Sign in to follow this  
Danshot

The Road to Recovery with DanShot89

Recommended Posts

So where to start well it's fair to say that this last week did not start off optimal , first I started of playing spin games that are out of my usual buy in range and end up losing a few hundred pounds which won't really as effected me too bad and I could just chalk it up as a gamble that didn't work out and all still within my separate gambling bankroll. 

This gambling bankroll is my cut-off point and means i'm only gambling with previous winnings and therefore it doesn't impact my day to day living and on the whole ensures it stays fun. 

Unfortunately it didn't stay fun and instead of sleeping in between night shifts on Sunday and Monday night I went on a crazy session where I ended up making many deposits out of my personal bank account totalling about £2700 I think all said and done , now for some people that would be okay and within the world and poker sometimes we become immune to realising the different value that each given amount has to individuals. I fair to say I'm not an individual who can afford to take that kind of hit to my finances and just not even think about it.

In fact it has swiped a highly significant portion of my disposable income that I clearly could of put to much more effective use , but it's fair to say it very much opened my eyes wider to how dangerous and addictive gambling can be and how it's possible that some people end up losing everything through it , given that I thought I was a relatively sensible gambler I didn't think that I would end up going through this kind of experience. 

The one saving grace for me in this is the fact that finally at 7pm I dragged myself away from chasing the losses still with money in my account to cover my bills without any issues , but I was obviously a bit devastated out how the day had panned out given that I should of been asleep for most of the day in between shifts and now I had t start work after already being awake 33 hours , this is again not advisable. 

I'm not posting this for any kind of sympathy but as an outlet to channel my recovery to sticking to winning at the micro's and maybe bringing awareness to just how close is the line between gambling for fun and chasing can be ,,,,, remember when the fun stops just stop.

So where do I start given that I'm unlikely to be winning that money back in the very near future at my usual stakes , well I'm trying my best to mentally write it off as a learning experience and after each sleep since I feel a little better about it so hopefully i'll be able to focus on playing my usual stake on Pokerstars which I'm backed for grind it back up that way , I;d also like to go back to digging out some of the value tourneys I used to play on other sites possibly via some staking if anyone is interested I would be happy to discuss terms. 

I'll continue to post up in this thread my journey tracking my progress and seeing if we can have a positive end to 2018.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good luck with the next chapter mate, but go slowly, don't go rushing into anything. The fish will still be floating around next week, month etc.  

Schedule frequent 'cooling off' breaks, both in between sessions and during. Sticking rigidly to a stop loss of x-buyins triggering an automatic sit out or walk around the garden can be a very effective counter against any temporary rush of blood or angst. But I'd seriously consider taking a couple of weeks complete break to plan everything through carefully in your head and on paper before restarting from a cold, relaxed but highly motivated stand point. 

I know you're a seasoned player but if I can help at all just shout. I can lay my hands on some quality mental-focus material, or help in finding a coach or refresher material etc. 

Similarly don't ever let poker or anything else come to that, drag you down dangerously low, my mobile is always available 24/7 to any poker friend who is in urgent need of a chat or friendly ear, and as you know, I have big ears ( :) )

 

Bart

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the advice , I have a backer on Stars and have spoken to them and they are happy for me to take time off and to recharge if I need it so that is no worry there I'll still have a solid foundation to build from with regards to having a constant schedule of MTTs available there , plus I have $75 rakeback due to me on Monday on Party Poker where I went on the crazy chase that evidently was only going one way so I can try get in on some them cent roll's again there used to be a fun little spin up.

Mentally after 2 full days since and i'm starting to just re budget the new computer will have to be put on hold and my September travels can wait till next year. I have access to Run It Once Elite so will try that for some good revision content and mental prep. 

Regardless I'm be around next Wednesday for the home game as booked it off work in preparation for hopefully witnessing England's Semi Final #itscominghome

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So we played a full session today and broke even (lost $4) despite cashing in one third of the MTT's that registered but this is the nature of playing on PokerStars , big fields big rewards but also a lot of hard work building stacks that still just wins back a buy in or 3 if lucky. 

For now I don't want to set my goals too high and want to continue on focusing and improving , that said i'm looking forward to a SUNDAY FUNDAY especially with an afternoon of no football to distract me and start dreaming of what might be come next Sunday. 

