Cheltenham remains one of the most important racing events of the year, and the bookmakers are keen for your business. As a result, many have special offers for the 2014 Cheltenham festival. All of the bookmakers are claiming the best odds and it’s quite hard to distinguish between them so we are assuming they’ll all largely be the same. It can be quite confusing all the different offers available but we’ve put them all in one place, here.
Bet365.com lead the pack in terms of free bets. Not only can customers continue to receive a free bet up to the value £200, but there are free bets available for existing customers too. If you bet on a horse that is odds of 4/1 or greater, and it loses, Bet 365 will give you a free bet on the next race to the same amount as your stake. For all races too, Bet 365 are running ‘no runner, no bet’ (NRNB), i.e. if you bet on a horse and for whatever reason it doesn’t start the race, you will receive a refund on your bet.
Something a little different from WilliamHill.com. If you have a mobile account with them, it’s time to grab your phone. Bet on any horse, and if it comes 2nd, William Hill will refund your stake as a free bet up to the value of £25. Pretty decent. William Hill are doing ‘NRNB’ too but only on select races. Best check before placing a bet.
If Hurricane Fly successfully defends his title, or finishes 2nd, Ladbrokes.com are refunding bets on the Champion Hurdle race. SkyBet.com have a similar offer too. For each of the opening 1:30pm races each day, they are refunding losing bets if the favourite wins, up to £25. Alternatively, Betfred.com are refunding bets if Quevega comes first in the Nicholson Mares Hurdle. Finally Boylesports.com are refunding bets if Tony McCoy wins any races during the Cheltenham Festival.