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Free Bets

On this page, you will find everything you need regarding free bets. You can claim all of the top new offers and learn how they work, how to use them, and also which betting sites offer you the best ones.

List of free bets

Rank Bonus Turnover Min odds 
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1

Bet £19 get £66 in Free Bets

Turnover: No requirements

Lowest odds: 1.8 (4/5)

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Full T&Cs apply. New customers only. Stake min amount of £19 (odds 1.8 or greater) on any sporting event. Promotion available between 14/11/22 - 01/12/22. Max 4 x £10, 4 x £5, 1x £6 Free Bets credited on qualifying bet settlement on selected events. 1x claim per customer. Void, cashed out, partially cashed out bets do not qualify. Each Way bets, system bets and profit boost are not permitted for qualifying bet. Free bets are non-withdrawable & not returned with winnings. Free bets expire after 7 days of qualifying bet settlement. 18+ BeGambleAware.org

2

Get £10 in Free Bets

Turnover: No requirements

Lowest odds: 1.75+

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New customers only. Min Deposit: £10. First deposit matched up to £10. 1 x wagering at odds of 1.75+ to unlock Free Bet. Debit Card deposits only. This offer is valid for 7 days from your new account being registered. 18+. BeGambleAware.org. Bet The Responsible Way. Terms apply

3

Bet £20 Get £20 Free Bet

Turnover: No requirements

Lowest odds: 1/1 (2.00)

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UK only. 18+. T&C's apply. The promotional period is 00:00 31/08/22 and is an ongoing promotion. Qualifying Bets must be placed in the promotional period. Cashed out or void Bets do not qualify. Reward is available once. If your first Bet fails to reach the criteria, then you will not receive the Reward.

4

Get £40 in Bonuses

Turnover: No requirements

Lowest odds: 1/2 (1.5)

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Place a qualifying £25 fixed odds bet at odds of 1/2 or greater. Qualifying bet cannot be placed in-play or cashed out early. A first free £5 fixed odds bet will be credited upon settlement of the qualifying bet. 4 x following £5 free fixed odds bets will be added to your account on consecutive days. Spread betting losses can exceed deposit. 18+ begambleaware.org

5

Bet £10 Get £50 in Free Bets

Turnover: No requirements

Lowest odds: 1/5 (1.20)

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New Customers only. Bet £10* & Get £50* in Free Bets. Sign up, deposit between £5* and £10* to your account and bet365 will give you five times that value in Free Bets when you place qualifying bets to the same value and they are settled. Free Bets are paid as Bet Credits. Min odds/bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. T&Cs, time limits & exclusions apply.

6

Bet £10 Get a £20 Surprise Bet

Turnover: No requirements

Lowest odds: 1/2 (1.50)

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New customers & 18+ only. Min. deposit of £10. Qualifying real money bet of £10. Min odds greater than or equal to 1.5 required. E/W bets excluded. Offer credited within 48 hours. Additional T&Cs apply. Please gamble responsibly.

7

Bet £10 get £60 in bonuses

Turnover: No requirements

Lowest odds: 1/1 (2.00)

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New UK customers only. Register using the promo code BETFRED60, deposit and place first bet of £10+ on Sports (cumulative Evens+) within 7 days of registration. First bet must be on Sports. £20 in Free Bets to be used on Sports, £10 in Free Bets to be used on Lotto and 50 Free Spins (20p per spin) credited within 48 hours of bet settlement. Further £20 in Free Bets credited 5 days after settlement. Bonuses have a 7-day expiry. Payment restrictions apply. SMS verification and/or Proof of I.D and address may be required. Full T&Cs apply.

8

Bet £10 get £20 in Free Bets
+ £10 casino bonus!

Turnover: No requirements

Lowest odds: 1/1 (2.0)

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New UK customers (Excluding NI) mobile only. £30 in FREE Bets (FB) as £20 in sports bets & a £10 casino bonus (CB). Min stake £10. Min odds Evs. FB applied on 1st settlement of any qualifying bet. FB 7 day expiry. 1 FB offer per customer, household & IP address only. Payment restrictions. 14 days to accept £10 CB, then active for 3 days. CB 5x wagering & max redeemable £100. Game restrictions apply. Cashed out/Free Bets won’t apply. 30 days to qualify. 18+. T&Cs apply

9

Bet £5 Get £30 in bonuses

Turnover: No requirements

Lowest odds: 1/1 (2.00)

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18+ New Customers opt in, bet £5 & get 2x £10 Free Bets for set events (odds 2.00+) + £10, Slots Bonus, selected games, 35x wagering to withdraw max £250. Bonuses expire in 7 days. Card Payments only. T&Cs Apply. | begambleaware.org | Please gamble responsibly

10

Bet £10 Get £40 in bonuses
+100 free spins

Turnover: No requirements

Lowest odds: 1/1 (2.00)

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18+ New customers only. Opt in, bet £10 at odds 2.00+ within 7 days, no cashout. Get 3x £10 Free Bets, set events at odds 2.00+. Plus a £10 Slot Bonus, selected games, wager 20x to withdraw max £250. Plus 100 Free Spins. 100 Free Spins have no wagering. Bonuses and Spins expire in 7 days. Card payments only. T&Cs apply. Please Gamble Responsibly.

