• How To Claim Free Bet Offers Online
  • Free Bets Offers - The Best Available Online
  • Free Bets Today - The Best Offers Available Right Now
  • Free bets on big sporting events
  • Free Bets UK
  • How to get free bets?
  • What is a free bet?
  • What is a free matched bet?
  • Which betting site offers free bet?
  • Latest Bookmaker Offers, Promotions and Free Bets
  • Bookmaker Promotion Codes
  • Free Bets Frequently Asked Questions

Free Bets 2022

Many betting sites offer incentives for new customers such as a welcome bonus, a deposit bonus, or even a no deposit free bet. On this page, we've got full details on the free bets available when you open an account. Read on for the best free bet offers or view today's bookie specials and odds boosts.

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bet365

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bet365: Use the bet365 Bonus Code NEWBONUS. Bet £10 & Get £50 in Free Bets for new customers at bet365. 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. The bonus code NEWBONUS can be used during registration, but does not change the offer amount of the offer. 18+ begambleaware.org

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Paddy Power

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Paddy Power: New customer offer. Place a £10 Sportsbook bet on any Football market, at min. odds 1/2 (1.5) between the 1st and 30th April — get £40 in free bets, valid 30 days. Only deposits via Cards will qualify. Free bets will be awarded after the qualifying bet has been settled. T&Cs apply. Please Gamble Responsibly.

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Star Sports

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Star Sports: T&Cs apply. Over 18s only. Gambleaware.org

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Hollywood bets

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Hollywood bets: Bet £10 Get 4x £5 in free bets. Use the promo code NEWBONUS.

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Fitzdares

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Fitzdares: New UK + IRE members only who sign up through the above unique tracking URL, Min deposit £10, Qualifying bets are singles, win part of e/w or multiples at odds of evens (2.0) or greater, The Free Bet will be credited within 24 hours of the settlement of your first, qualifying bet, matched up to £30 and expire after 7 days, The Free Bet must be placed at odds of 1/2 (1.5) or greater, The Free Bet stake is not included in the returns, Additional T&Cs apply, 21+, Bet Responsibly

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GGPoker

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GGPoker: Use the promo code NEWBONUS. GGPoker.co.uk is a brand name of NSUS Limited licensed to conduct online gaming operations by the UK Gambling Commission. 18+ only. Gamble responsibly.

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Ladbrokes

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Ladbrokes: 18+ New UK+IRE customers. Paypal and certain deposit types and bet types excluded. Min £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4 x £5 free bets. Free bets valid for 7 days on sports, stake not returned, restrictions apply. T&Cs apply.

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QuinnBet

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QuinnBet : If your account has Sportsbook losses at the end of your first day's betting, QuinnBet will refund 50% of your losses as a Free Bet up to £25 (min 3 bets) Plus 50 Free Spins on Grand Spinn. Even if your account is up, you're guaranteed a £5 Free Bet Plus 50 Free Spins provided you place at least 1 bet of £10 or greater at the minimum odds. T&Cs apply | 18+ New UK Customers Only | begambleaware.org

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Unibet

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Unibet: 18+ begambleaware.org. New customers only. Min deposit £10. Money back as bonus if first bet loses. Wagering requirements: all sportsbook 3x at min. odds of 1.40 (2/5), casino 50x. Unless forfeited the sportsbook bonus must be wagered before using the casino bonus. Bonus expires 7 days after opt-in. Full T&Cs apply.. #AD

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Boylesports

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Boylesports: New UK customers (Excluding NI) only. Mobile exclusive. Min stake £10. Min odds Evs. Free bet applied on 1st settlement of any qualifying bet. 30 days to qualify. Free bets expire in 7 days. Cashed out/Free Bets won’t apply. Payment method restrictions. 1 Free Bet offer per customer, household & IP Address only. 18+. T&Cs apply

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William Hill

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William Hill: 18+. Play safe. New customers who sign-up using promo code S60 only. 1x per customer. Min £/€10 bet. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Free bets of 4 x £/€10 issued after first qualifying bet settles. Max £/€20 Bonus. 35x wagering requirement. Max redeemable bonus: £25. Casino bonus expires after 72 hours. UK & Eire only. Additional T&Cs, including free-bet, game, location, payment method and stake contributions apply. See full terms. #ad

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FansBet

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FansBet : Wager the bonus amount 5x within 7 days on Sports to release your Bonus. Bonus equal to 200% of qualifying deposit - up to £200. Bonus credited in real money without wagering requirements.

