Free Bets

Free Bets HomeThere is no better way to find the right bookie than by trying a few out for yourself. At Onlinebetting.org.uk we recommend you keep a few bookmakers in your portfolio to give yourself the best chance of finding the right events, markets, odds and offers each week. If you are going to sample a range of betting sites then you might as well do it by taking advantage of the numerous sign up bonuses and free bets on offer from leading UK betting sites.

Most online bookmakers we list on this site provide a sign up bonus and although many of these deals sound the same there are in fact a range of introductory offers available with very different terms and requirements. Here we will explain the various types of sign up offers available and show you the best free bets around so that you can get the most out of your online bookmaker.

All bookies on this site are fully UK regulated, meaning your money is safe.  In addition all bookmaker offers listed here have been tried and tested by us. With so many welcome offers and free bets available why not try more than one? Simply click the free bet or bonus you like on this page to claim, sign up and try them out to find out for yourself?  Click more details to read our in depth reviews of each site.

UK Free Bet Offers (Full List)

The offers below are for new customers only, 18+, T&C's apply, please gamble responsibly.
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Bonus
Min Odds
Rollover
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Bet £5, £20 in Free Bets
Bet £25 Weekly Get £5 Free
1/2 (1.50)
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T&Cs Apply, 18+
18+. UK+IRE only. Min first bet £5 at odds 1/2 or more. Tote and Pool excluded. Must be placed within 14 days of account reg. £20 credited as 4 x £5 free bets. Not valid with Cash Out. Free bet valid for 4 days. Free bet stake not returned. T&Cs apply.
Bet £5 Get £20 Free Bets
Boost Your Own Odds
1/2 (1.50)
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T&Cs 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 4 days on sports, stake not returned, restrictions apply. T&Cs apply.
Bet £10 Get £30
3 x £10 Free Bets, Use Code 30f
1/2 (1.50)
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T&Cs Apply, 18+
New customers only – 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 - Deposit method and withdrawal restrictions apply
Bet £10 Get £30
Three £10 Bet Tokens
1/2 (1.50)
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T&Cs Apply, 18+
New William Hill online customers only. Min. unit stake of £10/€10 at odds of 1/2 or greater. Only the “win” part from EW bets will count. Free bet terms, payment method & country restrictions apply. Free bets credited as 3 x £10/€10. Free bet stakes are not returned as part of the settlement of successful free bets. All Free Bets must be wagered within 30 days.
Bet £20 Get £40 Free
Top Football Prices
2/5 (1.4)
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T&Cs Apply, 18+
New customers only. Minimum deposit £10. Free bets credited, regardless of first bet outcome (win/loss), once £20+ qualifying sportsbook bet has been placed. Free bet available for use on any market. Horse racing is excluded from offer. Cashed out bets will cancel the offer. First qualifying bet only. Free bet offer will expire after 30 days. £20 Casino bonus credited next working day from first deposit and has 35x wagering requirement. 18+. UKresidents only. T&Cs Apply. Begambleaware.org
Bet £5 Get £30
Best Football Odds
Evens (2.0)
None Sports, 40x Casino
T&Cs Apply, 18+
New Customers Only. Deposit via Credit/Debit card only and bet £5 @ odds 2.0+ within 7 days of registering; Cashed out bets excluded. Get 2x £10 free bets, valid for set types (1 @ odds 2.0+ or greater) & a £10 casino bonus, wagered 40x to withdraw; Bonuses expire in 7 days; Geographical restrictions apply. Click for T&C’s. 18+| begambleaware.org
Up to £100 in Bet Credits
Excellent Customer Retention
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T&Cs Apply, 18+
Open Account Offer. Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5 and 1x settled bet requirement to release Bet Credits. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.
Bet £10 Get £30
£30 Free Bet & 30 Free Spins
Evens (2.0)
Spin Winnings Cash
T&Cs Apply, 18+
Available for UK (including Northern Ireland) new customers. Deposit (except eWallets) and stake £10+ at odds of evens + (single or cumulative) on your first bet. Get a £30 free bet within 48 hours of bet settlement. Free tokens are valid for 7 days from issue. Spins must be used on minimum 5 game rounds, restrictions apply, 30 spins maximum, expire after 7 days. Full T&Cs apply.
50% Up To £100 Bonus
Huge Value Loyalty Schemes
3/5 (1.6)
7x Deposit+Bonus
T&Cs Apply, 18+
Join (18+) and use deposit code SNW100 and fund your account with £20 up to £100. Upon successful deposit get a 50% matched bonus up to £100. Bet the deposit + bonus amount 7x within 30 days at 3/5 (1.6) or more to withdraw.
£30 Matched Free Bet
Multiple Bet Club
3/4 (1.75)
Bet Deposit To Claim Free Bet
T&Cs Apply, 18+
Register and make your first deposit (card or PayPal) within one week. Wager the depsoit once at 2/5 (1.4) min odds to release a matched free bet up to £30. Token active for 7 days with cash winnings, stake not returned. Offer for UK and Ireland new customers, 18+, full terms apply.
4/5 (1.80)
35x Dep + Bonus (Casino)
Claim a £10 free bet by opting in on registration, depositing and betting £10 at 4/5+ odds within 14 days. £10 free bet within 24 hours. New UK customers can also get a 100% casino bonus equal to the first deposit amount up to £25 (£10 minimum, 35x wagering requirement). Also get 20 free spins for registering (30x rollover on winnings, max payout £100, use in 7 days). Full terms apply.
£50 Matched Free Bet
Long Validity 30 Days
1/2 (1.50)
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T&Cs Apply, 18+
