Looking for a non nonsense list of free bets? Then you’ve found it. Here at BookieSignUpOffers.com we only do one thing and that’s search the web for the best free bets from UK licensed bookmakers. These betting promotions are offered by the bookies as a way to encourage you to sign up with them, and there’s some very generous bonuses up for grabs.
Sticking with our no nonsense approach in this next section we’ll give you a simple run down of the key things you need to know when claiming free bets. These are just the basics though, so for more information jump down to our FAQ section.
For almost all offers you'll need to make a real money deposit and then place your first bet. The value of your free bet sometimes varies based on the value of the deposit and initial wager but can sometimes be fixed.
For both your first bet and the free bet itself there will normally be a minimum odds requirement. This tends to be between 1/2 and evens. Some bookies also restrict the type of bet that can be placed.
The winnings from your free bet are normally yours to keep, although some bookies place wagering requirements on them before you can withdraw. This tends to be more common with deposit based bonuses.
The 2022 Ebor Festival takes place over four days at York Racecourse commencing on Wednesday 17th August and concluding on Saturday 20th August. The festival has been around for quite some time, established all the way back in 1843. The Ebor Handicap is the biggest race of the week in York.
The Ebor Handicap is run over a distance of one mile, five furlongs and 188 yards. This year’s prize money will be a huge £500,000, with £300,000 going to the winner. In 2021, Sonnyboyliston ridden by Ben Coen for Johnny Murtagh, won the race in a time of 2:56.10. At the age of four, Sonnyboyliston was the youngest winner since Tiger Cliff in 2013.
The Ebor Festival is always one to look out for, with thousands of fans normally packing into the always-welcoming York Racecourse each year. Spectators have been treated to many memorable meetings in York over the years, and 2022’s Ebor Festival will surely not disappoint.
The Formula One Belgian Grand Prix will be the 14th race of the 2022 season. The GP takes place at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Stavelot, Belgium, with the race taking place on 28th August.
The great Michael Schumacher holds the record for the most Belgian GP wins, winning this race on six occasions, with the last of those victories coming in 2002. Former World Champion Lewis Hamilton has won in Belgium four times, most recently in 2020 when finishing ahead of team mate Valtteri Bottas and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen. Last year it was Verstappen who finished on top, ahead of the Williams of George Russell, with Hamilton back in third place.
Since becoming a regular race on the F1 calendar, Spa has been known for its unpredictable weather, which has thrown up some dramatic races over the years. Let’s hope for plenty more thrills and spills in Stavelot in 2022.
The 2022 US Open Grand Slam tennis tournament at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center gets underway in August. This hard court competition, which was founded over 140 years ago, is one of the four Grand Slam tournaments of the season.
The likes of Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev and Rafael Nadal – among a number of other top players – will be going for gold in New York in September. Defending champion Medvedev will be looking for his second US Open title having stopped Novak Djokovic’s bid for an unprecedented calendar Grand Slam in 2021. Britain’s Emma Raducanu sensationally won the Women’s Singles Championship last year and will be hoping to fend off the many challenges for her crown in the women’s division. Raducanu will be amongst the favourites along with Iga Swiatek and former champ Naomi Osaka.
This is a hugely popular tennis tournament, with fans from all over the world making their way to the Big Apple to watch the world’s best players. The 142nd edition of the US Open will no doubt be another thrilling tournament in the States.
We’ve covered the key points in our claiming guide earlier in the page. Basically you need to make sure you’re eligible, that you deposit the minimum and follow the instructions given by the bookie. Normally this involves placing a qualifying bet at minimum odds, or turning your deposit over a set number of times.
Sometimes you may also need to use a bonus code but this will clearly be stated on the bookies site and we usually make a note of it in our description.
Once you receive your free bet you can use it however you wish, although many bookmakers place restrictions on the type of bet you can place. Again this will be stated in the terms and conditions of the offer.
Yes. Although they tend to fit into one of the following categories:
Generally speaking, yes. All of the offers we list are from bookmakers who are registered with the UK Gambling Commission who enforce strict rules on how the bookies must operate. The only real risk to your funds are if something happens to the bookmaker that caused them to bust. This can happen though, as we saw with Moplay recently so it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Whilst bookmakers must legally separate client funds their own operating funds, they aren’t legally required to safeguard funds in the unlikely event that they become insolvent. They are, however, required to publicly state whether or not your funds are protected based on three specific ratings:
You can read more about how your money is protected on the Gambling Commission website.
No. In fact there are plenty we don’t include in our list. We have decided to only list the offers that are worth claiming so that rather than having to sift through endless promotions from terrible white labels you can get straight to the good stuff.
The value of the offers on this site will vary and some are more punter friendly than others, but generally speaking if it’s on the list we’d be happy to claim it ourselves (and we probably have).
For a larger list that includes many of the offers that we’ve decided against, see our friends at bookiesfreebets.co.uk.
No. We constantly check for new offers and pretty much know everything that’s available. If you represent a bookmaker that has a sign up offer that we haven’t listed then either we don’t think the offer is worth claiming, or we have another issue with the site that means that we’re not willing to recommend it to our readers. We also only list offers from bookmakers who are licensed in the UK.
Most online bookies will have some form of casino games for you to play, either as a section of side games alongside the sportsbook or as a dedicated casino and games section. Some even offer other products such as poker or bingo.
When other products are available most of the sites will normally have some kind of new customer offer so don’t forget to check the relevant sections of the bookies we’ve listed above. We also run a second site that tracks all kinds of sign up offer, not just for sports – visit bettingsignupoffers.com for more details.
We mentioned white labels briefly earlier. Simply put a white label bookmaker doesn’t operate the site themselves. Instead they outsource the running to another company and put their name on it. This is commonplace for well known companies who way to utilise their brand name in the market but don’t have the expertise to do it themselves. For example, imagine Tesco wanted to set up a bookie called Tesco Bet they may turn to a white label provider to supply the platform and manage the odds.
This is the reason that many betting sites look very similar – it’s because they’re actually the same site but with a different ‘skin’.
The problem that white labels produce is that it causes the barrier to entry to be much lower, meaning anyone with enough start up capital to pay the white label fees – roughly £20,000 – could set up an online bookmaker. And this includes you, your neighbour Steve and even your granny if she wanted to.
For this reason white labels can often be a bit unreliable and close down as quickly as they opened. And whilst there’s no real risk to your funds – because they’re the responsibility of the underlying platform, not your granny – it is a bit annoying.
White label bookmakers also tend to be quite restrictive when it comes to sign up offers as they don’t have the same kind of budgets that the big boys do. That’s why the free bets tend to come with higher odds, more restrictive terms or bigger wagering requirements.
And that’s why you won’t find too many of them on our site.
If you’re looking for a sneak preview of what to expect when visiting an online bookmaker, or want to compare how they all look, then you can see a gallery of some of the bigger sites below.
This site started out as a way for a few friends to keep track of the various sign up offers that are available from bookies in the UK. That’s pretty much it really. We look for new offers on a daily basis and frequently check the ones that are listed on the site to make sure that they’re still available. If you notice something that doesn’t look right, just drop us an email.