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bwin

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bwin: Register and deposit £/€10 or more. Place a Sport bet up to £/€10 at odds of 1/1 (2.0) or greater. If it’s not a winning bet, you’ll get up to £/€10 back as a FreeBet. 18+ only. T&Cs apply. begambleaware.org

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Grosvenor Sports

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Grosvenor Sports: Maximum stake is £10. Exclusive to new members. Keep it fun – set your deposit limit. T&Cs apply. 18 Plus. begambleaware.org

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Betfred

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Betfred: New UK customers only. Register using the promo code BETFRED60, deposit and place first bet of £10+ on Sports (cumulative Evens+) within 7 days of registration. First bet must be on Sports. £20 in Free Bets to be used on Sports, £10 in Free Bets to be used on Lotto and 50 Free Spins (20p per spin) credited within 48 hours of bet settlement. Further £20 in Free Bets credited 5 days after settlement. Bonuses have a 7-day expiry. Payment restrictions apply. SMS verification and/or Proof of I.D and address may be required. Full T&Cs apply.

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Sportingbet

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Sportingbet: In order to participate in this Promotion, an Eligible Player must place the necessary Eligible Bets for each respective Challenge during the Promotional Period. There are four Challenges, as follows: Acca Challenge; Football Challenge; In-Play Challenge; Casino Challenge;

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Coral

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Coral: 18+ only. T&Cs apply. Gamble responsibly. 18+ New UK+IRE customers. PayPal and certain deposit and bet types excluded. Min first £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4 x £5 free bets valid for 4 days on sports, stake not returned, restrictions apply. T&Cs apply.

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888sport

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888sport: €10 min deposit using promo code 200BONUS • Bonus will be applied once the full deposit amount has been wagered at least 2x with cumulative odds of 1.50 or greater • To withdraw any winnings from your bonus, you must wager the bonus amount at least 5x • All deposit and bonus wagering requirements must be completed within 60 days • This offer may not be combined with any other offer • Wagering limit of €50 per bet Applies • Restrictions apply to withdrawals, payment methods and countries & full T&Cs apply. begambleaware.org. Over 18s.

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VBet

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VBet : Only available to verified customers registered from 12.12.20 to 12.03.21. Place a first sports bet (min. £20; min. odds per selection - 1.8). Get £10 in free sports bets + 10 free spins on eligible NetEnt games if you lose. Get 10 free spins on eligible NetEnt games if you win. T&Cs apply. 18+. Please gamble responsibly. begambleaware.org

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Mr Play Sports

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Mr Play Sports: Deposit £10 or more. Bet £10 at min odds of 2.00 (1/1). Get £10 bet token. T&Cs apply. Over 18s.

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NetBet Sports

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NetBet Sports: New players, from 11.08.2021, £10 bet to quality, £10 in Free Bets and up to 100 FreeSpins, Free Bets valid for 3 days, Terms apply.

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EnergyBet

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EnergyBet : 18+. The UK only. Available for new players who have registered at EnergyBet after 31.08.2020 and valid only for their first qualifying Sportsbook bet. Cash stakes only. Min. £10 deposit required. Min. total odds of 3/4. Min. odds for each selection 1/4. Bonus amount £10. Bonus funds to be wagered 1x on odds of 4/5 or higher. Bets placed for both sides, with the same outcome and for the same event, will be disqualified. Virtual Sports bets do not qualify. Cashed out bets do not qualify. Other T&Cs apply. begambleaware.org. Please bet responsibly.

