It is rare to see an online gambling operator without original ties in the UK, offer extensive betting on UK and Irish horse racing. Most sportsbooks established overseas focus on football, tennis and other sports where the risks are seen as not so great and the overheads considerably reduced. Providing punters with full racecourse shows is an expensive business.
German-based Racebets International Gaming Limited is part-owned by German Racing and began offering fixed odds for UK and Irish horse racing to German punters after agreeing a deal with SIS in 2011. Racebets operates its website from Malta where it is licensed by the Maltese Lotteries & Gaming Authority.
Racebets Offers and Promotions
Racebets welcomes new customers with an excellent 100% first deposit bonus up to £50 maximum.The bonus is easy to redeem thanks to the reasonable wagering condition which requires the bonus to be rolled over five times before it is available to be withdrawn.
Racebets also provide the most competitive money back offers available on the net. Punters will recognise many of the refund provisions, like beaten by a nose, double result, first fence fallers, taking the wrong course and refusing to race. However, where other bookmakers provide this offer for a selected race every now and again, Racebets offers all these money back offers on every relevant UK and Irish horse racing market. Racebets also hold a happy hour every day when they promise to be top industry price on a selected race. Bookmakers that Racebets will beat or match are Ladbrokes, William Hill, Bet365, Paddy Power, Coral, Stan James, Betfred, BetVictor & Boylesports
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Racebets Odds and Markets
Racebets is dedicated exclusively to horse racing and greyhound racing, providing a betting service for racing all around the world. The UK and Irish racing are the flagship products but punters can bet just about any where in the world where licences for horse racing, greyhound racing and harness racing are organised.
Early prices are available on all UK and Irish racing and stack up to being quite competitive overall. Racebets are not afraid to stand out with the best price on one of the market leaders but you will not find a top industry price in every race. The selection of ante-post races is also very comprehensive and punters will be pleased to discover that Racebets price up ante post odds for the occasional race not generally featured elswhere.
Making no apology for reverting to the stereotype, we would say Racebets website is typically German, even down to the black and orange detail that features on the national football team strips. The website is fast, easy to navigate but it is best described as functional rather than stylish, although very well designed.
Racebets provides has some very handy features such as simple preference settings for odds, betslip stake, customising order of racing by country, local time zone and changing live stream quality settings. Customers can stream video and audio of racing from the majority of countries but as yet, not from the UK.
There are some features that do not quite work as they should. For example, the search in formguide does not produce the desired outcome and the FAQ refers to non-existent options.
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Racebets Customer Service
Customer support is available seven days a week with a national telephone number provided between typical office hours of 9am to 6pm (CET). Customers can leave a message via the live online chat or send email and fax enquiries via the contact details provided on the site.
Racebets process payouts swiftly, with all markets except head to head and specials taking less than 90 seconds to settle. Funds can be deposited using Visa and Mastercard credit/debit cards plus eWallet systems like Skrill, Neteller, Ukash and paysafecard.