New customers to 888Sport can get a wonderful welcome bonus packed full of King George VI Chase racing free bets ahead of the Boxing Day showpiece this Christmas at Kempton. It’s a bet £10, get £40 deal with £20 available for both Sunday and Monday’s action.
The festive season is a busy time for horse racing with meetings all over the UK and Ireland. Having some racing free bets to play with is a smart move, because there is so much to gamble on. During Boxing Day alone, there are a whopping 76 scheduled races taking place in the British Isles.
To get the King George VI Chase racing free bets available at 888Sport, here’s what to do. Sign up as a new customer, then make a deposit of at least £10 using an eligible payment method and promo code HR40. As per the offer terms and conditions, deposits made with PayPal, Moneybookers, Neteller, Paysafecard or Skrill won’t qualify for this welcome bonus.
Next, place a £10 real money bet at minimum odds of 1/2 (1.50) that settles before the end of Christmas Day. Once this is done, £20 in free bets will be credited automatically to accounts upon logging in on Boxing Day and Bank Holiday Monday, 27 December. That is £40 in total with the free bets valid for 7 days.
Stakes aren’t returned with any winnings made from free bets, just like on other horse racing betting sites in the UK. Qualifying bets must be from the real cash balance of an account, while profit boosts and cashed out wagers don’t count. Virtual sports bets are also ineligible for the new customer offer. The deposit balance can be withdrawn at any time, but please note general withdrawal restrictions and full T&Cs apply.
What big races are on this Boxing Day and Bank Holiday Monday?
Punters are in for a real post-Christmas treat on Boxing Day and Bank Holiday Monday with 13 free to air races on terrestrial television in the UK courtesy of ITV Racing across the two days. Sunday’s coverage includes three Grade 1 races. These kick off with the 3m Kauto Star Novices Chase (1:55) featuring Bravemansgame and old rival Ahoy Senor meeting over fences.
Later on at Kempton, there is also the 2m Christmas Hurdle (2:30) where Epatante bids to regain her crown after dead-heating with Not So Sleepy in the Fighting Fifth at Newcastle. In-between those Grade 1s, the 3m Grade 3 Rowland Meyrick Chase (2:10) is the big Boxing Day handicap at Wetherby with just 9lb separating as many horses in the weights.
The main event itself is of course the 3m King George VI Chase (3:05) with past winners Clan Des Obeaux and Frodon facing an Irish challenge led by Minella Indo in cheekpieces. Chantry House steps into open company for the first time here as well in an absorbing renewal of this massive race.
Away from ITV Racing action, there are Grade 1 novice chase events at Leopardstown and Limerick in Ireland. Punters can also bet at Down Royal, Fontwell, Huntingdon, Market Rasen, Sedgefield and Wincanton over jumps. There is even an All-Weather card at Wolverhampton later on.
Plenty of 27 December action too
Bank Holiday Monday, meanwhile, is all about the Welsh Grand National (2:50) – a big betting race with many runners. This 3m 6f Grade 3 handicap chase sees last year’s winner Secret Reprieve try to repeat with 2016 hero Native River slated for top weight. The leading juveniles over jumps also race in the 2m Grade 1 Finale Hurdle (1:40) here.
Back at Kempton, Bank Holiday Monday’s card surrounds the return to action of Shishkin in the 2m Grade 2 Desert Orchid Chase (2:30). Nicky Henderson’s stable star bolted up in the Wayward Lad Novices Chase (1:20) 12 months ago and now Edwardstone is all the rage to do the same for trainer Alan King.
Beyond ITV Racing, those free bets could also come in handy at Wetherby where it’s Castleford Chase day. The Christmas Festivals at Leopardstown and Limerick continue with both lasting until Wednesday, 29 December. There is another festive All-Weather meeting at Wolverhampton too.
Bet £10 Get £40 with 888Sport Racing Free Bets for New Customers
Here is a step-by-step guide detailing what you need to do to get those racing free bets at 888Sport this Christmas:
- Sign up to 888Sport
- Use promo code HR40
- Deposit at least £10
- Place a £10 qualifying bet with minimum odds of 1/2 (1.50)
- Make sure this is settled before Boxing Day
- Receive £20 free bets for then and Bank Holiday Monday
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