Register using code WELCOME50, deposit (except Neteller/Skrill) and bet £10+, at 1/2 (1.5)+ odds, and get a free bet equal to the bet value up to £50 on settlement (cash out will not count). Free token vlaid for 30 days for use at 1/5 (1.2)+ odds, any single markets. Offer available for new UK players only.
£200 Deposit Bonus
Winner Points Programme
Evens (2.0)
8x Deposit+Bonus
T&Cs Apply, 18+
New customers, 18+, UK residents only. Deposit and bet from £30 to £200 on any sport market at odds of at least 1.5, and receive a matching bonus of 100% once your bet is settled. You must wager your “BET PLUS BONUS” amount 8 times at odds of at least evens (2.0). Ante-post, each-way, handicap and virtual bets do not qualify for matching bonus or wagering requirements. Only 1 qualifying bet per event counts towards wagering requirements. Deposits made using Skrill, Neteller, PaySafeCard and Ukash do not qualify. Wagering is with real money first. Bonus can never be withdrawn. T&Cs apply
100% Up To £50
Best Racing Betting Site
1/2+ (1.50)
5x Bonus, 30 Days
T&Cs Apply, 18+
New customers only. Minimum deposit £/€10 – must play through once. 100% Maximum bonus £/€50 on first deposit only. 5x wagering at minimum odds of 1/2(1.5). Must be completed within 45 days of registering. T&Cs apply. 18+
£20 Risk Free (Cash)
Tons of Daily Offers
None
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T&Cs Apply, 18+
New customers only, limited to one per person. If you’ve previously had a Paddy Power account, you will not qualify for the offer. 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 Paypal 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
£100 Bonus (50%)
Plus Tons Of Retention Deals
3/5 (1.6)
6x Deposit + Bonus
T&Cs Apply, 18+
New Customers; Min. deposit £15 (no Skrill/Neteller); Bonus amount is 50% of deposit up to £100; 6x deposit and bonus turnover (min. odds 3/5 on singles and 2/5 per selection on acca bets), in 30 days, for bonus release; Some bet types don’t contribute to turnover; Withdrawal before turnover results in bonus cancellation; Terms apply; 18+. BeGambleAware.org
£100 in Free Bets
Price Rush + Good Offers
1/2 (1.50)
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T&Cs Apply, 18+
New Customer offer. Place 5 x £/€10 or more bets to receive £/€20 in free bets. Repeat up to 5 times to receive maximum £/€100 bonus. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Exchange bets excluded. T&Cs apply
Bet £20 Get £10
First Bet Loses Get £10 Bonus
4/5 (1.80)
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T&Cs Apply, 18+
New customers, 18+, who join and create a 138.com account and deposit and bet £20+ (4/5+ odds) with a debit or credit card can claim a £10 bonus token upon bet settlement if that first wager loses, bonus token within 48 hours, this is then valid 7 days, cash winnings, bonus token itself not returned.
4/5 (1.8)
6x Bonus+Deposit
T&Cs Apply, 18+
New customers only, real money deposit required (credit/debit card only). Deposit & bonus amount must be wagered 6x at min odds 4/5+ prior to bonus and bonus winnings withdrawal. Winning from real money bets can withdrawn anytime. Bonus for sports betting only.
3/1 (4.0)
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T&Cs Apply, 18+
New players who deposit (excludes Skrill, Neteller & PaySafe) £10 or more and bet that amount in one bet at 3/1 (4.0)+ will receive a £10 free bet when that bets settles. Free token to be used on any bet with 3+ selections and is valid 7 days. General and offer T&C's Apply, 18+.
£75 Deposit Bonus
Reload & Bonus Offers
Evens (2.0)
10x Deposit+Bonus
T&Cs Apply, 18+
New customers, 18+, in the UK can claim a 50% matched bonus on their first deposit up to £75 (requiring a £150 deposit). Minimum deposit is £10 (giving a £5 bonus). Wager the combine bonus & deposit amount 10x at evens+ in 30 days to withdraw. Horse racing markets do not count, max contribution to rollover/bet is £50. T&C's apply.
£10 Matched Free Bet
Loyalty Specialist
Evens (2.0)
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New customers (18+) from the UK only (excluding Northern Ireland). Opt in to the promotion on registration then deposit and bet £10+ at evens (1/1)+ odds, any markets except each way bets or Asian handicaps. Do this within 2 weeks of joining to receive a £10 free bet token within 24 hours, then valid for 30 days. Full terms apply.
£5 No Deposit Bonus
Use On 2+ Accumulators
4/5 (1/4 leg)
7x
T&Cs Apply, 18+
First time new UK customers only, £5 no deposit bonus on registration, email to claim, awarded within 24 hours, 7x wagering requirement, £50 maximum win. Also get a 100% bonus up to £25 on first deposit (£10 minimum), 10x wagering requirement. Both bonuses valid 30 days, rollover on 2+ selection accumulators with odds of 4/5+ combine and 1/4+ each selection.
Bet £10 Get £10
£5 Sports, £5 Casino
Evens (2.0)
20x (casino)
T&Cs Apply, 18+
Guaranteed £5 Casino Bonus and a £5 Free Sportsbook Bet if your first bet loses. New customers only. Qualifying bet must a single of £10 or more at odds of evens (2.0) or greater. Full T&C's apply.
Evens
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T&Cs Apply, 18+
Deposit (not Skrill or Neteller) and place your first bet at evens+ odds. On bet settlement get 10 free spins (select slot game) win or lose, all cash winnings, £20 max claim. Also if your qualifying bet loses get 2 x £5 free tokens to use on any single 1/2+ sports wagers. Both spins and free bets valid 7 days from issue.
1/2 (1.50)
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T&Cs Apply, 18+
Join and place a 1/2+ odds bet with minimum stake £10 on any sports market. On bet settlement you need to then opt-in to the promotions when prompted. Following this get rewarded with two £15 free bet tokens that are then valid for the next 7 days. Tokens can be used on any sports (pre-match & in-play). Bet type and other restrictions apply.
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Free Bets and Sign Up Bonus Explained

