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 £30
Includes £10 to play slots
18+ new customers only. Opt in, bet £5 at odds 2.00+ within 7 days of registering, no cashout. Get 2x £10 Free Bets, set events at odds 2.00+. Plus £10 Slot Bonus, selected games, wager 20x to withdraw max £250. 7 day bonus expiry. Card payments only. T&Cs apply. | Please gamble responsibly #ad
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. #ad
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. #ad

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 September

Ryder Cup – 24th September 2021

The latest edition of the Ryder Cup between Europe and USA finally gets underway on 24th September 2021. This year’s competition, which will take place at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin, will be the 43rd edition of this famous golf event.

Back in 2018, Europe stormed to a 17½ to 10½ victory at Le Golf National in France. Europe’s last triumph on American turf was back in 2012, as Jose Maria Olazabal’s men won 14½ to 13½ at Madinah Country Club in Illinois. Steve Stricker (USA) and Padraig Harrington (Europe) will be the team captains in Wisconsin.

The Ryder Cup has become one of the biggest sporting events in the world. Millions of people tune in and thousands of fans flock to the venue every two years to watch the drama unfold. Having lost their crown in 2018, can America regain the Ryder Cup on home soil in September 2021?

Credit: Abdul Razak Latif, Big Stock Photo

Russian Grand Prix – 26th September 2021

The 2021 Formula One Russian Grand Prix will be the 15th race of the season. This year’s GP will take place at Sochi Autodrom in Sochi, Russia on 26th September. Only seven races remain after this one.

Lewis Hamilton has been the king of Sochi in its early years, winning in 2014, 2015, 2018 and 2019. In a race full of incident, Valtteri Bottas came out on top last year, beating Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and teammate Lewis Hamilton to the chequered flag on the coast of the Black Sea.

The Sochi Autodrom has been a great host to the Grand Prix series over the past few years, with the first race taking place on the brand-new circuit back in 2014. Hamilton, who will be gunning for a eighth world title, will be right up there with the favourites to reign supreme in Sochi for a fifth time.

Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe – 3rd October 2021

The Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at the ParisLongchamp racecourse is one of the most valuable horse races in Europe, attracting the best owners, trainers, jockeys and horses to France each year.

The beautiful venue is located in Paris, with this year’s race being the 100th edition of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. The 2018 race was run at Longchamp for the first time since 2015 after a major redevelopment to the course.

With several top horses on show, this season’s race will be wide open. Last year, veteran Frankie Dettori missed out again with Enable on what would have been an historic third win. Can a British or Irish raider take the spoils this year?

Super League Grand Final – 9th October 2021

The biggest night in Super League, the 2021 Betfred Super League Grand Final, will take place at the game’s traditional home of Manchester United’s Old Trafford Stadium on Saturday the 9th October. It does not get much bigger than this when it comes to Super League rugby.

In last year’s Grand Final at the KCOM Stadium in Hull, St Helens beat Wigan Warriors 8-4 after a hooter beating try by Jack Welsby. For the Saints it was their seventh title in twelve finals. Wigan Warriors, who won the League Leader’s Shield, suffered their sixth Grand Final defeat in eleven appearances.

A lot of rugby still needs to be played, but whoever goes on to reach the 2021 Super League final will no doubt make it a wonderful spectacle at Old Trafford. Who will be crowned champions this year?

British Champions Day – 16th October 2021

Champions Day marks the enthralling and exhilarating finale of the British flat racing season, with this year’s event taking place on 16th October at Ascot Racecourse. The best thoroughbreds from around the world will be action, competing for £4m in prize money.

The most prestigious race of the day is the Champion Stakes. Last year, Tom Marquand rode Addeybb to glory for William Haggas in the big one, seeing off Skalleti and last year’s winner Magical. This year’s race see’s could see Addeybb clashing again with Aidan O’Brien’s St Mark’s Basilica, who got the better of Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum’s runner in the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown in July.

Champions Day is a prestigious event on the horse racing calendar every year, and there are several world-class horses competing at Ascot this October. The Long Distance Cup, the Sprint Stakes, the Fillies and Mares Stakes and the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes are all looking highly competitive. But who will reign supreme in those races and the Champion Stakes itself in 2021?

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. 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:

  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. 

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 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.

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.