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Free Bets – UK Betting Deals

First up, theoretically there is no such thing as Free Bets or a free bet bonus. According to the UK Gambling Commission, you can call your offer a free bet when you have to deposit real money. And, for most online sportsbooks, you will have to deposit cash into your betting account to obtain any welcome bonuses and these are technically not free.

But what we can bring you, are a selection of free matched bonuses when you signup to any of the following sites. These welcome deals are for new players who have not played at these betting sites before. All offers are subject to terms and conditions and may require cash deposit in order to qualify for your bonus.

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Popular Mr Green Sportsbook Free Bet & Review

Mr Green Sportsbook Free Bet & Review

Founded in 2007 by Swedish entrepreneurs Mikael Pawlo, Henrik Bergquist and Fredrik Sidfalk, Mr Green Casino launched in 2008. Mr Green was one of the first online operators to offers games from multiple software suppliers and built a seamless ...

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Best Offer 2 Betfair Sportsbook Free Bet & Review

Betfair Sportsbook Free Bet & Review

New Customer offer. Place 5 x €10 or more bets to receive €20 in free bets. Repeat up to 5 times to receive maximum €100 bonus. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Exchange bets excluded. T&Cs apply

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3 ToteSports Sportsbook Review

ToteSports Sportsbook Review

Totesport used to be a government owned brand! It's somewhat strange that Totesport aren’t more popular as an online bookie. The brand itself is iconic accross horse racing, to the point that people still refer to the individual betting stands on ...

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Our Top Pick 4 Unibet Sportsbook Free Bet & Review

Unibet Sportsbook Free Bet & Review

Unibet are the parent company of a tonne of betting and gaming operations including Stan James, 32Red, Bingo.com and more. From a sportsbook perspective it’s been a slow burner in my opinion as they've attempted to challenge the competition, they ...

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5 Winner Sportsbook Free Bet & Review

Winner Sportsbook Free Bet & Review

Despite Winner Sports and Casino’s recent introduction in 2009, the now well-known brand has managed to quickly create a name for itself, starting out with a well-established online casino, and later adding the sports section. With the combination ...

7.5
Awesome Deals 6 William Hill Free Bet & Review

William Hill Free Bet & Review

William Hill are widely regarded as one of the most popular brands in the UK. They have been at the forefront of gambling for as long as we can remember. We struggled to get on terms with their desktop website mainly because of the amount of ...

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7 Bet365 Sportsbook Free Bet & Review

Bet365 Sportsbook Free Bet & Review

These Open Account Offer Terms and Conditions apply to new customers who open an account from 12:00 UK Time on 17th January 2019. If you opened your account before this date and require a copy of the terms and conditions which apply to you then ...

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8 Betway Sportsbook Free Bet & Review

Betway Sportsbook Free Bet & Review

Betway (Betway Group) have operated since 2006, when the company was established by a group of betting fans. There's not a great deal f information out there about the group as in relative terms its still quite new. They are however slowly hitting ...

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9 Betfred Sportsbook Free Bet & Review

Betfred Sportsbook Free Bet & Review

Betfred is the baby of Fred and Peter Done a couple of Northern bookies who have excelled in the online betting arena with their popular sportsbook, as well as having mammoth success with a growing chain of high street branches. Whilst pretty ...

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10 Paddy Power Sportsbook Free Bet & Review

Paddy Power Sportsbook Free Bet & Review

Paddy Power are what we call aggressive bonus advertisers. That’s not such a bad thing as they’re seen to be one of the best around for the deals and promotions. If you have a sixth sense for advertising you can probably see that these deals are ...

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Free welcome bonus deals

To reiterate, free bets don’t exist for new players, you have to deposit cash into your betting account and for that reason the bets can not be classified as free. There may be times when a bookie gives out a free bonus, but these will be based on active players depositing regularly. Welcome offers are different, because you have to make a first payment into order to qualify.

What are free bets?

Free bets are the concept of giving a sportsbook gambler a bonus amount to wager on an event. Paddy Power, for example, give you a promotional amount based on a market that you may have gambled on recently. So you might see an offer on their site which says “money back as free bet if your horse comes second to the favourite”. If that’s the case you may well earn a bonus bet, but on Paddy Power they limit your selection to horse racing. So with all bonus scenarios like this, there are likely to be terms and conditions, so with that in mind it’s not 100% a free shot.

When you join a site a qualifying bonus is also applied to your account should you fulfil certain requirements on a new player, normally depositing an amount and staking that on a specific event. Like a £10 free bet on a football match when you sign up.

No-deposit free bets

The no-deposit free bet is the closest thing you’ll get to a true “free bet”. However, these are extremely rare in sportsbook offers and are usually subject to very high wagering requirements.

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