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Best Free Bets | 38 New Betting Offers [November 2021]

Best free bets list. Updated daily to include over 38 new betting offers for November 2021.  These UK bookie sign up offers are from trusted, licensed betting sites

Many free bets exclusive to OLBG so click the links on this page to qualify. 

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Bet £10, Get £30 in Free Bets + 30 Free Spins

Promo code SPORTS60. Deposit and place first sports bet of £10+ in one transaction, at odds of Evens (2.0)+, settled within 7 days of registration. 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 30 Free Spins on Blue Wizard at £0.10 per spin. 7-day expiry. Full T&Cs apply

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Up to £100 in Bet Credits for New Customers

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.

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Bet £10 & Get £30 in Free Bets

T&C’s Apply. New customers on 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.

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Bet £5, Get £30 in Free Bets!

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 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. Geo Restrictions. Additional terms for existing BetVictor customers apply. T&Cs Apply.

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Bet £5, Get £30 in Bonuses!

Deposit + place £5 qualifying bet at odds of 2.0+ within 7 days of opening a new account; no cashed out bets. Receive 2x £10 Free Sports Bets, valid on set events only at odds 2.0+ + £10 Casino Bonus, expires in 7 days. 35x wagering. Card Payments only.

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Money Back as Bonus up to £40 if Your First Bet Loses!

New customers 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 50x. Unless forfeited the sportsbook bonus must be wagered before using the casino bonus. Bonus expires 7 days after opt-in. Full T&Cs apply.

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£150 BONUS

100% Bonus up to £150 on your first deposit!

£10 min deposit, promo code “150BONUS”. Bonus applied once full deposit amount wagered 2x, cumulative odds 1.5+. 5x wagering to withdraw winnings­. 60 day expiry. Not to be combined with any other offer. Wagering limit of £50 per bet. Restrictions apply to withdrawals, payment methods and countries & full T&Cs apply.

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Bet £10, Get £20!

18+, Welcome Bonus: New Players only, 1st Deposit, Min Deposit: £10, max £20 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 not eligible.

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Bet £10, Get £20 in Free Bets!

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.

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£20 Welcome Offer - Money Back as Cash if First Bet Loses

UK & ROI customers only. 18+. Place your first bet on sports pools and if it loses we’ll refund your stake in cash. Max refund is £20. Only qualifying bets placed between 00:00 12/11/2021 and 23:59 28/11/2021 are eligible for this promotion. Qualifying bet is the first sports pool bet added to the betslip. Ten to Follow bets do not qualify. Totewin will be the qualifying bet when a Totewin and a Toteplace bet are struck at the same time. Full T&Cs apply. BeGambleaware.org

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Bet £20, Get it Back as Cash if it Loses!

New customers only. Place your FIRST bet on any Sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund is £20. Only deposits made using Cards or Apple Pay will qualify for this promotion.

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£30 Matched Free Bet If Your First Football Acca Loses!

New UK customers only. Min Deposit: £5. Maximum Free Bet: £30. First bet on a Football 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

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Bet £10 Get £20!

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. Offer credited within 48 hours. Additional T&Cs apply. Please gamble responsibly.

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Bet £10, Get £20 in Free Bets!

18+, UK only. Deposit + place a min. £10 cash bet at odds of 1/1+ and get £15 in free bets+ extra £5 Free Bet the following day. First bet only. Credited as 4x£5 bets; 1x Football, 1x Horse Racing, 1x Virtuals & 1x any sport. No cash out, void or draw no bet. 3x£5 Free Bets credited on bet settlement, fourth free bet credited by midday the day after your first bet settles. 7-day expiry. Full T&C's apply.

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Deposit £20, Get a £20 Free Bet!

Open to new accounts only. Deposit £20 and turnover 5 times on the Sportsbook - trebles + accumulators (3+ selections), min. odds each selection 1/2 - for £20 Free Bet. Free Bets or Bonus funds, or Cash Out, do not count towards turnover requirements. 7 day expiry, no e/w. Free Bet stake not included in returns.

