'Cash In My Bet' Breaches £2m Paid Out On Weekend Of Shocks
William Hill's ‘Cash In My Bet' punters made full use of the feature this weekend as the FA Cup threw up a number of surprises. On Saturday nearly 8,000 punters cashed in their bets in order to limit losses that came from (amongst others) Hull (4/9), Nottingham Forest (8/15), Wolves (11/10) and Cardiff (8/15) all failing to win. On Sunday over £250,000 was cashed in as Arsenal (23/20) failed to hold onto a win against Swansea.
The weekend also saw a huge landmark broken as William Hill breached the £2million mark in cashed in bets since the 15th December 2012.
"True to form, the FA Cup threw up a number of shocks and surprises but those who had bet with William Hill had the safety net of being able to cash out their bets early. This they chose to do with nearly £450,000 handed back over the course of the two days," said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.
Two of the biggest shocks saw Macclesfield and Luton both knocking out Championship sides and they are 14/1 to both qualify for the fifth round. It is Evens for one of them to do so and 4/6 that neither do.
Example Cash in My Bet
£5 is placed on a treble of West Ham (3/1), Everton (7/4) and Tottenham (6/5). The first 2 games are played at 3pm and both teams go on to win, while Tottenham is due to kick off at 5.30pm. At this point the bet can be cashed in for £50, making a profit of £45 regardless of what happens in the Tottenham game.
How to Cash in your bet!
Cashing in your bet could not be easier.
Firstly place your football bet. This can be a single or a multi. As soon as you place your football bet you'll have a 'cash in' value attached to it.
Then whenever you think about cashing in go to the 'Open Bets' tab on the betslip and details of your bet(s) will appear. As each leg of your accumulator wins, or even if your team goes ahead in the game, your cash in value will increase. The more legs of the accumulator and the later in the game you leave it the higher the value. If the 'Cash In' facility is active on the market/game you bet on then you will see a green icon that says 'Cash In' and a cash value next to it that shows your returns if you get out early.
Whenever you do choose to click the button you will be guaranteed the same returns no matter the ultimate outcome of the bet, plus the money will be delivered to your account immediately. One click and your bet has ended!