11

Bet £10 Get £20 in Free Bets

Turnover: No requirements

Lowest odds: 1.5

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*New members. £10 min deposit & bet on sportsbook, placed & settled at 1.5 min odds within 14 days of sign-up. Win part of E/W bets. 2 non-withdrawable £10 Free Bet Tokens: accept in 7 days, valid for 7 days from crediting (ex. E/Ws & Multiples), stakes not returned. Click here for Rules & Exclusions. Bet Responsibly. BeGambleAware.org

12

Bet £10 get £20

Turnover: No requirements

Lowest odds: 2.0

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18+, New customers only. Min wagering on sport €10. Max one €20 free bet. Qualifying bets must be placed at odds of 1/1 or greater. Paid as bonus token with min 4/5 odds req. Selected payment methods only. Bet expires after 14 days of being credited

13

Bet £10 get £10

Turnover: No requirements

Lowest odds: 1/1 (2.0)

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This offer is for new customers only and is available once per household. Max. FreeBet amount: £10 Minimum Deposit and wagering on sport to activate the Free Bet is: £10 Void/cancelled or cashed out bets do not count towards wagering to activate the free bet. Offer valid only to customers making a first deposit of £10 or more. Offer only applies to players who are residents of United Kingdom and Ireland. Full T&Cs Apply

14

Bet £10 Get £10

Turnover: No requirements

Lowest odds: 1/1 (2.0)

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18+, Welcome Bonus: New Players only, 1st Deposit, Min Deposit: £10, max £10 bonus, valid for 14 days, bets must be placed at odds of 1/1 or greater and be settled within 14 days of placement. System bets no eligible.

15

Bet £10 get £20

Turnover: No requirements

Lowest odds: 1/1 (2.0)

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18+, WELCOME BONUS: NEW PLAYERS ONLY, 1ST DEPOSIT, MIN DEPOSIT,: £10, MAX £20 FREE BET VALID FOR 14 DAYS, BETS MUST BE PLACED AT ODDS OF 1/1 OR GREATER AND BE SETTLED WITHIN 14 DAYS OF PLACEMENT. SYSTEM BETS NOT ELIGIBLE. NETELLER,SKRILL AND PAYPAL NOT ELIGIBLE. T&C APPLY

16

Bet £10 Get £30 in Free Bets

Turnover: No requirements

Lowest odds: 1/2 (1.50)

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18+. Play Safe. From 00:01 on 13.04.2022. £30 bonus. New customers only. Minimum £10 stake on odds of 1/2 (1.5) or greater on sportsbook. Further terms apply. #ad

17

Bet £5 Get £20 in Free bets

Turnover: No requirements

Lowest odds: 1/2 (1.50)

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18+ New UK+IRE Customers only. Certain deposit methods & bet types excl. Min first 5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4x 5 free bets. Free bets valid for 7 days, stake not returned. No cashout, restrictions + T&Cs apply.

18

Bet £5 Get a £20 free bet

Turnover: No requirements

Lowest odds: 1/2 (1.50)

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18+ New UK & ROI Customers only. Min deposit 5. Min first 5 bet at minimum odds 1/2 to qualify for 1x 20 free bet. Certain deposit methods and bet types excl. Free bet valid for 7 days, stake not returned. Restrictions + T&Cs apply.

19

Bet £15 get £15

Turnover: No requirements

Lowest odds: 2.0

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18+, Welcome Bonus: New Players only, 1st Deposit, Min Deposit,: £10, max £15 free bet valid for 14 days, bets must be placed at odds of 1/1 or greater and be settled within 14 days of placement. System bets not eligible. Neteller,Skrill and Paypal not eligible. T&Cs apply

20

Money Back as Cash up to £20

Turnover: No requirements

Lowest odds: 1/5 (1.20)

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New customers only. Min odds 1/5 (1.2). Max £20 refund on first bet. Only deposits made via Debit Card will be eligible for the promotion, Apple Pay excluded. T&Cs apply.

