Major Sporting Events
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Events are listed within each sport and then by date. On each event page there are the latest temporary offers including event specific new customer enhanced price promos listed at the very top followed by detailed description of regular offers that run throughout the event below.
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The World Cup has become a global theater show and the whole planet now stops caring about its troubles for a month every four years to watch. The tournament is one of those rare events, like the Grand National, where everyone likes to back their home team or bet against their rivals. For this reason the bookies offers and free bets for the World Cup are huge value, visit our World Cup page for advance deals and offers through the event.
The Euros came late compared to other continental football championships but no one can argue it is now second only in prestige to the World Cup on the national stage. With little going on in June expect some fantastic betting promotions from our top betting sites, we will be listing all of the best deals both before and during the finals. On the page also find the schedule, TV, format, stats, previous winners, history and more.
Without doubt one of the best international football competitions on the planet, featuring some of the best players and Nations from South America. It is not as bloated as the Euros and so offers a generally better overall standard of football, yet in the past erratic scheduling has resulted in mixed interest. Copa America is however now on a firm and regular footing and coming at a quiet time for European football is attracting strong interest from punters and bookies alike.
AFCON has now moved from its traditional winter slot to June and July, it has also expanded to 24 teams since 2019. Held in odd numbered years it does not clash with other major international football and with it now being held in its new summer slot it no longer competes with European club football, that so often prevented the best players going. The bigger and better placed tournament therefore now generates a lot more interest and more interest means better value betting.
The second UEFA Nations League begins in September 2020. Designed to largely replace intentional friendlies with a meaningful competition the tournament is divided into a league phase and knockout finals. Teams are divided into 4 leagues based on rankings and subdivided into 4 groups. Group winners from the top league go to the finals in June 2021, winners of other league groups gain promotion. Lowest teams are relegated. There are also World Cup 2022 qualifying spots up for grabs.
The CONCACAF Gold Cup is contested between the major Central American nations, it is a biennial event in its 16th iteration, having begun in 1991. The USA has hosted every event, sometimes as co-hosts, and second on the all time winner list with 6 titles. Mexico are the record holders with 8 cups. Hardly as exciting as the Euros or Copa America, but still a great international tournament to fill the summer months.
The 2023 Women’s World Cup is the biggest ever and will see 24 or 32 teams compete for the title in June and July 2023. This will be the 9th official tournament since the first in 1991, and will undoubtedly be the biggest. As usual the bigger a sport gets the more the bookmakers care and this means you can find some of the best odds and offers for this event, especially as there is no men’s football to compete with it. The USA have won the tournament a record four times, can anyone stop them winning a fifth?
Each year 32 of Europe’s best and most prestigious teams compete for the crown of Champions of Europe. Since the European Cup was re-branded to the Champions League in 1992 the tournament has become richest and most watched club football competition in the world. Clubs can earn over £10 million just for qualifying and over £30 million for winning. On our Champions League page find all the deals as well as fixtures, format, history, stats and more.
The most wealthy football league on the plant is worth on its own more than some countries. As always in this world where there is money there are betting companies and this means that the Premier League is without doubt the most competitive market for UK bookmakers. This means savvy punters can find some exceptional odds and offers if they shop around. See our Premier League page for more.
The Premier League is the richest in the world, but that doesn’t mean the rest of the English Football League is second string. In fact, the EFL Championship is the tenth richest football league in the world. This means betting sites take lower-league football seriously in England and therefore if you bet on the Championship, League One or League Two regularly you can get access to some serious bookie promotions that could add long term value over a season.
The oldest national club football competition on the planet the FA Cup is still the most prestigious thing you can win on home soil after the league title. Whether you like to place an acca taking advantage of the big match list or you want to back your team to win there are always bookies offering promotions and enhanced deals for the FA Cup.
The League Cup (as it is known to most people) is hardly as high profile or as rich as something like the Champions League but for many in England it offers their club the only realistic chance of winning something. Loved by punters, and therefore by bookmakers, you can often find good added value promotions, especially once the Premier League clubs have joined in. On our EFL Cup page find round and match specific deals along with details about format and changes.