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Up to £50 in Free Bets + 100% in Odds Boosts

New users only. Free Bets: place qual bets of £10-50 (min odds 0.5/1, 2+ legs) in 1st 7 days to unlock. Awarded as 4 equal free bets that total 1st deposit amount. Min odds 1/1, 3+ legs, + expire in 7 days. Odds boosts: Crediting relies on marketing comms opt-in. Credited on each of 1st 5 days following deposit. Winnings credited in cash. Full T&Cs Apply..

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Bet £10, Get £10 Free In-Play!

New customers only. Opt in required. Qualifying bet must be £10 or more and placed at odds of 1.5 or higher. Free bet must be used in-play. Free bet is non-withdrawable, expires after 7 days and is not returned with winnings.

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Bet £20, Get £20

New customers only. Min. deposit £20. Place £20 sportsbook bet at min. odds 2.0 to receive free £20 bet. Wager once at odds 2.0+ before it becomes cash. If first bet wins, bet £20 again min odds 2.0+ to turn bonus into cash.

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Bet 5 x £5, Get a £25 Free Bet!

New clients only. Applies to first 5 x £5+ bets on any sports market at odds 2.0+. All 5 qualifying bets must be placed on separate selections and settled within 30 days of registration. 1 x £25 free bet issued once all 5 bets settled. Free bet valid for 7 days, stake not returned. No cash out.

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Up To £50 Cash

New depositing STSbet.co.uk customers only. Promotion valid from 08/06/2021 until further notice. First deposit min. £20. Wager min. £100 on any sportsbook-related markets, single or accumulator bets, pre-match or in-play, with min. odds of 4/5. £5 cash for each £100 wagered. Up to £50 cash in total. Deposit method restrictions apply. Full T&Cs apply. BeGambleAware.org

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Bet £10 and Get £10 in Free Bets

New UK Players Only. Min. stake £10, min. odds 1.5, stake not returned. 10X wagering on winnings from 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. Skrill excluded. Withdrawal requests voids all active/pending bonuses

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Bet £15, Get £15!

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 not eligible. Neteller, Skrill and Paypal not eligible. T&Cs apply

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Bet £10, Get £10

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+

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Up To £25 In Free Bets

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 qualifying bets. 13 bets required to receive full £25 free bet. Qualifying bet must be placed within 30 days of opening account. Cashed out bets will not qualify towards average stake. One offer per customer, household or IP address. Free bet expires after 7 days. T&Cs apply

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Bet £10, Get £50!

New customers using promo code M50 only. 1x per customer. Min £/€10 bet. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Free bets of 2 x £/€20 issued after first qualifying bet settles. Max £/€10 Bonus. 35x wagering requirement. Max redeemable bonus: £25. Casino bonus expires after 72 hours. UK & Eire only. Additional T&Cs, including free-bet, game, location, payment method and stake contributions apply. See full terms below.

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£250 BONUS

100% Cashback on Net Losses up to £250

Place 5 spread bets of £25+ on select pre-match markets, receive 100% cashback on net losses on settlement of 5th qualifying bet. All qualifying bets must be settled within 14 days of joining. Fully, partial or reverse closed bets will not qualify. Max cashback £250.

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£25 Free Bet + 20 Free Spins

If your account has Sportsbook losses at the end of your first day's betting, QuinnBet will refund 50% of your losses as a Free Bet up to £25 (min 3 bets) Plus 20 Free Spins on Asgard Warriors. Even if your account is up, you're guaranteed a £5 Free Bet Plus 20 Free Spins provided you place at least 1 bet of £10 or greater at the minimum odds. T&Cs apply | 18+ New UK Customers Only | BeGambleAware.org

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£15 Welcome Offer - Money Back as Cash if your First Bet Loses

New customers only. Enter Bonus Code "RISKFREE" to avail of offer. Min. Deposit £25. Odds of 1.8+ for first bet. Loss on first bet matched up to £15 (or currency equivalent). Only open to users who deposit via debit or credit card.

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£100 BONUS

Get up to £100 in Free Bets!

New customer offer. Place 5 x £10 or more bets to receive £20 in free bets. Repeat up to 5 times to receive maximum £100 bonus. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Exchange bets excluded. Payment restrictions apply. T&Cs apply. #ad

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Bet £10, Get £10 + 100 Free Spins

New players, from 11.08.2021, £10 bet to quality, £10 in Free Bets and up to 100 FreeSpins, Free Bets valid for 3 days, Terms apply

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Bet £10, Get £20 in Free Bets and Bonuses + 20 Free Spins!

