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 rescheduled 2020 Guineas Festival will get underway in early June. Newmarket Racecourse in Suffolk is the home of the Festival, with the famous 1000 and 2000 Guineas taking centre stage during the event.
The 2000 Guineas will take place on the Saturday, with Pinatubo, Arizona, and Kameko among the early favourites. In 2019, Magna Grecia won the race, etching his name into the history books forever. Meanwhile, the last 1000 Guineas was won by Hermosa, with Wayne Lordan leading her to line at Newmarket ahead of Lady Kaya and Qabala.
The 1000 and 2000 Guineas, which are two of the five Classic races of the flat season, are hugely popular among punters. They are the first Classics of the calendar year and really mark the start of the flat campaign. Just who will reign supreme at Newmarket in June 2020?
Britain’s most valuable race meeting takes place in June, as the 2020 Royal Ascot extravaganza takes centre stage in Berkshire. Set in a stunning location at Ascot Racecourse, this is not an event to be missed for racing fanatics. In 2020 Royal Ascot gets underway on June 16th so get the date marked in your diary!
With millions of pounds of prize money up for grabs, Royal Ascot is one of the richest horse racing events in the world. All the biggest races are run at Ascot, with the Ascot Gold Cup being the leading race. The event used to be called Ascot Heath, which was run over four days – it’s now been extended to five.
Royal Ascot dates all the way back to 1711 and was founded by Queen Anne. Elizabeth II attends the event each year, along with other members of the British Royal family. What will unfold over five glorious days of racing and pageantry this year?
The Investec Derby Festival takes place on July 4th, with the showpiece Epsom Derby sharing the same card as the Oaks in 2020. The Derby Stakes is one of the most popular and prestigious horse races in the world, run at Epsom Downs usually on the first Saturday of June each year, moved to July this year. Meanwhile, the Oaks Stakes is the second oldest of the five Classic races, officially known as the Investec Oaks.
Last year, 13/2 Anthony Van Dyck – ridden by Seamie Heffernan and trained by Aidan O’Brien – prevailed in the big race, seeing off runner-up Madhmoon. The 11/4 favourite Sir Dragonet finished up in fifth place. Pinatubo and Military March at 8/1, are the early favourites for this year’s race. Meanwhile, Love and Quadrilateral are the current favourites to win the Oaks.
The Derby itself is undoubtedly the best flat race in the world, and we’ve been treated to some memorable moments at Epsom throughout the years. Who will reign supreme in this year’s Derby and Oaks?
The Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg will be the First Formula One race of 2020. Can Max Verstappen, who won in 2018 and 2019, come out on top again in Austria this year? This will be the seventh Grand Prix in Spielberg since returning to the F1 calendar back in 2014.
Austria has not hosted too many Grands Prix over the years, but McLaren are the most successful team, prevailing on six occasions, though they have not had a winner since 2001. As mentioned, Red Bull’s Verstappen won at the Red Bull Ring last time out in 2019, with Ferrari finishing in second with Charles Leclerc in front of the Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas.
Alain Prost, who was F1 World Champion in 1985, 1986, 1989 and 1993, won the Austrian Grand Prix an unrivalled three times. We would have been approaching the halfway stage in the 2020 World Championship had the season not had a delayed start. Which driver will finish in pole position in Austria to set themselves up nicely for the start of the campaign?
The famous Crucible Theatre in Sheffield will once again host the World Snooker Championship. The 2020 edition will undoubtedly be another cracking two weeks of action, with the final coming to its climax on 16th August. This will be the 44th consecutive year that the Crucible has been home to the World Championship and snooker purists hope it stays there for another 44 years at least.
We were treated to a fascinating tournament in 2019, with plenty of thrills and spills along the way. Strong favourite Ronnie O’Sullivan went out early, as debutant James Cahill played the best snooker of his life. Meanwhile, reigning world champion Mark Williams lost 13-9 to David Gilbert in the second round. The excellent Judd Trump prevailed, beating John Higgins 18-9 in the final to win his first world title.
The World Championship is the most prestigious snooker competition in the world. The first tournament was held in 1927, and it’s grown bigger and better as the years have passed by and it never fails to mesmerise the masses. But who will prevail in 2020?
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.