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The biggest sporting event in the world, the 2018 FIFA World Cup gets underway on June 15 in Russia. Fittingly, the Brazilian national team goes in as tournament favourites, ahead of Argentina, Germany and Spain The good news for sports betting fans is that the Australian bookmakers are falling over themselves to offer great value betting bonuses and promotions on the World Cup, and we publish all of those offers right here!

2018 World Cup Finals Offers and Bonuses

Sportsbet early payout

Get an early payout on all World Cup Group matches with Sportsbet. All Win Draw Win bets will be paid out at half time if your selection is in front.

Sportsbet World Cup early payout offer

CrownBet bonus

The easiest way to earn a $100 bonus bet on the 2018 World Cup is by placing a bet on any Group match with CrownBet. If you do, and Australia wins one of their matches, CrownBet will award you with a $100 bonus bet.

CrownBet World Cup bonus offer

Bet365 first goal scorer bonus

Bet365 will pay unlimited places on all each way first goal bets during regular time in all World Cup matches. If you select a player to kick the first goal, and instead they score the 5th goal, the place portion of you each way bet will be paid as a winner.

Bet365 each way World Cup bonus

Ladbrokes early payout offer

Ladbrokes will pay out on Win Draw Win bets that are leading at half time. This means that if your selection loses the match in the second half, you will still receive your winning dividend!

Ladbrokes early payout bonus offer

Same game multi refund

Sportsbet will also refund losing same game multi bets where just one leg fails. This offer applies to all 3+ leg same game multis. The refund will be credited in bonus bets.

Sportsbet same game multi refund

AFL Betting Offers and Bookmaker Promotions for the 2018 Season

AFL betting promotions for 2018

Throughout the 2018 AFL season, Free Bet Deals will publish relevant bookmaker bonuses and promotions that can help you profit from AFL matches. By taking advantage of bookmaker specific promotions, you can be rewarded with free bets and bonuses on the AFL. Please note, that these offers are not available to residents of South Australia unless stated otherwise.

AFL Footy Tipping for 2018

The footy tipping competitions run by bookmakers are down in numbers a little this year. One that is still running is Sportsbet’s Million Dollar Tipping competition. The beauty of this competition is that you can win an overall prize of $100,000 for the being the season’s best tipster, plus you can win a weekly prize of $10,000. Entry is free so you don’t have much to lose.

You can also find out details on CrownBet’s AFL’s tipping competition and how registering as a CrownBet Rewards member can bring you additional prizes.

Taking Advantage of AFL Betting Offers

The purpose of this page is to deliver punters exceptional value when betting on the AFL each week. AFL betting is so popular nowadays that the bookies are clambering over themselves to offer bonuses specific to each AFL round. If you are interested in the NRL, we also cover bookmaker offers specific to each round of NRL action.

This is great news for the astute punter. It may pay to open accounts with a few bookmakers and deposit a small amount in order to unlock the value on offer each week. When you fancy a bet on a particular AFL match, check back with this page to ensure that there is no promotion on offer for the game.

Enter AFL footy tipping competitions

With the 2018 AFL season just about to kick off, we preview the free footy tipping competitions available where you can earn weekly prize money. Unlike in years previous, there are fewer free competitions on offer this year. Sportsbet is continuing with their long running AFL Million Dollar Tipping competition, whilst CrownBet has a special Round 1 tipping competition.

CrownBet offers $250,000 for tipping 9 winners in Round 1

CrownBet $250,000 AFL footy tipping competition

CrownBet has reverted back to running a stand-alone tipping competition, this time with a twist. All you have to do is correctly tip all 9 winners in Round 1 in order to share in the $250,000 cash prize. If you’re the only correct entry, you will receive the whole $250,000! You can register here for CrownBet’s AFL Tipping competition.

Tipping with a difference

The beauty of CrownBet’s 2018 AFL tipping competition is that it only runs for 1 week. Normally what happens with tipping contests, is that if you fall off the pace early, you lose interest. Well not if the competition only goes for 1 week! CrownBet’s AFL tipping contest could not be more simple, just enter all 9 tips for Round 1 of the AFL action, no need for any points margins.

Given that entry is free to this competition via CrownBet, we recommend registering an account with them and exposing yourself to greater prize money. If you place the odd wager, there are also other benefits associated with being a CrownBet member.