New customers only. Place a first ever sports bet bet (£10 min. stake; single bets only; min odds 1.4). Get 2x£5 in free sports bets, £10 in bonus money at Casino and 20 free spins (£0.10 per spin) on eligible NetEnt Slots. Payment method restrictions apply. T&Cs apply.

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Get a £10 Bonus when joining Smarkets!

New customers only. First £10 in losses refunded to account. Minimum deposit £20. Bonus applies to first deposit by card or bank transfer only. Bonus available for three months from bonus being added to account.

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Bet £10, Get £30 in Free Bets!

New customers. Min stake £10. 3x £10 Free Bets. Keep it fun - set your deposit limit.T&Cs apply.

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Bet £10, Get £10!

Valid until further notice. New players after 30.09.2020. Valid on first Sports bet. Min. dep. £10 req. Min. £10 wag. on the first bet with min. total odds of 3/4 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 4/5. Virtual and cashed out bets do not qualify. One-time offer. Bonuses credited following working day.

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Bet £20, Get £10!

New Customers only. Max one £10 Free Bet. Qualifying Bets must be placed at odds 1/1 or greater. Paid as bonus token with min 4/5 odds req. Skrill, Neteller & Paypal excluded.

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Bet £10, Get £10!

New EnergyBet players after 31.03.2021, valid for 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. 1x wagering, odds 1/1+. Bets placed for both sides, with the same outcome, and for the same event, will be disqualified. No cash out or virtual sports. Please bet responsibly.

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50% Deposit Match up to £50!

New bettors get 50% of deposit up to £50. Once per household. Min deposit £15 (no Skrill/Neteller). Wager a total of 8 times deposit + bonus, with max qualifying bet stake equal to your initial bonus amount. Bonus expires after 60 days. Min odds of 4/5 on singles, or 2/5 per leg for acca. Some bet types excluded. Terms apply. 18+

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Up to £50 in Free Bets, Odds Boost Token, 20 Free Spins and £10 Casino Bonus!

New customers only. Football Challenge: Bet £10+ on any pre-match football market with min odds 1.50 and get 20 Free Spins on Starburst + Odds Boost Token. Casino Challenge: Wager £100+ on any Casino games and get a £10 Casino Bonus. Bonus valid on selected Casino games with winnings, 10x wagering. Acca Challenge: Bet on an accumulator with 3+ with min odds 1.50 per selection and get Free bet worth 50% of your stake up to £10. In Play Challenge: Bet £10+ on an in-play single with min odds 1.50 and get a 50% Back up Bet Token if you lose. Max Free bet £20.

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Bet £10 & Get a £10 Free Bet!

18+. New customers only. Certain countries only. API/RDT customers excluded. Min £10 Sportsbook/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. No cashout. The free bet will be credited within 72 hours to your account once the staking requirement has been met. T&Cs apply.

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Bet £5 Get £20 on Horse Racing

18+ | UK new customers only | Max £20 free bet | Min £5 bet | Min odds 8/11 (1.70) | Bonus Code: BET5GET20 | Free bet stake not returned | Offer valid only for Horse Racing events only on 26.11 - 28.11.2021 | Free bet valid for 7 days | T&Cs Apply

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Bet £5, Get £20!

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 = 4x 5 free bets. Free bets valid for 7 days, stake not returned. No cashout, restrictions + T&Cs apply.

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Up to £35 in Free Bets

New Customers only. Qualifying £25 fixed odds bet must be at odds of 1/2 or greater. £5 fixed odds bet credited on settlement. 4x£5 fixed odds bets added to account on consecutive days. Must have spread betting account to claim Total Goals spread bets. Claim within 28 days. Stake not included in winnings.

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  • Which are the best free bets?

    The best free best are

    1. Bet Victor
    2. 888Sport
    3. bet365
    4. Betway
    5. Betbull
    6. Virgin Bet
    7. PariMatch
    8. Unibet 

    According to our free bets ratings system. 

