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    Who doesn’t love a freebie? Whether you’re betting on the horse racing or the football, at Yesbets you’ll find a long list of the top bookies with the best free bets around. With top promotions and the latest betting offers, don’t place a bet before you’ve checked out what we’ve got today at Yesbets.

    If you’re looking to make the most out of betting, with less risk on each bet you make then a free bet can really help. Bookies often provide betting offers as an incentive to sign up but you’ll also find there’s plenty of betting promotions for existing customers too. It can be useful to sign up with more than one bookie as you can benefit from a selection of promotions that are run on a daily basis. Signing up with new bookmakers is a great way to scoop the best deals of the day which almost always include some generous free bets. Combine these betting offers with our free betting tips and you´ll be well on the way to boosting your winnings.

    When Are Most Free Bet Offers Available?

    Free bets are usually available on a range of different sports and especially during big events. This means you’ll find regular betting offers for football and horse racing each week, but you could see even more during the World Cup and the Grand National for example. There isn’t any legal limit to the number of bookmakers you can sign up with and having a few accounts will give you the ability to capitalise on a wider range of betting offers run by the various bookmakers.

    During special promotional periods, you will find that some UK bookmakers offer free bets with no deposit. Ladbrookes have been running regular £1 free bets, just for logging into their app at the weekend. ThePools have also been offering free £2 bets on each of the football cup finals. Yesbets published these promotions within hours of them being released. We’ll continue to collect the latest offers from a huge range of bookmakers and update them daily. Save yourself hours of research and just check out the list of betting offers below when you’re ready to play.

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Best Sport Offers

£100 Bet Credits

GO TO Bet365

Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5. Bet Credits 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.

Bet £10 Get £30 in Free Bets & 30 Free Spins

GO TO Betfred

New UK & NI customers only. 18+. Sign up using promo code ‘SPORTS60’. Deposit & place first sports bet at a minimum of £10 in one bet transaction at evens (2.0) +. £30 paid in free bets within 48 hours of bet settlement, expires 7-days after issue. E-Wallet & Prepaid Card restrictions apply. Your first bet must be settled within 60 days of bet placement. SMS validation may be required. Game restrictions apply. Maximum 30 Free Spins on selected games. Free Spins expire after 7 days. Full T&Cs apply.

£100 Free Bets

GO TO Betfair

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.

Bet £5 Get £30 In Bonuses

GO TO BetVictor

New Customers only. Deposit and place a £5 qualifying bet at odds of 2.00 or greater within 7 days of opening a new account; excludes cashed out bets. Receive 2x £10 Free Sports Bets, valid on set events only at odds 2.00 or greater, expires in 7 days, plus a £10 Casino Bonus, expires in 7 days. Wager the Casino Bonus 35x to withdraw winnings. Credit/Debit card deposits only. Geographical Restrictions and T&Cs Apply, See Below. Please Gamble Responsibly

£30 Free Bets

GO TO Ladbrokes

18+. UK+IRE only. Promo code 'G30' required. Min first bet £10. Must be placed within 14 days of account reg. £30 credited as 3 x £10 free bets. Not valid with CashOut. Free bet valid for 4 days.T&Cs Apply.

Up To £40 Bonus + £10 Casino Bonus

GO TO UniBet

New customers only. 18+, BeGambleAware.org. Min deposit £10. Money back as bonus. Wagering requirements: Sportsbook 3x at min. odds of 1.40 (2/5), Casino 25x. Only one bonus can be used at a time, Sportsbook bonus must be wagered before using the Casino, unless the bonus has been forfeited. Bonus will expire after 7 days of opt-in.

Double Odds

GO TO Grosvenor Casino

Register your account at Grosvenor Sport. Bet up to £10 on any sport at any odds. Get double the odds. Winnings paid in cash.

£30 Free Bets

GO TO BetWay

New UK & Ireland customers only. Min Deposit: £10. First deposit matched up to £30. 1 x wagering at odds of 1.75+ to unlock Free Bet. Credit Card, Debit Card & PayPal deposits only. Terms Apply

£20 Risk Free Bet

GO TO SportNation

Key Terms: Available for customers who register from 04/12/2019. The risk free bet token should be selected on your bet of choice. The maximum refund is £20. Casino is excluded. Full terms apply.

£25 Free Bet

GO TO Novibet

18+ | General Promotions Terms Apply | New UK customers only | min bet £10 | match max £25 free bet | Min of 3 selections in accumulator | min odds per selection 7/10 (1.70) | Free bet stake not returned | Certain Markets/sports/payment methods restrictions apply | Qualifying bet must be made within 30 days | Free bet valid for 30 days | T&Cs Apply

£10 Free Bet

GO TO MrPlay

You’ll receive a £10 Free Bet when you bet £10 or more at min odds of 2.00 (1/1) – and that’s just the beginning of all the exciting promotions you’ll find at mr. play!

