A comprehensive guide to the maximum payouts offered by Europe's top bookmakers.

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Online sports betting is big business and in today's world of big accumulator wins making sure that you place your football, horse racing or golf bet with a bookmaker who has the maximum betting payout is critical. is here to ensure that punters know who to bet with when it comes to making sure that you receive what you actually win.

With literally thousands of football matches, horse races and other sporting events to bet on each month, the opportunity of turning a small stake into big money happens on a regular basis, so let us take you through the key sports and online bookmakers who offer punters the best opportunity to maximise their winnings.

Maximum Payout 2018

We all remember one of the great moments in horse racing history when Frankie Dettori defied odds of 25,000/1 and won all seven races at Ascot in 1996. One lucky punter from Morecambe that day forced his local bookmaker to pay out £550,000. Since then the rise of the internet has made betting convenient, easy and profitable for switched-on punters. Take the weekend of 12th/13th January 2014 when the 7 top teams in the Premier League all won, delivering hundreds of thousands of winning accumulators leading to bookmakers collectively paying out over £35 million. Fact is big accumulator payouts are now a fact of life for bookmakers who actively encourage us to place them with ACCA bonuses and ACCA insurances the norm in today's competitive sportsbook environment.

One football punter in November 2014 landed a 6,452/1 8-fold accumulator which turned £100 into £650,000 with William Hill. And don't think it's just the bigger stakes guys who win big. A Galway-based punter in February 2015 scored a 17-fold 206,261/1 accumulator which turned €1 into over €200,000. We've also seen a Cambridge man scoop £170,000 from a £1 ACCA in recent weeks. It happens!

So in a world where massive payouts are becoming increasingly more common, it makes sense to know what the maximum payouts are across the different sports - yes they vary from sport to sport. After all you want to ensure that all of your winnings are delivered and not taken away by the betting rules terms and conditions.

Maximum Payout by Bookmaker

When signing up to an online bookmaker you don't tend to think about maximum payouts provided by them, but you should! A strong new customer offer or free bet promotion is key, as are strong prices and an excellent reputation for fast payouts. So it might surprise you to find out that the maximum winnings from football betting available across the 15 most well-known online sportsbooks in any 24 hour period vary from £2 million to £200,000. For British and Irish horse racing those maximum daily amounts vary from £1 million to £100,000. Massive variances, which can cost punters a fortune in lost winnings. Below are the biggest 3 online bookmakers when it comes to current maximum payouts:

Maximum Payout by Sport

Online bookmakers work to a set of published Betting Rules which change for each operator. Within these rules are their set daily maximum payouts across the different sports they operator betting markets in. Maximum payouts differ by sport, with bookmakers offering the biggest payouts across the most popular sporting markets which are currently football, horse racing and golf.

Below is a top-line summary of where the 14 leading bookmakers are currently (July 2018) positioning their maximum payouts across the 3 most popular sports in terms of betting volume. It's worth noting that these are headline numbers and that smaller maximum payouts are applicable across some bookmakers in separate markets.

If you like what you see, each new customer promotion is listed below for the listed online bookmaker which can be claimed simply by clicking on the blue promotion link. Make a note of any promo code as noted. New customers only, 18+, T&Cs apply:

  Bookmaker New Customer Offer Promo Code English Football UK and Irish Racing Golf
  bet365 Visit Site For Details SPORT100 £2,000,000 £1,000,000 £500,000
  Betfair Sports Visit Site For Details ZBBC01 £1,000,000 £1,000,000 £500,000
  Betfred Visit Site For Details SPORTS60 £1,000,000 £1,000,000 £500,000
  BetVictor Visit Site For Details - £500,000 £500,000 £100,000
  Betway Visit Site For Details - £500,000 £250,000/£100,000 £100,000
  Boylesports Visit Site For Details - €500,000 €500,000 €250,000
  Coral Visit Site For Details - £1,000,000 £1,000,000 £250,000
  Ladbrokes Visit Site For Details 20FREE £1,000,000 £1,000,000 £500,000
  Paddy Power Visit Site For Details - £1,000,000 £1,000,000 £500,000
  Sportingbet Visit Site For Details - £250,000 £250,000/£100,000 £250,000
  Totesport Visit Site For Details - £500,000 £500,000 £500,000
  William Hill Visit Site For Details C30 £2,000,000 £1,000,000 £500,000
  888sport Visit Site For Details - £250,000 £100,000 £100,000

We cover every popular sport and even individual football leagues in detail here at ensuring that punters know exactly where they can maximise their potential returns. Some of the differences are incredible, so for serious and recreational punters alike, it's always really worthwhile to dig into the detail. Our up-to-date comparison tables allow you to easily compare bookmaker to see where the value is available.

Maximum payouts last updated July 2018 but subject to change. Please contact us if you spot any changes before we do or check the individual terms from the bookmakers above using the links provided.

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