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  • NEW CUSTOMERS ONLY. FIRST SINGLE & E/W BET ONLY. 5P MINIMUM STAKE. 3 X £10 BET TOKENS. FREE BET STAKES NOT INCLUDED IN RETURNS. FREE BETS EXCLUDE VIRTUALS. FREE BETS ARE NON WITHDRAWABLE. NO FREE BET EXPIRY. ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS AND FURTHER 18+. BEGAMBLEAWARE.ORG T&Cs apply
  • New customers MOBILE ONLY. 7 days to claim and stake £10 minimum bet at odds of 1.5 or greater to qualify. Free, void, cashed out or partially cashed out bets do not qualify. Max 3x £10 free bets credited on bet settlement. Free bets must be used on 4 or more selections with selection odds of 1.3 or greater. Free bets are non-withdrawable and stake not returned with winnings. 7 day expiry. 18+ BeGambleAware.org T&Cs apply
  • Min deposit requirement. Free Bets are paid as Bet Credits and are available for use upon settlement of qualifying bets. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and 18+. T&Cs apply
  • 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
  • Min deposit £10 • A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 • Min odds 1/2 (1.50) • 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 and expires after 14 days • To withdraw any winnings from the Casino Bonus, wager the Bonus amount 40 times within 14 days • Withdrawal restrictions, payment methods, country & Full T&C’s apply. T&Cs apply
  • 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. 18+. T&Cs apply
  • 18+ New customer offer only. Must have a minimum of 3 bets of £10 at odds of evens (2.0) or bigger on first day. First day losses equals all losing stakes less all returns. The day finishes at 23:59.  T&Cs apply
  • QuinnBet will refund 50% of your first days losses as a Free Bet up to £25 Plus 10 Free Spins on Asgard Warriors. Minimum 3 bets at odds of Evens (2.0) +.If your account is up, you're guaranteed a £5 Free Bet Plus 10 Free Spins. Minimum 1 bet of £10 or more at odds of Evens (2.0) +. | 18+ New UK Customers Only T&Cs apply
  • 18+. UK & ROI Customers only. Online & Mobile. Ends 05.11.22. First real money single win/EW bet of £1+ placed per race from 8am to start time on day of selected races. Max 1x£10 Free Bet per race if horse is Beaten by a length or less (valid 7 days on horse racing, stake not returned). Restrictions & Racing Rules apply.  T&Cs apply
  • 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 18+. T&Cs apply
  • 18+ *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. Click here for Rules & Exclusions. Bet Responsibly. BeGambleAware.org T&Cs apply
  • New UK, IE & Malta users only. Min. £10/€10 first deposit only using Debit Card or Trustly. Free bets expire in 90 days. Enter the code ODDSCHECKER during sign up. T&Cs apply
  • Join and place a £10 fixed odds bet at odds of 1/2 or greater. Once the bet is settled, get a £10 free fixed odds bet plus a £5 free Total Goals football spread bet. The second £10 free fixed odds bet and second £5 free Total Goals football spread bet will be credited 24 hours later. Free bet stakes not included in any winnings from the free fixed odds bets. BeGambleAware.org. 18+. T&Cs apply
  • New Customers Only. Sign-up today using bonus code 'Matchbook30'. Place your first bet and if it loses, we will refund your stake as a free bet. The first bet must be placed within 7 days of registration and at odds of 1.8 or more to be eligible. The max refund is a single £30 free bet and it will be applied to your account within 72 hours of the qualifying bet settlement. 18+. Be Gamble Aware. T&Cs apply
  • 18+. Play Safe. New customers using Promo code H30 only, Min £10/€10 stake, min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 2 x £15/€15, free bets credited after settlement of first qualifying bet, free bets will expire 30 days after the qualifying bet is placed, payment method/player/country restrictions apply. See full terms below. #ad T&Cs apply
  • New customers online only. Place your first bet on racing pools for a minimum of £5 and win or lose you will receive £20 Tote Credit. £20 Tote Credit rewarded as £10 redeemable against racing bets only and £10 redeemable against UK and Irish placepot bets only. Tote Credit cannot be withdrawn, exchanged, or substituted and expires after 7 days. Qualifying bet is the first racing pool bet added to the bet-slip. Ten to Follow, virtual and football bets do not qualify. Totewin will be the qualifying bet when a Totewin and a Toteplace bet are struck at the same time. New UK & ROI customers only. 18+.  T&Cs apply
