Free Bet Offers
What is a free bet offer?
A free bet also referred to as a sign up offer, is the amount a bookmaker gives away as a welcome offer to new customers, usually so that they can try out their online betting platform for the first time. If you redeem it, you can add it to your original deposit as a percentage or a fixed amount.
There are many bookies to choose from, and they allow punters to bet on various major sports markets such as football and horse racing. On this page, I’ll provide you with information on choosing the best free bet offers, what you should look out for when using free bets, and the best UK bookmaker free bets & sign up offers currently available.
What you need to know about free bets:
👉 You may need to make a minimum deposit or stake to qualify for the promotion.
👉 You may be able to use a promotion on your first bet or may be able to use it on future bets.
👉 Certain odds/markets may not be available to use free bet offers on.
👉 Free bet offers are only available for new customers and customers normally can only redeem a sign up offer once.
The free bet offer will specify in the terms and conditions what kind of bet it is, i.e. risk free, free betting credits, fixed amount or no deposit needed, and whether you can withdraw your winnings as cash or not.
Each bookie has various terms and conditions that must be followed when using a free bet offer.
How to choose the best free bet offer?
You’ll be able to find a full list of the best UK bookmaker sign up offers and a full review of that bookies offer in the free bets section of my website.
In these reviews, I’ll explain all the important details to look out for when choosing a free bet, including the terms and conditions of each offer and of each bookmaker. Two common examples are first that some bookies may require you to make a minimum deposit once you open an account to qualify for the free bet or sign up offer, and secondly, you might only be able to use your free bet or sign up offer on certain odds set by the bookmaker.
Some other important information to look out for when choosing a free bet offer is:
👉 Does there need to be a specific number of selections?
👉 When does the free bet expire?
👉 Are there any restrictions on how long the free bet will be available and how can you check the information on your account?
👉 Is there a minimum number of times you have to bet before you can withdraw the bonus credit?
As I mentioned before, I always include a review of all the UK bookies' free bet and sign up offers featured on my site. This is because I truly believe that the offers I share provide the highest amount of value to you and I wouldn’t expect you to opt for them without providing as much information as possible on the free bet and sign up offer.
The UK bookies and their sign up offers reviewed on my site are:
In my reviews, you’ll find a complete summary of the bookie including the advantages & disadvantages of using them, their free bet and/or sign up offer, how to qualify for their free bet and/or sign up offer, and the terms and conditions of the free bet. All the bookies I cover are UK licensed and follow the gambling standards set out by GamCare.
Can existing customers get free bets?
Unfortunately, you’ll normally find the best free bets are exclusive for new sign ups to the bookie. Don’t worry though, I’ve found that many of the best bookies will regularly offer their existing punters free bet offers, they may not be as appealing as the initial sign up offer, but they can still be a decent amount.
You’ll normally qualify for these loyalty free bet offers after being a customer of a bookie for a certain amount of time, or if you’re betting a certain amount each week that meets their qualifying criteria.
What is the best way to use a free bet?
Most people in my experience are not as careful with a free bet as they would be when staking their own money. I’d always recommend making the most out of any free bet offer or sign up offer from the bookies.
If you’re interested in backing any of my betting tips with your free bets then you can find a list of all my bets on my website, from football accumulator tips to bet builder tips, all my bets are fully researched to give you peace of mind if you choose to back them. Please ensure before placing that my bet meets the qualifying criteria for your free bet offer.
Please remember that even though it is a free bet that you always gamble responsibly.
What other free offers do bookies have?
There are several other free offers available from bookies outside of free bets. Including free gambling games and special offers. You can find other free bookie offers on my website.