£50 Cash Bonus

GO TO BetHard

www.begambleaware.org. Bethard is only a registered trademark and in no way is this intended to encourage clients to gamble vigorously.

£50 Welcome Bonus

GO TO 10Bet

New Customers only; Min. deposit £15 (no Skrill/Neteller); Bonus amount is 100% of deposit up to £50; Offer can be claimed once per household; Wager the qualifying deposit and bonus amount 8x within 30 days to convert bonus winnings into real money; Wagers must be on min. odds of 4/5 on singles or acca bets with min. odds of 2/5 per selection to qualify; Max. stake contribution to wagering requirement is the value of your bonus; Certain bet types are excluded; See full terms; Terms apply; 18+

Free £20 Exchange Bet

GO TO Betfair

New customers only, bet up to £20 on the Exchange and if your first bet loses, we’ll refund you £20 in Cash. Bet must be placed in first 7 days of account opening. T&Cs apply.

£10 First Bet Insurance

GO TO Genting Bet

Valid to 29/02/20 New Customers. Qualifying bet is first settled bet of at least £/€10.00 (£10 E/W) at odds of Evens (2.0) or more. If qualifying bet loses, £/€10.00 free bet credited within 24 hours of qualifying bet’s settlement and must be used within 7 days. Free bet stake not included in returns. Multiple bets require each selection odds of 2/5 (1.4) or more. System bets do not count and only losing win single part of an E/W bet will qualify. Full T&Cs Below.

£10 Free Bet

GO TO Karamba

This offer is for new customers only and is available once per household. Max. FreeBet amount £10. Minimum Deposit and wagering on sport to activate the Free Bet is £10. Void/cancelled or cashed out bets do not count towards wagering to activate the free bet. Offer valid only to customers making a first deposit of £10 or more. Offer only applies to players who are residents of United Kingdom, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Austria and Canada.

£10 Free Bet

GO TO RedBet

18+ Min deposit £20. Bonus bet valid for 7 days. Min odds 3/1 (4.0). Min 3 selections. Bonus bet can not be split. Cash out not eligable. Additional T&Cs apply.

£30 Free Bets

GO TO William Hill

New William Hill online customers only. Min. unit stake of £10/€10 at odds of 1/2 or greater. Only the “win” part from EW bets will count. Free bet terms, payment method & country restrictions apply. Free bets credited as 3 x £10/€10. Free bet stakes are not returned as part of the settlement of successful free bets. All Free Bets must be wagered within 30 days.

£25 Free Bets

GO TO BoyleSports

18+ T&Cs apply. 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. Free bet expires after 7 days. Payment method restrictions apply

100% Profit Boost

GO TO LeoVegas

18+ New customers only. £10 min deposit activates 1x 100% in-play profit boost. Max stake £10. Max extra winnings £100. Valid for 30 days. Skrill/Neteller deposits do not qualify. T&Cs apply www.begambleaware.org

£500 Risk Free for 7 Days

GO TO Football Index

Football Index is a football trading site – essentially a virtual stock market for football players. Members deposit money with Football Index to buy ‘shares’ in football players, and then try to sell them on for a profit.

£10 Free Bet

GO TO MrGreen

Terms and Conditions apply. New players only. 18+. Minimum odds 3/1 applies to qualifying £10 bets to trigger the £10 free accumulator bet. Free bet triggered when qualifying bets settled. Expires after 7 days. 18+ Begambleaware.org

£15 Free Bet & £15 Free Spins

GO TO NetBet

1 Registerwith NetBet. 2 Deposit and place a £30 single bet. 3 Receive £30 in Free Bets and Free Spins! Free Bet/Spins issued within 24hrs on first settled bet on Sports.

£10 Free Bet

GO TO Sporting Index

And to celebrate you joining, we are giving you a free £10 Fixed Odds bet. All new clients are eligible and to qualify you simply need to deposit and place a minimum £10 Fixed Odds bet on any sports market at odds of 1.50 (1/2) or greater and once the bet settles, we’ll give you a £10 free bet.

£10 Free Bet

GO TO BetRegal

Bet £10, Get £10 Ready to play? Open an account today at BetRegal.com and receive a £10 Free bet!

£10 First Bet Refund

GO TO Bwin

18+ | Min deposit £10 | Max stake £10 | Min Odds 1/1 (2.0) | Max FreeBet £10 | Excl Horse Racing | New players only | T&Cs apply

£50 Welcome Bonus

GO TO MansionBet

50% extra up to £50 on your first deposit Use the code: MB50

€60 Bonus

GO TO ZEturf

20€ RIGHT AFTER YOUR FIRST DEPOSIT. 1st deposit automatically doubled within the limits of € 20.

