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Welcome to Talking Horses

The UK's top racing forum

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Thank you for visiting Talking Horses. We started this forum when Channel 4 closed their racing forum, and left the users nowhere to go. 18 years later we are still here with over half a million posts, almost 15,000 threads and over 1,600 members we are one of the largest and long running forums in the UK today. The forums are completely free of charge to use, just register, and start posting (please note, if you use a free email provider you need to follow the instructions here to post). We have regular free to enter competitions, and have in depth discussions about many topics, including the Cheltenham Festival, Grand National, The Derby, Royal Ascot, Glorious Goodwood, and many more. 
 
Our regular contributors include several racehorse owners, many supporters of both Flat and/or NH racing, contributors who work in various parts of the racing industry, from those doing the hard work at the sharp end in racing yards to those in racing administration. If you like a bet, don't forget to read the 'what are you backing today' thread for some great top quality advice and opinions. We'd love to have your input too, so please do take the time to register and post.
On this front page of the site we have all the latest UK racing results from The Sporting Life. Just scroll down to see them all. Our racing results are usually updated within about 30 seconds of the race finishing. If you like a bet have a look through the free bets page as we update it regulary with banners from bookmakers offers for free bonus offers when you open an account, sometimes up to £200 in free bets.
The 2017-2018 jumps season is underway now and we have plenty of discussions for people to join in, including threads on Cheltenham 2018 and most other top racing action from the UK and Ireland.
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Coral

Coral Bookmakers are one of the 'Big 4' Bookmakers in the UK. Sign up now for £20 in free bets when you stake £5. 18+. UK+IRE only. Min first bet £5 at odds 1/2 or more. Tote and Pool excluded. Must be placed within 14 days of account reg. £20 credited as 4 x £5 free bets. Not valid with Cash Out. Free bet valid for 4 days. Free bet stake not returned. T&Cs apply. Go to Coral by clicking here, or clicking the picture above. 18+ T&C's apply. Gamble Responsibly - Gambleaware.

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Sunbets 

Sunbets are a relatively new site to the UK. All new customers get a £10 free bet when they stake £5. Offer is only available once to new customers who sign-up using valid promo code G10. If you like casino games, the welcome offer is 100% 1st deposit match & 25 free spins (read terms as this isn't a standard offer). Go to Sunbets by clicking here, or clicking the picture above. 18+ T&C's apply. Gamble Responsibly - Gambleaware.

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Leo Vegas

Leo Vegas are highly respected in the casino world, but also have a sportsbook. The welcome offer is a bit different to others, but you get 100% profit boost on your first 2 bets (up to a max stake of £5). If you prefer the casino the offer is 200% for a deposit of £50+. Go to Leo Vegas by clicking here, or clicking the picture above. 18+ T&C's apply. Gamble Responsibly - Gambleaware.

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Mr Green

Mr Green is another site known primarily for its casino. As with LeoVegas they are highly trusted. They pay fast, usually within an hour to e-wallets. Sportsbook offer is get a free £20 bet when you bet £20 (min odds 4/5). The casino offer is 100% deposit match. Go to Mr Green by clicking here, or clicking the picture above. 18+ T&C's apply. Gamble Responsibly - Gambleaware.

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William Hill

William Hill are another of the 'big 4' bookmakers in the UK. They are currently offering all new customers a 'bet £10, get £30 in free bets' deal, credited as 3 x £10 bets. You must use promo code C30 for this offer. Go to William Hill by clicking here, or clicking the picture above.
18+ T&C's apply. Gamble Responsibly - Gambleaware.

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32 Red

Most people will know of 32 Red. Another well known casino that is branching out into Sportsbooks. For your first bet you get a 100% profit boost (on bets up to £10). For casino players, there is £10 completely free on signup, no deposit required. Go to 32 Red by clicking here for the casino offer, or clicking the picture above for the sportsbook.
18+ T&C's apply. Gamble Responsibly - Gambleaware.

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21 Prive

21Prive is a casino operated under the Caddell Group license. They have been around for years and are completely trustworthy. Currently for new customers they are offering 60 no deposit bonus spins and an unlimited 100% first deposit bonus. Sign up today by clicking here or the picture above. 35x wagering requirement on bonus funds. 
T&C's apply, 18+. Please see site for full T&C's. Gamble Responsibly - Gambleaware.

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Hello Casino

Hello casino is another site operated by Caddell, the same as 21Prive. You are allowed to have multiple accounts across the group (1 account per casino) and can take the welcome offers at all of them. The welcome offer here is 50 bonus spins on Twin Spin (deposit required, and a 100% bonus up to £100 on your first deposit. You also get a bonus on your second and third deposit, see site for full details. Sign up today by clicking here or the picture above. 35x wagering requirement on bonus funds. T&C's apply, 18+. Please see site for full T&C's. Gamble Responsibly - Gambleaware.

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Trada Casino

Trada Casino is a well respected casino that has been around a few years now. Customer service seems to be excellent and it's very rare we see complaints about the casino. They are currently offering an excellent welcome package, 50 no deposit free spins on Starburst, enter 50STARM (mobile) or 50STAR (desktop) under 'my profile/bonuses'. Then as a first deposit bonus you get 200% (max deposit £25). Sign up today by clicking here or the picture above. T&C's apply, 18+. Please see site for full T&C's. Gamble Responsibly - Gambleaware.

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Casino Heroes

Casino Heroes were operating in the UK a few years ago before the requirement for a UK license was brought in. They were a decent casino then, and are just as good now. They have recently relaunched in the UK, why not sign up and see what you think. There is an exclusive no deposit £5 free to play with when you join, then a 100% deposit bonus available for all new customers.
Sign up today by clicking here or the picture above. 35x wagering requirement on bonus funds.
T&C's apply, 18+. Please see site for full T&C's. Gamble Responsibly - Gambleaware.

