Bet365 Bore-Draw Refund
Many bookies run “Bore Draw” offers, but Bet365’s is by far the simplest and most profitable out of them all. The basics of it is fairly simple. Back and lay a valid market (Correct Score & Halftime/Fulltime) and then hope the game ends in a Bore Draw. If it does end in a Bore Draw then you get your stake refunded as cash. The term “Bore Draw” refers to game ending 0-0. Any other draw than 0-0 is referred to as a "Score Draw", as a goal has been scored.
The thing I find most appealing about this offer is the flexibility on how you can profit from it. At most points in the game you will be able to lock in a small amount of profit by using the trigger bet calculator (as long as the game is still 0-0). Or you can leave it in the hope that the game ends 0-0 in order to get the full refund. This gives by far the largest return but is also the least likely to happen.
There is no maximum stake or refund amount for this offer, but I would recommend sticking to your normal betting habits. I.E If you normally bet £50 on football try to keep it at around that amount
Min Odds: None
Min Stake: None
Max Stake: None (But I would advise sticking to your normal betting habits)
Pre-match bets only
Eligible matches only, listed on promo page
Finding Your Bet
Luckily the criteria for the Bore Draw offer is fairly easy. It's valid on any football (soccer) match, and you need to bet on one of the valid markets (Correct Score & Halftime/Fulltime). The only two selections you can’t bet on for those markets is 0-0 for correct score, and Draw/Draw for Halftime/Fulltime. This is because you only get your stake refunded if your bet loses, so if you bet on either of those, they would win if the game ended in a Bore Draw.
How To Lock In Profit
To lock in a profit for this offer you will need to use the “Refund If”. You can find it in the Team Profit Calculator App (just search for this in the app store!).
Firstly just put in the odds that you backed and laid at as well as your stake. So in this example I have bet £50 at odds of 6.5,on Manchester United to win 1-0 vs Leicester. I have then laid this at 6.6, for a 76p qualifying loss. The free bet award is the same as your stake, and the retention is at 100% (as the refund is in cash - not as a free bet).
Now to lock in profit you look at the current LAY odds of 0-0. The lay odds are 13 for 0-0. So that means I could potentially lock in £3.11 profit before the game has even started. To do this I would lay the amount it is telling me (£3.85) on 0-0. That would then lock the profit in. If a goal was scored and the game did not end 0-0 then I would make the profit from the £3.85 I laid, minus my 76p qualifying loss. If the game did end 0-0 then I would lose my liability from that lay (£46.20), but I would then get my £50 stake refunded as cash.
As I am doing this before the match has started the lay odds are quite high but as the game continues the odds will drop lower and lower. As an example, if this match got to half time and was still 0-0, the lay odds may have dropped to around 4.0, then I could lock in £11.76 profit in exactly the same way
You can, also just leave the bet and not lock in anything. This means if the game ends 0-0 then I would receive my whole stake back as cash so will have made £50 profit. But if a goal is scored then I would not make any profit at all and just take a small qualifying loss.
There are a few advanced strategies that you can use for Bore Draw. Firstly there is locking in a percentage of your stake. This will guarantee you a smaller profit than if you locked in the whole profit but you then still have the chance of getting the refund on the amount you have not locked in.
So using the same example as before (0-0 lay odds at 4), if I wanted to lock in 50%, then all I would do is change my stake in the calculator to be 50% of what it originally was, so in this case £25. Make sure to also change the max refund to £25 as well
So with this method, no matter what happens now i have made £5.88 profit. If the game goes on to end 0-0, I would then have £5.87 profit from the 50% lock in, I would lose £18.75.
Try to use the same stakes you normally use when betting on football
As always try to find a close match between the back and lay odds because this offer doesn't trigger too often
Stick to high profile matches:- so all England Leagues and then any Top Flight European league
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