£50 Welcome Bonus

GO TO 22Bet

1 Register at 22bet.co.uk. 2 Make a deposit and enter bonus code 50SPORT. 3 Enjoy 100% up to £ 50 welcome bonus

Up To £100 Risk Free

GO TO Smarkets

This offer will run from 00:00 GMT Tuesday 3rd December 2019 until 23:59 GMT Monday 10th February and is available to all Smarkets users who opt-in. Users who sign up via SBK will not be eligible for this promotion. Each week, listed below, users must have at least £10 of settled exposure on five different English Premier League matches to receive a £10 bonus the following week. Bets on outright markets will not count towards this promotion. Users will be eligible for one £10 bonus per week, for a maximum of ten weeks. Once the bonus is credited to your account, losses will be refunded up to the bonus amount. The promotion is strictly limited to one per individual, family, household address, email address, same payment account number, and shared computer. Smarkets reserves the right to revoke eligibility for the promotion for individual accounts. This will be done by way of an email notification stating that you will be unable to qualify for any further bonuses.

£10 Free Bet

GO TO BetDAQ

18+ only. Certain countries only. API/RDT customers excluded. Min £10 exchange or sportsbook bet at odds 2.0 or greater within 14 days of acc reg. Free bet valid on exchange for 7 days. Stake not returned. Depositing directly via bank card. No cashout. New customers only. T&Cs Apply.

£100 Bet Credits

GO TO Bet365

Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5. Bet Credits 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.

Bet £10 Get £30 in Free Bets & 30 Free Spins

GO TO Betfred

New UK & NI customers only. 18+. Sign up using promo code ‘SPORTS60’. Deposit & place first sports bet at a minimum of £10 in one bet transaction at evens (2.0) +. £30 paid in free bets within 48 hours of bet settlement, expires 7-days after issue. E-Wallet & Prepaid Card restrictions apply. Your first bet must be settled within 60 days of bet placement. SMS validation may be required. Game restrictions apply. Maximum 30 Free Spins on selected games. Free Spins expire after 7 days. Full T&Cs apply.

£100 Free Bets

GO TO Betfair

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.

Bet £5 Get £30 In Bonuses

GO TO BetVictor

New Customers only. Deposit and place a £5 qualifying bet at odds of 2.00 or greater within 7 days of opening a new account; excludes cashed out bets. Receive 2x £10 Free Sports Bets, valid on set events only at odds 2.00 or greater, expires in 7 days, plus a £10 Casino Bonus, expires in 7 days. Wager the Casino Bonus 35x to withdraw winnings. Credit/Debit card deposits only. Geographical Restrictions and T&Cs Apply, See Below. Please Gamble Responsibly

£30 Free Bets

GO TO Ladbrokes

18+. UK+IRE only. Promo code 'G30' required. Min first bet £10. Must be placed within 14 days of account reg. £30 credited as 3 x £10 free bets. Not valid with CashOut. Free bet valid for 4 days.T&Cs Apply.

Up To £40 Bonus + £10 Casino Bonus

GO TO UniBet

New customers only. 18+, BeGambleAware.org. Min deposit £10. Money back as bonus. Wagering requirements: Sportsbook 3x at min. odds of 1.40 (2/5), Casino 25x. Only one bonus can be used at a time, Sportsbook bonus must be wagered before using the Casino, unless the bonus has been forfeited. Bonus will expire after 7 days of opt-in.

Double Odds

GO TO Grosvenor Casino

Register your account at Grosvenor Sport. Bet up to £10 on any sport at any odds. Get double the odds. Winnings paid in cash.

£30 Free Bets

GO TO BetWay

New UK & Ireland customers only. Min Deposit: £10. First deposit matched up to £30. 1 x wagering at odds of 1.75+ to unlock Free Bet. Credit Card, Debit Card & PayPal deposits only. Terms Apply

£20 Risk Free Bet

GO TO SportNation

Key Terms: Available for customers who register from 04/12/2019. The risk free bet token should be selected on your bet of choice. The maximum refund is £20. Casino is excluded. Full terms apply.

£25 Free Bet

GO TO Novibet

18+ | General Promotions Terms Apply | New UK customers only | min bet £10 | match max £25 free bet | Min of 3 selections in accumulator | min odds per selection 7/10 (1.70) | Free bet stake not returned | Certain Markets/sports/payment methods restrictions apply | Qualifying bet must be made within 30 days | Free bet valid for 30 days | T&Cs Apply

£10 Free Bet

GO TO MrPlay

You’ll receive a £10 Free Bet when you bet £10 or more at min odds of 2.00 (1/1) – and that’s just the beginning of all the exciting promotions you’ll find at mr. play!

£50 Cash Bonus

GO TO BetHard

www.begambleaware.org. Bethard is only a registered trademark and in no way is this intended to encourage clients to gamble vigorously.

