RaceBets Review & Free Bet
It was only back in 2009, when RaceBets first rose up onto the scene and since then they have been using their niche approach to a sportsbook to make a name for themselves, as the best online racing bookie for UK customers.
Players, here at RaceBets, can expect to have the option to watch their favourite races and events live thanks to the live streaming technology, making them even more favourable than the competition, in more ways than one.
Website – Layout & Interface:
RaceBets uses a pretty standard layout that if you aren’t new to online sports betting, you will almost certainly have seen before. Their colour scheme is made up of vibrant yellows and subtle dark grey headers, which have all been sat on a white background and looks very premium.
In the top left-hand corner you will notice the RaceBets logo and on the same line is a header, here you will find links to racing, offers, streams, editorial, stats and help; should you need them.
On the left-hand side of the homepage, you will see a list of different types of races that you can choose from and over on the opposite side of the page is where players can sign up or if you already have a RaceBets account, login.
At the bottom of the page is a drop down menu which allows you to change which language the site is displayed in, here customer will have the choice between English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Turkish, Polish, Chinese, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Japanese and a few more. This is perfect for players who don’t speak English as their native language and would like the option to change it to something that they are better at understanding.
Since RaceBets are a racing exclusive sportsbook, they don’t feature any other traditional sports and this is definitely something you should know before you sign up and create an account; to avoid any confusion. However racing fans are in for a treat as they have some of the most widespread coverage of Horse Racing, Harness Racing, Jumping and Greyhounds from countries all over the world, such as France, Italy, Norway, Sweden, United States and Canada.
Welcome Bonus & Promotions:
Despite being a one trick pony, if you will, RaceBets actually have a very diverse list of promotions that is sure to turn some heads. If you aren’t into racing at the moment but think it might be up your street, there has never been a better time (or place) to get involved. The RaceBets welcome bonus is a 100% matched deposit on your first deposit, on amounts up to £50. If you are looking to make the most of this offer, we recommend you depositing £50 to have a total of £100 to play around with.
Once you have claimed your welcome bonus, there are numerous other promotions available, such as best odds guaranteed for a huge selection of horse racing markets, money back if your horse finishes second, 5% bonuses on US races, a jackpot free roll with a £5000 grand prize, as well as countless more. For the full list we recommend that you check their promotions tab on the website, they also have a VIP club that might entice some players.
Mobile & Tablet:
Whilst there currently is no dedicated mobile betting application at RaceBets, you shouldn’t write them off too quickly because RaceBets have, instead, fully optimised their website to function and perform on par with the desktop version of the site but from anywhere in the world. To reach the mobile version of RaceBets, all you need to do is type their website in from your mobile or tablets’ browser and you’re there, it’s literally that simple.
It is always nice to see a variety of different payment methods at your favourite sportsbooks and RaceBets are no exception, as they allow their customers to use the ever growing in popularity e-wallets to add and withdraw winnings. So if you enjoy speedy payout times, PayPal, Skrill, Neteller and Paysafecard are widely accepted, as are traditional banking methods like Visa and MasterCard. Cards typically take around 3 to 5 business days before you receive your winnings, whereas players who use e-wallets can have their funds within 24 hours.
Players who have any problems or queries whilst at RaceBets can get in touch with a member of staff in a few different ways, including live chat, email, telephone and there is even a detailed FAQ that you can browse, to see whether your question has been previously addressed and answered. The live chat and telephone support is open between the hours of 08:00 and 22:45 GMT and it is recommended that you email them outside of those hours and the team will reply within 24 hours.
For an exclusive sportsbook, RaceBets has certainly pulled it off in our opinion and their niche approach to the most popular racing events is a refreshing sight, especially when you see the extent of their coverage. They have a huge amount of customer focused promotions that we didn’t even have chance to cover all of them and this is a huge positive from our perspective, as customers won’t feel as though they need to move on and that there is always something to do. It would be nice to perhaps see their support hours extended to cover through the night, due to the fact that their markets are mainly made up from countries all over the world, it makes sense that they would have someone at all times that players can contact if they require it.
Everything else aside, RaceBets definitely surpassed our expectations and if horse racing is your passion, there should be no reason as to why you wouldn’t sign up and start your account off; we have even provided a link for you below to help you in doing so.