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It’s no secret that online gambling sites want your business. In fact, they’re prepared to pay for it! These days, many of the major bookies offer some pretty big incentives when you open a new account. But which bookies offer free bets online to new customers? How much can you claim, and how do you know which ones are the best? This article is here to help.
We have the complete, up to date list below. So if you’re looking to open a new online betting account, you’re in for a treat. Read on to see what’s on offer…
Be sure to bookmark this page and check back regularly as the team here at WhichBookie are adding new free bets on a regular basis. Even if you think you have claimed every bookie welcome offer available, new betting sites are emerging on a monthly basis and it’s our job to find them and bring you new free bets when they become available.
New customers only. 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 £20. Only deposits made using Cards or Apple Pay will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply. Paddy's Rewards Club: Get a £10 free bet when you place 5x bets of £10+. T&Cs apply. 18+|Gamble Aware.
New 18+ UK customers only. Promo period from 00:00 15/07/19 to 23:59 05/08/19. Register using the promo code SPORTS60, deposit and place first bet of £10 (Evens+) in one bet transaction which settles within the promotional period. £30 in Free Bets credited within 10 hours of bet settlement and expire after 7 days. Additional £10 in Free Bets only credited if first bet doesn’t win. E-Wallet & Prepaid Card restrictions apply. SMS validation may be required. Full T & Cs Apply.
New depositing players only. Min deposit £10, req min £20 qualifying bets at min odds, offers valid for 14 days; max one £10 free bet per cust, paid as bonus token with min odds req. Selected payment methods. T&C's apply. Begambleaware.org.
Minimum deposit of £10 using deposit code 30F - A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 placed on any sports market - 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 - Casino Bonus must be claimed within 7 days • To withdraw bonus/related wins, wager bonus amount x40 within 14 days • Wagering req. vary by game • Withdrawal restrictions and Full T&C’s apply
18+. New depositing players on STSbet.co.uk only. Promotion from 11/02/2020 until further notice. First deposit min £10. Qualifying bet: min. £10 accumulator bet with at least two selections with min odds of 1/2 (1.50) per selection. Bonus: 50% of the amount of the first bet. Max. bonus £40. Min. 6x wagering with bonus on min odds of 1/2 (1.50) before withdrawal. Deposit method restrictions. Bonus valid for 7 days. Full T&Cs apply. BeGambleAware.org.
New players only. Max £10 free bet. Qualifying bets must be placed at odds of 1/1 (2.0) or greater, paid as bonus token with min odds req. (PayPal, Skrill & Neteller not eligible) T&C's apply, 18+
18+. New UK+IRE customers. Paypal and certain deposit types and bet types excluded. Min £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4 x £5 free bets. Free bets valid for 7 days on sports stake not returned, restrictions apply. T&Cs apply.
18+, new UK & Ireland customers only, min deposit £10, first deposit matched up to £30, 1 x wagering at odds of 1.75+ to unlock free bets, credit card, debit card & PayPal deposits only. T&C's apply
We keep these offers bang up to date, so you can always see the very latest deals and promotions right here. But we only feature sign up offers from bookies that we have personally approved. So when you claim one of these offers, you know that the bookie is legit, regulated and will pay out.
Please note that the offers above are welcome bonuses, which means they are one time promotions which are available to new customers only. You can claim them when you sign up for a new account. Here’s how to do it…
So now we’ve shown you which bookies offer the best free bets, let’s take a quick look at how to claim them. The process is pretty much the same for all of the bookmakers on the list. So here are the simple steps you need to follow:
As with any promotional deal, there are always terms and conditions attached. These are usually pretty standard, and will explain what you need to do to get your bonus, when it will be awarded, how long it lasts and how to use it.
For each offer listed above, we’ve included the significant Ts & Cs in line with UK legislation. The full terms will be visible when you visit the relevant bookmaker’s website, after you click the claim button.
You will be able to read them all in full before deciding whether you want to go ahead and open an account, and we’d advise you to spend a couple of minutes doing so. That way you know exactly how the deal works, and there will be no surprises down the line.
