There’s a lot to be said for being loyal. And while there may not be much loyalty left in the professional sport, we know fans and loyalty go hand-in-hand.
However, we aren’t the only people to recognise this with more and more bookies now rewarding customers for their loyalty.
Dozens of the best betting apps for Android and iPhone now offer loyalty bonuses to customers, while a rising number are also now offering betting loyalty cards, opening up a whole range of exciting new features.
With these loyalty-come-cash cards becoming increasingly popular, we highlight what prepaid betting cards are and all the best features and functions of some of our favourite cards on the market…
What Are Betting Loyalty Cards?
More and more mobile and online betting companies are now offering these cards, although they all operate in different ways depending on which bookmaker you own a card with.
Some will ultimately operate in the same way as a bank card except rather than being linked to your bank account, they’re linked to your bankroll, while others offer you loyalty points and discounts at outlets across the country.
With them, relatively new, more and more features are beginning to emerge as the evolution continues.
Below you’ll find three of our favourite cards, along with their best features and how to get one.
Coral has been a real trailblazer with their Coral Connect card and now not only have one of the best apps, they also have an innovative loyalty card with a whole range of features.
Coral Connect Features
Some of the best features offered by the Coral Connect Card includes:
Use Your Account Across Desktop, Mobile and In-Store: With the Connect Card, you can sync your betting account across all betting mediums, meaning you can cash out both online or off. This gives you the opportunity to withdraw your online winnings in cash at a local shop or withdrawing to your bank account without the need of walking down to the nearest Coral.
Deposit Cash In The Shop: If you’re wanting to make a cash deposit, there’s no need to deposit it into your bank account and then into your bankroll. You can head straight to a Coral shop and deposit your cash onto your Connect card.
Exclusive Promotions: One of the main benefits of the Coral Connect card is the fantastic promotions you’ll receive for owning one.
You’ll receive both online and offline bonuses and even a reward for signing up to the scheme.
How To Get A Coral Connect Card
Signing up to a Coral Connect card is relatively simple. First things first though, you need to register for a Coral account.
All you then need to do is head to the Coral Connect page, click Join Now and follow the registration steps.
Ladbrokes Grid Card
Ladbrokes has been a household name for generations and has not only developed an incredible mobile offering, but they also continue to break boundaries with the Grid Card.
Ladbrokes Grid Card Features
The Ladbrokes Grid Card is free for all Ladbrokes members and has a range of features that include:
Synchronised Deposits & Withdrawals: You can use the same betting account both online and off, with deposits made in store available to use and withdraw online and vice versa.
Exciting Rewards: There are a number of discounts to be had when playing with the Grid Card, which includes exclusive discounts at pubs, restaurants, cinemas and racecourses up and down the country.
Horse Racing Bonus: If you back a horse with odds of 4/1 or more in a race live on ITV and it wins, Ladbrokes will give you a £25 free bet.
How To Get Ladbrokes Grid Card
If you’re not a Ladbrokes customer the first thing you need to do is create an account. Once you’re signed up you then need to head to The Grid page.
From there it’s as simple as following the instructions to apply for a card.
Paddy Power Plus
Paddy Power always likes to do things a little differently and their Paddy Power Plus card is no exception to that rule.
You can use it across their desktop offering and Paddy Power app and it really is jam-packed with features.
Paddy Power Plus Features
The main difference to the two cards above is that Paddy Power Plus is, in fact, a prepaid MasterCard which you can also use at ATMs to withdraw straight from your bankroll.
Access Funds Anywhere Anytime: Due to the ability to withdraw from cash machines, you can access your bankroll from any ATM in the country just by entering your pin.
Pay For Items In Any Shop: You aren’t limited to using your card to place bets, you can use your bankroll to pay for items, just as you would your bank account.
How To Get Paddy Power Plus Card
Getting a Paddy Power Plus card is incredibly easy. All you have to do is create or sign in to a Paddy Power account, use the menu to access the Plus page and sign up for a card.
You’ll receive your card through the post, with you then having to activate the card. From there, you’re good to go.