If you haven’t already heard of or seen, Paddy Power have an interactive game called Beat the Drop, it’s got the same premise as the similarly named TV show – Million Pound Drop. Just as in the game show, you answer questions with a Yes/No, splitting your cash pot as you go along, what’s left you get to keep. The best bit is that you can get 30 days of free attempts at winning £1,000 and it’s for new and existing customers (who haven’t played the game before).
You can play it as many times as you’d like over the 30-day period, so if you were to get a question wrong, you can go again straight away. You can also go again even if you win some money out of the game, as long as you are within the 30 days, thousands of people have won without depositing.
The questions themselves are usually Yes/No or Over/Under for example something like BTTS or Over 2.5 Goals in a match. It’s always important to check the odds and see which outcome the market is favouring when making your decision on each question, this will usually highlight what’s the most likely outcome.
Every question you take is your own choice, it would make sense to stick to sports you feel more confident with/have a broader knowledge of. It’s also important to do research into your selections, don’t just pick based on a gut feeling. Your chances of winning are greatly improved if you’re putting a bit more time into this, the chance of winning £1,000 without depositing shouldn’t be passed up.
There are a few different ways of playing the game and it can take patience to take some cash all the way, you can even skip a day or two if the questions don’t take your liking. However, with it being a free shot at winning the money, you may as well have as many shots as possible over the 30-day period. Of course, if you’ve progressed far into the game, you’d be more cautious with what questions you pick, as you want to have the best opportunity of taking the cash all the way.
The only other tactic I would recommend is to strategically split your cash pot throughout the game. Obviously, if you don’t feel confident with a question, then by all means split your pot, the only issue being your pot at the end would obviously be smaller. It becomes more important the further into the game you go, tactical splitting will definitely become useful as you can potentially guarantee some winnings.
This weekend’s fixtures look perfect to get a Beat the Drop game started with plenty of Europe’s big leagues returning, that means there will be plenty of questions to answer, stretching through the day. It’s the perfect time to start your 30 days of free shots at £1,000 this weekend, by either getting set up with an account and trying it out for free, or starting a game for free on your existing account.
Spurs vs Liverpool, Lazio vs Napoli & Inter vs Atalanta are three of the biggest fixtures on Saturday and I expect there will be a few different questions for each match. There’s also 41 matches across the football league, so there won’t be a shortage of questions for you to get stuck into and that’s just the footy.