Best Tips to Build Your Bankroll for the Festive Season
With the summer now just a distant memory, many people will soon be turning their attentions to planning for Christmas and New Year.
As with any festive season, it will be a time when everyone’s bank balance takes a hammering in the hope of ending the year on a positive note.
However, the final quarter of 2020 offers plenty of opportunities to boost your bankroll, so read on as we look at some of the best ways to cash in over the next few months.
Online Scratch Cards
Scratch cards might seem like an odd choice as a bankroll builder, but they undoubtedly offer players an exciting way to win big.
Some of the best online scratch card
games can be found at Wink Slots, with the site offering a wide range to suit every budget level.
By using their sign-up offers and promotions, you can increase your chances of winning by merely making a qualifying deposit.
These include the Daily Challenges promotion, which offers the chance to win real money, game bonuses or free spins by completing specified tasks.
British Champions Day
The prestigious QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot on October 17 is one of the most eagerly anticipated race meetings in the United Kingdom.
The event features the final races in each of five QIPCO British Champions Series categories - Sprint, Fillies & Mares, Long Distance, Mile and Middle Distance.
The Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at 3.05 pm brings together the top milers in Europe and this year’s line-up is exceptional.
John Gosden’s Palace Pier is the favourite for the race and the three-year-old looks a banker bet to maintain his unbeaten record.
UFC 254: Nurmagomedov vs Gaethje
The lightweight title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje on October 24 could be one of the best mixed martial arts contests of the year.
Nurmagomedov is seeking his 29th successive victory in the professional ranks but hasn’t fought since defeating Dustin Poirier at UFC 242.
Gaethje has built a 22-2 record and was particularly impressive during his most recent victory over Tony Ferguson back in May.
Three of Nurmagomedov’s last five wins have come by submission and backing the Russian to defeat Gaethje by that method could be the route to a healthy profit.
Breeders’ Cup Classic
The Breeders’ Cup meeting at Keeneland on November 6/7 will provide punters with two days of thrilling equine action.
Finding winners is never an easy task, but this year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic will throw up a wager that is too good to miss.
Belmont Stakes winner Tiz the Law was an impressive winner of the Belmont Stakes, before narrowly missing out in the Kentucky Derby.
The three-year-old has had a nice break since then and looks nailed on to finish in the first three in the Classic.
The Premier League fixtures on November 21 have produced an excellent opportunity to cash in on short-priced treble.
Everton have made an excellent start to the new campaign and are likely to prove too classy for newly-promoted Fulham at Craven Cottage.
Liverpool haven’t been beaten at home by Leicester City since 2000, and the reigning champions should keep that run going in their next meeting.
Manchester United are expected to complete the treble with the minimum of fuss as they take on West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford.
Boxing: Whyte vs Povetkin
Dillian Whyte faces Alexander Povetkin on November 21 aiming to get his career back on track following his defeat by the Russian during August.
‘The Body Snatcher’ controlled the early part of that fight, but he was caught cold by Povetkin at the start of the fifth round.
Whyte had been on an upward curve before that defeat and can ill-afford to make the same mistake if he wants a world title shot further down the line.
On that basis, the British boxer is a banker bet to exact his revenge by beating Povetkin inside the distance.
Newbury: Long Distance Hurdle
Trainer Paul Nicholls is eyeing a tilt at the Cheltenham Festival
with McFabulous after his impressive victory in the Persian War Novices’ Hurdle at Chepstow.
The horse was odds-on for his seasonal reappearance and put the race to bed with a magnificent leap two flights from home on his way to a three-length success.
Nicholls confirmed after the race that the Stayers’ Hurdle next March is the ultimate target if McFabulous continues his progression.
The six-year-old’s next run is likely to be in the Long Distance Hurdle at Newbury towards the end of November, and he looks a good bet to claim victory and showcase his Festival credentials.
World Darts Championship
One of the most significant events at the end of the 2020 sporting calendar is the PDC World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace in London.
This year’s event will be staged from December 18 to January 4 and features a host of players who hold a genuine chance of lifting the title.
However, Michael van Gerwen heads into the tournament with a point to prove having been beaten 7-3 by Peter Wright in last year’s final.
The Dutch player has started to find his form again after a sticky spell and looks an exceptional bet to win the title for the fourth time in his career.
King George VI Chase
Nicholls has won the King George VI Chase at Kempton on 11 previous occasions, and he could well make it a round dozen on Boxing Day.
His Clan Des Obeaux has finished first in the King George for the last two years, and Nicholls has confirmed that the race will be the horse’s main target this season.
Much like Silviniaco Conti, who won the race twice for Nicholls in 2013 and 2014, Clan Des Obeaux seems to run a stone better at Kempton than any other course.
He looks an excellent bet to make it a hat-trick of wins and join the likes of Desert Orchid and Kauto Star as legends of the race.