There’s nothing like the feeling of getting money back from a bet when you thought your chances of getting any cash back had all but disappeared. Over time, bookmakers have grown to realise that offering punters added insurance for their bet is a good way to ensure they remain loyal to a particular company.
While insurance-type promotions are popular there is one bet that they are most often applied to and that is accumulator bets. Paddy Power offers just such an offer against a couple of different sports and in this article, we’ll take a closer look at each of the offers available on the site and explain how each works and what rules and regulations are in place for the offer.
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Let’s begin by taking a look at Paddy Power’s Acca Insurance Offer for top UK and European Football.
Paddy Power Football Special Offer
Football accumulator betting is always hugely popular and many sites offer acca betting offers and Paddy Power is no exception with its Acca Insurance Offer.
All you need to do is place a qualifying pre-match acca bet of at least five selections on the Win/Draw/Win market from a wide range of any UK, European or top International matches. If one of your selections lets you down, but the remaining selections all win, then Paddy Power will refund your bet as a free bet (up to a maximum bet value of £50).
Unlike some other offers (such as Bet365’s Euro Soccer Bonus), Paddy Power’s Football Special Offer is applicable across a very broad range of football leagues and competitions. The full list of all competitions you can select fixtures from to formulate your acca bet is outlined below:
- Premier League
- Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two
- FA Cup & Capital One Cup
- Johnstone’s Paint Trophy
- La Liga (Spain)
- Bundesliga (Germany)
- Serie A (Italy)
- Ligue 1 (France)
- Scottish Premier League
- Scottish Championship, League One and League Two
- Scottish Cup & League Cup
- Champions League
- Europa League
- European Championship Qualification Games
- World Cup Qualification Games
- Senior International Friendly Matches
One thing to note is that while this offer tends to be available throughout the year, you can only really use it when the football season is in progress, which means that by the end of May, the offer will likely not be available again until the football season starts in earnest in August.
The other key issue to note is that to qualify for the bonus the minimum odds of any of the legs that make up the acca must not be of odds of less than 1/5. Therefore, there may be some games between the very strongest and weakest teams on the coupon which if selected, would disqualify you from the offer.
Finally, you can earn a maximum of four free bet bonuses as part of this offer in a 24-hour period, however you can make more accumulator bets in this time period if you wish, however if you trigger the bonus more than four times in a 24-hour period, it will only be paid on the first four instances.
Paddy Power NFL and NBA Acca Insurance
In addition to offering punters the chance to bet on football and receive insurance against their accumulator losing, Paddy Power are also offering punters who bet on two top American sports, the NFL and NBA basketball, a similar money back special offer for accumulator bets.
Once again, this offer applies to any accumulator bets consisting of selections from the NFL or NBA matches on the match betting market for the games in question. You can combine selections from both sports in a single bet if you would like to do so.
All you need to do is make your five or more Match Betting selections from games taking place in the two competitions listed above and then place your bet. Then if one of your five selections lets you down, but the other four all win, Paddy Power will refund your stake as a free bet (up to a maximum value of £50).
One important thing to note is that each selection you make for your qualifying acca bet must have odds of no shorter than 1/5. Which means that some games where the odds on one team winning are very slim, you may not be able to use that selection to formulate your bet if the odds are lower than this threshold.
The key thing to note with this offer is that if you trigger the offer and receive your stake back as a free bet, you have seven days within which to use your free bet before it expires. In addition, when you place a bet with your free bet and if that bet subsequently wins, then you will not receive back your free bet stake with any winnings.
Furthermore, you can only use this offer when the NFL and NBA seasons are running which generally means that this offer is available from September through to April each year. The NFL season runs from September through to early February, with the NBA season running from autumn through until the end of April.
You can earn up to four £50 free bet tokens in a single 24-hour period, though you are free to place as many accumulator bets on these markets as you like.
What is the verdict on Paddy Power’s Acca Insurance offers?
So what is the official verdict on these two acca insurance offers from Paddy Power? First off, we like the flexibility of the offers. There’s a huge selection of football competitions you can select from each week for that particular offer, while when the NFL and NBA seasons are in full swing, there is an equally good selection of match ups in North America to pick from.
The fact you can trigger each offer four times during a single 24-hour period will also interest punters who like to place several bets too.
There’s little in the way of prohibitive rules and regulations that mean that these offers are difficult to trigger. Provided you make your selections from the right market and at the right odds (anything better than 1/5) then you won’t have any problems at all using these offers to give your bet some added insurance should one leg let you down.