Although the sight of Ray Winston in the Bet365 adverts is enough to drive most people insane, the man doesn’t half speak the truth.
“Keep backing those winners and we’ll keep giving you free bets!” the face of Bet365 repeatedly says. And unlike many other bookmakers promotional slogans this one not only talks the talk but most importantly walks the walk.
The Stoke-on-Trent based company pride the way in which they operate in regards to the customer base and constantly provides cutting edge offers that continue to blow their bookmaking rivals out of the water as they also provide a Bet365 live streaming service.
They currently can boast over six million customers, who wager on average £5.4 billion a year between them, and a big reason for their mammoth client base is the value they provide within their horse racing sections.
Despite the continued rise of online casinos and football betting, horse racing still is the premium punting medium that draws custom into a website.
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Although some major bookmaking firms have taken their foot of the gas a little in the horse racing department, Bet365 still focus a lot of their energy in providing a well-functioning and top of the range horse racing betting module that their customers can use without causing any stress.
Not only is their structure absolutely spot-on, the offers that they publicize through the use of Winston in their famous adverts also plays a huge part in keeping them one step ahead of their rivals.
The offer that Bet365 push to the forefront of their horse racing coverage is their ‘Feature Race 4/1’ promotion.
Back any single winner at 4/1 or more on a bet365 Feature Race and you can have a free bet to the same stake on the next bet365 Feature Race. The offer is available is open to punters of two specific races each day but it is seen at its most popular when a big meeting is being covered on ITV.
Just to point out, the free bets from the ITV Offer cannot be mixed with free bets from the Feature Race Offer. They are two separate free bet offers.
The televised free bet offer doesn’t specifically target one televised race; any televised race shown on ITV is open to the offer.
So for example, if you are looking to take advantage of the offer during the Cheltenham Festival, which is shown live on ITV during March, your free bet would out like this: You place a £50 bet on a horse at 6/1 (greater than 4/1) on the Supreme Novices Hurdle at 1.30 and if it wins, Bet365 will give you a free £50 bet on the next televised race, which in this case would be the Arkle Chase run at 2.05.
Your free bet can be placed at any odds, but it is worth keeping in mind that if you back another horse at 4/1 or greater and that one wins as well, you will qualify for another free bet (stake not returned) in the next race.
You need to be quick to act on this type of offer though as the free bets allocated must be used completely on the following race otherwise the bet won’t be available to use.
What is especially fruitful about this offer is that it is available with bet365 on two races per day when there is no scheduled live ITV coverage.
On the whole this offer is a great benefit to horse racing punters who like to back horses at bigger prices or want to take on favourites.
“Keep backing those winners and we’ll keep giving you free bets!” – listen to Uncle Ray; it’s in your best interests to do so.