How to betThere is no such thing as a free lunch, but luckily there is such a thing as a free bet. Competition in online bookmaking is fierce and you can get access to better offers with online bookmakers than with most other things in life.

You will never get these types of offers in betting shops but getting access to sign up bonuses online is easy.  Find an offer that you like on here that fits the amount you want to deposit or stake, making sure you read our bookmaker offer summaries clearly first so you understand the terms.  Sign up and deposit the appropriate amount to activate the introductory offer or free bet, you may need to enter a code if required. To place your free bet or use your sign up bonus you should select your bet as usual making sure, if necessary, you check the correct box in the bet slip to wager using promotional funds.

Terms vary so please check carefully before you play. Some offers require you to play through your deposit first, often on selections with minimum odds. The free bet or bonus itself may have an expiry and certain bet types and markets may not qualify for the free bet or offer. We explain all of this clearly in our summaries to help you make the right bets.

Punters wager their welcome offer cash in different ways. Effectively you are getting something for nothing and you can decide if you want to throw caution to the wind or go for the safe option. Some will use their free offer to back a selection with high odds and hope it comes in for a big win, if you sign up to enough bookies with this strategy hopefully one of the big bets will come in. Others will exploit the maths with their sign up offer and back a selection using a free bet and then either back against this selection on another sportsbook or lay the same bet on an exchange. This will work as long as you have your maths right.

There is no right or wrong way to use a free bet sign up offer, use it however you want and most importantly enjoy playing with it. Use your introductory sign up offer to try the betting site out, place multiple bets if terms allow on pre-event and in-play markets to get a feel for whether you want to carry on betting with that bookmaker after you have used your offer.  After all when you've finished using sign up freebies you will need a bookmaker that fits you for the longer term.

Matched Deposit Sign Up Bonus

bonusThis is the best type of sign up offer going, and fortunately many more online bookmakers are going this way.

This type of offer will give you a percentage of your first deposit (sometimes further deposits too), usually 50-100%, up to given maximum amount to play with as bonus cash. The bonus usually does not have to be wagered in one go and you can bet with it as you would bet with normal cash, i.e. you can spend it on most bet types and most markets.

To roll-over any using bonus cash you will generally need to bet on selections above a minimum odds threshold – This means you can't stick the whole bonus on a banker bet at say 1/5 just to get free cash.  Most minimum odds are in the region of 1/2+ (1.50).

The bonus cash is often withdrawable but only after both the initial deposit and bonus have been rolled over a few times, this can also be termed the wagering requirement or play through. If, for example, you are given 100% matched deposit sign up bonus and you deposit £50 you will get £50 in bonus cash. If the deposit and bonus amounts needs to be rolled over say three times then you will need to play through £300 worth of bets in total before you can withdraw the bonus as cash.  Some terms will state the rollover as the deposit + bonus, others will state it using the bonus amount only.  For example, 3x deposit and bonus roll-over is the same as 6x the bonus (if the bonus is 100%).

