Next week we welcome in the 2016 Cheltenham Race Festival. If you’re planning to bet on any of the races, you absolutely need to read this article. We’ve gone through all the bookmakers and here are the best offers. If you’re intending to have a flutter on the first day then look at the Betfair offer as there is the opportunity to win a lot of free bets, specifically on the Tuesday. Otherwise Bet 365 is a good shout for their Channel 4 free bet offer. All the bookmakers claim to be offering the best prices, plus have no-runner-no-net, so these are the offers that will get you the best value.
£200 Bonus for New Customers // Daily Offers – Claim Here
10Bet have their large £200 bonus incentive for new customers to join. They’ve also created a section on their site which will reveal their offers as the Festival progresses, so keep an eye on that. For day three of the Festival, Thursday, 10Bet are offering 5/1 on Black Hurcules between 11am and noon. For those look like to place their bet, they are also paying out 5 places on Brown Advisory plate.
£200 bonus for New Customers // Losing Bet Refunds – Claim Here
Bet 365 have one of the strongest offers for both new and existing customers at this year’s Cheltenham Festival. New customers can enjoy the usual £200 matched bonus. They also have an on-going offer for all races shown on Channel 4, which therefore will apply to Cheltenham. Bet a single winner at odds of at least 4/1, Bet 365 will give you a risk free bet of the same value (up to £50) for the next race. If you’re having a very good afternoon, and you win with that free bet, Bet 365 will give you yet another one!
£30 in Free Bets for New Customers // Winner Free Bets – Claim Here
If you’re a new customer to Betfair, bet £10 and you’ll receive £30 free in new bets. They have a really strong offer for existing customers too, especially on day one. Bet on a winning horse (SP odds 3/1 or greater) and if it wins, Betfair will give you three free bets matching your stake up to the value of £25. So on the first day, if you back a winner, not only will you receive your winnings, but if you bet was £25, you would receive three x £25 free bets. This has got to be the strongest offer on day one. On the subsequent days, it’s a similar offer, but you will receive just one free bet if you win, again matching your stake.
£50 Free Bet for New Customers // First Race Money Back – Claim Here
Offers for both new and existing Ladbrokes customers. The bookmaker continues their free £50 matched bet for new customers and applies to races at Cheltenham. For both new and existing customers, they have a money back offer for the first race each day. If the SP (starting price) favourite of the race wins, they will refund losing bets up to £25, as a free bet. This includes each-way bets, although of course only the ‘win’ part of the bet will be refunded.
£30 in Free Bets for New Customers // 2nd Place Money Back – Claim Here
Paddy Power also continue their 3 x free £10 bets when you deposit £10, and have an offer for existing customers too which applies to every single race at Cheltenham. If your horse finishes second at any of the races, Paddy Power will refund your losing bet as a free bet. There is a maximum refund of £25 for each refund. Paddy Power are paying out five places.
£50 free Bet for New Customers // 2nd or 3rd Money Back – Claim Here
New customers can get a free £50 bet from Boylesports. Existing customers can get refund on losing bets if their horses loses to the SP favourite across all days of the Festival. This can be even if they finish third, providing here are eight or more runners in the race. The maximum per customer, per race is £25.
£50 Free Bets for New Customers // Prize Draw // Bonus – Claim Here
Probably more compelling for new customers, but Net Bet have something for existing customers too. New customers can receive a free matched £50 free bet. If you’re planning to bet at least £5 per day with Net Bet on the Festival, make sure you enter their prize draw – which is to predict the winner of the ‘top jockey’ market. If you guess correct, you’ll win a share of £5,000. Additionally, existing customers will get back £1 for every £10 they bet this weekend on horse racing, i.e. Sunday 13th.