Bookie Sign Up Offers

Looking for a non nonsense list of free bets? Then you’ve found it. Here at 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.

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Includes £10 to play slots
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Spread over four £5 bets
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Plus regular odds boosts
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Everything You Need to Know About Free Bets

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.

Qualifying Deposit & Bet

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.

Minimum Odds

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.

Wagering Requirements

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.

What’s on in October

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Japanese Grand Prix – 9th October 2022

The 2022 Formula One Japanese Grand Prix will take place in October at the Suzuka International Racing Course. Time is running out in the race for glory, with just four rounds left after this one.

Michael Schumacher currently holds the record for most Japanese Grand Prix wins, winning in Japan on an unrivalled six occasions. Former world champion Lewis Hamilton will go level with Schumacher with a win in Suzuka in October, however he would have to win his first race this season to do so. Mercedes have won the last five races here though this fixture was last held in 2019, having been cancelled in both 2020 and 2021.

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen is the driver who has been red-hot form throughout the season, winning 11 races so far. The Dutch man will take some stopping in Japan. Can the current world champion claim a sixth win in seven races?

British Champions Day – 15th October 2022

Champions Day marks the enthralling and exhilarating finale of the British flat racing season, with this year’s event taking place on 15th October at Ascot Racecourse. The best thoroughbreds from around the world will be action, competing for £4.1m in prize money.

The most prestigious race of the day is the Champion Stakes. Last year, Mickael Barzalona rode Sealiway to glory for Cedric Rossi in the big one, seeing off Dubai Honour and Irish 2000 Guineas winner Mac Swiney. This year’s race see’s could see Juddmonte International winner, Baaeed, end his stellar season on a high for trainer William Haggas.

Champions Day is a prestigious event on the horse racing calendar every year, and there are several world-class horses competing at Ascot this October. The Long Distance Cup, the Sprint Stakes, the Fillies and Mares Stakes and the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes are all looking highly competitive. But who will reign supreme in those races and the Champion Stakes itself in 2022?

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United States Grand Prix – 23rd October 2022

The mouth-watering Formula One Grand Prix in the United States will take place in late October this year. In the previous US Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin in 2021, Dutch driver Max Verstappen secured victory over his championship rival Lewis Hamilton, with Verstappen’s Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez completing the podium finishers.

October’s race will be the 51st American Grand Prix. This GP has taken place on 10 different tracks over the years, but Texas has been the home of the US Grand Prix since 2012. Lewis Hamilton has dominated in the States in recent years, winning each year between 2014 and 2017. Overall, the No. 44 has won in America on six occasions, making him the most successful driver on American soil.

After this one, there are only three rounds left. Max Verstappen will no doubt be the favourite to win in the USA for a second time but he will be pushed all the way by constructors championship rivals Ferrari?

Melbourne Cup – 1st November 2022

The Melbourne Cup is Australia’s most prestigious horse race. The Carnival kicks off on 29th 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 2021, the prize money was A$7.75m, with Verry Elleegant for Australian trainer Chris Waller coming out on top in the big race in Melbourne four lengths ahead of favourite Incentivise. Makybe Diva is the most successful horse in Melbourne Cup history, winning the race on three occasions (2003, 2004 and 2005).

Breeders’ Cup Classic – 5th November 2022

This year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic race will take place at Keeneland, Lexington, Kentucky on the 5th 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, Knicks Go poured on the style for trainer Brad Cox, making all with a superb 2¾ length win over Bob Baffert’s Medina Spirit.

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?

Bookie FAQ

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:

  • Free Bets – The simplest of all of the offers are the free bets. Here you’ll receive a free bet in exchange for placing one with your own money. The value of the free bet varies from bookie to bookie and is usually either for a fixed amount, such as bet £10 for £30 in free bets, or matched against your first bet, such as bet £10 for £10 free.
  • Enhanced Odds & Profit Boosts – The opposite of a risk free bet is a profit boost. Here your winnings will be boosted should your first bet win, but you’ll get nothing if it loses. Some bookies with these offers will boost any winnings whilst others dictate a specific bet but with greatly inflated odds – such as 33/1 for Arsenal to beat Fulham.
  • Deposit Bonuses – Unlike the first three types of offer, the deposit bonus is based on your first deposit rather than your first bet. Here you will receive a bonus after betting your deposit a set number of times, although it can normally be split into multiple smaller bets if you like. Once released the bonus can be used to bet as normal, but you’ll most likely need to place a minimum amount of wagers before being able to withdraw it

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:

  1. Basic – No protection. Funds considered part of the business.
  2. Medium – Arrangements made to ensure that customers funds are returned in the event of insolvency. This could be some kind of insurance policy.
  3. High – Funds are kept in an account considered to be legally separate from the bookmaker and controlled by an independent auditor.

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

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 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.

What do Online Bookies Look Like?

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.

About This Site

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.