Beat the Drop tips – Betfair

Beat The Drop is a fresh and exciting betting concept on Betfair which can be played by anyone who has signed up for an account. So, what is Beat The Drop and what is it all about? Well, the concept is certainly interesting because Betfair actually give you the ‘winnings’ up front, and it is your job to try and keep as much of it as you can. The size of the winnings pot depends on the size of your stake and the number of questions you would like the answer. Once you have made your decision, you will begin to answer the questions which will be related to sport in some way, and you will have to decide whether to split your pot or be daring and go all in. Any money left over after all the questions have been answered will be yours to keep in cash – Lovely!

A big bonus when it comes to this game is that anyone with a Betfair account can play for free for 30 days. During that timeframe, you can have unlimited attempts at the ’10 question – £1,000 pot’ game. To receive your free month, all you have to do is login to the dedicated Beat The Drop page which can be found here. The premise behind the game is that it is like The Million Pound Drop, a Channel 4 show presented by Davina McCall, you might remember it. The difference here is that this will test your sporting knowledge as you will be given questions on a wide range of sports including football, golf, rugby and cricket.

Beat The Drop questions

So what sort of questions should you expect? Well, check out the screenshot below to see what is available at the time of writing this:

The first question is “Will there be 3 or more goals in the match” between France U19 vs Norway U19, with these types of questions you can usually use stats websites such as Soccerway to give yourself an idea of how many goals teams average or have had across their most recent games. As you can see from the final option, questions aren’t just related to football, so Beat The Drop really does test your sporting knowledge.

Now that you are aware of what Beat The Drop is, it’s time to give you some tips on what to do when you start playing. A big thing that I would like you to remember is that you don’t have to rush through the questions, so don’t feel like you are forced into answering the next – take your time. For example, some days you might not be a fan of the questions that are listed, so relax and feel free to sit them out. Having said that, be wary about the time you have left if you are on the free-play, you don’t want to end up reaching the latter questions and then running out of time… that would be disastrous and quite frustrating.

A big tip that I would recommend considering is going ‘all in’ all the way up to Question 7, especially if you are using the free play. This is because when using the free play, you can have unlimited attempts, so it isn’t really an issue if you were to lose, you can just start again from the beginning. The reason why I suggest getting up to Question 7 with the full pot of £1,000 is because that is when you can start guaranteeing yourself a decent amount of cash from splitting the pot the rest of the way… If you split 50/50 all the way from Question 7 then you would guarantee £62.50. It would be £125 from Question 8, £250 from Question 9, and of course, £500 if you were to make it all the way to the final question with the £1,000 intact. Decent right? Another bonus which I must inform you about is that you can play again, even if you win money from Beat The Drop during the free play! If you have days left after making it through to the end, then you will be able to have another crack!

To conclude, you would be silly to not give Beat The Drop a go. I mean, who doesn’t love a freebie? Especially when there’s a genuine chance of winning cash from a sport-related game which doesn’t even require a deposit. Have a go today and put your sporting knowledge to the test. Are you really as intelligent as you think you are.


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