Bookmaker Promotion Codes

A bookmaker promotion code, also known as a promo code, is a code consisting of either letters or numbers that customers can enter into a promotional box on a betting site to obtain some form of special offer. Generally speaking, a bookmaker promo code is used by bookmakers as an acquisition tool to help attract new customers.

Some bookmakers may prefer to use a different name to ‘promotion code’ for their new customer offers and instead of requiring a promo code, some betting sites use other terms, such as a bonus code, a deposit code, a welcome offer, or a referral code.

The majority of bookmakers have welcome offers for new customers, but not all betting sites require promotion codes when you’re joining. However it is always sensible to check for a bookmaker promo code to ensure you get their best possible new customer offer.

One example is bet365, who do not always promote a code. However, if you join them using bet365 bonus code NEWBONUS, you are guaranteed to get their best possible new customer offer, which at time of writing is £100 in bet credits (note how bet365 use ‘bonus code’, not ‘promotion code’, as part of their registration process for new punters).

Bookmaker offers do change from time to time. Promotion codes, however, do not always change. Using the bet365 example, should they change their welcome offer, using bet365 bonus code NEWBONUS will still give you their best new customer offer. With some betting sites, however, a change in offer may mean a change in promotion code.

FreeTips.com has all the latest information on bookmaker promotion codes. If an offer changes, we’ll tell you about it. If a promo code changes, we’ll tell you about that as well. For those betting sites requiring a promotion code, we’ll also tell you where to enter it when you’re going through the registration process.
Last updated by on 23 Oct 2020

Bookie Promo Code

As already noted, a bookmaker promotion code is also known as a promo code. Other names betting sites may give to their headline offers include bonus code, voucher code, deposit code or coupon code.
There are variations on what the code specifically means, depending on which bookie you’re looking to join, but simply put, a bookie promo code is a special code which is designed to give you additional bonus funds to bet with when you join a new betting site.

We have strong relationships with the majority of online bookmakers and try to negotiate exclusive offers for our readers. Most of the time – if not all of the time – the welcome offers you’ll see here at FreeTips.com are the best you’ll find anywhere on the Internet – including if you went to the bookmaker direct!

Bookie promo codes are often linked to the various type of welcome offers made available by betting sites as an incentive when you join them. Bookmaker welcome offers can often mean you claiming a certain type of free bet when you register with them.

Types of free bets include:

Matched Deposit Free Bets - A matched deposit free bet usually sees a bookmaker match the amount of your first deposit with a free bet (or bets) up to the same value. Qualifying for such an offer may depend on whether you use a promotion code when registering, so be sure to double check before making your deposit (if a promo code is required, we’ll tell you about it).

Matched Bet Free Bet Offer

Similar to the matched deposit offer, matched free bets typically give you a free bet from a betting site once you have placed your first bet after opening a new account.

Your first bet with this offer is referred to as a ‘qualifying bet’ and may again require a promotion or bonus code. Once your qualifying bet has been placed (and often once that bet has been settled), your free bet will appear in your new account.

Risk-Free Bet

These kinds of bets are quite hard to find these days, but remain popular with sports punters. As a general rule, a risk free bet enables you to place a real money bet knowing that should it lose, you will receive your stake back as a free bet. If the bet wins, you’ll receive your winnings. If the bet loses, you’ll receive the value of your bet (your stake) as a free bet. Again, betting sites may require a promotion code or bonus code when depositing, so be sure to check.

Other bonus types include no deposit free bets (which are rare) and free bet credits. When it comes to claiming free bet credits, terms and conditions may differ slightly from some of the above free bet offers, but the idea behind them is similar. You’ll find free bet credits available at bet365 when you open a new account with them using bet365 bonus code NEWBONUS.

Bookmaker Offers

The majority of bookmaker offers are for new customers, however some betting offers for existing customers are available. Our Bookie Specials page is updated daily to give both new and existing customers a rundown of the best special offers available each day, plus betting sites like to keep hold of existing customers by rewarding loyalty in the form of free bets and various money back specials.

If you are looking for price boosts, enhanced odds or daily betting specials, the bookie specials page has covered with offers and free bets on football, darts, horse racing and other sports!

When it comes to bookie offers for new customers, we have dozens of offers listed on this website. Our bookmaker reviews will help you to determine which the best betting sites to bet at are, and it isn’t always a case of the best bookie being the one offering the biggest betting bonus!

Alongside our reviews you’ll find star ratings, with our team of betting experts rating each bookie from 1-5. There is also the option for you, the reader, to review each bookmaker as well.

When considering what the best bookie offers are for you, there are likely to be several factors. These may include:
  • Monetary value of welcome bonus
  • How easy any free bets are to claim
  • How quickly any winnings can be withdrawn

Our pages are full of information which address all of these factors and many, many more. We’ve got information and on every bookmaker in the land, from well-known, established international brands, to new betting sites who have recently appeared.

