Bookie offers and promotions are great for an added dimension to your betting. If you’re a new customer sign-up bonuses give you a handy free bet welcome. For existing customers, offers such as money back and acca insurance are great fall backs if your bet comes up short.
All our bookmakers are trusted and we believe all their offers are transparent and accurate. But it’s worth being aware of some of the common rules that apply to these offers.
If unsure consult the terms and conditions for both the individual offer and the general rules, as they will vary between bookmakers.
Some key points on bookie offers
Money back, cash back & refund will normally mean a free bet back. This means that the free bet has to be bet and can’t be withdrawn.
Matched free bets for new customers also have to be bet and can’t be withdrawn.
Most refunds and bonuses will be applied to bets automatically. However sometimes you need to opt-in or enter a code to take advantage of a promotion.
Promotions generally don't apply to bets made using free bets.
Offers will generally have a maximum bet amount and often a minimum bet amount.
Free bets will have an expiry period which means the bet needs to be used within that time.
Promotions sometimes require minimum odds to trigger them. This often applies to sign up bonuses or acca offers such as free bet clubs.
A bookmaker’s general betting rules will apply as well as the specific terms.
Bookie offers FAQ
- What are free matched bet sign up offers? A free matched bet is a free bet to the same amount as your initial deposit. This means that your initial deposit, up to the advertised amount, will be matched as a free bet.
- Are there other types of free bet promotions for new customers? Some offers allow for a smaller deposit than the free bet amount. (i.e. deposit £10 get £20 free) Also some promtotions will allow for a number of free bets over a period of time once certain conditions are met.
- Am I eligible for the sign up offer? You are eligible for a sign up offer if you've never opened an account with that bookmaker (some other exceptions may apply such as the bookmakers employees being ineligible)
- Can more than one person from a household sign up? The number of people who can sign up from one address will vary between bookmakers but they generally allow more than one.
- How do I sign-up and become eligible for a sign up offer? Some sign up offers simply require you to register and you are then automatically eligible for the free matched bet. In some cases it may require an email to then trigger the free bet. Some Bookmakers require a promo code to be entered during the sign-up procedure. If you visit our bookmaker pages you will find more details on each sign-up offer and links to the registration page.
- Can I deposit less than the advertised sign up offer amount? Most sign-offers allow a minimum free matched bet which is normally the same as the minimum deposit amount.
- Are all bets valid for sign up promotions? To claim an offer some bookmakers will require your first bet and free bet to satisfy certain criteria. This may include criteria such as minimum odds for a selection or a bet type.
- When can I use my free matched bet for a sign up? Bookmakers vary but it can take up to 48 hours for a free bet to be credited to your account.
- Can I withdraw my free bet? No free bets have to be used to bet.
- Are free bets the same as normal bets? Free bets are no-risk bets, so you cannot lose money on them but if your bet wins then the returns don’t include the free bet stake. A £20 free bet on a 2/1 shot would return £40 (unlike a normal bet which would return £60, £40 winnings plus the initial stake of £20)
- How long are the free bets valid? Most free bets are valid for a set period of time. This can often be as short as a week.
- Can I withdraw winnings made from free bets? This can vary depending on bookmakers, some will allow it, some require you to bet or turnover the winnings at least once.
- Is there a difference between money back, cash back and refunds? Different bookmakers will use different terms to describe how their promotions work. Commonly this will mean returning a stake as a free bet but it can also mean returning the stake as cash. Always check the terms and conditions for full details on any offer.