Someone expired my old post even though it was extended through January, so I thought I'd post this again seeing as people (myself included) actually received the boxes/ESPN subs and were able to easily cancel. Please read before you vote cold:
1) Your stake IS also returned if your bet wins.
2) You can bet in-play.
3) You don't have to bet the £50 at once. You can split it up into smaller bets.
4) TopupTV usually contact you within a few days of your bonus completion. They confirm your address and take payment details and answer any queries you have - they are pretty helpful :P
5) ESPN cancellation is very easy. You have to phone TopupTV within 30 days, and they don't try to hold you at ransom or anything.
6) I had to sell my box due to poor Freeview reception in my area, and it fetched £74 on eBay, so all in all I made a tidy profit!
But please be aware, as with all forms of gambling, there's a risk. However, the worse case scenario in this is you'll lose £50, but then you can recoup that by 1) selling the box and 2) getting up £25 of a losing bet returned. Which as far as I'm aware is with-drawable. Although I'd wait until TopupTV arrange your order before you claim that.
Some people may also be asked to provide ID. I wasn't personally, but it may prove to be an annoyance to some if that happens...
"We at 188BET have teamed up with ESPN and Top-Up Tv to offer you 3 months FREE ESPN plus a 250gb Freeview+ Digital TV recorder. All you have to do to receive all this is register a new account and place a bet or a combination of bets totalling £50 or more throughout January.
Click 'REGISTER AND BET NOW' and sign up for a new account. Then visit http://www.188promo.com/espn,
enter your details and place a bet or a combination of bets totalling £50 or more throughout January.
All existing 188BET customers need to do is simply click 'BET NOW', enter your details in the form that appears, then place a bet or a combination of bets totalling £50 or more throughout January.
There is no prize draw or complicated entry systems. As soon as you have followed the above steps you will receive 3 months ESPN and your Freeview+ box within one working week!"
Top Up TV - Everyone who registers a 188BET account and places bets totalling at least £50 at http://www.188bet.com
in our sportsbook between 08th November 2010 and 31st January 2011 will receive a Top Up TV Freeview+ Digital TV Recorder free, along with three months free ESPN.
After registering for this promotion, your details will be passed to Top Up TV to allow you to be credited with your ESPN. Top Up TV will contact you on the telephone number that you have provided within 7 working days to confirm your details for delivery and subscription.
Payment details required. Please note that a 30 day cancellation notice period applies to all Top Up TV services (plus additional fee charged for reconnection) so if you don’t want to be charged after the free period, you must give Top Up TV notice to cancel when you first take advantage of the offer. Your three month subscription period will commence from the point of activation.
This promotion is only available to new and existing 188BET customers based in the UK.
This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other 188BET promotion, e.g. Free £25 bet.
Existing ESPN customers are excluded from this promotion.
Only one winner per household.
Limited stock available.
Start Date: 08th November 2010 (GMT 00:00)
Closing Date: 31st January 2011 (GMT 23:59)
If Top Up TV can not contact you you will not be sent a FREE Digital TV Recorder or benefit from the 3 Free months of ESPN.
Further restrictions apply. Full Top Up TV subscription details available at http://www.topuptv.com.Freeview
is a separate free digital TV service which does not require a monthly subscription. Freeview is not operated by Top Up TV Europe Limited.
All hardware subject to availability.
By entering this promotion, all customers will be deemed to have accepted and be bound by the terms and conditions and consent to the transfer of their data to the Promoter, Top-Up TV and ESPN for the purposes of the administration of this promotion and any other purpose to which the customer has consented.
Also thanks Andy86 for reposting in the old thread to say the deal is still on :)