21

Bet £10 Get £30 in Free Bets

Turnover: No requirements

Lowest odds: 1/1 (2.00)

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18+ Opt in, bet £10+ at odds 2.00+, in 7 days. No cash out. Get 3x £10 Free Bets on selected events. 7 day bonuses expiry. Card payments only. Click for T&Cs. begambleaware.org | Please gamble responsibly

22

Bet £15 Get £10 Free Bet

Turnover: No requirements

Lowest odds: 1/1

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18+, Welcome Bonus: New Players only, 1st Deposit, Min Deposit,: £10, max £10 free bet valid for 14 days, bets must be placed at odds of 1/1 or greater and be settled within 14 days of placement. System bets not eligible. Neteller,Skrill and Paypal not eligible. T&Cs apply

23

Up to £50 Cash Back
If any of your first 5 x £10 football bets lose!

Turnover: No requirements

Lowest odds: EVS (2.0)

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Place 5x£10 Sportsbook bets on any market at minimum odds of 2.0 (Evs), and get money back as Cash if it loses. Max refund per qualifying bet is £10 (up to £50 in total). Only deposits made via Cards will be eligible for the promotion (Apple Pay excluded). T&Cs apply

24

Bet £10 Get £30 in Free Bets
Mobile only sportsbook

Turnover: No requirements

Lowest odds: 1.5

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New UK, IE & Malta customers only. 18+. Min £10/€10 first deposit using Debit Card or Trustly. Place a bet of £10 at min odds of 1.5. Free bets expire in 90 days. Full T&Cs apply.

25

£20 Backup Bet

Turnover: No requirements

Lowest odds: 1/2 (1.50)

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18+ | New UK players only | Min deposit req. £10 | Certain deposit methods excluded | Place 1 sport bet (3+ selections) | Excl Horse Racing | Min stake £10 | Max stake £20 | Min Odds 1/2 (1.5) for each selection | Max FreeBet £20 for football only | FreeBet valid for 7 days | FreeBet stake not returned | T&Cs apply

26

Bet £10 get £15 Free Bet

Turnover: No requirements

Lowest odds: 1/1 (2.00)

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18+, Welcome Bonus: New Players only, 1st Deposit, Min Deposit: £10, max £15 bonus, valid for 14 days, bets must be placed at a min. odds of 1/1 (2.00) or greater and be settled within 14 days of placement. System bets not eligible.

27

Bet £10 Get £15

Turnover: No requirements

Lowest odds: 2.0

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New customers only. Max one free £15 bet. Qualifying bets must be placed at odds of 1/1 (2.0) or greater. Paid as bonus token with min 4/5 (1.80) odds req. Skrill, Neteller & PayPal not eligible. T&Cs apply. 18+

28

Bet £25 Get a £50 Free Bet

Turnover: 1x bonus amount

Lowest odds: 1.5

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New players only. Opt-in Required. Min £ 25 qualifying bets, stake not returned. Free bet - one-time stake of £ 50, min odds 1.5, stake not returned. 1X wager the winnings. Wager from real balance first. Wager calculated on bonus bets only. Max conversion: £ 200. Valid for 7 Days from issue. Excluded Skrill deposits. Withdrawal requests voids all active/pending bonuses. Full Terms apply.

29

Bet £10 Get £10

Turnover: No requirements

Lowest odds: 1/1 (2.0)

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New customers only. Max one £10 free bet. Qualifying bets must be placed at odds of 1/1 or greater. Paid as bonus token with min 4/5 odds req. Skrill, Neteller & Paypal not eligible. T&Cs apply. 18+

30

Guaranteed free bet up to £20

Turnover: No requirements

Lowest odds: 1.3 (3/10) per leg

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Only available to new, verified customers residing in the UK. Place a first ever sports bet - multi-bets of at least 3 legs; min. £2 stake; min odds 3/10 (1.3) per leg (bets placed on horse racing and greyhounds excluded). Win and get 50% of your stake - on top of your winnings - as a free sports bet up to £10. Get back 100% of your stake as a free sports bet up to £20 if you lose. Customers must place their first qualifying bet within 30 days of registration, after which the welcome offer will expire. Full T&Cs apply. 18+ Please gamble responsibly BeGambleAware.org

31

Bet £10 get a £10 free bet

Turnover: 8x bonus amount

Lowest odds: 1/2 (1.50)

