Cheltenham 2017 – making the most of the offers
Online bookies are literally falling over themselves to get your business during the Cheltenham Festival, making it a great market place for the savvy punter. Whether you’re looking for guaranteed odds and enhanced value, or trying to hedge your bets with money back offers, or want to learn how to cash in on multiple winners, you’ll find an offer to suit you.
ENHANCED ODDS (PRE-FESTIVAL)
In the run-up to the festival, bookies will offer enhanced odds bets on specific events e.g. a certain horse to win a specific race, or a trainer to have more winners than any other. These are one-off bets, with limited stakes, but can still be a lucrative way to kick-start your Cheltenham bankroll.
ITV LIVE RACING SPECIALS
bet365 and betfair are offering free bets if you back any winner at a price of 4/1 and 3/1 respectively on live ITV races. If you’re planning to watch the Festival from the comfort of your armchair, these two offers can keep you betting all day!
Most of the bets below are aimed at punters who already have accounts. If you’re lucky enough to NOT yet have an account at an online bookies, you can grab yourself hundreds of pounds worth of free bets!
With so much competition, bookies are all looking to give you the best odds you’ll find anywhere. But Best Odds Guaranteed is fairly standard these days, so bookies are looking to offer you even more – not just the best odds, but price boosts too!
USE AN ACCA TO MULTIPLY YOUR WINNINGS
Having four separate winners is great, but imagine how much more you could win if you combine those four horses in different permutations, each of which MULTIPLIES the bet! That’s exactly what happens in a Lucky15. There are loads of multiple bets available (Accumulators, doubles, trebles, Lucky15, Scoop6, Forecasts, Tricasts etc) Find out how to use these bets to your best advantage.
Although we’re always aiming to win, everyone loses now and again. But the last thing the bookies want is for you to walk away, so they’ve come up with various ways to soften the blow. There are bets designed to mitigate your losses if, for example, your horse doesn’t start, or falls at the first fence, or is beaten by a length.
HARD LUCK BETS
Sometimes, you’ll win, but still lose! What if your horse is disqualified, or a different leg of an accumulator lets you down? How about if it doesn’t even start? The bookies are all over that situation, too, with special bets that can help turn things around.
If you’re a long term, regular player, it can be annoying when the offers all seem to be aimed at new customers. The best bookies recognise this and reward their loyal members with various offers.