Most betting sites have some kind of offer which you can claim when registering. This could be a free bet or bonus, although we've also recently been seeing more and more enhanced odds offers - giving you a higher return on your first bet than normal. Many sites will also run regular promotions for their existing customers ranging from weekly or monthly free bets through to price boosts and money back specials on specific events.
This section of the website is dedicated to these offers, starting with a table of the most lucrative sign up bonuses. We've sorted the table by the perceived value of the bonus, meaning that the best free bets will be at the top and the quality will decrease as you go down the table.
|Betting Site||Bonus||Min Odds||Deposit Restrictions||Time to Claim||Visit|
|Bet365||£200 Deposit Bonus||1/2||No Neteller/Skrill||7 Days||Visit Site|
|BetVictor||Bet £10 Get £60||Evens||No Neteller/Skrill||7 Days||Visit Site|
|Betway||£50 Deposit Bonus||3/4||Debit Card/Credit Card/PayPal Only||7 Days||Visit Site|
|Coral||Bet £5 Get £20||1/2||No Skrill/Neteller/Skrill/Paysafe||14 Days||Visit Site|
|ComeOn||£10 Free Bet||4/5||No Skrill/Neteller/Moneybookers/Paysafe||14 Days||Visit Site|
|Sky Bet||Bet £5 Get £20||Evens||No Skrill/Neteller||None stated||Visit Site|
For full terms and conditions of the betting offers, visit the promotion page of the bookmakers site. Minimum deposit, wagering and other conditions may apply.
You can only claim sign up offers once - when you sign up - so it should be fairly obvious that they're not a never-ending supply and the well will eventually dry up. However there are a number of promotions which can be claimed by existing customers. And despite what people thing, these do include things like free bets and reload bonuses, you just need to know where to look.
Below you'll find a series of guides to the different types of promotion on offer along with lists of betting sites and bookmakers who offer them.
Free Bet Clubs are opt-in schemes offered by bookmakers that entitle members to a range of free bets and deals, including reload bonuses. Members can opt-in whenever they wish and must bet a certain amount each week in order to get their hands on these free bets and special bonuses.
Price Promise is a guarantee by a bookmaker that they will offer you the very best odds available on the market – beating all of the major competition.
Faller Insurance is like a safety net for your bet when your horse falls at a fence – offering you your original stake back in full (normally in the form of a free bet).
Best Odds Guaranteed entitles you to the best possible prices on horse and greyhound races if you place your bet early. This means you can put down your wager with time to spare and still ensure that you always receive the highest amount of winnings possible. If the price of your selection goes up after you’ve placed your bet at lower odds, you’ll still get the best price.
Lucky 15 Bonuses offer you a way to make enhanced winnings if a certain amount of selections come in on your Lucky 15 bet. These promotions vary by bookie, but can include One Winner Bonuses (that give you extra when only one selection wins) and All Correct Bonuses (that give you extra when all fifteen selections win). Other Lucky 15 Bonuses enhance your odds if you get 4, 5 or 6 selections correct.
Accumulator Bonuses are available with a select number of major bookmakers for chosen markets. They offer enhanced odds on accumulators containing particular selections, giving you a higher potential return for the same stake.
Accumulator Insurance is one of the very best ways to hedge your bets when gambling on a multiple selections. With these offers, you can get your money back in the form of a free bet if one of your selections lets you down.
Non Runner No Bet is a promotion that entitles you to your stake back if you place a bet on a horse on the Ante Post market that does not end up running.
As we mentioned in our quick disclaimer above, all of these offers will come with terms and conditions - no betting site is going to simply hand you free money, and we're in no way suggesting that's even remotely what happens. But, even with the terms, many of these offers are incredibly lucrative and well worth claiming. In this next section we'll cover the main things you need to know when betting with bonuses.