Free Bets And Signup Offers

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Min deposit £/€/$10 • A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £/€/$10 • Min odds 1/2 (1.50) • Free Bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days • Free Bet stakes not included in returns • Casino Bonus must be claimed within 7 days • To withdraw bonus/related wins, wager the bonus amount 40 times within 14 days • Casino Bonus expires after 60 days • Withdrawal restrictions, payment methods, country & Full T&C’s apply.
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.
18+ New customers only. Opt in, bet £10  on any football market at minimum 1/1 odds. No cash out. Get £40 in Free Bets on selected events. Free Bets expire in 7 days. Debit card / Apple Pay payments only. T&Cs apply, see below. | Please gamble responsibly
New customers only. First single & e/w bet only.Odds of 1/1 or greater. 2 x £10 Bet Tokens. 40 Free Spins at £0.10p per spin. Free bet stakes not included in returns. Free Bets exclude virtuals. Free Bet are non withdrawable. No Free Bet expiry. Game and Eligibility restrictions. 7 day free spin expiry. Free Spins will autoplay on first eligible game loaded. Further T&Cs apply 18+.
New members. £10 min cash bet at 1.5 min odds, settled within 14 days of sign-up. Win part of E/W bets. 2 non-withdrawable £10 tokens: accept in 7 days, valid for 7 days from acceptance (ex. E/Ws & Multiples), stakes not returned. Click for Rules & Exclusions. Bet Responsibly. 18+
New bettors; Code PLAY10; Wager deposit & bonus 8x; Max qualifying bet stake=initial bonus; Valid 60 days; Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply; T&C apply; 18+
New customers only. Place your FIRST bet on any market at odds of min 2.0 (EVS) and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £20. Only deposits made using cards will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply.
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.
18+ New customer only. Min deposit £10. Money back as bonus if first racing bet loses. Wagering requirements: all sportsbook 3x at min. odds of 1.40 (2/5), casino 35x. Unless forfeited the racing bonus must be wagered before using the casino bonus. Bonus expires 7 days after opt-in. Visit for full T&C's.
New UK 18+ only. Register (excl. 13/04/2024) with promo code WELCOME40, Bet £10+ on Sports in one transaction within 7 days of registering. Get £30 Free Bets & £10 free spins within 10hrs of bet settlement. Bonuses expire 7 days after issue. Min odds, eligibility & payment exclusions apply. Full T&Cs apply.
18+ New Customer offer. Place a min £10 bet on Football Sportsbook on odds of min 1.5 (1/2), get £10 in Free Bet Builders. Rewards valid for 30 days. Repeat up to 3 times (max £30 in Free Bets). Only deposits via cards will qualify. T&Cs apply.
18+ Join Spreadex and get 5 x £5 free fixed odds bets, 2 x £5 free Total Goals football spread bets, 2 x £5 free Winning Favourites horse racing spread bets and 50 free spins on Starburst after placing a £25 fixed odds bet at minimum odds of 1/2.
New customers only – £10 min deposit - The bonus will be applied once the full deposit amount has been wagered at least once with cumulative odds of 1.5 or greater. Wagering must be cleared within 90 days. This offer may not be combined with any other offer. Deposit methods, Withdrawal restrictions and Full T&C’s apply
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. £20 surprise bet credited within 48 hours. T&Cs apply. Please gamble responsibly
New, verified customers only. Join VBET and make a first ever Sportsbook bet (singlebet, min. £10, min. odds 1.8). Get £20 in free bets (min. total odds 1.8). Deposit payment methods apply.

What is a Free Bet?

Free bets are the welcome offers given away by bookmakers to attract new potential users or rewarding existing customers. New customer offers are generally offered as a percentage of the first amount invested, a fixed amount that it is added to the first deposit or an enhanced offer based on a match outcome.

The below is a guide, explaining everything you need to know to make the most of the best free bets from UK bookmakers, whether you are a new or existing customer. The terms and conditions of each offer and from each UK bookmaker vary quite widely so it’s always important to check what you are signing up for. For example, some bookmakers might require different levels of a minimum deposit once you open an account to claim the free offer amount.

Different Types of Free Bets:

  1. Betting amount matched
  2. Free bet credits
  3. No deposit needed
  4. Fixed amount is added to your first deposit
  5. Fixed amount is added to the bet on the qualifying market, should you win

At WhoScored, our offers are tailored towards football but that doesn’t mean you can’t redeem an offer with operators that have a wider offering. All sportsbooks offer most major sports, including football, golf, horse racing and tennis.

How to Redeem your Free Bets

Click via desktop, table or mobile on your chosen offer and you will be redirected to the bookmaker’s site where you can create your new account. You must follow their sign-up procedure, including providing information to verify your age and identity, to create and validate an account.

How Free Betting sign-up offers work

Here are some key elements to keep in mind when signing up to a bookmaker though a free bet:

  1. A free credit might have an expiration date.
  2. In order to qualify for the promotion, users may need to make a minimum deposit or a minimum stake as their first bet on a single or each-way.
  3. A promotion can apply only to the first bet or could have additional turnover requirements.
  4. Offers are only valid for one use.
  5. Free bet credits cannot be withdrawn from a platform in cash or by a bank transfer.

What to Look for When Choosing Free Bets

It is very important to read the terms and conditions of the offer for a specific bookmaker before you sign-up. Here aew some key questions:

  1. Does the free bet have an expiry date?
  2. Is there a minimum deposit?
  3. What is the staking requirement?
  4. Is there a specific qualifying market for the offer?
  5. When is the free bet available and how can you check it on your account?
  6. Are there any turnover requirements before you can withdraw any winnings?

List of Bookies

Every bookie listed on WhoScored has an online free bet available for new customers, for example:

  1. bet365
  2. Betfair
  3. Betvictor
  4. Unibet
  5. Paddy Power
  6. Virgin Bet
  7. SpreadEx

All the bookies listed on WhoScored are UK licenced and follow security and regulation guidelines from the Gambling Commission, an institution that was set under the Gambling Act 2005 to regulate commercial gambling in Great Britain. WhoScored provides free and independent information for players.

Table of New Free Bet Welcome Offers:

UK Bookmaker Promo Code Betting Offer
Paddy Power Follow Link £30 Risk Free
Virgin Bet Follow Link Bet £10 Get £20
BetVictor Follow Link Bet £10 Get £20 in Bonuses
Betfair Exchange Follow Link £10 Risk Free First Bet + a £10 Free Exchange Bet
Bet365 Follow Link Up to £100 in Bet Credits

In this table, you can see examples of free bet welcome offers you can find across some of the biggest bookies in the UK. Each bookmaker has their own terms and conditions that apply to their offers, which you must read carefully.

What are the best free bets for existing users?

So far we’ve talked about new customers, which are generally the most lucrative with bookies looking to encourage new sign ups. Despite of this we see an increasing number of bonus offers for existing customers as players become more loyal to a specific brand. Most bookies now offer loyalty programs, betting clubs or promo deals for existing, regular players.

This is giving you the chance to use free bets for featured matches or every time you deposit a minimum amount. For example, some bookmakers offer you free bets if you place your bets on the recommended accumulator or if you bet a certain amount on a featured match.