Free Bets | Best & New Betting Offers [July 2024]

Best free bets list. Updated daily to include 50 new betting offers for July 2024. These bookie sign up offers are from trusted, licensed UK betting sites. Many free bets exclusive to OLBG so click the see offer links on this page to qualify.

Bet £10, Get £60 in Free Bets

NI excluded. New customers only. 7 days to place qualifying bet to receive 6 x Free Bets: 2 x £10 BetBuilder, 2 x £10 Acca, 1 x £10 Horse Racing, 1 x £10 Football. Stake not returned. T&Cs apply. 18+
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Bet £10, Get £50 in Free Bets

New customers only. Register with SUMMER50 between 31/05/24 – 14/07/24. First bet £10+ at Evens (2.0)+ on Sports within 7 days to get 3 x £10 in Sports Free Bets & 2 x £10 in Acca Free Bets within 10 hours of settlement. 7-day expiry. Eligibility & payment exclusions apply. Full T&Cs apply.
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Bet a Tenner, Get £30 in Free Bets

18+ New customers only. Opt in & bet £10+ via mobile on any sports at 2.00+ odds within 7 days. No Cash out. Get 3x £10 Free Bets on selected markets. Free bets expire in 7 days. Card payments & Apple Pay only. T&Cs apply. | Please gamble responsibly
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Get £30 in Free Bets when you bet £10

18+ New Customers Only. Opt in and bet £10 (odds 2.00+) within 3 days of sign up. No cash-out. Get 3x£10 Free Bets for set markets (odds 2.0+) which expire in 5 days. Cards and Apple Pay payments only. Click for T&Cs. | Please gamble responsibly
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Bet £10, Get £30 in Free Bets

New UK customers only. Min £10 first deposit using Debit Card or Bank Transfer. Place a bet of £10 at min odds of 1.5 and get £10 upon settlement. Further £10 Multiple token will be credited after 24 hours and a further £5 Horse Racing Multiple token and a £5 Football Bet Builder token will be credited after 48 hours. Full T&Cs apply.18+.
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Which are the Best Free Bets?

Updated regularly, this is the current list of best free bets in our expert team's opinion

  1. BetVictor
  2. BetUK
  3. PariMatch
  4. BetMGM
  5. TalkSPORTbet
  6. FAFABet
  7. TOTE
  8. PaddyPower

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 can see the star ratings below each logo in the free bets list.

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 betting sites page. On this page the ratings are given by our in house editorial team

👍 What we Consider when Rating Free Bet Offers from Betting Sites**

1. 🎁 Easy access for customers

2. ☑️ Simple terms and conditions

3. 🔄 Minimal turnover requirement 

4. 🏇 Not overly restrictive qualifying bets

5. ⭐ High ratings by users

Simplicty in obtaining a free bet is key which is why our bullet point checklist remains as simple as it can be.

Ultimate Checklist for The Best Bookie Signup Offers💥🎲

Ensure the free bet is 🎁 easily accessible, with ☑️clear terms & conditions, Low 🔄 turnover requirement and 🏇minimal restrictions on qualifying bets. Choose a ⭐highly-rated provider for the best free bets!

👎 Why We Rate Offers Lowly

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.

Casino Free Bets

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Casino free bets are more commonly referred to as casino offers or casino bonuses but they work in a similar way to bookmaker free bets. We have a designated page here that lists UK casino bonuses. 

The key differences are that you will see very different restrictions and terms. So rather than having to place a bet at certain odds to qualify for a free bet with a bookmaker, with a casino offer, you may have to turn over a certain amount with your bonus before you can withdraw any winnings. 

Jenny Mason

Jenny Mason

Slots content manager

Free Spins as welcome offers at casinos are often better than deposit offers because you get to play new slots for the first time for free, even without making a deposit sometimes - The 1p per spin offers are not great but often you'll get 50 free spins at 10p and can land a bonus round - Also look for offers with no wagering as it can be difficult to convert any winnings into cash

Rather than a bonus, some casino free bets come in the form of free spins. So you may need to deposit a certain amount and qualify for several free spins on a certain slot. These can sometimes sound like much better offers than they are as 100 free spins at 1p a spin is only worth £1. Check these offers in detail and the wagering requirements that go with them.

