Best sign-up offers and bonuses September 2022

Take advantage of this in-depth list of the UK’s best free bets, sports betting bonuses, bookmaker sign-up offers and promotions in September

Betfred

Get £60 in bonuses when you bet £10, use Promo Code TELE60

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T&Cs apply. New UK customers only. Register using the promo code TELE60, deposit and place first bet of £10+ on Sports (cumulative Evens+) within 7 days of registration. First bet must be on Sports. £20 in Free Bets to be used on Sports, £10 in Free Bets to be used on Lotto and 50 Free Spins (20p per spin) credited within 10 hours of bet settlement. Further £20 in Free Bets credited 5 days after settlement. Bonuses have a 7-day expiry. Payment restrictions apply. SMS verification and/or Proof of I.D and address may be required. Full T&Cs apply.

bet365

Bet £10 Get £50 in free bets

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T&Cs apply. Bet £10 & Get £50 in Free Bets for new customers at bet365. Min deposit requirement. Free Bets are paid as Bet Credits and are available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake.Time limits and T&Cs apply.

Sky Bet

Bet £5 get £20 in Free Bets

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T&Cs apply. New customers only. First single & e/w bet only. Odds of 1/1 or greater. 4 x £5 bet tokens. Free bet stakes not included in returns. Free bets exclude virtuals. Free bets are non withdrawable. No free bet expiry. Eligibility restrictions. Further t&cs apply. 18+. Begambleaware.org.

BoyleSports

Bet £10 Get £10 in free bets + £10 casino bonus

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T&Cs apply. New UK customers (Excluding NI) mobile only. £20 in FREE Bets (FB) as £10 in sports bets & a £10 casino bonus (CB). Min stake £10. Min odds Evs. FB applied on 1st settlement of any qualifying bet. FB 7 day expiry. 1 FB offer per customer, household & IP address only. Payment restrictions. 14 days to accept £10 CB, then active for 3 days. CB 5x wagering & max redeemable £100. Game restrictions apply. Cashed out/Free Bets won’t apply. 30 days to qualify. 18+. T&Cs apply.

Unibet

Bet £10 Get £30 + £10 Casino

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T&Cs apply. 18+ begambleaware.org. New customers only. Minimum deposit £10. Place a £10+ bet on football of odds 1/1 (2.00) or greater to receive your £30 in football free bets once qualifying bet is settled. Free bets valid for 7 days. £10 Casino bonus will be credited the day after you have deposited. Casino bonus must be wagered at least 35x before any withdrawals can take place. Full T&Cs apply.

Paddy Power

Bet £20 and get it back in CASH if it loses

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T&Cs apply. New customers only. Place your FIRST bet on any market at odds of min 2.0 (EVS) and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £20. Only deposits made using cards will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply.

888sport

Bet £10 get £30 in free bets + £10 casino bonus

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T&Cs apply. Min deposit £10 • A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 • Min odds 1/2 (1.50) • Free Bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days • Free Bet stakes not included in returns • Casino Bonus must be claimed within 7 days and expires after 14 days • To withdraw any winnings from the Casino Bonus, wager the Bonus amount 40 times within 14 days • Withdrawal restrictions, payment methods, country & Full T&Cs apply.

10bet

50% up to £50 welcome bonus, use promo code TELE50

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T&Cs apply. New bettors get 50% of deposit up to £50; Once per household; Min deposit £15 (no Skrill/Neteller); Wager a total of 8 times deposit + bonus, with max qualifying bet stake equal to your initial bonus amount; Bonus expires after 60 days; Min odds of 4/5 on singles, or 2/5 per leg for acca; Some bet types excluded.

William Hill

Bet £10 Get £30 in free bets

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T&Cs apply. 18+. Play Safe. From 00:01 on 13.04.2022. £30 bonus. New customers only. Minimum £10 stake on odds of 1/2 (1.5) or greater on sportsbook. Further terms apply. #ad

BetVictor

Bet £20 get £50 in bonuses

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T&Cs apply. 18+ New customers only. Opt in, bet £20 at odds of 2.00+ within 7 days of registering, no cashout. Get 4x £10 Free Bets, set events at odds 2.00+. Plus a £10 Slot Bonus, selected games, wager 20x to withdraw max £250. Plus 50 Free Spins. Bonuses & Free Spins expire in 7 days. Card payments only. T&Cs apply, see below | begambleaware.org | Please gamble responsibly.

