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Cheltenham Festival 2018 Offer (Day 1) – Genting Bet

Posted by Matt (administrator) Matt
Start Time: 13/03/2018 13:30

The Cheltenham Festival 2018 gets underway today and you don’t want to miss this Money Back Special from Genting Bet! Place bets on Day 1 of the Festival and Genting Bet will refund our first losing bet as a free bet, up to a maximum of £20.00. Translated into matched betting terms, this gives us a guaranteed profit of £9.87 and here’s how…

The Strategy:

If you’re unsure about how to place qualifying bets, check out my Qualifying Bet Strategy page for a walk-through guide on how it should be done.

Qualifying bets must be placed between 00:01 on Friday 9th March 2018 and 17:30 (last race) on Tuesday 13th March 2018, to be eligible.

Our first losing settled bet will be refunded as a free bet, so this is effectively a risk-free offer. We therefore need to select a horse with long odds in order to maximise our profit.

Qualifying Bet:

Having looked at the odds available for the 14:10 at Cheltenham, we could place our qualifying bet on Saint Calvados.

I like to place my exchange lay bets with Betfair as they have great liquidity in the run up to races and the site is really easy to use.

We can work out our lay stake by using the ‘Risk-Free Bet’ setting on my matched betting calculator. We can enter £15.00 as our ‘Cashback’ figure as this is the amount we can expect to extract (75%) from our £20.00 free bet refund, should our horse lose…

Select bet type

Back Bet (Bookie)


Lay Bet (Betting Exchange)


Min £
Max £
Lay stake required: £
If back (bookie) bet wins
= £
If lay (exchange) bet wins
= £

Total profit: £

Optimal Underlay

Lay stake required: £
Exchange liability: £

If back (bookie) bet wins: £
If lay (exchange) bet wins: £

Optimal Overlay

Lay stake required: £
Exchange liability: £

If back (bookie) bet wins: £
If lay (exchange) bet wins: £

As you can see, the calculator tells us that our lay stake should be £15.66…

Genting Bet logo

Place £20.00 on Saint Calvados @ 4.00 = Potential profit of £60.00

Betfair logo

Lay £15.66 on Saint Calvados @ 4.20 = Potential liability of £50.11


Let’s have a look at our potential profit/loss for the possible outcomes…

Saint Calvados wins + £60.00 – £50.11 = £9.89 profit
Saint Calvados doesn't win - £20.00 + £14.87 + £15.00 (extract 75% from our £20.00 free bet) = £9.87 profit

So, regardless of the result of the race, we’ll make a guaranteed profit of £9.87 on this Genting Bet offer!

The beauty of this offer is that if our selection wins, we get the opportunity to place another risk-free bet as we don’t trigger the refund until we select a horse that loses.

If our selection loses, our free bet will be credited within 24 hours of our qualifying bet being settled. Our free bet will be valid on any Sports market for 3 days and free bet stakes are not included in any returns.

If you’re unsure how to extract 75% cash from a £20.00 free bet, check out my Free Bet Strategy page for a walk-through guide on how it should be done.

* See my Horse Racing Offers page for a full list of money back offers available today! *

*  Saint Calvados didn’t win the race, resulting in a profit of £9.87 on this Genting Bet offer. *


  1. Darren

    has anyone had the FB from this offer yet.??

  2. Darren

    I have been gubbed by them thats why I have not had my FB.. 🙁

    1. Matt

      Sorry to hear that Darren.

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