Welcome bonus cash will generally expire after a given period so be sure to play through your bonus before this happens.  Most bonuses don't expire for around 30+ days, although always check.  Bonuses also tend to last longer than free bets.  Some bonuses come up an upper payment cap, although this should be well in excess of the bonus amount itself.

Free Bet

freeFree bets are the most common type of sign up offer. Deposit and bet an amount of money, usually both £10, and you will be credited with a single free bet, or several free bet tokens, to play with as you like. Usually the initial qualifying wager for the free bet will require minimum odds to be met, usually 1/2 or Evens+. The free bet will generally need to be wagered in one transaction, unless you are awarded multiple free bets.  Either way each individual token must be bet in one go.

You may sign up a bookie who is offering a single £30 free bet and this must be wagered in one go. You could sign up to another bookie also offering £30 in free bets but in this case they are giving three £10 free bets. This is a better offer as you now have the flexibility to place multiple bets or one big bet.

In comparison to bonuses free bets tend to give you a higher percentage reward, usually up to around 300%, and require lower deposits or stakes to get the maximum amount.  Conversely bonuses are more flexible and allow you to vary your bets, perhaps giving you more opportunity to win and certainly giving you more opportunity to try out the betting site.  Free bets don't tend to have minimum odds themselves, unlike bonus roll-overs, although they can come with maximum odds.

Free bets usually have an expiry and if you do not use the bet by this time the token(s) will be rescinded. Free bets may also have a payment cap that is different from usually maximum payout limits so check in advance if you are punting your whole bet on a 1000/1 shot.

Risk Free Bets

riskfreeA risk free bet is the lowest value offer for a comparable amount of money, for example a £25 free bet is better than a £25 risk free bet. A risk free bet, sometimes referred to as first bet insurance or money back, will only give you a free bet if your initial stake loses. If you sign up and bet say £25 to get a £25 risk free bet offer then you will only get the free bet if your first £25 cash bet loses. If your first bet wins you will be given no bonus at all.

This doesn't mean to say risk free bets are not worth taking as value is relative to the amount offered. A risk free bet of £50 will give you more winnings overall than a conventional free bet of £10, for this reason risk free bets tend to be of a higher value than free bets.  These are the offers that people tend to go for if they have used most other introductory offers, or they just want to bet with that particular bookie

Stakes Returned and Not Returned

money backA stake is the amount of money that you place on a bet.  A conventional cash bet with a stake of £10 at odds of 4/1 will give you £50 if you win, this consists of £40 in winnings with your £10 stake returned. Most free bets and some deposit bonus offers will not your return your bonus stake if your bet wins. In the case of a non-stake returned £10 free bet at odds of 4/1 you will receive £40 in winnings but no return of stake.

It is mainly bonuses that give you your stake returned with winnings.  Once you have met the wagering requirement the bonus amount itself, along with any winnings, is returned as cash that you could then withdraw. A free bet will not give you your promotional funds back but your winnings are returned as cash straight away.  A bonus will give you the free funds as cash eventually but you will need to bet more to get it as cash.

Enhanced Odds

enchanced oddsWith some introductory sign up offers you will occasionally see enhanced odds rather than a specific value free bet. These types of offers tend to come in two formats. The first format would be something like 'Treble the odds on your first bet', this type of bet can be wagered on whatever you like within the limits of the terms and will pay you out enhanced winnings.

The second type of enhanced odds sign up offer for new customers will offer specific enhanced odds on a given event or market if you sign up and bet. For example, Arsenal are playing Fulham in the FA cup final, the real odds of Arsenal winning will be fairly short, below evens for sure, an enhanced odds sign up bonus might offer something like 5/1 on Arsenal to win the FA cup if you sign up and bet with them. These types of offers will have a maximum stake but as you are using your own cash to bet with the stake will be returned as cash, although extra winnings will usually be as a free bet or bonus.  We feature these offers on our home page if you are interested.

Some bookies do more enhanced price offers than others, Coral are a good example of a bookie that offer regular enhanced odds sign up offers around big events. It can sometimes be more profitable to take an enhanced odds offer around a big event than sign up through the conventional welcome bonus. Quite often with these types of introductory offer if the enhanced odds bet loses you will be given a free bet anyway which makes it a no brainer.

Try to not sign up to all the bookie welcome offers at once.  It can be better to wait for big events such as Cheltenham, Ascot, a football cup final, etc., to get the best enhanced terms.  We update our offers on onlinebetting.or.uk regularly so check back here for enhanced terms around big sporting events.