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18+. New depositing customers within 30 days from registration. Valid from 01/08/2022 until further notice. Bonus code SBWB10 req during the 1st deposit. 1st deposit min. £10. Bet min. £10 on any sports, single or accumulator, pre-match or in-play, min. odds of 1/2. Free bet of £10, credited within 48 hours, valid for 30 days, for any sport. 8x wag req on the free bet winnings, min odds 1/2 per selection. Deposit method restrictions. Full T&Cs apply. BeGambleAware.org

32

Bet £10 Get £40 in Free Bets

Turnover: 1x bonus amount

Lowest odds: 1/2 (1.5)

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New Players Only. Min £10 qualifying bets, stake not returned. Free bet - one-time stake of £40, min odds 1.5, stake not returned. 1X wager the winnings. Wager from real balance first. Wager calculated on bonus bets only. Max conversion: £200. Valid for 7 Days from issue. Excluded Skrill deposits. Withdrawal requests voids all active/pending bonuses. Full Terms apply

33

Bet £10 Get a £30 Free Bet

Turnover: 1x bonus amount

Lowest odds: 1/2 (1.50)

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New Players Only. Minimum stake $/€/£ 10, minimum odds 1.5, stake not returned.1X wagering the winnings from the free bet. Wagering occurs from real balance first. Wagering requirement is calculated on bonus bets only, wagering starts from real funds. Free bet is valid for 7 Days from issue. Max conversion: $/€/£ 200. Excluded Skrill deposits. Withdrawal requests voids all active/pending bonuses . Full Terms Apply

34

Bet £20 Get £10 Free Bet

Turnover: No requirements

Lowest odds: 1/1 (2.00)

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New customers only. Max one £10 free bet. Qualifying bets must be placed at min odds of 1/1 (2.00). Paid as bonus token with min 4/5 (1.80) odds req.

35

Bet £10 Get £20 in Free Bets

Turnover: No requirements

Lowest odds: 1/1 (2.0)

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18+, UK only. Deposit and place a minimum £10 cash bet at single or accumulated odds of 1/1 or greater and we will give you 1 x £5 in free bets plus an extra 3 x £5 Free Bets the following day. Applies to first cash bet only. Free bets credited as 4 x £5 bets to use on 3x Any sport & 1x Virtuals. Cashed Out, Void or Draw No Bet wagers do not qualify for this promotion. 1 x £5 Free Bets are credited upon qualifying first bet settlement, other free bets credited by midday the day after your first bet settles. 7-day free bet expiry. Available once per customer. This offer cannot be combined with any other promotion. Full T&C's apply.

36

Bet £19 Get £66 Free Bets

Turnover: 1x bonus amount

Lowest odds: 1/2 (1.5)

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New players only. Minimum 19 qualifying bets, stake not returned - one-time stake of £/$/€30, minimum odds 1.5, stake not returned. 1X wager the winnings. Wager from real balance first. Wager calculated on bonus bets only. Max conversion: 200. Valid for 7 days from issue. Withdrawal requests voids all active/pending bonuses. Excluded Skrill deposits. Full Terms Apply.

37

Bet £10 Get £20 in Free bets

Turnover: No requirements

Lowest odds: 1/2 (1.5)

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New members. £10 min deposit & bet on sportsbook, placed & settled at 1.5 min odds within 14 days of sign-up. Win part of E/W bets. 2 non-withdrawable £10 Free Bet Tokens: accept in 7 days, valid for 7 days from acceptance (ex. E/Ws & Multiples), stakes not returned. Bet Responsibly. BeGambleAware.org. 18+

38

Bet £10 Get a £30 free bet

Turnover: 1x bonus amount

Lowest odds: 1.5

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New Players Only. Min £10 qualifying bets, stake not returned. Free bet - one-time stake of £30, min odds 1.5, stake not returned. 1X wager the winnings. Wager from real balance first. Wager calculated on bonus bets only. Max conversion: £200. Valid for 7 Days from issue. Withdrawal requests voids all active/pending bonuses. Excluded Skrill deposits. Full Terms Apply

Free Bets - The best type of sign up offer

Betting offers make up a huge part of online betting sites, and as far as welcome bonuses go, free bet sign up offers are the most common and most popular. This will be the case all year round in the UK.

On this page, you'll find the best free bet offers that are currently available as well as more information on free bets and how they can be claimed.

When it comes to new customer offers that involve free bets, you usually have to place a bet before you unlock your free bet tokens. It could be a series of free bets, or just one.

With a free bet, the bookie provides the stake and you get to keep any winnings!

There may be minimum odds attached to a free bet credit, but there are rarely any wagering requirements, which is the advantage of free bets compared to deposit bonuses.

Best free bets UK

At Bookiesbonuses.com, we disclose the terms of each free bet offer and break down exactly what is required. You can be sure that all of the sites whose free bets we list are safe to use and fully licensed.

