Stake Not Returned Free Bets

Bookmakers that Offer Stake Not Returned Free Bets

Stake not returned are the most common type of free bets and whilst getting the stake back is nice (as with stake returned free bets), at least with stake not returned freebies there is rarely any further wagering to do, making them nice and easy and just perfect for free bet beginners.

As you will see by checking out our Top 10 Free Bets page, most of the biggest bookies offer only stake not returned free bets these days.

What is a Stake Not Returned Free Bet?

With a stake not returned free bet any winnings you make from betting the free bets in question are returned to your account but the stake itself – which was free – is not.

So, if you sign up for the BetVictor bet £10, get £30 free bet and place your £30 free bet on a horse at even money (2.00 in decimal betting odds) and the horse wins you get a return of £30 (all profit as the £30 stake was free) as opposed to the normal £60 you would expect from either a normal bet or a stake returned free bet.

In the “good old days”, say around 2004, there were quite a good number of stake returned free bets but then the bookies realised they were being over-generous and now, more often than not they tend to be stake not returned.

This isn’t all bad though, as all stake returned free bets have wagering requirements before you can make a withdrawal and that applies not just to the free bet stake but the winnings too and sometimes your original deposit and qualifying bet too (such as the £200 Bet65 bonus).

In contrast, with most stake not returned free bets any winnings from the freebie are usually instantly available, often making these a better deal in the long run and giving you a better chance of making some money.

Which Bookmakers Offer Stake Not Returned Free Bets?

There are loads of stake not returned free bets and whilst some function slightly differently to others the basics are the same. Here we take a look at a few of the best ones.

As bookies change their offers regularly always check the exact terms when you sign up and make sure you understand the details of the free bet.