  • 18+. UK Customers (Excluding NI) only. Cash stakes only. Min £10 stake required for initial £5 free bet. Min odds ½. Max £25 in free bets. Subsequent free bets equal 50% average of each 3 £5 max qualifying bets. 13 settled bets required to receive full £25 free bet. Qualifying bets must be placed on sportsbook within 30 days of opening account. Cashed out bets will not qualify towards your average stake. One free bet offer per customer, household or IP address only. Free bet expires after 7 days. Payment method restrictions apply.  T&Cs apply
  • Place 5x£10 Sportsbook bets on any Football market at minimum odds of 2.0 (Evs) between the 1st April and 30th June, 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
  • 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. T&Cs apply
  • New customers. Min deposit £15 (no Skrill/Neteller); Once per household; Wager the deposit and bonus amount 8x in 60 days to convert bonus winnings into real money; Wagers must be on min odds of 4/5 on singles or 2/5 per leg on accas to qualify; Max stake contribution to wagering requirement is the value of your bonus. 18+. T&Cs apply
  • New Players Only. Min £10 qualifying bets, stake not returned. Free bet - one-time stake of £20, min odds 1.5, stake not returned. Bet Responsibly. BeGambleAware.org 18+.  T&Cs apply
  • New UK customers only. £10 Min Deposit. 100% matched free bet on your first deposit of £10. 1 x wagering at odds of 1.75+ to unlock Free Bets. Debit Card deposits only. This offer is valid for 7 days from your new account being registered. Full Terms apply. 18+. BeGambleAware.org. Bet The Responsible Way. T&Cs apply
  • 18+ New Customers Only. Opt in, bet £5 (odds 2.00+) within 7 days, no cashout. Get a £10 Free Bet for set events (odds 2.00+) + £10 Slots Bonus, selected games, 20x wagering to withdraw max £250. Bonuses expire in 7 days. Card Payments only. | begambleaware.org | Please gamble responsibly T&Cs apply
  • 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 no eligible. F18+, 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 no eligible. Click to see full T&Csull  T&Cs apply
  • New players only. Opt-in required. Minimum £10 qualifying bets. No cash-outs allowed. Free bet is a one-time stake of $/€/£ 30, minimum odds of 1.5. 18+. Begambleaware.org.  T&Cs apply
  • This offer is available for UK Players only. Deposit and Bet £ 10, Get £ 30 Free Bet. Minimum stake £ 10 - minimum odds 1.5, stake not returned. Bet Responsibly. BeGambleAware.org 18+. T&Cs apply
  • 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 Irland. The “Welcome Free Bet” may not be used in conjunction with any other bonus, promotion or offer. The “Welcome Free Bet” must be used at mrplay.com within 14 days of being credited to your account. mrplay.com reserves the right, at any time, to revoke any welcome bonus not used within the allotted time period.  T&Cs apply
  • New customers only. Applies to the first £10+ bet on any sports market at min odds of 2.00 (1/1). Qualifying bet needs to be placed and settled within 14 days of registration. First £10 Free Bet issued once the qualifying bet settles. Second £10 Free Bet issued 24 hours later.  T&Cs apply
  • New UK customers only. Min Deposit: £5. Maximum Free Bet: £30. First bet on a Football or Horse Racing multiple with 3+ selections. Overall odds: 3.00 (2/1) or higher. Free Bets available upon settlement of the qualifying bet. Debit card deposits only. This is offer is valid for 7 days from your new account being registered. 18+ BeGambleAware.org Full terms apply. T&Cs apply
  • New Players Only. UK Players Only. Minimum stake £10, minimum odds 1.5, stake not returned. 10X 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: £20. Excluded Skrill deposits. Withdrawal requests voids all active/pending bonuses. Full Terms apply. 18+. T&Cs apply
