The Royal Ascot is one of the most popular and most highly anticipated horse racing events in the UK and many fans of the sport are eagerly waiting for it to start. Apart from the fantastic races and great atmosphere, they will be able to enjoy the process of placing bets on the events. 

Bettors are provided with three options for placing bets – they can either wager at betting shops, in the betting ring, or Bet With Ascot kiosks. The Betting Ring is known for featuring some of the most well-known sportsbooks in the country and beyond. 

Of course, people that are not able to attend the race will have the opportunity to stream the races and place bets online. What’s even better, is the fact that some online bookmakers offer free bets for Ascot and they are rather easy to claim.  

However, we are not going to talk about online betting. Instead, we will be diverting our focus to the bookmakers that will be present at the event itself. Below, we’ve listed the on-site operators which will accept your Royal Ascot bets. 


The first and most obvious sportsbook that will be present at the event is Betfred. The reason why we stated that Betfred is “obvious” is that this sportsbook is the official betting partner of the Royal Ascot. It will operate a betting shop facility on the Concourse within the Grandstand. 

Odds will be displayed in fractional mode and in order to place a bet, punters need to be over 18. 

Paddy Power Betfair

Next up, we have the biggest sportsbook in Europe in total share value. Paddy Power Betfair was created in 2015 after Paddy Power and Betfair, two former rivals on the market, decided to merge. That resulted in the creation of the company that we know today. 

You will be pleased to know that Paddy Power Betfair will be featured at the Royal Ascot this year and it will accept various types of bets. 


888Sport is not just known as one of the most reputable online sportsbooks where people can place bets on horse racing after they get familiar with the sport. They are famous for their wide range of betting markets, from cricket, to golf to MMA and the list goes on.   This sportsbook will also be present during the Royal Ascot and will accept bets. One of the things that 888Sport is known for is the fact that its odds are always fantastic.  

Other Honourable Mentions 

The Betting Ring at Royal Ascot won’t just feature the three aforementioned sportsbooks. Several other reputable brands such as Coral, Sky Bet, BetVictor, Kindred Group, Genting Bet, Betway, William Hill, etc. 

Punters will have the opportunity to place bets at any of these sportsbooks and enjoy the best odds. What’s even more impressive about these companies is the fact that all of the Britannia Stakes profits will be donated to charity. 

The profits will be distributed towards the following organizations:

  • The Care Workers Charity
  • Berkshire Community Foundation Coronavirus Fund
  • Prostate Cancer UK
  • Marie Curie

BGC’s chief executive, Michael Dugher, stated that The Royal Ascot is a true highlight in the racing calendar and it is fitting that the profits from one of the biggest races during this event will be used to help those in need. 

Types of Bets Punters Will be Able to Place at Royal Ascot 

Not only will visitors be able to enjoy the atmosphere and maybe take a picture with certain celebrities who are known to be in attendance, but when they decide to wager, they will have a variety of bet types at their disposal. 

Some of them include: Bet to Win, Bet to Place, Bet Each Way, Bet Two from Three, Placepot Bet and Survivor Bet. Win and place bets are well-known to the public, but the Survivor Bet is rather new. With this bet type, punters pick the winner in the first 6 races until one ticket remains in the pool. 

Other, less-known bet types that can be placed on the featured Royal Ascot include:

  • Scoop 6
  • First Two
  • Quadpot
  • First Three Combination

It is worth noting that bettors will be required to spend at least £2 on all bet types. The only exception to this rule is the Quadpot bet, whose minimum stake is £1.


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