Competition details:

  1. Entry is free to CrownBet’s AFL tipping competition
  2. The competition is for Round 1 only
  3. Round 1 total prize pool is $250,000
  4. All correct entries will share the total prize pool

AFL Million Dollar Tipping with Sportsbet

Sportsbet AFL Million Dollar Tipping

Sportsbet is running its flagship Million Dollar Tipping game again in 2018. It is the most valuable of all the AFL footy tipping competitions. Weekly winners will share in $10,000 worth of prizes, whilst the overall winner will collect $100,000! The competition requires you to tip the winner of all 9 matches per round, however, it differs from other AFL games in that you need to select the correct winning margin for 1 match per round. The margin component helps determine a weekly winner where there is more than one entrant with 9 correct tips. Enter Million Dollar Tipping

How to play:

  1. Register an account, entry is free.
  2. Select a winner from each AFL match every round
  3. Select the correct margin of a match each round
  4. Weekly winner collects $10k
  5. Season winner gets $100,000

AFL footy tipping multi bet bonuses

If you fancy combining your footy tips together for a multi bet, you can do so with any of Australia’s online bookmakers for any round of the AFL. The benefit of a multi bet, as compared to standard footy tipping, is that you get to choose the games that you want included in your bet. If you are only confident of 4 teams winning, then you only need to place a 4 leg multi bet. However, multi bets are not free, you’ll need to wager some money. Below are some offers from prominent bookmakers that will refund a losing multi bet. Many betting companies refund losing multi bets if just one leg fails to win.

More AFL betting bonuses

If you are after bookmaker specials on AFL multi bets, or perhaps betting bonuses on particular matches, not just footy tipping, you can visit this page and read through the various offers available.

NRL bookmaker betting bonuses for the 2018 Season

NRL betting offers for 2018 season

Stay abreast of all of the bookmaker betting bonuses for the 2018 NRL season. We publish the promotions specific to NRL matches from Australia’s online betting operators. Whether it be footy tipping, multi bet bonuses, cash back refunds or boosted odds, we’ve got it all here.

NRL footy tipping for 2018

It’s not too late to enter free and very popular tipping competitions. Whilst you may have missed the chance to win the overall prize, there are some great weekly prizes to be won. If you are looking for AFL footy tipping for 2018, you can click on this link to read about some free tipping competitions.

Sportsbet NRL tipping

Sportsbet runs their NRL Million Dollar tipping competition with the same rules and prizes as for their AFL tipping competition. Entry for this competition is free and you can win up to $10,000 in prizes for every round of the NRL.

Why are there weekly NRL offers from bookmakers

The competitive nature of the Australian betting industry has forced online bookmakers to offer their clients generous bonus refunds and valuable promotions on all sports. NRL betting accounts for a significant proportion of sports betting turnover, hence the focus on promotions from the bookmakers for each round of the NRL season. Whilst some member bonuses are now not permitted in NSW, they are in other states of Australia.

All of this is great news for NRL punters. If you are clever and disciplined with your betting and bookmaker accounts, it is possible to open new accounts with different bookmakers in order to take advantage of these fantastic offers and get more value for betting dollar. We will post all of the available bonuses for betting on the NRL on this page throughout the 2018 season.

Sportsbet AFL Tipping Competition – Million Dollar Tipping

Register for Sportsbet’s free AFL tipping competition for the 2018 season and have the chance to share in $1 million dollars worth of prizes including $20,000 on offer each week! Register here.

Sportsbet free 2018 AFL tipping competition

Sportsbet AFL Million Dollar Tipping Competition is Free to Enter

Entry to the Sportsbet.com.au AFL Million Dollar Tipping Competition is absolutely free. All you need to do is register a new account with Sportsbet, if you’re not already a customer. Once registered you are free to enter the AFL tipping competition. There is no obligation to deposit any money or place any bets in order to register. There are also other free tipping competitions on offer for season 2017 that are worthwhile entering.

Prizes on Offer for 2018 AFL Tipping Competition

In total, Sportsbet is putting up $450,000 in prize money plus loads more in free bets and giveaways for the 2018 AFL season.

Overall Prize Winnner Collects $100,000

If you are the best AFL tipster for the entire season, you will collect $100,000 in prize money from Sportsbet. The overall winner is the person who accumulates the most successful tips throughout the regular season.