The club world cup is often seen as a hassle for many clubs involved but at the same time it is one of the only ways to ever see top clubs from different confederations playing each other. The cup is due to expand to 24 teams in 2021 at which time it will be held on a four yearly cycle in June from 2021. The 16th & 17th edition of the event will take place in Qatar, the winner taking home more than the trophy and the title of world club champions, they will also receive $5 million in prize money.
The Ballon d’Or is the only individual award a footballer wants to win, it is the pinnacle of recognition and has been now since 1956 when it was first established by France Football. It has merged with the FIFA award in the past but now stands alone again and is far superior to its commercially drive rival. The award is voted for by football journalists from around the world, up to 2007 it was restricted to Europe but now is open to the whole world. Results are announced in Paris in early December each year.
During the Cheltenham Festival expect to find some of the very best promotions available all year round for both new and existing customers. Whether you want to bet by the day or race or whack your wagers on ante-post we have every Cheltenham deal worth talking out on our Cheltenham Festival events page. Also find out information about the races including history and features to look out for around the festival
Every bookie under the sun claims to provide the best Grand National markets, odds and promotions. We know that some are certainly better than others. Don’t just throw your bet on any old nag with your usual bookie, make sure you check our Grand National betting page to find the betting sites with extra places, money back, free bets and other enhanced terms for the world biggest horse race. We’ve also got schedules, history and more about the most famous horse race in the world held each year at Aintree.
Coming in the same month as the Aintree version it could be easy to forget about the Scottish one. The nearly 4 mile race has a significant history however, dating back to 1858, and attracts over a million viewers each year. Run on the famous Ayr racecourse the 30 runner Scottish Grand National is a great way to get your last load of jumping racing before the flat season starts next month. The famous grade 3 race is also part of a larger festival with 13 races over two days, including a further 2 grade two and 2 listed races to enjoy, among some good handicap races.
Often overlooked in the build up due to the fact it as the same time of year as the English version, the Irish Grand National is nonetheless a highlight of Irish and jump racing as a whole. The three mile five furlong race over twenty four fences for 5yo+ horses is held at Fairyhouse on Easter Monday each year and has been going now for 150 years. The National ins’t the only decent race too as it comes as part of a 3-day Easter festival which gives punters a dozen other graded races to watch over the holiday weekend, including the Gold Cup.
The Kentucky Derby is a key part of American sporting heritage with the one and a quarter mile race running since 1875. Known the world over the annual race at Churchill Downs is the biggest feather in the cap for any US trainer and jockey and remains the most attended race day in the whole world. The Derby itself, with a prize fund of over $2,000,000, is part of an entire two week long festival that also included a tons of other high level races, including the Kentucky Oaks.
The first two of the five ‘classics’ mark the traditional start of the flat racing season. The festival showcases the 2000 Guineas on the Saturday and 1000 Guineas on the Sunday from Newmarket. This is a proper punters event and therefore the racing loving classic bookmakers have some fantastic deals. We’ve got all of the top free bets, money back, extra places and best odds guarantee deals on our Guineas betting page. We also show you the race card, history and more.
Espom plays host to two of the oldest and most prestigious flat races in the world and two of the 5 classics, the Oaks Stakes and the Derby Stakes. The Oaks began in 1779 and the Derby a year later in 1780 and today the Derby is one of the most watched races in the world with a prize money of over £1.65M. Needless to say there are some top notch betting offers available for you to get great value form your wagers.
The five day Royal Ascot meeting is a highlight of the British social calendar and one of the oldest, first held in 1711. The event is a personal favourite of the Queen, who’s horse won the Ascot Gold Cup in 2013, and attracts punters from all social backgrounds. Famous as much for the fashion as racing Ascot host no fewer 8 group one races. With £6,580,000 available in prize money there will be plenty of top deals from the bookies throughout the 5 days.
