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Free Bets and Betting Bonuses

Free bets are a great way to make money and here we have a list of some of the best free bets available online, including our choice of the Top 10 Free Bets to be found anywhere!

We explain the different types of free bets the bookies offer, look at why bookmakers offer free bets and other promotions and explain some of the best ways to use free bets. 

Top 10 Free Bets & Bonuses*

BookieFree BetClick to Claim
Ladbrokes Free Bets

£50 Free Bet

Coral Free Bets Offer

Bet £5, Get £20

888sport Treble the Odds Betting Offer

Bet £10, Get £30

Bet365 £200 Bonus For New Customers

£200 Bonus

BetVictor Free Bets

Bet £10, Get £40

Betfair Free Bets

Bet £10, Get £30

William Hill Free Bets

Bet £10, Get £30

Sky Bet Free Bets

Bet £5, Get £20

RaceBets Free Bets

£50 Free Bet

10Bet Welcome Bonus

£200 Bonus

*Free Bets & Bonuses carry terms and conditions including wagering requirements. See each betting site for full details. Gamble Responsibly.

Latest Free Bet Offers and Info

Best Free Bet Offers and Bonuses

    1. Visit Bet365, join and deposit £10 or more
    2. You will be given a bonus equal in value to your deposit up to a max of £200
    3. Bet through your deposit once to gain use of the bonus
    4. Bet through the combined bonus and deposit value three times before withdrawing
    5. Bets must be placed at odds of 1/2 (1.50) or greater to qualify
    6. Refer to Bet365 site for fill terms and conditions
    1. Visit Coral, deposit and bet £5 or more at odds of 1/2 (1.5 in decimal) or greater
    2. You will get a 400% matched bonus in the form of 4x £5 free bets
    3. Qualifying bet must be placed within 14 days of joining
    4. Free Bets are valid for four days only to use on any sports bet with Coral – and there are loads to choose from!
    5. Free Bet stakes are not returned with any winnings
    6. Refer to Coral site for full terms and conditions

Next Best Free Bets & Bonuses*

BookieFree BetClick to Claim
Sportingbet Free Bet

£50 Free Bet

Titanbet Free Bets

£50 Deposit Bonus

Totesport Free Bets

£25 Free Bet

BetOnBrazil Free Bet

£50 Free Bet

Betway Free Bets

£50 Free Bet

Boylesports Free Bets

£25 in Free Bets

Stan James Free Bet Offer

Bet £10, Get £20

Unibet Free Bets

£30 No Lose Bet

32Red Sport Free Bet

£10 Free Bet

*Free Bets & Bonuses carry terms and conditions including wagering requirements. See each betting site for full details. Gamble Responsibly.

Types of Free Bets

Free Bets – Different Types of Free Bet Offers

Free bets come in various shapes and sizes and some are a lot better than others. Here we explain everything you need to know about the different free bets offered by the best online bookmakers:

  • These are often the best type of free bet offered by bookmakers online. It means that when you place the free bet, if you win you also get the free bet stake back with your winnings.

    Read more details about stake returned free bets.

  • The opposite of the above, with these free bets you do not get the free bet amount back with any winnings from your bet, so a £25 stake not returned free bet which wins at evens (2.00 in decimal odds) will return £25 not £50.

    Read more details about stake not returned free bets.

  • When it comes to free bets, no deposit free bets are the best of the best. As the name suggests, you don’t need to make a deposit and thus don’t have to risk a penny of your own money. See the Sky Bet £10 No Deposit Free Bet article!

    Read more details about no deposit free bets.

  • A no deposit free bet is truly a no lose free bet as you haven’t risked your own cash so literally cannot lose it. However, many other free bets are marketed as no lose free bets but things are not quite so straightforward and usually they mean that you will get a free bet if your first bet loses.

    Read more details about no lose bets.