  • 18+. IRE & NI mobile customers & in-shop BoyleXtra cardholders. Max Free Bet refund £/€10 on losing selections. Applies to first bet on 1.30 pm Cheltenham, Wednesday 16th March, from 3 pm Monday 14th March on win single & win part of each way single on the outright market. Combined odds/Free/void/cashed out bets won't qualify. Free Bet will expire after 7 days.  T&Cs apply
  • £/$/€10 min deposit using promo code “TOP100”. The bonus will be applied once the full deposit amount has been wagered at least twice with cumulative odds of 1.50 or greater. To withdraw any winnings from your bonus, you must wager the bonus amount up to 5 times¬. All deposit and bonus wagering requirements must be completed within 60 days. This offer may not be combined with any other offer. Wagering limit of £/$/€50 per bet Applies. Restrictions apply to withdrawals, payment methods and countries & 18+. T&Cs apply
  • 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. Valid for 7 Days from issue. Withdrawal requests voids all active/pending bonuses. BeGambleAware.org 18+. T&Cs apply
  • 18+ Key Terms: Wager the bonus amount 5x within 7 days on Sports to release your Bonus. Bonus equal to 200% of qualifying deposit - up to £200. Bonus credited in real money without wagering requirements. T&Cs apply
  • Only applicable to new, verified customers residing in the UK that register within the promotion period and sign up via Oddschecker. Join Hollywoodbets, deposit and place a first ever bet of at least £10 and get 4 x £5 Free Bets as well as 30 Free Spins. 1 x Free Bet valid on any Football Match Result market. 1 x Free Bet valid on any 5+ leg multiple at minimum odds of 4/1 (5.0). 1 x Free Bet valid on any In-Play selection. 1 x Free Bet valid on any Tennis market. Free Spins only valid on Arctic Enchantress. 18+ BeGambleAware.org.  T&Cs apply
  • 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 to get 4x £/€5 free bets. Free bets available to use on selected sportsbook markets only. Free bets valid for 7 days, stake not returned. Restrictions +   T&Cs apply
  • 18+, New Customers Only, Min wagering on sport €10. Max one €15 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.  T&Cs apply
  • New customers place £50 worth of bets to receive £20 in free bets. Repeat up to 5 times to receive maximum £100. Min odds 1.2 (1/5). Multiple bets included. Exchange bets excluded. Payment restrictions apply. 18+. T&Cs apply
  • This offer is only available to new players who made their first deposit and selected this offer as a welcome bonus. All players must be 18+ years old and of legal age to gamble. TonyBet General to this promotion. BeGambleAware.org T&Cs apply
  • 18+ New customers using Promo code BB40 only, Min €10 stake, min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 4 x €10, free bets credited after settlement of first qualifying bet, free bets will expire 30 days after the qualifying bet is placed, payment method/player/country restrictions apply. See full terms below. gamblingtherapy.org #ad T&Cs apply
  • New customers only. Applies to first 5 settled bets of £25+ stakes. Fully, partially or reverse closed bets will not qualify. Qualifying bets need to be placed on select pre-match markets and settled within 14 days of joining. Spreads losses can exceed deposits. Full T&C’s apply. 18+.  T&Cs apply
  • 18+ New customers only. Opt in, bet £5 at odds 2.00+ within 7 days of registering, no cashout. Get 2x £10 Free Bets, set events at odds 2.00+. Plus a £10 Slot Bonus, selected games, wager 20x to withdraw max £250. 7 day bonus expiry. Card payments only. see below. begambleaware.org | Please gamble responsibly T&Cs apply
  • 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. £20 surprise bet credited within 48 hours. Please gamble responsibly  T&Cs apply
  • 18+ begambleaware.org. New customer only. Min deposit £10. Wagering requirements: all sportsbook 3x at min. odds of 1.40 (2/5), casino 50x. Unless forfeited the football bonus must be wagered before using the casino bonus. Bonus expires 7 days after opt-in. Visit Unibet.co.uk for full T&C's.  T&Cs apply
  • New UK customers only. Min Deposit: £5. Maximum Free Bet: £30. First bet on a Football or Horse Racing multiple with 3+ selections. Overall odds: 3.00 (2/1) or higher. Free Bets available upon settlement of the qualifying bet. Debit card deposits only. This is offer is valid for 7 days from your new account being registered. 18+ BeGambleAware.org Full terms apply. T&Cs apply
