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)

Offers for new customers only (18+). Play responsibly, BeGambleAware, for help quitting visit Gamstop.
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Bonus
Min Odds
Rollover
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Bet £10 Get £30 & 60 Spins
£30 Free Bet & 60 Free Spins
Evens (2.0)
Spin Winnings Cash
T&Cs Apply, 18+
New UK & NI customers only. promo code ‘SPORTS60’. Deposit & place first sports bet of £10+ in one bet transaction, at odds of Evens (2.0) +. settled within 60 days. First bet must be on Sports. £30 in Free Bets credited within 48 hours of bet settlement, 7-day expiry. Payment restrictions apply. SMS validation may be required. Max 60 Free Spins on Justice League Comics. 7-day expiry.Full T&Cs apply.
Up to £100 in Bet Credits
Excellent Customer Retention
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T&Cs Apply, 18+
Open Account Offer. For new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5. Bet Credits available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.
Bet £10 Get £40
2x£15 Free Bet + £10 Casino
1/2 (1.50)
35x (£10 casino)
New customers using promo code C40 only. 1x per customer. Min £10/€10 bet. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Free bets paid as 2x £15/€15 (expires after 30 days). Max £10 Bonus. 35x wagering requirement. Max redeemable amount £25. Casino bonus expires 72 hours from issue. Eligibility rules, free-bet rules, game, location, payment-method, currency restrictions, stake contributions and terms and conditions apply.
Bet £5 Get £30
Best Football Odds
Evens (2.0)
None Sports, 35x Casino
T&Cs Apply, 18+
New Customers opt in and bet £5 at odds 2.00+ within 7 days of registration; excludes cashed out bets. Get 2x £10 Free Bets, set events only at odds 2.00+ plus a £10 Casino Bonus, not for Baccarat, wager 35x to withdraw, game weighting: Slots/Instant Win:100%; Roulette/Table Games/Video Poker:20%; Blackjack:10%. Bonuses expire in 7 days. PayPal and Card payments only. Geo Restrictions. T&Cs Apply. 18+ begambleaware.org | Please gamble responsibly
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 £10
Valid 14 Days
Evens (2.0)
-
T&Cs Apply, 18+
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.
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.
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. 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
£100 Bonus (100%)
Huge Value Loyalty Schemes
3/5 (1.60)
8x Dep + Bonus
T&Cs Apply, 18+
Valid for new UK customers who have registered from 27/08/2020. Deposit using code SNWEL100. Valid once per customer. Bonus expires after 90 days. 8x turnover at 1.6 minimum odds before withdrawal. Max contribution to turnover requirements per bet is £50. Multiple bets on the same market do not qualify.
2/5 (1.4)
3x, 35x
T&Cs Apply, 18+
18+ begambleaware.org. New customer only. Min deposit £10. Money back as bonus if first bet loses. Wagering requirements: sportsbook 3x at min. odds of 1.40 (2/5), casino 35x. Unless forfeited the sportsbook bonus must be wagered before using the casino bonus. Bonus expires 7 days after opt-in. No deposit required for NI customers. Call 08081699314 to claim. Full T&Cs apply. #Ad
£20 Risk Free (Cash)
Tons of Daily Offers
None
Cash Win
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
Bet £5 Get £20
£10 Sports/£10 Exchange
1/2 (1.50)
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T&Cs Apply, 18+
New customers, Min £5 bet on the SBK. Rewards valid for 7 days. Free bets must be placed at min odds of 1.5. Exchange free bet limited to certain markets. Payment restrictions apply. T&Cs apply.
£20 Exchange Free Bet
If 1st Bet Loses
No Min
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T&Cs Apply, 18+
New customers only, bet up to €/£20 on the Exchange and if your first bet loses, we’ll refund you €/£20 in Cash. Bet must be placed in first 7 days of account opening. T&Cs apply.
Bet £5 Get £30
£20 Sports, £10 Casino
Evens (2.0)
35x (Casino)
T&Cs Apply, 18+
New Customers opt in and bet £5 at odds 2.00+ within 7 days of registration; excludes cashed out bets. Get 2x £10 Free Bets, set events only at odds 2.00+ plus a £10 Casino Bonus, not for Baccarat, wager 35x to withdraw,  game weighting:Slots/Instant Win:100%; Roulette/Table Games/Video Poker:20%; Blackjack:10%. Free Bets expire in 7 days. Card payments only. Geo Restrictions. T&Cs Apply. 18+ begambleaware.org | Please gamble responsibly
1/2+
6x
T&Cs 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. BeGambleAware.org.
£1 Free + £25 Back / £5 Free
£1 No Deposit Free Bet
Evens
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T&Cs Apply, 18+
No Deposit £1 Free Bet Plus 50% Back of First Day Sportsbook Losses up to £25 Or a Guaranteed £5 Free Bet if your account is up. Enter code BET on registration. £1 no deposit bonus credited after verification. If your account has Sportsbook losses at the end of your first day's betting (23:59), get a refund of 50% first days losses as a Free Bet up to £25 (Minimum 3 bets required). If your account is up, you're guaranteed a £5 Free Bet provided you place at least 1 bet of £10 or greater at minimum odds evens or greater.
