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 £30
Includes £10 to play casino games
New Customers only. Deposit and place a £5 qualifying bet at odds of 2.00 or greater within 7 days of opening a new account; excludes cashed out bets. Receive 2x £10 Free Sports Bets, valid on set events only at odds 2.00 or greater, expires in 7 days, plus a £10 Casino Bonus, expires in 7 days. Wager the Casino Bonus 35x to withdraw winnings. Credit/Debit card deposits only. Geographical Restrictions and T&Cs Apply. 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 Nov

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.

Credit: Abdul Razak Latif, Big Stock Photo

Brazilian Grand Prix – 17th November 2019

The penultimate round of the 2019 Formula One world championship will take place at the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace in Sao Paulo, Brazil on 17th November. After this one, only the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix remains this season. Who will stand on top of the podium in Sao Paulo?

Lewis Hamilton started on pole last season, going on to win the race ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen. Hamilton, who has won in Brazil twice, has some way to go to overhaul Alain Prost’s record of six Brazilian wins. The Frenchman was the king of Brazil, winning his last Brazilian Grand Prix back in 1990.

With lots still to be settled in the Drivers’ Championship, this promises to be a thrilling race at the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace in Brazil’s most populous city.

UK Championship Snooker – 26th November 2019

The UK Championship is the second-biggest ranking tournament in world snooker. In fact, only the prestigious World Championship at the Crucible holds more allure for players and fans. This tournament is one of the Triple Crown events, along with the World Championship and the Masters.

Ronnie O’Sullivan won the 2018 UK Championship, beating Northern Ireland’s Mark Allen 10-6 in the final at the Barbican Centre in York. On his way to yet another trophy, the Rocket beat Luke Simmonds, Ken Doherty, Zhou Yuelong, Jack Lisowski, Martin O’Donnell and Tom Ford before seeing off Allen in the final.

Judd Trump, who picked up his first World Championship title this year, is the early favourite, with the likes of O’Sullivan, Neil Robertson and Mark Selby also fancied to do well. Which player will be lifting the trophy and pocketing £200,000 in prize money at the Barbican Centre in York in December?

PDC World Darts Championship – 12th December 2019

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 Winter Festival – 26th December 2019

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.

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.