So for now no goals or target have been set the focus is on enjoying playing , for tonight we're one hour away from the 1st fight of UFC 226 and what looks to be an exciting card with lots of intriguing match ups. 

PS. this might start to feel more like a blog 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dan...this story makes me very sad to hear....I regard you as a very good poker player and quite a tricky foe when at the tables so it is particularly hard for me to read this story.  Poker and gambling can be a bitch at times.....we all have demons and we can certainly get caught up in the flashing lights and button clicking....I believe the true skill is to not be taken in by these urges a bit like sometimes learning to fold is more the discipline than play all the fishy hands!  I hope I don't come across as preachy as I myself have definitely been guilty of taking shots at higher levels beyond my funds or blasting irresponsibly off on spin and go on my mobile when I know it is gambling rather then skill.  What I do recommend is that you set some deposit limits so that if you cant trust yourself there are mechanisms to prevent you imploding on the deposit button when chasing losses.  I hope that over time you can get back to where you were and that you can get over the self loathing and slowly build up a decent wedge of cash again so that you can go travelling and do all the exciting things you were talking to me about when we last met at Birmingham.  Good luck my friend....we are all rooting for you!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Andy , yeah the deposit limits is definitely something I've been thinking about and will probably end up doing this when I get a couple of days off next week to fix on all the main sites where action is readily available to prevent me just jumping to another site. 

Over the last week my mental attitude towards what transpired last Monday has slowly eased a bit yes I do have consistent thoughts of I could of spent like a whole month in Thailand , or I could of gone back to Vegas , or the new desktop PC set up or paid for a crash course to pass my driving license quickly but this is a learning curve and I feel like I've started to take responsibility for a moment of madness and handle the loss as a learning curve in the world of Bankroll Management and gambling responsibly (which is something I always used to say to others that I had seen betting just because it was a saturday etc ). 

I honestly believe the biggest challenge for me moving forward is nothing to do with my ability on the felt but in trying to maintain a positive perspective to life , and to focus on building towards improvement there. 

 

Edited by Danshot

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So it's been about 6 weeks since this thread came into existence , and I've not really updated this as much as I first expected which is probably actually a good thing as I means there has been no roller-coaster of ups & downs to report which at this moment in time the key focus needs to be avoiding the pitfalls of another insane irrational experience. 

Poker wise , I've been focusing solely on playing my backed stake on Pokerstars (mostly $5.50  & under)  and tuning my brain into playing my best game possible which can sometimes be hard to gauge when playing MTTs with 1000's of runners as the variance is just so crazy even for winning players. 

I did mention in an earlier post that I wasn't going to be making any big purchases in the near future or going on holiday , but I decided that an investment in a reasonable desktop computer was of use if I really wanted to build up my ability to play poker for hopefully a second income because playing more than 4 tables on a laptop is not ideal , and playing across several sites at the same time is not really feasible if want to see the action on every table.

So I see this as much like my purchase of a bike as a total net positive , with the bike I save £60 a month on a bus pass to get to work without even including the late shifts i'd need to pay for a taxi plus I get the health benefits of riding about 8 miles 5 days a week so in like 3 months the investment will be like financial net positive , likewise the desktop computer encourages me to sit up in a better posture and therefore better than lazying on the couch with a laptop health wise and always it has to be better for my poker game if I can see all the action that is taking place. 

See as many of you as possible in the home game on Wednesday 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  

    • Bookies 83
    • Offers 3
    • Casino 11
    New Customers. T&Cs apply. 18+ begambleaware.org

