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 2019 Tour de France will be the 106th edition of the race. The event, which is one of cycling’s three grand tours, begins in Brussels on July 6th, ending in Paris 22 days later. Over the course of the event, a staggering 2,150 miles will be covered by the cyclists. This is the ultimate test of endurance, concentration and talent.
The Tour de France has been the most prestigious event on the cycling calendar for many years, with the very first edition taking place all the way back in 1903, which was won by Frenchman Maurice Garin. British cyclist Chris Froome has enjoyed excellent success in the Tour de France in recent years, winning the event on four occasion (2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017).
In 2018, Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas, who was born in Wales, won the gruelling race ahead of runner-up Tom Dumoulin and Froome. All three cyclist are among the favourites to come out on top this year, with Froome slightly fancied with the bookies.
The 148th edition of the Open Championship will be held at the Royal Portrush Golf Club in County Antrim, Northern Ireland from 18th-21st July. Italian Francesco Molinari was crowned 2018 champion at Carnoustie Golf Links in Scotland a year ago. The 2019 edition is set to be another exhilarating golf tournament in the UK.
The likes of Brook Koepka, Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson are fancied ahead of Molinari this year, but the Italian is currently available at a tempting price to retain his Open Championship crown in Northern Ireland. Meanwhile, McIlroy always going to be short odds but he could well be worth backing to win on home soil.
The Open Championship will take place at Royal Portrush for the second time in its history, with the tournament previously having been held in County Antrim way back in 1951, which was won by Englishman Max Faulkner. Who is your money going on in this one?
The 2019 Betfred World Matchplay will take place at Winter Gardens in Blackpool from 20th to 28th July. This will be the 26th annual staging of this Professional Darts Corporation event. The tournament is also the PDC’s second longest-running competition, with the first event taking place back in 1994.
Last year, the Flying Scotsman Gary Anderson prevailed at Winter Gardens, beating Mensur Suljovic of Austria in the longest final in the tournament’s history. Michael van Gerwen, who won the PDC World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace earlier in the year, is the favourite at the time of writing. Meanwhile, Anderson is currently available at 9/1 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 on the Lancashire coast. Who will come out on top in Blackpool in 2019?
The 2019 Formula One German Grand Prix will be the 11th race of the 2019 season. The Hockenheimring in Hockenheim is one of the most popular tracks in F1, with the first race on this particular circuit taking place in 1970.
The 2018 event, which made a return after a year absence, was won by British driver Lewis Hamilton. Hamilton, who went on to win the world title, beat Finish duo Valtteri Bottas and Kimi Raikkonen to the line at Hockenheim. Hamilton is on the lookout for yet another World Championship win, so the champion will be going all out for gold in this year’s German Grand Prix.
With this GP marking the halfway stage in the 2019 World Championship, things will be hotting up in the race for the title. Can Hamilton prevail in Germany for a fifth time?
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.
Phoenix Of Spain is the early favourite to come out on top in the Sussex Stakes in 2019. 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.
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.