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Free Bets & Bonuses

Free BetsThe table below lists all of the introductory offers available from the UK’s best betting sites (New Customers Only, 18+ Years, T&C’s apply). Most of these deals give free bets upon either your first deposit or first bet. Some of these promotions will match your first deposit or bet with promotional bonus cash. This is an excellent way to try out a new bookmaker and add excellent value to your bets, some of these deals are worth up to 400% of your initial deposit!

You will see on the rest of our site we list regular offers by sport and category. By signing up to several bookmakers you can ensure you can claim the very best deals every week. We update all of our listed promotions every day so check back for the latest betting offers.

Beware of minimum odds requirements and any rollover requirements for withdrawal. Remember you must be 18 or over to claim these deals (in the UK) and terms and conditions apply. Our step by step guide below the table explains how to claim all of these sign up deals.

Event specific enhanced odds new customer offers and sign up deals are listed on our home page when available.

Best Introductory Free Bet Offers & Bonuses

Bonus For New Customers Only, T&C’s Apply, 18+, BeGambleAware.org Gamstop.co.uk #ad
Bonus (T&Cs Apply)
Details
Claim
See Bet365 For Full Offer Terms and Conditions
T&Cs apply 18+
Bet £10 & Get £30 in Free Bets for new customers at bet365. Min deposit requirement. Free Bets are paid as Bet Credits and are 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. Registration required. #ad
Bet £10 (Evens+), £40 in free bets & 50 spins (£0.20 / spin)
T&Cs apply 18+
New customers only. Register (excl. 13/04/24) with WELCOME50. First bet £10+ at Evens (2.0)+ on Sports within 7 days to get Free Bets: £20 In-Play, £20 Acca & 50 x £0.20 (£10) Free Spins on Fishin’ Frenzy within 10 hours of settlement. 7-day expiry. Eligibility & payment exclusions apply. Full T&Cs apply. #ad
10% cash back, without restrictions, on losing bets
Cashback is cash without restrictions. Full T&C's apply. No Max cashout. Gambling can be addictive. Play responsibly. T&C's apply. 18+ #ad
50% back as a free bet up to £25 on first day loses
T&Cs apply 18+
18+. New accounts only. New customers 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 and the day finishes at 23:59. Free bets must be entirely used and stakes are deducted from returns. Free bets expire after 7 days and are non-withdrawable. Full T&Cs apply. Begambleaware.org #ad
£10 Weekly Acca Free Bet, £10 Weekly Create a bet Free bet, Daily £5 racing Free Bet
T&Cs apply 18+
18+, UK only. Min odds and selections apply per offer. Cashed out bets and bets on non-runners do not qualify. Free bets are credited at bet settlement and will expire 7 days after being credited. Full terms apply per offer. #ad
Bet £10+ Evens+ Get 4x£5 Free bets & £10 Slots Bonus
T&Cs apply 18+
18+ New Customers Only. Opt in and bet £10 on football (odds 2.00+) within 7 days. No cash-out. Get 4x£5 Free Bets for set markets and a £10 Slot Bonus for Big Bass Splash, 30x wagering, to withdraw max £250. Rewards expire in 20 days. Selected payment methods only. T&Cs apply. begambleaware.org | Please gamble responsibly #ad
Bet £5+ 2/1+ Get up to £30 in Free bets if first bet loses
T&Cs apply 18+
18+ New Customers Only. Opt-in, bet on Horse Racing within 7 days of registration. Get your stake refunded up to £30 in Free Bets for set markets if your bet loses (odds 3.00+). Free bets expire in 7 days. Card payments only. T&Cs apply, see below. Offer valid from 16:00 UK time 04/08/2023. begambleaware.org | Please Gamble Responsibly #ad
Bet £10 at evens+ to claim a £15 in Free Bets (3 x £5 tokens) & £5 casino bonus, valid 7 days
T&Cs apply 18+
18+ . New customers only. UK residents only. Minimum deposit £10. Minimum eligible bet £10. Min odds: 2.00. Free bets and bonus credited on eligible bet settlement. Free bet stakes are not included in returns. Casino bonus wagering is 50x and the bonus expires in 30 days. Free bets expire in 7 days. Certain deposit types are excluded. T&Cs apply. begambleaware.org #ad
Bet £20 get a £50 single use free bet to use at odds 1.70+, wager winnings once, max winnings £200, valid 7 days
