CHELTENHAM FREE BETS

The latest Cheltenham Festival free bets and sign-up offers for every day of the festival.

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Cheltenham Festival Free Bets

Top tips when using Cheltenham free bets

The benefits of having multiple bookmaker accounts

This may seem obvious to some, but it bears emphasising as we're only a generation on from punter-bookmaker monogamy. Whatever shop was closest to your dad's house, or the pub he drank in, was probably 'his' bookie. Nowadays, the distance between William Hill and Ladbrokes is a few columns on the Racing Post odds-comparison grid, handily located right beside the in-depth form. The reasons for having accounts across competitors are obvious. Firstly, it increases the chances of finding the best odds available on a given race or event. It also gives access to a greater array of markets, such as distance betting, without-the-favourite markets and even spreads for those so inclined. Then there are the competing offers. These operate in the everyday, but firms tend to save the real giveaways for the big festivals such as the Cheltenham Festival.  The advice goes beyond merely opening accounts with a few firms.Getting to know how your various bookmakers operate - when they tend to price up races, in which races they tend to offer more generous place terms, and so on - is a significant head start when it comes to placing your bets. An awareness that, say, Sky Bet tend to offer enhanced place terms on big handicaps on Saturdays can make betting that bit more efficient and help whittle down who to place that bet with beyond just looking for the bolded-up best odds. The potential downside of having multiple accounts is spreading your betting bank.Having to deposit funds for every bet will not only get tedious pretty quickly, but can on occasions lead to the frustration of a missed price. There are many ways to deal with this, but perhaps the most pragmatic approach is to always make sure that you keep your typical stake (often termed as '1pt' by tipsters) in each account, so you are able to act quickly once identifying a bet. On those lines, it is also good practice to take extraneous funds from your accounts on a regular basis. If you have £40 in all your accounts bar Coral, with whom you have £500, personal experience suggests it is likely you will bet with that bit more in Coral, even when it is not the most advantageous thing to do.

What is a free bet?

Free bets are given out by bookmakers to encourage loyalty and entice a punter’s custom. The most common promotions are new customer offers and money-back specials on specific races. These betting offers are predominantly a benefit of betting online through mobile, desktop and tablet, as opposed to in betting shops. It is important to note that winnings from a free bet will not necessarily include the stake. For example, if you place a £10 free bet on a 3/1 selection, you would stand to win £30 rather than £40. Be sure to check the terms and conditions for your new customer offer. Most bookmakers will advertise an attractive sign-up bonus which offers customers free bets as a reward for opening a new betting account. Free bets are usually credited to the punter’s account after an initial sum has been deposited or a first bet has been placed. The free bet will often match the stake of the first bet with the bookmaker, although this is not always the case and depends on the terms and conditions of each free bet. Free bets can be used in a number of ways. Click Here to see featured Racing Post Free Bets. Once the punter has signed up to a bookmaker, they are no longer eligible to receive new customer betting offers again. However, most major bookmakers have special betting offers which any customer can qualify for. These bets require you to place a minimum or maximum bet stake in order to qualify for the free bets, providing the required outcome occurs. ‘Money back as a free bet if your horse finishes 2nd by a head or less’ and ‘Money back special if your horse finishes 2nd to the SP favourite’ are two of the most common offers. Prestigious race meetings such as Royal Ascot and the Cheltenham Festival are a great time to grab a free bet. Bookmakers frequently promote betting offers during these meetings.

New Customer Betting Offers

Almost every bookmaker will offer a standard signup offer, available to new customers as an incentive to open an account. These offers often require you to make a small deposit to qualify for a sum of free bets or bonus funds. Traditionally, the Cheltenham Festival is the best time to open an account as the bookmakers compete with each other for new customers. During this time, the free bet incentives are usually enhanced to be even more appealing and should be taken advantage of. After all, who doesn’t want a few free bets during Cheltenham.

Money Back Specials

In order to get customers to return, bookmakers will advertise money-back special offers. These offers are designed to keep customers playing with them, instead of a competing bookmaker. This is the best way for existing customers to take advantage of free bets during the Cheltenham Festival. A money-back-special offer is a refund on your bet if your horse finishes in a predetermined position, such as 2nd, and you will get your stake back. Some offers are more lucrative than others so be sure to check the terms and conditions.

Non Runner No Bet

Ante-post betting is popular on the Cheltenham Festival. If you’re placing an ante-post bet on the Cheltenham Festival you may want to consider waiting for the non-runner-no-bet offers. The risk attached with ante-post betting is reduced when you bet non-runner-no-bet, which means you get your stake back if your horse doesn’t run in the selected race.

