Free Bets & Welcome Bonus Offers

When betting online first started free bets were all the rage. You could join a bookmaker, collect a free bet bonus and win money for free - often without making a deposit. These days betting rules and regulations have become much tighter and free no deposit offers from bookies are rare. Instead new punters are usually offered a matched deposit bonus bet, enhanced odds on selected sporting events such as The Grand National and Premier League games, or bonuses for slots and casino games. Matched bets or deposit bonuses are when you deposit or wager x and then receive a free bet as a reward. For example you may need to wager 5 on horse racing to receive a 5 free racing bet. Wagering terms and conditions will apply to each offer and we do advise checking the small print. For example you may have to make one full bet at x and at odds greater than 2 to 1. The free bet may have limitations such as markets, time-span and maximum wins.


Betfred
New UK customers only. Register using the promo code WELCOME40, deposit and place first bet of 10+ on Sports (cumulative Evens+) within 7 days of registration. First bet must be on Sports. 30 in Free Bets and 10 in Free Spins (50x20p) credited within 10 hours of bet settlement. Free Bet stakes are not included in any returns. Bonuses have a 7-day expiry. Payment restrictions apply. SMS verification and/or Proof of I.D and address may be required. 18+. #AD

William Hill
Play Safe. From 00:01 on 18.10.2022. 30 bonus. New customers only. Minimum 10 stake on odds of 1/2 (1.5) or greater on sportsbook (excluding Virtual markets). Further terms apply. 18+. #AD

BoyleSports
New UK customers (Excluding NI) only. Mobile exclusive. Min Deposit 10. Min stake 10. Min odds Evs. Free bet applied on 1st settlement of any qualifying bet. 30 days to qualify. Free bets expire in 7 days. Cashed out/Free Bets wont apply. Account & Payment method restrictions apply. 1 Free Bet offer per customer, household & IP Address only. 18+. T&Cs apply 18+. #AD

Coral
New UK+IRE customers. PayPal and certain deposit and bet types excluded. Min first 5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4 x 5 free bets valid for 4 days on sports, stake not returned, restrictions apply. T&Cs apply. 18+. #AD

Ladbrokes
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+. #AD

Unibet
Min Dep 10. Debit cards only. Opt in for bonus funds. Wagering, sportsbook 3x at min. odds of 1.40 (2/5), casino 50x. Sports bonus must be wagered before using the casino bonus. Valid for 7 days. Geographical Restrictions and T&Cs Apply. 18+. #AD

Grosvenor Sport

Double The Odds

Grosvenor Sport
Register as a new player and bet up to 20 on any sport at any odds. You will then get double the odds with all winnings paid in cash. 18+. #AD

Who Are The Best UK Bookmakers?

Our advice is to investigate a few of the sites listed above before making significant deposits and get a feel for the bookie. Do they offer free to play games? Do they have options for creating your own odds by tweeting? What are their cash-out terms? If you into matched betting then it's also worth checking out the various promotions that are offered to regular punters.

Where Are Bet365, Betfair, Paddy Power & Skybet?

You may observe that some of the big names of UK sports are missing from our lists below. This is because we are unable to recommend any of these brands due to their business conduct. Betfair for example decided to suspend our affiliate partnership with no notice and subsequently no valid explanation. In our view if they can't treat us with a modicum of respect, then they're most likely not going to treat customers well. With that in mind we advise wagering at businesses that have higher standards.

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