    Free Bets

    • £20 Cashback & 100% Acca Bonus at Fansbet! £20
      New customers only. £20 cashback offer on min deposit £20 at min odds 3/4 (1.75) on sports turnover. Skrill & Neteller excluded. Expires after 30 days. T&C's apply. 100% Acca Bonus also. T&C's apply.
    • EXCLUSIVE: Bet £10 Get £40 at Paddys! £40
      New customers only. Min stake £10 at odds of 1/2 (1.50) and get £30 in free bets. Cards & Paypal deposits only. Free bets expire in 30 days & must be used on a Sportsbook market. £10 Free to play on Ted Slot Game, valid for 7 days. T&Cs apply.
    • Up to £100 in Bet Credits at Bet365! £100
      New Customers only. Min deposit £5. 1x settled bet requirement to withdraw Bet Credits. Min odds/bet & payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits apply.
    • £25 Free Bet at Novibet! £25
      New customers only. Min bet £10 to match max £25. 3 accumulator selections minimum at minimum odds (7/10) 1.70 each. Qualifying bet must be made within 30 days and free bet expires after 30 days. T&Cs Apply
    • £30 Free Bet at Betway! £30
      New UK & Ireland customers only. Min First Deposit £10 and matched up to £30. 1 x wagering at min odds of 1.75. Credit Card, Debit Card & PayPal deposits only.
    • EXCLUSIVE: Bet £10 Get £30 at Betfair! £30
      New customers only, place a min £10 bet on any Sportsbook market at odds of at least 1.2 (1/5) and we’ll give you £30 in free bets. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. T&C's apply.
    • Bet £10 Get £30 at MoPlay! £30
      New customers only. Min £10 bet at (1/2) 1.50 odds. You'll receive 2 x £15 in free bets when your first bet is settled. Free bets expire after 7 days. Certain bet types excluded. Must opt-in. Full T&C’s Apply.
    • Bet £20, Get £40 Free Bet at Unibet! £40
      New Customers Only. 18+. Further Terms and Conditions Apply. BeGambleAware.org
    • Bet £10 Get £30 + 30 Free Spins at Betfred! £30
      Only available to new customers from UK & Northern Ireland. You must stake £10 or more at single/cumulative odds of Evens (2.0) or greater on your first bet. Free bet balance of £30 credited within 48 hours of your first bet being settled. Free Bets expire after 7 days. E-Wallet restrictions apply. Game restrictions apply. Maximum 30 Free Spins on selected games. Free Spins expire after 7 days.
    • Bet £10 Get £30 in Free Bets at William Hill! £30
      New customers only. Min. stake of £10/€10 at odds of 1/2 or greater. Only the “win” part from EW bets will count. Free bet terms, payment method & country restrictions apply. Free bets credited as 3 x £10/€10. Free bet stakes are not returned as part of the settlement of successful free bets. All Free Bets must be wagered within 30 days. UK&IRE Only.
    • Bet £10 Get £30 at 888Sport! £30
      New Customers only. Min deposit and bet £10 at 1/2 (1.50) using code 30f. Free bets expires in 7 days and are not included in returns. Payment method restrictions apply. T&Cs Apply
    • £50 in Free Bets at Mansionbet! £50
      New customers only. Use code MB50. Min Deposit of £10. Deposit and free bets wagering x 6 at odds of 4/5 (1.80). UK debit/credit cards only.
    • £30 in Free Bets at Coral! £30
      New Customers only. Min Deposit & stake £10. Free Bets Credited as 3x£10. Free Bet Stake Not Returned and valid for 4 days. T&C's Apply. UK & IRE only.
    • Bet £5, Get £30 in Free Bets at BetVictor! £30
      *Qualifying bet must be placed at odds of 2.0 or greater; £20 Free Sports Bet split into 2 bets of £10 each, valid on set events only + £10 Casino Bonus. **Wager must be 40 times the Free Casino Bonus in order to withdraw winnings. Credit or Debit Card deposits only; Deposit and bet of £10 required within 7 days of opening new account, T&C apply.
    • Bet £10 Get £10 if 1st bet loses at BetSid! £10
      New Betsid customers. Min £10 at Evens (2.00). £5 free bet and £5 casino bonus when qualifying. Free bet stake not returned & 7 day expiry. T&C's apply.
    • £20 Bonus at GUTS Sportsbook! £20
      New customers only. Min £20 at 4/5 (1.80). Neteller/Skrill/Paysafe excluded. Bonus wagering x4 in 14 days single bet at 4/5 (1.80) at least. T&Cs apply.
    • £500 Free Trading Cash at Football Index! £500
      New UK Customers only. Open an account with Football Index, deposit £10 and get £500 to start trading on players performance. Expires in 7 days. T&C's apply.