Featured free bets

BoyleSports Bet £10 Get £20 + £10 Casino Bonus Sign Up Offer

Free Bet Sportsbook 24 November 2022

BoyleSports have a new offer in which new customers can get £30 in total bonuses after registering. Read more

Betfred Bet £10 Get £60 - Exclusive Free Bet Welcome Offer

Free Bet World Cup 23 November 2022

When you register with Betfred through Bookies Bonuses, you can claim a huge £60 welcome package. Read more

Bet365 Bonus Code - £50 in Bet Credits

Free Bet Sportsbook 23 November 2022

New customers can get £50 in free bet credits when they sign up and register online through this Bet365 bonus code. Read more

Frequently asked questions about free bets

When it comes to online betting, free bets are one of the most common occurrences in terms of betting offers. On this page, we will try to explain what they are and how they work. To get started, read these FAQs.

Do I have to deposit money to get a free bet?

Normally, yes. But don't let that put you off. By betting as little as £5 or £10, you can get as much as £30 or even £40 in free bets in some cases, depending on the offer.

Which betting sites give free bets to new players?

And that's not all! There are plenty more betting sites offering free bets, and you can find them on this page.

How do free bets work?

Standard free bets work in the following way:

  1. You qualify for the free bet as per the terms of the deal.
  2. A free bet(s) is credited to your account.
  3. You place the bet with your free bet credit.
  4. If you win, you get the winnings (stake not included in returns).
  5. If you lose, you do not lose any of your own money.

Are free bet offers for new customers only?

No, but they are much more common as new customer offers. Many bookies offer free bet promotions to existing players on a consistent basis.

How do I find the best free bet?

The lists on this page will help you find what we deem to be the best free bet offers. All bookmakers we list are trustworthy and reliable, but be sure to check the terms and conditions and keep in mind the minimum odds and the number of selections that may need to be included in your qualifying bet.

Can you withdraw a free bet?

No. But you can normally withdraw the potential winnings. In some rare cases, however, the winnings come with a wagering requirement.

What does 'free bet stake not returned' mean?

You might have heard this phrase and wonder what it really means. It’s actually very simple - if the stake is not returned you will only receive the net winnings of your bet from the betting site.

Example of a stake not returned free bet:

You place a £10 free bet at 2/1. If you win, you receive £20 back, which is the total winnings, but not the £10 stake.

If you placed the same bet with cash rather than a free bet, you'd get £30 back because the £10 initial stake would be included.

I have not received my free bet. What's wrong?

You might end up in a situation where you expect to receive a free bet, only for it never to materialise. Here's a quick checklist to help you find out what might have gone wrong:

  • Are you eligible for the offer?
  • Do you need to manually opt in and claim the offer?
  • Did you enter the (correct) bonus code?
  • Have you made the correct qualifying bet?
  • Did you use an approved payment method for the offer?
  • Has your free bet validity period already expired?

New customer free bets

The best way for betting sites to attract new customers is by offering a welcome bonus and there is no better type of sign-up offer than free bets.

In the UK, free bets make up the vast majority of deals given to new players, and you can look no further than the lists on Bookiesbonuses.com for evidence of this.

The simplicity of free bets makes them so desirable. In many cases, you simply sign up and place a wager, and you are rewarded with a certain number of free bets.

It is the opposite situation with deposit bonuses, which is a more popular betting offer in other countries.

New customer free bets can be claimed at any time, but promotions may. be ramped up around big events such as the Cheltenham Festival or Grand National.

Best Free Bet Sign Up Offers

RankBetting SiteBetting Offer
1BetwayGet a matched free bet up to £30
2BetfairMoney Back up to £20
3Mr PlayBet £10 Get £15
4BetUKBet £10 Get £30
5BetVictorBet £5 Get £30
6ParimatchBet £10 get £10
7LiveScore BetBet £10 Get £20
8KwiffBet £20 Get a £20 Surprise Bet
9BetStormBet £10 Get a £30 Free Bet
10BetfredGet £60 in bonuses when you stake £10

Still undecided? Go for one of these

Betfair Free Bets

Money Back as Cash up to £20

This free bet offer is slightly unique in that it's not necessarily marketed as a free bet, but if anything, it's better.

You need to place an initial wager, but if you lose it, you'll get your money back as cash.

Plus, this is simply one of the very best all-round betting sites out there.

Claim £20 offer

New customers only. Min odds 1/5 (1.2). Max £20 refund on first bet. Only deposits made via Debit Card will be eligible for the promotion, Apple Pay excluded. T&Cs apply.