How to Play AFL Million Dollar Tipping

Playing Sportsbet’s AFL Tipping Competition is easy. Simply enter your tips for the 9 AFL matches each round. Sportsbet will select one match per round where you must enter the winning margin. This helps narrow the field for determining the weekly prize winner.

NRL Million Dollar Tipping

Sportsbet also offers a free tipping competition for the 2018 NRL season. The contest is run in much the same vein as the AFL competition, with weekly prizes and a grand overall prize.

Sportsbet is also highly active when it comes to providing promotions and bonuses specifically for AFL matches. They offer some great value cash back offers and refunds, you can read about these and other AFL betting bonuses here.

Australian Open tennis graphic for 2018

The 2018 Australian Open tennis tournament runs from January 15 – January 28 in Melbourne, Australia. The event is significant because it is the first tennis grand slam of the year, it is also significant for the Australian bookmakers who will be clamouring over each other to offer Australian punters the best offers in a bid to entice wagering on the event.

Profiting from bookmaker offers on the Australian Open

With all of the bookmaker action surrounding the Australian Open, punters have a good opportunity to profit from the various bonuses on offer. We’re going to take a look at how best to approach betting on the Australian Open in order to maximise value. Please note that all of the promotions on this page are not available in NSW, you can ready why that is here.

Tournament odds betting with Betfair

If you intend to place a bet on the tournament winners market, by far the best value is offered by the betting exchange Betfair. This is especially the case for players at longer odds. One example is outsider Marin Cilic, with any online agency, the best odds you will find before the tournament starts is $29. However, on the betting exchange he is listed at $41.

The ability to lay off with Betfair on futures markets

The other significant benefit of betting on an exchange like Betfair for the tennis tournament markets, is the ability to lay off your bet after your players price comes in. For example, if you like a player at long odds to win the event and you back them at say $15, you can then lay off that price at $10 after they win a couple of matches and earn a risk free bet to nothing at odds of $5. Visit Betfair to view the latest Australian Open odds.

More free bet offers

Of course, you could qualify for a free bet independent of the tennis by signing up for a new account with a new bookmaker. The free bet from the new bookie could then be used to place on a tennis market, perhaps even offset the free bet from William Hill?

Summarising the bookmaker offers

The bottom line is, there are many bookmaker promotions on the Australian Open tennis tournament. If you’re going to have a bet, it’s worth sifting through the promotions to see who is offering what. You might earn yourself a free bonus bet or benefit from a refund offer or a winning bet at great odds.

The 2017 French Open tennis tournament runs from May 28 through to the 11th June 2017. In the Men’s draw, Rafael Nadal will be aiming to win his 10th trophy at Roland Garros. There is plenty of interest surrounding the event and plenty of bookmaker promotions specifically for this French Open tennis championship.

2017 French Open Betting Promotions

Free live streaming of every match with Bet365

Perhaps the best deal on the French Open tennis this year is with Bet365. Members of the betting agency can live stream every match via their account at no charge. Those without Foxtel shall rejoice! Visit Bet365 to register an account and access the live coverage.

Women’s outright market odds boost

If you fancy a player in the Women’s draw, you’re best advised to place your bet with Ladbrokes. The reason being, you can take advantage of the ‘Odds Boost’ on the tournament winners market. Using this promotion will ensure that you’re getting the best odds. Visit Ladbrokes.

More offers will be published as they become available from the various bookmakers offering markets on this event.

French Open Betting Summary

The clay court championship of the year gets underway at Roland Garros on May 28. A resurgent Rafael Nadal is the $1.80 favourite in the Men’s draw. He will face stiff opposition from Novak Djokovic ($4.20), who is rumoured to have the services of Andre Agassi in his support team. Other contenders include the out-of-form Andy Murray, the in-form Dominic Thiem and Stan Wawrinka.

The Championships betting information

The highlight of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival, The Championships combines the major feature races in two action packed Saturday race days at Randwick. The Championships consists of two Saturday race meets on April 1st and April 8th 2017.

The Championships Feature Races

Day 2 of the Championships features an incredible 9 Group races. The highlight of the card will be seeing champion mare attempt to make it 17 consecutive victories in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

The Championships Group 1 races

– Queen Elizabeth Stakes
– Sydney Cup
– Australian Oaks
– Coolmore Stakes

The Sydney Championships Day 2 betting offers

Betting offers on the Championships will return in 2019. Until then, best to see what other online betting promotions are available.

Please note: These offers are not available to residents of NSW. You can read why that is by clicking here.

