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 2020 PDC World Darts Championship gets underway at Alexandra Palace on 12th December 2019, with the final taking place on New Year’s Day. This is the biggest tournament on the PDC stage and indeed the biggest tournament in darts.
Dutchman Michael van Gerwen lifted the trophy back in January, beating Merseyside-born Michael Smith 7-3 in the final. Having won in 2014 and 2017, Van Gerwen picked up his third PDC World Championship crown, making him the second most successful player in this tournament behind Phil Taylor, who won a staggering 14 titles during his illustrious career.
If Raymond van Barneveld qualifies for the tournament, it will be his last. The Dutch legend has decided to retire from professional darts at the end of the championship. The likes of Van Gerwen, Gary Anderson and Rob Cross 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. On Boxing Day, the 2019 Kempton Winter Festival kicks off. Last year, Clan des Obeaux, who was ridden by Harry Cobden, won the King George VI, one of chasing’s most illustrious prizes.
The Winter Festival is without doubt the biggest racing event at Kempton each year. With 12 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. The perfect antidote to Christmas if you’ve had a little too much family time, Boxing Day at Kempton is quite unique.
There are three Grade 1 races on the 26th, with plenty of entertainment on offer for the family (if you must!) on day two. 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.
In early 2020 (where did 2019 go?!), the Lakeside Country Club in Surrey will host the BDO World Darts Championship. It will be the 43rd edition of this famous British Darts Organisation competition. Can reigning champion Glen Durrant land a fourth crown in a row as he looks to build a legacy?
Yorkshireman Durrant has dominated this tournament recently, winning three championships on the spin. Duzzy, who will surely be favourite again, beat Scott Waites 7-3 in the final last year to seal his third consecutive world title. Will anyone be able to stop him in 2020?
The BDO World Darts Championship might not be able to match the PDC version for class but it is still one of the biggest darts tournaments in the world, with thousands of spectators flocking to Surrey to watch some great players do battle each year. We should be in for a treat at the Lakeside Country Club in January 2020.
Judd Trump won the Masters last January, beating Ronnie O’Sullivan 10-4 in the final. With so many top players going for gold at Alexandra Palace, who will reign supreme in the 2020 Dafabet Masters this January?
The Masters is a non-ranking tournament, but it’s one of the three Triple Crown events of the year. Meanwhile, the 2020 edition will be the 46th staging of the annual competition. After a fine year in 2019, O’Sullivan will be back at Ally Pally hoping to go one better and claim an eighth Masters crown in 2020.
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 2020 Masters champion in January?
As usual, the 2020 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 108th edition of the famous Grand Slam tournament.
Novak Djokovic is the defending men’s champion, while Naomi Osaka won the women’s event last year. Djokovic beat Rafael Nadal to secure his seventh Australian Open title, just the start of a great 2019. As for Osaka, she followed up her US Open triumph with a victory over Petra Kvitova in Melbourne.
The likes of Djokovic, Nadal and Roger Federer are likely to be the favourites, but will anyone be able to stop the Serbian champion from dominating in Melbourne once again? In the women’s game things are far less predictable. Osaka will be hoping to fend off fierce competition for her Australian Open crown but there are lots of people 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.
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.
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.