Betfred Free Bets

Bet £10 get £60 in bonuses

Betfred's current welcome offer - an improvement on their former Bet 10 Get 30 deal for new players - is a great way to kick off your account with some free bets.

Claim £60 offer

New UK customers only. Register using the promo code BETFRED60, deposit and place first bet of £10+ on Sports (cumulative Evens+) within 7 days of registration. First bet must be on Sports. £20 in Free Bets to be used on Sports, £10 in Free Bets to be used on Lotto and 50 Free Spins (20p per spin) credited within 48 hours of bet settlement. Further £20 in Free Bets credited 5 days after settlement. Bonuses have a 7-day expiry. Payment restrictions apply. SMS verification and/or Proof of I.D and address may be required. Full T&Cs apply.


How to claim a free bet offer

1

Register an account

The first thing you have to do is sign up at the bookie's website.

There are dozens of online betting sites offering free bets, and you can choose from the very best ones on this page.

Once you've decided on a bookmaker, you can click the 'Claim' button and you'll be taken straight to a landing page where you can make an account.

Then, you need to enter your details and set up your account.

2

Make a deposit

For most, if not all, free bet offers, you'll need to make an initial deposit.

It will specify in the offer terms and conditions exactly what the minimum deposit required is, and it's usually around £10.

Note that only certain deposit methods will qualify for free bets and it varies per betting site.

You'll be fine with a debit card, but PayPal is touch and go and you almost certainly won't be able to use the likes of Skrill and Neteller.

3

Place your qualifying bet

Getting a wager locked in is the last thing to do before unlocking the free bet(s).

Again, you need to have read the T&Cs in order to make sure you perform this step correctly.

There might be certain bet types or markets that are specified for this, as well as minimum odds.

It shouldn't matter whether you place your bet on mobile or desktop, but some free bet offers might be mobile only.

4

Receive your free bets

Your free bets will usually become available shortly after your qualifying bet settles.

In some cases, you might get your bet credits as soon as you place your initial wager, but it's far more likely that it arrives within 24 hours of bet settlement.

They might appear in a separate balance to your main wallet, but it shouldn't be too difficult to locate your free bets.

5

Use your free bet credit

Once your free bet has been credited to your account, you are free to use it.

Depending on the offer, you might be able to split up your bet credits into multiple wagers, or you might need to place it all in one go.

A Bet £10 Get £30 offer would usually break the free bets into 3 x £10 credits, but a more modest deal like Bet £10 Get £10 will require you to just place your free bet on one market, more often than not.

How free bets work

In short, you get a credit from the bookmaker and that can be used as your stake, hence the use of the word “free”. You only keep the potential winnings, as the stake is considered a credit rather than actual cash.

A Bet £10 Get £10 offer can be compared to 'Buy One Get One Free'. An even more lucrative offer is Bet £10 Get £30, and this is essentially 'Buy One Get Three Free'!

There is also such a thing as a money back bet, and these can be offered as either a welcome offer or existing customer promotion as well.

Money Back bets (not Risk Free Bets)

One of the most common types of free bets online is the money back bet. With this type of promotion, you first have to place a bet with your own money. If you win, you get to keep all of the winnings, as you normally would. 

Should you lose, on the other hand, the sum of the stake will be credited to your account (either in cash or as a free bet).

It's important to remember that there's always an element of risk involved in any sports bet.

Recently updated, stricter compliance regulations means you'll not see UK online bookies refer to their offers as 'risk-free'.

Instead, look out for 'money back' offers or bookies offering 'first loss refunded'.

Why are free bets so popular?

The reason for the success of free bets is largely because of their simplicity. A free bet does not have many complex requirements attached to it, unlike the other notable welcome offer type - the matched deposit bonus.

Free bets are also easy to manage for the bookmaker, as they are a one-time thing, whereas the matched deposit bonus and its intricacies can be tricky and result in frustration with players. They also require a lot of resources from the customer support.

Now, very few things in life come absolutely free, and the same can be said for free bets. A qualifying bet is usually needed but, unless there are wagering requirements, once you have the free bet, there is no catch - it is yours to use and take home the winnings if you manage to pick a winner.

Recommended UK Free Bets

Ladbrokes Free Bet

Bet £5 Get £20 in Free bets

As British as it gets, Ladbrokes offer their users a lot of things, from a plethora of different types of markets to competitive odds and promotions. For new customers, they also have got a great free bet sign up offer.

Claim £20 offer

18+ New UK+IRE Customers only. Certain deposit methods & bet types excl. Min first 5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4x 5 free bets. Free bets valid for 7 days, stake not returned. No cashout, restrictions + T&Cs apply.