How to use your Cheltenham free bets

Get the latest Cheltenham free bets and offers from the biggest bookmakers here. We gather the most recent free bets and betting offers on a daily basis including exclusive sign-up offers you won’t find anywhere else.


Step 1: Claim your free bets


If you look at the top of this page, you will find a multitude of free bet offers available to you. Most of these offers will require you to register for a new bookmaker account. You can register for a new bookmaker account using one of the links on this page. Sign up for one of the Cheltenham free bets on this page by clicking on the ‘Get Started’ button beside the offer, this will take you to the bookmaker’s website. At this stage, you will be prompted to register for an account – follow the instructions on the page to do so. Free bets often require you to deposit and wager in order to qualify for a free bet.


Step 2: Using your free bets


Once you have registered for a bookmaker account using one of our links and met the necessary requirements, a free bet token should be credited to your account. This free bet will usually appear after a valid selection has been added to the bet slip. If you are having trouble accessing your free bet, contact the bookmaker. You can usually use free bets on any betting market and any bet type. This includes singles, doubles, trebles, accumulators and even Lucky 15s or 31s. You will need to meet specific conditions to use them. These are often known as wagering requirements. Some bookmakers and betting sites offer free bets with no deposit. You don’t have to meet a wagering requirement for these. You will not receive your stake back as cash when using a free bet. Always check the full terms and conditions for each offer before registering.


Step 3: Make the most of your free bets during the Cheltenham Festival


If you’re thinking of using your free bets on the
Cheltenham Festival, it could prove beneficial to utilise our Cheltenham Tipping page Racing Post has collated the best Cheltenham tips for each race at the Festival. Our tips are thoroughly thought out and meticulously selected by racing experts, before being published on the Racing Post website or newspaper. This is designed to save punters’ time when looking to have a bet, so they don’t have to research the Cheltenham tips themselves.

The best Cheltenham Festival free bets

bet365 Cheltenham Festival 2021

 

Bet365 are one of the most popular bookmakers in the world Covering sports betting markets such as horseracing, football, golf and many more. Bet365 services are available online, in high street bookmakers and integrated with Racing Post products.

One of bet365’s best features is their ITV racing offer, which you can utilise every day of the Cheltenham Festival. Find full details of the offer here. 

Bet365 has a selection of new and existing customer offers to keep you coming back for more. For bet365’s latest new customer offers during the Cheltenham Festival, check our Cheltenham free bets.

 

William Hill Cheltenham Festival 2021

 

William Hill is a long-standing bookmaker with a fantastic reputation in the betting world. With the Cheltenham Festival just around the corner, you can expect William Hill to provide some of the best offers in the industry for all Cheltenham races

Most notably, punters can make use of Williams Hill’s ‘Bet Boost feature’ by enhancing the betting experience and instantly boosting your own odds. Cheltenham punters should also look out for the ‘Extra Place Races’ feature. This is where William Hill boost the each way places in selected races at selected meetings each day, so you have more chance of landing a winner when placing an each way bet. Find full details of the offer here

William Hill has a selection of new and existing customer offers to keep you coming back for more. For Williams Hill’s latest new customer offers during the Cheltenham Festival, check our Cheltenham free bets.

 

Ladbrokes Cheltenham Festival 2021

 

Ladbrokes, alongside Coral, is owned by Entain and are one of the world’s leading bookmakers. Not only do they provide great odds boosts on some odds-on favourites, they also provide a variety of special offers to give punters the edge. 

Relating to the Cheltenham Festival, it could prove beneficial to utilise Ladbrokes’ special features, such as Extra Place Races, Acca Insurance, Super Price Boosts and the #GetAPrice service – a feature that allows you to request your own bet and see what other punters are requesting. Find full details about this offer by clicking here. 

Ladbrokes has a selection of new and existing customer offers to keep you coming back for more. For Ladbrokes’ latest new customer offers during the Cheltenham Festival, check our Cheltenham free bets.

 

Paddy Power Cheltenham Festival 2021

 

Paddy Power is an Irish bookmaker known for their social media stunts and innovative marketing. They are also a leading UK bookmaker who will look to make the most of the Cheltenham Festival with lots of offers for new and existing customers alike. 

