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.
Britain’s most valuable race meeting takes place in June, as the 2021 Royal Ascot extravaganza takes centre stage in Berkshire. Set in a stunning location at Ascot Racecourse, this is not an event to be missed for racing fanatics. In 2021 Royal Ascot gets underway on Tuesday June 15th so get the date marked in your diary!
With millions of pounds of prize money up for grabs, Royal Ascot is one of the richest horse racing events in the world. All the biggest races are run at Ascot, with the Ascot Gold Cup being the leading race. The event used to be called Ascot Heath, which was run over four days – it’s now been extended to five.
Royal Ascot dates all the way back to 1711 and was founded by Queen Anne. Elizabeth II attends the event each year, along with other members of the British Royal family. What will unfold over five glorious days of racing and pageantry this year?
The 2021 United States Open Championship will be the 121st U.S. Open tournament. The event tees off on June 17th, with the final shot being played on the 20th. It will take place at one of the States’ most iconic courses, Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, California.
The U.S. Open was a thrilling competition last year, with California-born Bryson DeChambeau coming out on top at Winged Foot, New York. DeChambeau is available at odds of 14/1 to retain his crown in 2021. Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy had a strong tournament, finishing tied for 8th. McIlroy, who won the US Open in 2011, could be a good bet at the tempting odds of 12/1 this year. Dustin Johnson is the early favourite at 10/1, with the likes of Jon Rahm and Justin Thomas not too far behind.
The United States Open Championship is one of the most eagerly anticipated events on the calendar, and Torrey Pines will no doubt play a great host. Get ready for what will be a cracking competition on US soil.
The Circuit Paul Ricard hosts the 2021 Formula One French Grand Prix in Le Castellet, France in June. This is one of the oldest Grands Prix in F1, with the first race run way back in 1906.
After a 10-year absence due to unfavourable financial circumstances, the French Grand Prix returned in 2018, with the Circuit Paul Ricard doing a fantastic job of hosting. Lewis Hamilton ran out winner last time out in 2019 (the 2020 race was cancelled), with Valtteri Bottas finishing runner-up, and Charles Leclerc claiming the final podium place.
As with many of the sport’s races, the superb Michael Schumacher remains the most successful driver in France, winning this Grand Prix on eight occasions between 1994 and 2006. Frenchman Alain Prost picked up six wins, while Louis Chiron won five French Grands Prix. The most successful Englishmen was Nigel Mansell, who came out on top four times. Which driver will reign supreme at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in 2021?
The 149th edition of the Open Championship will be held at Royal St George’s Golf Club in Sandwich, Kent, from the 15th – 18th July. Irishman Shane Lowry was crowned 2019 champion at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland two years ago, with the 2020 event cancelled. The 2021 edition is set to be another exhilarating golf tournament in the UK.
The likes of Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm, Dustin Johnson and Brook Koepka, are fancied ahead of Lowry this year who currently available at a tempting price of around 50/1 to retain his Open Championship crown. Meanwhile, McIlroy always going to be short odds but he could well be worth backing after winning his first tournament since 2019 when securing the 2021 Well Fargo Championship.
The Open Championship will take place at Royal St George’s for the 14th time in its history, with the tournament previously having been held in at the Sandwich course back in 2011. That Open Championship was was famously won by Northern Ireland’s Darren Clarke. Who is your money going on in this one?
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.
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.