Royal Ascot 2018 Matched Betting Guide

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Royal Ascot is one of the biggest horse racing festivals of the year! There are 5 days of racing and plenty of risk-free offers for you all to be getting stuck in to!

This year is one of the best years ever as Bet365 have kindly given most people a free bet every day, William Hill a bet boost every race, and plenty of other bookies have also hopped on the band wagon in dishing out free bets. They're literally handing out money!

Royal Ascot Festival Details

Other than the awesome bookmaker offers, this is all you need to know:

  • Dates: Tuesday 19th to Saturday 23rd June
  • First Race Each Day: 14:30
  • Last Race Each Day: 17:35
  • Daily Timetable: 6 Races starting every 35-40 minutes
  • Official Website: https://www.ascot.co.uk

Below are the top offers announced so far. I'll be posting updates in the Facebook Group too!

Please note there are plenty more offers being announced, and Oddsmonkey is the best place to keep track of them all. If you haven't checked them out yet then you can get a 7 day trial for £1 here.

Risk Free Profit Offers

I highly recommend the Coral, Betway, Ladbrokes and Bet365 offers as these are the easiest, risk free and most profitable offers worth in total £53+ Profit.

There will also be lots of price boosts throughout the week, as well as a boost on every televised race from William Hill. You can make between £3-£5 from these boosts AND qualify for 2 Clear so it's well worth making sure you have cash in them.

bet365

Bet £50 get £50

Profit: £35+

Bet365 are offering you a £50 free bet for the 15:40 Ascot when you bet on any other race at Ascot today. This offer is invite only and some people won't have it - but most will.

*Bet £50 on any Ascot race today apart from the 15:40 race - you can not bet on this race as this will be where you use your free bet
*After betting £50 on a race other than the 15:40, you need to navigate to the 15:40 race
*Choose any horse and put them in your slip and you'll see a £50 free bet
*Calculate as free bet SNR and high odds to guarantee a profit

Other people will have £5, £10, or £25. Just do the same with these amounts if this is the case.

*No min odds
*Max stake £50 (or whatever your message says)
*Qualifier must be placed on any Ascot race (not 15:40)
*Free bet must be used on 15:40 Ascot

Betway

£10 Risk Free

Profit: £7+

Betway are offering £10 risk-free on bets the 14:30 Ascot race on Tuesday

*Choose a high odds horse in the 14:30 Ascot
*Use Oddsmonkey's Risk Free Equal profit here
*Fill in the first 4 boxes; back stake, back odds, lay odds and lay commission as normal.
*Put free bet award as £10, and Free bet retention as 80%
*Now place your £10 back bet on the horse, and lay it using the lay stake in the "ideal lay" box below

If your horse wins, you're done with this offer and have profited instantly
If your horse loses you'll make a small loss but get a £10 free bet - this will be credited within 24 hours and expires in 24 hours so USE IT QUICK!

*Min bet £10
*No min odds
*14:30 Ascot only
*Refund £10 as free bet
*Free bets credited within 24 hours
*Free bet expires in 24 hours

Coral

£10 Risk Free

Profit: £7+

Coral are offering £10 risk-free on bets the 14:30 Ascot race on Tuesday

*Choose a high odds horse in the 14:30 Ascot
*Use Oddsmonkey's Risk Free Equal profit here
*Fill in the first 4 boxes; back stake, back odds, lay odds and lay commission as normal.
*Put free bet award as £10, and Free bet retention as 80%
*Now place your £10 back bet on the horse, and lay it using the lay stake in the "ideal lay" box below

If your horse wins, you're done with this offer and have profited instantly
If your horse loses you'll make a small loss but get a £10 free bet - this will be credited within 24 hours and expires in 24 hours so USE IT QUICK!

*Min bet £10
*No min odds
*14:30 Ascot only
*Refund £10 as free bet
*Free bets credited within 24 hours
*Free bet expires in 24 hours

Double Winnings

Profit: £18+ or £4 lock in

Ladbrokes are offering double winnings up to £25 if your horse wins the 14:30 Ascot. The extra winnings are paid as a free bet

Option 1 - Bet and hope ~ £18 potential profit
*Choose a horse in the 14:30 Ascot race on tuesday
*Work out the amount you need to stake on the horse by doing this:-
25 / (back odds - 1)
For example if the horse is odds 4.0, you need to stake 25 / (4 - 1) = 25 / 3 = £8.33 stake
*After you've worked out your stake, stake this amount on the horse and lay it as normal
*Hope your horse wins for the free bet

