Free To Play Games & Competitions At Bookmakers
Most football supporters will have heard of Sky Sports's free to play prediction game Super Six. Every week Jeff Stelling and the Soccer Saturday boys such as Matt Le Tissier, Phil Thompson and Charlie Nicholas get involved. To take part you need to predict the results of six football matches. To win the jackpot you need to get all six results correct, but there's a consolation prize for the highest scorer if all results aren't achieved.
But did you know that other bookies also run similar games? No doubt encouraged by the success of Super 6, many other bookmakers run their own similar games. These include 888 Sport's Up For 8, Paddy Power's Hit The Spot, Grosvenor's Goals and 888's Up For 8. Not all games are weekly and not every game that launches turns out to be a long term success. For example Sky have closed their Fantasy 6-A-Side and William Hill's Pick 7 ended in August 2019.
For the most part the free games that are listed below are very similar. For the chance to win cash prizes or bonus bets you use your skill and judgement to predict football results, goal scorers and/or horse racing winners. However we have included a couple of free games such as Hoops Galore and Hit The Spot too. All the listed games are free to play and no deposit is needed to participate. You will have to confirm that you're over 18 to play. Terms and conditions will apply and you're advised to check these details before signing up.
Featured Free Games
Win Free Bets - Basketball
Play 25 basketball shots and score enough points and you could win a share of £2000 of free bets each week. The game is free to play and all players have up to 3 turns each day.
Win Up To £1000 - Football
Paddy Power are giving all new and current customers 30 free days to play Beat The Drop! All you have to do is answer 12 questions. You can only enter one game at a time. Your free month will expire 30 days after your first entry. T&Cs apply.
Correctly predict the correct scores of European Footall games to win. Get one right for a consolation prize of a £1 Free Bet or any two for a £5 Free Bet. Terms apply. Now available online.
Maximum one entry per customer per week. Any entries made after official start time of first selected race will not be eligible. Correctly select a horse to place in each of the selected races to win a share of cash prize pool.
Hit the back of the net and score enough points and you could win a share of £2500 of free bets each week. The game is free to play and all players have up to 10 turns each day.
Want to win £25k in our FREE Champions League Predictor Game? You're On. - Entries between 4/8 - 20:00 7/8, 1 entry per customer, free to enter. £25k Prize money shared between all winners, no prize given if no one gets all answers right.
Answer 4 questions correctly to win £50 cash. £1 free bet for 2 correct and £2 for 3 correct. UK & IRE only, online and mobile. Max 1 entry per customer per game week. Entries must be made before kick off of selected matches. Terms apply.
Predict the results (home-draw-away) of eight football matches for the chance to win up to £8000. Get all correct to win. Players also receive a £1 free bet for all correct results. Wagering terms and conditions apply. Free to play, no deposit needed.
Win Up To £6000 - Football
Win a top prize of £6,000, as well as free bets in this free to enter game. Answer one question per day, if user gets a question wrong streak is reset to zero and you can start again to rebuild your streak in promo period, if you miss a day of promo your streak is not lost, free bets credited for reaching certain streaks.
Play a fantasy game without the season long commitment. Choose a contest and pick your dream team. Most games will cost to enter, but there are free to play games. These are one entry per customer and limited free entries are available.
Various Jackpots - Football
Go to the Football Jackpots betting section at Betfair and select Play For Free. If you have earnt FreePlay tockens then you can play the prediction games!
Win Up To £50,000 - Racing
Pick the winners of 7 horse races and put yourself in with the chance of winning up to £50,000 if all come home. This is a free game that is run in conjunction with Skybet.
Predict the scores of six football matches and play alongside Jeff Stelling and the Soccer Saturday pundits. There's a £250,000 jackpot if you get all results correct.
Spend a £100m budget on your top team and see if you can be the Manager of the Year. Loads of prizes including £50,000 top prize. Mobile app available!
Why Do Bookies Offer Free Play Games?
Bookies offer these free games because they hope that they will encourage you to bet for real. In other words they act as a hook into the site. They're perfect for when big events such as The Grand National, World Cup or Six Nations aren't on.
For example once you've made your predictions for Super Six or ITV 7 you're given the odds and how much you'd win should you wish to have a punt. Games like Super Six also exist because the big jackpots are hard to win whilst the guaranteed prizes are easily made up through bets or advertising revenue (as in the case of Soccer Saturday).
Most of the free games featured will require you to be a registered user of the bookie hosting the competition. However, unless clearly stated, you don't have to deposit or bet to play the games.
The information given was correct at time of writing.