RaceBets was originally a betting and gaming establishment founded in Germany in 2006. Over the years, the establishment went its own way and finally moved to Malta in 2010. Today, the site seems to be doing well and is doing everything in its power to offer an amazing gaming experience. Are you a horse racing fan in your own right? RaceBets has turned its platform into a real racetrack. Despite its recent entry into the horse betting market, the website has quickly built up a solid reputation across the globe. A visit is a must.
RaceBets holds a valid license, granted by the Malta Gaming Authority. This document allows the operator to operate legally and offer its markets to punters across Europe. In addition, the establishment is also authorized and regulated by the British Gambling Commission and the Irish license. This time, players have the advantage of taking bets on various horse and greyhound races around the world. In order to limit any major breaches or fraudulent acts online, RaceBets has an encryption system as well as ultra-secure servers for storing users’ personal and financial data.
General description of the site
At first glance, RaceBets has a relatively simple and easy-to-use layout. As you can see, a column on the left-hand side of the interface groups all the meetings of the day. For added convenience, the site offers you the opportunity to toggle between the day’s meetings, along with a wide selection of ‘pre-post’ markets. In your search, you will occasionally find links to certain sportsbooks. In principle, the daily meetings are at the top of the page, followed by Ireland and the rest of the world. By clicking on an individual competition you will find the available betting odds as well as the full race card. This list contains full details of the runners and riders, including weight, trainer and jockey. It should be noted that many of the meetings include a short preview, with advice provided by a third party.
Nowadays, a large number of users choose to use their mobile phones to place their bets. Thanks to the mobile application developed by RaceBets, players can place bets from anywhere via their smartphone or tablet. The program, which is compatible with both Android and iOS operating systems, allows direct access to the exclusive services available on the platform. In addition, there is a mobile version optimized for all types of small-screen devices, with features similar to those on the desktop.
Creating an account is essential if you want to access the full range of RaceBets services. There is a very quick and easy process to follow. On the homepage, press the “Register now” button to get started. As soon as the registration form appears, enter the account details, including email address, username, double password entry, country of residence, account currency and time zone. Then enter your personal details, including full name, address and date of birth. In addition to certifying that you are of legal playing age, don’t forget to indicate whether you wish to receive notifications of promotional offers from RaceBets by ticking the specified boxes. As verification, you will be asked to provide proof of your identity. After that, all you have to do is make the first deposit required to start betting.
All new registrants receive a 100% welcome bonus of up to €100 upon joining RaceBets. To take advantage of this, you must make a minimum deposit of €10 and activate the promotional code WELCOME. Depending on the wagering requirements, you will need to roll over the offer amount 5 times on odds of 1.50 or above, within 45 days. All types of single bets, including SP bets and fixed odds, remain valid in the calculation of the bet. Doubles, picks, accumulators, triples, Luck 15s and trifecta bets will not be considered. Please note that Skrill and Neteller payments are not eligible for the bonus. However, all residents of Brazil, Gibraltar, Germany, Jersey, India, Japan, Malta, Guernsey, Mauritius, Isle of Man and Norway will benefit from this type of reward.
In addition, you can find other offer opportunities. As with the welcome bonus, each of these require a code to be used if you wish to take advantage of them. You can click on the claim button in the table and then apply this code to the first page of the registration form. Don’t make a mistake in your choice, apply it correctly while following RaceBets’ instructions. For more details, we recommend that you read the section on promotions.
Types of bets
Since we are talking about a platform that is specifically geared towards horse racing, we might as well know that RaceBets is able to cover countless ante-post markets in 40 different countries. For your information, this betting establishment is one of the first bookmakers to create such a market on a race. There are a multitude of betting options, such as Win, Place, Forecast, Dual Forecast, Tricast, Placed Dual, Forecast, Ita, Trita and Place and Show. These are matched by numerous accumulator bet types including Trixie/Patent, Yankee/Lucky 15, Canadian/Lucky 15, Heinz/Super Heinz and Goliath. RaceBets continues to be present on major odds comparison sites such as Oddschecker. The advantage here lies in the automatic and extremely fast settlement of bets.
For the full satisfaction of the bettors, RaceBets has added the HD live streaming function. This system makes it possible to broadcast races from all over the world without subscription via specialized channels. Canada and the United States have a special broadcast line on all events. You will get a visual by simply going to the race you wish to follow, then click on the specified link to open the broadcast network.
Available payment methods
RaceBets offers a number of different methods of depositing and withdrawing funds from your account. These include :
- Visa, MasterCard ;
- Paysafecard prepaid ticket ;
- Skrill, Skrill 1-Tap, Paypal, Sofort e-wallets;
- Neteller, Giropay, iDEAL payment systems;
- Bank transfer.
The maximum deposit limit allowed by RaceBets varies depending on the payment option selected. The operator does not charge any fees, except for a commission levied by the payment provider. In addition, an identity check is required if the amount of winnings to be claimed is €2,000. For more information, please read the RaceBets rules in the “Terms & Conditions” section.
In order to help its customers, overcome their difficulties, RaceBets has set up a support section. Support is available to users in English, but is limited to a set time. You can choose from the following means of communication :
- Live chat. Very fast, you will get an answer in less than 30 seconds;
- E-mail. The response time is around half an hour or even an hour, depending on the problem;
- Call-back. You can ask to be called back by an advisor. In this case, you must wait between 15 and 60 minutes for your request to be processed.
With the questions and answers in the FAQ section, you will undoubtedly have a solution within your sight without having to go through RaceBets’ customer service.