£50 Welcome Bonus

GO TO 10Bet

New Customers only; Min. deposit £15 (no Skrill/Neteller); Bonus amount is 100% of deposit up to £50; Offer can be claimed once per household; Wager the qualifying deposit and bonus amount 8x within 30 days to convert bonus winnings into real money; Wagers must be on min. odds of 4/5 on singles or acca bets with min. odds of 2/5 per selection to qualify; Max. stake contribution to wagering requirement is the value of your bonus; Certain bet types are excluded; See full terms; Terms apply; 18+

Free £20 Exchange Bet

GO TO Betfair

New customers only, bet up to £20 on the Exchange and if your first bet loses, we’ll refund you £20 in Cash. Bet must be placed in first 7 days of account opening. T&Cs apply.

£10 First Bet Insurance

GO TO Genting Bet

Valid to 29/02/20 New Customers. Qualifying bet is first settled bet of at least £/€10.00 (£10 E/W) at odds of Evens (2.0) or more. If qualifying bet loses, £/€10.00 free bet credited within 24 hours of qualifying bet’s settlement and must be used within 7 days. Free bet stake not included in returns. Multiple bets require each selection odds of 2/5 (1.4) or more. System bets do not count and only losing win single part of an E/W bet will qualify. Full T&Cs Below.

£10 Free Bet

GO TO Karamba

This offer is for new customers only and is available once per household. Max. FreeBet amount £10. Minimum Deposit and wagering on sport to activate the Free Bet is £10. Void/cancelled or cashed out bets do not count towards wagering to activate the free bet. Offer valid only to customers making a first deposit of £10 or more. Offer only applies to players who are residents of United Kingdom, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Austria and Canada.

£10 Free Bet

GO TO RedBet

18+ Min deposit £20. Bonus bet valid for 7 days. Min odds 3/1 (4.0). Min 3 selections. Bonus bet can not be split. Cash out not eligable. Additional T&Cs apply.

£30 Free Bets

GO TO William Hill

New William Hill online customers only. Min. unit stake of £10/€10 at odds of 1/2 or greater. Only the “win” part from EW bets will count. Free bet terms, payment method & country restrictions apply. Free bets credited as 3 x £10/€10. Free bet stakes are not returned as part of the settlement of successful free bets. All Free Bets must be wagered within 30 days.

£25 Free Bets

GO TO BoyleSports

18+ T&Cs apply. 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. Free bet expires after 7 days. Payment method restrictions apply

100% Profit Boost

GO TO LeoVegas

18+ New customers only. £10 min deposit activates 1x 100% in-play profit boost. Max stake £10. Max extra winnings £100. Valid for 30 days. Skrill/Neteller deposits do not qualify. T&Cs apply www.begambleaware.org

£500 Risk Free for 7 Days

GO TO Football Index

Football Index is a football trading site – essentially a virtual stock market for football players. Members deposit money with Football Index to buy ‘shares’ in football players, and then try to sell them on for a profit.

£10 Free Bet

GO TO MrGreen

Terms and Conditions apply. New players only. 18+. Minimum odds 3/1 applies to qualifying £10 bets to trigger the £10 free accumulator bet. Free bet triggered when qualifying bets settled. Expires after 7 days. 18+ Begambleaware.org

£15 Free Bet & £15 Free Spins

GO TO NetBet

1 Registerwith NetBet. 2 Deposit and place a £30 single bet. 3 Receive £30 in Free Bets and Free Spins! Free Bet/Spins issued within 24hrs on first settled bet on Sports.

£10 Free Bet

GO TO Sporting Index

And to celebrate you joining, we are giving you a free £10 Fixed Odds bet. All new clients are eligible and to qualify you simply need to deposit and place a minimum £10 Fixed Odds bet on any sports market at odds of 1.50 (1/2) or greater and once the bet settles, we’ll give you a £10 free bet.

£10 Free Bet

GO TO BetRegal

Bet £10, Get £10 Ready to play? Open an account today at BetRegal.com and receive a £10 Free bet!

£10 First Bet Refund

GO TO Bwin

18+ | Min deposit £10 | Max stake £10 | Min Odds 1/1 (2.0) | Max FreeBet £10 | Excl Horse Racing | New players only | T&Cs apply

£50 Welcome Bonus

GO TO MansionBet

50% extra up to £50 on your first deposit Use the code: MB50

€60 Bonus

GO TO ZEturf

20€ RIGHT AFTER YOUR FIRST DEPOSIT. 1st deposit automatically doubled within the limits of € 20.