Betting Offers and Promotions for the 2016 Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival

Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival feature days

View the current bookmaker bonuses and promotions specific to the 2016 Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. The Free Bet Deals team is publishing all of the offers from betting agencies throughout the 2016 Carnival to assist you to derive the most value from each of the feature race days.

Oaks Day 2016

The 2016 VRC Crown Oaks was won by 100-1 shot Lasqueti Spirit. Jockey Brenton Avdulla led from start to finish on the underrated filly and ended up scoring by nearly 4 lengths.

2016 Crown Oaks results

1st – Lasqueti Spirit
2nd – Harlow Gold
3rd – Eleonora

Melbourne Cup 2016

Australia was treated to a thrilling finish in the 2016 Melbourne Cup with Almandin and Heartbreak City racing neck-and-neck down the last 400m of the Flemington straight. It was the Lloyd Williams owned Almandin that prevailed, with jockey Kerrin McEvoy on board.

2016 Melbourne Cup Results

1st – Almandin
2nd – Heartbreak City
3rd – Hartnell
4th – Qewy
5th – Who Shot Thebarman

Derby Day 2016

A bumper Derby Day crowd witnessed a great day of racing, with history being made when Prized Icon saluted in the Victoria Derby for trainer James Cummings. Cummings great grandfather, his grandfather (Bart Cummings) and his father (Anthony Cummings) have all trained Derby winners. No one at the track missed the run of Oceanographer in the 2500m Lexus Stakes. So impressive was the victory, that Oceanographer is now a firm second favourite to Hartnell for the 2016 Melbourne Cup.

2016 Victoria Derby Results

1st – Prized Icon
2nd – Sacred Elixir
3rd – Inference

The 2016 Cox Plate

The 2016 Cox Plate was run at Moonee Valley racecourse on October 22nd. The race is Australia’s premier weight-for-age championship and was won by champion mare, Winx, for the second consecutive year.

2016 Cox Plate Results

1st – Winx
2nd – Hartnell
3rd – Yankee Rose
4th – Vadamos
5th – Awesome Rock

Spring Carnival free betting offers for new customers

Australian bookmakers generally offer free bonus bets to customers who register a new account with them. Our list of available new account bonus bets can be found here. These offers are a great way to start betting with a decent head start. The feature race day promotions for the Carnival are available in addition to these welcome offers.

Free $500 AFL Grand Final tipping competition

The 2016 AFL Grand Final is to be fought out between the Sydney Swans and the Western Bulldogs. To celebrate the finale to the AFL season, Free Bet Deals is conducting a free AFL Grand Final tipping competition where the winner will receive a $500 bonus bet prize. The contest is limited to users of the Free Bet Deals website and social media channels.

What’s involved?

You need to correctly select the winner of the AFL Grand Final and nominate a winning margin. In the likely event that two or more entries correctly select the winning team, the competition prize will be awarded to the participant that nominates the points margin that is closest to the final match result.

The prize

The competition is run in conjunction with bookmaker William Hill Australia. The winner will receive a complimentary $500 bonus bet from William Hill.

How to enter:

  1. Register for the competition by clicking the ‘start’ above.
  2. Entry to the competition is free.
  3. If you are not already a William Hill member, you will need to register a new account in order to play. There are no deposit requirements.
  4. New members can receive William Hill’s sign up bonus and participate for the $500 bonus bet prize
  5. Select the team you think will win the AFL Grand Final.
  6. Nominate a winning margin.
  7. Sit back and watch the game!

Grand Final Preview

What a season of AFL football we have enjoyed so far! The Western Bulldogs narrowly claimed victory over Greater Western Sydney to advance to their first AFL Grand Final in 55 years. It’s a different story for the finals hardened Swans. This will be their third grand final appearance in the last 5 years.

In what has been a very tight season, Sydney finished on top of the AFL ladder and have arguably been the best team all year. They unexpectedly dropped their first finals match to GWS, but have since enjoyed resounding victories over Adelaide and Geelong. The Bulldogs have come from 7th spot, defeating West Coast Eagles in Perth, Hawthorn and GWS. They have overcome all sorts of adversity throughout the season, primarily injuries to key players.

If the Dogs were to get up, it would certainly complete the fairytale, and no neutral supporter would be disappointed. However, they remain slight outsiders, the Swans midfield and finals experience will count for plenty.

Selection: Sydney by 23 points