    • Join New Rizk Bookmaker! £0
      No free bet at the moment but great odds on offer!
    • £50 Bonus at Bethard! £50
      New Customers from UK only. £20 deposit to qualify. £5 Bonus for ever £100 wagered at 4/5 (1.80) to Max £50. Skrill/Neteller excluded. 7 day expiry. T&C's apply.
    • Join New Bookie - Volt Sports! £0
      No sign up offer at the moment, but well worth a look!
    • Up to £200 Bonus at TonyBet! £200
      New customers only. Use code TONY200 & bet deposit 10 times (min 1.65) in 30 days to trigger 100% match bonus up to £200. Payment methods excluded. 5 day expiry. T&C's apply.
    • £20 Free Bet + 10 Free Spins at K8 Sport! £20
      New customers only. Min £20 deposit to qualify at Evens (2.00). £5 bonus + 3 x £5 free bet. Stakes not returned. T&C's apply.
    • EXCLUSIVE: £10 Free Bet at Bet-at-Home! £10
      EXCLUSIVE: New UK Customers only. Register and deposit £10 to get £10 free bet - credited within 72 hours. Wagering x3 at 1/2 (1.50). System/Multi Way bets excluded. T&C's apply.
    • £10 Free Bet at Karamba Sports! £10
      New customers only. Min deposit £10 at Evens (2.00). Expires after 14 days. Neteller, Skrill & Paysafe excluded.
    • Double Profit on 1st bet up to £100 at LeoVegas Sport! £100
      18+ New customers only. Mobile Only. £10 min deposit activates 1x 100% in-play profit boost. Max stake £10. Max extra winnings £100. Valid for 30 days. Skrill/Neteller deposits do not qualify. Full T&Cs below www.begambleaware.org
    • EXCLUSIVE: £5 No Deposit Bonus at LVBet! £5
      New Customers only. Just register and send an email, with “£5 Welcome Bet” in the subject line, to BONUS@LVBET.COM and they will credit you within 48 hours. Exclusive to Punters Lounge!
    • £100 No Deposit Offer at Sporting Index! £100
      New customers only. Join and get £100 No Deposit funds to bet with that cannot be withdrawn. Any losses over £100 are your liability. Losses may exceed your initial deposit or credit limit. Market restrictions apply & 7 day expiry.
    • EXCLUSIVE: £15 in Free Bets at Quinnbet! £15
      Place a first bet of £10 at Evens (2.00) or greater & win or lose, you get 3 x £5 Free Bet. New UK Customers only.
    • Bet £10 Get £20 at Bookee! £20
      New Customers only. Bet £10 or more at 4/5 (1.80) on first bet after deposit. Must opt in, email support@bookee.co.uk using Bookee registered email address with the subject line FB1020. Free bet must be odds min 2.00 and expires after 5 days. T&C's apply.
    • £100 Deposit Bonus at 10Bet! £100
      New Customers; Min. deposit £20 (no Skrill/Neteller); Bonus amount is 50% of deposit up to £100; 6x deposit and bonus turnover (min. odds 3/5 on singles and 2/5 per selection on acca bets), in 30 days, for bonus release; Some bet types don’t contribute to turnover; Withdrawal before turnover results in bonus cancellation; Terms apply; 18+
    • £25 Free Bet at VBet! £25
      New customers only. 100% match to £25. Min 3 selections at (4/5) 1.80 each. T&C's apply.
    • EXCLUSIVE: £5 No Deposit Bonus at EnergyBet! £5
      18+ New players only. You must click through Punters Lounge link. Register, then email to get bonus which expires 31 Dec 2018. x7 wagering within 30 days and max £50 withdrawal. T&C's apply. BeGambleAware.org
    • Join Betsafe - Great Bookmaker! £0
      No free bet currently but great odds and customer service!
    • £25 Free Bet at BoyleSports! £25
      New customers only. Min £10 stake for initial £5 free bet at odds of 1/2. Max £25 in free bets. 13 bets required to receive full £25 free bet. 30 days to activate qualifying bet. Free bet expires after 7 days. Payment method restrictions.
    • Bet £10 Get £30 at Ladbrokes! £30
      18+. UK+IRE only. Promo code 'G30' required. Min first bet £10. Must be placed within 14 days of account reg. £30 credited as 3 x £10 free bets. Not valid with CashOut. Free bet valid for 4 days. T&Cs Apply.
    • £250 in Free Bets at Toals Bookmaker! £250
      Place five bets in your first week to receive a £/€10 free bet, then for your first year with Toals you'll receive a £/€5 free bet every week if you place 10 bets or more!
    • MustardBet - The UK version of Pinnacle? £0