  • 18+. New depositing customers within 30 days from registration. Promotion valid from 4/04/2022 until further notice. Bonus code SBWB30 required during the first deposit. First deposit min. £10. Bet min. £10 on any sports-related markets, single or accumulator bets, pre-match or in-play, with min. odds of 1/2. 3 separate free bets of £10 each, credited within 48 hours, valid for 30 days, for any sport. No wagering requirements on the free bet winnings. Free bet stakes not included in any subsequent winnings. Deposit method restrictions apply. BeGambleAware.org T&Cs apply
  • 18+ Use code SMK20 to get your first £20 / €20 in losses refunded as cash. Min. £10/€10 first deposit only using Card or Instant Banking. Cash refund expires in 7 days.  T&Cs apply
  • 18+, Welcome Bonus: New customers only. Maximum one £10 free bet. Qualifying bets must be placed at odds 1/1 or greater. Skrill, Neteller and PayPal not eligible. Bet restrictions apply. T&Cs apply
  • New customer offer; Place first £10 bet on sports with 3 legs at odds of 1.3 or greater per leg; Free Bet credited after the qualifying bet has settled; Free Multiple Bet must contain 3 legs at odds of 1.3 or greater per leg; Free Bet stakes not returned; No wagering requirements on winnings; £100 max win; T&C’s apply; 18+ T&Cs apply
  • €20 min. deposit; Select bonus in Cashier; Wager €20 on Sports at odds of 2.0 or greater to claim Free Bets; 2.0 min. Free Bet odds; Free Bet winnings paid in cash; Free Bet stake not returned; See full terms; 18+. begambleaware.org T&Cs apply
  • New players only. Minimum stake $/£/€ 10, minimum odds 1.5, stake not returned. 10X 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: $/£/€ 20.Excluded Skrill deposits. 18+. Full Terms Apply T&Cs apply
  • New customers. Bet on qualifying sports spread bet markets and get a cashback bonus after 28 days matching your stakes in these markets, up to a maximum of £300. If you reach £300 you will be given either £300 cash on your account, or an iPad. Spread betting losses may exceed deposits. 18+. T&Cs apply
  • New UK Players Only. Minimum stake £10, minimum odds 1.5, stake not returned. 10X 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: £20. Excluded Skrill deposits. Withdrawal requests voids all active/pending bonuses. Full Terms apply. T&Cs apply
  • New customers only. £10 minimum deposit. The qualifying bets must have minimum odds of 3/1 or higher. Qualifying bets can be made up of one bet of £10+ or numerous bets totaling £10+. Free bet must be used on an accumulator with 3 or more selections. Excludes deposits via Skrill, Moneybookers, Paysafe or Neteller. 18+. T&Cs apply
  • 18+ | New UK players after 31.03.2021 | Opt-In Required. | Valid on first Sports bet | Min. dep. £10 req. | Min. £10 wag. on the first bet with min. total odds of 1/1 to qualify | Bet must be settled | Bonus Wag. req.1x on min. 2-fold Acca bets (min. 1/4 odds each selection) with min. final odds of 1/ 1| Virtual and cashed out bets do not qualify | One-time offer | Bonuses credited following working day | | BeGambleAware.org T&Cs apply
  • New customers only. Min odds 1/5 (1.2). If you place a multiple at least one selection must meet the min odds requirement. Max £10 refund, max £10 Exchange Free Bet, valid for 7 days. Payment restrictions apply. Qualifying bet must be placed and settled within 30 days of account opening. 18+. T&Cs apply
  • Only available to new, verified customers residing in the UK that register within the promo period and sign up via Oddschecker. Join VBET and place a first ever bet of at least £10 (min. odds 2.0; single bet only). Get 2x£10 in free multiple bets (min. 3 legs per £10 bet; min. odds per leg – 2.0). Payment method restrictions apply. 18+. T&Cs apply
  • New Players Only. Opt-in required. Minimum $/€/£10 qualifying bets, stake not returned. Free bet is a one-time stake of $/€/£30, minimum odds of 1.5, stake is not returned. 1X wagering the winnings. Wagering occurs from real balance first. Wagering requirement is calculated on bonus bets only, wagering starts from real funds. Maximum Conversion $/€/£200. Valid for 7 Days from issue. Excluded Skrill deposits. Full Terms apply. T&Cs apply
  • 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