    But the best bookie offer for you is subjective depending on the type of offer which you are looking for. We rate the bookmaker sign up offers on this page out of five. You will see the star ratings by each offer. 

    The offer rating is not the overall rating for the bookmaker, if you want to see bookie ratings by user reviews then head to our bookmakers page. On this page the ratings are given by our in house editorial team. You can filter the free bets list above by "best".

    Typically we will rate bookie sign up offers highly which are easy for the customer to obtain. A good offer in our opinion is one with easy terms and conditions. 

    So a welcome offer which doesn't require a huge amount of turnover, or where the qualifying bets required aren't overly restricted will be rated highly. 

    Offers we rate low will often require a user to turnover many times the offer amount, maybe at restricted odds, with tight timescales. 

    A combination of terms may make it very hard for a user to even realise the free bet or deposit offer amount, let alone make a positive return from it. 

    Other positives we will look for will be the amount of free bet or deposit given in relation to the initial stake. For example a bet 10 get 40 offer will score highly versus say a bet 40 get 40 or even a bet 80 get 40 offer.

  • Free Bets Explained

    A free bet is, or should in theory, be exactly that, a bet which is given to you for free which you can then place with a chance to win real money. In reality though it is more complicated than that with terms and conditions varying with every bookmaker around their free bet or sign up offers. 

    We try to explain the free bet and sign up bonus offers here for you as much as possible given the space but please click through to the online bookmakers via the links on this page and read their terms and conditions in full before signing up. 

    Many of the betting offers will require you to deposit money first and place a bet. This first bet or qualifying bet will often need to be placed at certain odds. For example this condition may read something like this 

    “the qualifying bet must have minimum odds of 4/5”

    Often the first bet you place is the qualifying bet and the amount of that bet will be matched (up to a certain amount) with a free bet of the same amount. 

    There are many variations though from the more simple bet £10 get £10 free bet to Bet £10 get £20, Bet £10 get £30 in free bets or even bet £20 get £10. 

    Normally the main sign up offer for the bookmaker is available to use on all sports. But be careful to check as sometimes offers are for horse racing or football only. 

  • What is the difference between free bet offers and sign up bonuses?

    Sign up deposit bonuses are becoming more popular than free bets with UK betting sites now. Often the bookmaker will match the deposit you make up to a certain amount with bonus funds.

     Again there may be minimum requirements like you may have to place a bet at above certain odds to qualify for the initial deposit bonus. 

    Then there may be more terms as to how many times you have to bet or how much you have to rollover before you can withdraw any winnings from the bonus funds.

    As ever, please really carefully check the terms and conditions of all free bet offers and make sure you are able and willing to comply with all of them before signing up to a bookmaker.

    Deposit bonuses can be a great way to get started with a bookmaker though. Some offer bonuses up to £100 instead of free bets. So for your £100 first deposit, you may have £200 to bet with. If you can be successful with your bets and meet the terms then this can be very helpful indeed. 

  • Can you get no deposit free bets?

    Free bets without placing a deposit are extremely popular of course as these offer an opportunity to try out a bookmaker and to try to win some real money without the initial risk. 

    Because these are a very good offer they are expensive promotions for bookmakers to run and so are few and far between. 

    Some no deposit free bet offers are limited for a short time or a certain number of freebets are made available. . 

    No deposit casino offers are more popular than no deposit free bets. Visit our casino offers page to see the no deposit offers available there. 

  • What are the new Free Bets?

    New free bets added to the site recently include 

    1. Casumo 
    2. 2k Bet
    3. Betbull 
    4. Virginbet 
    5. Betiton

    New free bets can be sorted on this page using our sort feature at the top of the page. 

    There have been a lot of new bookmakers focusing on the UK market recently. We have added many of these to OLBG and list the new freebet offers here.  

    There are around 80 bookmakers licensed for remote gambling in the UK so that is a lot of free bets and bonuses that could be available to you! 

    As these new bookmakers come along we will add their free bets here to ensure that you can see all the new free bet offers. 

  • What are the best betting offers for existing users?

