If you mainly follow horse racing in the UK, Ireland and South Africa, bet365’s racing service is for you.
bet365 offers a good range of fixed odds and tote betting markets for daily UK and Irish races, and betting on all key South African races. It also provides live streaming of UK, Irish and South African races, and detailed race analyses courtesy of the Racing Post.
Note that bet365 currently guarantees better prices than key competitors on all races broadcast live on Channel 4.
On the down side, bet365’s coverage of international racing is limited, especially when compared to that offered by bookmakers like William Hill and Betfred. Also, bet365 doesn’t always do a good job of tying its services together. Some of its most useful racing-related services and promotions are buried deep in its site, making it difficult to find them.
Benefits of betting on racing at Bet365
bet365’s racing betting coverage
bet365 focuses its racing coverage on the UK, Ireland and South Africa, although it also provides limited coverage of racing in Australia and the United States.
For UK, Irish and South African races, bet365 provides:
- race winner markets
- forecast/tricast markets
- place markets
- cover bet markets
- match betting markets
- jollies and rags markets.
You can also participate in the following tote betting markets for UK races:
- Tote Win and Tote Place
- Tote Exacta
- Tote Trifecta
- Tote Swinger
- UK Jackpot
- Tote Scoop6
- UK Quadpot.
Some of these tote betting markets may appear only shortly before the start of a race. Also keep in mind that antepost markets for high-profile races offer only fixed odds betting on the winner, so you’ll need to wait until race day before you can access additional markets.
bet365 racing promotions and specials
bet365 offers a small selection of long-standing racing specials. These provide excellent value, enabling you to get money back or risk-free bets on several races every day.
bet365 racing odds
bet365 guarantees to beat the prices offered by Ladbrokes, William Hill, Paddy Power, Coral, Totesport and Boylesport for every entry in every race shown live on Channel 4.
For other races, bet365's odds range from average to good, in comparison to the average prices offered by the major bookmakers.
bet365 also offers best odds guaranteed on UK and Irish racing.