18+ | UK New Players Only | Opt-in Required | Min £20 qualifying bets, stake not returned | Free bet – one-time stake of £50, min odds 1.7, stake not returned | Bonus Code: FBSBET | 1X wager the winnings | Wager from real balance first | Wager calculated on bonus bets only | Max conversion: £200 | Valid for 7 Days from issue | Excluded Skrill & Neteller deposits | Withdrawal requests voids all active/pending bonuses | Full Terms apply #ad
Bet £10 at 1/2+ to recieve 4x£10 free bet tokens
T&Cs apply 18+
18+ only. New customers only. For verified UK and Ireland clients only. The qualifying bet should start at £/€10 and have 1.9 or greater odds. Following the qualifying bet, you will receive 5 free bets that can be used one after another. Each free bet lasts for 7 days. Single bet only. Pre-Match or Live. No Cash-Out. Max payout – £/€500. #ad
Minimum deposit £15, 50% match up to £50, 8x rollover at 4/5+ odds in 30 days, use code PLAY10
T&Cs apply 18+
New bettors get 50% of deposit up to £50; Code: PLAY10; 1x per household; Min deposit £15 (no Skrill/Neteller); Wager deposit & bonus 8x; Max qualifying bet stake=initial bonus; valid 60 days; Min odds 4/5 singles, 2/5 per acca leg; Some bet types excluded; See full terms; #ad
50% losses back as a free bet (minimum 3 bets) + 10 free spins
T&Cs apply 18+
We've enhanced our Sportsbook Welcome Offer, giving new UK customers the opportunity to get 50% back as a Free Bet up to £35 plus 10 Free Spins! T&Cs apply | 18+ New UK Customers Only | BeGambleAware.org #ad
Bet £10 at evens+, get a £15 free bet use at 4/5+
T&Cs apply 18+
18+, 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 not eligible. #ad
Deposit and bet £25 on any evens+ market get £10 free bet valid 7 days
18+ only. New customers only. Sign Up using the promo code b25g10fb and make a minimum deposit of £25. Place a minimum £25 bet on any selection with minimum odds of evens (2.0) and receive a £10 free bet upon bet settlement the following day. BeGambleAware.org. Full terms apply. #ad
Bet £10 at 1/2+ get 2x £10 sportsbook free bets, 4x £5 spread bets
T&Cs apply 18+
18+ begambleaware.org. Spread betting losses can exceed deposit. Place a qualifying £10 fixed odds bet at odds of 1/2 or greater. Qualifying bet cannot be placed in-play or cashed out early. Get 2x £10 fixed odds free bets, 2x £5 Winning Favourites spread bets, and 2x £5 Total Goals spread bets. Free bet stakes not included in any winnings from the free fixed odds bets. Free bets expire in 28 days if unused. #ad
Place £10 bet (min odds 2/5+) get 2 x £5 free bets, a £10 casino bonus and 20 free spins
T&Cs apply 18+
Only available to new, verified customers residing in the UK. Place a first ever sports bet (£10 min. stake, single or multiple bets, 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. #ad
Place at £10+ first bet at evens+ get a £10 free bet valid 2 weeks, use at 4/5+
T&Cs apply 18+
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 not eligible. #ad
Bet £10 Evens+ Get £15 Free Bet Use At 4/5+
T&Cs apply 18+
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. Play responsibly, www.begambleaware.org. T&C's apply. #ad
Sign up and bet £10 within 14 days at 1/2+ get 2x £10 free bets valid 7 days each
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, 18+ #ad
If your first £5 bet loses get a £5 free bet
T&Cs apply 18+
This offer is valid to new sports customers only until 31/12/2023 22:59 GMT. Valid once for players who have opted in before placing their first bet. If a player’s first bet loses, a £5 Free Bet will be assigned to their account. Does not apply to players’ first settled bet, if you place more than 1 bet. Only 1st placed bet will be counted. The minimum bet to qualify is £5. The maximum Free Bet amount from this promotion is £5. Free Bets will be assigned to your account as a free bet within 72 hours of bet being settled. Please Gamble Responsibly. T&Cs apply #ad
Bet £10 (evens+) get 6x£5 free bets
T&Cs apply 18+
18+ New customers only. Opt in, bet £10 at odds 2.00+ within 7 days, no cashout. Get 6x £5 Free Bets, set events at odds 2.00+. 7 day bonus expiry. Debit Card / Apple Pay payments only. Click for T&Cs. Please Gamble Responsibly. #ad
Bet £20 horse racing (evens+) get 4x£10 racing free bets
T&Cs apply 18+
