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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 a Bet £10, Get £30 offer and place your £30 in free bets 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.

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.

  • Coral Logo
    • Bet £5 and get £20 in free bets
    • 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.
    • Bet £10 and get £60 free at BetVictor
    • First bet must be at odds of evens (2.00) or higher and within 7 days of joining
    • Receive 5 x £10 free bets and one £10 casino bonus
    • Free bets are valid 7 days
    • Free bet stakes not returned with any winnings
    • Casino bonus valid for 3 days, and must be rolled over 40 times before any winnings are withdrawn
    • New Customers only. Deposit and place a £10 qualifying bet at odds of 2.00 or greater within 7 days of opening a new account. Receive 5x £10 Free Sports Bets, valid on set events only, expires in 7 days, plus a £10 Casino Bonus, expires in 3 days. Wager the Casino Bonus 40x to withdraw winnings. Credit or Debit card deposits only. T&Cs Apply, See Below. Please Gamble Responsibly.
  • Betfair £100 in Free Bets Offer
    • New customer offer.
    • Place 5 x £10 or more bets to receive £20 in free bets.
    • Repeat up to 5 times to receive maximum £100 bonus.
    • Min odds 1/2 (1.5).
    • Exchange bets excluded.
    • T&Cs apply.
    • Free bet stake not returned with any winnings.
    • New customer offer. Place 5 x £10 or more bets to receive £20 in free bets. Repeat up to 5 times to receive maximum £100 bonus. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Exchange bets excluded. 18+, T&Cs apply.
    • Bet £10 and get £30 in free bet + 30 free casino spins on selected games
    • Minimum odds of evens (2.00) apply to qualifier and free bet
    • Free bet added within 48 hrs and valid for seven days
    • See Betfred site for full T&C. 18+ Gamble Responsibly.
    • Only available to new customers from UK & Northern Ireland. You must stake £10 or more at single/cumulative odds of Evens (2.0) or greater on your first bet. Free bet balance of £30 credited within 48 hours of your first bet being settled. Free Bets expire after 7 days. Offer not available to customers registering on 14/04/2018. E-Wallet restrictions apply. Game restrictions apply. Maximum 30 Free Spins on selected games. Free Spins expire after 7 days. Full T&Cs apply.