William Hill Free Bets

Bet £10 Get £30 in Free Bets

Put together a list of the great British bookies and we promise William Hill will be close to the top. Having built their brand for a long time, they come across as trustworthy and secure. With all that experience, William Hill have a huge knowledge of what people want, and they can provide it.

With a lot of great promotions and selections of odds, and an especially good sign up offer in the shape of £30 in free bets, they are one of our most recommended bookmakers here at Bookiesbonuses.com.

Claim £30 offer

18+. Play Safe. From 00:01 on 13.04.2022. £30 bonus. New customers only. Minimum £10 stake on odds of 1/2 (1.5) or greater on sportsbook. Further terms apply. #ad


How we rank free bets

There are few different things to take into consideration if you want to find the best offers. The factors listed below are things that are important to consider in relation to all sign up bonuses and sports betting offers, not only for free bet offers.

Amount

Naturally, you want as large a free bet amount as possible. This is of course an important factor when choosing an offer from bookmakers, but all that glitters is not gold. Some of the larger free bets come with less favourable terms, such as a higher minimum odds requirement or a wagering requirement. Always make sure to read the terms and conditions.

Wagering Requirement

For some promotions, your returned stake is credited as bonus money that needs to be rolled over a certain number of times prior to withdrawal. However, there are rarely any wagering requirements for free bets and if there are some, they tend to be rather low compared to matched deposit bonuses.

Minimum Odds

Minimum odds for a bet can refer to a few different things. It can be the lowest odds at which you are allowed to place a bet to qualify for the offer.

It can also refer to the minimum odds at which you can use your already credited free bet.

Validity Period

After your account has been credited with a free bet, you need to use it within a certain number of days - usually somewhere in between 7 to 30 days. If you don’t use it within this period it will be forfeited.

The validity period can also refer to the period in which you have to place the qualifying bet. If you fail to meet the requirements within this period the free bet offer may be lost.

Best Betting Sites With Free Bets

  • 888Sport - 4/1+ winner offer
  • Betway - Free Bet Club
  • Betfair - Get free bets on the exchange
  • Mr Play - Small qualifying bet
  • BetUK - Mobile bonus
  • BetVictor - Excellent for footy betting
  • Parimatch - Great newcomer to UK market
  • LiveScore Bet - Free acca bet promo
  • BoyleSports - Loads of payment options
  • BetStorm - Stylish new betting sitew
  • Betfred - Classic bookie with many deals

Betting Sites With Free Bets

  1. Bet £19 get £66 in Free Bets

    Full T&Cs apply. New customers only. Stake min amount of £19 (odds 1.8 or greater) on any sporting event. Promotion available between 14/11/22 - 01/12/22. Max 4 x £10, 4 x £5, 1x £6 Free Bets credited on qualifying bet settlement on selected events. 1x claim per customer. Void, cashed out, partially cashed out bets do not qualify. Each Way bets, system bets and profit boost are not permitted for qualifying bet. Free bets are non-withdrawable & not returned with winnings. Free bets expire after 7 days of qualifying bet settlement. 18+ BeGambleAware.org

  2. Get £10 in Free Bets

    New customers only. Min Deposit: £10. First deposit matched up to £10. 1 x wagering at odds of 1.75+ to unlock Free Bet. Debit Card deposits only. This offer is valid for 7 days from your new account being registered. 18+. BeGambleAware.org. Bet The Responsible Way. Terms apply

  3. Bet £20 Get £20 Free Bet

    UK only. 18+. T&C's apply. The promotional period is 00:00 31/08/22 and is an ongoing promotion. Qualifying Bets must be placed in the promotional period. Cashed out or void Bets do not qualify. Reward is available once. If your first Bet fails to reach the criteria, then you will not receive the Reward.

  4. Get £40 in Bonuses

    Place a qualifying £25 fixed odds bet at odds of 1/2 or greater. Qualifying bet cannot be placed in-play or cashed out early. A first free £5 fixed odds bet will be credited upon settlement of the qualifying bet. 4 x following £5 free fixed odds bets will be added to your account on consecutive days. Spread betting losses can exceed deposit. 18+ begambleaware.org

  5. Bet £10 Get £50 in Free Bets

    New Customers only. Bet £10* & Get £50* in Free Bets. Sign up, deposit between £5* and £10* to your account and bet365 will give you five times that value in Free Bets when you place qualifying bets to the same value and they are settled. Free Bets are paid as Bet Credits. Min odds/bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. T&Cs, time limits & exclusions apply.