We may have already seen the 1000 and 2000 Guineas but the home of horse racing, Newmarket, has more to offer racing punters with The July Festival. The July racing event can be traced back three centuries and boasts a number of historical group races, the most famous of which is the July Cup. The event draws nearly 50,000 people to the famous course for a celebration of British summertime racing very much akin to Glorious Goodwood. With not a lot of other sport on too the deals for the July Festival can be very good indeed.
The Goodwood festival comes around at the pinnacle of the British summer, coming just after Wimbledon there is a similar feel to both events with a theme of style in the sun. The five day meeting hosts several group races with the thoroughbred horses at the peak of season. Glorious Goodwood always lives up its name and with the over 200-year-old festival coming at a time of year when not much else happened you can guarantee some great offers and deals.
The Ebor Festival is often somewhat forgotten in the calendar until the event comes around but in fact the festival is up there with the best of them. The event boasts no less than 10 group races (three group One) as well as the richest handicap race in the whole of Europe, the Ebor Heritage Handicap, on day four. Set on an historic course at the height of the British summer this is a particular favourite for punters, you can expect some fantastic offers.
Following a three month gap from Epsom the fifth of the five classic flat races, and the only one to be held in the north of England, goes off at Doncaster on Day 4 of the festival. The St Leger Stakes is the not only the oldest ‘classic’ race (first run in 1776) it is also the longest run over 1m and 6 furlongs. Coming towards the end of the flat season this event attracts some serious betting as punters have their eye in. Get the best deals as well as the full four day race card on our St Leger page.
Another big meeting at the home of British flat racing, Newmarket. The Cambridgeshire meeting comes towards the end of the flat season in late September each year and is named after the Cambridge Heritage Handicap that has been running sine 1839. That is only part of the story however with a further 7 group, 2 listed and other heritage handicap on the 3-day card. The meeting is combined with a beer festival too, giving punters even more reasons to pop along.
One of Europe’s elite flat races that makes us remember proper horse racing does exist outside the UK. The Arc is the feature race of a two day meeting that included a further 10 other group races. It is run over one and a half miles at Longchamp racecourse in Paris and has been going since 1920. The prize purse is worth over €5,000,000 with around €3M to the winner, making it one of the richest races in the world.
Coming two weeks after the Cambridgeshire meeting at Newmarket, the two day Future Champions Festival is another modern meeting that has helped maintain Newmarket as the home of British flat racing. Featuring the Cesarewitch Stakes, a heritage handicap run since 1839, along with 9 group races, a listed race and another heritage handicap, it is an exciting packed two days of racing. The first day is Ladies Day on the Friday with the Future Champions Day on the Saturday.
The European flat racing season truly goes out with a bang on British Champions Day at Ascot. The race day features four group 1 and a group 2 race that are also the finals of five categories of the British Champions Series. The day is also the richest in British racing with over £4.5 million available over the six races with £1.4M for the Champions Stakes feature race. The greatest single raceday of the year at one of the countries most spectacular courses cannot be missed.
The Breeders’ Cup Classic is one of the richest races in the world, worth over $6,000,000 alone. This is only part of a two day festival however that sees 14 races all with a prize fund over $1M. This of course means it attracts the most high profile runners and riders from across the globe to compete in its races. Therefore you can expect a lot of interest from bookies and punters alike in what is otherwise a fairly quiet time for top level horse racing.
There are so many amazing and historic horse races in the UK that those abroad rarely get a look in. The Melboune Cup however is a big exception, and a must win race for any trainer or jockey wishing to claim status as a great. With a prize purse in the region of £4.3 million the 24 runner 2 miler is the richest handicap race on the plant. Read all you need to know about Melbourne Cup day, which includes a further 9 high end races on the card too.
The November Meeting (previously known as the Cheltenham Open) is seen as the official start of the National Hunt season. The 3 day meeting hosts the Gold Cup along with seven other grade races, several listed races and loads of great long distance big field handicaps. A great informal family meeting following the flat season it gives punters an opportunity to get their eye in on the seasons best jumpers.
