Tennis is one of those sports that we can enjoy throughout the year with indoor and outdoor tournaments taking place right across the globe. The rise of television broadcasting has also helped the growth of this sport and if you have access to satellite or cable TV, chances are you can watch every single professional tournament from the major men’s and women’s tours.
It’s also a sport that has traditionally been popular with the betting community too and its rise has been noticed by the bookmakers who seem to be introducing more and more tennis-based promotions. In amongst those offers are a host of price boosts and enhanced odds deals so let’s take a look at those in more detail.
A typical enhanced odds offer for new customers to any bookmaker would take the favourites for a tournament and increase their price quite considerably. For example, if Roger Federer was on offer at 2/1 to win Wimbledon in 2018 in the standard markets, a bookie, looking to add some new customers, might look to lift that figure up to 25/1 or possibly higher.
Naturally there would be terms and you could expect a fixed stake of £1.00 with the enhanced portion of that profit being paid in free bet tokens but there is still the potential for increased returns once these have been used up.
Alternatively, an operator such as 888Sport may list their standard welcome offer, and provide a bonus bet to be used on one of the major tennis tournaments. While these deals can be generous, they do tend to only come along when any of the sport’s four Grand Slams appears on the calendar but you can claim a different type of price boost on a more regular basis.
A more common tennis price boost is offered to existing customers who have already signed up. These increases will be smaller but the terms are more flexible and there should be more options to choose from.
For example, once a tournament reaches a final you may see a lift of one point on either player to win. Alternatively, a bookmaker may quote an enhanced multiple where two or three players need to win their games in opening rounds and perhaps the prices here will increase by up to two points.
While the boosts are smaller than the increases that we saw in the previous section, the benefit here is that there is no fixed stake and all profits should be returned in cash.
The list of bookmakers who quote enhanced odds offers for new customers may be subject to change but over a number of years, Coral and Ladbrokes have been among the busiest. We’ve already mentioned 888Sport whose promos are a little different from the rest while other operators who do this on a less frequent basis might include SportNation, GentingBet and Sport Pesa.
With regards to existing customer price boosts, the list of participating bookmakers is far more extensive and virtually all bookies offer something for their regular, loyal account holders.
Among the most active are Winner Sports, BetBright, SkyBet and William Hill but chances are that your bookmaker will offer some tennis price boosts, even if it’s only for those Grand Slam events.
The types of offers that we have listed above work in very different ways but each of them can provide extra value, whether it’s with the potential for an extra cash profit or via the slightly more circuitous route of free bet tokens.
We’ll also look to bring you the best of these offers as we see them so keep reading and look out for some extra value in the tennis betting markets.