Free Bets Tips

free bets tips

When we say Free bets tips it means we show all the latest offers from UK bookmakers to new customers. We don’t show betting tips as such just the latest in what the bookmakers are giving away. These are second only to deposit bonuses in popularity among bettors, but unlike the deposit bonus, a free bet tip can be given out at any time and allows you to effectively have a risk-free bet. There are usually conditions attached to this bonus, such as a limit on the size of the free bet. We’ll show you the types of free bets bookmakers are currently offering.

  • Acca Five Insurance
  • William Hill Plus Card
  • Longer 'Free Bet' Shelf Life
WillHill Bet £10 Get £30 in Free Bets
* New customers who register, deposit & bet via Mobile only,, min £10 stake, win only, min odds 1/2, free bets credited as 2 X £15 (30 day expiry), free bet/player/payment method/country restrictions apply.
  • Acca Ins
  • Live Streaming
Bet £10 Get £30 Plus £10 Casino Bonus
* Minimum deposit of £10 using deposit code 30F - A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 placed on any sports market - Minimum odds of 1/2 (1.5) - 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 • To withdraw bonus/related wins, wager bonus amount x40 within 14 days • Wagering req. vary by game • Deposit methods, Withdrawal restrictions and Full T&C’s apply
  • Best Football
  • Request-a-Bet
  • Live Streaming
Open Account Offer Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365
* Min deposit £5. Bet Credits 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
  • Bundesliga Special Code FOOTBALL40a
Bet £10 get £40 Code FOOTBALL40a
* New 18+ UK customers only. Register using the promo code FOOTBALL40a, deposit and place first bet of £10 on football (cumulative price evens+) in one bet transaction. First bet must settle within the Promo Period (00:00 14/05/20 - 23:59 24/05/20). £30 in Free Bets credited within 10 hours of bet settlement and expire after 7 days. Additional £10 in Free Bets only credited if first bet doesn’t win. E-Wallet & Prepaid Card restrictions apply. SMS validation may be required. Full T&Cs Apply.
  • Acca Edge 3+
  • Footy Accas
  • Big Racing Odds
Up to £100 in Free Bets
* 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. Payment restrictions apply. T&Cs apply.
  • Acca Bonus 5+
  • Acca Boost 5+
  • Beaten by a head
50% up to £50
* New customers only, Min deposit £10 (UK Credit/Debit cards only), Max bonus amount £50, Deposit using bonus code “MB50” Deposit and bonus amount must be wagered 6 times (min odds 4/5) prior to bonus funds and associated winnings becoming withdrawable Winnings accumulated from real money bets may be withdrawn at any time Bonus is valid for sports betting only.
  • 5+ Acca insurance
  • Double Winnings Penalty
  • Golf Bets
£25 Welcome Offer
* 18+. UK Customers (Excluding NI) only. Cash stakes only. Min £10 stake required for initial £5 free bet. Min odds ½. Max £25 in free bets. Subsequent free bets equal 50% average of each 3 qualifying bets. 13 bets required to receive full £25 free bet. Qualifying bet must be placed within 30 days of opening account. Cashed out bets will not qualify towards your average stake. One free bet offer per customer, household or IP address only. Free bet expires after 7 days. Payment method restrictions apply. T&Cs apply.
  • Cricket & Snooker
  • Money Back Channel 4
  • 5+Acca Ins
Bet £10 Get £30
* 18+. UK+IRE only. Promo code 'G30' required. Min first bet £10. Must be placed within 14 days of account reg. £30 credited as 3 x £10 free bets. Not valid with CashOut. Free bet valid for 4 days. T&Cs Apply.
  • Acca Insurance
  • Football Jackpot
  • Cricket Betting
Bet £5 Get £20
* 18+ Eligible UK+IRE players. Paypal & some deposit & bet types excl. Min first £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4x £5 free bets. Free bets valid for 7 days, stake not returned. No cashout, restrictions + T&Cs apply
  • Insure your 5 Fold
  • Min Deposit £5
  • Best Football & Horse Racing
Bet £5 Get £30
* 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 Sports/Virtual Sports Free 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. Payment Cards only. Geographical Restrictions and T&Cs Apply. Please Gamble Responsibly

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Free bets tips on today’s sport

Bookmakers do offer their customers free money, there are terms attached but essentially they will fund your account without too much fuss. Just deposit and have your first bet. Free bets are usually available for longer periods of time, whereas betting offers mostly apply or are on offer during a particular tournament, event or match.

You get a free bet to place a bet without risk and get paid out if your bet wins.

The only difference between free bets tips and a standard bet offer is that you don’t have to contribute the money yourself, so if you do win the stake won’t be refunded to you along with your winnings. Thousands of pounds of free bets are available from brand name high street bookmakers who operate online. Typically you qualify for a free bet when you first open a new account with a bookmaker and place your first bet

Guides to free betting

There will be terms attached to the free bets tips which due to recent enforcement by the UK Gambling Commission have to be displayed alongside every betting offer. Some bookmakers make it easy to claim free bets and may not even require that you deposit funds but mostly all UK bookmakers may require that you can use your free bet funds after placing an initial bet or a series of bets to qualify before they release it.

To qualify for free bets tips with a bookmaker…

  1. Sign up for an account with the bookmaker, providing and verifying your details.
  2. Register a payment method and deposit into your account.
  3. Place a bet on an event, the value of this bet will usually determine how much money you qualify for a free betting offer.
  4. In some cases, you may not be allowed to place your qualifying bet on odds at a minimum of evens. This is to stop people from backing odds on favourites.
  5. Before trying to cash in a free bet, make sure that you read the terms and conditions. Check for any playthrough requirements.