Virgin Bet

Bet £10 get £20 in free bets

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T&Cs apply. New members. £10 min deposit & bet on sportsbook, placed & settled at 1.5 min odds within 14 days of sign-up. Win part of E/W bets. 2 non-withdrawable £10 Free Bet Tokens: accept in 7 days, valid for 7 days from acceptance (ex. E/Ws & Multiples), stakes not returned. Click here for Rules & Exclusions. Bet Responsibly. BeGambleAware.org

SBK

Deposit £10, Get £30 in free bets, use Promo code: TELMAX

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T&Cs apply. New UK, IE & Malta customers only. 18+. Min £10/€10 first deposit using Debit Card or Trustly. Place a bet of £10 at min odds of 1.5. Free bets expire in 90 days. Full T&Cs apply.

Parimatch

Bet £5 Get £30

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T&Cs apply. New Customers opt in, bet £5 & get 2x £10 Free Bets for set events (odds 2.00+) + £10, Slots Bonus, selected games, 20x wagering to withdraw max £250. Bonuses expire in 7 days. Card Payments only. Additional terms for existing BetVictor customers apply. T&Cs Apply. 18+ | begambleaware.org | Please gamble responsibly

Ladbrokes

Bet £5 Get £20 in Free Bets

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T&Cs apply. 18+ New UK+IRE Customers only. Certain deposit methods & bet types excl. Min first £/€5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 to get 4x £/€5 free bets. Free bets available to use on selected sportsbook markets only. Free bets valid for 7 days, stake not returned. Restrictions + T&Cs apply.

Betway

Get £10 in free bets

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T&Cs apply. New customers only. Min Deposit: £10. First deposit matched up to £10. 1 x wagering at odds of 1.75+ to unlock Free Bet. Debit Card deposits only. Deposit method restrictions apply. This offer is valid for 7 days from your new account being registered.18+. BeGambleAware.org. Bet The Responsible Way Terms apply.

Mr Play

Bet £10 Get £15 in free bets, use bonus code TELEPLAY

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T&Cs apply. 18+, Welcome Bonus: New Players only, 1st Deposit, Min Deposit: £10, max £15 bonus, valid for 14 days, bets must be placed at a min. odds of 1/1 (2.00) or greater and be settled within 14 days of placement. System bets no eligible. _

LiveScore Bet

Bet £10 get £20 in free bets

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T&Cs apply. New members. £10 min deposit & bet on sportsbook, placed & settled at 1.5 min odds within 14 days of sign-up. Win part of E/W bets. 2 non-withdrawable £10 Free Bet Tokens: accept in 7 days, valid for 7 days from crediting (ex. E/Ws & Multiples), stakes not returned. Click here for Rules & Exclusions. Bet Responsibly. BeGambleAware.org

Kwiff

Bet £10 Get a £20 Surprise Bet

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T&Cs apply. New customers & 18+ only. Min. deposit of £/€10. Qualifying real money bet of £/€10. Min odds greater than or equal to 1.5 required. E/W bets excluded. Additional T&Cs apply. Please gamble responsibly.

SpreadEx

Get £40 In Bonuses

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T&Cs apply. 18+. Place a qualifying £25 fixed odds bet at odds of 1/2 or greater. Get 5 x £5 free fixed odds bets + 2 x £5 free Total Goals spread bets + 50 free spins on Starburst. Each free spin is worth 10p and there are no wagering requirements. Free bets and spins must be claimed within 28 days of opening. Free bet/spin stake not included in any winnings. T&Cs Apply. begambleaware.org

Grosvenor

Double the Odds on your First Bet

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T&Cs apply. New customers. Max £10. 100% Odds Boost token. Keep it fun - set your deposit limit.T&Cs apply.