£30 in Free Bets & Spins
£15 Free Bet, £15 Spins
No Min
40-50x Spins
T&Cs Apply, 18+
UK customers who register, deposit and bet £30+ (excluding Skrill/Neteller/PayPal) will receive £15 in free bets (3 x £5 - valid 3 days each) and £15 in free spins (50 spins (£0.20 each) for Casino, 40x wagering of winnings & 25 spins (£0.20 each) for Vegas, 50x wagering of winnings, all valid 7 days) within 24 hours of their qualifying bet settling.
£50 Bonus (50%)
£15 Minimum Deposit
4/5 (1.80)
8x Deposit + Bonus
T&Cs Apply, 18+
New Customers only; Min. deposit £15; Bonus amount 50% of deposit up to £50; Wager deposit and bonus 8x within 30 days; 4/5 Min. single odds or 2/5 min. acca selection odds; Max. stake contribution equal to the initial bonus; Certain bet types and payment methods excluded; See full terms
Up To £100 Extra Winnings
100% mobile in-play boost
No Min
Cash Win
New customers only. Deposit £10 min and claim in ‘my offers' 1x100% mobile in-play profit boost. Max stake £10. Max extra winnings £100. Valid for 30 days. Skrill/Neteller deposits do not qualify. 18+ Full T&Cs apply
Bet £10 Get £20
4 x £5 Free Bets
Evens (2.0)
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T&Cs Apply, 18+
New customers only. Min deposit £10 (UK debit cards only) Bet £10 at odds of evens (2.0) or greater. Multiple bets with cumulative odds of evens (2.0) count, each leg must have odds of 1/5 (1.2) to be eligible. Each way bets are eligible for this promotion. Upon qualifying bet settlement, 1 x £5.00 Free Bet will be credited to your account. Once the first £5.00 Free Bet has been used a further 3 x £5.00 Free Bets will be applied to your account. Free bet stake not returned after bet settlement. Valid for 7 days, each Free Bet must be used in its entirety.
100% Up to £50
Code TONY50
13/20 (1.65)
10x Deposit, 1x Bonus
Register and deposit £10 or more and enter code TONY50. This will entitle you to a 100% matched deposit bonus up to a maximum of £50. To activate the bonus you must first bet your deposit amount ten on sports markets with odds of 13/20 (1.65) or more. Do this within 30 days, you can use additional deposits to meet this quota. Once active the bonus then needs to be wagered once at the same odds to convert to cash, you have 5 days to do this. Deposits using Skrill, Paysafe, PayPal, Bitcoin or Neteller are not able to claim this promotion.
£10 Double Free Bet
Code: RZTENDOUBLE
7/10 / Selection
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T&Cs Apply, 18+
New customers only. Expires 31/01/21. Qualifying bet £10 on any sports double within 48 hours of registration - Min odds 1.7 per selection. Max free bet £10 to be used at odds 1.7 and above per selection. Free bets expire after 7 days. 18+ BeGambleAware. Full terms apply.
Bet £10 Get £10
1/4+ Each Leg For Accas
4/5 (1.80)
1x
T&Cs Apply, 18+
18+. UK only. Available for new players who have registered at EnergyBet after 31.08.2020 and valid only for their first qualifying Sportsbook bet. Cash stakes only. Min. £10 deposit required. Min. total odds of 3/4. Min. odds for each selection 1/4. Bonus amount £10. Bonus funds to be wagered 1x on odds of 4/5 or higher. Bets placed for both sides, with the same outcome and for the same event, will be disqualified. Virtual Sports bets do not qualify. Cashed out bets do not qualify. Other T&Cs apply. Be gamble aware. Please bet responsibly.
£25 Free Bet
Matched From £10+
7/10 (1.70)
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T&Cs Apply, 18+
Min bet £10, match max £25 free bet, min 3+ selections in accumulator, min odds per selection 7/10, free bet stake not returned, certain Markets/sports/payment methods restrictions apply. Qualifying bet must be made within 30 days. Free bet valid for 30 days
£50 Bonus (100%)
Code WELCOME19
Evens (2.0)
17x
New players only. 100% up to £50 sports bonus. Rollover: 17x deposit & bonus at minimum odds 2.00 within 365 days. Code: WELCOME19. If bonus is cancelled, bonus funds will be lost. Full terms apply. 18+, begambleaware.org
Bet £10 Get £10
Promo Code BDQ10
Evens (2.0)
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T&Cs Apply, 18+
18+ only. Certain countries only. API/RDT customers excluded. Min £10 exchange bet at odds 2.0 or greater within 14 days of acc reg. Free bet valid on exchange for 7 days. Stake not returned. Depositing directly via bank card. No cashout. New customers only. T&Cs Apply.
Bet £15 Get £5
+30 Spins 2nd Bet
3/4 (1.75)
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T&Cs Apply, 18+
Bet £15 as your 1st bet and get a £5 Surprise Bet. Bet £10 as your 2nd bet and get 30 Free Spins on Book of Dead. All winnings from the Surprise Bet (stake included) and Free Spins are paid in cash. New customers only, 18+ | Min odds of 1.75 | any market except EW bets
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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.