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 UK Championship is the second-biggest ranking tournament in world snooker. In fact, only the prestigious World Championship at the Crucible holds more allure for players and fans. This tournament is one of the Triple Crown events, along with the World Championship and the Masters.
Northern Ireland’s Mark Allen won the 2022 UK Championship, beating China’s Ding Junhui 10-7 in the final at the Barbican Centre in York. On his way to the trophy, The Pistol beat Jordan Brown, Kyren Wilson, Sam Craigie and Jack Lisowski before seeing off Ding in the final.
Ronnie O’Sullivan, who is the number 1 ranked player in the world, is amongst the early favourites, with the likes of Judd Trump, Neil Robertson and Mark Selby also fancied to do well. Which player will be lifting the trophy and pocketing £200,000 in prize money at the Barbican Centre in York in November?
The 2023/24 PDC World Darts Championship gets underway at Alexandra Palace on 15th December 2023, with the final taking place on the 3rd January 2024 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.
Englishman Michael Smith lifted the trophy back in January, beating the Netherlands’ Michael van Gerwen 7-4 in the final. This was Smith’s first world title having been runner-up in both 2019 and 2022. 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 Smith, van Gerwen, Peter Wright 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 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 2023 Winter Festival kicks off on Boxing Day and runs for two days.
Last year, Bravemansgame who was ridden by Harry Cobden, won the King George VI, one of chasing’s most illustrious prizes. This was the thirteenth victory in the race for trainer Paul Nicholls, his fourth win in five years.
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.
England’s Judd Trump won the Masters last January, beating Wales’s Mark Williams 10-8 in the final. With so many top players going for gold at Alexandra Palace, who will reign supreme in the 2024 Masters this January?
The Masters is a non-ranking tournament, but it’s one of the three Triple Crown events of the year. The 2024 edition will be the 50th staging of the annual competition. Despite a disappointing season in 2022/23, Ronnie O’Sullivan will be back at Ally Pally as one of the favourites, hoping to claim an eighth Masters crown. O’Sullivan knocked out in the quarter-finals last time out by eventual runner-up, Mark Williams.
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 2024 Masters champion in January?
As usual, the 2024 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 112th edition of the famous Grand Slam tournament.
Novak Djokovic is the defending men’s champion, while Aryna Sabalenka won the women’s event last year. Djokovic beat Stefanos Tsitsipas to secure his tenth Australian Open title and his 22nd Grand Slam, just the start he would’ve wanted to the year. As for Sabalenka, she won her first Grand Slam with a victory over the Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina in Melbourne.
Novak Djokovic, 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. With three different winners of the first three Grand Slams in 2023. 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?
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. For a bigger selection, see our main list of online bookies here.
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.