    The best offers for existing users are

    • Get up to £10 in free bets Every Week Betway 
    • Back a winner at 4/1 Get a £5 Free bet 888
    • Unibet In Play Free Bets Club
    • bet365 4/1 ITV Racing Offer 

    There are so many free bets or new customer offers for those joining a bookmaker, but free bets for existing customers are harder to find. 

    We have done the research for you though and discovered all the bookmaker free bet clubs available. To find what we think are the best use the filters above to choose loyalty offers and best.

    Bookmakers are becoming better at rewarding the loyalty of their customers and many have set up free bet clubs to offer regular bonuses as well as the joining offers. Essentially what these do is provide free bets after the customer has placed a number of bets, sometimes certain types of bets. 

    For example, at the time of writing, Betway are offering a £10 free bet on accas every week, after placing £25 on sports accas. 

    Terms and conditions always apply to these offers so please check those fully. These offers are all subject to change but we have written a whole article entitled the best weekly free bet clubs explained so check that out to see what is available now. 

    Aside from the free bet clubs, bookmakers offer many other promotions for your loyalty. Some of these offers for existing customers include 

    • Reload Bonuses Sports Betting
    • In Play Bonuses
    • Odds Boost Offers
    • Moneyback Specials
    • Best Odds Guaranteed
    • Acca Insurance

    You can read through examples of all these offers on this page. Simply pick loyalty offers from the filters above.

  • What to look for when Choosing a Free Bet Offer

     Here is a selection of questions you should consider when looking through the terms and conditions of the free bets.

    • How much you need to deposit?
    • How much you need to bet?
    • Which bet your free bet applies to?
    • What odds you need to bet at to qualify?
    • Do you need to bet on a specific sport or event?
    • Does there need to be a certain number of outcomes in such an event?
    • What is the time period within which you need to use your free bet?
    • When will the free bet be available and how will it show on your account?
    • Do you need to make a certain number of bets or bet a certain amount before you can withdraw any bonus payment?

    Make sure you are familiar with the terms and conditions of free bet offers when you are looking to take advantage of a new customer offer.

    We highlight significant terms and conditions of free bets by each welcome offer listed on this page but each offer also has further terms and conditions which you can see on the landing page after clicking through. 

  • Types of Bookmaker Offers

     Different types of betting site sign up offers are

    • Free Bets Matched Deposit 
    • Cashback Welcome Offers
    • First Bet Matched Offers
    • Risk Free Welcome Offers
    • Free Betting Credits 
    • Enhanced Odds Sign Up Offers & Price Boosts
    • Profit Boosts
    • Money Back Special Free Bets

    With lots of different terms being used, understanding bookmaker sign up offers can be difficult. Here is a guide to some of those terms and what they mean.

    Free Bets Matched Deposit

    These are typically where the amount of your first deposit is used as the qualifying amount of the deposit bonus. Many people call these free bets matched deposit but really they are deposit bonuses, so you receive more funds in your account which you can then use for betting, as opposed to receiving a free bet token. 

    For a 100% deposit bonus for example, if you were to deposit £50 you may receive £50 in bonus funds. The percentage can vary but will typically be 50% or 100% of your first deposit. 

    Normally turnover requirements are added to the terms of these offers and these can be quite onerous. We have seen as high as 15x turnover requirements on deposit amount and bonus amount. So on a £50 deposit that could mean, £1500 would have to be wagered before any funds can be withdrawn. 

    So read the terms and conditions of these bookmaker offers thoroughly. You shouldn't change your betting patterns to obtain specific offers so it may be that you dont want to claim the full maximum deposit bonus as to withdraw, it may mean you need to be more than you normally would want to. 

    That is not sensible or responsible gambling. For those who typically bet larger amounts though, deposit matches can be a good way to gain extra funds for your betting bank. Examples of free bets matched deposit include 

    • 100% Deposit Match Up to £100
    • Deposit £20 Get £20
    • 100% Deposit Match up to £50
    • 50% Deposit Match up to £50
    • 25% Deposit Match up to £100

    Cashback Welcome Offers 

    Another name for deposit bonus offers but the term cash back may be misleading as it is unlikely you will receive any cash which is immediately allowed to be withdrawn with this form of offer. 

