Racebets Review

RaceBets has become the leading bookmaker for horse betting in Germany in recent years. Decisive for this is naturally among other things the great Portfolio, which makes bets on nearly each running of this world possible. At the same time the Tipper are however rightly also always somewhat careful, if it concerns an account opening with a bookmaker. With RaceBets however there is no reason to worry, because the company has already been active in the industry for more than ten years and therefore already provides a first indication that fraud or rip-off can be categorically excluded.

Our RaceBets experience at a glance

Besides the indicator of the long market affiliation, the provider behind RaceBets, RaceBets International Gaming Limited, provides solid proof of seriousness and security afterwards. The bookmaker is licensed namely by the Maltese Lotterie and gambling authority, whereby also the German customers can proceed from a regulated offer.

Convince can the bet offerer after our experiences however not only by its safety precautions, but also by the Portfolio already addressed. Tippers can find gallop and trotting races from all over the world here and can place their bets on countless racetracks every day. The entry will also be made more attractive for all new customers with a bonus of up to 100 euros. This is complemented by numerous special offers and offers. The customer support is to be reached by live Chat, E-Mail, telephone and fax and underlines therefore the positive and respectable impression once again.

h3RaceBets in the check: Fraud or respectable

With the establishment in the year 2006 and the market affiliation of ten years resulting from it the Bookie belongs to the most experienced offerers for horse bets of the industry. Straight one in the segment of the horse bets is RaceBets an institution and is often called as the best horse bet offerer on the market. Such a call brings naturally also much responsibility with itself. Thus the offerer is for example official partner of German Racing, whereby a majority of the employments comes over the Totalisator directly to equestrian sport to property. So here you will find another solid indication that the work here is serious and safe. The already mentioned licence of the Maltese Lottery and Gaming Authority should then completely remove any remaining doubts. In the course of the licensing procedure, the provider had to undergo numerous tests and inspections, which truly earned him the highly coveted license. This means that all necessary requirements are met, so that unfair competition or dubious betting conditions can be ruled out.

If the requirements that were established in the course of the licensing procedure can no longer be met at any time, the bookie is threatened with immediate license withdrawal.

The RaceBets betting offer on the test bench

The RaceBets portfolio refers exclusively to horse bets. For all fans of the noble four-legged friends this is of course an enormous advantage, because thanks to the specialization the company offers a broad spectrum of betting markets and betting possibilities. In principle, bets can be placed on trot and gallop races, with the additional distinction between obstacle and flat races. Implied here are then as good as all horse races of this world. Races can be placed around the clock in Hong Kong, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Finland, Australia, the USA, Turkey or South Africa. Not only the classic win/place bets are possible, but also head-to-heads, twins, triplets or twin place bets. The portfolio is also supplemented by a whole range of special bets, which are adapted separately for each event. At large events, such as the Derby in Hamburg-Horn, numerous additional betting options are offered. For example, the players can decide which jockey will win how many wins, or whether a certain position will be reached in all races. Sliding bets can of course also be placed.

The odds on fixed-price bets at the bookmaker are promising according to our experience with RaceBets. Here the betting provider is absolutely worthy of his good reputation and presents the absolute best odds more frequently. Of course these are to be caught primarily during the large events, but also the somewhat smaller races are usually equipped with very respectable odds.

With the live streams there is always something to see

The offer of live streams should leave the bookmaker no customer wish open. No matter, whether races from Germany, England, Turkey, USA or Canada. RaceBets offers almost all of them also in the free live stream and thus provides a completely successful betting pleasure for its customers. In addition, however, the campaigns for existing customers are also intended to keep the bettors happy, with a large number of them constantly providing new impulses for daily betting operations. Especially for fans of German horse racing, for example, the so-called “2nd Chance” for trotting events in Gelsenkirchen or Hamburg is offered here. If a fixed-price winning bet is missed in one of the marked races, the bookmaker will refund the bet up to a sum of ten euros.

The early fixed-price bets are also a very special treat. Here the bookmaker announces the odds of the fixed price markets for races in Germany, Great Britain or Ireland one day earlier. The bonus package is rounded off for the fans of the German running besides by the guaranteed Bestquoten, which are paid for all Black Type running with list or group status. Fixed course winners always receive at least as much as was paid in the Toto. If the winning odds increase after the submission, the fixed course odds are adjusted when the prize is won. A very similar offer has the Bookie besides for the running in Great Britain and Ireland in the program. Interesting for tippers of all races: Non-starters return the fixed short bet.

New customer bonus: New customers will receive a bonus of up to 100 euros for their first deposit if they decide to open an account with RaceBets. This will be paid out as a real deposit bonus, which will refund the deposited amount to 100 percent, or up to the sum of 100 euros doubled. Already with the deposit however some small things are to be considered here, so that the offer can be taken up also problem-free. The necessary minimum deposit is for example with ten euro. Recommendable is however naturally a sum of at least 100 euro, whereby also the maximum bonus amount of 100 euro can be received. In addition, the qualifying deposit may not be made with Neteller or Skrill. The bonus code must also be redeemed within 30 days of the qualifying deposit. However, before the bonus is transferred to the betting account, the qualifying deposit must be converted at least once. Only betting odds of 1.50 or higher are permitted. Once this step has been successfully completed, the bonus is available for wagering. However, the amount cannot be paid out yet.