18+ New Customers only. Opt in, bet £20 on Horse Racing, 1/1+ odds in 7 days, no cash out. Get £40 in Free Bets on set markets valid 7 days. Debit Card / Apple Pay payments only. T&Cs apply. See below. begambleaware.org | Please Gamble Responsibly. #ad
£5 free bet weekly if you stake £25+ at 1/2+ (Mon-Sun)
T&Cs apply 18+
min odds 3/1 (4.00) / min 3 selections / free bet valid 7 days / T&C apply / 18+ / Begambleaware.org #ad
Min odds Evens (2.0), 3x £10 free bets valid 7 days (Evens+) & £10 casino bonus (50x rollvover 7 days)
T&Cs apply 18+
18+ begambleaware.org. New customers only. Minimum deposit £10. Place a £10+ bet on football of odds 1/1 (2.00) or greater to receive your £30 in football free bets once qualifying bet is settled. Free bets valid for 7 days. £10 Casino bonus will be credited the day after you have deposited. Casino bonus must be wagered at least 50x before any withdrawals can take place. Full T&Cs apply. #ad
50% back on bets of evens+ up to £50 + up to 20 casino bonus
T&Cs apply 18+
18+ New Customer only. Register with Fafabet and get 50% back as a free bet up to £50+20 casino bonus. Deposit and bet on Sportsbook markets of your choice at odds of evens 1/1 (2.00) or greater is required to qualify for the max free bet, which is based on first day losses. Even a single £10 bet at minimum odds, secures a £5 Free Bet & 5 Free Spins. T&Cs apply. #ad
Bet £10 Evens+ Get £10 Free Bet Token To Use At 4/5+
T&Cs apply 18+
18+, Welcome Bonus: New Players only, 1st Deposit, Min Deposit,: £10, max £20 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 #ad
Bet £10 at 1/2+ withing 14 days of sign up get 2 x £10 free bets valid 7 days
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 the 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 full T&Cs. Bet Responsibly. BeGambleAware.org. 18+ #ad
400% in free funds from a £5 wager, tokens awarded as 4 x £5 free bets
T&Cs apply 18+
18+. UK+IRE only. Min first bet £5 at odds 1/2 or more. Tote and Pool excluded. Must be placed within 14 days of account reg. £20 credited as 4 x £5 free bets. Not valid with Cash Out. Free bet valid for 4 days. Free bet stake not returned. T&Cs apply. #ad
Bet £10 Evens+ Get £10 Free Bet Token To Use At 4/5+
T&Cs apply 18+
18+, Welcome Bonus: New Players only, 1st Deposit, Min Deposit,: £10, max £20 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 #ad
£10 Free Bet after first 5x£10 bets then tiered bonuses
T&Cs apply 18+
18+ New customers only. GB & ROI customers only. Promo code NEWWELCOME60 must be used. Certain bet types are excluded. 3 qualifying bets of £10 or more required within 3 calendar days of registration. Bets must be placed and settled on the same day as the event. 50% back based on net losses after 3 calendar days or if you reach £120 of net losses before 3 days is up, you will receive your Free Bet the following day. Your Free Bet will expire after 7 days. Free Bet is £1min, capped at £60. Restrictions + T&Cs apply. #ad
Min Odds – 1/2 (1.5), 4 x £5 Free Bets awarded on bet placement, use code 20FREE
T&Cs apply 18+
18+ New UK+IRE customers. Paypal and certain deposit types and bet types excluded. Min £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4 x £5 free bets. Free bets valid for 4 days on sports, stake not returned, restrictions apply. T&Cs apply. #ad
Min Odds – Evens (2.0), £10 Football free bet, £10 Greyhounds free bet £10 virtual sports free bet & 10 spins
New customers only, 18+. Min deposit £10. Place a £50 bet on any sport at 2.0+ to qualify for £25 in free bets and 10 Free Spins. Free Bets and Spins valid 7 days. £0.10 Free Spins. T&Cs apply. BeGambleAware.org. #ad
0% Commission on all exchange sports bet for 100 days from date of registration
T&Cs apply 18+
New 18+ Customers only. 0% commission on all exchange sports for 100 days. Promo code 0COMM100 must be entered during registration. Offer only available to users who deposit via debit card. Standard 2% commission rate applies on 101st day. Not available to API, RDT or trading software customers. T&Cs Apply. #ad
Applies Any Bet, Any Market, Any Odds, stake up to £10, 2x Price With Cash Winnings
T&Cs apply 18+
Double the odds, any sport, any bet, any odds. New registrations who deposit (excluding Neteller/Skrill) can apply a double odds boost to any £10 bet within 60 days, winnings in cash. #ad
