Racebets Review 2017 - Sports Betting ReviewRacebets are one of the newer online bookmakers to have launched and they are focused solely, as you would expect by the name, on horse racing. The racing genre does include greyhound racing as well and naturally because of running around the clock, they draw in cards from all over the world. Not only that, they run live streams as well and they were an offshoot of the famous bookmaker Bet-at-home. But then they took on their independence in 2009 and have been going strongly since. They are partly owned by the German Racing Association.
Betting markets and odds quality 7/10So with this just being a horse racing betting site, what do you get from them? Well, horse racing markets of course, which goes without saying. While the usual UK and Irish markets are all there, the big plus point if you are a horse racing punter, will be the coverage from the global market. Racebets impressively pull in race cards from all over the world and this will be a massive plus for some punters. Of course none of that would matter very much if the odds on the site weren’t there to offer value for punters.
But they do, they are actually quite strongly competitive and the margins are narrow and because they are a one-trick-pony because of just focusing on margins, they have to be competitive and that in turn translates to value for punters. So good news all round there for the end user. If there was one niggle about Racebets then you would have to say that what is on offer in their sportsbook, is really nothing especially different from what you would find at any traditional bookmaker that covers all sports.
They pretty much offer the same stuff as you can find elsewhere when it comes to UK and Irish racing, you just have that extra volume from around the world. There Is a maximum winnings of £50,000 per bet with them.
Sign up bonus, free bets & current promotions 7/10There is a good 100% deposit bonus on offer at Racebets that you can take advantage of. All that you have to do to get the offer is open an account with them and make your first deposit of £10 with them and then go and wager it once in full. Then enter the bonus code WELCOME and they will match the value of that first deposit with a free bet up to the value of £50. It’s a nice way to get started, but deposits through Skrill, Neteller and Paysafecard won’t quality towards the offer. The welcome bonus qualifying time is 45 days from opening the account and you need to rollover the bonus cash 5 times prior to making a withdrawal. Betting with the bonus cash has to be done within 30 days of activating the bonus.
As this is a horse racing site then you are looking at some usual type of promotions based on the sport and they are mostly bonuses. For example there is a First Fence Faller Bonus and a Beaten By A Nose Bonus which will offer refunds up to the value of £25 in the self-explanatory promotional offers. Similarity there is a Refuse To Race bonus and a great offer of a win bonus for UK/Irish runners abroad. These are some nice touches to your horse racing betting from the bookmaker. They do run best odds guaranteed on all UK and Irish racing as well.
Extras & features 7/10So what are the features that you are looking at for Racebets. Well the biggest one, besides the wealth of racecards, is their live streaming of races. They deliver a lot of high quality racing content, which is a really good feature from them. They are their own streams so they aren’t coming in from third parties and the streams allow you to pretty much shrink the world and watch races from any territory across the globe. You can navigate your way to the live streams by heading to a race card and clicking a link there to bring up a stream. This is the way that you need to go to get to the live streams that are shown from North America.
One feature of their sportsbook is that you can browse either the current day’s racing or feature ante-post markets. That cuts down on a lot of clutter in one place and helps in getting to a race that you want to get too. As you would expect from a racing listing, there is plenty of stats to accompany a race card and you see info such as form, jockey and weight. Overall the race cards at Racebets are some of the best that are out there, they have clearly put a lot of time and consideration into them and they work very, very well.
So the live streaming is a huge plus, but because of the limited betting opportunities and markets there, you are limited on other popular bookmaker features at the moment in terms of cash outs and in-play betting.
Payment options - deposit and withdrawal methods 7/10Racebets offer good variety in terms of payment methods so you aren’t going to be stuck for ways to get money into your accounts at all. You get a full transaction history on your account as well and just pay attention to the different deposit methods and the specific charges (if any) and processing fees attached. They will try to send withdrawals back to their original funding source.
Deposit Methods Include: Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, Diners Club, Bank Transfer, iDeal, Neteller, NetPay, Nordea, Paysafecard, Poli, Skrill, Ukash
Withdrawal Methods Include: Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, Diners Club, Bank Transfer, neteller, Skrill, Ukash
User-friendliness of website & mobile app / mobile version 7/10The design of the main website is really nice actually, it is fresh, it looks and feels really good. It’s easy to read, easy to navigate and quick to operate. So that is a huge plus and you do get the same experience over on the mobile version of the website as well. It all ties together nicely across the platforms. A big plus.
Customer Service & Support, Security & Reliability 7/10Their customer support over the telephone is available only through limited hours during a given day. They are available seven days a week through from 9 am through to 6 pm CET. The telephone number is +44-203-747-6778. You do also get an online chat window if you want to talk to someone, presumably during the office hours as well, or you can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want.
Overall / Conclusion 7/10
If you just want a race betting service then you won’t be disappointed at Racebets. The odds are competitive and the markets that are pulled in from the world are highly impressive. You get a lot of horse racing for your buck there. However, the UK and Irish markets don’t go beyond what you would get at any other bookmaker. Their big selling point is just the number of races pulled in from around the world.
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