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Qualifying Free Bets

In order to receive a qualifying free bet a customer must do something to become part of the process. This type of free bet applies to existing and new customers who must place a certain number of bets or place a certain type of bet in order to qualify. These types of bets are usually associated with markets that bookmakers like to take bets on, such as first goalscorer’s in soccer or multiple bets in horse racing.

How a qualifying free bet works

A qualifying free bet works by a customer receiving a free bet if they have followed a certain action. This may involve placing a certain number of bets, betting a specific amount over a predefined period of time or placing a bet on a specific market or event.

The qualifying free bet is then awarded if something specific does or does not happen in the context of a free bet. If bets are placed on a certain player to score a goal in a football match and he does not score customers will be entitled to a free bet. If a horse wins a race by a certain number of lengths customers who backed that horse will be entitled to a free bet.

Qualifying bets are offered when a certain event does happen or does not happen, for example:

A goal scored or a goal not scored by a player can earn a customer a free bet.

A horse winning a race or finishing second results in a qualifying free bet dependent on the original bet.

Event specific qualifying free bets

Qualifying free bets are generally associated with specific matches or events. These are usually short term markets that are settled quickly. The type of bet is available regularly and many times over the course of a season so the free bet offer can be applied repeatedly.

High profile soccer matches are good examples of events that lend themselves to qualifying free bets. Up to ten matches are shown live on dedicated sports channels over the course of a busy weekend which means the bookmakers have many opportunities to promote this type of free bet.

Examples of qualifying free bets

There are numerous examples of qualifying free bets and many concern horse-racing. One leading operator regularly has a qualifying free bet offer which involves selecting a multiple from a number of featured races. If one leg loses the customer receives a refund.

The terms are as follows:

  • The minimum qualifying multiple bet for this promotion is a treble.
  • If a treble is selected and one horse loses half the stake is refunded up to £100.
  • The stake must be £200 in order to receive the maximum refund which comes in the form of a free bet.
  • If a fourfold is selected a full refund applies if one horse loses. The maximum refund is £100 so that amount must be staked in order to receive the maximum refund.

Qualifying free bets are also offered on many soccer matches, particularly those shown live on television. One of the most common examples is first goalscorer bets refunded if the match ends goalless. The customer receives a free bet up to a maximum of £100 when there are no goals in a match on bets placed on the first player to score.

Greyhound racing is another sport that offers qualifying bets for the major televised races. A typical example is that if the selection finishes 2nd, beaten by a neck or less losing stakes will be refunded up to a value which is usually £100 and in the form of a free bet.

Conditions of a qualifying free bet

These offers are usually open to new and existing online, phone, mobile and shop customers. There is generally a maximum refund for this type of free bet and this can be anything between £10 and £100. In some cases a free bet token is issued and this appears separately on a customer’s account details. The free bet token or free bet is valid for a certain number of days, most commonly 28 days. After this period any unused free bet balance will be removed from a customer’s account.

Another common condition is that bets placed with previous free bets do not count. That means if a customer has qualified for a free bet he cannot use that free bet to place a further qualifying bet. Actual account money and not free bet money must be used in order to take advantage of a qualifying free bet.

 

Bet365 - Full Time Result - Enhanced Prices

This Bet365 offer gives you the option of taking an enhanced price on the full time result of a game for selected matches only applies to games being played in the English competitions, Champions League and Europa League.

Risk Free 20 Football

New Paddy Power customers can receive their stake back in cash up to a maximum of £20 if their first qualifying bet on the sportsbook is a loser.

New customers only, limited to one per person. If you’ve previously had a Paddy Power account, you will not qualify for the offer. Place your first bet on any Sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £/€20. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply.
Risk Free 20 Racing

New Paddy Power customers can place an initial qualifying bet on the sportsbook and will receive a refund in cash (up to a maximum of £20) if it is a loser.

New customers only, limited to one per person. If you’ve previously had a Paddy Power account, you will not qualify for the offer. Place your first bet on any Sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £/€20. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply.
Black Friday Offer - Bet £10 Get £40 in free bets Football

New 888sport customers can receive a total of £40 on free bets if registering a new account and placing a qualifying bet of £10 on a sports market.

New Customers only - £10 minimum deposit using promo code "FOOTBALL" - First bet must be placed on any market - Minimum stake £10 at 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 - Deposit balance is available for withdrawal at any time. General deposit method & withdrawal restrictions apply & full T&Cs apply.
 Black Friday - Bet £10 Get £40 in free bets Racing

Register a new account using the promo code 'Racing' and after placing a qualifying bet of £10, you will receive £40 in free bets.

New Customers only - £10 minimum deposit using promo code "RACING" - First bet must be placed on any market - Minimum stake £10 at 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 - Deposit balance is available for withdrawal at any time. General deposit method & withdrawal restrictions apply & Full Ts & Cs.
Ajax 7/1 v Valencia 33/1

New 888sport customers can receive enhanced odds on the Champions League match being played on Tuesday between Ajax and Valencia..

New customers only. £10 minimum deposit using promo code "888ODDS" required. Qualifying bet must be placed at the normal odds Min bet £5, max bet £5. Extra winnings paid in FREE BETS and added within 72 hrs of qualifying bet settlement. Free bet stakes not included in bet returns. Free bets expire 7 days after credit. This offer may not be combined with any other offer. Deposit balance is available for withdrawal at any time. General deposit method & withdrawal restrictions apply & Full T&Cs apply
PADDY POWER FANTASY – GET UP TO £20 BACK AS CASH

New customers can receive a refund of up to £20 in cash on their first Paddy Power Fantasy entry.

New Customer offer, min £5 deposit via Credit/Debit Card or Paypal. Your qualifying entry will be your first settled paid entry. No refund will be applied if you finish in the prize positions. Refunds will be processed within 48 hours after the contest has settled. Max £20 refund. T&Cs apply.
Bet £5 get £30 Horse Racing Welcome Offer

New BetVictor customers wagering £5 receive three £10 free bets - one for any horse race, one for their Lengthen the Odds market and another for any virtual racing market.

New Customers Only. Deposit and bet £5 on Horse Racing at odds of 2.00 or greater within 7 days of registration; excludes cashed out bets. Get 3x £10 Free Bets, for set events only, at odds of 2.00+ expires in 7 days. Credit/Debit Card deposits only. Geo Restrictions apply.  T&C's apply. Please Gamble Responsibly
NFL Risk Free £20 - Bet Money Back IN CASH If It Loses

New Paddy Power customers can receive up to £20 in cash back if their first NFL bet is a loser.

New customers only, Limited to one per person. Bet on any Sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £20. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify. T&Cs apply.
ACCA Offer – Bet £10, Get £20 (4 x £5) Free Sports Acca Bet

This offer sees the placing of a £10 acca rewarded with four £5 sports acca bets.

Place a single £10 sportsbook bet and Get £20 Free Sports Acca Bet. There are x4 £5 sports acca bet.Only deposits using Cards or Paypal will qualify. T&Cs apply.Paddy's Rewards Club: Get a £10 free bet when you place 5x bets of £10+. T&Cs apply.
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