Betfair Cheltenham offers 2019: sign up, free bets and promotions

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Across their betting exchange and fixed odds brands, Betfair have all the bases covered for the Cheltenham Festival from new customer offers to great promos. Deals including a welcome bonus for new players, enhanced odds and ‘back a winner get free bets’ are just some of the Betfair Cheltenham offers we hope to see as we head towards the festival in March.

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Summary

Signing up here and receiving Betfair Cheltenham offers is a great way to enhance your enjoyment of the festival.

Promotions are easy to find on the main page, simply click on the deal you want, check the T&C’s, make a note of the relevant promo code and then click ‘join now’ on the right hand side.

Sports betting customers can expect a variety of welcome bonuses depending on how they like to bet. If you are looking to bet against fellow punters on the exchange there have in the past been free bets available while new customers on the sportsbook could claim free bets too (explained below).

Remember that Betfair Cheltenham free bets or sportsbook bonuses are subject to T&C’s though they aren’t too harsh in this case and are easy to find; one per customer, free bets credited within 24 hours etc.

Keep an eye out for plenty of other Betfair Cheltenham promotions such as enhanced odds, non runner no bet and many more.

Why you should sign up to Betfair Cheltenham offers

betfair cheltenham offers

Having been around for almost 20 years, offering an exchange, a sportsbook and now hooking up with Paddy Power, Betfair are one of the strongest firms in the business and one of the safest to bet with. Here are the pros:

  • Exchange welcome offers
  • Sportsbook welcome offers
  • Risk free bets for live TV races
  • Win bonus on first winning accumulator of the week

How to claim a great Betfair Cheltenham offer

Betfair are creative and will introduce a good range of bonuses and offers for the festival including a Cheltenham sign up bonus, bet boosts or odds enhancements.

Betfair in the past has offered all punters a risk free bet whenever they’ve backed a winner on live TV including at Cheltenham and there is no limit – as long as you kept backing winners at the pre-agreed price or bigger Betfair kept offering risk free bets (terms attached).

Here’s how you can sign up and receive your promos:

  • Head to the Betfair homepage and first look for ‘promotions’
  • Click on the offer that suits you best (all terms and conditions are listed at this point)
  • Make a note of any promo codes, you may need to enter these manually and opt in
  • Click ‘join’ enter all your relevant personal and banking details
  • Enter your promo code when prompted and you are ready to go

If sports betting is more your bag then grab your new customer bonus by meeting the site’s qualifying conditions. Follow the same steps as above to enjoy!

Betfair sportsbook and exchange welcome bonuses

Welcome offers are strictly for new customers only and often involve punters placing qualifying bets at agreed minimum odds first.

A great past offer we hope is repeated is to place your qualifying bets, have them fully settled and then receive  free bets. The process can be repeated several times too making the maximum bonus amount even bigger.

This is not a bad bonus idea at all and the end maximum cash amount could be right up there with the best offers around. Other bookmakers offer a variety of deals, for more info on that check out an example of sports and Cheltenham bonus benchmarks here.

Significant terms and conditions

As with all firms, any Betfair Cheltenham promotions or welcome offers will come with terms and conditions and it’s no different with any Betfair welcome offer.  Here’s what to look out for:

  • The deal is for new customers aged 18+ only
  • Free bets are usually credited within 24 hours of reaching the qualifying requirement
  • Stakes can be more than the minimum agreed, though only one bonus bet is usually considered
  • Free bets are valid for 30 days

How to get the Betfair sports betting welcome bonus

Although Betfair Cheltenham promotions are what we all want to get hold of we will never shy away from a decent welcome bonus to get us started – especially when it’s a good potential amount.

Betfair’s bonus is well advertised but as ever don’t simply click on whatever offer is being shown on the main page. Always click on ‘promotions’ to find the offer that works for you.  Here’s how to do it:

  • Head to the promotions section of the Betfair webpage
  • Any promos will be prominently advertised
  • Make a note of the correct promo code and the T&C’s
  • Click ‘join now’ on the right of the screen
  • Enter all relevant personal and banking details
  • Enter your promo code when prompted

Lots of betting operators offer promo codes and some are better than others with 100% match deposit bonuses of varying cash amounts available elsewhere. For more details on welcome bonuses, take a look here.

Betfair Cheltenham offers: types of promos on offer

Betfair Cheltenham free bets and enhanced odds are par for the course during festival time but there’s a great variety of promotions available.

Short priced favourites for big races have been boosted to 10/1, 14/1 or even 20/1 as well as a promo offering 3 free bets if you back a winner, a great Cheltenham specials offer.

Various cash amounts and free bets have been used as a Betfair Cheltenham sign up offers in the past for newbies but existing punters can also expect plenty of offers; bet an agreed amount on a certain horse in the Gold Cup for example and claim free bets being one of the best deals.

Betfair Cheltenham free bets

Betfair Cheltenham offers take on many forms but straight up free bets are the main attraction for punters during this massive festival.

As mentioned above, Betfair Cheltenham offers have included giving bettors free bets in the past if they had backed a certain horse in the Gold Cup while others have taken the free bets for new customers deal though more new promos are expected this time around.

Betfair Cheltenham sign up offer

The standard free bet welcome offer will hopefully be in operation for everyone however there is more than likely to be special Betfair Cheltenham promotions for new customers during the meeting too.

A typical example would be an odds boost or a free bet for new customers signing up during the four-day meeting so be sure to keep an eye on their offers come March in the lead up to the festival.

Cheltenham Festival: other bookies’ promotions

While Betfair Cheltenham offers are among the most appealing on the market, there are always plenty of other platforms offering great promos during the biggest betting meet of the season.

Right across the board firms will be offering money back guarantees, odds boosts, extra places, best odds guaranteed, non-runner no bet and winning margin specials so be sure to shop around to find the best current deal for you and always check the relevant terms and conditions!

Cheltenham non-runner no bet

Standard practice when betting on the day but not when betting ante-post is the non-runner, no bet option. If you are backing a Cheltenham Festival horse in advance and it does not take its chance on the big day you could lose your stake.

With a ‘non-runner no bet’ offer however you can still claim the bigger odds for betting in advance but get your money back if your horse be pulled out of the race.  This is usually offered as a Cheltenham specials offer with Betfair.

Cheltenham money back offers

Betfair Cheltenham free bets are plentiful and are more common than ‘money back’ offers, though watch out for a potential money back offer for your horse finishing second behind a specific rival.

If there is to be a hot favourite and the firm wants to take it on, you may see a promo worded something like “money back if your horse finishes second to Native River”. If your horse wins, the bet remains unaffected, but if you do finish second and the subject horse wins the race you will receive your stake back as a refund.

Other times the ad may say “money back if your horse loses by less than a length”, so once again if you lose in a close finish you may have your stake refunded back to you. Watch out for deals like this and any terms and conditions they come with.

Cheltenham odds boost

Both new customers and existing clients can claim odds boosts during the festival.

At the 2018 festival some of the best Betfair Cheltenham offers involved the firm boosting the odds of short priced favourites to as much as 20/1.

These odds boosts aren’t rare and are likely to occur with various firms on different races every day of the race meeting so make sure you keep an eye on the promotions section of the Betfair website.

Have an issue? Get in touch with Betfair

Here we’ve listed a number of ways to reach out, regardless of whether your preference is the sportsbook or the exchange

Head to Betfair’s support page where there are numerous FAQ’s

Live chat –this is always the quickest and easiest way to get a response from Betfair

Twitter – so often the quickest way to reach out to a bookie

A freephone telephone number is listed on the website for various subjects with calls answered quickly and knowledgeably

Email customer support via the website 24/7