Bet £10+ on a 4+ acca with minimum total odds of 3/1+, get 4x£5 free bets & 50 free spins
T&Cs apply 18+
18+ New UK customers. Bet £10 on accas with 4+ legs, min odds 3/1 (4.0). Get 4x £5 Free Bets and 50 Free Spins, valid for 7 days on selected bets and games only. T&Cs apply. BeGambleAware.org #ad
Bet £20+ on racing at 2/5+ Get a £20 bonus for racing (valid 30 days) and a £10 casino bonus (valid 7 days, 50x rollover)
T&Cs apply 18+
18+. BeGambleAware.org. New customers only. Min deposit £20 (debit cards only). Opt in for £20 racing bonus money. Place a £20+ bet on Horse Racing at min odds 2/5 (1.40) each leg, casino 50x. Unless forfeited, racing offer must be wagered before using the casino bonus. Racing bonus valid for 30 days. Geographical restrictions and T&C’s apply. #ad
If your first bet loses (2/5+ odds) money back up to £40 as bonus + £10 bonus for casino
T&Cs apply 18+
18+ begambleaware.org. New customers only. Min deposit £10. Money back as bonus if first bet loses. Wagering requirements: all 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&C's apply. #ad
10% cash back, without restrictions, on losing bets
T&Cs apply 18+
Cashback is cash without restrictions. Full T&C's apply. No Max cashout. Gambling can be addictive. Play responsibly. T&C's apply. 18+ #ad
Bet £20, evens+, get a £10 free bet, use at 4/5+ in 14 days
18+. New depositing sport players only. Offer only applies to players who are residents of United Kingdom. Min deposit £10, minimum wagering on sport £20, req qualifying bets at min odds at 1/1. Bet expires after 14 days of being credited. Max one £10 free bet per customer, paid as bonus token with min odds 4/5 req. PayPal, Neteller, Paysafe or Skrill not eligible. Gambling can be addictive. Please Play Responsibly. www.begambleaware.org. T&C's apply. #ad
0% commission on all bets for 60 days
T&Cs apply 18+
Use code COMMFREE to trade with 0% commission for 60 days. Min. £10/€10 first deposit using Debit Card or Instant Banking. Full T&C’s apply.18+. BeGambleAware.org. #ad
Wagering required to activate free bet
T&Cs apply 18+
New Players only. Max. Free Bet Token amount: £15. Minimum Deposit: £15. Minimum wagering on Sport to activate the Free Bet Token: £15. Full T&C's apply. #ad
Bet £15+ at evens+ and get a £10 bonus token to use at 4/5+
T&Cs apply 18+
New customers only. Max. one £10 free bet. Qualifying bets must be placed at odds of 1/1 (2.00) or greater. Paid as bonus token with min. 4/5 (1.80) Odds req. T&CS APPLY. 18+ #ad
Bet £10 at 1/2+ to get £30 surprise bet
T&Cs apply 18+
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 awarded immediately but could be issued the next working day in exceptional circumstances such as technical fault. Additional T&Cs apply. Please gamble responsibly. #ad
100% profit boost on your first £10 bet up to £100 extra winnings
T&Cs apply. New reg only. Claim by placing a min deposit £10 via "My Offers" page within 30 days. Skrill/Neteller deposits excl. 7 days to stake max £10 in-play. Max. extra winnings £100. 18+ BeGambleAware.org. #ad
Wager £20 at 1/2+ get £20 free bet, 1x wagering of free bet winnings, valid 7 days
T&Cs apply 18+
New Players Only. Min £20 qualifying bets, stake not returned. Free bet - one-time stake of £20, min odds 1.5, stake not returned. 1X wager the winnings. Wager from real balance first. Wager calculated on bonus bets only. Max conversion: £200. Valid for 7 Days from receipt. Withdrawal requests void all active/pending bonuses. Excluded Skrill and Neteller deposits. Full Terms apply #ad
Deposit £10 an get a £20 free bet, 1x wagering of winnings. Plus 30 free spins.
New Players Only. Free bet - one-time stake of £20, min odds 1.5, stake not returned. Min £10 qualifying bets, stake not returned. 1X wager the winnings. Wager from real balance first. Wager calculated on bonus bets only. Max conversion: £200. Valid for 7 Days from receipt. Free Spins Offer: Wager from real balance first. 50X wager the bonus. Contribution varies per game. Selected games only. Wager calculated on bonus bets only. Max conversion: £20. Bonus is valid 7 days from receipt. Withdrawal requests void all active/pending bonuses. Excluded Skrill and Neteller deposits. Full Terms apply #ad
Min Odds – 1/2 (1.5), Tokens Valid 7 Days
T&Cs apply 18+
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 #ad

