Cheltenham Free Bets
The 2019 Cheltenham Festival is now on the horizon and with so much at stake now is the time to get involved in some very handy free bet offers that are on offer from the bookmakers.
The tension is really starting to heat up as punters and racing fans thoughts turn to the leafy village of Cheltenham, with the 2017 Festival coming over the hill!
Cheltenham Free Bets for 2019
The bookies themselves are clambering up for what looks like a monumental onslaught on punters and potential new customers, so there’s plenty of money to be made with some juicy free bets incentives for you to pick up.
We’ve selected only the better free bets from respected and reputable bookmakers in the UK and Ireland, so rest assured you can be confident that your money is in safe hands. You just need to back the right horse!
Cheltenham Festival Offers – What are they?
As with all these offers, the bookmakers will offer you your incentive in the shape of a free bet. Simply sign up and register with the bookmaker of your choice. You normally have to deposit an amount and bet with that to claim your free bet.
Sometimes, you will only need to register and deposit a small amount of money to pick up an even bigger free bet. Coral and Skybet are such firms where you will only need to deposit £5 to get £20 in free bets, while Paddy Power offer £30 from only a £10 deposit.
Bet365 are the market leaders and there’s a reason for that. Not only do they offer a superb betting product for punters but the Bet365 sign up offer of a matched deposit up to £200 is one of the most competitive out there.
Simply deposit up to £200 and Bet365 will match it and credit your account. Simples.
Its one of the more popular offers out there from the biggest bookmaker in the UK, so if you don’t have an account with Bet365 make sure you get one in time for Cheltenham.
As with all these offers and free bets please read the terms and conditions of your offer as bookmakers can amend and basically change your deal as and when. For example, as with all things betting use your head!
Enhanced odds offers usually give your winnings back as free bets, which means that if you win, you get your stake back, and the winnings at the enhanced price are paid back into your account not as ‘cash’ but as free bets tokens.
This means you will not be able to withdraw your free bet winnings back to your bank account.
Cheltenham Festival Free bets for 2019
Of course you can go on and use the free bets and make further winnings, and its those which you will be able to withdraw. Free bets offered by bookmakers are unable to be withdrawn.
It goes without saying that to open a betting account you must be over 18. Country restrictions also apply, but you should be fine if you live in the UK and Ireland.
Live streaming is a very popular product for the bookmakers. What better way to bet than to watch the race through the bookmakers website!
Again, restrictions based on where you are in the world apply to the streams, but the Cheltenham Festival is normally ok for customers in UK and Ireland – bookmakers normally show all the races at the Festival through their websites, desktop, laptop, smartphone, tablet, you name it – if they’re allowed to live stream the race you can watch across almost all formats.
So which Cheltenham Free Bets Offers are popular?
Of course the more well known bookmakers such as Paddy Power, Bet365, Ladbrokes and the more high street bookies have excellent introductory offers to pick up and most punters have accounts with them.
Firms such as Paddy Power for example will more often than not offer enhanced prices on horses who have a decent chance of winning, or offer up doubles or trebles at juicy prices to entice new punters.
Of course, these enhanced prices do have a good chance of winning.
At the 2016 Cheltenham Festival Paddy Power boosted Vroom Vroom Mag & Thistlecrack to 12/1 to win their respective races, and both duly obliged, bringing punters a handsome return of over £100 off a £10 bet.
Of course, winnings were paid with free bets but at least you have something to use during the four day Festival, which can go top heavy on your pockets.
So have you got any tips for the Cheltenham Festival?
All the money has come in for Thistlecrack for the Cheltenham Gold Cup, which takes place on the Friday at the Festival. The Colin Tizzard flyer, who won the World Hurdle last year and The King George at Kempton Christmas is now a 10/11 odds on favourite, which looks a little short.
This horse has it all, but does it have the guts to win?
There are questions over his jumping so we’re siding with another Colin Tizzard horse Native River. He won the Welsh Grand National and has all the fight and dog you need to win a Cheltenham Festival.
At odds of 7/1 he also offers better returns. Thistlecrack will be tough to beat but if he doesn’t jump a well as he gallops, Native River is the horse to back.
Whatever you decide, please make sure that you gamble responsibly and above all enjoy the Festival. Its four days of the most exhilerating and pulsating Grade Once racing in the world, and the atmosphere is like no other.
Even if you enjoy a presecco or a Guinness, the 2019 Cheltenham Festival is for everyone!