Option 2 - Lock in ~ £4 lock in
*Choose a horse in the 14:30 Ascot race on tuesday
*Open Oddsmonkey's Win Bonus Calculator here
*Fill out the calculator as follows:
The bookmaker is offering extra winnings as a free bet
The stakes are limited to £(blank) and/or the bonus is capped at £25
The boost is a fixed value of £25
I expect to retain 80% of the free bet
The back odds are (your back odds)
The lay odds are (your lay odds) and I pay (your commission %)

The calculator will now tell you how much to back and how much to lay. It's not a simple case of backing £25, as it's a boost up to £25. So back whatever the calculator says to, and lay what it says to. If your bet loses you'll make an instant profit. If it wins you'll make a slight loss but will receive a £25 free bet which you will then profit from.

*No min odds
*Max free bet £25
*14:30 Ascot only
*Free bets credited within 24 hours
*Free bets expire within 24 hours
*Free bets must be used on horse racing

Paddy Power

£10 Money Back

Profit: £7 expected or £2+ lock in

If you've done this offer before, it's exactly the same process despite their being 2 horses for the refund today - all you do differently is lay BOTH of the trigger horses.

*Visit offer page here

Option 1 - Bet and Hope
*Bet £10 on any horse other than Lady Aurelia or Battaash in the 15:40 Ascot race
Do not bet on Lady Aurelia or Battaash
*Place your lay bet on the exchange

Option 2 - Lock in (requires Oddsmonkey)
*Choose any horse other than Lady Aurelia or Battaash in the 15:40 Ascot race. To work out your bet, follow these instructions
*Open Oddsmonkey's Trigger Bet calculator here
*Fill out the blue and red boxes as follows: Back Stake £10, Back odds of your chosen horse, Free bet Award £10, Free Bet Retention 80%, Lay odds of your horse, Lay commission,
*Fill out the trigger bet lay as follows: Method normal, Lay Odds of Lady Aurelia or Battaash, Lay Commission
*Now bet £10 on your horse
Do not bet on Lady Aurelia or Battaash
*Lay your horse as normal using the amount in the "lay stake" box
*Lay Lady Aurelia and Battaash with the amount in the "lay stake" box at the bottom under the "trigger bet lay". You will lay Lady Aurelia first, then put Battaash's odds in the calculator and lay Battaash (so you will have 2 trigger lays, that's fine)

The Outcome
There are 3 possible outcomes:
1)  Lady Aurelia or Battaash - you receive a £10 free bet.
2) Lady Aurelia or Battaash and your bet wins - you've made no profit from option 1, however you've locked in profit from option 2.
3) Lady Aurelia or Battaash and your bet loses - you've made no profit from option 1, however you've locked in profit from option 2.

*Qualifying bet cannot be placed on stated horses
*Max Bet £10
*First bet only
*Free bets credited within 2 hours
*Free bets expire in 7 days
*Free bets can be used on any horse racing

188bet

£10 Money Back

Profit: £7 expected or £2+ lock in

THIS OFFER IS MOBILE ONLY - BETS MUST BE PLACED ON YOUR PHONE - DESKTOP BETS WON'T COUNT

*Visit offer page here

Option 1 - Bet and Hope
*Bet £10 on any horse other than Rhododendron in the 14:30 Ascot race
Do not bet on Rhododendron
*Place your lay bet on the exchange

Option 2 - Lock in (requires Oddsmonkey)
*Choose any horse other than Rhododendron in the 14:30 Ascot race. To work out your bet, follow these instructions
*Open Oddsmonkey's Trigger Bet calculator here
*Fill out the blue and red boxes as follows: Back Stake £10, Back odds of your chosen horse, Free bet Award £10, Free Bet Retention 80%, Lay odds of your horse, Lay commission,
*Fill out the trigger bet lay as follows: Method normal, Lay Odds of Rhododendron, Lay Commission
*Now bet £10 on your horse
Do not bet on Rhododendron
*Lay your horse as normal using the amount in the "lay stake" box
*Lay Rhododendron with the amount in the "lay stake" box at the bottom under the "trigger bet lay".

The Outcome
There are 3 possible outcomes:
1)  Rhododendron - you receive a £10 free bet.
2) Rhododendron and your bet wins - you've made no profit from option 1, however you've locked in profit from option 2.
3) Rhododendron and your bet loses - you've made no profit from option 1, however you've locked in profit from option 2.