This requires the fulfillment of the bonus conditions for the payout. Frequently, clear conclusions can be drawn from this about the seriousness and working methods of the bookmaker. If the bonus requirements should be impossible, should be taken at the best from the entire offer distance. However, this is not the case with RaceBets, as all conditions are presented in a transparent and solvable way. This is a clear sign that we are dealing with a fair and reputable provider. It is intended here that the deposit amount of a bonus payment once, and the bonus amount five times are converted. Of course, only minimum quotas of 1.50 or higher are permitted. Further restrictions regarding the betting markets or betting options are not set up. Only the period of 30 days has to be considered here again, because only if this period was fulfilled after the redemption of the bonus code, the amount can actually be paid out.

Deposit and payout at RaceBets: All methods gathered

Positive experiences can be reported from the payment department of the bookmaker. Here all customers find an enormously broad selection of different payment methods, so that generally always a suitable possibility can be found here. Beside the regular bank transfer also payments by PayPal, Paysafecard, credit card, Sofort├╝berweisung, iDeal, Skrill, Neteller or Ukash are accepted. The required minimum deposit amount varies, but the minimum is one Euro. For the critical evaluation of seriousness and security, the bookmaker provides a further statement here, namely the cooperation with PayPal. The US payment service provider only works with companies that have been extensively tested beforehand. In this respect, the PayPal payment service is always a proof of quality for the betting provider. Fortunately, RaceBets does not charge any fees for the deposits.

The payment is always made using the same method that was used for the deposit. Of course there are some exceptions, like the Paysafecard or the Sofort├╝berweisung. In these two “special cases” the payout is transferred directly to the customer’s bank account. Please note the fees that apply from every fourth payout in the week. These vary from payment method to payment method, but are basically very limited. The speed of the payout also depends on the chosen payment method.

Security and regulation: Always in best hands

RaceBets operates an official cooperation with German Racing, respectively RaceBets is even owned by the company. Through this, the bets from the totalizer benefit the equestrian sport, which can undoubtedly be regarded as a high-quality indication of a serious offer. In addition to this, the betting provider is of course also in possession of a regular and official license, which in this case was issued by the Maltese Lottery and Gaming Authority. Beside the allocation of the licenses the authority is responsible also for the further control of the offerer, which refers naturally primarily to the function mode and Fairness. All payment transactions and form entries are completely encrypted in order to protect the players’ data from unauthorized access at all times. Bottom line here thus everything is done, in order to be able to present the customers a safe, respectable and fair offer. A fraud or a rip-off can be excluded in our opinion completely.

support and customer service: Here there is always help

The customer support of the bookmaker is available by phone, live chat, e-mail and fax and should therefore be available to every tipper in one way or another. To the joy of all German customers it concerns with the telephone Hotline a German telephone number, so that no foreign fees must be included. However, if you prefer to use the written variants, you will receive an answer to your question by e-mail within 24 hours. The Live Chat is naturally clearly faster and is besides completely in German language available. Before the discussion with a customer service employee is started thereby, the bookmaker refers again explicitly to the FAQ range. This is actually enormously helpful and contains many questions and answers. Usually the short attendance is worthwhile itself here, because in such a way the direct discussion can be bypassed usually fully and completely.

User friendliness: Always everything in the view

With the word professional the appearance of RaceBets can be described probably best. The bookmaker puts the attention of the customer completely clearly on the substantial and does without above average many announcements and diagrams. This means that all important functions and menu items can be recognised at first glance and lead to quick and targeted navigation. The current races and available long-term bets can be found on the left side of the screen in the classic way, the actual highlights are of course displayed in the centre. In view of the enormous variety, it is also very positive that the starter and betting lists can be filtered and thus also contribute to a better and faster orientation of the player.

The mobile app is also clearly arranged

The well-structured structure also runs through the mobile version of the bookmaker. This is available as a web app for all smartphones and mobile devices and contains the bookmaker’s entire betting portfolio. Practically no download is required, so that the betting offer can always be accessed within seconds. Thanks to the intuitive design, even after just a few minutes the finish is already first-class.

Result: Convincing in all respects

In all areas tested, RaceBets was able to cut a confident and pleasing figure. The bookmaker is licensed and regulated by the Maltese Lottery and Gambling Authority and is also partly owned by German Racing. Regarding the respectability and security the players must make themselves thus no thoughts, so that a fraud or a Abzocke can be completely excluded. However, these are not the only convincing arguments, because also the betting portfolio is more than respectable. Races from all over the world can be bet, and some of them can also be watched live. The numerous promotions, with which new offers can be claimed every day, also provide additional fun. We can therefore recommend the provider without hesitation and advise every horse betting fan to register here.


Thank God, I found a provider only for horse racing. I have been searching for a long time until I found RaceBets. Quite a great offer. Very intensive races and good breakdown. I am more than satisfied with this usage.

written 37 months ago