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 £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.
Bet £5 Get £40
Includes £20 to play casino games
New Customers Only. Deposit via credit/debit card and bet £5 @ odds 2.0+ within 7 days of registering; Cashed out bets excluded. Get 2x £10 free bets, valid for set types @ odds 2.0+ & a £20 casino bonus, wagered 40x to withdraw; Bonuses expire in 7 days; Geographic restrictions apply; T&C’s Apply, 18+ | | Please gamble responsibly
£30 in Free Bets
Also has great loyalty program
New UK & Ireland customers only. Min Deposit: £10. First deposit matched up to £30. 1 x wagering at odds of 1.75+ to unlock Free Bet. Credit Card, Debit Card & PayPal deposits only. Terms Apply.
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.

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 Oct

Rugby World Cup – 20th September 2019

The 2019 Rugby World Cup will take place in Japan in September. The hosts will kick off the tournament against Russia at the Tokyo Stadium on 20th September. This will be the ninth World Cup and the first to be held in Asia.

Along with Japan, Russia and Samoa, Ireland and Scotland will also take part in Pool A. England, France, Argentina, USA and Togo contest Pool C, while Wales will go head-to-head with Australia in Pool D.

New Zealand, who won the 2015 World Cup in England, are in Pool B with South Africa. The All Blacks head into the tournament as the bookies’ favourites, with England, Ireland and Wales also predicted to go far. As for the dark horses, Australia, who finished runners-up four years ago, look a good bet, currently priced at around 16/1 to win their third world crown.

This promises to be a thrilling World Cup, with several nations fancying their chances of taking the gold medal in Japan. But the question on everyone’s lips is, can anyone stop the All Blacks from claiming a fourth world title?

Credit: Abdul Razak Latif, Big Stock Photo

Mexican Grand Prix – 27th October 2019

In late October, the drivers will make their way to Mexico City for the 2019 Formula One Mexican Grand Prix. This will no doubt be a thrilling race at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, but who will reign supreme in the Mexican capital?

Scottish legend Jim Clark remains the most successful driver of the Mexican Grand Prix. The two-time world champion won three times in Mexico, including in 1967, just six months before his fatal accident at Hockenheim. Lewis Hamilton, meanwhile, has picked up only one race win in Mexico, with this Grand Prix no longer a regular fixture on the F1 schedule.

In a thrilling race last year, Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen picked up the win in Mexico City. The Dutchman beat Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen to first spot. Meanwhile, Hamilton finished his race in fourth position. Can the Brit get on the podium this year?

Breeders’ Cup Classic – 2nd November 2019

This year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic race will take place at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California on 1st 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 Accelerate lived up to his billing with a superb win in Arcadia.

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?

Melbourne Cup – 5th November 2019

The Melbourne Cup is Australia’s most prestigious horse race. The Carnival kicks off on 2nd November and lasts for a week. Melbourne Cup day is held on the first Tuesday of November every year. 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 2018, the prize money was A$8m, with Cross Counter, ridden by Kerrin McEvoy and trained by Charlie Appleby, coming out on top in the big race in Melbourne. Makybe Diva is the most successful horse in Melbourne Cup history, winning the race on three occasions (2003, 2004 and 2005).

Cheltenham November Meeting – 15th November 2019

The yearly November Meeting gets underway on 15th November in 2019 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.

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.
  • Risk Free Bets – Risk free bets also require you to place a real money bet, however this time you’ll only trigger the offer if your qualifying bet loses. There are two types of risk free bet, the true risk free bets which refund your losing bet in cash (and yes, these do exist) and pseudo risk free bets where you’ll receive it as a free bet.
  • 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. 

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. 

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.