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LVBet

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LVBet: 18+ only. New players after 30.09.2020. Valid on first Sports bet. Min. dep. £10 req. Min. £10 wag. on the first bet with min. total odds of 3/4 to qualify. Bet must be settled. Bonus Wag. req.1x on min. 2-fold Acca bets (min. 1/4 odds each selection) with min. final odds of 4/5. Virtual and cashed out bets do not qualify. One-time offer. Bonuses credited following working day. T&Cs apply. begambleaware.org

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Sport Nation

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Sport Nation: Key Terms: New customers only. Place the 5 specified bets to earn Free Bets. Each leg must have minimum odds of 1.8 (4/5). Applies to bets on sport only. Valid once per customer. Free Bet valid for 7 days. Free Bet max winnings is 20x Free Bet stake. Offer valid for 30 days after registration with SportNation.

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Mr Green Betting

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Mr Green Betting: 18+ only. Ts and Cs apply

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Betwinner

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Betwinner: 18+ only. Gamble responsibly. Ts and Cs apply.

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SBK

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SBK: 18+ only. Gamble responsibly. Ts and Cs apply

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Spreadex

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Spreadex: Bet £10 Get £30 in free bets. Offer includes a free £1 Race Index spread bet to try out our exciting 50-25-10 race markets. Bet with live streaming on all racing and greyhounds! Plus £50 Money Back offers on EVERY race at the Cheltenham Festival! New customers only. Ts&Cs apply. 18+ begambleaware.org

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20bet

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20bet: Get a 100% up to €100 first deposit bonus for sports betting online with promo code NEWBONUS. T&Cs apply. 18+.

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betfair

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betfair: Place 5 x £10 Sportsbook bets on Football of min odds of 2.0 (Evs) and get money back as cash if any lose. Maximum refund per qualifying bet is £10, x5 refunds available. Payment restrictions apply. T&Cs apply.

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PariMatch

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PariMatch: 8+ New Customers opt in, bet £5 & get 2x £10 Free Bets for set events (odds 2.00+) + £10, Slots Bonus, selected games, 35x wagering to withdraw max £250. Bonuses expire in 7 days. Card Payments only. T&Cs Apply | begambleaware.org | Please gamble responsibly

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Smarkets

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Smarkets: 18+ only. T&Cs apply. begambleaware.org

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BetAtHome

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BetAtHome : Log in (register if necessary) and top up your betting account. Click on "Redeem bonus" under "My Account". Enter the bonus code FIRST – Done! After that 50% of the paid amount (up to a maximum of 200.00 GBP) will be credited to your betting account.

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STS

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STS: 18+. New depositing STSbet.co.uk customers only with promo code NEWBONUS. First deposit min. £20. Wager min. £100 on any sportsbook-related markets, single or accumulator bets, pre-match or in-play, with min. odds of 4/5. £5 cash for each £100 wagered. Up to £50 cash in total. Deposit method restrictions apply. Full T&Cs apply. begambleaware.org

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Bettarget

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Bettarget: Sign up with promo code NEWBONUS and get a €10 Sports free bet. NEW CUSTOMERS ONLY. MAX ONE €10 FREE BET. QUALIFYING BETS MUST BE PLACED AT ODDS OF 1/1 (2.00) OR GREATER. PAID AS BONUS TOKEN WITH MIN 4/5 (1.80) ODDS REQ. SKRILL, NETELLER & PAYPAL NOT ELIGIBLE. T&CS APPLY. 18+

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BetRegal

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BetRegal: New customers only. Max one £10 free bet. Paid as bonus token with min odds req. 18+ only. T&Cs apply.

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BetVictor

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BetVictor: 18+ New customers only. Opt in, bet £5 at odds 2.00+ within 7 days of registering, no cashout. Get 2x £10 Free Bets, set events at odds 2.00+. Plus £10 Game Show Bonus, selected games, wager 40x to withdraw max £250. 7 day bonus expiry. Card payments only. T&Cs apply. begambleaware.org | Please gamble responsibly

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Vickers

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Mbetio

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Mbetio: Open an account to enjoy wide array of horse races and sports across the world with world with both fixed odds and tote options available. After you deposit you are ready to place your first risk free bet. Max bet upto €50. T&Cs apply. 18+. T&Cs apply.