Top Free Bets at a Glance

    • Free Bet/Bonus Amount – £10 to £200
    • Style of bonus – 100% match of first deposit
    • Minimum Odds – 1/2 (1.50 in decimal)
    • Rollover? – Deposit plus Bonus x3 prior to withdrawing winnings
    • Time limit – Claim bonus within 7 days, complete wagering within 90 days
    • Stake Returned? – Stake returned subject to above wagering requirements
    • Other – You need to enter your offer code (which will be emailed when you join Bet365) into your betting account area to activate the bonus
    • Free Bet/Bonus Amount – £20
    • Style of bonus – 400% match of first bet (£5 bet required)
    • Minimum Odds – 1/2 (1.50 in decimal)
    • Rollover? – None required
    • Time limit – Qualifying bet must be placed within 14 days, free bet bet valid for four days
    • Stake Returned? – Stake not returned
    • Other – Occasional enhanced odds offers as alternatives to standard bet £5, get £20 free bet offer
    • Free Bet/Bonus Amount – £40 (£30 free bet, £10 casino bonus)
    • Style of bonus – Join, opt in, bet £10 and get a 400% matched bonus – £10 sports free bet, £10 in-play free bet, £10 accumulator free bet, £10 casino bonus
    • Minimum Odds – Evens (2.00 in decimal)
    • Rollover? – You must wager the sports bonus once before withdrawing any winnings; casino bonus has 40 times wagering requirement
    • Time limit – Qualifying bet must be placed within seven days of opening your account, sports free bets valid for 7 days, casino bonus valid for 3 days
    • Stake Returned? – Stake not returned
    • Other – US Horse Racing bets do not qualify
  • 888sport Bet 10 Get 30 Offer 125x125
    • Free Bet/Bonus Amount – Bet £10, Get £30 – plus £10 Casino Bonus
    • Style of bonus – 300% matched bonus
    • Minimum Odds – 1/2 (1.50 in decimal)
    • Rollover? – None
    • Time limit – Qualifying bet must be placed within 90 days of joining and must be settled within one calendar year of placement; free bets expire 7 days after being issued
    • Stake Returned? – Not applicable
    • Other – Bonus paid as £20 free bet, £10 mobile free bet and an additional £10 casino bonus (with 30x bonus rollover requirement)
    • Free Bet/Bonus Amount – £50
    • Style of bonus – 100% match of first bet (£5 to £50)
    • Minimum Odds – 1/2 (1.50 in decimal)
    • Rollover? – None required
    • Time limit – Free bet must be used within 7 days of being issued
    • Stake Returned? – Stake not returned
    • Other – Use promo code F50 when opening your betting account
    • Free Bet/Bonus Amount – £30
    • Style of bonus – 300% match of first bet (qualifying bet must be £10)
    • Minimum Odds – 1/5 (1.20 in decimal)
    • Rollover? – None required
    • Time limit – Qualifying bet must be placed within 30 days of opening your account, Free bet valid for 30 days from date of issue
    • Stake Returned? – Stake not returned
    • Other – Use promotional code ZSK200 when joining Betfair
    • Free Bet/Bonus Amount – £50
    • Style of bonus – 100% match of first bet (up to max £50)
    • Minimum Odds – 1/2 (1.50 in decimal)
    • Rollover? – You must wager your bonus amount five times before withdrawing any winnings
    • Time limit – Qualifying bet must be placed within 30 days of opening your account, free bet bet valid for 90 days
    • Stake Returned? – Stake returned
    • Other – Minimum initial deposit of £10 to qualify
    • Free Bet/Bonus Amount – £30
    • Style of bonus – Sign up and bet £10 and get three £10 free bets
    • Minimum Odds – 1/5 (1.20 in decimal)
    • Rollover? – None required
    • Time limit – Free bets valid for 30 days from issue
    • Stake Returned? – Stake not returned
    • Other – Use promo code C30
    • Free Bet/Bonus Amount – £20
    • Style of bonus – 400% matched bonus, Bet £5, Get £20 in free bets (2x £10 free bet tokens)
    • Minimum Odds – Evens
    • Rollover? – None required
    • Time limit – Free bet valid for 30 days from date of issue
    • Stake Returned? – Stake not returned
    • Other – Offer not valid if already a customer of Sky Vegas, Sky Casino, Sky Bet, Sky Poker or Sky Bingo
    • Free Bet/Bonus Amount – £50
    • Style of bonus – 100% match of your first bet of between £10 and £50
    • Minimum Odds – 1/2 (1.50 in decimal)
    • Rollover? – 7x bonus plus deposit
    • Time limit – Bonus rollover must be completed within 14 days of being activated
    • Stake Returned? – Stake not returned
    • Other – You can redeem up to £500 from your bonus balance, anything more than that will be forfeited.
    • Free Bet/Bonus Amount – Up to £200
    • Style of bonus – 50% match of first deposit
    • Minimum Odds – 3/5 (1.60 in decimal)
    • Rollover? – Deposit plus Bonus x5 prior to withdrawing winnings for each bonus
    • Time limit – Complete wagering within 90 days
    • Stake Returned? – Stake returned subject to above wagering requirements
    • Other – You need to enter your offer code FD200 when you make your 1st qualifying deposit
    • Free Bet/Bonus Amount – £10
    • Style of bonus – Completely free, no deposit bonus
    • Minimum Odds – Not applicable
    • Rollover? – None required
    • Time limit – Free bet valid for 30 days from date of issue
    • Stake Returned? – Stake not returned
    • Other – Offer not valid if already a customer of Sky Vegas, Sky Casino, Sky Bet, Sky Poker or Sky Bingo

