Billions of dollars are wagered on NFL, NBA and MLB games every year with punters betting on everything from the match winner to certain players to score the most points. It’s no secret that bookmakers offer less than the true odds for each betting market that they provide. After all, this is how they are able to make a profit in the long term. Therefore, unless you’re exceptionally good at picking winners, it can be hard to make a profit given that the odds are stacked against you. However, one way of adding more value to your bets and increasing your overall returns is by incorporating betting offers into your selections.

The majority of bookmakers run betting promotions for various sports and events with some of them being available on a daily basis. Betting offers vary in type with some of the most common including free bets, price boosts, refunds on losing bets, early payouts and more. Before participating in a betting promotion, be sure to read the terms and conditions. Sometimes, you will need to opt-in by clicking a button or for example, entering this Betfair Promo Code.

To help you maximise your returns from your bets, we’ve put together a list of some of the best betting offers that are available on the NFL, MLB, NBA and other sports.

1. Early Payout Offers (Bet365)

Online bookmaker Bet365 are the king of Early Payout offers and run versions of this promotion for various sports including Soccer, NFL, Baseball and Basketball.

What Is Early Payout?

As the name suggests, the bookie will settle your bet early as a winner if a trigger is met.

At Bet365, if you place a bet on the winner of an NFL game and your team goes 17 points ahead at any point during the game, your bet will be paid out as a winner at that point. It doesn’t matter if your team goes on to win the game as if they take a 17 point lead, your bet will win.

Similar offers can be found for bets placed on the MLB where your bet will be settled early as a winner if your team goes five runs ahead during the game. For basketball, your bet will win if the team that you back goes 18 points ahead, and for Soccer, should your team take a two-goal lead.

Early payout offers can significantly increase your overall returns over time as you have a greater chance of your bet winning given that your team either has to win or go so many points/runs ahead.

Paddy Power are another popular bookmaker that offers Early Payout on soccer matches in selected leagues and competitions.

2. Acca Insurance

Acca Insurance is one of the most popular betting offers and widely available at several online sportsbooks. It’s usually available on sports such as Soccer but some bookies such as 888Sport do have it available for American sports such as Baseball, Basketball, Ice Hockey and NFL.

With the 888Sport American Acca Insurance offer, you simply have to place an accumulator containing five or more selections at odds of 1/3 (1.3) or greater and if just one selection in your multiple fails to win, your stake will be refunded as a free bet.

If you place accumulators on a regular basis then betting with a sportsbook offering Acca Insurance is a very wise choice as it will increase your overall returns over time.

3. Bonus on Multiples

This is another betting offer that applies to accumulators and available at certain online sportsbooks such as Bet365 who have the offer available on Basketball and other sports.

Unlike Acca Insurance from which you are given a reward if your bet loses, with this offer, you are awarded with a bonus should your bet win.

The size of your bonus will depend on both your stake and the number of selections in your multiple and is usually a percentage of your winnings on top of your standard winnings.

For example, if you placed a 4-fold bet on Basketball with Bet365 and it won, you would receive a 15% bonus on top of your winnings. Place an 8-fold bet and if it wins you’ll receive a 35% bonus. A 5% bonus is awarded for winning doubles and the maximum bonus you can receive per bet is 70% which is given on winning 14-fold and upwards bets.