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 2023 French Open tennis tournament gets underway at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France, on May 28th. The 2023 edition will be the 127th event and the second Grand Slam of the year. In 2022, King of Clay Rafael Nadal picked up his 14th title beating Casper Ruud in straight sets in the men’s final. Meanwhile, Iga Świątek got the better of Cori Gauff in the women’s final.
Rafael Nadal, who turns 37 during this year’s event, heads to the French capital as the third favourite to regain his crown, with both Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz shorter in the betting to reign supreme in Paris. Meanwhile, Iga Świątek is the even money favourite to come out on top in the women’s singles for the third time in four years.
The French Open is always a tournament look forward to, especially if your name is Rafael Nadal, the man who has dominated in Paris for almost two decades. The likes of Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz – plus several others – will be hoping to stop the Mallorcan from recording a 15th victory in Paris. Get set for what promises to be another cracking French Open tournament at Roland Garros.
The Formula One Spanish Grand Prix takes place at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on Sunday, 4th June. Last year, Dutch ace Max Verstappen won the race, with Mexican Sergio Perez finishing in second and Britain’s George Russell taking the bronze medal. This is one of the most exciting events on the F1 calendar, but who will come out on top in 2023?
Lewis Hamilton won five Spanish Grands Prix in succession between 2017 and 2021 but it will be Max Verstappen for Red Bull and his teammate Serio “Checo” Perez who will head to Barcelona as the favourites. The Red Bull of Verstappen has a clear lead in the Championship but he has the Aston Martin of Fernando Alonso, along with Perez, waiting in the wings for any mistakes. This is one of the oldest F1 races in the world, and we’re expecting plenty of thrills and spills again in Barcelona.
Manchester City and Inter Milan will contest the 2023 UEFA Champions League final at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul, on June 10th. Both teams came through difficult looking semi-finals in relative comfort.
Manchester City drew 1-1 with Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu before demolishing the reigning champions 4-0 at the Etihad Stadium. Inter Milan faced city rivals AC Milan in their semi-final with both legs at the San Siro. In their away game, Inter scored twice inside 11 minutes, taking a 2-0 lead into the second leg. The Nerazzurri completed their task with a 1-0 victory in their home tie.
Pep Guardiola’s City head to Turkey as the strong favourites to lift their first ever Champions League trophy. However, Inter have three Champions Leagues or European Cups to their name including in 2010 when they completed a famous treble under head coach Jose Mourinho.
Both teams have seen off some massive clubs to reach the 2023 final, but there can only be one winner on the night. Will the Champions League trophy will be coming to England or to Italy?
Britain’s most valuable race meeting takes place in June, as the 2023 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. This year, Royal Ascot gets underway on Tuesday June 20th 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 attended the event each year, along with other members of the British Royal family, with the newly crowned King, Charles III, expected at this year’s event. What will unfold over five glorious days of racing and pageantry this year?
The Cheltenham Festival is an annual meeting in the National Hunt racing season, with the 2024 edition beginning on March 12th. 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.
A crowd of over 60,000 people are expected to attend on the opening day of the Festival, with over 250,000 across the four days. 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, Ryanair Chase and Stayers’ Hurdle all featuring at the Festival as championship races on the four individual days.
There were 28 races during the 2023 Cheltenham Festival, with Galopin Des Champs, ridden by Paul Townend and trained by Willie Mullins, winning the Cheltenham Gold Cup on the Friday. Who will win the big one in 2024?
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. For a bigger selection, see our main list of online bookies here.
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.