      MustardBet promise low margins which means better odds, but there is currently no welcome offer.
    • 0% Commission until 31st December at Matchbook! £0
      Join and start betting at Matchbook Betting Exchange with 0% commission until 31/12/2018. T&C's apply.
    • £50 Deposit Bonus at NetBet! £50
      New customers only. Use code WELCOME50. 50% bonus on first deposit up to £50. Rollover restrictions apply. Deposit must be made within 24 hours. Rollover of deposit and bonus x6 to withdraw.
    • £200 Deposit Bonus at Winner Sports! £200
      New customers only. Min deposit £30 to get bonus. Max bonus amount is £200. 14 days to qualify ti withdraw bonus/winnings. Max stake on first deposit & bonus is £50 per bet, per event. T&C's apply.
    • Bet £10, Get £10 Free Bet at Mr Green Sport! £10
      New Customers only. The qualifying bets to claim the Free Bet must have minimum odds of 3/1 (4.00) or higher and must be settled before triggering free bet. T&C's apply. 18+. begambleaware.org.
    • £20 in Free Bets at Redbet! £20
      New customers only. Min £10 deposit. Place 5x £10. Bonus bet valid 7 days. T&C Apply 18+. Gambleaware.co.uk
    • Bet £20 Get £20 at Betstars £20
      New Customers Only. Must opt in. Minimum stake to qualify is £20 at minimum odds of 2.00 (EVENS). Neteller & Skrill excluded. Free Bets stake not returned and expires in 7 days.
    • Join BetBright! £0
      No free bets currently, but join and bet today!
    • Bet £10 Get £10 Free Bet at ComeOn Sport! £10
      Must opt in on registering. Min deposit £10 at min odds of 1.80 (4/5). Some payment methods excluded. Expires after 30 days and non withdrawable. UK only.
    • £100 Bonus at 32Red Sports! £100
      ALL customers. Various options to choose on opt in. Min odds is Evens (2.00). Maximum profit boost that will be credited is £100.
    • £100 Deposit Bonus at SportNation! £100
      New customers only. Expires 31/05/19. Valid once per customer. Bonus expires after 30 days. 7x turnover at 1.6 minimum odds. T&C's apply.
    • £20 in Free Bets at Totesport! £20
      New customers only. 18+. Stake £10 on any Sportsbook market for the first time, at odds of evens (2.0) or greater and get a £10 Free Bet within 24 hours of settlement, 7 day expiry. Stake £10 on any Totepool bet for the first time, and receive £10 back in cash within 24 hours of settlement. Full T&Cs Apply.
    • Join Betsson - Great Customer Service! £0
      No welcome offer for UK customers at present.
    • £75 Deposit Bonus at JetBull! £75
      New customers only. Min £10 to qualify. 50% deposit bonus up to £75. Wagering x15 at Evens (2.00). 30 day expiry. T&C's apply.
    • £10 Bonus at Smarkets! £10
      New customers only. Min deposit £20. First £10 losses from the exchange refunded as a bonus. Skrill and Neteller are excluded from this sign up offer.
    • £20 Free Bet at Royal Panda Sports! £20
      Free sports bet: Minimum deposit and stake £20 (min odds 2.0). Credited after all qualifying bets settled. T&C's apply.
    • Win £10k at NFL Predictions at RedZoneSport! £800
      £800 per week to be won. T&C's apply.
    • Bet £10 Get £10 at Mobilebet! £10
      New customers only. Deposit and bet a minimum of £10 on multiple (combo) bets of two or more with min. odds EVENS (2.00). T&C's apply.
    • £50 Deposit Bonus at RaceBets! £50
      New customers only. Minimum deposit £10 - must play through once. 100% Maximum bonus £50 on first deposit only. 5x wagering at minimum odds of 1/2(1.5). Must be completed within 45 days of registering. T&Cs apply. 18+
    • £10 Free Bet at Sport Pesa! £10
      New customers only. Bet £10 at min odds (4/5) 1.80 and get matched up to £10. When qualifying bet settled, contact customer support, via E-Mail or Live Chat to get Bonus Token and it will be credited in 24 hours. Skrill/Neteller excluded. T&C's apply.
    • £300 Cashback or Win an iPad at Spreadex! £300
      New customers only. Get up to £300 cashback or win an iPad when opening an account and staking £300 on qualifying markets in first 28 days. T&C's apply.
    • Up To €100 Sign Up Offer at TheTote! €100
      New Customers only. Bet €10 & get €10 back! Place your 10th bet & get the average value of first 10 bets back, up to €40 max. Bet €60 in first 4 weeks & get €12.50 back, can repeat 4 times.
    • £50 Free Bet Insurance at Jenningsbet! £50