Britain Bet

Deposit Min £10 And Get £10 Free Bet

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T&Cs apply. New Players Only. Free bet - one-time stake of £10, min odds 1.5, stake not returned. 1X wager the winnings. Wager from real balance first. Wager calculated on bonus bets only. Max conversion: £200. Valid for 7 Days from issue. Withdrawal requests voids all active/pending bonuses. Excluded Skrill deposits. 18+ only | T&C Apply | Please play responsibly | www.begambleaware.org

BetUK

Bet £10 Get £30 in Free Bets

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T&Cs apply. Full T&C’s Apply. New customers on mobile only. 7 days to claim and stake £10 minimum bet at odds of 1.5 or greater to qualify. Free, void, cashed out or partially cashed out bets do not qualify. Qualifying bet must be a Win Single (min odds 1.5 or bigger. Profit Boosts, Each Way and Multiple bets for the qualifying bet are not accepted) Max 3x £10 free bets credited on bet settlement. Free bets must be used on 4 or more selections with selection odds of 1.3 or greater. Free bets are non-withdrawable and stake not returned with winnings. 7 day expiry.

LeoVegas

Bet £10 Get £10 Free In-Play

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T&Cs apply. T&C's: 18+ begambleaware.org. New customers only. Opt in required. Qualifying bet must be £10 or more and placed at odds of 1.5 or higher. Free bet must be used in-play. Free bet is non-withdrawable, expires after 7 days and is not returned with winnings.

FansBet

200% bonus up to £200

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T&Cs apply. Wager deposit x 10 within 7 days on Sports to release your Bonus. Bonus equal to 200% of qualifying deposit - up to £200

Betfair

Bet £10 get £30 in free bets

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T&Cs apply. New Customer offer. Place a min £10 bet on the Sportsbook on odds of min 1/2 (1.5), get £30 in Free Bets. Rewards valid for 30 days. SMS verification required. Only deposits via cards will qualify. T&Cs apply. Please Gamble Responsibly.

Tote

Bet £5 Get £20 in Free Bets

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T&Cs apply. New customers online only. Place your first bet on racing pools for a minimum of £/€5 and win or lose you will receive £/€20 Tote Credit. £/€20 Tote Credit rewarded as £/€10 redeemable against racing bets only and £/€10 redeemable against UK and Irish placepot bets only. Tote Credit cannot be withdrawn, exchanged, or substituted and expires after 7 days. Qualifying bet is the first racing pool bet added to the bet-slip. Ten to Follow, virtual and football bets do not qualify. Totewin will be the qualifying bet when a Totewin and a Toteplace bet are struck at the same time. UK & ROI customers only. 18+. Full T&Cs apply. BeGambleaware.org

Coral

Get £20 in Free Bets when you bet £5

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T&Cs apply. 18+ New UK & ROI Customers only. Min deposit £5. Min first £5 bet at minimum odds 1/2 to qualify for 1x 20 free bet. Certain deposit methods and bet types excl. Free bet valid for 7 days, stake not returned. Restrictions + T&Cs apply.

Mr Mega

Bet £15 Get £10

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T&Cs apply. New customers only. Max one £10 free bet. Qualifying bets must be placed at odds of 1/1 or greater. Paid as bonus token with min 4/5 odds req. Skrill, neteller & paypal not eligible. T&c apply. 18+.

Matchbook

Money back as a free bet if your First bet Loses - Up to £30

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T&Cs apply. The user must enter Bonus Code ‘MATCHBOOK30’ during registration. Minimum Odds of 1.8 for first bet to qualify. Losses will be refunded on first bet only, as a free bet - up to £30. Users cannot back and lay the same selection on the first bet.. Only open to users who deposit via debit card. New Customers Only. 18+. Be Gamble Aware.

QuinnBet

Get 50% Back as a Free Bet up to £35 Plus 10 Free Spins!

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T&Cs apply. If your account has Sportsbook losses at the end of your first day's betting (23:59), we'll refund 50% of your first day's losses as a Free Bet up to £35 (normally £25) plus, you get 10 Free Spins on Reel Diamonds (minimum 3 bets required). Even if your account is up, you're guaranteed a £5 Free Bet plus 10 Free Spins provided you place at least 1 bet of £10 or greater at minimum odds evens (2.00) or greater. T&Cs apply | 18+ New UK Customers Only | BeGambleAware.org

BetTarget

Bet £10 get £20

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T&Cs apply. 18+, New customers only. Min wagering on sport £10. Max one £20 free bet. Qualifying bets must be placed at odds of 1/1 or greater. Paid as bonus token with min 4/5 odds req. Selected payment methods only. Bet expires after 14 days of being credited. Bonus Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Betiton