    However sometimes these can be very good offers, for example when a betting exchange or spread betting company offers such an incentive. With these offers, as ever, it is really important to understand the full terms and conditions. Examples of cash back welcome offers are

    • 10% Cashback on net losses for 4 weeks 
    • £300 Cashback on your first 28 days
    • 50% Cashback on your first day
    • 25% Cashback on your first week 
    • 10% Cashback on losses for ever

    First Bet Matched Offers

    Matched free bets are typically on the first bet placed and are sometimes referred to as free bet matched stake offers. So when you open a new betting account make sure that you are aware of the welcome offer terms and conditions. 

    Your first bet is often the qualifying bet for the offer, so if for example the welcome offer is bet £25 get £25 free bet and you make your first bet £5, you would not qualify. Sometimes though the headline amount is the maximum, so the offer may be bet up to £25 and get your first bet matched up to £25. 

    So in that example a £5 bet may get a £5 free bet. You also need to look out for other qualifying terms though. Your first bet may need to be at specific odds (say over 2/1) and/or on certain sports. 

    Matched free bets also explain multiples of free bets higher than the initial stake. Examples of matched free bets include

    • Bet £10 get £10 Free Bets
    • Bet £10 Get £20 in Free Bets
    • Bet £10 Get £40 in Free Bets
    • Bet £20 Get £10 in Free Bets 
    • Bet £25 Get £25 in Free Bets

    Risk Free Welcome Offers

    Fortunately there are stricter rules in place now as to when a bookmaker may and may not call a welcome offer risk free. 

    These are rare offers as normally there is a risk involved in depositing and making a qualifying bet in order to be able to claim a free bet. 

    The free bet you get after qualifying for it may well be risk free, but you would have needed to take a risk with your first bet. So you may see these promoted as, say Bet £10, Get a £10 risk free bet. Remember though, you are taking a risk with your first £10 bet which of course you can lose. 

    Another version of this may be a no deposit free bet. You are more likely to find no deposit offers for slots or casino, sometimes referred to as free spins. 

    Keep in mind though there are often many terms applied to these, such as the maximum you can win, how many times you need to turn over your stake etc. 

    Another way in which bookmakers may use the term risk free is in the situation where they will give you a free bet if your first bet loses. 

    However it would be wrong of them to call this risk free. You would need to stake an initial bet with your money, which you could lose and then typically if you do lose they will give you a free bet up to a certain amount. ie this may be bet £10, get a free £10 bet if you lose. However you have taken a risk as the free bet cant be withdrawn as cash. 

    These aren't great offers as nobody intends to lose their first bet of course and if you win as planned, you get no bonus at all. Examples of these type of offers include 

    • First £10 in Losses Refunded 
    • £20 Risk Free Bet 
    • £10 Back Up Bet
    • £10 Risk Free Bet 
    • £50 Risk Free Bet

    Free Betting Credits

    Another variation of deposit match offers. This is really just different terminology with different terms and conditions attached to the offer. 

    So rather than receive an amount of your deposit as a deposit bonus, you would be allocated betting credits or free bets. 

    • Up to £100 In Free Credits for New Customers 
    • £50 in Bet Credits
    • Up to £100 in Bet Credits on Sign Up
    • £25 in free bet credits
    • £60 in bet credits welcome offer

    Enhanced Odds Sign Up Offers & Price Boosts

    These sign up offers have become really popular recently and bookies use them to encourage sign ups around large sporting events. 

    So rather than offer a free bet, they will offer larger odds on a popular bet to a certain stake. Sometimes these can be very good offers if the winnings are payable in cash and can be withdrawn. 

    However it is more common to see the winnings paid in free bets. So for example a horse may be boosted from say 4/1 to win to 24/1, for a maximum bet of £1 with the extra winnings paid in free bets. 

    So if the selection wins you would receive your normal returns to a £1 stake but additionally £20 in free bet credits. These offers sound very attractive and can suit you if you want to make small stakes only. 

    • Double The Odds Any Sport
    • 11/1 Arsenal or 15/1 Man Utd to Win 
    • 50/1 Tiger Roll
    • Odds Boost 10/1 Man City 
    • 50/1 Tiger Woods to make the cut

    Profit Boosts

    Similar to enhanced odds or price boosts but based on profit instead. So the offer could be double the profit of your first bet or first x bets up to a certain amount.

