Paddy Power offers so many free bets you can get pretty spoiled for choice on how to get them. The question is what do you do once you actually have a free bet? Sign up to Paddy Power here.
One school of thought is that you just stick it on the first horse you see or the same football team you’re betting on normally anyway. Sure you can do this, I mean I’m not going to tell you how to spend your money… or your free bet in this case. But there are some strategies you might want to keep in mind when using your free bet.
First (and most importantly) we’re not a tipster so we’re not going to tell you what exactly you should be betting on. Instead we’re going to tell you what to look for when you’re placing your bets.
It should be pretty obvious that you want to be betting within the terms and conditions of the free bet to begin with. We’ll look at this in more detail later but you need to keep it in mind otherwise you’ll miss the chance to get a free bet. You’ll also need to remember that different promotions are going to work a little differently when it comes to placing your free bet.
If you have a free bet credit then generally you’ll want to place your bet on some fairly decent odds (something above 4/5.0 for example) rather than on a heavy favourite because you’re not getting the stake back you might as well make something from it. Other bets might give you a risk free bet which requires you to place a bet with your own money and refund it if you lose. With this you need to make sure you’re betting within the rules of the offer but you get the stake back.