BEST CHELTENHAM LIVE STREAMING APP - RACING UK
Not only do you get live streaming of EVERY race from the festival, the only place in which you can see this may we add, but you also get a ton of additional features and race information right at your finger tips. In terms of depth for previews and analysis of each race and horse then you won’t be find a better package for the price.
The app can be accessed on iPhone, iPad and Android devices and the stream actually takes up very little usage and can be easily viewed on a 3G connection.
So, as all this is a pretty much the basics for bookmakers across Cheltenham, we are looking for those who go above and beyond by providing services that very few companies do. Our winner for this year is bet365, and here’s why.
The first thing that we want to mention is that they do the basics well. Their horse racing section is as in-depth as you get, but they also include some nice features such as a form guide and tips directly from the Racing Post. These are things that you would come to expect from most bookmakers these days, but nevertheless, we still feel as though they are worth mentioning.
Going that extra mile, bet365 includes a quite excellent live radio channel, which is dedicated to horse racing. Obviously over the week of Cheltenham and the days leading up to the event, this is going to be a hot topic and we’ve found that there can be some real gems of information to absorb. In previous years they have gotten on former and even current jockeys to talk through races and explain which horses might be good value for certain races. In fact, the pundits on there don’t stop at jockeys, but also trainers, journalists, industry experts and even celebrities to talk through picks and tips throughout Cheltenham festival.
If you are already familiar with bet365 then you will likely already be aware that they are one of the best bookmakers for offering their punters, both new and existing, some fantastic offers and promotions. If you aren’t familiar with bet365, then you are in for a treat. Some of the more consistent offers that they provide are their price promise where they will match or beat any best industry odds for races shown live on Channel 4 and their 4/1 offer where they will give you a free bet if you pick a Channel 4 feature race winner at odds of 4/1 or greater. They’ve actually done away with SP odds and made it so that you get the best price on every race should your horse drift and they pay out disqualified horses from all races and ante-post.
The betting offers for Cheltenham haven’t been released yet at the time of writing this article, but you can expect a flurry of enhanced prices and even accumulator bets across the week.
The standout feature for us though and likely the majority of serious racing punters is the integration of both live streaming and their match live section. The live streaming is linked with the Racing UK channel and if you have placed a wager on that race then you can stream it free of charge from your mobile. The match live is something that all account holders will be able to access and this essentially shows a virtual graphic of how the race is panning out. It’s almost up to the exact second and is one of the most accurate visual representations that we have come across of this type.
The OLBG (Online Betting Guide) app should be your first port of call for any Cheltenham betting tips. First off, the app is free to download and all you need is a free account to access the tipster section. Secondly, you will be able to view literally thousands of tipsters comments and offerings for each race, meaning you can see where most people are leaning. You’ll even be able to sort between the most successful tipsters on the app over the course of the festival so you can see who’s hot and not. If you are looking for that community feel from your tips, then OLBG should be on your radar.
The final one is the Racing UK app, which we mentioned above. Their tipster service is very similar to that of the Racing Post and if you are already paying your subscription for the live streaming, then you may as well make use of their tipping service. Some features include the exclusive betting tips, predictors, spotlights and expert analysis on every race from the festival.
What’s great about the app is that you can use it weeks before you travel down to plan where you need to go and what you are going to do. It doesn’t just include everything from within the course, but also will highlight places to stay, eat and drink from in and around the town of Cheltenham.