Online Betting UKWelcome to OnlineBetting.org.uk, your premier guide to the world of betting and gambling on the internet. Whatever your sport or game we are here to offer expert advice on where to place your bets, with recommendations and guidance based on a combined experience of over 40 years.
On the site we provide up to date and detailed reviews of all major UK bookmakers, as well as a handful of carefully selected online-only sportsbooks and casinos - all of which are licensed and regulated right here in the UK. As well as individual reviews, we have also written a number of guides which recommend bookies based on sport, bet types or offers so that you can find the best betting sites for your needs.
Whilst we prefer to give more detailed advice based on the features you're looking for or sport you want to bet on, we also understand that some people just want a list of betting sites to try out for themselves. For this reason we're kicking things off with a list of 10 of our favourite bookmakers.
Best UK Online Betting Sites
Welcome Offer of the Month
Ladbrokes: Bet £5 Get £20 (4 x £5 Free Bet Tokens)
The ultimate purpose of an introductory free bonus, apart from getting something for free, is to give you an opportunity to try out a betting site without risking too much of your own funds. Introductory offers like this one form Ladbrokes are truly outstanding value therefore. For just a £5 deposit and bet, at 1/2 (1.50) odds or higher, on any sports markets you like, you will get a no less than four £5 Sports Free Bets.
All you need to do is sign up entering the promotional code B5G20, and place your bet within 14 days of opening the account. If placing an accumulator bet bear in mind each individual selection must have odds of 1/2+. The £20 in sports free bets will be awarded immediately on bet placement. All four £5 tokens are valid for one week, have no min or max odds, free bet stake is not returned but all winnings are cash. This offer is not valid for Skrill, Paysafe or Neteller deposits.
You can use your free bets on pretty much any sports markets except for the Tote and the exchange. The bookmakers, Britain's oldest surviving, is a powerhouse of modern betting and with quite literally hundreds of thousands of markets available you should be able to find four wagers to place with your free tokens. For more about the Ladbrokes site and features see our full review.
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Sports Betting Guides
Read our sports betting guides to find the best bookmakers whatever your passion. Discover what bets are available and how to place them, what are the major competitions and tournaments, where is live betting and streaming available and where can you get the best odds and payouts? Plus we explain common terms and give a little bit of history too.
Payment and Banking Guides
Modern online gambling allows you to deposit and withdraw to and from betting accounts using a vast array of payment options. Our banking guides discuss the difference in funding methods, bookmakers that accept them, how to use them, fees, security, limits, bonus availability and more. Whether you want to use an e-wallet, bank account cash alternative or even real cash we will tell you how.
About Our Online Betting Guide
At OnlineBetting.org.uk we provide impartial betting advice whether you are a complete novice or you have been doing this for years. All guides and reviews are written by Matt (that’s me) and our in house team, or by carefully selected and vetted expert writers. We update our offers daily and we revise our reviews and guides regularly.
A little introduction to me, Matt. I have been betting for many years in all formats, I love all sports and games and as we all know there is no better way to get into an event than by having a cheeky flutter. Everything written on this site comes from first-hand experience and has been fully tried and tested by either myself or our team or our expert writers. I aim to guide you through all things betting from old school bookmaker’s shops to modern bookies that solely offer online betting tools. We assess the pros and cons of online vs betting shops, conventional desktop sites, mobile betting, payment options, offers/promotions, live betting and betting with streaming and more.
I am a diehard Liverpool FC fan and I truly love my football but I also like watching and going to, Horse racing, Dog racing, Cricket, Tennis, Darts, F1, Rugby, Golf, Snooker, Boxing and even the odd NFL game. If you watch a sport or game in my opinion it is worth placing a bet on it but given the wide range of choice and offers available in the world of online betting it is often hard to know who to bet with. In my own experiences I have made some mistakes but I have found a lot of gems that can make betting on events a lot more fun, and profitable.
Maybe you want to find the best bookmaker for betting on football for example, or you might want to know how to bet with cash online, who offers Cash Out, live streaming, who has the best mobile app or who provides the best live betting – whatever your query or question we have complied a comprehensive resource to online betting to help answer it.
Here we list good, established, UK licensed, reliable betting sites for punters and by having a good relationship with these companies in many cases we are able to offer you exclusive and one-off deals you cannot find direct with the bookmaker. If you like what we do come back and visit us often and see what's new, share the love too and tell your friends about us.