Advertisement. Please note that all perspectives in this review reflect our opinions and experience of using bet365 and are not to be considered factual or objective. Details on the specifics of any element of bet365's operations can be obtained directly from the bet365 website.
As followers of horse racing in the UK, Ireland and South Africa, bet365’s racing service was a perfect fit for our needs.
bet365 offered us 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.
That doesn't mean that bet365 is solely focused on racing in these countries. Australasia, the United States and Asia are covered, along with smaller racing markets like India and Argentina.
On the down side, we found that bet365 doesn’t always do a good job of tying its services together. We found 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 and Ireland, but fans of racing in Asia, South Africa, Australia and the United States won't miss out.
Among the many markets available for UK and Irish races, bet365 provided:
- race winner markets
- forecast/tricast markets
- place markets
- cover bet markets
- Each Way Extra markets
- jollies and rags markets.
We were also to place tote bets 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 appeared 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 we needed to wait until race day before we could access additional markets.
bet365 racing promotions and specials
bet365 offers a small selection of long-standing racing specials.
bet365 racing odds
bet365's odds range from average to good, in comparison to the average prices offered by the major bookmakers.
bet365 offers best odds guaranteed on every horse race - every day! When you place your bet with bet365, take the price on your selection - and if the SP is bigger they will pay you out at the bigger odds! Ante-Post, Tote/Pari-Mutuel/Colossus (bets and dividends), 'Not to Win', Enhanced Win, Cover Bets and In-Play bets are excluded.
This offer includes Board Prices, bet365 Early Prices, singles and multiples as well as Showcast bets on all racing where a fixed price is offered. Offer applies to bets placed on Win and Each Way Fixed Odds markets and Enhanced Place Terms markets only. All other markets, including adjusted place terms (Each Way Extra), Ante-Post bets (unless otherwise stated) and Tote/Pari-Mutuel/Colossus (bets and dividends), are excluded from this offer. All racing in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong is excluded.
For example, if you take an Early Price of 3/1 and your selection wins at 4/1, you get paid at 4/1! T&Cs apply. Only available to new and eligible customers..