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.

Bet £5 Get £30
Includes £10 to play slots
18+ new customers only. Opt in, bet £5 at odds 2.00+ within 7 days of registering, no cashout. Get 2x £10 Free Bets, set events at odds 2.00+. Plus £10 Slot Bonus, selected games, wager 20x to withdraw max £250. 7 day bonus expiry. Card payments only. T&Cs apply. | Please gamble responsibly #ad
Bet £5 Get £20 in Free Bets
Spread over four £5 bets
18+. UK+IRE only. Min first bet £5 at odds 1/2 or more. Tote and Pool excluded. Must be placed within 14 days of account reg. £20 credited as 4 x £5 free bets. Not valid with Cash Out. Free bet valid for 4 days. Free bet stake not returned. T&Cs apply. #ad
Bet £5 Get £20 in Free Bets
Plus regular odds boosts
18+ New UK+IRE customers. Paypal and certain deposit types and bet types excluded. Min £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4 x £5 free bets. Free bets valid for 4 days on sports, stake not returned, restrictions apply. T&Cs apply. #ad

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 December

Qatar World Cup – 20th November 2022

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will begin on Sunday 20th November with the hosts taking on Ecuador at the Al-Bayt Stadium in Al Khor. After a total of 24 fixtures, the Group Stage will conclude on the 2nd December. The Round of 16 will take place between the 3rd and 6th December. The Quarter-Finals will be played on the 9th and 10th December with the Semi-Finals on the 13th and 14th December. The World Cup Final will be held at the Lusail Iconic Stadium on Sunday 18th December.

At the previous World Cup, Russia 2018, France were crowned champions for the second time in their history. They beat Croatia 4-2 in the final at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. In the third place playoff, Belgium overcame England 2-0 in Saint Petersburg. England’s Harry Kane won the 2018 Golden Boot with 6 goals, 2 clear of his nearest rivals.

France will be amongst the favourites to lift the trophy once more but they’ll face tough competition in the form of South America duo Brazil and Argentina, as well as the European contingent including Spain, England, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium. We are set for a thrilling month of winter action but who will become World Champions in 2022.

PDC World Darts Championship – 15th December 2022

The 2022/23 PDC World Darts Championship gets underway at Alexandra Palace on 15th December 2022, with the final taking place on the 3rd January 2023 as opposed to the traditional New Year’s Day finale. This is the biggest tournament in the PDC and indeed the biggest tournament in darts.

Scotsman Peter Wright lifted the trophy back in January, beating England’s Michael Smith 7-5 in the final. This was Wright’s second world title in three years having won in 2020, defeating Michael van Gerwen in the final. With three world titles, van Gerwen remains the second most successful player in this tournament’s history behind Phil Taylor, who won a staggering 14 titles during his illustrious career.

The likes of Wright, Smith, van Gerwen and Gerwyn Price will no doubt be among the favourites to lift the trophy at Ally Pally but as ever it will be MVG attracting most of the attention in the market.

Kempton Christmas Festival – 26th December 2022

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. The 2022 Winter Festival kicks off on Boxing Day and runs for two days.

Last year, Tornado Flyer who was ridden by Danny Mullins, won the King George VI, one of chasing’s most illustrious prizes. This was the first victory in the race for trainer Willie Mullins since Florida Pearl back in 2001.

The Winter Festival is without doubt the biggest racing event at Kempton each year. With twelve 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. 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.

Masters Snooker – 8th January 2023

Australia’s Neil Robertson won the Masters last January on his competition debut, beating England’s Barry Hawkins 10-84 in the final. With so many top players going for gold at Alexandra Palace, who will reign supreme in the 2023 Masters this January?

The Masters is a non-ranking tournament, but it’s one of the three Triple Crown events of the year. The 2023 edition will be the 49th staging of the annual competition. After an World Championship season in 2022, Ronnie O’Sullivan will be back at Ally Pally hoping to claim an eighth Masters crown. O’Sullivan knocked out in the quarter-finals last time out by eventual winner, Neil Robertson.

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 2023 Masters champion in January?

Australian Open Tennis – 16th January 2023

As usual, the 2023 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 111th edition of the famous Grand Slam tournament.

Rafael Nadal is the defending men’s champion, while home favourite Ashleigh Barty won the women’s event last year. Nadal beat Daniil Medvedev to secure his second Australian Open title, just the start he would’ve wanted to the year. As for Barty, she won her first Australian Open and third Grand Slam with a victory over the USA’s Danielle Collins in Melbourne.

Novak Djokovic, who was not allowed to compete in 2022, will join the likes of Nadal, Medvedev, and Carlos Alcaraz as the likely favourites, but will anyone be able to stop the returning Serbian from dominating in Melbourne once again? In the women’s game things are far less predictable. Barty retired from the sport just weeks after securing her home Grand Slam. There will be fierce competition for her Australian Open crown and there are lots of players in with a chance. What will the first Grand Slam of the year have in store for the tennis fanatics?

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. For a bigger selection, see our main list of online bookies here.

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.