£50 Welcome Bonus

GO TO 22Bet

1 Register at 22bet.co.uk. 2 Make a deposit and enter bonus code 50SPORT. 3 Enjoy 100% up to £ 50 welcome bonus

Up To £100 Risk Free

GO TO Smarkets

This offer will run from 00:00 GMT Tuesday 3rd December 2019 until 23:59 GMT Monday 10th February and is available to all Smarkets users who opt-in. Users who sign up via SBK will not be eligible for this promotion. Each week, listed below, users must have at least £10 of settled exposure on five different English Premier League matches to receive a £10 bonus the following week. Bets on outright markets will not count towards this promotion. Users will be eligible for one £10 bonus per week, for a maximum of ten weeks. Once the bonus is credited to your account, losses will be refunded up to the bonus amount. The promotion is strictly limited to one per individual, family, household address, email address, same payment account number, and shared computer. Smarkets reserves the right to revoke eligibility for the promotion for individual accounts. This will be done by way of an email notification stating that you will be unable to qualify for any further bonuses.

£10 Free Bet

GO TO BetDAQ

18+ only. Certain countries only. API/RDT customers excluded. Min £10 exchange or sportsbook bet at odds 2.0 or greater within 14 days of acc reg. Free bet valid on exchange for 7 days. Stake not returned. Depositing directly via bank card. No cashout. New customers only. T&Cs Apply.

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Today's Best Daily Offers 

Provider
Offer
Star Rating
Bet 3x £10, Get £10 Free Bet
Place a single bet (odds 1/2 or greater) on 3 different Table Tennis matches across 31/03/20 or 01/04/20. Receive your average stake back in free bets up to £10 before 12:00 02/04/20.
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Bet 10 x £10, Get £10 Free Bet (IRISH Accounts)
At Bruce Betting we reward your loyalty! You can get a €/£10 Free Bet every week you have 10 bets or more with us! Yes, that means you could potentially receive over €/£500 in Free Bets with us*
VIEW OFFER * terms apply
Bet £10 In-Play, Get £2 Free Bet
Place a £10 In Play bet at single or accumulated odds of 1/1 (2.0) or greater and we will give you a further £2 Free Bet.
VIEW OFFER * terms apply
If 2nd, Get £10 Cash
Money back as cash if your horse finishes 2nd
VIEW OFFER * terms apply
Bet £10, If Wins at 5.0+, £5 Free Bet
Win at 4/1+, get £5 Free Bet– every day If backing a winner at a decent price wasn’t sweet enough, we’re making it even better by crediting you with a £5 Free Bet when you land odds of 4/1 or bigger (min bet of £10)! And you can take advantage of this offer once a day, every day, no matter the market!
VIEW OFFER * terms apply
Bet £20 Multiple, Get £5 Free Bet
To qualify you must first opt in to the promotion. Stake £20 on horse racing multiples between 00:00 – 23:59 Wed 1st Apr. After the qualifying bet(s) have settled, you'll get a £5 free bet.
VIEW OFFER * terms apply
If 2nd to SP, Get £25 Free Bet (ROI)
Bet with us, and we'll reward you with a Free Bet if you finish 2nd to the SP Favourite in our selected meeting!
VIEW OFFER * terms apply
If 2nd to SP, Get £10 Free Bet
Back a horse in selected races, and should it finish 2nd to the SP Favourite we will refund your stake as a free bet up to £10.
VIEW OFFER * terms apply
If Match Ends 0-0, Get Unlimited Cash Refund
Place a pre-match Correct Score, Half Time/Full Time or Scorecast bet on ANY Soccer match. If the game finishes 0-0 and the bet loses, we will refund your stake.
VIEW OFFER * terms apply
If Bet Loses After 88 Minutes, £50 Cash
Are you passionate with live betting but you dread last-minute changes? Novibet now offers you another live bet motivation. Place now a live bet without being afraid of a goal during added time. Novibet returns all losing bets that were winning until the 88th minute of the game.
VIEW OFFER * terms apply
If 2nd to SP Fav, Get £20 Free Bet
Free Bet if your selection finishes 2nd to the SP favourite
VIEW OFFER * terms apply
If SP Fav Wins, £10 Free Bet
On every race at Sha Tin on 01/04/20 get your stake back up to £/€10 as a free bet if the SP Favourite wins and your selection finishes 2nd. Applies to the fixed odds win market and win part of each way bets only. Your selection must have odds of at least 4/1 and a minimum of 5 runners in the race.
VIEW OFFER * terms apply
Bet £10 Bet Builder, Get £5 In-Play Double Winnings
BET - Place a $/£/€ 10 bet using our Bet Builder feature (which can be found in each Champions League/Europa League match) GET – You’ll be credited with a Double Winnings token (max. bet of $/£/€ 5) to use in-play on any Champions League or Europa League game – all you need to do is claim it.
VIEW OFFER * terms apply
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But what exactly is a free bet and is it as good as it sounds? If you’re new to betting or have never heard of free bets, never fear as we’re on hand to help. Here you’ll find information about exactly what they are and how they work, along with answers to the questions you never even knew you had!

What Exactly Is a Bookmaker Free Bet?