Top casinos with deposit based offers. 

The casinos below are all highly recommended, have fast withdrawals, excellent customer service and a good choice of gaming providers.

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Rizk Casino

Rizk Casino are part of the Gaming Innovation Group (GIG) and have been around for years. They have many awards for their excellence, have a massive selection of games, and payouts are usually processed within an hour (or less). Current sign up offer is 100% up to £200 and 50 free spins. Sign up today by clicking here or the picture above. T&C's apply, 18+. Please see site for full T&C's. Gamble Responsibly - Gambleaware

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Casumo Casino

Casumo are one of the best casinos in the UK today. They have a massive selection of games & payouts are usually done in a couple of hours. Their new customer offer first deposit bonus is 200% up to a maximum bonus of £50 and 180 free spins (20 freespins per day the following 9 days). Sign up today by clicking here or the picture above. 18+, Gamble Responsibly - Gambleaware. T&C's apply, please see site for full details.

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Maria Casino

Maria Casino are part of the large Unibet group of companies. They have a good selection of games and offer decent existing customer offers once you have signed up. Currently the welcome offer for new customers is deposit £10, get a £20 bonus and 40 extra spins. Sign up today by clicking here or the picture above. 18+,  18+, Gamble Responsibly - Gambleaware. T&C's apply, please see site for full details.

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Guts Casino

Guts are part of the Gaming Innovation Group (as are Rizk) and are a trustworthy good casino. They also have a sportsbook, although currently no horse racing. The welcome offer for new customers is 100% deposit match, up to £100. plus 50 spins on Book of Dead using bonus code PARTY. Sign up today by clicking here or the picture above. 18+, Gamble Responsibly - Gambleaware. T&C's apply, please see site for full details.

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SuperLenny Casino

SuperLenny is a sister casino to the better known Thrills Casino. A very good group of companies, they offer decent bonus terms and fast payouts. They also offer a sportsbook, although no horse racing. The casino welcome offer is 10 free no deposit spins, then a 100% deposit match up to £150, and 150 spins. Sign up today by clicking here or the picture above. 18+, Gamble Responsibly - Gambleaware. T&C's apply, please see site for full details.

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Slotty Vegas

Slotty Vegas is a sister site to the popular Bet-At. A good choice of games, and an excellent support department, and they pay extra on some games, in the way of 'supercharged' winnings. The welcome bonus is 100% deposit bonus with an extra 50 free spins. Sign up today by clicking here or the picture above. 18+, Gamble Responsibly - Gambleaware. T&C's apply, please see site for full details.

Countdown to the Festival

Not long now until the greatest racing festival on earth. The countdown below takes us to the 13th March 2018 when it all starts.

Casino and Bookmaker FAQ's and tips.

Bonuses and Free Bets All Casino & Bookmaker bonus offers have terms and conditions attached, usually some form of playthrough requirement before you can withdraw any winnings from the bonus. Some free bets don't require this, but the stake amount (ie free bet amount) will be removed from any winnings. For example, if you get a £30 free bet and put it on a 5/1 chance which wins, your return will be £150, not £180 as it would be if you put your own money on.
Regarding casino bonuses, they all require you to turn the bonus over a certain amount of times, usually 35x the bonus. Different casinos have different ways of allowing you to do this, after the welcome bonus, any further bonuses on some casinos (ie Leo Vegas, Cadell Group) can be wagered in a different way to the welcome bonus. If, for example, you deposit £100 and take a 100% bonus, you will have £200 in your balance. However you use your cash first meaning if you win before your balance drops below £100 you can withdraw. The bonus amount is removed, but it does mean if you hit a big win you aren't tied into keep playing for thousands of £'s more just so you can withdraw your winnings.
Please ensure you read any terms and conditions before taking a bonus though, paying particular attention to wagering requirements and any maximum cashouts from bonus money (no casino listed on this page has a maximum win applied to any bonus).

KYC (Know Your Customer) There are two things I see more complaints about than anything else, one is Self Exclusion problems, the other being KYC problems. All casinos, bingo sites, bookmakers, anyone with a UKGC license has to verify your identity. This is the law, and they will lose their license if they don't carry out these checks so they will do them. If you are in the UK on the electoral roll, and you are using a UK based bookmaker or casino, then it is likely they will do this by doing a credit check on you, it isn't a full check, just an identity one. However if the organisation you are dealing with isn't in the UK, or you aren't registered at your address then you will have to provide a signature proof, ie Driving license or Passport, an address proof, ie utility bill, council tax bill, bank statement etc, and also some will ask for proof of payment method, ie, a photo of the card you used to deposit with (to prevent fraud). Usually you supply these by taking photos of them and emailing or uploading them to the website. If you do not have these documents then I would suggest you stick with the well known UK Bookmaker sites. I would also suggest going onto live chat when you first open the account and asking to verify yourself as otherwise it will delay your first withdrawal.

Self Exclusion (SE) 

The messy world of Self Exclusion! Self exclusion is a valuable tool that should be used if you have gambling problems. It shouldn't be used if you are annoyed or want to close your account, as the effects can be problematic. If you self exclude at a casino or bookmaker, you are also self excluding from any other properties under that same license. So, for example, if you self exclude your Coral account, you will be self excluded at Gala Casino, Ladbrokes etc. Self exclude at Rizk casino, you will be self excluded at Guts, High Roller, Superlenny etc. It is expected that durig 2018, there will be an industry wide SE database introduced, and when you self exclude at any UKGC licensed property, you will be excluded from all. While that is good news from a responsible gambling perspective, it does mean customers should not use SE as an account closure tool, unless you want all your accounts closing!


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