On this page: How Does It Work? What does “best odds guaranteed” mean? Best Odds Guaranteed Offers Example Summary FAQs UK online bookies offering guaranteed odds Code: P30 4.8/5 Bet £10 Get £30 in free bets Go to William Hill Go to review New online customers only, min £10/€10 stake, win only, min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 2 X £15/€15, 30 day expiry, free bet/payment method/player/country restrictions apply. See full terms below. No Code Required 4.5/5 £10 RISK FREE FIRST BET MONEY BACK IN CASH IF IT LOSES Go to Paddy Power Go to review New customers only, limited to one per person. If you’ve previously had a Paddy Power account, you will not qualify for the offer. Place your FIRST bet on any Sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £10. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply. No Code Required 4.5/5 £20 free bet welcome offer Go to Skybet Go to review Opt-in required. cash stakes only before 23:59 on sunday. odds 1/1 or greater. cashed out & tote bets excluded. free bets stakes excluded in returns. no free bet expiry. t&cs apply. No Code Required 4.7/5 BET £10 GET £30 IN FREE BETS + 60 FREE SPINS Go to Betfred Go to review New UK & NI customers only. 18+. Sign up using promo code ‘SPORTS60’. Deposit & place first sports bet at a minimum of £10 in one bet transaction at evens (2.0) +. £30 paid in free bets within 48 hours of bet settlement, expires 7-days after issue. E-Wallet & Prepaid Card restrictions apply. Your first bet must be settled within 60 days of bet placement. SMS validation may be required. Game restrictions apply. Maximum 60 Free Spins on selected games. Free Spins expire after 7 days. Full T&Cs apply. Terms & Conditions Apply No Code Required 4.7/5 Get Up to £100 In bet credit Go to Bet365 Go to review Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5. Bet Credits available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply. Code: 30f 4.3/5 Bet £10 get £30 in free bets + £10 in casino bonus Go to 888 Go to review New customers only · Minimum deposit of £10 · A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 · Minimum odds of 1/2 (1.5) · Free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days · Free bet stakes not included in returns · Deposit method, withdrawal restrictions and full T&C’s apply Best odds guaranteed explained Racing has many variables. Things ranging from the condition of the dog or horse, the weather, the venue and even the training staff involved can all influence the outcome of the event. Furthermore, some of these factors can change at a moment’s notice. Because of this, it can be very difficult for punters to accurately predict the results of a race. Moreover, it makes it almost impossible to know if the odds being offered by the bookmakers will improve or worsen as time goes on. Thankfully, some bookmakers use a Best Odds Guaranteed system to entice punters to their sites. This system means that no matter what, the gambler placing a bet on the site will receive the best possible odds offered on their bet if the odds have changed when the race starts. This removes a fair bit of the confusion and uncertainty from the process of placing a bet on racing and allows the player to better enjoy the race itself. Additionally, it works in the bookmaker’s favour by ensuring that their customers know they are getting the most lucrative possible deal, making them more likely to return and spend money in the future. That said, there are some pitfalls when it comes to using a Best Odds Guaranteed system to gamble online. This is because different betting companies have different terms and conditions surrounding their particular systems. There will also be some restrictions placed on the type of bets that can be placed via Best Odds Guaranteed. For instance, the system cannot be combined with other potentially advantageous bets, such as accumulators, tote bets and ante-post betting. This is because, it would otherwise give the customer an unfair advantage and lose the bookmaker money in the long run. Furthermore, some betting sites might restrict the ability of punters to use Best Odds Guaranteed when betting on international racing. This is mainly due to the fact that it requires more resources in order to get accurate odds for overseas events, which may cause domestic bookmakers to give poorly researched odds that could either lose them money or mislead consumers, making them less likely to return in the future. How Does It Work? Betting with Best Odds Guaranteed is actually quite straightforward. Once on a betting site, the punter will be able to see the list of available bets as normal. Typically, the bookmaker will label bets that exist under the Best Odds Guaranteed system quite clearly as a promotional scheme. Then, the punter merely has to place their bet and it will automatically fall under the system. The odds offered on a given horse or dog will fluctuate throughout the lead up to the race. If the odds get shorter, this will not have any effect on the gambler’s bet. However, if the odds become longer by the time the race starts – and thereby more lucrative – the bet will be adjusted to use those odds. This means that should the odds change in the bet’s favour, the customer will still be able to take home a good amount of winnings. It should be noted that Best Odds Guaranteed is not retroactive, meaning that even if better odds were available previously in the day, the betting system will not award them to a bet placed later. Only more favourable odds from the point of placing the bet and onwards will be used. Specifically, only the odds at the point of the race starting will be used to update the bet. What does “best odds guaranteed” mean? Best odds guaranteed means that you get the best odds and the biggest profits possible on a specific event. You can describe it as a safety net for punters but an example will explain it best, and we’ll continue with the horse racing betting market for now: Best Odds Guaranteed Example: Your bookie is offering best odds guaranteed on the Gold Cup at Cheltenham Festival and you decide to bet on the favourite ‘Ruby Tuesday’ at odds of 5/1. Say you place this bet at 12:00 pm and the race isn’t due to start until 3:30 pm, and with an hour to go you start to see some movement in the markets for the second favourite horse ‘Big Sky’. Punters at the festival and everyone via the online betting sites decide to back ‘Big Sky’ and so the odds for ‘Ruby Tuesday’ start to drift out to 8/1 for the start of the race. You would then get a payout at 8/1 rather than 5/1 if Ruby Tuesday wins the Gold Cup. The best odds guaranteed has helped you out and given you the 8/1 price rather than the initial 5/1 price. It also works the other way around and if everyone carried on backing the favourite ‘Ruby Tuesday’ then the price would naturally drop, say to around 2/1 before the race starts. The best odds guaranteed feature entitles you to the initial 5/1 price even though the odds dropped down to 2/1. If ‘Ruby Tuesday’ wins then you would win £60 off a £10 bet rather than £30 without the best odds guaranteed feature in place. Best Odds Guaranteed Offers Each betting company has a distinct set of terms and conditions when it comes to their offers and promotional schemes. These typically revolve around the type of sport eligible (typically racing with either horse or greyhound Best Odds Guaranteed offers are the most common), the minimum stake a punter can place (usually around £10 for winner bets and £5 for each way bets) and the time of day (as some companies limit the program to only come into effect on the same day as the race). Sometimes, companies will odds limits on bets in order for them to be eligible for Best Odds Guaranteed wagers, though across the industry, these are usually around ½ or slightly lower. The offers available via the online bookmakers Best Odds Guaranteed programs are fairly similar, but there are some important variations between them. Below is a summary of the schemes available from the largest bookmakers.