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.
As usual, the 2020 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 108th edition of the famous Grand Slam tournament.
Novak Djokovic is the defending men’s champion, while Naomi Osaka won the women’s event last year. Djokovic beat Rafael Nadal to secure his seventh Australian Open title, just the start of a great 2019. As for Osaka, she followed up her US Open triumph with a victory over Petra Kvitova 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. Osaka 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 2020 Six Nations gets underway at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on 1st February, as Wales entertain Italy. The Dragons won the Grand Slam in 2019, and they will be hoping to retain their Six Nations crown a year on.
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 2020 edition being the 21st since the competition was extended to six countries.
Warren Gatland’s Wales dominated proceedings last time around, winning all six games to win the Grand Slam, Triple Crown, Doddle Weir Cup and the 2019 Six Nations trophy. Ireland and England will be out for revenge, while Scotland and France capable of causing a few problems. We cannot wait for the 2020 edition of the Six Nations.
Super Bowl LIV will be the 54th Super Bowl and the 50th modern-era NFL championship match. In February 2020, the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens in Florida will host the Big Game. The Super Bowl is one of the most iconic matches on the sporting calendar, watched by millions all over the world each year.
At Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta, Georgia in early 2019, Bill Belichick’s New England Patriots beat Sean McVay’s Los Angeles Rams 13-3. The Patriots have dominated in recent years, winning the Super Bowl in 2001, 2003, 2004, 2014, 2016 and 2018.
A lot of football needs to be played from now until then, but will any team be able to stop New England from claiming a seventh Super Bowl crown in Florida in February? Belichick’s boys will no doubt be among the favourites again.
The Cheltenham Festival is an annual meeting in the National Hunt racing season, with the 2020 edition beginning on March 10th. 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, a record opening day croud of over 67,000 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 2019 Cheltenham Festival, with Al Boum Photo, ridden by Paul Townsend and trained by Willie Mullins, winning the Cheltenham Gold Cup on Gold Cup Day. Who will win the big one in 2020?
The 2020 Australian Formula One Grand Prix will open up the new season, with the race taking place on 15th March. This Grand Prix is the second oldest surviving motor race in Australia, dating all the way back to 1928. Meanwhile, it will be the 25th Grand Prix at Albert Park.
Finish driver Valtteri Bottas won at the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit in 2019, beating Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton to the line. Meanwhile, Red Bull Racing-Honda’s Max Verstappen finished with the bronze medal.
Melbourne-born Lex Davidson remains the joint most successful driver of the Australian Grand Prix, winning in 1954, 1957, 1958 and 1961. Meanwhile, Michael Schumacher also has four Australian race wins to his name. After a thrilling season in 2019, who will get their 2020 campaign off to a flying start at Albert Circuit Park?
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.
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.
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.