At the simplest level, a free bet is exactly what it sounds like. A bookmaker will give you money to play with so you don’t have to use any of your own cash to place a bet. They won’t physically give you the money, and you won’t be able to withdraw it as cash; the bookie will credit your account with the agreed sum to enable you to place a bet. This is what is known as a “free bet” and there are an abundance of these types of daily betting offers for existing customers as well as the standard new signup promotions.

Bookmakers are often keen to offer free bets to new customers as an incentive to sign up. There’s often a flurry of offers from bookies around big sporting events such as the FA Cup Final and Cheltenham Gold Cup because casual betters will join and have a flutter. The free bets and deals available might only be available for the specific event rather than open to use on whatever sport you want. Wherever possible we’ll tell you what the restrictions are surrounding any promotion published on Yesbets, but it’s always important to pay attention to the terms, just in case the offer has changed or been updated in any way.

As we alluded to earlier, you don’t have to be a new customer to receive free bets. Although bookies are keen to attract new customers all the time, they realise that if they don’t look after their existing customers they’ll go elsewhere. Therefore you’ll often find “reload” offers for existing customers.

Some of these betting promotions have triggers attached to them, for example, bet £10 and get a £10 free bet if your horse finishes 2nd. In this case you will only receive the free bet if your horse finishes 2nd, so it’s a bit like some added insurance for the bet that you intitaly place.

Loyalty Free Bets From Bookmakers

Then there’s the loyalty offers. After you’ve completed the Paddy Power welcome offer, if you place 5x £10 bets per week, you will receive a £10 free bet. That’s £520 in free bets just for choosing to place your wagers with Paddy Power.

Coral also offer free bets every week. All you need to do is join their Coral Connect program and place £25 worth of bets each week and you’ll receive a £5 free bet to use online and £5 that you can place in store.

To receive your weekly Skybet free bets you will need to opt in to the promotion, after you have joined, then simply place £20 worth of bets during the week and you will then receive a £5 free bet to use on any market you choose. Perfect for a BTTS bet, or a cheeky football accumulator.

At Yesbets we feature all the top free bets available to the UK market, both for new and existing customers. With offers from a huge range of bookmakers, you won’t find a better place to get the very best free bets.

Are There Any Catches With Betting Offers?

In general, using free bets is a great move, offering low-risk play with the opportunity to enjoy cash returns. However, it is important to be aware that some bookies may place qualifying criteria on their free bets.

As mentioned above, some free bets are only available to use on certain events or sports. For example, you’ll find a huge array of bookies offering deals for the Grand National (Bet365 Grand National extra place promotion is just one example), but these won’t be transferable to other sporting events taking place on the same day.

There may also be stipulations on the type of bet, such as minimum odds you can play for. It’s also worth bearing in mind that most of the free bets that you receive will have an expiry date on them. This can be anything from 24 hours to 1 month, but generally they have a 3 day shelf life. Bookmaker sign up offers tend to come with free bets that take longer to expire, but always make sure that you check how long you have to place your free bet when you receive. it.

If you forget to use your free bet, all is not lost. It’s worth jumping onto Live Chat or ringing customer services and explaining that you missed the deadline. Whilst bookmakers aren’t compelled to reinstate your free bet, some are generous and will recredit it for you. it’s a case of if you don’t ask, you don’t get.

It’s also worth checking what deposit method you need to use in order to claim any free bets. Many sites won’t let customers take part in a promotion if depositing with Neteller or Skrill. More recently PayPal is also excluded as a depositing method too. If you want to use PayPal as a deposit method, make sure you take a look at our PayPal betting sites list, that shows all bookmakers that accept PayPal as a deposit method.

Free Bets With No Deposit Required

No deposit free bets are the most popular but they’re also much harder to find. These involve no profit for the bookie so they’re not as readily available as a matched free bet. But they do appear from time to time so make sure you check in with us regularly to see if we have found any of these juicy promotions.

Matched Free Bets

The more common free bet type is the matched free bet. This is when you deposit a sum into your account and make a bet, typically up to around £50, and the bookmaker gives you a free matching bet. As we mentioned previously, free bets are only available for a very limited time so make sure you sign up to Yesbets to get the hottest deals straight off the press!

How to choose the best Betting Offers

If you’re struggling to decide what free bets to choose, here are a few pointers as to what you should look out for:

  • Is there a minimum deposit amount?
  • How much do you need to bet to qualify?
  • What type of sport or event can the free bet be used on?
  • Are there any specific odds which apply for the free bet?
  • When can the free bet be used? For example, is it only available for your first bet?
  • How soon will the free bet be credited to your account?
  • How quickly can you withdraw the winnings from a free bet? Sometimes you’ll need to make a minimum number of bets or your account balance must reach a certain level.

Not all free bets include restrictive terms and conditions but it’s essential to make sure you check before you play.

What Sports Are Most Betting Promotions Available For?

Betting is synonymous with most sports. Take a look at betfair’s list of markets covered on their exchange platform and they cover anything from American football, to volleyball. Of course some markets are more popular than others, so let’s take a look at some of the sports that we cover at Yesbets.