*Qualifying bet must be placed on Mobile
*Qualifying bet cannot be placed on Rhododendron
*Max Bet £10
*First bet only
*14:30 Ascot only
*Free bets credited within 2 hours
*Free bets expire in 7 days
*Free bets can be used on any horse racing

Racing Refund Offers

There will be plenty of Racing refund offers from the bookmakers. We've consolidated most of them as "ITV refunds" as there are so many to list, however we've left the 2 Clear promotion separate as this offer is extremely lucrative and should definitely be attempted every race! Some of the common promotions for ITV racing are:

  • Refund if your horse wins - Bet365, Betfair Sports
  • Refund if your horse finishes 2nd to sp - Betway, SportingBet, Betfred, Ladbrokes

For all the latest racing refund offers, please see the Oddsmonkey Daily Offers Calendar here

I would highly recommend if you plan to complete these offers and are new to these offers to read Racing Refunds Explained and Saturday ITV Racing.

William Hill

Odds Boost / 2 Clear

Profit: £3 per race
+ possible £100 free bet

This offer combines William Hill's daily price boost with their 2Clear promotion to give you a risk free chance at a £100 free bet, and also to make a few quid on the qualifying bet!

*Open the list of horse race meetings on mobile site here
Boost will only show on mobile site, but you can access it on desktop by clicking above link
*Click on any eligible race (listed below)
*Find any horse with close back & lay odds
*Add horse to betslip, and click "boost" to boost the odds
*To work out how much you need to stake for the maximum £100 refund, do 666 / (original odds -1). We use 666 as 15% of this is £100, so we need to "win" £666 to get the full £100. You can do less, i.e. 333 for a £50 free bet and 167 for a £25 free bet.
For example, a horses odds are 5.5 boosted to 5.9. You need to do 666 / 4.5, which gives a £148 stake for the maximum £100 free bet
(You can bet up to £200 on the horse with the boost however will only receive a max £100 free bet)
*Place bet and lay at exchange

You should instantly profit from the boost if you've made the back odds higher than the lay odds

If the your horse wins by 2 or more lengths, you will receive a free bet of 15% up to £100.

This promotion is called 2Clear. More info can be found here.

Eligible races only.

Please note: 6 horses must start for race to qualify. Some of these races had 6 horses at the time of writing but may have dropped to 5 if a Non-Runner is declared. Make sure there are 6 horses near start time before placing bets.

2 Clear is on all races at Thirsk
2 Clear is on all races at Royal Ascot - however at Royal Ascot you also get one boost extra for each race!

*Max Stake for boost £200
*£100 free bet is calculated as 15% of "winnings"
*Eligible races only
*Mobile site only (use link provided if on desktop)
*Free bets credited within 24 hours
*Free bets expire after 4 days

View guide here for more info

ITV Racing

Profit: £30+ expected

The usual ITV racing refunds are on such as Bet365 4/1 and all of the regular Money back to SP fav offers. There is also William Hill high 5 and 2 clear.

*Check out the guide to all of the offers here!

*Bet365 4/1 guide here
*William Hill 2 Clear guide here
*Refund if 2nd to SP guide here
*General Horse Racing refunds guide here

Extra Place Offers

Extra Places can be another source of juicy profit when there are big horse racing festivals. The potential profit is practically unlimited, so attempting these offers can be a great boost to your Matched Betting bank roll. It's basically when a bookmaker will pay out 4 places in a race for example, yet the exchange is only 3; you can make money here if 4th is paid out as both your back and lay bets will win.

Last year there were extra place offers on every day, with 2 races per day being exceptionally good in terms of extra places. You can check out our guide on how to complete extra place offers here. Extra places aren't a guaranteed profit unless you cover the whole field, but if you follow the guide and read the tips put together for you then you should hopefully hit some extra places and potentially make a few hundred £ almost risk-free!

OddsMonkey have the Extra Place Matcher which really helps when completing this offer as it saves you so much time. It's similar the the oddsmatcher however searches for extra place odds only, and show you how much you can make from each one.

Extra places can be quite scary at first as you don't want to make a mistake. Make sure you read our guide properly as it will tell you everything you need to know; and if you have any questions then just ask!

Oddsmonkey Royal Ascot Tools 

You'll notice I recommend Oddsmonkey a lot for those moving from 'welcome offers' on to 'existing customer offers'. You can read all about the reasons why in my full Oddsmonkey Review.

It will be particularly useful over the Royal Ascot Festival period, for the reasons I detail below:

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