The Winter Festival at Kempton is better known as the traditional boxing day race meeting featuring the prestigious grade one National Hunt race, the King George VI Chase. Run on boxing day since 1947 this race has a special place in many race fans hearts coming at a time of year when we have the time to sit back and enjoy the racing. The 18 fence 3 mile race is just one of five grade races over the two days at Kempton.
For those that don’t know much about racing it may surprise you to know there are 4 Grand National’s in the year, not just the biggy at Aintree in April. The first of the season is the Welsh National, traditionally run on the 27th December at Chepstow racecourse, the race has a very festive atmosphere and is one of the betting highlights of the Christmas period. Lots of offers to be had too with the bookies in a generous mood.
The ATP Team World Cup returns after a 8 year break. Due to be held across three cities in Australia at the start of the season in the run up to the Aussie Open, it will see the leading 24 Nations (as defined by the ATP ranking of each nations number one player) compete in a group followed by knockout stage. To incentive players there is $15M in prize money available and 750 ATP ranking points.
If players are quick enough out of the blocks following the winter break then they can set themselves up for a fantastic season. The Australian Open wasn’t always so popular but with a move to the much bigger Melbourne Park and switch from grass to hard court in the late 1980’s the event has grown to the second highest attended tennis tournament in the world. See our Aussie Open page for promotions, information, scheduling and more history.
The second tennis grand slam of the year, The French Open at Roland Garros in Paris, is played on a clay surface. Clay is the slowest tennis surface and this tends to mean this grand slam is the most physically demanding of all, it is this title that has eluded many of Tennis big names. Find all the top tennis deals for both new and existing bettors including loyalty bonuses, money back and more as well as the schedule, format and history of the event.
The oldest major tennis tournament and the only remaining grand slam played on the faster grass courts gets under way in late June. 128 men and women compete for over £38M in prize money with over £2.35M to the men’s and women’s singles winners. Wimbledon is synonymous with style and elegance both on and off the court and promises some of the best tennis you will see in the British sunshine. Visit our page for offers, formats, history and more.
The last Grand Slam of the season and the biggest overall in terms of attendances and prize money on offer. The hardcourt tournament has been held at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre in New York since 1978 and is famous for its fast paced serve and volley tennis and great atmosphere. The US Open is an excellent end to the season, read our guide to find deals that can add top value to your bets with all the information you need about the US Open.
Since 2009 The ATP Finals, previously named the ATP World Tour Finals, has been held at the O2 in London and this partnership has seen the event reach a level usually reserved for grand slam tournaments. With millions in prize money to be divided by the worlds top eight male tennis players the finals draw huge crowds and massive TV audiences. Online bookmakers also reserve many of their best deals for the season finale and savvy punters can find a lot of value by visiting our ATP Finals betting offers page.
The Davis Cup underwent a schedule change in 2019 to streamline the event to make it more attractive to players and fans. Having struggled in recent times against the Grand Slams and other ATP/WTA events in a longer and longer season the Davis Cup is now held as a single event, in one host city, at the end of the season. With increased prize money too the Davis Cup should be a success. It is also now structured far better for having a bet on.
Rugby Union & League
The annual six nations is the pinnacle international rugby union tournament outside of the world cup. Contested between England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales the tournament is broadcast live on the BBC. Held only the weekends and over a period of 6 weeks it is clearly a tournament that focuses around fans. Expect some fantastic 6 nations betting offers throughout the tournament.
Rugby Union has only had a world cup since 1987 but in only a short space of time the event has become the most anticipated and watched event in international Rugby. The 10th incarnation will be held in France over 6 weeks from September to October 2023. For all the best offers, stats and information visit our rugby world cup page.
The rugby league World Cup has gone through more format changes than pretty much any other international sporting event. It now seems the tournament has settled into a four year cycle, the next being held in England in 2021. Sixteen teams will compete in a group phase followed by a round-robin from the QF’s onwards. Australia have dominated the event since it started in 1954, winning 11 of the 15 titles to date including the last two (2013 and 2017).
For any golfer to be seen as a true Champion they must win the Masters at least once. Prize money for the winner this year is expected to approach $2,100,000, with an overall fund around $11.5 Million. Needless to say this event attracts some top betting offers, see our US Masters events page to make sure you get the best value from your golf bets.