Horse Racing

If there was a sport that is most commonly associated with betting, then it’s horse racing. If you look at any online bookmaker in the UK, horse racing will feature as one of the most prominent sections of the site. This in turn means that there are plenty of horse racing offers available for punters. Make sure you also combine promotions with our free horse racing tips to gain the maximum advantage when betting on horses. Some of the horse racing promotions offering free bets are as follows:

2nd place refunds - You receive a free bet if the horse that you backed to win comes 2nd in the race. William Hill have started offering £10 back as cash if your horse comes 2nd during the flat season this year, take a look at William Hill’s sign up offer if you don’t already have an account. You can currently get £30 in free bets when you join.

2nd to SP free bets - Very similar to the offer above, but this time you only get the free bet if the starting price favourite wins the race. If you want to place a bet with a bookmaker offering 2nd to SP refunds, there is little point backing the favourite in the race as the offer has no value. You’d be much better off choosing a bookmaker that offers the highest odds on the favourite. Boylesports normally run a 2nd to SPfav promotion on 2 meetings per day. If you haven’t joined them, take a look at the Boylesports sign up offer, where you can get £25 in free bets

Fallers insurance - A very handy promotion to make use of during the jumps season. Place a bet on a horse to win and if it falls, is brought down or unseats the ride during the race, you get your money back as a free bet. You’ll here pundits say things like “bar making a mistake, or falling, this horse has to win”. Take out fallers insurance and you’ve increased the likelihood of collecting on your bet. Betstars are giving £20 in free bets to all new customers and offer fallers insurance on UK and Irish jumps races

Betfair 3/1 offer - This is a cracking offer available on ITV races and other selected meetings. If you place a bet on a horse at odds with a starting price over 3-1 and it wins, you get a £25 free bet to use as you like. Remember that the horse must start the race at odds of over 3-1 regardless of the price that you back it, so pay attention to the starting price of your horse. The latest Betfair welcome offer gives new customers £100 in free bets, so well worth signing for.

Bet365 4/1 offer - Bet365’s version of picking a winner for a free bet is very similar to the promotion offered by betfair with a number of key differences. Firstly Bet365’s offer relates to the price that you backed the horse at, so if you backed it at 4-1 and it goes off at 3-1 and wins the race, you still qualify for the free bet. Secondly, the free bet must be placed on the next featured race and it is placed with your own funds. If it doesn’t win then you get your money back as cash. Thirdly the offer is up to £50 instead of £25 (although betfair have previously run a Cheltenham free bet special worth £50 in the past).

Free bets for lengths - Coral were the first bookmaker to run this promotion, but it has since been replicated by other bookies, including Bruce Betting, Betfred and Totesport. For the Coral variant, if you place a winning bet on a horse race, you will get a £1 free bet for every length that your horse wins by (up to £10). So if your horse wins by 8 lengths, you’ll receive an £8 free bet.

Best Odds Guaranteed - Whilst it´s not a promotion that offers any free bets, Best Odds Guaranteed is a superb offer run by many of the UK bookmakers. BOG means that if you place a bet on a horse and it goes off at a bigger price, you get paid that bigger price instead of the price that you placed the bet at. Most UK bookmakers offer Best Odds Guaranteed when betting online and if they don´t, we´d recommend using a different bookmaker.

Bookmakers will run a number of promotions on a daily basis for horse racing, but it’s the major festivals where you will find an abundance of offers for every race. the largest of these is Chetltenham. It’s so big that we have an entire Cheltenham betting offers guide that we produce every year. But it doesn’t stop with Cheltenham, you can find plenty of Ascot betting offers, as well as a number of free bets for Aintree. If you are looking at having a bet during any of these big meetings, be sure to check out our dedicated pages.

 

Football

Football is hot on the heels of horse racing when it comes to having a bet. Many would argue that it is now even more popular, given its broader appeal amongst the general public. With its popularity skyrocketing, it goes without saying that there are plenty of football betting offers to get your teeth into. Perhaps it’s the sheer range of markets available in football betting that makes it such a hit with punters. You can literally bet on any outcome of a football match, but some popular ones are accumulators, BTTS (both teams to score), in-play betting, First Goalscorer, anytime goalscorer and of course match odds (1x2 betting). Bookies run promotions on all of these markets and many more besides.

Combine these offers with our free football tips and you’ll be well on your way to having a good knowledge of betting on the beautiful game. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular betting offers available for football

Free bet per goal scored - One of the easiest promotions to get involved in. Back a team to win and get a free bet for every goal scored. Coral have been big proponents of this offer in the past, but the likes of Jennings bet and Genting have picked this up over the past few months. Sometimes you will receive a free bet relating to the number of goals scored by the team that you backed, other times it’s the total number of goals scored in the game. either way it’s a great offer an easy to complete.

