Betting is a funny old game, for so many reasons. For starters, you can think you’ve come up with the perfect bet or two, have a look at the odds at a bookmaker and realise that they’re not really that good. Perhaps you decide to go ahead and place your bet anyway, only to discover after the fact that another bookie would have given you much better odds if only you’d bothered to shop around a little. It’s too late by then, of course, so you feel thoroughly deflated.
One of the things you can do to avoid the lack of a decent price when you look at the odds is to place an accumulator rather than individual bets. The combination of events that have reasonably long odds on their own with the unlikelihood of them all coming home at the same time will see your odds shoot up even higher. But there’s nothing you can do about other bookmakers having better odds than yours, is there? Thanks to BetVictor, there is now! Their Price Promise on Football Accumulators does just that, which is what I’ll explain here.
What’s the Deal?
BetVictor’s Price Promise on Football Accumulators is designed to ensure that you never feel short-changed if you place a bet with them. All you need to do is place a winning accumulator bet containing five legs or more and if another bookie would have given you better odds at the time you made the bet then BetVictor will pay you the difference in cash.
One thing I should say at this point is that the better odds have to be from a leading bookmaker, meaning that you can’t just say your mate promised you 2000/1 odds. In fact, there’s a specific list of rival bookies that BetVictor will search the odds of if your bet is a winner. They are:
- BetFair’s sportsbook
- Sky Bet
- William Hill
The beauty of bookmaker’s systems nowadays is that you don’t need to worry about scouring all of those websites when you place your bet to see if it would have been better elsewhere; the computers will do it all for you and credit your account automatically. That means the only thing that you need to worry about is picking a winning accumulator, which is tricky enough!
What Can You Bet On?
This offer is for the Match Betting market on any match in a football league that BetVictor offer odds on. That’s the Win/Draw/Win market, sometimes called 1/x/2 on a bookie’s website. The bet has to be placed ahead of time, so In-Play bets won’t count for this offer. It’s also on 90 minute results, meaning half-time predictions won’t qualify for this one either.
What Are the Major Terms & Conditions?
You know what you can bet on and you also know the bookmakers that BetVictor consider to be their rivals, but there are a couple of other things I think you’ll do well to know about ahead of time. For starters, the offer is available on football accumulators with five or more legs and up to a maximum of twenty legs. To be honest, though, I think if you’re putting on an accumulator with more than twenty legs in it then you’re either supremely confident about what you’re doing or else you’re going to be looking at pretty exceptional odds anyway!
This one is reasonably self-explanatory, but the offer is only available for proper odds. In other words, if a rival bookie has got an enhanced odds deal running at the time then it won’t be taken into account when BetVictor have a look at the odds you would have got elsewhere. Instead they’ll look at the 1/x/2 odds for each game and everything will be verified by a third party called TX Odds.
You can place your bet at any time up to the point the first match kicks-off, but BetVictor will be looking at the minute prior to when you actually click the button to confirm your bet. That means that if the odds shift during the time that you’re weighing up your options then it will be the state they’re in at the last moment that counts. The additional winnings will be added to your account automatically within 48 hours and there are no turnover requirements attached to them – it’s just cash in your account.
The last things you’ll want to be aware of in advance of placing your bet is the fact that you won’t be able to Cash it Out, either fully or partially, if you’re hoping to take advantage of the offer. I’ve already mentioned that your bets have to of the pre-match variety, which means that In-Play ones aren’t eligible. Just as BetVictor won’t consider odds that are enhanced from another bookie when doing their comparison, equally they won’t include bets placed with their own Bet Boosts.
Is It a Good Offer?
This feels like one of those occasions when there’s no real downside to taking advantage of the offer, to be honest. Yes there are a few little things such as the competitor’s price having to be valid for fifteen consecutive minutes in order for it to be considered as being valid for the offer, but that doesn’t make any difference to you as the bettor.
Unless you only place accumulators with four or fewer legs or twenty-one or more then I’m not sure why you wouldn’t want to take BetVictor up on the offer, really. They do all of the hard work for you, it’s protecting you against missing out on better odds anywhere else and it means that you might have a little surprise waiting for you when you go to check your winnings.
The only genuine reason that you might not want to use BetVictor’s Price Promise is if you’re not all that confident about the selections in your accumulator. In that instance, finding a bookie that has a good Acca Insurance offer might be more helpful to you.