Bookie Promotions

We update our pages daily to provide readers with the best and very latest bookmaker promotions available on various betting sites. As well as providing you with details of any bookmaker promotion codes required in order to claim new customer welcome offers, we also have full details of short-term bookie promotions which may only be available for one day, or in some cases, just a few hours!

If you’re looking for free bets and new customer offers, we have details of the biggest and best welcome offers, all from trusted online bookmakers. We’ve also got you covered with betting offers for existing customers, with regular updates on the latest loyalty offers as well as news on any account specific offers.

If you’re looking for a bookmaker promotion today, our bookie specials page will tell you about any enhanced odds specials and any big ACCA boosts currently available.

Bookie promotions UK

Whether it’s a daily special offer you’re looking for, or a bookmaker promotion code to claim a free bet with, you’re pretty much guaranteed to find an offer or two available every day throughout the year.
Some promotion codes will only work in certain countries, just like some betting sites only operate in certain countries. The same applies to certain bookmaker specials, with even the best betting sites restricting offers to customers in a specific region from time to time.

That certain applies to punters based in the United Kingdom.
There are a huge number of UK bookie promotions available throughout the week. From free bets to enhanced odds on a particular football match or horse race, to money back on losing bets, there are offers available pretty much every day.

As noted higher up the page, we review every bookmaker before we talk about them on the website. We only work with licensed bookies who are fully regulated and safe to bet with. Once we’ve reviewed them, we’ll start telling you about their specials, both on our bookie specials page and elsewhere on the FreeTips.com website.

We cover all angles when it comes to the UK betting scene. From big price boosts on a football match (sometimes as big as 80/1 for a particular team to win!), to huge enhanced odds on an upcoming horse race (up to 100/1 has been seen for horses running during big meetings such as the Cheltenham Festival!), to special offers if you’re looking for an accumulator tip today, betting sites are regularly throwing out offers to both new (and at times, existing) customers.

In a nutshell, if you’re looking for a free bet, an exclusive promo code, or a betting promotion, we’ll be able to tell you about it here at FreeTips.com!

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Bookie Promotion Code FAQs

Which bookies offer ACCA insurance?

If you regularly place accumulator bets, especially on football, then ACCA insurance is a must. Simply put, ACCA insurance reduces your risk. If one of the teams you backed to win fails to do so, then by having ACCA insurance, you will get all or part of your stake back.
A quick example of how ACCA Insurance works:

1. Pick five teams to win in an accumulator – A, B, C, D and E.
2. Place your ACCA bet (for the purposes of this example, we’ll say it is a £10 stake).
3. Teams A, C, D and E all win their matches, but Team B is beaten.
4. Usually, your £10 bet would lose as a result of Team B’s defeat. But with ACCA insurance, you would get your £10 back to try again.

A number of betting sites offer ACCA insurance, including: BetVictor, Betfair, Boylesports and Paddy Power.

Which bookies do Best Odds Guaranteed?

Best Odds Guaranteed is popular with horse racing punters and is available at a number of betting sites. ‘BOG’ is a promotion which offers you the chance to take an early price but still get paid at the starting price should the odds be longer. Basically, Best Odds Guaranteed stops you missing out on a better price if it is available after you have placed your bet.

Best Odds Guaranteed is available with a number of bookmakers including: 888sport, bet365, Betfair, Betfred, BetVictor, Boylesports, Coral, Ladbrokes, Paddy Power, Unibet and William Hill.

Which bookmakers offer Cash Out?

Cash out allows you to get money back on your bet before the event you are betting on has ended.
The amount of money returned to you is determined at the time of cashing out, can vary from bookmaker to bookmaker, and depends on how likely the bet is to win at that particular time. It could be for more or less than your initial stake, and if your bet looks unlikely to win, cashing out can be used as a way to limit your losses.

Betting sites offering Cash Out include bet365, Betfair, Betfred, BetVictor, Boylesports, Coral, Ladbrokes, Paddy Power, Sportingbet, Unibet and William Hill.

Which bookmaker is the best?

If you’re interested in a particular sport, you’ll want to bet on a sports betting site that has great coverage of that sport – from the odds, to the range of markets, to the live and in-play aspect.
The best betting sites should offer a wide range of markets for the majority of sports, without compromising on odds or the overall website experience.

The top betting sites should also be offering you great customer service, quick withdrawals, a good free bet offer, and perhaps even live streaming as well.

We all look for different things from a betting site – it isn’t as simple as picking whichever bookie your mate usually uses – and most have good points as well as bad points.
Our current favourite betting sites include bet365, BetVictor and William Hill.

What bookies give the best odds?

Odds vary from betting site to betting site and even small margins can make a substantial difference in the long run when it comes to your winnings.

Some bookmakers may be stronger than others on a particular sport, and it is always worthwhile having accounts with more than one betting site to ensure you can always find the best odds.
Having several accounts with bookies such as bet365, Betfair, Paddy Power and William Hill should ensure you are always able to get the best odds, regardless of the sport.