The Open, a number of bookmakers are currently extending this offer to the first 6 or 7 places - meaning extra opportunities to get a return!
Paddy Power have exclusively increased their free bets offer to GBS readers to £/€20 free bet: claim you free bets here! Plus Paddy Power are already offering 7 places each way at The Open - full details and prices here!
Why choose Paddy Power for your golf betting? Firstly, they extended their each way terms at all 4 Majors in 2011 - including offering 7 places each way at the 2011 Open Championship. They refunded losing bets on Dustin Johnson at the 2010 PGA Championship after the 'bunker incident'; they also paid out on Tiger Woods to win the 2009 PGA Championship even though he eventually lost to YE Yang. To check out more of Paddy's money-back specials click here: Paddy Specials
The following bookmakers are already offering 7 places Each Way at the 2012 Open Championship:
Boylesports are offering 6 places EW at the Open Championship, plus there's a money-back special if an Irish player wins the Open. For full details and a £/€20 free bet click here and go to 'promotions' top left of the homepage.
Victor Chandler are offering 6 places EW at the Open Championship, plus there's a money-back special if Westwood, Garcia, Donald or Poulter win the Open. For full details and a £25 free bet click here and click the 'lost boys' slide.
Here's a selection of bookmakers are currently offering 6 places Each Way at the 2012 Open Championship:
PLEASE NOTE - all Each Way terms will change once the tournament starts, these extended places are only available before the first tee-time on Thursday of the event.
2012 seems to be the year of the no deposit offer - that's right, you can play poker, casino and games with the following offers without even committing to an initial deposit! Here's some of the best offers we've found:
No deposit sportsbook:
As seen on TV! Skybet are the only bookmakers currently with a no deposit deal - click here to claim your free £10!!
No deposit casino:
Limited Offer! Paddy Power Casino - £5 free No Deposit Required - click here to claim your free £5 now!
As seen on TV! Sky Vegas - £10 free No Deposit required - click here to claim your free £10 now!
No deposit poker:
New Offer! Bet365 Poker have launched a brand new $5 free, no deposit required offer - click here to claim your $5 now!
888Poker is one of the biggest online poker rooms in the world - click here to claim £12 in free chips, no deposit required!
No deposit games:
888Games have a fantastic range of games for you to get your teeth into - click here for £5 free with no deposit required!
Ladbrokes have also matched the 888 Offer with £5 free, no deposit required - click here to claim yours now!
New account offers from bookmakers are moving increasingly towards the 'risk-free' no-lose bet type offer, where the stake of your first bet is refunded back to your account if you first bet loses. The refund is usually in the form of a bonus or free bet (plus some carry rollover requirements before you can withdraw), however all these offers give you the chance to place your first bet safe in the knowledge that you'll have another chance if your first bet does lose!
Here's some of the best we've found for The Open Championship:
Place a £/€10 win bet on the player of your choice with Bodog. Let's assume his win odds are 25/1 - if he wins then you get £/€50 plus your £/€10 stake back; if he doesn't win then you get your £/€10 refunded as a bonus. Check the terms and conditions for full details and bonus rollover requirements - Full T&Cs here. Please Note - Bodog are also currently offering 6 places Each Way at the 2012 Open Championship.
No Rollover requirements. Place a £20 win bet on the player of your choice with Betfair. Let's assume his win odds are 25/1 - if he wins then you get £500 plus your £20 stake back; if he doesn't win then you get your £20 refunded. Check the terms and conditions for full details - Full T&Cs here
Last year's Majors reaped some great results for GBS follows: Steve Bamford tipped 22/1 US Open champion Rory McIlroy in his US Open Tips as well as 45/1 2nd place Jason Day; Paul Williams tipped 200/1 shot Thomas Bjorn in his Open Championship Tips; then Paul also tipped 100/1 shot Robert Karlsson in his US PGA Championship Outsiders column.