With just over a week till the Cheltenham Festival 2016 the excitement and anticipation is gathering nicely. For those of you who like free bets, refunds, money back and other betting promotional deals (I assume that’s everyone reading) you will soon be entering Cheltheaven come Tuesday 15th March when the festival officially gets underway. This is the best time of year to open a new bookmaker account as the offers are simply incredible, and will not be beaten at any other time of year.
During the next week the major bookmakers compete to win your custom during Cheltenham 2016. Below I take a look at the offers which you should be aware of in order to maximise your Cheltenham betting.
Sky Bet announced earlier this week that they are offering NEW AND EXISTING CUSTOMERS money back as a free bet in the first race (1:30pm) of every day at Cheltenham 2016, if your horse loses. This will be a free bet up to maximum stake of £25 on losing selections in all four races on each day.
It guarantees you can’t be down after the first race, and gives you a risk free shot at the first race on each day of Cheltenham. The Sky Bet offer includes the following races:
- Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle
- Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle
- JLT Novices’ Chase
- JCB Triumph Hurdle
If you are a new customer joining Sky Bet in addition to the above, you will earn a £20 free bet when you stake a £5 bet. Therefore as a new Sky Bet you could potentially earn £125 in free bets over Cheltenham, which is a mighty bounty I think most would agree.
For those of you wondering where the Ruby Walsh offer (£5 Free Bet every time Ruby Walsh rides a Cheltenham Winner) has gone, unfortunately Sky Bet pulled the offer quite swiftly from it being publicised.
Bet365 have announced they are Non Runner No Bet (NRNB) and Best Odds Guaranteed on every race at Cheltenham. The Channel 4/1 Offer will apply to every televised live race on Channel 4 at Cheltenham 2016 - the Channel 4/1 Offer gives you a free bet (up to £50) for every winner you back at odds of 4/1 or more. Bet365 will of course be offering the biggest bonus offer in the industry as normal.
To claim your £200 deposit bonus as a new depositing customer follow the link here and sign up to a new account.
Paddy Power are offering Money Back as a free bet, if your horse finished 2nd in EVERY race at Cheltenham 2016. For more information on this offer and to visit the Paddy Power website follow this link here.
Paddy Power are NRNB on the four showpiece races at the moment including the Champion Hurdle, Champion Chase, World Hurdle and Gold Cup. Paddy Power are likely to go NRNB on all races sometime next week.
Betfair Sportsbook are offering the following Cheltenham 2016 offer for EXISTING AND NEW CUSTOMERS:
1. Place a single bet on any race taking place on Day 1 of the 2016 Cheltenham Festival
2. If your horse wins at SP odds of 3/1 or greater, you will receive 3 free bets to the same value as your stake. The free bet is to a maximum of £25 per race.
To claim this offer visit Betfair Sportsbook here.
Over the next 7 days expect the offers to keep rolling in. Many bookmakers will offer pricewise boosts, mid-morning boosts and other time restrained price boosts are particular runners for various races. Betfred and Ladbrokes are particularly known for such offers.
Over the next week Howtobet4free will make sure you stay up to date with all of these new offers as they come in. We only work with the biggest and most trusted bookmakers in the UK to ensure you get the best from your betting. Remember to check Howtobet4free's dedicated Cheltenham 2016 page here to stay tuned with the latest news, tips, previews, offers and odds for the 2016 Cheltenham Festival.
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