Check out our page for all the casino free bets but for your convenience, we have listed the top 5 here. 

Spend £10, Get 30 Extra Spins on Monopoly Paradise Mansion

  • Wagering req. 0x
  • Value/free spin £0.20
  • Offer amount £6
New members only, must opt in. Min £10 deposit & wager. 30 day expiry from deposit.18+. Free Spins: on MONOPOLY Paradise Mansion. 1p coin size, max lines. Bingo: Advertised ticket value based on £1 tickets. Game availability & restrictions apply. #Ad
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100% up to £100 + 100 Bonus Spins

  • Wagering req. 40x
  • Value/free spin £0.10
  • Offer amount £100
Please play responsibly | | T&C Apply. 1st deposit only. Min deposit £10. Max bonus: £100. X40 wagering. Bonus Spins valid for selected games only. X40 wagering on bonus spins winnings. Expire within 24 Hours. User Agreement & Bonus T&C apply.
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100% up to £200 Casino Bonus

  • Wagering req. 35x
  • Value/free spin -
  • Offer amount £200
New customer only, deposit and stake £20 in Fafabet Casino Get a Casino bonus up to £200! Winnings are capped at 250, There is a 35x wagering requirement and 7-day expiry date. UK18+ T&C's Apply.
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£500 Welcome Bonus + 150 Free Spins

  • Wagering req. 30x
  • Value/free spin £0.10
  • Offer amount £515
First 3 deposits only. Min. deposit £10. Max Bonus £500 and 150 spins. 30x wagering (dep+bonus). 30x on spins, 4x conversion, bonus and spins valid on selected slots. T&Cs apply
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100% up to £50 + 100 Exclusive Free Spins!

  • Wagering req. 30x
  • Value/free spin -
  • Offer amount £50
First Deposit Only. Min. deposit: £10, max. Bonus £50. Game: Book of Dead, Spin Value: £0.1. WR of 30x Deposit + Bonus amount and 60x Free Spin winnings amount (only Slots count) within 30 days. Max bet is 10% (min £0.10) of the free spin winnings and bonus amount or £5 (lowest amount applies). Spins must be used and/or Bonus must be claimed before using deposited funds. Bonuses do not prevent withdrawing deposit balance. First Deposit/Welcome Bonus can only be claimed once every 72 hours across all Casinos. Bonus Policy applies.
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🆕 Free Bets Weekly Update - Monday, 15th July

By Steve Madgwick - Editor-In-Chief 

Each week, I will update you with fresh information from the OLBG team on new free bet offers and the main sporting events of the coming week. Combining a free bet welcome offer with a sporting event you've been looking forward to can be a great way to try out a new betting site.

Our commercial manager Sam Darkens, speaks daily with our partners to find the best free bets and event-specific offers to bring to this section to set you up for the week with deals and events that might interest you.

Sam Darkens

Sam's Highlights This Week

Things have gone a little more quiet with Euro and Wimbledon specials all coming to an end, as the welcome offer sphere settles, we will pick out the stand out offers later this week.

- Sam Darkens, Commercial manager and betting industry expert

New Free Bets & Offers this week

⚽ Matchbook change offer to £30 free bets on horse racing

New Free Bet Offers This Week

Get £30 in Free Bets when you bet £10

  • Min Deposit £10
  • Min Odds 2
  • Offer amount £30
Payout Speed: 24h
18+ New Customers Only. Opt in and bet £10 (odds 2.00+) within 3 days of sign up. No cash-out. Get 3x£10 Free Bets for set markets (odds 2.0+) which expire in 5 days. Cards and Apple Pay payments only. Click for T&Cs. | Please gamble responsibly
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New PlanetSport BET Offer

Planetsport Bet has collaborated with us to bring an exclusive Bet £10 get £10 matched bet offer with the Promo Code OLBG10. This one might not last long, 100% deposit match offers don't stick for long.