     These aren't so common as they can be difficult for the customer to understand and they aren't normally specific to an event or outcome. 

    • 100% In Play Profit Boost
    • 100% Profit boost on your first bet
    • 200% profit boost any bet 
    • Get 100% boost on any in play bet today
    • 300% profit boost if you bet on Man City to win today

    Money Back Special Free Bets

    These free bet offers are linked to something specific happening. Such as place a bet on a football match and get your money back as a free bet if a certain player scores.

     Or bet on a horse in a certain race and get your money back as a free bet if that horse falls. Often these types of offers can be available to existing as well as new customers. 

    Be careful though as you dont get your money back! You are rewarded a free bet which is very different as you would then need to win on that free bet to try and get your original stake back. 

    • Money Back as a Free bet if Your Horse Falls
    • Money Back as a Free bet if Kane Scores
    • Money Back on all bets if it is a bore draw
    • Money Back if the favourite wins the 2.30 at Cheltenham
    • Money Back as a free bet if Man Utd win
  • Bonus Codes and Promo Codes Explained

    Promotional codes, promo codes, bonus codes, offer codes! These all refer to a code which needs to be placed upon registration with a bookmaker in order to receive the bonus or offer available. 

    Often when you click through to a bookmaker site from a site such as OLBG, if any offer code is required it will be carried through and automatically added to your registration form.

    If in the terms of the offer a code has been requested, double check that it has been entered when you register or you may not be eligible for the offer.

    Promo codes for bookmaker free bets though are quite rare these days. 

  • Mobile Free Bets & Betting App Offers

    Some free bets are only available if you register your new betting account via a mobile device. Some betting sites are specifically trying to attract users who bet via their phones so reserve their offers or provide better offers for those who register on a phone. 

    At OLBG we can have a different list of free bet offers showing if you access the site via mobile than if you access it via a desktop computer. So take a look at our free bets list on your phone also to see if there are any specific mobile free bets or betting app offers. 

  • Further FAQs Around Free Bets

    Free Bets FAQs

    • What is a Free Bet?

      A free bet is a bet which is provided by a betting site for a customer to place and then benefit from the winnings. Free bets are commonly used as welcome offers to encourage new customers to register with a new betting site. 

    • How Many Free Bets Can I Claim?

      As many as you like, however you will be restricted to one account per bookmaker and therefore one free bet sign up offer per site, but there is no limit to how many different bookmakers you can have accounts with. 

    • When is my free bet available?

      Your free bet will normally be available straight away after making your initial deposit or qualifying bet if required. 

    • How do I claim my Free Bet?

      Where your free bet token appears will vary by bookmaker. Sometimes you will be issued with a bonus code to use but often you will be able to apply your free bet in the bet slip when you place your next bet.

    • What Can I Use My Free bet on?

      The sport and event which you can use your free bet on will be detailed in the terms and conditions attached to your free bet offer. Check those terms carefully as there may be other conditions such as the odds and type of bet which you may place using your free bet.

    • Can I withdraw my free bet winnings?

      Winnings from your free bet can normally be withdrawn but not the free bet stake itself which is not normally returned with any winnings. However terms vary and sometimes your winnings from your free bet will need to be turned over (known as roll over requirements) several times before you can withdraw. 

    • How can I get free bets without deposit?

      No deposit free bets for sports betting are rare. If we find any we will add the offers here. No deposit casino offers are more common, head to our casino offers page for a list of these. 

    • How do bonus bets make money

      You will make money from your bonus bet by choosing a winning selection. Most free bets will require a qualifying bet to release your free bet. So really you need to make a profit from that initial qualifying stake and your free bet combined. For example, if you place a qualifying bet of £10 to receive a free bet of £10, you have risked £10 of your own money. You now need to return more than £10 from your two bets to make money. Remember the free bet stake is not normally returned.

    • What is a risk free bet?

      A welcome offer or loyalty incentive where you cannot lose money on a bet. These are a very popular but rare welcome offer. More likely you will find offers that give you a risk free bet after your qualifying bet. So for example you need to make a bet to then release a risk free bet (otherwise known as a free bet).
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