Sportsbet Mobile, owned by Irish bookmaker Paddy Power, has made the feature easy to use, with bettors simply having to click on the ‘Power Play’ button that appears alongside selections on their betting slip. The size of the odds boost is determined by the original price, with shorter odds receiving a smaller percentage increase than larger odds.
Despite offering larger returns on racing bets, Power Play comes with several restrictions that bettors should be aware of. For starters, a Power Play can only be used on fixed odds win bets. It can only be selected once daily, and does not accumulate if not used.
Additionally, it cannot be included in multi bets or used as a bonus bet, while Sportsbet’s cash out feature, which allows bettors to claim a return from a bet before a race or event is finished, is also off limits.
Whether racing fans are betting on their iPhone or Samsung Galaxy, they must also have the most up-to-date version of the Sportsbet app in order to see the Power Play option alongside their bets.
Despite its numerous conditions, the exciting new feature, which is being seen as an effort to woo racing fans ahead of the busy spring racing carnival, consolidates Sportsbet’s place as one of the most innovative bookmakers in Australia.