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 2020 Six Nations got underway at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff all the way back on the 1st February and will finally conclude on the 31st October when the final round of games play. Wales won the Grand Slam in 2019, but have lost three of their four tests so far.
Wales, England, Scotland and France all have one match to play, with Ireland and Italy squaring off before the last gruelling round of 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, England and France are primed for revenge, while Scotland are still mathematically in with a chance. We cannot wait for the 2020 edition of the Six Nations to finally conclude.
The Melbourne Cup is Australia’s most prestigious horse race. The Carnival kicks off on 31st October and lasts for a week. Melbourne Cup day is held on the first Tuesday of November every year at 4am UK time. As always, this is certainly a race worth getting excited about.
The Melbourne Cup takes place at Flemington Racecourse in Victoria, and it is the richest two-mile handicap in the world. Locally, the Melbourne Cup is known as “the race that stops a nation”. The first one was held way back in 1861 and it has grown in popularity and quality ever since.
In 2019, the prize money was A$8m, with Vow And Declare for local trainer Danny O’Brien coming out on top in the big race in Melbourne just a head in front of Master Of Reality for Joseph O’Brien and Frankie Dettori who was disqualified into fourth place . Makybe Diva is the most successful horse in Melbourne Cup history, winning the race on three occasions (2003, 2004 and 2005).
This year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic race will take place at Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky on the 7th November. There are several top-quality races taking place over two days of fantastic action in the States, but for most punters the Classic on the Saturday is the pinnacle.
In thoroughbred racing, the Breeders’ Cup Classic is the defining event of the international racing season, worth a whopping $6m. The Cup Classic is run over a mile and a quarter. In the big race last year, the now retired Vino Rosso poured on the style with a superb 4¼ length win over the favourite McKinzie.
The Breeders’ Cup World Championships is a spectacular way to end the racing season, and the Breeders’ Cup Classic is the cherry on the cake. It takes a fine horse to triumph in this one, but who will be celebrating this year?
The 84th edition of the Masters Tournament will get underway at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia on 12th November 2020. This will be the last of three majors in 2020.
Tiger Woods made an extraordinary comeback to win his fifth Green Jacket last year, one stroke ahead of Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka and Xander Schauffele. The Americans dominated in Augusta in 2019, with the top four all being from the United States. It was Woods’ 15th major and his first for more than a decade.
Koepka, Johnson and Woods are among the early favourites for the next US Masters, along with Rory McIlroy. Since the first Masters way back in 1934, this has grown into one of the biggest annual events of the golf season. Who will don the famous Green Jacket in 2020?
The yearly November Meeting gets underway on 13th November in 2020 at Cheltenham Racecourse. The meeting produces three days of world-class National Hunt racing, and it is the first really big festival of the jump racing season in Britain.
This is the biggest meeting at Cheltenham besides the extravaganza that is the Cheltenham Festival which takes place in March. The highlight race, the BetVictor Gold Cup, takes place on the Saturday of the November Meeting. Along with the superb racing, the meeting provides loads of entertainment for the whole family with live music and food and drinks options aplenty.
The November Meeting, which was previously known as the Cheltenham Open, is certainly an event worth tuning in for. It may not be the Cheltenham Festival, but the November Meeting will provide some excellent racing over the course of its three days.
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.