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Free Bet Offers - A Punters Guide

Bookmakers free bet offers

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No self-respecting bookmaker would survive for long in today’s betting markets without offering punters a host of free bets. There are, however, a few caveats to be aware of:

  1. The best offers are usually only available to new customers.
  2. You need to be at least 18.
  3. There is usually a minimum odds requirement which prevents you backing “dead certs”.
  4. Sometimes the free bets need to be placed on an accumulator (ACCA) which are more difficult to win.
  5. Sometimes withdrawal of any winnings comes with restrictions when placing free bet offers.

Having said that, there are offers available to existing customers. Betfair is one of the more innovative bookmakers/exchanges, for example they offer your money back in cash if your horse goes odds-on in play and loses. 

Another offer is to boost your odds on an event, such as a football match,  where Liverpool plays Chelsea. Liverpool’s odds could be increased from 1.8 to 2.1 thus for a £50 stake you would boost your winnings from £90 to £105, if successful.

Be aware that most offers are time sensitive so you usually need to place your bet within a specified number of days.

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Examples of Free Bet Offers

Place a single bet (within 3 days) of £40 at odds of 4/5 + to qualify for a £40 free bet (new customers only).

Bet £10 get a £10 accumulator bet - qualifying bets must have minimum odds of 3/1 + (new customers only).

Bet £25 get £25 - min bet £10, match max £25 free bet. Minimum of 3 bets in accumulator, min odds 7/10 (new customers only).

£30 free bet + £10 free bet every week - min deposit £10 and 1 x wagering at odds of 1.75 to unlock free bet.  (new customers only).

100% deposit Bonus up to £50. Valid once per customer, bonus expires after 30 days, 7x at 1.6 minimum odds before withdrawal.  (new customers only).

Up to £100 in Bet credits. Opening bank will be matched 100% up to a maximum of £100. Credits are available for use after you place qualifying bets to the total of your first deposit. The bet credits cannot be withdrawn but any winnings involving them can.

How To Find Free Bets

So how to find all these generous free bet offers?

Obviously to trawl through all the online bookmakers (these free bets usually only apply to online punters) would be time consuming and tedious.

The answer is to seek out comparison sites such as Free Bets UK which list a wide range of online bookies, casinos, pokies etc.

To sum up what to be aware of with free bet offers:

Use free bet specialist sites to find offers that will suit you.

Make sure you understand the conditions of the offers.

Try to establish whether the online bookies are reputable and will honour their offers in full. One way to help do this is to check that the site url starts with https, which indicates the site is secure.