Your Guide to Claiming Free Bets & Bonuses

guideDon’t miss out on your introductory deals from the best UK bookmakers. Read our guide to ensure you fulfil your bonus, free bet or insurance offer to the full.

For details and explanations of the differences between free bets, matched bets and deposit bonuses see the dedicated section our home page.

If on the other hand you would like to see our comprehensive guide to all aspects of online betting please see our sister guide site, OnlineBetting.org.uk.  On that site we cover everything you could ever possibly want to know about betting in the UK

How to Claim an Introductory Offer

  • claim iconClick the right link – With many betting sites if you go directly to their home page and register you may not be entitled to the welcome deal. To ensure you receive your award click the links on LatestBettingOffers.co.uk. We ensure that all of our links land on the correct promotional pages.
  • Do you already have an account? – If you already have an account with a bookmaker you will not be able to claim. Don’t worry there are plenty of other fish in the sea, try one of our other recommended online bookmakers.
  • Is there a promo code? – If a code is required to activate the sign up promotion we list it in the table above and in our betting site reviews. Ensure you enter this into the correct box when you register.
  • Verify your account – You will be allowed to sign up, bet and take advantage of the welcome deal straight away however in order to withdraw funds and exceed any limits you will need to verify your account. This ensures vulnerable people such as children under 18 are not allowed to gamble and are this is a UK gambling licence requirement stringently enforced by the Gambling Commission.
  • Deposit Method – Some eWallet payment methods are permissible for many of the welcome deals on this page, any ineligible methods will be listed in the terms.  This is due to the lower level of verification checks required compared to a bank, which in the past has led to bonus abuse through duplication accounts and fraud.  If you want to claim an offer you will often need to deposit by an eligible method such as a bank card and switch to an eWallet or pre-paid card later down the line.