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32Red Sports

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32Red Sports : Available to new and existing customers when they place their first in-play bet at 32Red Sport. T&Cs apply. Opt-in on the landing page.

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Betzone

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Betzone: Place £10 of qualifying bets and get 10 Casino Free Spins to play with. 18+. T&Cs apply.

How To Claim Free Bet Offers Online


Looking for a bookmaker bonus offer? Wanting to know the best promotion codes to use to claim a freebie? We've got you covered on this page!

Free sports bets are made available just for opening a new account with a particular bookmaker, plus some offers can come without the need to even make a deposit. On this page we’ll also guide you through the process of claiming the best free bet no deposit required offers.

A free bet offer gives you the chance to win real money with a particular bookmaker. When you’re searching for bonus offers, it’s worth bearing in mind that most of these kinds of online offers, if not all, come with various terms and conditions.

Here at FreeTips.com, we’ll always try to make you fully aware of the terms and conditions attached to offers, just as we do when we provide our readers with details of an enhanced odds special, or a new bookmaker bonus code via our bookmaker reviews.

If you’re looking for advice on how best to use your qualifying bet before obtaining your bonus, we’ve got free betting tips from our team covering a number of upcoming matches and events.

FreeTips.com only work with bookies who promote responsible gambling, and all offers found on this page are from licensed online bookmakers who are tried, tested and trusted. All offers we publish are correct at time of writing, and our pages are updated daily, with new bonus offers made available regularly.

Free Bets Offers - The Best Available Online


A number of bonus offers are available right now. Whether you’ve landed on this page after searching for ‘Free Bets 2022’ or ‘Free Bets No Deposit’, we’ve got you covered with accurate information on the best offers you can claim.

All sign up offers listed on these pages are correct at time of writing, and should an offer change, we’ll update the information accordingly. We’ll also make you aware of any bonus codes or promotion codes required in order for the sign up process to go smoothly!

Free bet offers include:

Matched Deposit Free Bets

A matched deposit bonus usually sees a bookmaker match the amount of your first deposit with a free bet (or bets) up to the same value. 

Simply put, such an offer can give you up to double your deposit as your balance. A deposit bonus offer could be set at 50% your initial bonus, and quite often you’ll find that figure set at 100%. If that was the case, a £20 deposit would be matched with a £20 bonus. In other cases, a £50 deposit will be matched with a £50 deposit bonus. The Betwinner promo code is an example of this type of offer, but provides a further 30% extra on top.

It’s worth bearing in mind, however, that a higher deposit amount isn’t necessarily right for you. You should always only bet what you can afford to lose, and you shouldn’t change your betting habits in order to obtain a specific free bet offer. 

Risk-Free Bet

Risk-free offers are harder to find than they once were. However, some bookmakers offer them to new customers (and occasionally for existing customers).

As a general rule, a risk-free bonus enables you to place a real money bet knowing that should it lose, you will receive your stake back as a free bet. To trigger this bonus, you usually need to deposit and place a qualifying bet. If the bet wins, then you’ll receive your winnings. If the bet loses, you’ll receive the value of your bet (your stake) as a free bet.

On occasion, bookmakers may offer you money back in cash rather than as a free bet if your qualifying bet fails to win. Again, there are terms and conditions linked to such bets – the main one usually being a restriction on your stake (Bet £10, Get a £10 risk free bet as an example).

No Deposit Bonus or Free Bet No Deposit

A rarer version of the risk-free bet is a no deposit bonus offer. No deposit sports offers appear from time to time, while no deposit casino offers – also known as no deposit free spins offers – are still regularly found. 

No deposit free bet offers are hugely popular. They offer the opportunity to bet on a sporting event without any financial outlay or risk, and of course they offer the opportunity to try out a new betting site without having to deposit real money.

They come complete with various terms and conditions such as restrictions on the maximum amount you can win from a no deposit bet, but are a great incentive to sign up.