Bet £10 get £15

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T&Cs apply. 18+, Welcome Bonus: New Players only, 1st Deposit, Min Deposit,: £10, max £10 free bet valid for 14 days, bets must be placed at odds of 1/1 or greater and be settled within 14 days of placement. System bets not eligible. Neteller,Skrill and Paypal not eligible. T&Cs apply

NetBet

Get a £5 Free Bet when you place a £10 Acca bet each week this Summer on Football

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T&Cs apply. Minimum odds per selection 1/5 or more. Free Bets will match the customers stake. Customers can receive a maximum of one Free Bet of up to £10 per week during the promotional period. Bets only on Football will count. Only 5 Folds or more will apply. Only selected league qualify. Please note system bets will not be considered as a qualifying bet. +18, Begambleaware.org

STS

Get a £10 free bet

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T&Cs apply. 18+. New depositing customers within 30 days from registration. Valid from 01/08/2022 until further notice. Bonus code SBWB10 req during the 1st deposit. 1st deposit min. £10. Bet min. £10 on any sports, single or accumulator, pre-match or in-play, min. odds of 1/2. Free bet of £10, credited within 48 hours, valid for 30 days, for any sport. 8x wag req on the free bet winnings, min odds 1/2 per selection. Deposit method restrictions. Full T&Cs apply. BeGambleAware.org

Bwin

£20 Backup Bet

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T&Cs apply. 18+ | New UK players only | Min deposit req. £10 | Certain deposit methods excluded | Place 1 sport bet (3+ selections) | Excl Horse Racing | Min stake £10 | Max stake £20 | Min Odds 2/1 (3.0) | Max FreeBet £20 for football only | FreeBet valid for 7 days | FreeBet stake not returned | T&Cs apply.

Hopa

7 days x £100 cash prize gtd sport tournaments +bet £10 get £10

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T&Cs apply. 18+, Welcome Bonus: New Players only. Valid on 1st deposit only. Min Deposit £10. Max Free Bet £40. Min turnover of £20 must be placed at odds of 1/1 or greater, and settled within 14 days of placement. System bets not eligible. PayPal, Skrill and Neteller deposits not eligible for promotion.. Click to see full T&Cs

ThePools

Bet £10 get £20

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T&Cs apply. 18+. UK only. Deposit and place a minimum £10 cash bet at single or accumulated odds of 1/1 or greater and we will give you 1 x £5 in free bets plus an extra 3 x £5 Free Bets the following day. Applies to first cash bet only. Free bets credited as 4 x £5 bets to use on 3x Any sport & 1x Virtuals. Cashed Out, Void or Draw No Bet wagers do not qualify for this promotion. 1 x £5 Free Bets are credited upon qualifying first bet settlement, other free bets credited by midday the day after your first bet settles. 7-day free bet expiry. Available once per customer. This offer cannot be combined with any other promotion. Full T&C's apply.

Zetbet

Bet £10 get £10

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T&Cs apply. 18+, Welcome Bonus: New Players only, 1st Deposit, Min Deposit: £10, max £10 bonus, valid for 14 days, bets must be placed at odds of 1/1 or greater and be settled within 14 days of placement. System bets no eligible.

Luckster

Bet £10 get £10

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T&Cs apply. 18+. UK&IE New customers only. Min. deposit £10. One Free bet token will be awarded once you have made your first deposit and have bet £10 with min odds of 1/1 (2.00) or higher. This bet must be settled within 14 days of bet placement to qualify for the welcome free bet offer. The Free bet can only be used on a coupon with total odds of (4/5)or higher. System bets such as a Trixie, Yankee, “Lucky” Bet etc will not be eligible. T&Cs apply.

Monster Sports

Deposit & Bet £10 Get £30 Free Bet

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T&Cs apply. 18+. New Players Only. Free bet - one-time stake of £10, min odds 1.5, stake not returned. 1X wager the winnings. Wager from real balance first. Wager calculated on bonus bets only. Max conversion: £200. Valid for 7 Days from issue. Withdrawal requests voids all active/pending bonuses. Excluded Skrill deposits. Full Terms Apply. www.begambleaware.org I Please play responsibly

Free bets are a great way for punters to try out some of the best bookmakers in the UK, allowing customers to see what is on offer on a regular basis, whether that’s standard or regular features, or special promotions.

Some aspects of free bet offers can be hard to understand because of the sometimes very different requirements with each bookmaker. 

