SOMEONE asked me the other day what were my favourite horse racing betting sites? Tricky one really as there are so many decent websites out there dedicated to horse racing and betting. There appears to be an increasing number of online bookies springing up, so have a look for example on this website, that breaks down horse racing betting sites and strategies and as well as the established bigger companies, such as Ladbrokes and William Hill, there are more recent additions too. But when it comes to racing and betting these are my top three…
Betfair: I suppose a predictable choice, but it remains the go-to site for so many punters. Ease of use is one of the main attractions: the site is simple and straightforward to navigate. And the obvious appeal is the choice of betting to win or to lay a horse. The Betfair Sportsbook has no real limits for punters who like to have life-changing multiples. Whether it’s a 2p each-way Super Heinz or a £100 win Lucky 31, there is no real restriction or minimum stake that prices out the working man from having a tickle. The Betfair Exchange is fun but make sure you bet within your means. As the warning goes, when the fun stops… stop.
Bet365: Another favourite. I think the team at bet365 knocks the socks off its rivals when it comes to the myriad of special offers for their customers. And although I still find its site a bit complex to navigate, it remains one the best horse racing betting sites in the business. The ability to watch free horse racing replays on its archive is a particularly good service that bet365 offers. The company has redefined sports betting globally. It has a massive range of sports and activities to bet on and there is something for everyone. The site looks very slick and features live streaming events direct to your computer, mobile or tablet. Their customer service is also very comprehensive. The live betting platform pushes the limits of what is technically possible at bet365. There is a constant wave of new features and updates to the software powering the platform. From traditional ante-post betting Features such as Bet Builder and the expansion of early payout for high-profile sports events has helped the business boom, while the number of live sporting events streamed during the period had reached around 160,000.
Betway: A relative newcomer compared to the established layers such as Coral and Ladbrokes, Betway offers a website that is easy to navigate and is excellent for its simplicity. They may not offer as man bells and whistles as bet365 but they are an emerging player in a fairly crowded market. For horse racing, one popular innovation is the outsider insurance special. If your tip finishes second and is beaten by a horse with an SP bigger than 10/1, Betway will give you a free bet for your stake up to a maximum of £25. Racing on terrestrial television is a big earner for bookmakers, and Betway will credit punters next day with a £10 free bet if you place three or more bets of at least £10.