Now the second major of the year since moving to May, the US PGA has seen a more varied history than the others. The only major event to not allow amateurs to qualify was initially a match play event first created in the same year as the PGA in 1916. A stoke play event since 1958 its been a tough one to crack for many top golfers.
The US Open has taken on a new life in the last ten years with over half of the recent winners not coming from the USA. Despite several pretenders to the throne no one has yet matched Tiger Woods dominance since 2008. Find all of the best value promos, schedule, format, statistics, history and future venues on our US Open page.
The oldest of all the major golf championships has been running since 1860. The tournament rotates between ten courses in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and offers one of the best chances for home grown players. Visit our page to see the top pre-tournament deals as well as regular offers throughout the event.
Golf is not regarded as a ‘team sport’ but the Ryder Cup certainly gives us something different. The biennial event between the US and Europe (originally Great Britain) has been running since 1927 and despite early dominance by the USA is now a far more equal and competitive competition. The next event will be held in Wisconsin in 2020, visit our Ryder Cup page.
The European Tour is often seen as the little brother to the PGA tour but in its own right it is still one of the richest sports tours there is in the world that culminates in the Race to Dubai each year. There are around 47 events on the tour each year that runs from November to November, pretty much without a break.
The Race to Dubai is a $5M bonus given to the top ten European Tour golfers (by earnings points) at the end of each season. The race culminates in the DP World Tour in Dubai in November, here the 60 leading golfers on the tour are invited to play and it is often only at this final event that the eventual race winner is decided.
The PGA is the biggest of all the golf tours, in terms of earning and prestige. Running from October to the following August each year top money winners will earn in the region of $10M. There are around 46 events across the tour season. For all PGA Tour events outside of the majors and Fed Ex Cup you can find added value for outright pre-tournament and in-play bet by visiting out PGA Tour events page.
The FedEx Cup is a modern trophy, but is already one of the biggest things a golfer can win. To win players earn points across the PGA Tour season to enter the playoffs, a series of 3 tournaments at the end of the season. The winner takes home $15M, in addition to tournament prizes, making it one of the biggest paydays in world sport. The system has been revamped of late to make it more interesting too.
The PDC may have split off from the BDO 25 years ago but both are still going strong today and with two back to back World Championships each winter to look forward to it’s a real treat for darts lovers. The PDC Championship is up first from mid-December to early January (live on Sky) followed by the BDO event a few days later (Eurosport/Quest).
The Premier League of Darts is a relatively new event having only started in 2005, but driven by its high profile players and matches it has quickly risen to become one of the annual feature events. Dominated in the early days by Phil Taylor it is Michael van Gerwen who is now the man to beat. The even runs on Thursdays from February to May each year.
The World Matchplay is the second biggest PDC event on the darts calendar and sees 32 of the worlds best players compete over 8 days in a straight knockout format to be crowned the winner and take home £150,000. Phil Taylor has won the event 16 times and so there is a long way to go before anyone beats that record.
Boxing & UFC
The big man AJ is one of those loved sportsmen, a little like Frank Bruno in the sense he is mighty powerful but remains humble an a role model for his legion of younger fans. Joshua could stand to be the best heavyweight champion of a generation. On our AJ page you can find all the latest odds, offers and details for upcoming fights.
After going off the rails and losing his heavyweight titles in 2016 many might have thought that would be the end of the Gyspy King, but no he’s back with a vengeance (quite literally) and has his sights set on regaining his heavyweight crown, to do that he must fight his way back up. For latest prices & offers for Fury fights visit our dedicate page, you can also find a profile and history of the big man.
The most famous UFC fighter of a generation, he may not have the best record but he is Mr UFC and commands the biggest audiences in the world for the sport. Following his money making foray into the boxing world, where he lost to Mayweather, McGregory is now back in the cage.