What is a free bet?

We can define a free bet as the welcome offer a bookmaker gives away to attract new potential users and give them the chance to use their betting platform for the first time. It can be redeemed as a percentage of the first amount invested or as a fixed amount that it is added to the first deposit.

In the following paragraphs, we will explain everything you need to know to make the most of the best free bet offers. Read the terms and conditions of each offer and of each UK bookmaker as each of them are very different. For example, some bookmakers might require you to place a minimum deposit once you open an account to claim the free bet or sign up offer. The following page has some live examples of free bet offers with no deposit.

Different types of free bets:

  1. Betting amount matched
  2. Free betting credits
  3. No deposit needed
  4. Fixed amount is added to your first deposit
  5. Fixed amount is added to your free bet

Some welcome offers might be only available for certain odds or sports, but generally you will be able to use bookie offers on football, golf, horse racing, tennis, and most major sports. Here, you can check out the best bookie special offers organised by sports and type of customer.

How to choose your free bet

All bookmakers have their own terms and conditions that you must read carefully. However, the main rule to be eligible for a free bet sign-up offer is being a new customer of the specific bookmaker. The process is very simple. Check all the deals listed above, what the bookie is offering you and select the best option.

Click via desktop, table or mobile on any of the proposed offers and you will be redirected to the bookmaker’s site to create a new account. You must follow the bookmaker’s sign-up procedure, including providing information to verify your age and identity, to create an account. Usually you do not need to use the whole credit balance in your first bet and you can distribute as you wish. You can check your remaining account balance in your bookmaker’s account dashboard.

How do free bets work?

There are many bookmakers in the sports sector for customers to bet on their favourite teams, players, racehorses, etc. Everyone has heard of William Hill, Betfair and Paddy Power, but there are many other bookies out there with great offers and odds that you might like to check out.

There are some basic conditions you need to know:

  1. A free bet might have an expiration date from when it drops into your account.
  2. In order to qualify for the promotion, users may need to make a minimum deposit or a minimum stake as their first bet on a single or each-way.
  3. A promotion can apply to the first bet or could be applicable to future betting actions.
  4. Small stakes might not qualify for free bets, each bookie will have their own requirements.
  5. Customers may only claim an offer once.
  6. Generally, credits from free bets cannot be withdrawn from a platform in cash or by a bank transfer, unless the offer terms specifically state that the winnings will be paid in cash.
  7. All bookmakers have their own terms and conditions that you must read carefully.

What should you look for when choosing free bets?

A Free bet gives customers the chance to try out a new bookie platform. It is very important to read the terms and conditions of the offer before you sign-up and check the following points:

  1. Is there any minimum deposit?
  2. How much do you need to bet?
  3. Which bet is actually benefited from the offer?
  4. Do all the odds qualify for the free bet?
  5. Is the offer only available sports or events?
  6. Does there need to be a specific number of outcomes?
  7. Does the free bet have an expiry date?
  8. When is the free bet available and how can you check it on your account?
  9. Do you need to bet a minimum number of times before withdrawing the bonus credit?

Thousands of people in the UK enjoy gambling every day, taking advantage of the many free bets and no deposit promotions. We need to make sure that all promotions are fair, transparent and always in compliance with consumers’ laws in the United Kingdom.

All the offers are committed to follow the Competition and Markets Authority guidelines. All the bookmakers listed above are UK licensed and follow the standards developed by GamCare, the leading provider of information, advice and support for betting players. You can also check the charity Gamble Aware to get independent gambling information.

List of UK bookies offering free bets

There is a large number of bookmakers that offer a free bet online, for example:

  1. William Hill
  2. Betbull
  3. Virgin Bet
  4. bet365
  5. Betfred
  6. Betfair
  7. Betvictor
  8. Novibet
  9. Fansbet
  10. 888sport
  11. William hill
  12. Paddy Power
  13. Skybet
  14. Energybet

All the bookies listed on Oddschecker are UK licenced and follow security and regulation guidelines from the Gambling Commission, an institution that was set under the Gambling Act 2005 to regulate commercial gambling in Great Britain. Oddschecker provides free and independent information for players.

