The web these days is a myriad of betting offers used to entice you in. There are lots and lots of free bet offers out there, but be aware of what you are signing up for and make sure you get the best value.
The most common offers are things like Free Matched Bet or a Welcome Bonus (on Gowild, Bet365…); both are usually used on signup to a new service. The former involves the punter making a bet and the chosen bookmaker matching it with a free bet of the same value, i.e. sign up, make a £10 bet and then receive a free £10 bet from the site.
The Welcome Bonus is slightly different in that your bonus money is cash, rather than a free bet. This amount can be used to bet with, but you will need to bet around three times that amount before being able to make a withdrawal.
Here are some of the best free bets on offer in the market right now, though any of these offers can change and do so frequently:
188 Bet: £20 Free Bet
Better than a matched bet as such, 188Bet are offering a £20 free wager upon a deposit of £10 for new customers on their site. Lots of other offers are available once you have subscribed, including ‘acca insurance’, price boosts and plenty more besides.
888 Sport: Treble The Odds Offer
888’s welcome offer is unique and groundbreaking. As well as offering a £5 casino bonus into the welcome package, the firm will treble any winnings on your first bet on the site with a minimum stake of just £5.
Bet365: £200 Bonus For New Customers
There is a reason Bet365 are just about the most popular online betting site and this excellent platform has a brilliant new customer offer. Bet365 will match deposits right up to £200 upon signup making them an extremely attractive proposition for first time online punters.
Bet Bright: £100 Free Bet
One of the newer kids on the block, Bet Bright are trying hard to compete with the bigger firms and this offer goes a long way towards being able to do that. In truth, this is a 50% sign-up offer, so a £10 deposit (minimum) would lead to a £5 free bet. £100 will be given out for £200 or more in deposits though.
Bet Victor: Bet £10, Get £30 Free
New account holders at BetVictor are entitled to a brilliant offer, quadrupling their funds. Place a £10 bet as a new customer and BV will give you £30 in free bets, so long as you have ‘opted in’ to the bonus. All new punters are eligible as long as they place their bet within 7 days of registration and do so at odds of evens (2.0) or bigger.
Betway: £100 Matched Free Bet
Given their sponsorship of teams and events, Betway are growing rapidly and are now offering bonuses to rival the big boys. New punters are now entitled to a 100% matched bet, deposit free, when placing your first bet of over £10. You can bet more than £100 of course, but the bonus will be capped at that amount.
Boylesports: Bet £10, Get Up To £25
New customers to Boylesports receive a £25 free bet when placing a £10 qualifying bet. So, new punters can bet with £25 the cost of £10 which is a generous enough deposit bonus.
Bwin: New £20 Deposit Bonus
BWin, based in Austria, are making inroads into the UK market with varied success so far. Their opening offer asked customers to make a deposit (minimum of £10) up to £20 and have their deposit 100% matched.
Coral: Bet £5 And Get £20 Free
Making your money go five-fold before you’ve even placed a bet has to be a good thing! After joining Coral, simply bet £5 and receive a £20 free bet. PC, mobile and apps all contain the offer and make Coral the place to go for a signup bonus if you are wishing to keep your stakes small.
Ladbrokes: £50 Free Bet
Using promo code ‘F50’, the Ladbrokes free bet offer is open to new customers joining on PC or mobile.
Paddy Power: Bet £10 And Get £30 Free
Paddy Power really are a breath of fresh air in the online betting scene and so is their signup offer. Deposit £10 as a new customer and receive £30 to bet with, an excellent and generous way of attracting new punters.
Skybet: £10 No Deposit Free Bet
Upon joining up with SkyBet, punters receive a £10 free bet without having to make a deposit. Furthermore, once you are on the site you can join the SkyBet Club which hands members a £5 free bet every week, as well as plenty of other ongoing promotions.
Sportingbet: £50 Free Bet + Exclusive £10 For Freebets.UK
A welcome offer of £60 in free bets is made available for new customers on signup to Sportingbet who, although not one of the biggest strictly speaking, are one of the oldest firms in the online betting industry.
Stan James: Bet £10, Get £20
The traditional high street bookie attempted to get involved in the ‘lad culture’ vibe created by the likes of Ladbrokes and Paddy Power with their TV advertising campaigns and this offer fits well within that group. Simply deposit a minimum of £10 as a new customer and receive a free bet bonus of £20, tripling your money.
William Hill: £30 Free Bet
A long established offer from a long established firm; register with the William Hill website and use promo code ‘C30’ for a matched bet of up to £30.
Winner Sports: 100% Deposit Bonus Up To £200
One of the lesser-known names on the scene, Winner Sports do though offer a good start-up bonus as long as you are willing to deposit a little more than usual. A minimum deposit of £30 is required, but will be matched by the firm right up to £200.