While the casual sports fan may feel that the sport of Ice Hockey belongs firmly on the rinks of North America and Eastern Europe, it’s actually hugely popular all across the globe. Western and mainland European countries have their own leagues and, as we see whenever the Winter Olympics come around, Ice Hockey is enjoyed all over the world.
It’s always been popular with the betting community too and in any sport where goals or points are involved, there is the opportunity to publish a host of side markets. Along with those side markets come a growing selection of Ice Hockey price boosts so let’s get right on and see where we can pick up some extra value.
Many bookmakers are active when it comes to listing enhanced odds deals for new customers. It’s a kind of increased welcome bonus, subject to a winning bet, but these tend to focus on football and other ‘mainstream’ sports, and we’ve yet to see an offer relating to ice hockey.
It is perfectly possible that these will appear in the future and if so, they will relate to the biggest games of all such as the final stages of the Stanley Cup in North America or the final of the Winter Olympics. These would take a small, possibly odds on price and take it much higher, potentially up to 25/1 or beyond and if they do start to arrive on ice hockey matches, we will publish details.
While new customers can’t currently get enhanced odds on the ice hockey when they sign up for a new account, there are many price boosts listed for those that are already on board. The difference between these and the welcome deals is that the price increases are smaller, but the terms are better with profits paid in cash and no fixed stake.
While the terms and the mechanics of each offer may vary, a typical example may focus on one game and list a price boost of up to one point on either team to win it. Alternatively, there may be a series of games with winning doubles or trebles listed with slightly higher price boosts and if all teams involved win, the increased profit is yours.
Once again, we may see more of these offers come along when the bigger tournaments come around. On a national level, the Winter Olympics and Ice Hockey World Cup will get some attention while in America’s MLB season these promos will certainly come to the fore.
At these times of the year, we may see daily ice hockey price boosts being made available.
If we were to see some ice hockey enhanced odds deals dropping in for new customers in the future, these are likely to come from the bookies who are most active with this type of deal. Ladbrokes, Coral, 888Sport and GentingBet regularly publish this type of offer for other sports and would seem the most likely to cross over to winter sports.
For daily boosts, SkyBet, Ladbrokes and William Hill are perhaps the most active of the established bookies but we can also expect to see offers coming in from Winner Sports, SportNation, Sport Pesa and many more. Price boosts are an increasingly common way for bookies to reward loyalty and some, such as Ladbrokes, even give you the chance to boost a daily bet on the sport of your choice.
As we look for the best enhanced offers on all sports, we will look to bring you the best ice hockey deals as they are made known to us so keep checking back and see how you can claim some extra value on this growing sport.