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 Newmarket July Festival at Newmarket Racecourse kicks off on July 9th. The festival is home to several top-class races, including the Princess of Wales’s Stakes, the Falmouth Stakes, the July Stakes and the Bunbury Cup, among many others. The most prestigious race is the July Cup, which is run on the Saturday.
The July Course is used for this meeting each summer, hosting two Group 1 races: the July Cup and the Falmouth Stakes. After the Guineas Festival, which is run on the Rowley Mile Course, the July Festival is Newmarket’s biggest event of the year, with thousands of fans flocking to Suffolk, and even more watching from home.
In the 2019 July Cup, Ten Sovereigns ran out winner. Golden Horde, Sceptical and Hello Youmzain are among the early favourites to take this year’s crown. Newmarket is ready for another cracking few days of racing in July.
The Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg will be the first and second Formula One races of 2020. Can Valtteri Bottas win for a second week or will Max Verstappen, who won in 2018 and 2019, come out on top again in Austria this time? This will be the eighth Grand Prix in Spielberg since returning to the F1 calendar back in 2014.
Austria has not hosted too many Grands Prix over the years, but McLaren are the most successful team, prevailing on six occasions, though they have not had a winner since 2001. As mentioned, Mercedes’ Bottas won at the Red Bull Ring last time out in 2020, with Ferrari finishing in second with Charles Leclerc in front of the McLaren of Lando Norris.
Alain Prost, who was F1 World Champion in 1985, 1986, 1989 and 1993, won the Austrian Grand Prix an unrivalled three times. We would have been approaching the halfway stage in the 2020 World Championship had the season not had a delayed start. Which driver will finish in pole position in Austria to set themselves up nicely for the rest of the campaign?
The 2020 Betfred World Matchplay will take place at the Marshal Arena in Milton Keynes from 18th to 26th July. This will be the 27th annual staging of this Professional Darts Corporation event but it will be the first time the tournament has been held away from Blackpool’s Winter Gardens. The tournament is also the PDC’s second longest-running competition, with the first event taking place back in 1994.
Last year, Rob ‘Voltage’ Cross prevailed at the Winter Gardens, beating fellow Englishman Michael Smith to take his first Matchplay title. Michael van Gerwen is the favourite at the time of writing ahead of Peter Wright who won the PDC World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace earlier in the year. Meanwhile, Cross is currently available at 20/1 to retain his crown.
This is one of the biggest tournaments on the PDC calendar, and we should be in for a memorable week of darts in the new city. Who will come out on top in Milton Keynes in 2020?
In late July, Glorious Goodwood takes centre stage on the UK horse racing calendar. The event, which takes place at Goodwood Racecourse in West Sussex, is home to the Stewards’ Cup, Nassau Stakes, Sussex Stakes and Goodwood Cup. Five days of glorious racing at Goodwood awaits.
The Sussex Stakes, which is a Group 1 race, is the biggest race of the event. The famous Frankel won this on two occasions in successive years (2011 and 2012). The leading jockey remains Sir Gordon Richards, who won an astounding eight Sussex Stakes renewals during his racing career.
Irish 2000 Guineas winner Siskin is the early favourite to come out on top in the Sussex Stakes in 2020. There are also several other top races to look forward to over five days of spectacular racing at Goodwood including the King George Stakes, the Lennox Stakes and the Vintage Stakes.
The famous Crucible Theatre in Sheffield will once again host the World Snooker Championship. The 2020 edition will undoubtedly be another cracking two weeks of action, with the final coming to its climax on 16th August. This will be the 44th consecutive year that the Crucible has been home to the World Championship and snooker purists hope it stays there for another 44 years at least.
We were treated to a fascinating tournament in 2019, with plenty of thrills and spills along the way. Strong favourite Ronnie O’Sullivan went out early, as debutant James Cahill played the best snooker of his life. Meanwhile, reigning world champion Mark Williams lost 13-9 to David Gilbert in the second round. The excellent Judd Trump prevailed, beating John Higgins 18-9 in the final to win his first world title.
The World Championship is the most prestigious snooker competition in the world. The first tournament was held in 1927, and it’s grown bigger and better as the years have passed by and it never fails to mesmerise the masses. But who will prevail 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.