Below, you will see our list of the latest and best free bets on offer from some of the UK’s top bookmakers, including a number of significant sign-up offers, bonuses and promotions. We also clearly explain everything you need to know about free bets so you have all the information before signing up.

Best free bets offers for September 2022

We have studied the best free bets available and these are our top nine for the month, all of which you can claim via The Telegraph.

What are free bets?

Free bets can often inspire some scepticism among potential customers but they are the most common offer from betting sites to entice new punters to their platforms.

Free bet offers are there to use at any time, all year long, with bookmakers looking to ensure their customers can place bets as soon as they make a single deposit or qualifying bet. That’s great for those people who are new to a bookie as it allows them to get a feel for the different markets.

Usually you can take all the proceeds of betting sign-up offers if you win a bet you have placed via a free welcome offer, so there is little chance of losing money on that specific bet.

You are credited the free bets either upon your first deposit of a certain amount, usually £10, or it can be a matched percentage of your first deposit, such as the bet365 sign-up offer.

How do free bets work?

There are many ways in which free betting offers can be claimed and the offers differ depending on the specific bookmaker you’re using.

Some will also refer to them as a “bonus”. Despite being known as a “free bet”, they will practically always require a new customer to sign up and deposit a certain amount of funds into their account to qualify for the bet in question. This can be as simple as having to open an account and deposit a specified amount of cash in it, or having to place a bet with a certain stake to unlock the free bets.

Here we will run you through the different types of free bets.

Free bets

This can be something like “bet £10 and receive £30 in free bets”. Your initial £10 bet that is placed with your own money is known as the qualifying bet.

The qualifying bet will often have its own requirements and these can be different depending on the bookmaker, so it’s always worth making a note of them. For example, often your qualifying bet will need to be placed at a certain price or prices. This is so the bookmaker can ensure customers don’t bet on a dead cert just to unlock the free bet.

It’s important to remember to take a careful look at the required terms and conditions of the offer, and once the qualifying needs have been met you are left with an amount from the bookies to stake as a free bet.

These offers can often be generic but there can be times when bookmakers tie them in with a specific event, such as Cheltenham, which is why it is pivotal to know the different types of offer bookmakers have in order to make more from the free bets.

Matched deposits/bets

Matched deposits is another popular format for welcome offers, used by the likes of STS. A bookmaker may give you a bonus of free bets equal to your first deposit. So if you deposit £40, you will receive £40 in free bets. 

With this type of free bet and others, you may have additional wagering requirements. If there were a bonus wagering requirement of x6 on the example above, the wagering amount would be £40x6 = £240. This wagering requirement is one that has to be met before you are able to withdraw any of the free bets as cash. We have a more in-depth explanation on play-through and wagering requirements below.

Do take care to read all the specific terms and conditions pages that can be found on each of the bookmaker’s websites for the exact promotion. You do need to make sure you understand the ins and outs of a given offer. Not all free bets offers are the same and some will have different T&Cs.

Money back as cash bets

Instead of just the normal free bets that everyone is used to, some bookmakers will try different types of offers, including where they give the customer money back as cash when signing up, something that a lot of bettors enjoy. This means that you will often be required to place a bet of a certain value and, if the bet loses, your stake will be refunded as cash. You will usually be refunded up to a maximum amount, with the most popular on the market being the Paddy Power sign-up offer.

Enhanced odds/boosted odds

Another offer is enhanced odds, which are used for one specific game or event, usually in football. Enhanced odds are most often used by 888sport and William Hill. This offer means bookmakers will offer bigger odds than usual on an outcome to get new customers to sign up. The maximum stake is usually limited to between £1 and £5, but if the enhanced odds are high enough there is still a decent amount of money to be made with the winnings paid out in free bets. The odds can be boosted to as high as 100/1 for some offers on popular events such as football games or boxing.

Loyalty rewards

Loyalty rewards have now become a huge part of how bookmakers look to keep customers coming back to their sites and using their markets regularly, with a lot of the best sites showing intuitive ways by offering loyalty rewards.

Sky Bet has one of the best offers in the business when it comes to strong loyalty rewards through its weekly Sky Bet Club. The £5 reward can be part of a punter’s weekly earnings when you bet £25 or more on different sports throughout that week.

Simply opt In, place £25 worth of bets at odds of 1/1 (2.00) or greater each week and Sky Bet will credit you with a completely free, no-strings attached £5 bet.

