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 2021 Six Nations gets underway at the Stade de France in Paris on the 6th February as the French host Italy. England won the championship in 2020, losing just once to France in the process.
Wales, England, Ireland, Scotland, France and Italy all square off for six weeks of gruelling rugby. The annual Six Nations tournament has been going for many years now, with the 2021 edition being the 22nd since the competition was extended to six countries.
Eddie Jones’ England had to wait to the final game to be crowned champions in 2020 with France and Ireland both in with a shout of topping the table after round 5. France and Ireland will be out for revenge, while Wales and Scotland are capable of causing a few problems. We cannot wait for the 2021 edition of the Six Nations.
The Cheltenham Festival is an annual meeting in the National Hunt racing season, with the 2021 edition beginning on March 16th. For fans of the jumps game, Cheltenham is just about the biggest and best meeting there is. With the Festival usually taking place around Saint Patrick’s Day, it’s extremely popular with the Irish and you can guarantee there will be plenty of Guinness drunk no matter what happens on the track.
Last year, an opening day crowd of over 60,000 people attended the Cheltenham Festival. In terms of prize money, only the Grand National generates more. Cheltenham hosts several Grade 1 races, with the Cheltenham Gold Cup, Champion Hurdle, Queen Mother Champion Chase and Stayers’ Hurdle all featuring at the Festival as championship races on the four individual days.
There were 28 races during the 2020 Cheltenham Festival, with Al Boum Photo, ridden by Paul Townsend and trained by Willie Mullins, winning the Cheltenham Gold Cup for a second time on the Friday. Who will win the big one in 2020?
The annual Grand National at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool is one of the biggest horse races in the world in every sense of the word. With the first contest being run all the way back in 1839, it’s also one of the oldest. The gruelling race is run over a distance of 4 miles and 2 ½ furlongs, with 30 jumps over two laps. Even people who don’t know anything about racing know the Grand National and it is truly an iconic race.
The National is the most valuable jumps contest in Europe, with a prize fund of over £1m. Thousands of racing fanatics – and plenty who are there just for the party – make the trip to Liverpool each year, with millions watching at home from around the world.
The Grand National course – which features Becher’s Brook, Canal Turn and The Chair – is the ultimate test for horse and jockey. Tiger Roll, ridden by Davy Russell, has won the last two Grand Nationals, becoming the first horse to win back-to-back Nationals since Red Rum in 1974. Will Tiger Roll be entered next year after the race was cancelled in 2020, and if so can this small yet brilliant horse make it three in a row in 2021?
The 2021 Guineas Festival will get underway in early May. 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 St Mark’s Basilica, Battleground and Wembley among the early favourites. In 2020, Kameko won the race, etching his name into the history books forever. Meanwhile, the last 1000 Guineas was won by Love, with Ryan Moore leading her to line at Newmarket ahead of Cloak Of Spirits and Quadrilateral.
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 2021?
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.