The 2018 Cheltenham Festival takes place between the 13th and 16th March.

If you’re planning to bet on any of the races, you need this article. It’s broken down into two sections:

  1. Cheltenham Offers For New Customers
  2. Cheltenham Offers For Existing Customers.

If you have any interest in betting on Cheltenham this year, this is the best resource for you as it’ll be updated with every single offer available.

Cheltenham represents quite a busy period for betting websites. Some want new customers more than others, so further enhance their new customer offer, meaning that on a daily basis the offers can vary.

Cheltenham 2018 New Customer Offers

The full list of new customer offers is available on above this article (on the right for desktop users). However, we are five that are offering great welcome offers for the Cheltenham Festival:

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£200 Bonus50% Deposit Bonus
You will also receive  £120 in free bets over the year

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£40 Free BetsWhen you bet £10
Great new customer offer, but Bet Victor also have good retention offers
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£50 Free BetFirst bet matched
Popular bookmaker also with daily offer on Cheltenham
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£50 Free Bet50% Deposit Bonus
We put this one in as it’s relatively new compared to other bookmakers


There are two types of welcome offer.

The first is more simple. Bet £10 and receive a free bet. The initial qualifying bet will vary a little, but Ladbrokes and Bet Victor are good examples of this in the table above.

The second type is matching deposits. Make a deposit, and the bookmaker will match how much you deposit at either 50% or 100%. You may deposit £50, and receive either an additional £25 or £50 to bet with. The bonus amount will have wagering requirements. That is, you won’t be able to use it straight away and you will need to unlock it with qualifying bets. All these requirements are explained on the bookmaker websites.


Cheltenham Offers for Existing Customers

At the time of writing, we’re quite a few months away from Cheltenham. While there are plenty of offers for new customers, we’re yet to see the bulk of the offers for existing customers. Based on previous years, it is likely we will see this the week prior to the Festival.



  • 2018: Not announced yet
  • Last Year: ITV Racing 4/1 Offer

Last year Bet 365 ran their ITV 4/1 offer. It’s not known yet whether this will be available this year too, but here are the details for the races ahead of Cheltenham that do have it.

Back any single winner at 4/1 or more on any race televised live on ITV Racing and you can have a risk free bet to the same stake (up to £50*) on the next race broadcast live on ITV Racing. This offer applies to the FIRST single bet placed by a customer on each race shown live on ITV Racing.

If your risk free bet also wins at odds of 4/1 or more, you qualify for a risk free bet on the next race televised live on ITV Racing. Keep backing those winners and bet365 will keep giving you risk free bets! If your risk free bet loses, your stake (up to £50*) will be refunded to your account.

This offer will not apply where a stake has been fully Cashed Out. Where a stake has been partially Cashed Out, any refund amount or subsequent risk free bet amount will be equal to the remaining active stake.

*or currency equivalent

T&Cs apply.



  • 2018: Win Tickets to Cheltenham
  • 2018: Non-runner no bet
  • Last Year: Money back if your horse finishes 2nd (1st five races daily)

A few bookmakers run promotions to give away tickets to Cheltenham, but Paddy Power has something quite special.

You and a friend could attend Cheltenham Tuesday 13th March. Included is 5* accommodation, but also helicopter transfer. Anyone who has been to Cheltenham before would have seen the choppers land, and this part of the prize makes it very special. On top of that, you will receive £1,000 to bet on one of the races.

Entries are earned through the Paddy Power VIP loyalty program and the draw is on the 12th February.

Each year Paddy Power have offered non-runner money back on Cheltenham, and they have announced they’re running this too for the Festival.

We expect Paddy Power to have a headline offer closer to the time as last year they had money back specials on several races each day.


10Bet 145 45 px

  • 2018: Not announced yet
  • Last Year: Money back if your horse finishes 2nd to SP favourite (1st three races daily)

10Bet are yet to announce their promotions for Cheltenham.

Last year not only did they have an offer for existing customers, but they also increased the size of their welcome deposit. There is no way to know whether they will do the same again this year, but we’ll update this page should they do so.  We’ll expect something big from these guys.


Betway Logo 145 45 px

  • 2018: Not announced yet
  • Last Year: Money back if your horse loses on the first or last race each day

Betway is yet to announce their promotions for Cheltenham.

In 2017 Betway had one of the strongest offers for Cheltenham. If you backed a horse to win in either the first or last race, and if the horse lost, existing customers got their money back as a free bet.


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  • 2018: Non-runner no bet
  • Last Year: Back a winner and get a free bet up to £25

Each year Betfair have offered non-runner money back on Cheltenham, and this is the offer they are leading with ahead of the Festival.

Back a horse to win at odds of 3/1 or greater, and if you win, Betfair will give you a free bet matching your stake, up to £25. This applies to all races at Cheltenham.


  • 2018: Not announced yet
  • Last Year: Money back if your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd to the SP favourite in any race

Boylesports have had the best offers for existing customers across most sports this year. Their money back special last year was a continuation of the offer they had done most recently.

Currently, Boylesports don’t have a similar offer. The closest they have are extra places and faller insurance. It’s likely they will have something different for Cheltenham, and as soon as they are published we will update this page.


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  • 2018: Top price for a specific race
  • Last Year: Money back if you lose to a horse trained by Willie Mullins up to £25

From Tuesday 23rd Jan, Ladbrokes will be top price for a specific horse, in a specific race. This is their offer in the lead up to Cheltenham and we would expect something similar to the money back specials they did previously to appear soon.


William Hill 145 45 px

  • 2018: Non-runner no bet
  • Last Year: 25% extra winnings or money back on all losing horses if race won by 5 or more lengths (1st race each day)

William Hill had their ‘High 5’ offer for all races at last years Cheltenham. Given they still run with this offer, we would expect it to be the same again this year.

In addition to that promotion, for the first race last year all losing horses would trigger money money back if the race was won by 5 lengths or more. It is possible this will surface again for the Festival this year.



  • 2018: Non-runner no bet
  • Last Year: Normal ‘always on’ offers

Betfred is only promoting non-runner no bet currently for the 2018 Festival.

It’s more likely to roll out their current horse racing offer to Cheltenham. At time of writing, they are offering money back if your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd to the SP favourite. It changes each month the offer, so at the beginning of March we will know more on this one.



  • 2018: Not announced yet
  • Last Year: No headline offer for existing customers

Historically, Bet Victor have tended to prioritise the Grand National over Cheltenham. We didn’t see much last year, and we antiscipate it will be the same again for this year.