Some bookmakers do require a promo code, and others don’t. If a code is required, it will be displayed in the table above. Simply type the code into the relevant box when you’re signing up for your new account. Or better still, copy and paste to make sure you don’t make any typos.
If no promo code is displayed in the table, it means you don’t need one.
It depends on which bookmaker you’ve joined. Normally, your bonus is credited to your account after your first wager is settled. That means if your first wager is on a horse race, your bonus should be credited when the official results are in. If your first wager is on football, it should be after the match finishes.
All of the bookies on the list above offer full customer support via e-mail, phone or live chat. So if you have any questions about your bonus, they’ll be happy to help you out.
Again this depends on the bookmaker. Normally, as soon as you’ve qualified, your freebet token is added to your account automatically. So when you come to place your next wager, the betslip will have the option to use your token as a stake, instead of taking the money from your account balance.
This is an example of how it would look at Betfair. By checking the option that says “Use Available Bonus” you choose to place the bet with your free balance, not with your cash balance. This option would only appear when you have a bonus token available in your account.
For other bookies the wording may differ slightly but the principle is always the same. It is pretty straightforward, but again the bookie’s helpdesk will answer any questions you might have.
Not all free bets are the same and so it’s important to understand the different types of free bets available so that you know what you’re getting when claiming an offer.
Many bookmakers will offer customers a free bet to the value of their first bet, or a ‘matched bet’. For example, if you signed up to a bookmaker, deposited and bet £10, you would receive a £10 free bet. If you deposited and bet £20, you would receive a £20 free bet. There is usually a limit to the maximum free bet amount you can receive so take this into account when you are placing your qualifying bet.
No deposit free bets are a lot rarer than ‘matched bets’ but there are usually some available. These are free bets which are awarded with no deposit required. You simply have to register an account with a bookmaker or are given a free bet with an existing account for no reason. No deposit free bets are generally of quite low value but as they cost you nothing, they are worth using.
Many bookmakers run ‘risk-free bet’ promotions. These are when you are required to place a bet and if it loses, the bookie will refund your stake as a free bet. Technically, they’re not risk-free as you’re receiving your stake back as a free bet rather than cash. However, usually, they are still a very good offer and worth taking advantage of as they have value.
Mobile free bets are simply standard free bets but ones which must be used or qualified for by using a mobile device. The popularity of online betting using mobile devices has increased in recent years and some bookmakers which to become the leading mobile operators and so push mobile-only offers more than others.
Deposit bonuses are a relatively common type of bookmaker offer, and they work a little differently to free bets. In this case, when you open an account and make your first deposit, the bookie will instantly increase the balance of your account by the specified amount. That means you don’t have to place a bet first.
For example, let’s say a bookie was offering a 100% deposit bonus up to £50. You would open your account and make your first deposit. If you chose to deposit £25, the bookie would double your balance to £50. If you deposited £50, they’d double it to £100.
However, you would not simply be able to withdraw that £100 straight away. There would normally be a “turnover requirement.” This means you would need to bet the bonus amount a certain number of times before it (and any profits made from those bets) can be withdrawn.
This is a new type of sign up offer and works very differently to the previous types listed above. Instead of giving you a free bet, the bookmaker offers to double or treble the odds on the first bet you place. Or sometimes it might apply to your first two or even three bets. With double or treble odds, if you win any of these bets, you get two or three times as much profit as you would otherwise have made.
The additional winnings may be paid in free bets rather than in cash. If this is the case, you would need to bet that money again before it (and any profits made from it) can be withdrawn.
Some bookmakers offer a risk-free bet or bet insurance. Both of these phrases mean the same thing. Quite simply, if your first bet loses they give you your money back. Hence, it’s risk free as you can’t lose your stake.
Usually, this type of offer gives your money back as a free bet. This means you can’t withdraw it, you need to bet it again. Any profits made using that free bet can be withdrawn as usual. Likewise, if your first bet wins, you can withdraw the profits just like with any normal bet.