OfferDetailBookiePromo Code
1£100 Winning boost on AccasAK BetsNone Required
2Get £40 when you Bet £15 [see above]BetanoBetano
3Bet £10 get £50 till end of EurosBetfairNone
4Bet £10 get £40 in Free BetsBetMGMNone
5Bet £10 Get £10PlanetSport BetOLBG10
6Up to £25 Free BetStar SportsNone


BetUK offers a dedicated offering centred around football, horse racing, and tennis, and it does it very well. Super Quick App makes things simple.

Bet £10, Get £30 in Free Bets!

  • Min Deposit £10
  • Min Odds 1.8
  • Offer amount £30
Payout Speed: 24h
New customers, Deposit & Place a Bet within 7 days of registration, and settle a £10 minimum bet at odds of 4/5 (1.8) or greater, to be credited with 3x £10 free bets: 1 x £10 Horse racing, 1 x £10 Free Bet Builder and 1 x £10 Football. Stake not returned, 7 day expiry on free bets. T&C’s Apply.
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The BetMGM sportsbook brings you all the action from the most entertaining sports worldwide.

Bet £10, Get £60 in Free Bets

  • Min Deposit £10
  • Min Odds 2
  • Offer amount £60
Payout Speed: 24h
NI excluded. New customers only. 7 days to place qualifying bet to receive 6 x Free Bets: 2 x £10 BetBuilder, 2 x £10 Acca, 1 x £10 Horse Racing, 1 x £10 Football. Stake not returned. T&Cs apply. 18+
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New to the UK, an International Brand looking to bring users a betting experience like no other. Odds are offered on just about everything!

Get £30 in Free Bets when you bet £10

  • Min Deposit £10
  • Min Odds 2
  • Offer amount £30
Payout Speed: 24h
18+ New Customers Only. Opt in and bet £10 (odds 2.00+) within 3 days of sign up. No cash-out. Get 3x£10 Free Bets for set markets (odds 2.0+) which expire in 5 days. Cards and Apple Pay payments only. Click for T&Cs. | Please gamble responsibly
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PlanetSport BET

A bookmaker designed for “true sports fans”. PlanetSport Bet is a fantastic betting experience, combined with the very best in sports media and information to help your punting.

Star Sports

The UK’s leading luxury bookmaker, Star Sports was launched as Star Racing in 1999. Star Sports offers a range of boutique bookmaking services to its discerning clients:

Up to £25 Free Bet + 25 Free Spins!

  • Min Deposit £10
  • Min Odds 2.0
  • Offer amount £25
Payout Speed: 24h
New UK/IE customers only. Sign up and place your first sports bet at odds of Evens (2.0) or greater and if it loses, get a free bet equivalent to 50% of your first bet stake (min £10), to a maximum value of £25, plus 25 free spins on Gold Horsey Winner. Full T&Cs apply. 18+ |
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This Week's Sport

A little less sporting action this wee, but the Tour De France continues, as does darts and snooker, while the Open Golf gets underway on Thursday joined by the cricket test match between England vs West Indies.

Date - JuneSportEvent/TipsBest Site
All Week🚲 Cycling
Tour de FranceBetway
All Week🎯 Darts
World Matchplay
Paddy Power
All Week🎱 Snooker
Shanghai Masters
Monday🏇🏾 Horse Racing
York, Sandown & Chesterbet365
Thursday 19th🏌️Golf
The OpenBetfair
🏏 Cricket
England v West Indies

Recent New Free Bet Promotions Still Available

Still available

Fitzdares introduced enticing greyhound betting promotions. BZeeBet offers an exclusive welcome deal available only through OLBG. Additionally, Leo Vegas Sports' new welcome offer provides £30 in free bets when you wager £10, making it quite popular.

Fitzdares upped its game with new greyhound betting promotions. They are not currently on our Top Ten Greyhound Betting sites list, but perhaps they are making a play to be considered. The offers are well worth looking at.

Sam has completed an EXCLUSIVE welcome offer at BZeeBet, only available here at OLBG.

