Betfred #PickYourPunt

How Do I Activate #PickYourPunt On Betfair?

  • Log-in to your Betfred and Twitter accounts
  • Tweet @Betfred with your bet type and include the hashtag PickYourPunt.
  • Wait for the traders to reply with priced up odds and follow their given instructions if you wish to place the bet.

You will need a Twitter account and a Betfred account to use this request-a-bet

It’s worth noting that the process can take some time. We recommend putting in your request with enough time for the trader to respond and for you to place your bet.

What is the Betfred #PickYourPunt?

Long gone are the days of being lumbered with whatever markets are available now that request-a-bet style markets have grown in popularity enhancing the punter’s betting experience. Many bookmakers now offer these this market style with variations on different offers. Betfred use a simple hashtag that anyone can use so long as you have a) a Betfred account and b) a Twitter account.

With Betfred #PickYourPunt, you can choose your own markets and combine those selections which Betfred price up and form into a single bet. Before getting Twitter happy, however, remember to check the Betfred website to see which events are good to use with the PickYourPunt offer. Depending on the time of year, Betfred does allow you to create your own bets on multiple types of sports, not just football, while other bookmakers offer football-only markets. These sports may include tennis tournaments such as Wimbledon or tests series like the Ashes.

Betfred #PickYourPunt Overview

PickYourPunt markets are also available on the Betfred sites, we recommend having a look at those before requesting your own odds. You can do this by selecting the event you would like to bet on, if the bet is available, select the odds and place your bet as usual. Sometimes customers might not find any #PickYourPunt markets listed on the Betfred website, especially if you are placing a bet well in advance. In which case it may well be that specific odds are yet to be requested for that match. If your markets are not available and you have checked that your event is available for #PickYourPunt bets, let your imagination go wild. You won’t know if a bet is good until you tweet it. Once you have tweeted @Betfred with your bet type and selections, simply wait while they price up and respond with your requested odds, if you’re happy with the odds you can place your bet by following the link and instructions Betfred will supply you with.

Occasionally, Betfred offers special PickYourPunt promotions, an example of this is a recent promotion by Betfred where punters could retain a free bet if they placed a bet on a Premier League game and lost. To find out more about Betfred’s promotions, simply head to the Promotions tab on their website.

How Does It Work?

So you’re going to place a bet on the upcoming Manchester City and Manchester United match. You’ve been looking at the Betfred website and none of the current odds take your fancy, you then might check the #PickYourPunt markets that are already listed and priced up via the specific tab for the Man City v Man United match, it might give you some ideas on potential selections, e.g Sterling to score in the first half, both teams to score in the second. You might look at that and decide you’d like to create your own based on one of the markets you’ve seen, for example, you may pick Sterling to score at any time, Sancho to hit four corners and Man United to score.

Once you’ve got an idea of what you’d like to bet, all you have to do is Tweet Betfred with your selections, make sure you include the hashtag and wait to receive your odds, if you’re happy with them, follow the instructions given to continue placing your bet, sit back and enjoy the match.

Remember, while you can tweet Betfred up to five minutes before your selected games, it is advised that punters get their tweets in advance to ensure a response. We also recommend noting that you cannot place live #PickYourPunt bets during games.

Can you only bet on Football games?

While customers favour football games for #PickYourPunt bets, Betfred are one of the few bookmakers that allow punters to bet on multiple types of sports. This is depending on the time of the year, so remember to check on the website which events apply via the #PickYourPunt tab which is updated every week. Other sports include, cricket, American football, tennis and horse racing, as long as the events are available, you can bet on them.

Here’s an example: Say Djokovic and Nadal get to the Wimbledon final and you fancy Djokovic for the winner in 5 sets, three sets include a tiebreaker. You head to the Betfred site and there aren’t any markets that match your selections but you can Tweet Betfred with your request.

Is the Betfred #PickYourPunt worth it?

It depends on what you want to get out of your betting experience. While there are many good points to the Betfred request-a-bet, there are down sides that might deter some punters. If you aren’t social media savvy, then the idea of using Twitter might give you jitters. In which case, you may find it easier to use the bookmaker that offer request style bets. There is also no offer of any in-play requests, if you like to take a punt during the event, in which case you may wish to use a different bookmaker.

Nevertheless, having the opportunity to get creative with your bets can heighten the betting experience. So why not let your imagination loose with the flexibility of the markets of your choosing?

If you aren’t already a Betfred customer you can sign up to receive the  Betfred’s Bet £10 Get £30  sign up offer. Simply place a £10 bet at odds of 1/1 (2.0) or greater and Betfred will credit you with £30 in free bets within 48 hours.