Free bet stakes are not returned. Free bet is non-withdrawable. No free bet expiry. Eligibility restrictions apply. Further T&Cs apply. 18+.

Some of the best loyalty reward offers worth taking advantage of:

Paddy Power (free bets dependent on how much staked per week)

Paddy Power does a great deal for its existing customers, including offering you free bets depending on how much you stake through the week.

For every five £10 bets staked, you can earn a £10 free bet to use on any sports market, and for every five £5 bets stakes, you can earn a £5 free bet.

T&Cs: Qualify for rewards online when you a) Sports: place minimum one qualifying bet of £5 or more. Maximum free bet is £10 per week when you wager 5 x £10+ in a week, minimum odds 1/2 (1.5) per qualifying bet. Free bet valid for seven days. Max Power Up is one per week, valid for seven days, and maximum stake is £50; b) Slots: wager a minimum of £20+ on any slot. Maximum free bet is £5 per week (1x wagering requirement) when you wager £100+ in a week. Bonuses/spins valid for seven days and awarded on channel you wagered most on. Free spins can be used on eligible games. Rewards credited by 12noon on Monday following the qualifying week. Cashed-out bets and bets placed with free bets will not count.

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Betfair (free bets dependent on how much is staked per week)

Betfair offers customers exactly the same reward as Paddy Power, which can lead to a number of free bets to be used.

These free bets do have expiry dates so it’s important to take know when you have to use them by.

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Insurance offers

Insurance offers have been a major hit with bookmakers for quite some time now and are among the best ways to ensure you don’t make a loss when betting.

Paddy Power’s sign-up offer also comes in the form of this particular offer with the bookmaker offering up to £20 cash back if a customer’s first bet loses.

T&Cs: New customers only. Place your first bet on any football market and if it loses we will refund your stake in cash. Maximum refund for this offer is £20. Only deposits made using cards will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply.

Free bets vs bonus offers: What’s the difference?

Free bets and bonus offers have their perks and downfalls, but in reality both can give punters who sign up some great rewards.

Free bets, which can be used on the best markets and prices, are made readily available on the most popular sports, such as football and horse racing, as well as the more niche markets around the globe.

Bonuses will often be in the form of boosts to bets, or to be used on either the casino part of the bookmaker and/or its slots games. These normally have wagering requirements so it’s vitally important to read the T&Cs.

How to claim free bets

Claiming the free bets you want is often very easy to do with our fantastic dedicated free bets page. We have listed all the best new customer betting offers available that are all fully licensed and regulated to ensure you will have a great gaming experience.

All you have to do is make sure you find the best free bet offer for your personal needs and then click on the buttons in the table above next to the offer to claim. Once claimed, the offer will be added to your account and all you must do is follow the instructions to redeem.

We have a terrific table of free bets, which is constantly updated on a regular basis with all the brand new offers and new bookmakers available, meaning it’s always worth checking and finding out what’s available at different points in time, with some changing on a monthly basis.

Can you withdraw free bets?

Free bets are more often than not more complicated than you think and are never just free withdrawable cash. The idea of the free bets is to get the customer to use them on the specific bookmaker’s platform to make sure they become a regular customer.

You should have the facility to withdraw your winnings with ease from a free bet once you have bet them if you have met all the requirements the bookmaker has set.

These requirements can be as little as having to use the free bets with minimum odds set to having wagering or play-through requirements. Winnings from free bets are usually paid out minus the free bet stake.

Is there an expiry date to my free bets?

This will depend on the specific website and bookmaker itself with the majority having a seven-day expiry date, meaning you have a full week to choose what to use them on.

There are exceptions to this however, for example with Sky Bet, the bookmaker allows you to keep the free bets for as long as you would like with no expiry on them meaning you can save them for the events that you are interested in.

Best free bets available with low deposit

There are many free bet options available for relatively low deposits, designed to attract customers and keep them punting with a specific bookmaker.

Sky Bet’s offer is the lowest by quite some way with the bookmaker needing just one £5 bet in order to earn £20 in free bets to use.

T&Cs: New customers only. First single & e/w bet only. Odds of 1/1 or greater. 4 x £5 bet tokens. Free bet stakes not included in returns. Free bets exclude virtuals. Free bets are non withdrawable. No free bet expiry. Eligibility restrictions. Further t&cs apply. 18+. Begambleaware.org.

