Sky Sports Soccer Saturday may have undergone a facelift this season, but its sideshow prediction game Super 6 remains the biggest free-to-play betting promotion in the business.
With literally millions of players, you probably don’t need us to tell you what Sky Bet’s Super 6 is, but have you tried any of the alternative free betting games out there?
Everyone loves a free bet and that’s essentially what these prediction games boil down to, so make the most of your free hits every weekend as we pick out the best of the rest.
1-2-Free – Ladbrokes
I played this game almost every week last season and although I never landed the £100 cash jackpot, I did manage to collect a lot of free bets from my efforts. The game couldn’t be simpler – Ladbrokes select three stand-out games from the footballing weekend and you guess the score in each one. It’s kind of like a mini Super 6, although the chances of actually winning something are much higher. You’ll need three correct scores to get £100 of withdrawable funds put in your account, but two correct scores will see you handed a £5 free bet and one correct score will get you a £1 free bet to play with. Over the course of the season, you might be surprised by the amount of free bets you collect, and if you invest them wisely you can turn them into withdrawable funds.
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Correct4 – Coral
I may not have won the jackpot in 1-2-Free, but I did manage to land the biggest prize (£50 cash) in Coral’s Correct4 game. In this game, you’re asked four betting-related questions on one key game taking place over the weekend, usually a Premier League or FA Cup encounter. The questions are usually along the lines of result or winning margin, first scorer, number of cards and number of corners. You don’t have to be spot on, as Coral offer players multiple-choice answers with grouped options, so you can guess the first scorer will be ‘Mahrez or De Bruyne’ for example. The game I won £50 on with four correct answers last season was the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park, which had 0-0 written all over it! If you get three out of four right you get a £2 free bet and a £1 free bet for two correct answers. Worth a crack!
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Scratch of The Day – William Hill
For the best user experience, this cleverly-named game is best played either in the William Hill mobile betting app or on the mobile browser. The game itself has a little bit of an edge over the other free betting games on this list as it’s available to play every day between the designated periods. Inspired by the age-old gambling medium of scratch cards, each customer gets one scratch card per day, with different rewards on offer each time you reveal the hand you’ve been dealt. You might end up with nothing, but you could just as easily end up with a free bet, or at least the promise of a free bet should a certain outcome materialise in an upcoming game. Some of the prizes require you to opt in and place a bet, but you won’t know unless you give it a go, so get into the habit of scratching on William Hill each day and collect those free bets this season.
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Million Pound Picks – Grosvenor Sport
Granted, bookmakers don’t go handing out £1m jackpots without customers pulling off something remarkable – and picking 10/10 first goal scorers correctly would be nothing short of a miracle – but the beauty of this game is that users get rewarded for good efforts. As mentioned, this free game allows Grosvenor Sport customers to guess the first goal scorer in 10 selected games of the bookmakers’ choice each weekend during the season. If you get all 10 right (you won’t!) then you’re a millionaire, but if you get at least three (you might!) then you’re rewarded with a free £10 bet. Better yet, assuming the jackpot is not won, each week the player with the best effort of the week will land a £2,000 cash prize, which is shared with other users should there be a tie. If you’re any good at picking first goal scorers, you could land the 3/10 minimum for a free £10 several times throughout the season.
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4 To Score – Betway
This one is more for the ambitious punters, meaning it’s harder to win but therefore boasts an appeasing jackpot of £50,000. You may have seen this one advertised on TV, but if you’re not already aware of it there really isn’t much to get your head around. Betway pick four football games taking place of the weekend and you have to predict the first goalscorer in each fixture. Simple, yet incredibly difficult to pull off. The one thing that lets this game down is that there’s no free bet incentives for performing well. A free bet for two or three correct predictions would improve the customer experience, but since it’s free-to-play we can’t complain too much! Have a go this weekend.
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