bet365 racing

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

Live streaming of racing in the UK, Ireland and South Africa

bet365 provided us with live streaming of horse racing in the UK and Ireland, as well as select international race meetings. To add to the In-Play excitement, bet365 stream over 200,000 events live to your PC every year - so you can bet as the action unfolds. Highlights include Masters Series Tennis tournaments and matches from some of the top domestic soccer leagues in the world. To use the Live Streaming service you will need to be logged in and have a funded account or to have placed a bet in the last 24 hours. Any fixture/event on their website which has the Play or Video icon next to it is scheduled to be shown via Live Streaming.

Detailed horse racing statistics
When we were looking for more form information than bet365 supplies on its race cards, we headed over to its horse racing form and statistics portals. There we found career information for the past year of every racehorse active in the UK, Ireland, the United States and Australia.
Real-time simulations of UK and Irish races
bet365 provided us with simulations of all UK and Irish horse races, accessible directly from race cards. These simulations provided a real-time, virtual representation of what was happening in a race, along with text commentary. This made it easy to track how a selection was performing without using live streaming.
Tote betting for any UK or Irish race
We had no problem accessing the tote markets for races in the UK and Ireland. As well as making selections in the tote pools, we were able to take a shot at winning big in one of three jackpot pools by betting on the finishing order in a race or series of races.
Detailed race previews and analyses
bet365 provided us with an expert preview and summary of every race in the UK and Ireland. It also provided a synopsis of each horse in the field and its recent performance. The presence of access to race replays for recent performances was a massive help in providing context for recent runs of each horse.
Live audio commentary on UK and Irish racing
We enjoyed bet365's live audio commentary for all races held in the UK and Ireland. No registration or deposit was required – we simply opened the race commentary pop-up window on the bet365 site. Great for following the racing while doing other things like working or driving.
Round-the-clock virtual racing
We discovered that the racing action at bet365 never stops, thanks to its five virtual racecourses. A race takes place at one of these racetracks every couple of minutes throughout the day. The virtual races are almost as good as the real thing – full race cards are available for each race, and the action is streamed “live” using beautifully rendered computer animation.

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. 

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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..

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