What are betting bonuses?

Betting bonuses are a fixed amount that is added to your first deposit. In other words, the bookmaker allows you to place more money for your first bet without risking all of your own money. It is up to you to use the credit balance in accordance with the terms of the bookmaker in question.

For example, if you receive a £75 bonus, you may be able to use it to bet on one single stake or divide it in smaller wagers. In the case of free bets, the bookies generally credit a free token or number of tokens that are equivalent to the total bonus amount on settlement of your qualifying bet.

There are often limitations on which sports and markets tokens can be redeemed on. For example, tokens often cannot be redeemed in multiple betting markets and may not be permitted to be divided into separate stakes.

This means as a punter, your betting choices may be limited when you are using free bet tokens. Some bookies might also set a rule regarding the minimum number of bets you need to make in order to be able to make withdrawals. Sometimes you need to place bets equal or greater than the welcome bonus.

List of example bookie offers:

UK Bookmaker Promo Code Betting Offer
Virgin Bet Follow Link Bet £5 Get £20 in free bets
Betbull Follow Link Up to £50 in free bets & 100% in odds boosts
Betfred Follow Link Bet £10 Get £40 in free bets
Betfair Follow Link Get up to £100 in free bets
Bet365 Follow Link Up to £100 in Bet Credits

In this table, you can see an example of welcome offers you can find across bookmakers in the UK. Each bookmaker has their own terms and conditions that apply to their offers, which you must read carefully. On both desktop and mobile, you can redeem the promotional deal by clicking on the link shown which will take you to the provider’s website.

What are the best free bets for existing customers?

The best free bets are usually reserved for new customers only and are available for people registering with a bookmaker for the first time. However, there are plenty of promotions for existing customers, with bookies looking to increase retention and reward loyalty. Many of the biggest bookmakers in the UK have loyalty programs, betting clubs or promo deals for existing players.

These types off offers are normally available to use during a specific time period or every time you deposit a minimum amount. For example, some bookmakers offer you free bets if you place your bets on the recommended accumulator or if there is a big betting event coming up, like the Champions League final. Interestingly, 40% of UK bets are lower than £2 according to this study from the Gambling Commission.

Free bet calculator

You can calculate the potential earnings from any type of bet or check the results of bets that have already been placed with our bet calculator. You just need to fill out the following information:

  1. Your stake used on the bet.
  2. Bet type (fractional or decimal).
  3. Indicate if there is any specific terms, for example, a complex bet like a lucky 15.

What to use your free bets on in May 2022

  • 3-4 FOOTBALL Champions League semi-final, second legs
  • 4-8 GOLF Wells Fargo Championship (Maryland)
  • 5 FOOTBALL Europa League semi-final second legs; Europa Conference League semi-final second legs
  • 5-8 GOLF British Masters (Sutton Coldfield)
  • 7 RACING Kentucky Derby
  • 7 RUGBY LEAGUE Challenge Cup semi-finals (Leeds), Women’s Challenge Cup final (Leeds)
  • 7-8 FOOTBALL Final weekend of Championship and League Two seasons
  • 14 FOOTBALL FA Cup final: Chelsea vs Liverpool (Wembley)
  • 14-15 FOOTBALL Scottish Premiership final weekend
  • 18 FOOTBALL Europa League final (Seville)
  • 19-22 GOLF US PGA Championship (Tulsa)
  • 21 FOOTBALL League One play-off final (Wembley)
  • 21 FOOTBALL Scottish Cup final: Hearts vs Rangers (Hampden Park)
  • 22 FOOTBALL Premier League final day
  • 22-5 June TENNIS French Open (Roland Garros)
  • 25 FOOTBALL Europa Conference League final (Tirana)
  • 27 RUGBY UNION European Challenge Cup final (Marseille)
  • 28 FOOTBALL Champions League final (Paris)
  • 28 FOOTBALL League Two play-off final (Wembley)
  • 28 RUGBY LEAGUE Challenge Cup final (Tottenham)
  • 28 RUGBY UNION European Champions Cup final (Marseille)
  • 29 FOOTBALL Championship play-off final (Wembley)

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