Cheltenham Day 1: Best Offers

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Day 1 Offers & Promotions

Cheltenham is finally here and like every year the excitement for the opening race is at an all time high. Although we have an array of exciting match ups ahead of us our focus turns to day one and how we can get the most value out of today’s seven races.

As we’re sure you’re aware the Cheltenham Festival is one of the most exciting betting events of the year with opportunities for big returns if you pick the right horses.

Due to the interest from the betting public bookmakers make an extra effort during Cheltenham to obtain new users. This is done in a way that favours the punter as all of the bookies play themselves off against each other to offer you, the user, fantastic new customer sign up offers.

These offers range in value, but it is possible to get a free bet for every single race at the festival if you haven’t signed up before with some of the major players.

Let’s look at some of our top offers for the opener of the festival and how you could use them effectively today.

Disclaimer: All offers mentioned in this article are subject to T&C’s please make sure to read the terms for each offer in full before signing up.

LiveScore Bet Promotion

LiveScore Bet is one of the top bonuses on offer this week. They are giving users £40 worth of free bets when you sign up to them as a new customer.

This means you could place your £10 qualifying bet on the first race of the day at 1:30 and then receive 4 x £10 free bets to use on 4 more races of your choice today. Alternatively, you could cover multiple horses in the next race if you prefer giving you a higher chance of getting a return.

Please note: From our experience the free bets are usually added within the hour, although this could be longer.

Sky Bet Promotions

One of our favourite offers this week as it truly is a risk-free way to bet on the festival comes from Sky Bet. For the opening race of the festival, you can get your money back up to £10. This means all you need to do is pick a horse and place your bet. If it wins, you’ll get your full returns and if it loses, you’ll get that £10 back as cash which you can withdraw instantly if you wish to!

Sky Bet also have a bet £5 get £20 offer live in tandem with this so if you’re a new customer signing up below you’ll get £20 in free bets to use as well.

The best way to use this is to deposit £5-£10 and place it one the 1:30 race at Cheltenham. Once that bet settles, you’ll get an extra 2 x £10 free bets to use on any other races of the day.

Betfair & Paddy Power Promotions

This year Betfair and Paddy Power are offering the same new customer promotions and luckily for you, it’s a good one.

Simply sign up via one of the offers below, deposit and place £10 on the first race and you’ll get a £10 free bet for every single other race of the day! That’s £60 extra in total to play with on day one.

This is the best offer to use if you’ve got a fancy in every race especially if you double up and sign up to both Betfair & Paddy Power as you’ll get £120 to spend!

SBK Promotion

If you’re not new to betting, then you might already have accounts with some of the bookmakers above. However, one bookmaker also offering a great deal today is SBK with a very respectable bet £10 get £50 in free bets.

This is enough to cover all but one of the races if you placed your initial bet on the 1:30 opening race today.