Matched Bet Free Bet Offer

A popular type of bonus offer, matched bets typically give you a free bet from a bookmaker once you have placed your first bet after opening a new account.

For new customers, your first bet often is called a ‘qualifying bet’ and once this is placed (and most likely is settled), your bonus bet will appear in your new account.

As an example, if your bonus offer on sign up was ‘Deposit £20, Get a £20 Free Bet’, your £20 bonus bet may appear in your account once you have made that initial £20 deposit. If the wording on the offer was ‘Bet £20, Get a £20 Free Bet’ then it may be that your free bet appears in your account once you have placed that first £20 bet.

Your first bet may need to be at specific odds and/or on certain matches or sporting events.
If that is the case, we’ll tell you of any requirements on this page to ensure you get your freebie!

Free Bet Credits

Some bookmakers may refer to their bonus offer as ‘free bet credits’. Terms and conditions may slightly differ from some of the above offers, but the principle is pretty similar. Free bet credits basically give you a number of bets, or bonus bet credits, up to a certain value, based on the amount of your deposit when you open a new account. You’ll find free bet credits at bet365 when you open a new account with them.

Free Bets Today - The Best Offers Available Right Now


As some sign up offers are only available for a short period of time, we’ve put together details of the best welcome bonuses for today.

If you’re looking to get a freebie for today’s sport, we have information on all the offers available right now, plus our team also have free betting tips for upcoming matches and sporting events as well to help you decide how to use your bonus bet.

If you’re new to online betting, we’ll guide you through the whole free bet sign-up process. New and existing offers you’ll find on our pages involved trusted online bookmakers who are fully regulated, and we’ll never hide the free bet terms and conditions from you, ensuring everything is easy to claim and straightforward to follow!

Free bets on big sporting events


Free bet offers for big sports events such as a big Premier League match, the Champions League, the Cheltenham Festival or the Grand National are always popular.

Bookmakers are aware that the biggest events provide them with a great opportunity to bring in new customers. You can expect to see some eye-catching offers around major events in the sporting calendar.

Free Bets UK


If you’re in the United Kingdom and looking for a free bet, we’ve got full details on the best bonus offers in the UK – for British punters from UK bookmakers.

If you’re in the UK looking for free bets, we’ll tell you all you need to know about current bookie offers in the UK – both for new and existing customers. 

Our UK free bet pages are updated regularly, with our team always on the lookout for new sportsbook offers. These UK offers include no deposit, free sports bets and much more.

How to get free bets?


Bonuses and sign-up offers are readily made available by bookmakers as a way to attract new customers. Bookmaker offers can come in many forms, with the most popular including a deposit bonus, a welcome offer, a matched bet offer, or a no deposit offer.

A free bet offer allows you to claim a bonus from a bookmaker and gives you additional funds to bet with. Some may require a bonus code (also referred to as a promo/promotional code, a deposit code, or a referral code). If a code is required (an example being the bet365 bonus code NEWBONUS which entitles to their best new customer offer which is currently £100 in bet credits), we’ll tell you about it on these pages.

Welcome bonuses are easy to claim and easy to understand. Even though instructions vary from bookmaker to bookmaker, claiming each offer is easy and on this website we’ll walk you through each step.

Bonus values also vary depending on which bookmaker you’re looking to join. The value often varies depending on the type of bonus offer, and ensures there is something for everyone who is looking to get a betting bonus.

The bets are offered by many online bookmakers as a bonus for new customers when they open a new account. New customer bonuses come in many different formats and can sound too good to be true, but if used wisely, a free bet can be a great way to kickstart your betting account. 

Freetips.com is the number one place to get sign up offers, welcome bonuses, betting sites, bonus codes, enhanced odds and betting tips. Our sports betting experts will help you understand all the different types of bookmaker offers and how to utilise a welcome bonus.

What is a free bet?


A free bet is simply a bet for a specified amount of money where the bookmaker pays the stake. These bonuses can be thought of as an opportunity to place a bet without any financial risk and win money if the bet is a winner.