Free Bets Explained: Things to Look Out for with Free Bets

All free bets were not created equally and many factors affect how good a particular betting offer is. Probably the most important is what you need to do to get the free bet. Is the free bet added automatically when you make a deposit or only if you lose your first bet (as with no lose free bets above)? Is the free bet amount a 100% match of your deposit or is it only 50% or is it 200% or even higher?

Can the free bet be used to bet on anything or only certain sports? To qualify for the free bet do you have to place a bet first and if so are there minimum odds? Quite often bookmakers will only give you the free bet if your first bet is higher than a specific odds level whilst some even require that the qualifying bet is a double or treble. Restrictions on how the free bet is used, in terms of minimum odds, are usually less strict but it’s always a good idea to check the terms and conditions carefully.

With stake returned free bets you are usually required to complete wagering before you can withdraw the winnings. This is usually referred to as a wagering requirement or rollover. So, if you bet £10 at evens and get £20 you can’t (usually) just withdraw the money. The wagering is often in relation to either the bonus amount or the deposit and the bonus. For example if you deposit and bet £10 to get a £10 free bet and the wagering is six times the deposit plus bonus you would have to wager £20 six times – so £120 before you could withdraw any money from your account.

In addition there are also time limits to note. Many free bets will require that your deposit and qualifying wager are made within so many days or registering, whilst free bets themselves are often only valid for a certain time, often seven or 30 days. Similarly, for betting offers that have a wagering requirement you may have a time limit in which to complete it.

It’s important to remember though that none of these terms are designed to be tricks or to catch you out so as long as you make sure you have a quick read and then stick to them you won’t have any problems claiming your free bets and making a profit from them.

Why do Bookmakers Offer Free Bets?

Bookmakers offer free bets in the same way that supermarkets have loss leaders (products they actually lose money on) – to get people through the “door”. Free bets and other bookie offers are enticements to try and persuade you to try their product. If everyone only used the free bets the chances are the bookies would lose money as a free bet puts the odds in your favour, not theirs.

However, the best online bookies are confident that their offering will be good enough to keep enough players betting with them to cover the cost of the free bets. In that sense it’s just marketing and many bookmakers do actually allocate the cost of free bets to marketing.

Whether you decide to stay and play is entirely up to you. If you like to have the odd bet then the freebies are just a nice little extra. If you’re in this to make money then take the free bet and move on to the next bookmaker, and read on for our tips on how to use free bets to make money.

Using Free Bets to Make Money

There are many different ways to use free bets to make money but in actual fact they are all variations on the same theme. The free bet puts the odds in your favour and gives you a great chance to make money. Using free bets only, in the long term you will win, no matter what you do and here we look at some of the best methods of using free bets to make money, some of which are risk free and others which offer a higher reward.

  • This is a risk free method of using free bets to make money and involves using a betting exchange to lay the bet. Say you bet on Liverpool to win, you would also lay the bet, that is to say bet AGAINST Liverpool at the exchange. This way your result whatever happens is the same and because you are using a free bet you will make a profit overall.

  • As said, whatever you do with your free bet, assuming you only use the free bet and then move to another bookie offer, you should make money. Think of it like flipping a pound coin and the winner keeps the coin. If you get a free pound for flipping the first coin then overall you will win. If you win with your first (paid for toss, the equivalent of a qualifying bet) then you will either be £1 up if you lose the second toss the free bet) or £2 up if you win again. If you lose first and lose again, you are just £1 down as the second toss was free, but if you win you are level.

    So, the four possible outcomes are £2 up, £1 up, level or £1 down. Averaged out you would expect a 50p profit across the four outcomes. Thus, no matter what you do, using free bets you should make a profit. Even if you stick a needle in the list of horses, over time and enough free bets you’ll make money!

  • There are various different methods you can use, either by laying just the free bet or just the qualifier and also using high odds for one or low odds or a mixture. If you want to have fun AND make money then simply betting with the free bets and other similar bookmaker offers and promotions is the way to go. Alternatively, if you want a guaranteed, risk free profit from betting then matched betting may be best for you.