For obvious reasons we don’t cover every boxer or MMA fighter in the world with their own page but if there is a big headline grabbing fight on that attracts particular attention from bookies and punters then we will cover the latest odds and offers on our feature fight page. This includes fighter profiles, statistics, details of the bout, what titles are on offer and who the winner might fight next. For an archive of fighters click here.
First contested in 1882 the Ashes is the seminal test series in all international test cricket. The next series, due to be played in Australia, will be the 72nd ever and astonishingly both teams are almost equally matched on previous results. Who will get the bragging rights this time around? Whoever you think will win make sure you get the best deals.
The one day form of the game caught on in the 1960’s and with the shorter form allowing for multi-team knockouts in a way test cricket never could it quickly lead to the first world cup in 1975. The format has become so popular it has no surpassed test cricket in many ways with the ICC world cup now regarded as the biggest thing to win in international cricket.
Twenty 20 cricket may be a very modern form of the game but it has captivated audiences attracting many that before would not have watched the sport. The World Cup is the pinnacle of the limited overs game and sees 16 teams compete to be crowned world champions. The first tournament was held in 2007, the West Indies hold record having won 2 of 6 events.
The Hundred is the latest new 100-ball game with eight English 16-man teams, there are many format changes, such as bowlers bowling 5 or 10 ball overs . These are made up of mostly England based players along with 3 overseas players and 2 locals icons selected in a draft from 7 salary bands. The tournament will see 38 games player over the summer, 32 league matches followed by a play-off and final.
This new league based tournament was brought in to rejuvenate interest in test cricket in nations where the pure form of the game is becoming rarer. The championship is not an additional event, rather the top 9 ranked test teams play against each other normally over two years but earn points depending on the number of tests they win. The top two in the league in 2021 the play a one off 5 day test match final at Lord’s.
The World Championship remains, and will always remain, the pinnacle of world snooker. With the sport in rude health and with so many great players from around the world now in the game this years tournament has never been so eagerly anticipated. From the 18th April to 4th May visit out World Championship page and get some fantastic betting deals.
Established in 1975 as an invitational only tournament for the worlds top ranked player The Masters became, and has remained, a huge hit with UK sports fans and punters. Broadcast on BBC2 the event has been won no less than 7 times by record holder Ronnie O’Sullivan, many wondering if he can do it yet again this year.
The UK Championship has been running since 1977 and has been a ranking event since 1984. Ronnie O’Sullivan is the greatest already with 7 titles and only once as runner up and he’s still got many years left. The format is simple, 128 players face off in 7 knock-out rounds, best of 11 frames until the final, which is best of 19.
The 55th Super Bowl will be held at The Raymond James Stadium, Miami, Florida, it will be the third Championship game held at this stadium. Unfortunately for those in US Online betting is outlawed, but luckily we can still bet on the big game in the UK. For all the top promotions as well as information on how to bet, event schedule, statistics and more see our Super Bowl page.
The most famous road cycling event in existence, even those that have no clue about cyclists and think they take up too much space on country roads will have seen a tour de france stage at some point. It has been going since 1903 and has become even more appealing on these shores over the last decade as British riders have started to win again. See all the deals for this years tour along with format, schedule and history.
People rarely bet on amateur sports of any type and in the main bookies don’t provide many markets, but the summer olympics is a big exception. For this one event the bookies cover most sports and events and you can find details of the best deals on out dedicated page. It is worth taking a look as odds prices vary more widely for Olympic events compared to professional sports and so looking around for a good promotion can add a lot of value.
You be be hard pushed to find many bookies offering markets on a lot of the sports in the Winter Olympics at other times but during the world showcase event it is an exception. The frostier version of the games hasn’t been running quite as long as the summer edition, since 1924, but it is up to its 24th edition and contested by amateurs it is one of those competitions that is widely loved even by many non-sports fans.
In December each year the public votes from a selected shortlist on who they think has achieved the most in sport over the previous year. The sport personality award is itself one of 8 awards given out at the ceremony, including the lifetime achievement award. Running since 1954 the event is loved by viewers attracting millions of votes each year, people also love to bet on it and therefore we’ve collated the leading odds and offers for the BBC SPOTY.