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If you’re a fan of the sport of kings RaceBets, here is where you want to be. Here is a betting website devoted exclusively to racing; both horses and greyhounds. Their relative success to this point (and it’s been fairly considerable) is perhaps a testament to the fact that for some inexplicable reason a lot of big time betting sites pay only passing attention to the ponies. The people behind RaceBets obviously took notice of that and decided to fill the void. As a result, they’ve achieved a certain level of niche superiority and have become the preferred stop for punters smitten by racing.  

 

RaceBets went live in 2005 and within 2 years was the most popular online horse racing bookmaker in its native Germany. Over the course of its life, RaceBets has seen an average of 12% growth per year. Not bad for a niche company. Since 2010 RaceBets have been reinvesting some of their profits into the racing industry. This came about after the German Thoroughbred Racing Association bought a significant stake in the company.

 

Punters are able to bet on more than a quarter million different races each year as of this writing. Nearly 3/4 of the company’s revenue comes from the German and UK markets. The company’s steady growth and dedicated following didn’t escape the attention of Swedish firm Betsson which, In December of 2016, bought RaceBets for a reported €34 million in cash. 

Website

The website is easy on the eye. They use dark grey and a muted sunflower yellow to create structure and focal points and lay that over an all-white background. We’ve seen the black/yellow combo too many times before and it’s almost always jarring. In this case though the fact that they went with dark grey instead of black and a muted yellow and then laid it on a white background keeps the whole thing lively and logical, instead of headache inducing.

Because they only cover live horse and greyhound racing the site is blissfully uncluttered. But that’s not to say we wouldn’t want to see other sports. Nonetheless, the narrow focus of the site lends itself to greater ease of navigation. On top of all that the software behind the site keeps it moving quickly, keeps updates timely and we experienced almost no delays when it came to page loading. It should be noted too that the mobile site is equally clear and fast.

Another major plus of RaceBets is their live streaming. You’re able to watch races from all over the world 24 hours a day, and this really helps ramp up the betting experience, making it more exciting and immersive.

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In-Play Betting

Because this is a single product website and that single product is horse/greyhound racing in-play betting doesn’t apply. That’s because horse racing doesn’t call for any kind of in-play option. It’s just the nature of the beast. Next. 

 

 

RaceBets Free Bets, RaceBets Bonus Offers and Other Promotions

  • Welcome Bonus and RaceBets Promo Code - RaceBets offer a 100% deposit bonus. Just open a new account with them and deposit a minimum of £10. Bet that £10 and then, win or lose, enter the RaceBets promo code “WELCOME”. RaceBets will match the value of your initial deposit up to £50. This bonus takes the form of RaceBets free bets so don’t wait around for the cash.

 

But that’s not all. There are a slew of other RaceBets free bets on offer, and myriad other RaceBets bonus offers to boot that you won’t need a RaceBets promo code to activate. Some of them are a bit off the wall to be sure but still worth investigating. For example the “First Fence Faller” along with the “Beaten by a Nose” bonus which provides refunds in the form of RaceBets free bets valued up to £25. These categories, as well as the 'Refuse to Race” bonus, are pretty self-explanatory.


Make sure you check the “Promotions” link every time you log in to take advantage of the day’s promos, free bets and RaceBets bonus offers. 

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Deposits and Payments

RaceBets are in the upper echelon when it comes to offering a variety of ways to transact business. If only some of the major sportsbooks offered so many choices. As of this writing the officially approved methods for conducting financial transactions with RaceBets are:

 

Deposits

  • VISA credit and debit

  • MasterCard credit and debit

  • Diners Club

  • Maestro

  • iDeal

  • Neteller

  • NetPay

  • Nordea

  • Paysafecard

  • Poli

  • Skrill Moneybookers

  • UKash

  • Bank Transfer

 

Withdrawals

  • VISA credit and debit

  • MasterCard credit and debit

  • Maestro

  • Diners Club

  • Neteller

  • Skrill  Moneybookers

  • UKash

  • Bank Transfer

 

Things We Like About RaceBets

We like the insane number of horse and greyhound races available for betting. We like the odds which are extremely competitive. We like the easy to understand and navigate website. We like the RaceBets bonus offers, the RaceBets free bet offerings and the welcome bonus that requires the RaceBets promo code is pretty sweet as well. We like the number of ways you can make deposits and receive payments, and we like that the mobile site is every bit as impressive as the desktop site. Oh, and did we mention they do lots of live streaming of races? Because we love that.

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What We’re Not Crazy About

RaceBets doesn’t have a lot of downsides simply because they’re so focused on the niche. If they offered three dozen different sports, then there might be more to complain about (maybe that’s why they don’t offer them). That said we’re not crazy about the fact that they’re a one trick pony.

 

Conclusion

If you are one of those for whom who betting begins and ends at the race track (and there are millions of you out there that believe exactly that), then RaceBets is a website to die for. Not literally but it’s all horse racing and greyhound racing all the time with literally tens of thousands of races each year. While their UK and Irish markets are not extraordinary, the fact that they offer those thousands of races from all over the world is, and it sets them apart. 

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