Can you cancel a bet on William is a question we sometimes get asked, but there isn’t a definitive answer to this question. William Hill doesn’t have a specific answer to ‘can you cancel a bet’, but there may be ways you can get around this or at least ways that you can limit the damage.
Reasons Why You May Want To Cancel A Bet
The reasons why you want to cancel a bet can be very different. If you suddenly have a change of heart after placing a bet with money you couldn’t afford to lose, there is no reason why William Hill should or will cancel your bet. You can ask the William Hill support team, or the staff behind the counter if you’ve placed your bet in a William Hill shop, but don’t be surprised if they say no.
If any circumstances have changed since you placed your bet, such as the odds for your selection have drifted, or ground changes have gone against it, then you’ll have absolutely no chance of getting your money back.
One mistake that lots of people make when placing bets online is they put the wrong stake or selection on their bet slip, mainly because they don’t look at the online bet slip properly before confirming their bet. It’s easy to click on a selection on either side of yours in a list, bet on your selection in the wrong market, or put a £110 on instead of £10 or £55 instead of £5. If you notice this mistake quickly, then you might have a chance to change it if you contact the William Hill customer support team immediately.
William Hill has a small paragraph in its FAQ section to cover the question ‘I entered the wrong stake or selection’. William Hill’s reply to this is, ‘If you have entered the wrong stake or selection please get in touch with our Customer Services as soon as possible – prior to the event starting. We will investigate the matter for you but cannot guarantee that your bet will be amended.’
Are There Any Other Ways To Cancel A Bet At William Hill?
If you have made a staking mistake at William Hill, whether that’s a wrong selection or a wrong stake, it’s possible you can use the William Hill ‘cash in my bet’ feature to limit all or some of the damage.
When you place some singles or multiplies online at William Hill, many will instantly have a ‘cash in value’ attached to them. Immediately after you’ve placed your bet, the cash in amount may be the same as the stake you’ve placed, meaning you can simply cash in your bet to cancel it.
However, cash in amounts may not always be the same as your stake. For example, if you placed your bet at 3/1 and the odds are now 7/2, then the cash in amount will be lower. But odds fluctuations can also work in your favour. If the odds of your selection have contracted since you placed your bet, William Hill may offer you slightly more than your original stake.
Why Did You Make A Mistake?
Whether you’re lucky enough to get your money back or not when you want to cancel a bet at William Hill, there are lessons to be learned from every mistake you make when gambling.
What you need to ask yourself is why you made the mistake in the first place. Did you make the mistake because you were rushing to chase losses? Are you an impulsive gambler that bets with your gut-feeling rather than having a plan of action? If the answer to either of those questions is yes, and you regularly lose money you don’t want to lose, it’s time to change your bad gambling habits.
How To Gamble Properly
Gamblers tend to fall into two main categories, those that gamble for fun and those that gamble professionally. Gambling for fun is okay, if you’re not losing money you can’t afford to, but are you really having fun or just relieving the boredom.
Professional gamblers may look like a serious bunch, with their heads buried in the form book 10-hours a day. But you must remember that they’re at work when they’re gambling and, if they don’t do their job properly, they don’t get a wage. However, believe you me, professional gamblers certainly know how to have a lot of fun when they get the chance to.
Of course, it’s not easy to become a professional gambler overnight, but there are plenty of professional gamblers that are willing to share their selections with you for an affordable monthly fee. That means you don’t have to spend all those hours they do studying the form, but you can still enjoy all the fun of backing all their winners.
The selections of professional tipsters also come with a staking plan and advice about having the right betting bank. This means you shouldn’t get flustered about what stake to put on or start betting on random selection to start chasing losses. This advice should help you eradicate the types of mistakes you’ve previously made.
Tips from most professional tipsters are normally sent out the previous evening or on the morning of the race or sporting event, meaning you’ll have lots of time to place your bets. This means your betting strategy for the day is clear and stress free.
Here at Betting Gods, we have a variety of professional tipsters that offer selections for UK and Irish horse racing, US horse racing, golf, tennis, cricket, ice hockey, basketball, and even eSports. So, give Betting Gods a go by checking out our free tips page or by subscribing to any of our tipsters.
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