      Existing customers too. Only football straight accumulator win bets qualify. Min 5 selections & £5 min stake. Email losing Bet ID to support@jenningsbet.com and bonus credited in 24 hours to max £50. T&C's apply.
    • £10 Free Bet Insurance at Genting Bet! £10
      New customers only. Deposit & bet £10 at odds of Evens (2.00), if first bet loses you get a £10 free bet. Only losing win single part of an each way bet qualifies. Free bet credited within 24 hours of settled qualifying bet and expires in 14 days, with no free bet stake returnable. T&C's apply.
    • £35 Free Bet Bonus at 12Bet! £35
      New customers only. Place 6 bets each with a minimum stake of £10 at min odds of 2.00. Your Bonus Token bonus will be equivalent to your lowest stake during all your qualifying bets. Neteller & Skrill excluded.
    • Free Bets Forever at 21Bet! £520
      Place 5 bets of £10 or more at 2.00 (EVENS) or higher and receive a £10 free bet. Repeat every 7 days to get a £10 free bet each week forever. UK only.
    • Bet £10 Get £10 if first bet loses at Black Type! £10
      New customers only. £5 Free Bet & £5 Casino Bonus if your first bet loses. Min bet £10 single at evens (2.00) or higher. T&C's apply.
    • Pinnacle - Excellent Odds! £0
      No welcome offer and currently UK residents cannot bet there due to licensing, but many countries can.
    • £1000 Cashback + 2% Commission at Betdaq! £1000
      Must opt in and use promo code DAQBACK. £1000 cashback offer expires after 30 days.
    • £25 Free Bet Offer at McBookie! £25
      Scottish residents only. First bet must be within 30 days of registering. Min odds of 2.00 (EVENS). Payment restrictions apply. Free bet stake not returned and expires after 7 days.
    • £15 Free Bet at SportingBet! £15
      New customers only. Min deposit £10 at odds of EVENS (2.00). If first bet loses, you'll be refunded up to a £15 free bet. Skrill & Neteller deposits don't qualify. Free bet cannot be withdrawn and expires after 7 days.
    • Join Star Sports New Bookmaker! £0
      Currently no free bet offer, but well worth joining!
    • Boosted Odds at BetBoro! £0
      No sign up offer currently, but boosted odds for all customers.
    • £10 Free Bet at 138.com £10
      New customers only. Deposit and make a first bet of at least £20 at minimum odds of 4/5. Applies to pre-match or in-play single bets only. Should your qualifying bet lose, you will be refunded with a £10 Bonus Token.
    • £30 Free Bet at Dafabet! £30
      New customers only. Min bet of £5/€5 at min odds of 1/2 (1.50). Skrill is excluded for this promotion. Dafabet will match the first bet of qualified player up to a maximum of £/€30 if it does not win, as a free bet.
    • Grosvenor Sports - Double Odds First Bet! £0
      New customers only. Offer applies to Grosvenor Sports bets only. Max stake £20. Bets made with Odds Boost Token. Neteller & Skrill deposits excluded.
    • No Free Bet at Super Lenny £0
      Super Lenny is not offering a free bet currently, but is UK licensed and worth a look.
    • £28 Bonus at Fun88! £28
      Stake 6 qualifying bets of at least £10. Min odds 2.00, Multis 1.40. Min stake to qualify £10. Contact customer support to request your Bonus token and credited within 24 hours. T&C's apply.
    • Up to £1000 Acca Bonus at BetEast! £1000
      ALL customers up to a £1000 acca bonus. 4fold accas minimum. Email to claim within 7 days of settlement. T&C's apply.
    • £30 Bonus at OLE777! £30
      New customers only. Min stake £10 at EVENS (2.00). Place 10 qualifying bets of £30 and receive £30 bonus. T&C's apply.
    • £30 Bonus at TLCBet! £30
      ALL customers! Place 6 qualifying bets of £30. Min odds 2.00 and min stake £10. Bonus will be lowest stake of qualifying bets. T&C's apply.
    • Vernons Sports £0
      No sign up offer currently.
    • LeTou Bookmaker £0
      No welcome offer at present.
    • Marathonbet - Great Odds! £0
      No welcome offer currently.
    • Setantabet - Irish Bookmaker £0
      No welcome offer at the moment.
    • BetVision £0
      No welcome offer.
    • £20 Free Bet at Betfair Exchange! £20
      New customers only, bet up to €/£20 on the Exchange and if your first bet loses, we’ll refund you €/£20 in Cash. Bet must be placed in first 7 days of account opening. T&Cs apply.

