Wimbledon is in full swing and along with the scent of Strawberries and Cream in the air, the splosh of Pimms in a glass and the sound of hundreds of tennis players grunting and groaning their way through the competition, it is also one of the busiest betting fortnight’s of the year. Some experts are cheerfully reckoning that upwards of £650m will be bet on Wimbledon alone across the 14 days of tennis action.
That means there’s plenty of reasons why bookmakers will be keen to persuade you to bet with them across Wimbledon fortnight and there are some fantastic offers about for punters who are keen on a little flutter on what happens as the All England Club.
While many of these offers are put together specifically for Wimbledon there is one particular offer which is available not just for Wimbledon, but throughout the tennis season and it is such a fantastic offer that it is incredible more people don’t take full advantage.
I’m referring to the Bet365 Sport Tennis Accumulator Bonus promotion and in this article we are going to explore a great deal more about what the article is and how you can use it at Wimbledon, or indeed at any other major tennis tournament that takes place throughout the year.
What is Bet365’s Tennis Accumulator Bonus?
In it’s simplest form, Bet365’s Tennis Accumulator bonus is an extra amount of cash that is paid out to a punter who successfully lands a tennis accumulator bet on top of their standard winnings, dependent upon certain conditions being met. How the extra amount of cash the winning punter earns is calculated and the certain conditions of the offer are what makes up the key elements of the bonus.
First off, in order to qualify for this bonus you need to ensure that your bet will qualify. In order to do that, you need to make your selection from any Singles or Doubles matches from any of the following tennis professional tours.
- Grand Slam events (such as Wimbledon)
- Any ATP Tour Event
- Any WTA Tour Event
- Any Challenger Tour Event
In addition, you can also include a number of matches from this trio of team events:
- The Davis Cup
- The Federations Cup
- The Hopman Cup
Although there are just seven different tournaments/tours listed, this actually covers almost every conceivable tennis match you are likely to find to bet on at Bet365 Sport, so that means you have a massive choice of games to bet on. Certainly more options than you would find on the similar and hugely popular Euro Soccer Bonus for football games.
Once you are satisfied that the games you are going to bet on are from the list above, then the next thing to do is bet on one of the three qualifying markets for the offer. You can bet on any Singles or Doubles match (including Mixed Doubles) but all your selections on the accumulator must be taken from three markets:
- To Win Match Market
- First Set Winner Market
- Set Betting Market
You can mix and match the three different markets across different bets in the same accumulator if you prefer, or you can make all your selections from the same market. How you put together the accumulator bet is up to you, provided each selection is taken from one of these three markets.
Once you have formulated your accumulator by adding qualifying selections based on the criteria listed above, you can then place your bet by entering your stake next to the accumulator box on the bet slip and then click Place Bet. Now all you have to do is sit back, watch the action unfold via Bet365’s comprehensive Live Streaming service for tennis and then fingers crossed, your bet could well come in.
My Tennis Accumulator bet has won, how much extra will I win?
If your tennis accumulator bet meets the above criteria and is successful, then you will win your bet and then Bet365 will calculate how much of a bonus they will pay you on top of your standard win. This can range from a very small amount, to up to a maximum of £100,000, so the range in prizes is absolutely huge and depends on a number of factors.
Obviously the key factors for any bet are the combined odds of your accumulator bet when you place it and the size of your initial stake. Indeed, this is how Bet365 will work out your initial returns before their bonus is applied.
Your bonus is calculated based on the number of successful selections you had on your winning accumulator bet. The greater the number of selections you have, then the larger your bonus prize will be. Your bonus is calculated as a percentage of your winnings based on how many selections were on the bet.
The full table outlining each bet type and the bonus associated with it is detailed below
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This is best shown by means of an example. Let’s say that you place a Tennis Accumulator bet with Bet365 of 10 selections at odds of 100/1 and you place a £50 bet on that. Let’s now say that all your ten selections win and your bet comes in.
As a standard bet you would receive back £50 x 100, £5,000, plus your £50 stake back for a total return of £5,050.
However, with the Tennis Accumulator Bonus, you receive an additional 40% of your winnings as a bonus. 40% of £5,000 is £2,000, which means that your total return would be £5,000 + £2,000 plus your stake money (£50) back. A total return of £7,050.
As you can see, when you add a significant number of selections and have a bigger potential win, the amount of bonus you can earn is considerable, which can radically improve the overall value of your bet.
Although Bet365 Sport’s Tennis Acca Bonus is without doubt one of the best tennis promotions you can find online, you still may want a flutter on the Outright Winner markets. Here’s our Wimbledon tips for you for both the Men’s and Women’s Singles tournaments.
Men’s Singles Outright Winner
We’ve already seen some big names head out of the tournament after just one day of action and if anything, the results that have come through suggest that it is going to be a battle between the four big names once again for the Men’s title.
While the likes of Marin Cilic and Milos Raonic have a big serve, the sheer all round quality of Tennis’ big four, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and current Champion Andy Murray means it would be a huge shock if all four didn’t line up against each other in the semi finals.
Of that quartet, Murray has doubters due to his erratic form of late plus the fact he came into the tournament nursing a hip injury and that is going to be a real problem the further he goes into the tournament, especially if he aggravates the injury. Djokovic too has suffered from a lack of form for the past 12 months or so and while he showed glimpses of his old form, he is not yet back to his best.
Nadal is the man in form after an incredible 10th French Open title win just a few weeks back, but he is not a grass court specialist, whereas the seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer, a winner on the grass courts at Halle just a fortnight ago and well-rested having sat out the French Open to prepare for Wimbledon, is in form and I believe the man to beat this year.
Women’s Singles Outright Winner
While the men’s draw seems to be a choice between four players, the women’s draw is arguably the most open Wimbledon Championship in many years. Serena Williams’ absence due to her pregnancy has left a void at the top of the women’s game and levelled the playing field, so much so that rank outsider Jelena Ostapenko surprised everybody to win the French Open last month.
Another outsider could do the job at Wimbledon, but a lot of the smart money is going on one of two players. The first of these is Eastbourne winner Karolina Pliskova. She is a very talented player who is at home on grass and who has Grand Slam final experience. She hasn’t yet won one, but this could be her biggest opportunity.
Last year’s runner up Angelique Kerber is also in with a great shout. The German World Number 1 reached the final last year and is a three time Grand Slam winner. She has the game to battle through a tough draw to reach the final.
Other players to consider include British ace Johanna Konta, who is well-suited to grass courts while Petra Kvitova’s incredible return from injury sustained last March after she was stabbed by an intruder at her home, sees her as a crowd favourite and the two-time Wimbledon Champion is another worthy of serious consideration, but for our tip, we think Pliskova just has the edge.