Other bookmakers normally hover around the £10 mark in order to claim free bets with a one-time deposit needed from the customer.

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What are play-through requirements for free bets?

Any play-through requirements in the terms and conditions of a free bet offer need to be carefully scrutinised.

A play-through requirement means that you have to place a specified number or value of additional bets before the bookmaker allows you to withdraw any of the winnings of your free bet.

For example, if you were offered £10 in free bets, you might be required to turn it over three times before it was paid out, meaning you would need to bet £30 before you would be eligible to withdraw winnings.

This is an extra step in being able to withdraw your money and you should read the specific T&Cs of the free bet offers to see if there is a play-through requirement.

What can I use my free bets on this week?

In football, there is a break in the major domestic leagues for an international break, with the main action continuing to take place in the Uefa Nations League.

England play Germany at Wembley on Monday (kick-off 7.45 BST) and Gareth Southgate’s side will be hoping to bounce back after losing 1-0 to Italy in their previous match.

Other home nations are also in action. Scotland play Ukraine in a massive Group B1 fixture, which takes place in Poland on Tuesday. On the same day in Group C2, Northern Ireland are away to Greece.

In cricket, England play three more T20 internationals in Pakistan, with the series currently all square at 2-2.

In horse racing the feature races of the week are at Hamilton, Newcastle and Sedgefield, with the Flat season now coming to an end.

Existing customer free bets

Although offers of free bets are used mainly for new customers, do keep an eye out for free bets for existing customers

These aren’t as common but they often still give you a good boost in free bets and can often be used on the various in-play bets.

They can also be used on accumulators with offers of free bets if you wager a certain amount on accas in a week.

Some bookies such as Betway also have bet clubs, where you are awarded a certain amount of free bets every week if you have wagered a certain amount of cash with them in the previous seven days. 

Best betting offers for existing customers for September 2022

Paddy Power Rewards Club

Paddy Power has a great weekly existing customer offer that is readily available to anyone who signs up, where you can get up to £10 a week in free bets to be used on their terrific sportsbook. Sign up to Paddy Power and if you place five qualifying bets, you will receive your £10 bet every Monday. 

Qualify for rewards online when you a) Sports: place minimum one qualifying bet of £5 or more. Maximum free bet is £10 per week when you wager 5 x £10+ in a week, min odds 1/2 (1.5) per qualifying bet. Free bet valid for seven days. Max Power Up is one per week, valid for seven days, and maximum stake is £50. b) Slots: wager a min of £20+ on any slot. Maximum free bet is £5 per week (1x wagering requirement) when you wager £100+ in a week. Bonuses/spins valid for seven days and awarded on the channel you wagered most on. Free spins can be used on eligible games. Rewards credited by 12 noon on Monday following the qualifying week. Cashed-out bets and bets placed with free bets will not count. T&Cs apply – see here for full details.

Sky Bet Club

Sky Bet has a fantastic weekly rewards club. If you bet £25 a week, you can earn a £5 free bet, credited to your account each and every Monday of the calendar year.

Free bet stakes are not returned. Free bet is non-withdrawable. No free bet expiry. Eligibility restrictions apply. Further T&Cs apply. 18+.

They can be used on any sports markets across Sky Bet and the best part is they have no expiry date, making them excellent for future bets and events.

Frequently asked questions regarding free bets

What is a free bet?

A free bet is a way for bookmaker’s to gift customers when signing up to a new site or through loyalty from being on the site itself.

It can’t be withdrawn but can be used on any market at minimum odds (normally around 1/2).

How do I claim a free bet?

You can claim your free bet by following the instructions on a bookmaker’s page, which is usually through signing up and depositing or by betting a specific amount within a specified period of time.

How many free bets can I claim?

There’s normally a specific number of bets you can claim when first signing up and registering, after which they can be weekly with some bookmakers or sporadic, depending on the events coming up.

Can you get a free bet if you’re already signed up?

Yes, there are a number of great promotions to take advantage of throughout the year and many of the top bookmakers also have loyalty reward schemes that can see free bets rewarded regularly.

Do I need to use free bets quickly?

The normal length of time to use free bets is about seven days, although it’s vital to read all the terms and conditions to make sure you know which of the bookmakers have no expiry on free bets. Sky Bet is one notable bookmaker that does not place an expiry date on the free bets it awards to customers.

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