My lack of home internet connection (yep – still waiting for Telmex to come round and replace my bust modem) is not only frustrating the hell out of me, but costing me money too! Not just because doing paid ads on my other blogs is on hold, but also because I wanted to pick up some free bets on internet betting sites, and have a few little flutters on the World Cup. I could go to an internet cafe (well, that´s where I actually am at the moment) but I´m not entering credit card numbers or PayPal passwords into a shared PC, thank you very much.
You might argue that Telmex is actually saving me money, by stopping my betting spree. Well, we´ll see. I´m just going to have to pretend to have laid the bets. If you´re in the UK, or can wangle it to make it look like you do, then Ladbrokes seem to have the best offer. Bet a fiver on a game, and they´ll give you four free bets of five British pounds. There are terms and conditions of course – the main one being you don´t get the stake back on a free bet if you win. There´s plenty of other offers from other bookies though – click here for a decent list of them.
So anyway. My T&C´s. I´ll pretend to have taken advantage of Labrokes offer and thus I have 5 bets of £5 to lay. I’ll accept William Hills offer too, which is a free £25 bet with an initial £25 wager. The same deal at Tote Sport. So in total I have £125 I can slap down on 9 different bets. More if I win. In 30 days I’ll find out if Telmex has done me a favour, or cost me dear. To kick things off….
I’m going to go with my initial conviction that England and Spain will be the two finalists. I’ll put down £25 at William Hill at 12/1
I’ll put a £5 free Labrokes bet on Gerrado Torrado to score the first goal on Friday at a very generous 25/1
And my paid £5 bet at Labrokes on Mexico to beat South Africa by 3 goals to 1 at odds of 20/1.
Yes, they are all longish shots, but you don’t get decent payouts on ‘sure things’. Besides, I’m not betting with real money. So no need to wish me luck….