Paddy Power is renowned for their betting features and there’s plenty to utilise during the Festival. No more so than the ‘Refer A Friend’ feature which allows you to earn a free bet for every friend you refer to Paddy Power. Simply share your personal referral link with a friend and as soon as they sign up and place a bet and you will be credited with a Free Bet. Find full details about this offer by clicking here

Additionally, Paddy Power are one of the few bookmakers to offer ‘No Runner No Bet’ at the Cheltenham Festival – allowing punters to make an ante-post wager without fear of losing their money should their horse not turn up. For more information about this offer please click here

Paddy Power has a selection of new and existing customer offers to keep you coming back for more. For Paddy Power latest new customer offers during the Cheltenham Festival, check our Cheltenham free bets

 

Coral Cheltenham Festival 2021

 

Coral, alongside Ladbrokes, are owned by Entain and are one of the world’s leading bookmakers who will likely be offering plenty of offers for the Cheltenham Festival. 

With Cheltenham getting closer, it can prove beneficial to utilise Coral’s special features, such as Acca Bonus, VIP Coral, Smart boosts and the aptly-named Rewards For Racing. This feature allows you to earn points for placing bets with Coral. For more information about this offer please click here. 

Coral will be one of the few bookmakers to offer ‘No Runner No Bet’ at the Cheltenham Festival – allowing punters to get in their ante-post bets early with less risk. For more Coral Cheltenham Festival offers, check our Cheltenham free bets.

 

Sky Bet Cheltenham Festival 2021

 

Sky Bet are one of the world’s leading bookmakers and are likely to have a multitude of offers and specials available for the Cheltenham Festival. 

Be sure to look out for Sky Bet’s Money Back As Cash promotion. This is an offer they run on selected races. Based on where your selection finishes, they will refund your stake or the win part of an each way bet. To add to this, Sky Bet will also refund your stake if you back a non-runner. For more information on what is the Money Back as Cash Promotion, visit the terms and conditions here.

Sky Bet has a selection of new and existing customer offers to keep you coming back for more. For Sky Bet’s latest new customer offers during the Cheltenham Festival, check our Cheltenham free bets.

 

Betfair Cheltenham Festival 2021

 

Betfair is one of the world’s leading bookmakers, probably most renowned for its betting exchange. Looking ahead to Cheltenham, Betfair will be looking to bring in new customers, as well as retain existing customers, with fantastic offers. 

Last year, Betfair hosted a multitude of impressive Cheltenham features for their customers, none more so than the bet through the card for all racing on ITV each day of the Festival. During 2021, Betfair will undoubtedly be offering a number of free bet offers and specials for punters to make use of. Betfair also offers the non-runner no bet feature on all Cheltenham races, this allows you to lower the risk attached with ante-post betting. 

Betfair has a selection of new and existing customer offers to keep you coming back for more. For Betfair latest new customer offers during the Cheltenham Festival, check our Cheltenham free bets.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a free bet?

March is the best time to open a new bookmaker account due to the amount of Cheltenham Festival free bets available. The bookmakers are competing against each other to get you to sign up and are willing to offer exclusive offers to encourage you to do so. Take advantage of the best Cheltenham Festival offers on this page now.

What are the best Cheltenham free bets?

The best Cheltenham free bets are those that offer a large value of free bets for just a small or no deposit at all. During the Cheltenham Festival bookmakers will offer exclusive sign-up offers and reward users for placing their bets with them during the week so make sure you shop around for the best offers. Racing Post gather the best Cheltenham Festival free bets where it’s easy to compare offers and find the right one for you.

How to claim my free bet?

Free bets often require you to deposit and wager in order to qualify for a free bet. Sign up for one of the Cheltenham free bets on this page and follow the necessary requirements to get your bonus offer.

How do you use a free bet?

Once you have qualified for a free bet, you can usually use it on any sports market and any bet type. Some free bets must meet the requirements of the offer and may need to be used on a particular race, or at the minimum odds. Compare the best Cheltenham Festival free bets here and be sure to check the terms and conditions of the offer.

What are the best Cheltenham offers for existing customers?

Existing customers are often rewarded for their loyalty with regular free bets, even more so during the Cheltenham Festival where bookmakers are competing against one another for you to place your bets with them. Don’t forget to compare bookmakers to see if they offer loyalty bonuses or regular free bets for existing customers.

Who to bet on at the Cheltenham Festival?

When choosing who to bet on at the Cheltenham Festival, punters like to choose the funniest name, prettiest silks or a lucky number. No matter your strategy, it’s always worth checking the latest Cheltenham Festival free bets. Racing Post gather all the latest promotions and exclusive free bets for the Cheltenham Festival so you can compare and find the one that’s right for you.