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Cheltenham Festival set to see '£35,000 a second' in bets

  • £300 Million set to be gambled across the industry over four days
  • £35,000 a second will be bet
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£300million set to be gambled over four days at Cheltenham this week

Bookmakers Ladbrokes estimate that an incredible £35,000 a SECOND will be bet at the 2020 Cheltenham Festival this week what could be a record-breaking week.

With 28 races over four days in the Cotswolds, the betting industry is braced for the biggest week of the entire year with over £300 million set to be gambled by Friday evening.

Away from the betting ring, Ladbrokes is offering odds of 4/6 that over 265,000 pints of Guinness will be knocked back, while it is the same price that more than 50,000 bottles of champagne are consumed by racegoers.

Ladbrokes spokesperson Nicola McGeady told FreeTips.com: "The Festival gets bigger and bigger each year with massive sums of money swilling around on course, online and in shops up and down the country.

"The four day event is expected to spark a £/€300 million betting frenzy, in what can only be described as the Olympics of jump racing."

Cheltenham By Numbers
  • £300 Million set to be gambled across the industry over four days
  • £35,000 a second will be bet
  • 4/6 says over 265,000 pints of Guinness will be drank 
  • 4/6 says over 50,000 bottles of champagne will be drank

Meanwhile, Ladbrokes are offering £30 in free bets for Day 1 of the 2020 Cheltenham Festival when you bet just £10 on the first race of the meeting, the Supreme Novices' Hurdle.

The 2020 Cheltenham Festival gets underway today (Tuesday, March 10th 2020) and if you bet £10 on the Supreme Novices at 1.30, Ladbrokes will give you a free bet for every other race taking place on Day One - £30 in total!

This Ladbrokes Cheltenham Festival free bet offer entitles new customers to a free £5 bet for each of the six races taking place after the Supreme Novices' Hurdle when you bet £10 on the opening race of the 2020 Festival.

Your £10 qualifying bet can be a single bet or a each-way selection, and free bets will be credited to your new Ladbrokes account once you have placed your qualifying bet on the 13:30 GMT.

To claim this Ladbrokes Bet £10 Get £30 Cheltenham free bet offer:

  1. Go to this Ladbrokes Supreme Novices' Hurdle promotion page
  2. Open a new account
  3. Place a £10 bet on the Supreme Novices (13:30 GMT)
  4. Get 6x£5 free bets for throughout the afternoon!

Providing you place your qualifying bet before 1.30pm on Tuesday, March 10th, your £30 in free bets will be credited to your account time for the Arkle Chase at 2.10pm!
Terms & Conditions:

New customer offer.
Offer is available to customers in the United Kingdom and Ireland only.
Minimum first bet £/€10.
Qualifying bet must be placed by 13:30 GMT on Tuesday, March 10th 2020. 
£/€30 credited as 6 x £/€5 free bets.
Not valid with CashOut. Free bet valid for specified races only.
For full T&Cs please see the Ladbrokes website

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