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Royal Ascot 2021 is here and you don’t want to miss this bet365 offer! Simply back a winner at odds of 4/1 or more in any live ITV race and bet365 will give us a risk-free bet equal to our stake, up to a maximum of £50.00. Translated into matched betting terms, this gives us an overall potential profit of £100.00+ and here’s how…

Key terms

  • Offer applies to win or each way single bets placed on any horse running in a race broadcast live on ITV Racing.
  • Applies to our first bet on each eligible race.
  • If our horse wins at odds of 5.00 (4/1) or greater, we’ll qualify for a risk-free bet to the same stake, up to £50.00, on the next ITV race.
  • Risk-free bets must be placed using our own funds and if it loses, bet365 will refund our stake in cash.

Qualifying bets

This offer is available on all 7 races each day between Tuesday 15th June 2021 and Saturday 19th June 2021.

I’ll take you through a worked example below anyway, but for more information about ‘Back a Winner’ type offers and a walkthrough of how they should be done, please see my Bet365 4/1 Offer guide.

If you’d like more information about qualifying bets and how they work, please see my qualifying bets guide.

At the time of writing, Chindit is back odds of 7.00 (6/1) to win the 16:20 on Tuesday. The lay odds are currently 7.20.

Option 1:

We know that if our horse wins, we’ll be able to convert our £50.00 risk-free bet into 75% cash. We can therefore add 0.75 to the back odds to get our effective odds…

7.00 + 0.75 = 7.75

Using my Matched Betting Calculator, we simply enter 7.75 as our back odds instead of 7.00 and lay the amount shown. Overlaying like this is fine, but the guaranteed profits are likely to be small.

Option 2:

Our second option is to lay our bets as normal and hope some of our horses win for bigger profits.

We can calculate our lay stake using my Matched Betting Calculator…

As you can see, the calculator tells us that our lay stake should be £48.75…

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Place £50.00 on Chindit @ 7.00 = Potential profit of £300.00

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Lay £48.75 on Chindit @ 7.20 = Potential liability of £302.25


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

Outcome bet365 Betfair Risk-Free Bet Profit/Loss
Chindit wins + £300.00 – £302.25 + £37.50 £35.25 profit
Another horse wins – £50.00 + £47.77 £2.23 loss

So, we’ll make a nice profit of £35.25 if Chindit wins, otherwise we’ll lose £2.23. Risking £2.23 to make a potential profit of £35.25 gives us effective odds of 16.81. So, given that Chindit is odds of just 7.00 (6/1) to win the race, this is a profitable offer in the long run.

ITV are covering all 35 Royal Ascot 2021 races, giving us an overall potential profit of £100.00+ on this bet365 offer!

If any of our selections win, our risk-free bet will be valid on the very next ITV race. We must place our risk-free bets using our own funds and if our selection loses, bet365 will refund our stake in cash, up to a maximum of £50.00. If our risk-free bet wins, we’ll qualify for another risk-free bet on the next ITV race.

If you’re unsure how to convert a £50.00 risk-free bet into £37.50 cash (75%), please see my risk-free bets guide for a walkthrough of how it should be done.

I’ll update the following table with some actual selections at the end of each day…

Race Selection Back Odds Lay Odds Profit/Loss
14:30 Tuesday
15:05 Tuesday
15:40 Tuesday
16:20 Tuesday Chindit 7.00 7.20
17:00 Tuesday
17:35 Tuesday
18:10 Tuesday
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