The amounts of money on offer vary between bookmakers but they will usually match your first deposit or bet with a bonus bet of equal value. Pay attention to any time limits that apply before your free bets expire which is usually set at 30 days.

What is a free matched bet?


Matched betting is a method of turning a free bet offered by an online bookmaker into real money. The technique allows you make money from the various bookmaker bonus offers out there. The idea is that instead of relying on luck, you cover all potential outcomes of an event by placing two bets, allowing you to win no matter what happens.

Matched betting started after a smart punter realised he could use a free bet offer from an online bookmaker to place a bet, then bet against it on a betting exchange to make a profit.
Thousands - if not millions - of people have since used this method to take advantage of the huge number of offers to earn tax free cash!

As for ‘Matched Free Bets’ from online bookmakers, this is one of the more popular types of offers which entitles you to a freebie based on the value of your first bet. It is worth paying attention to the wording if you’re joining a new bookmaker based on a ‘matched free bet’ as this often gives you a bonus bet based on your first bet and not on the value of your initial deposit.

Which betting site offers free bet?


We have details of all sign-up offers for bookmakers. The majority of trusted online bookmakers offer some kind of bonus for new customers. From time to time, offers for existing customers are also available. 

Betting offers vary from bookmaker to bookmaker and may come in the form of no deposit bets, first deposit match, welcome bonuses or bet bundles. We’ve got a full list of every offer.

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Free Bets Frequently Asked Questions

How do free bets work?

Free bets work when a bookmaker gives a customer the ability to place a bet without any financial risk attached. These offers are associated with opening a new bookmaker account although some bonuses for existing customers can be found as well.

There are many different types to be found, with various terms, conditions and requirements before customers can take advantage of them. Some bookmakers make it very simple to use bonus offers, however, and do not require that you deposit funds into an account first.

How do you use a free bet?

You can claim a bonus bet by following a link to a special offer, or look for an option in the betslip to make sure your selection is being backed with your bonus funds. The main difference between a free bet and a normal bet is that you do not have to use your own money to bet, but the stake will not be refunded with your winnings if the bet wins, only the profit on the initial stake.

How to get free bets?

To claim, you typically need to:

1) Open an account with a bookmaker, usually by providing and verifying your personal details such as name and address.

2) Register a valid payment method such as credit card or bank account and deposit funds into your account.

3) Place a bet on a sports event or match, with the value of the bet usually determining how much money you will be offered.

Some terms and conditions means you might have to use your bonus bets on a betting market that is even money (2.00) or over. This is to stop punters from backing short priced favourites.

It is essential that before you attempt to use your bonus that you familiarise yourself with the terms and conditions attached. The most important things to watch out for are turnover requirements and geographical restrictions that may restrict your ability to take advantage of these free bet offers.

Can you cash out a free bet?

Bookmakers will not normally allow you to cash out a free bet, but always check the terms and conditions.

Can you withdraw winnings from a free bet?

If your bet is a winner then the profit will be credited to your account but the original bonus stake is not returned. You can then withdraw your winnings from a free bet as long as it has satisfied the terms and conditions.

How to claim a free bet from bookmakers

Claim a freebie from bookmakers by doing your research and finding the best offers available. Bookies will compete when they are big games or tournaments on, so compare to find the best offers out there.

They can usually be used on any sport and normally be claimed when you open a new account with an online bookmaker.

Can you make money from a free bet?

You can win money from if you follow some simple rules and be disciplined. There are many ways you can use bonus bets, here are some of the options to make sure bets work in your advantage.

Double your bankroll - Double your bankroll involves finding a bookmaker that will give you a free bet, then you can place the bet without risking any of your own funds. Doing this effectively will double your bankroll.

Hedge a bet - A hedge bet is essentially betting on two opposite outcomes to guarantee a profit. Using bonus funds to hedge a bet is a great way to guarantee your chances of making a profit.

For example you might to bet on a team winning a cricket match and then use a free bet to bet on the other team. Depending on the odds on offer, this can be one of the best ways to utilise bookmaker offers.

