In order to encourage their clients to be active wagerers, they frequently offer incentives in the form of promotions where punters are given the opportunity to earn bonus bets..
Bookmaker.com.au clients interested in racing can take advantage of just such a promotion by participating in Place Picker, a promotion that applies to harness, thoroughbred and greyhound racing.
One of the appealing aspects of the promotion is that it is not necessary to pick the winner of an event. All that is necessary is to pick one of the top three finishers.
The promotion is free, so it essentially comes down to getting an opportunity to earn a bonus bet prize on top of wagers that were going to be made in any event.
Bonus bets are earned on the basis of the average bet size. Up to $1,000 in bonus bets can be earned, with the maximum going to the punters who make average wagers of at least that amount.
If your average is lower, $100 for example, that is the amount of the bonus wager you can expect.
Another common sense requirement is that the wagering account must have a positive cash balance, which stands to reason, since no worthwhile bookmaker is going to let you bet for free whilst you are owing them money.
A nice feature of the bookmaker.com website is that it tracks eligibility for Place Picker for you, letting you know the amount of your average wager and of course, your account balance.
From there, all you have to do is choose one type of racing, and then pick one runner from each race from a meeting specified by bookmaker.com.
As long as your pick finishes amongst the top three for every race of the meeting, you are credited with a bonus bet equivalent to your average wager amount.
Provisions are made for such unforeseen happenings, such as a runner being scratched or a race canceled, so you should read the terms and conditions carefully, although to bookmaker.com’s credit, there are not pages and pages of complicated rules to wade through.