Free Bets Bonus Types

All types of free bets tips and bonuses by UK bookmakers for poker, bingo, casino and sport.

Welcome Bonus

Extra funds are given to a player when they first register. Usually prominently displayed on the homepage to inform potential customers about how much they can receive when making their first deposit. Sometimes they are also called a Matched Bonus. Depending on the betting site, these can range from free plays where no deposit is required to multiples of a first deposit.

Reload Bonus

Additional cash or credits are given to a regular player when they make a deposit (can be one time bonuses, weekly/monthly bonuses or each time a deposit is made). These tend to be a lower percentage or amount than welcome bonuses but can accumulate to significant amounts over time. The reload bonus can be tied to specific events, such as a second deposit, or via offer codes sent to specific customers.

No Deposit Bonus

A bonus amount credited to a new player’s accounts, without the player needing to pay in any of their own money first. This is usually not a large amount, but a good way to try the casino before depositing.

Bonus Percentage

The ratio of deposited funds to the bonus amount. A 100 bonus offer means that the player pay in amount will be doubled, so a £50 deposit will qualify for £50 in bonus funds. A 200 offer means twice as much in bonuses e.g. a £50 deposit qualifies for £100 bonus.


An offer to return a percentage of any losses incurred by the player. If a player loses £20 during a promotion period, or on eligible games, and the offer is for £25 cashback, then £5 will be returned to the player’s account.

Refer a Friend Bonus

Additional credits given when an existing player recommends the bookmaker to a friend paid out once that friend has registered, deposited and played through funds up to a certain level.

High Roller Bonus

A high roller bonus is given to new players who deposit a large amount of money. This is often at a lower percentage than the standard welcome bonus, but amounting to a higher value. For example, a £300 bonus on deposits of £1000 is a £30 bonus which can be worth more in cash terms.

Cashable Bonus
Once the wagering requirement has been fulfilled, then the bonus can be withdrawn as cash. For example, if £100 is deposited for a matched bonus (£100), leaving your account balance at £200, then after any wagering requirements are fulfilled, the full £200 can be withdrawn (plus any winnings).

Non-Cashable Bonus

A welcome bonus that cannot be withdrawn. The benefit to this type of bonus is that real money games can be played (earning comp points where applicable) without any risk to the customer’s cash. Any winnings made from the bonus can be withdrawn after any wagering requirements are met. This is a good way of trying out multiple different games before depositing any funds.

In-Play Bonus (Sport)

A bonus offered by online bookmakers usually targeting specific games or events, where the in-play bonus is offered for free after a pre-match bet is wagered. For example, Bet365 has previously offered a ‘risk-free’ in-play bonus where a refund of up to £50 was given if the first in-play bet lost. Both the pre-match bet and in-play bet required payment upfront so the bonus, in this case, is not a cash bonus.

Enhanced Odds 

An enhanced odds bonus is targeted for specific sports/tournaments and offer better odds for a new customer (generally) than can be found elsewhere. For example, the best odds for an England win against the Netherlands in a football friendly at the time of writing was 3/4, but Coral was offering greatly enhanced odds of 8/1 to new customers with the added incentive of a free £5 bet should you lose.

Free Spins

Free spins are a popular way to try out a new casino or new game as they are frequently given as a welcome bonus or as a promotional bonus for new game launches. Whilst certain promotions require a cash deposit in exchange for hundreds of free spins, welcome bonuses tend to offer fewer spins (5-20) but without having to add any cash upfront.

Mobile Only Bonus

As smartphone usage is becoming more and more popular, the market potential for ‘betting-on-the-fly’ is one that bookies are keen to capture. Bonuses for using your mobile or tablet for the first time are typically up to £50 but are payable regardless of whether you are a new or existing customer. For example, at the time of writing, Bet365 was offering a £100 bonus with a qualifying bet of between £1 and £50.

Accumulator Bonus

An accumulator bonus is a linked single bet over a series of events such as horse racing or football leagues. For example, winnings from a £5 bet placed on the first race/game are placed on your next selection plus an accumulator bonus of x. If this also wins, then the total is placed on your third selection with an increasing accumulator bonus and so on and so on. If your selection continues to be fruitful then potentially the final event could have a large stake placed on it, accumulating your low initial bet into something life-changing. The disadvantage being that if the final bet fails then it feels like a substantial amount of money has been lost rather than the original £5 wager.

Wagering Requirement

The amount a player will need to place in bets before being able to withdraw any money back to their bank. Usually a multiple of the combined cash deposit and bonus amounts. As an example, if a player deposits £50, and gets a £50 bonus, and the wagering requirement is stated as “20x”, then the amount that needs to be placed in bets is £50 + £50 x 20 = £2000. Only after a total of £2000 has been staked can any withdrawal request be made.

Maximum Bonus

This is the highest amount of bonus funds possible. If a bonus is advertised as “100 up to £100”, then any money deposited over and above £100 will not qualify for any bonuses.
Game Contribution

Bonus Credit

Bonuses are generally paid in the form of credits, which can be used to fund gameplay, not actual cash. When the wagering requirements have been met, only the winnings made with the bonus credits can be cashed out. The actual bonus amount is deducted from the player’s balance.

Cash Bonus

A bonus amount that can be converted to cash and withdrawn once the wagering requirements have been met.

Bonus Expiration

The timescale by which the wagering requirement must be met, typically around 30 days from the date of claiming it. If the requirement is not met, unused bonus credits are likely to be removed from the account.

In general free bets tips are a good way to assess the bookmaker you have opened an account with. It’s very much a win-win situation