The popularity of Request A Bets have increased drastically in recent years. While the concept of requesting a bet has been around since the very beginning of gambling, the age of social media has taken it to another level.
Why would you request a bet?
The answer is simple. It’s a different way to experience sports betting, it allows the punters to be creative and the odds can be extremely appealing.
An example of a Request A Bet:
- Manchester City to win vs Norwich City
- Both teams to score
- Raheem Sterling to score first
- Manchester City to score +3.5 goals
So, if Manchester City win, both teams find the net, Raheem Sterling scores first and Manchester City score four or more goals, the punter will win.
Here’s another example of a Request A Bet:
- Sheffield Wednesday to win
- Over 2 cards issued
- Over 2.5 goals scored
- Over 9 corners taken
So, if Wednesday get the victory, there are only two yellow or red cards, more than 2.5 goals scored and more than nine corers, the punter will pick up his winnings.
There are several ways a punter can request a bet using Twitter or a bookmakers’ app. Here’s how they can be picked:
- Social media: Bookmakers employ several people to work across social media. One of the reasons is to respond to Request A Bets, mainly through Twitter. The punter simply tweets a combination of outcomes to the bookmaker’s social media account, as well as including a special hashtag. Details on specific bookmakers are below.
- Apps: Bookmakers like Sky Bet offer the chance for a punter to request a bet via an app. This can sometimes be a more efficient and effective way of requesting a bet as odds can often be offered immediately to the punter. If not, the bookmaker will assess the bet before offering a price.