Whenever a free bet is given by an online bookie, you will usually see something like “free bet stake not included in returns” as part of the Ts and Cs. But what exactly does this mean?
Let’s say you place a £10 bet at odds of 2/1 (3.0 decimal) using your own money. If your bet wins, your return is £30. That’s £20 profit, plus you get your £10 stake back.
However, if you use a £10 free bet token and bet with the bookie’s money, you still get the £20 profit. But usually, you don’t get the £10 free bet stake back as well.
This is a standard term and it’s nothing to worry about. You’ll always get to keep any profit you make with a free bet, just not the stake itself. But since it wasn’t your money in the first place, you’re still doing well out of the deal.
There is no limit to the number of bookmakers that you can have an account with. So every bookmaker you have not yet joined means another bonus you can still claim!
Remember it only takes 2 minutes to open an account, so that’s a lot of free cash available for very little effort. Work your way through the list and take advantage of every bonus you can.
All of the bonuses listed above are for new customers only, so you can only claim them once per person. However, some bookmakers have loyalty schemes where existing customers can claim regular free bookie bets. There are also regular freebets for existing customers available at numerous bookmakers.
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All of the above loyalty schemes allow you to claim regular bonuses even after you’ve signed up. This sort of deal is not offered everywhere, and they are well worth taking advantage of. They offer an incredible opportunity to continue to profit from the bookies money, long after the initial welcome bonus has been used. Again, there is no reason why you can’t join them all.
There are hundreds of free bets available for UK customers at a range of online bookmakers. The bookies which we list here on WhichBookie are all licenced by the UK Gambling Commission which gives a better indication that the site is trustworthy. However, there are many other areas which a bookie can be strong or weak in and so please always read our full reviews and do your research before signing up to claim the free bets.
There are some bookmakers which offer no deposit free bets. These are free bets which you can claim without having to make a deposit or place a qualifying bet. There aren’t many of these about and they are usually for relatively small amounts. However, they are still worth claiming as they are essentially a risk-free chance of winning money.
On Which Bookie, you’ll find a list of bookies with freebets no deposit UK and a number of new customer free bets.
Free bet offers are available on a daily basis across a range of bookmakers but we see an increased number of offers available during major sporting events. Below are some events to keep an eye out for throughout the year when there will be more free bet offers available.
The 2020 Cheltenham Festival takes place in March and several online bookies are expected to run an increased number of free bets and betting offers in the run-up and throughout the festival. Here at WhichBookie, we have put together a comprehensive Cheltenham Festival section which contains information about the festival, betting tips for every race taking place and a list of Cheltenham Free Bets which you can take advantage of.
The Grand National is the biggest and most prestigious horse race in the world, attracting hundreds of millions pounds worth of bets on the single race taking place at Aintree in April. Because so much money is wagered on the race, bookmakers offer a large number of Grand National free bets and betting offers to attract business. We have put together a Grand National section here at WhichBookie which lists all of the latest Grand National betting offers, Grand National betting tips and everything you need to know about the race.
The 2020 Euros take place this summer with England tipped as one of the favourites to win the tournament. Can Southgate’s men do the job this time? Regardless of whether they do or don’t there will be a flurry of betting offers to take advantage of from a number of bookies. Be sure to head back to WhichBookie around the time of the tounament for the best Euro 2020 Free Bets.
The Premier League spans August to May and although it’s not a short-term sporting event, it does attract a number of valuable betting offers. Every week, we see a number of bookmakers offer free bets, price boosts and refunds on Premier League matches and some can be extremely profitable.
Here at WhichBookie, we list the best Premier League free bet offers which are available each week.
So now you know the betting sites with free bets, and how to claim them. You also know when your bonus will be added to your account, and how to use it. The only thing that’s left is for you to get started and claim as many sign up offers as you can!
If you don’t have time to work through the full list today, simply bookmark this page and you can come back and get the rest tomorrow. But really there’s no time like the present, so why not claim your first bonus now!