One of the most popular free bet offers we have had on-site recently is the New Leo Vegas Sports Welcome Offer, and it's no wonder with £30 in free bets when you bet £10 - full terms and conditions apply

Free Bets Explained

A free bet is a promotional strategy by bookmakers to attract new users to their betting platform. It could be a fixed amount added to your first deposit or a percentage of the amount invested.

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To make the most of these free bet offers, it's crucial to understand their terms and conditions, as they differ among bookmakers. Some might require a minimum deposit to activate the free bet or sign-up offer. 

How Do Free Bets Work?

Perfect for new users, a free bet is either a fixed bonus or a % of your first deposit. They are often not quite as free as you might think and more of a bonus credit which is not cash, so remember to check T&Cs 📝 as they vary per bookmaker. 🎁

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. 

Richard Moffat

Richard Moffat

Ceo & gambling industry expert

Our CEO Richard Moffat explains that while free bets may seem very attractive they should not form the only reason to register a new account with a bookmaker. Rather, we advise a good read of our full bookmaker reviews to ensure they have everything you need first - Then read the terms and conditions of the offer to understand fully and use them to try out the platform

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.

Kickstart Your Betting Journey🚀💸

Often your first bet💰 acts as a qualifier, met with an equivalent free bet credit! From bet £10 get £10 or bet £10 get £20, to a deposit match up to 100%, the choices are many. Just remember, offers might be limited to certain values and sports 🏇⚽️ so check carefully!

What is the Difference Between Free Bet Offers and Sign Op Deposit Bonuse?

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 but what is the difference between that and a free bet?

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In the world of betting promotions, it's crucial to understand the difference between a free bet and a deposit bonus. Free bets are prevalently offered by bookmakers to encourage both new and existing customers to bet with them. When using a free bet, note that the stake is not returned. If you place a £10 free bet with even odds (2.0), you'd receive £10 instead of £20, as the free bet stake is deducted. 

Betting Bonuses Explained💰

Can't tell a Free Bet from a Deposit Bonus? 🤔 Free bets offer returns without the stake, meaning if you win a £10 bet on evens, you get £10, not £20. 😮 But with deposit bonuses, you keep the bonus as cash, once wagering requirements are met. 🏆

On the other hand, deposit bonuses operate differently. These allow you to retain the bonus value as cash, but usually come with wagering requirements to prevent immediate withdrawal. This means you have to place a specified number of bets before you can convert the bonus to withdrawable cash. For instance, if you get a £20 bonus with x3 wagering requirements, you'd need to place bets worth £60 before you can withdraw the bonus and any winnings made from it. Understanding these distinctions will crucially enhance your betting experience.

Steve Madgwick

Steve Madgwick


I always look for a Bet & Get Bonus these days - They are often easier to understand and give you a range of free bets [-minus stake back] to use across different sports and are more flexible for the way I bet.

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.

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

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 researched 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.

Darren Brett

Darren Brett

Tipster competition manager

My weekend racing betting is not complete without bet365 and the ITV racing 4/1 offer, getting rewarded with a free bet for winning makes a win even sweeter, especially while I can watch on the TV too! Working for OLBG and reviewing many new bookies, sign-up offers are few and far between for me, so finding a great offer for existing customers is always a treat

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. 

💰🎁 Weekly Free Bet Clubs

Free bets are well known as an incentive for people to open a new betting account but some bookmakers also offer them regularly after sign up.In our guide to free bet clubs we explain all.

The best weekly free bet clubs are:

1. VirginBet

💰🎁 VirginBet's best free bets club is engineered around accumulators, or accas with a simple to follow qualification process.

Steve Madgwick

Steve Madgwick


Weekly free bets clubs can often change and terms and conditions should be fully read and understood. VirginBet has stood out in consistency since bringing the promotion to market, but I wouldn't put anyone off any in our top 5 list here.

2. QuinnBet

💰🎁  QuinnBet features one of the most unique promotions which is a part of the best Free bets clubs. This weekly reward provides bettors the chance to formulate their own bet using the "create a bet" feature. 

