As ever Cheltenham Festival is a betting bonanza with millions of people betting on the horses each day of the event.
With most betting sites you can place bets on horse racing but with fierce competition between bookmakers, there is definitely going to be better choices to be made when it comes to betting on the horse you fancy.
Ideally, you want to be betting with big brands such as William Hill and bet365 as their websites are far more advanced in terms of technology and software. For starters, both of these bookmakers will enable you to watch the horse racing at their websites which is a great feature should you be away from a TV.
These bookmakers are also able to offer you more markets to bet on, such as Insurance Betting where you get your money back if your horse finishes second or third or Match Bets where you bet on one horse to perform better than the other in the same race. Cashing out is a must if you like to combine a few horses into an accumulator bet, bet365 even allow to you cash out for a profit while the horses are running. Well established bookmakers have proprietary control over their website software which means they can offer much more than bookmakers who use third party software to serve markets and odds to their customers.
Getting value from your bets is important and many high street bookmakers will be offering best odds guaranteed, you'd be a mug to bet on a horse racing without using this feature. If you like to bet on outsiders you should check out the betting exchanges such as Betfair or Betdaq where you will find horses that are priced 50/1 with bookmakers can be upwards of 200/1 which is a huge difference.
Cheltenham Festival is the best horse racing event for each way betting and throughout the week you'll find the bookmakers offering anywhere from 5-10 places.
You can also bet on horses to be placed which means your horse does not even need to win.
Pool betting throughout the week will give you an opportunity to win huge money from small stakes and you should check out Totesport
for their Placepots and other pool bet offers.
Below are our favourite bookmakers for the 2019 Cheltenham Festival,