For those betting customers that enjoy placing accumulators, it’s likely that you will have experienced that winning feeling along with the sensation of hitting the post with your football acca. Indeed, there’s nothing worse that one leg of your footy accumulator letting you down when all the other selections have won.
The good news is that an increasing number of bookmakers are now offering customers Acca Insurance which is a great promotion and often allows you to claim money back on your multiple wagers. It’s essentially a safety net if your bet gets close to winning but narrowly fails and it’s especially good if the last leg of your acca lets you down.
Acca Insurance is available with various bookies and requires customers to place an accumulator bet with a certain number of selections. This number is usually five or more and each selection might have to be at certain odds such as 1/2 or 1/5.
You can then cheer on your acca and hope that the bet wins. However, let’s say one of your five selections lets you down, then the Acca Insurance kicks in and you can enjoy money back either as cash or as a free bet. There’s usually a maximum amount you can claim back although it’s still nice to get compensation for a near-miss.
What Sports Are Available for Acca Insurance?
The vast majority of punters enjoy Acca Insurance for their football accumulators considering this is the most popular betting sport, although some bookies actually roll out Acca Insurance for other sports such as tennis and basketball. It might be that a bookmaker includes all sports providing that you meet the minimum number of selections and the odds requirement.
When you win with an accumulator, you can expect a payout within a few minutes, although the Acca Insurance might not be credited until 24 hours or even 48 hours. However, providing that you qualify, the funds will return to your account within a short space of time and you can then start betting again.
Acca Insurance generally applies to pre-event accumulator bets, although some bookies might allow you to enjoy this promotion for In-Play accas instead. Please note that if you Cash Out of your bet In-Play, then you might lose the chance to enjoy any kind of insurance, even if it’s a Partial Cash Out.
Wetherby racecourse is one of the few racecourses that host both National Hunt and Flat races in England. It is located in Wetherby town, West Yorkshire, only about 19km from the city center of Leeds. It was opened way back in 1891, and hosts a total of 20 fixtures each year, all spread between January and December. The racecourse is widely known to be the leading jump track in the whole country. Racegoers always flock Wetherby just to enjoy the thrill brought about by steeplechase. It staged its first flat race in 2015. Today, flat racing takes place every May and June.
Wetherby racecourse’s first venue was at Scaur Bank, which is widely known as George V playing fields today. In 1891, the racecourse moved to a new venue, off York road. This was after the rent of Scaur Bank grounds was raised, forcing the committee to look for an alternative venue. The first race meeting at its new venue took place on the 30th of March, 1891. It was served by the Wetherby railway station between 1920 and 1950, before closing down. A new grandstand was opened in 1906, but racing was put to a sudden halt in 1915 due to wars. In 1920, the Wetherby Race Company was formed, just after everything had come back to normal. The race company oversaw purchase of the course lease.
Towton Novices’ Chase and the Wetherby Mares Hurdle are the two most notable races held at Wetherby. The Towton Chase takes place every late January or early February, and was inaugurated in 1996. It was named after Towton town, which is located to the south of Wetherby. The race requires horses to compete over a distance
of 4,869 miles, with the jumping of 19 fences. Wetherby Hurdle on the other hand covers a total distance of 3,219 meters. It is sponsored by OLBG.com, and takes place every October or November.
The sport of kings has been sadly missed by fans of racing over the past few months, but now must watch races are coming thick and fast, and there can be none more highly anticipated than the 2020 Investec Derby. This year’s pool of three year old talent see’s the likes of current favourite English King, take on his nearest rivals in the betting market, Kameko and Russia Emperor.
One person cheering on Kameko and jockey Oisin Murphy will no doubt be his trainer Andrew Balding. He’ll hope to both add the Derby to his list of major wins, but also emulate his Father Ian Balding’s 1971 Derby winning achievement with Mill Reef. Kameko recently handily won the 2,000 Guineas and so this may well be Balding’s golden opportunity to achieve his dream.
“I think any person training flat horses would have a void in their CV if they finish their career and they haven’t won the Derby” said the hopeful trainer to Betway. In a few days time, we’ll know whether it’s a case of job done for Balding, or back to the drawing board. Don’t miss it!
Last year’s Derby winner was Anthony Van Dyck, ridden by Seamie Heffernan and trained by Aidan O’Brien. He won at starting odds of 13/2 with prize money of £921,538 for the winner.