How to Get the Most Value out of a Sign-Up Free Bet

  • valueRead our reviews – Our online bookmaker reviews detail all the important terms and conditions of sign up deals as well telling you a little about the operator including regular promos, markets and history. See our sister site using the link above for detailed betting site guides by bookie and sport.
  • Deposit the correct amount – Some free bets and most bonuses match your first deposit rather than your first bet. To make sure you get the offer you want make sure you deposit the correct amount of cash. For example with a 100% matched deposit bonus up to £200 you will need to make a first deposit of £200 to claim the full amount. If you don’t want to deposit this much however the bookie will still match your deposit 100% on amounts as little as £10 upwards. You can only claim the offer once however so consider this in advance.
  • Bet the right amount – Most free bets and some bonuses match your first bet irrespective of how much you deposit. For example BetVictor’s matched first bet bonus up to £25 requires you to place a first stake of £25 to claim the full bonus, if you stake £10 you will get a £10 bonus. Even if you deposit £25 in this instance but were to place a £10 then a £15 bet the bonus will only be awarded based on your first wager.
  • Add the maximum value to your bet – When taking up a sign up bonus this is effectively free money, if you bet at low odds you will get a lower payout however if you back a donkey at 1000/1 your unlikely to win! Free bet stakes are generally not returned so consider betting on prices with moderate odds to still give yourself a good payout but still with a chance of winning.
  • Only place the bet you want to – When you register and bet make sure you are betting on the markets and lines you want to. Don’t just throw your free promo away, use it wisely. Most promos are valid for at least 7 days so there is no massive rush to use the offer.
  • Try out several betting sites – Introductory deals are there so you can get a feel for the bookie and find the right betting site for you. Sign up to several betting sites using the links in the above table, this will help you find your perfect bookmaker and at the same time add tons of value to your bets through welcome bonuses. By having a portfolio of bookmakers you will also be able to add better value to your bets week to week by exploiting the best odds and event specific offers.
  • Restrictions – Make sure you understand any restrictions on the promotion, such as minimum odds requirements, validity and rollovers. We discuss these in more detail here.

Welcome Bonus & Free Bet Restrictions to look out for

  • restrictionsMinimum Odds – Sign up deals that award freebets and bonuses based on your first wager or deposit will require you to place your first bet(s) at minimum odds. These are generally quite low and always at most evens (2.0 in decimal) or lower. If you wager at a price lower than this you may contravene the terms of the offer and lose your freebie or bonus. If you are awarded promotion cash you may also need to wager this a higher than a given price to meet any rollover requirement.
  • Rollover Requirements – When you receive a bonus it is possible to withdraw both the bonus and any winnings once you rollover the promo cash several times. Rollover simply means betting the bonus amount a number of times over. For example when you take advantage of the a 100% matched deposit deal where you need to wager both your deposit and bonus three times at minimum odds of 1/2 (1.50). In this example if you deposit £100 you will get a £100 bonus, if you then wager £600 in total stakes within a given number of days at those minimum odds or higher you will be able to withdraw any bonus cash and any winnings. If you wager your bonus cash at lower odds you can still win but it just won’t count towards the rollover.
  • Validity – Free bets and promo cash usually have an expiry time. Taking the above example, you have 90 days to complete the rollover requirements. Many free tokens however are valid for between 7 and 30 days depending on the bookie. Please don’t miss your freebie this way. Expiry’s are all detailed in our betting site reviews so take a quick look or have a glance at the offer terms and conditions so you know your expiry limits.
  • Markets / Bet Types – Some markets and bet types may not be included in the deal, again please check first. For example it is quite common for introductory deals to apply to single bet markets so if you place a full cover bet such as a Lucky 15 it may not count towards the requirements. It is also very rare for pari-mutual bets such as tote and totepool to count towards these deals.
  • Funding Restrictions – You may not be able to claim a bonus if you deposit using certain payment options. For example it is quite common for welcome offers to be restricted when depositing by Skrill (moneybookers) and Neteller. This is not always the case but make sure you check in advance. See our reviews and our sister site (OnlineBetting.org.uk) payment options section for full details of funding mechanism offer restrictions.

What Can I Do If I Miss Out On My Free Bet Or Bonus?

  • Contact The Bookmaker – In general bookies are quite understanding if you fail to get your free token due to a genuine mistake. For example if your free token expired before you could use it. Contact them by email, phone or live chat and explain what went wrong an invariably they will re-ward your sign up deal.   One of the major reasons bookies give these offers is to allow you to try them out in the first place so it is very much in their interest to re-issue any lost or unused tokens.
  • Advertising Standards – If you genuinely believe you’ve been mis-sold an offer by a betting site then you can complain to the advertising standards agency, you will need to provide proof, either of incorrect offer terms or any misleading communications, that could have led to you misinterpreting the promotion.
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