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.
In late July, Glorious Goodwood takes centre stage on the UK horse racing calendar. The event, which takes place at Goodwood Racecourse in West Sussex, is home to the Stewards’ Cup, Nassau Stakes, Sussex Stakes and Goodwood Cup. Five days of glorious racing at Goodwood awaits.
Wednesday’s Sussex Stakes, which is a Group 1 race, is the biggest race of the meeting. The famous Frankel won this on two occasions in successive years (2011 and 2012). The leading jockey remains Sir Gordon Richards, who won an astounding eight Sussex Stakes renewals during his racing career. The 2000 Guineas winner Poetic Flare is the early favourite to come out on top in the Sussex Stakes in 2021.
There are also several other top races to look forward to over five days of spectacular racing at Goodwood including the King George Stakes, the Lennox Stakes and the Vintage Stakes.
In late July, the Formula One drivers will make their way to the Hungaroring in Mogyorod, Hungary, for the 2021 F1 Hungarian Grand Prix on the 1st August. This will be the 11th of 23 races taking place this year.
Lewis Hamilton is the most successful driver in Hungary, winning this GP on an unrivalled eight occasions. With Lewis hunting down a eighth world title, can the Brit come out on top at the Hungaroring for a ninth time? Last year, Hamilton beat Max Verstappen and Valtteri Bottas to the line in Mogyorod, going on to claim a seventh world title at the end of the season.
Since 1986, the circuit near Budapest has produced a number of quality races. With the current deal keeping racing at the Hungaroring until at least 2021, let’s hope for many more years of top racing in Mogyorod.
The 2021-22 Premier League campaign kicks off on Friday 13th August. Manchester City eased their way to the title last season, 12 points ahead of Manchester United, but will Pep Guardiola’s men reign supreme again? Those two along with the likes of Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur will want to get off to a flying start in August.
Fulham, West Bromwich Albion and Sheffield United were relegated to the EFL Championship in the 2020-21 season, with Norwich City, Watford and Brentford taking their places. Naturally, the three promoted sides will be amongst the favourites for the drop, but all three will relish the opportunity of playing in the best league in the world.
At the other end, Man City, who will be looking for a second successive league title, are the favourites to finish top of the pile once again. The 2021-22 Premier League season promises to be yet another memorable campaign of top flight football in England with plenty of twists and turns along the way.
The 2021 Ebor Festival takes place over four days at York Racecourse commencing on Wednesday 18th August and concluding on Saturday 21st 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 2020, Fujaira Prince, ridden by Andrea Atzeni for Roger Varian, won the race in a time of 3:04.22, the third slowest recorded time. At 11/2, Fujaira Prince was the shortest priced winner of the race since 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 2021’s Ebor Festival will surely not disappoint.
The 2021 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 140 years ago, is one of the four Grand Slam tournaments of the season.
The likes of Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer – among a number of other top players – will be going for gold in New York in September. Djokovic will be going for an unprecedented calendar Grand Slam. Defending champion Naomi Osaka will be hoping to fend off the many challenges for her crown in the women’s division. Osaka is among the favourites, but veteran Serena Williams is fancied to win on home land.
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 141st 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.