  6. Bet £10 Get a £20 Surprise Bet

    New customers & 18+ only. Min. deposit of £10. Qualifying real money bet of £10. Min odds greater than or equal to 1.5 required. E/W bets excluded. Offer credited within 48 hours. Additional T&Cs apply. Please gamble responsibly.

  7. Bet £10 get £60 in bonuses

    New UK customers only. Register using the promo code BETFRED60, deposit and place first bet of £10+ on Sports (cumulative Evens+) within 7 days of registration. First bet must be on Sports. £20 in Free Bets to be used on Sports, £10 in Free Bets to be used on Lotto and 50 Free Spins (20p per spin) credited within 48 hours of bet settlement. Further £20 in Free Bets credited 5 days after settlement. Bonuses have a 7-day expiry. Payment restrictions apply. SMS verification and/or Proof of I.D and address may be required. Full T&Cs apply.

  8. Bet £10 get £20 in Free Bets
    + £10 casino bonus!

    New UK customers (Excluding NI) mobile only. £30 in FREE Bets (FB) as £20 in sports bets & a £10 casino bonus (CB). Min stake £10. Min odds Evs. FB applied on 1st settlement of any qualifying bet. FB 7 day expiry. 1 FB offer per customer, household & IP address only. Payment restrictions. 14 days to accept £10 CB, then active for 3 days. CB 5x wagering & max redeemable £100. Game restrictions apply. Cashed out/Free Bets won’t apply. 30 days to qualify. 18+. T&Cs apply

Full List of Free Bets in the UK

3 June 2021

Take your pick from all of the best free bet offers in the UK with this comprehensive free bets list. Choose from new customer offers or existing customer promotions. Read more

No deposit free bets

Although rare, some betting sites offer online betting offers in the shape of free bets or casino free bets without any requirement of a deposit first. 

When this is the case, the free bet normally comes with quite heavy wagering requirements if you win with your free bet.

Normally even small deposits with the correct bookie are worth a lot more than free bets without a deposit.

From time to time, existing customers may be given a completely free bet with no need for a qualifying bet. Of course, these are usually very small and could be around a big event such as the Cheltenham Festival.

Mobile free bets

In the modern world we live in, your mobile device has risen in importance. More and more bookies are putting a lot of effort into making the smartphone the number one device from where their customers place bets. 

With that in mind, many modern bookmakers offer many kinds of promotions for mobile customers only. One bookie that has carried the torch in this development is the Swedish company, LeoVegas, who offer their customers many promotions on their mobile devices.

Top mobile betting site

LeoVegas

Win up to £100 extra winnings
with your profit boost!

Swedish-founded LeoVegas is one of the most ambitious new bookmakers on the market. Since launching their sportsbook in 2016, they have exploded onto the betting scene. Today, they are one of few betting sites with a impeccable mobile experience, and also offer their existing customers plenty of good offers.

Claim £100 offer

Full T&Cs apply. New players only. Claim by placing a min deposit £10 via "My Offers" page within 30 days. Skrill/Neteller deposits excl. 7 days to stake max £10 in-play. Max. extra winnings £100. 18+ BeGambleAware.org LeoSafePlay.com Play responsibly!


Free bet advice - How to turn Free Bets into cash

So, what should you do with the free bet once it has been awarded to you? What is the best way to turn it into cash? Our advice is to be sensible about your free bet, and to not be expecting too much.

Since it is a free bet, and the stake often is £10, you will not become a millionaire. But it is possible to convert it to a reasonable starting bankroll. Depending on the type of offer, the most important thing is to decide how much money you want to end up with.

Most bookies keep the stake when you place a free bet, which means you only keep the winnings. If you place a £10 free bet at 1/2 (1.50) and win you are only left with £5 as cash. That might be enough for some, but as it is “free”, most players will try to get more out of it. This is where the risk/reward discussion begins.

Coral bet 5 get 20

Coral have a Bet £5 Get £20 free bet offer for new customers.

Say you want to make £50 back from your free bet, for a decent starting bankroll. In that case, you have to place a bet at 5/1 (6.00) and win. This is of course a possible bet, via a treble on three favourites for example. But still quite hard.

If you are really into getting much out of your free bet offer, and aim for a starting bankroll of say £300, you would have to place a winning bet at 30/1 (31.00). This is rare, but not impossible. One upset and a few favourites' victories can easily accumulate to 30/1. But with the potential reward, the risk of not winning is increasing.

Our advice is to either go with the second or third alternative, depending on your aim. As it is a free bet, you don’t risk anything, and “securing” a £5 win seems like a lot of work for nothing.

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