3. FAFABet

💰🎁  When searching for the best free bets clubs, it is undeniable that FAFABet outshines most with their daily loyalty promotions. Unlike others that mainly rely on weekly offers, FAFABet can award your account with a free bet daily. 

4. BetVictor

💰🎁 The BetVictor Loyalty Club is one of the best Free Bets clubs offering consistent free bets across any sports to its regular users. 

5. Kwiff

💰🎁  Kwiff is known for offering one of the best Free Bets Clubs, particularly within the realm of football. As you become a loyal user of Kwiff, the rewards increase. In essence, the Free Bets Club is Kwiff's way of generously acknowledging both newcomers and seasoned bettors.

Top 10 Bookmakers for Free Bet Clubs

Top 10 Bookmakers for Free Bet Clubs

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.

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 free bets 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 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

Sub section cover image with a text title of Types of Free bets - the image includes 2 people celebrating with a mobile phone in hand Let's take a closer look at the types of bookmaker offers and free bets you can expect to find when looking to open a new account online

  • 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.

🎁 Matched Deposit Bonus

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. 

Deposit Bonuses💰🎁

They're often based on your first deposit amount, not just free bets. Deposit £50, get £50 more!✨ Percentages can vary, typically 50% or 100%. But remember, turnover requirements can be high, so bet wisely!🎲🔍

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.

Andy Powell

Andy Powell

Content editor

Matched Deposit bonuses used to be the favoured welcome offer, but the demand for these along with the ease of turning the bonus into cash has seen them become less prevalent in recent times making them less viable for bookmakers to offer. Along with the addition of larger wagering requirements taking away much of the value, they have lower appeal now - Oh for the good old days!

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 

Cash Back Offers in Betting 💸🔄

Cash Back offers, another name for deposit bonuses, can seem enticing but be sure to read the fine print! While they may not provide immediate cash withdrawals, they can be advantageous when offered by betting exchanges or spread betting companies. Always know your T&Cs!🔍💡

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🎁🎯

Make the most of Matched Free Bets! Often the first bet placed, ensure you're up to speed with the welcome offer T&Cs.🔍 If the offer is bet £25 get £25, a £5 won't cut it! But an 'up to £25' deal could match your £5 bet with a £5 free bet. Keep an eye on the odds & sports prerequisites. 🎲💡

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. 

Risk-Free Bets💰🎲

Risk-free bets sound enticing, right? Remember, there's still a risk with your qualifying bet! Bet £10, Get £10 risk-free may sound good, but your initial £10 can still be lost. Always explore T&Cs, note the maximum wins and turnover standards. Stay informed, bet smart! 🔍💡

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. 

Luke Bradshaw Lee

Luke Bradshaw Lee

Commercial content manager

Risk-free is becoming a dirty word in the free bets realm - As you only get the benefit and the free bet credit [Not cash!] if you first lose cash - You might get another bite of the cherry, but it's not quite 100% risk-free - Not to mention, if your first bet wins, you get no benefit whatsoever!

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. 

Enhanced Odds & Price Boosts 📈🎯

Enhanced Odds & Price Boosts are rising in popularity among bookies, especially during big sporting events!🏆 Rather than a free bet, they offer inflated odds on popular bets, often with winnings paid as free bets. Ideal for low-stakes wagers, but always review the T&Cs.🔍

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

Profit Boosts 📈💰

Profit Boosts, akin to enhanced odds, boost your winning's profit!🎉 This can be double the profit of your first bet or more. Not as common due to their complexity and non-specific nature, but they could prove a gamechanger, so keep an eye out! #BettingTips🔍💡

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

Money Back Special Free Bets: A Closer Look🔍💰

Money Back Special Bets offer a free bet if a specific event occurs—bettor bets on a football match, certain player scores, get a free bet! However, it's just a free bet, not your cash back. So, win on that free bet to retrieve your initial stake. 🎲👍

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

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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 apps offers. 

Further FAQs Around Free Bets

  • 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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