Turn a free bet into cash - You can do this by using an approach known as matched betting. This is similar to a hedge bet, but it involves placing your bonus bet on an outcome of an event of match with one bookmaker and using a betting exchange such as Betfair to bet against that outcome. 

Because one of the bets was placed as a free bet, you are guaranteed a profit regardless of which outcome occurs.

Do I need to deposit money to get a free bet?

No, many bookmakers have no deposit options where bets are given to customers when they open a new account without having to make a deposit.

How much do you need to deposit?

The amount you need to deposit to receive your bonus when opening a new bookmaker account will vary.

‘Bet £10 Get £30’ - The name of this offer says it all. A bookie will give you extra funds to bet with after your first bet is placed or settled.

200% and 300% First Bet Bonus - A 200% and 300% first bet bonus is a bonus that amounts to two or three times the size of your first bet after signing up to a new betting account. An example would be depositing £10 with the bookie giving you a £20 or £30 free bet.

Do you have to use the free bet on a specific event or match?

Sometimes the bonus will be associated with a specific event or match. If not, use your free bet in any sport, event or horse race of your choosing as long as the odds follow the terms and conditions.

You can normally use bonus funds on any betting market and any bet type. This includes singles, doubles, trebles, accumulator, Lucky 15s and 31s.

How will the free bet show in my account?

Any bookie bonus will be listed in your account as bonus funds. This way you know if the funds used to place the bet come from your main wallet or elsewhere. Pay particular attention to make sure you are placing your wager using any bonus.

Do you need to make a number of bets before you withdraw winnings?

Many bookmakers require you to make a number of bets before you withdraw your winnings. This is also known as the play through requirements. Play through requirements mean you have to place a certain quantity or value of further bets before the bookmaker will pay out any winnings from the bets.

To determine the value of bonus bets according to play through requirement, simply multiply the amount your bonus is worth by the number of times you have to turn it over. If you are offered a £10 free bet with a play through requirement, you could be required to turn it over three times before the bookie will payout.

This means that you will need to bet £30 before any profits are paid out. Take special care to read all the terms and conditions as the rules governing play through requirements differ from one bookmaker to another.

Free Bets and Promo Codes

Some bookies require you to use a promo code before offering new customers a bonus. Be sure to read the terms and conditions.

Free Bets Terms & Conditions

Always check the terms & conditions. There can be restrictions depending on how new customers make their first deposit. Many punters that open a new betting account like to use Skrill, Paypal, Neteller or Paysafe, but bookmakers may only offer a bonus if the deposit is made by credit card or a bank account.

Free Bets Geographical restrictions

One of the restrictions to look out for when taking advantage of bookmaker offers is geographical restrictions. This means that an online bookie applies geographical restrictions to their welcome offers depending on where you live.

Check the countries listed by the bookie that apply to the bets or the countries that do not qualify. If no geographical restriction is mentioned in the terms and conditions it’s safe to assume the bonus applies to all users in all countries.

What are the different types of free bets?

Many online bookmakers or online sportsbooks offer different types of welcome bonuses. They can change rapidly so sometimes you will need to act fast to take advantage of the best sign-up offers.

Some of the most popular types of bets, welcome offers, sign-up bonuses, welcome bonuses and loyalty incentives are as follows:

Treble Odds Free Bet Bonus - The treble odds bonus means a bookmaker will treble the odds on your first bet and provide the additional winnings as bonus funds.

Enhanced Odds - Enhanced odds refers to a bookmaker increasing or boosting the odds on your bet with the extra profit credited to your account.

Staggered Free Bets - This refers to a bookmaker providing new customers with a number of bets equal to the amount a customer deposits into a new account. One example would be a new customer depositing £10 into their account with the bookie providing four bonus bets worth £10 each.

Why do bookies offer free bets?

Bookmakers make offers available to encourage people to open a new betting account. It is a sign of good will from the bookmaker, in return they hope you will enjoy using their service and become a loyal and long term customer.