Those who don’t have an account with Paddy Power should know that this is the best time of the year to open one. The bookmaker is paying 10 places on the Open Championship and new members will receive an additional £250 in the form of free bets to kick-start their sports betting campaign.

There is no shortage of sporting events to spend all these freebies on, with The Ashes being the tournament of the moment. New and existing Paddy Power members will enjoy odds that are twice as high as the original if they place a bet on the winning top team run scorer, regardless of innings. The only requirement is that the particular player scores a century for the odds to be increased twofold.

Other bookies are also running special promotions for the cricket tournament, with Ladbrokes refunding all losing Series Winner bets if the test series ends in a draw. BetVictor extends its generosity over all losing wagers and will refund up to £25 if England loses a test match. Cycling enthusiasts should also capitalize on the daily free bet worth £10 offered by the same bookmaker for Tour de France.

Paddy Power remains the best place to wager on horse races and with the July Cup in full swing, the bookie plans on refunding all losing single stakes for the 3.50 Newmarket Saturday, 13 July. New offers are added every day on their website so existing and prospective members alike should check out which are the latest enhanced odds to maximize their profits.