Specials Free Bets
Many of the UK bookmakers will allow you to bet on “specials”. Specials are like alterative novelty bets on current popular events and TV programmes. Examples include betting on the X Factor and Big Brother winners to Strictly Come Dancing top man and women and the UK general election. All the normal free bets offered by the bookies (as per our list on the left) can be used against these specials giving you a fun alterative way to make your next online free bet.
Bet365.com are offering 9/2 that Janet Devlin will win the 2011 X Factor followed by Jade Richards at 5/1. On Strictly Come Dancing they have Harry Judd favourite to win at 2/1. Bet365 even have a specials bet on royal births this year and the next mayor of London.
William Hill special bets include X Factor Big Brother with Mark and Jay first and second favourite with odds 9/2 and 5/1 respectively. William Hill also has betting on The Turner Prize winner, Emmy Awards and if it will snow on Christmas day!
Ladbrokes specials include a few wacky celebrity bets such as Jedward having a number one UK single this year and the new Beckham daughter Harper playing for US international soccer when she’s older.
Stan James specials include various twitter who will have the most followings bets and financial specials including the price of oil and UK interest rates by the end of the year.
Paddy Power have novelty bet specials which include correctly naming Beyonce’s baby when she’s born, the next pope after Benedict, Nobel Peace prize winner and bets around the price of gold.