    Casino

    • £300 Bonus + 20 Free Spins at Casumo! £300
      18+. New UK customers only. 100% deposit bonus up to £300. Opt-in required. Minimum deposit £10. 20 Free spins on Starburst game upon registration. 30x wagering requirements apply for bonuses and bonus winnings before withdrawal (game weighting applies). Max bet applies. Terms and conditions apply. Please gamble responsibly,
    • £5 No Deposit Bonus at Energy Casino! £5
      18+ New players only. You must click through Punters Lounge link. Register, then email to get bonus. x50 wagering within 3 days and min £30 withdrawal. Geo restrictions apply. T&C's apply. BeGambleAware.org
    • £250 Bonus & 50 Free Spins! £250
      New players only. 100% deposit bonus up to £250 + 50 Free Spins if depositing min £10. Use Exclusive Code: PUNTER50. NO WAGERING needed on free spins!
    • 10 Free Spins + £200 Bonus! £200
      18+. New customers only, *10 Free Spins on mobile verification (UK Only), 3 day expiry on Free Spins. **100% deposit match up to £200. Available on selected games only. 7-day expiry on Bonus. 40x wagering (max bet £5) before Bonus Balance can be withdrawn. Wagering is with real money first. Game contribution weightings apply to wagering requirements. £10 min deposit + 2.5% fee (min 50p). Not available using Neteller or Skrill. Cash balance withdrawable anytime + £2.50 fee.
    • 25 Free Spins! £0
      New UK&IRL Customers only. Free Spins can only be played on eligible games. No wagering requirements on winnings. SMS verification required. Opt in required, full T&Cs apply
    • 30 Free Spins! £0
      New Customers only. One bonus per customer. 30 free spins added to accounts verified by SMS (x1 wagering). Free spins expire within 10 Days & on selected games only.
    • £100 Bonus - William Hill Live Casino! £100
      Opt-in required. Only first deposit qualifies. 100% deposit bonus up to £100, with 70x wagering on Roulette tables only. Min. deposit £10. Max. bonus £100. Bonus expires 7 days from issue. Player, country, currency, game restrictions and terms apply.
    • Up to £200 Bonus! £200
      New players only. Min deposit £20. Wager 40x before withdrawing. Game weighting applies. Max bonus betting limit – slots: £5, other games: 10% of bonus amount. T&Cs apply.
    • Up to £100 Casino Bonus! £100
      Min deposit £10. x45 wagering, Roulette and blackjack 50% weighting. Bonus Valid 7 days. No using Moneybookers/Skrill or Neteller as a payment method.
    • £50 Bonus + 20 Free Spins £50
      New UK&IRE customers only. Deposits made with e-wallets are not valid. Bonus wagering x35 on eligible games. Max winnings from bonus £500. Spins available after bonus is redeemed/lost. 10 per day with no wagering.
    • £400 Slots bonus + 100 Free Spins £400
      New UK&IRE Players only. Min buy-in £20. Bonus wagering 35x on eligible games. Spins available day after bonus is lost/redeemed, 10 per day for 10 days, no wagering.

    • 2-0 Up - YOU WIN! £0
      Get your bet paid out as a winner if the team you back goes 2 goals ahead. Applies to pre-match single bets on Full Time Result market for applicable competitions. Bet restrictions and T&Cs apply. New and eligible customers only.
    • Money Back if 1 lets you down! £10
      Applies to UK & Top Euro leagues. Applies to match odds ACCA & Same Game Multi bets only. Max free bet €/£10 per day. T&Cs apply
    • 2-0 up - You Win! £0
      Applies to all Premier League, La Liga and Champions League games until 31st December 2018. T&Cs apply.
  • Punters Lounge Forum Tips

  • Popular Members

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      113156
    • Total Posts
      2014056