First Goalscorer Offers - There’s a few permutations around goalscoring promotions. Betfred run double delight, hattrick heaven whereby if your selection on a first goalscorer bet scores twice you get double the odds and if he gets a hattrick you get treble the odds. It’s available on selected games each week and our Betfred Promotions page will show you which games are featured under the betting offers for existing customers

Another goalscorer offer relating to the first goalscorer market is get your stake back as a free bet if your selection scores 2nd instead of first. it’s really a form of insurance on your bet meaning you get something back if your player is on the scoresheet second.

If a certain team wins, get a free bet - Paddy Power run this offer frequently during the football season. Place a bet on the goalscorer, correct scorer or ht/ft markets and if your bet loses and the stipulated team wins, get a free bet. In Paddy Power’s case it’s up to £10 back. We list what game this promotion is available for on our Paddy Power promotions page

If a certain player scores, get a free bet - This is largely the same as the offer above, but instead of a team winning, you need a player to score to get the free bet. It’s also dependent on your bet losing, so treat it as some additional insurance when placing your goalscorer bet. Paddy Power run this offer as well.

2up - This promotion is popular with people involved with matched betting, because it allows you to lock in profit by using a betting exchange. It’s a great offer for punters as well so don’t discount it. With 2up, if you back a team to win and your selection goes 2 goals ahead at any point during the game, your bet will be paid out as a winner regardless of the result. There’s nothing worse than seeing your bet looking like a comfortable winner only for it to be destroyed by a couple of late goals. Bet365 and Paddy Power both run this promotion on Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup games, so there’s plenty of football matches that it will cover.

Bore Draw - It’s not just football fans that dislike 0-0 matches. Apart from being dullsville for those watching the game, it can be incredibly depressing for punters too. A number of bookies run a bore draw promotion whereby you get your stake back as a free bet on goalscorer, correct score and half time/full time markets if the game ends 0-0. This is a great promotion if you are looking to place a bet in these markets where teams have tight defences and trouble scoring goals.

In Play Betting Offers - Plenty of bookies run in play betting offers during the season. Some require you to place a bet in play and in return you receive a free bet. Others require you to place a bet and in return you receive a free in play bet. Whichever way round it is, these are fantastic promotions and are a great way to grab yourself some easy free bets for existing customers.

Acca Insurance - Acca insurance gives you your stake back as a free bet if one leg lets you down. You will typically need to place an accumulator with at least 5 legs, with each leg having a minimum odds of 1.2. View our full list of bookmakers that offer Acca insurance.

If you want to learn more about betting on the football. Take a look at our complete football betting guide. We´ll explain all the basics, including how to place bets and what different football betting offers are available.

Tennis

We’ve seen the number of tennis betting offers increase exponentially over this last year. Whereas most free bets for tennis used to solely relate to Wimbledon betting promotions, this season we’ve seen many bookmakers run offers for the US Open, Australian Open and the French Open. With plenty of different insurance offers available there is bound to be something that can help give you an extra edge in your tennis betting.  

 

How do Free Bets Work?

Free bets from bookmaker sign up offers usually work in a number of different ways. Let’s take a look at the main ways that bookmakers offer free bets with their signup offers.

Free Bets Stake Not Returned

With this type of free bets, you are given the stake to bet with by the bookmaker. If your bet wins then you will receive the winnings at the odds quoted when you placed the bet, minus the stake that the bookmaker gave you when you placed the bet. Let’s use an example. You took out a bookmaker offer of bet £5, get a £5 (stake not returned) free bet. You used your £5 free bet on a 10-1 shot. This would return £55 minus the £5 stake (as the stake is not returned), so £50 in total.

Free Bets With Wagering

With some bookmaker sign up offers you will receive free bets that need to be wagered a certain number of times. An example could be bet £10 get a £10 free bet with 5X wagering. In this case, once you have placed your qualifying bet of £10, you will receive a £10 free bet. In order to withdraw this free bet, you will need to place a total of £50 worth of bets before you can withdraw the free bet and its winnings. With free bets with wagering, you will often get your stake returned on the free bet to complete wagering, but it’s important to check the terms before placing any free bets, just to be sure.

First Bet Refunds

Some bookmaker sign up offers are presented as first bet refunds. This means that you get a refund (as a stake not returned free bet) if your first bet loses. An example of this type of bookmaker offer would be. Bet £10, get a £10 free bet if it loses. In this case, you would get a free bet only if your first bet loses..

Where can I find new offers?

For free bets UK wide, Yesbets has everything you need. We feature free bets and offers from all the biggest names in bookmaking plus many smaller bookies too. More and more bookmakers are becoming licensed for the UK market and you’ll find their offers listed at Yesbets. We keep up to date with the offers from every corner of the bookmaking market to bring you the top free bets available for both new and existing customers.

 
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