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 UK Championship is the second-biggest ranking tournament in world snooker. In fact, only the prestigious World Championship at the Crucible holds more allure for players and fans. This tournament is one of the Triple Crown events, along with the World Championship and the Masters.
Ding Junhui won the 2019 UK Championship, beating Scotland’s Stephen Maguire 10-6 in the final at the Barbican Centre in York. On his way to the trophy, the Dragon beat Duane Jones, Michael Georgiou, Ali Carter, Ronnie O’Sullivan, Liang Wenbo and Yan Bingtao before seeing off Maguire in the final.
Ronnie O’Sullivan, who picked up his sixth World Championship title this year, is the early favourite, with the likes of Judd Trump, Neil Robertson and Mark Selby also fancied to do well. Which player will be lifting the trophy and pocketing £200,000 in prize money at the Barbican Centre in York in December?
Kempton Park Racecourse in Sunbury-on-Thames is home to the King George VI Chase and the Desert Orchid Chase, among a number of other top races. On Boxing Day, the 2020 Kempton Winter Festival kicks off. Last year, Clan des Obeaux, who was ridden by Sam Twiston-Davies, won the King George VI, one of chasing’s most illustrious prizes, for the second year in a row.
The Winter Festival is without doubt the biggest racing event at Kempton each year. With 12 excellent jump races packed into two thrilling days of festive racing, it’s easy to see why it’s become so popular among racing enthusiasts and pundits alike. The perfect antidote to Christmas if you’ve had a little too much family time, Boxing Day at Kempton is quite unique.
There are three Grade 1 races on the 26th, with plenty of entertainment on offer on day two also. Christmas Day may be over, but there will be plenty of gifts at Kempton Racecourse over the festive period and hopefully plenty of winners too.
Stuart Bingham won the Masters last January, beating Ali Carter 10-8 in the final. With so many top players going for gold at Alexandra Palace, who will reign supreme in the 2021 Masters this January?
The Masters is a non-ranking tournament, but it’s one of the three Triple Crown events of the year. The 2021 edition will be the 47th staging of the annual competition. After a fine year in 2020, Ronnie O’Sullivan will be back at Ally Pally hoping to claim an eighth Masters crown in 2021 having been absent for the last tournament.
The Masters always provides a week of excellent snooker, with Alexandra Palace doing a fine job of hosting the tournament since 2012. Who will be crowned 2021 Masters champion in January?
As usual, the 2021 Australian Open will be the first Grand Slam of the year. Melbourne Park has been the home of the Open since 1988, with this being the 109th edition of the famous Grand Slam tournament.
Novak Djokovic is the defending men’s champion, while Sofia Kenin won the women’s event last year. Djokovic beat Dominic Thiem to secure his eighth Australian Open title, just the start he would’ve wanted to the year. As for Kenin, she won her first Grand Slam with a victory over Garbine Muguruza in Melbourne.
The likes of Djokovic, Nadal and Roger Federer are likely to be the favourites, but will anyone be able to stop the Serbian champion from dominating in Melbourne once again? In the women’s game things are far less predictable. Kenin will be hoping to fend off fierce competition for her Australian Open crown but there are lots of people in with a chance. What will the first Grand Slam of the year have in store for the tennis fanatics?
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?
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.