New Customer Opening Account Offers

18+, Ts & Cs Apply. New Customers Only.

Free Bets Glossary

FREEbets.org.uk is the home of free bets, welcome offers and bonuses. With over 40 online bookmakers and exchanges listed, each offering their own individual offer, you’ll be excused for finding some of the terminology used to explain these offers confusing. Well, that’s where we come in. We’ve listed some common terminology with full explanations and examples that you’ll come across when choosing your free bet / welcome bonus.

Our top bookmakers for New Account Offers
18+ New Customers Only. Terms & Conditions Apply. Please Gamble Responsibly

Accumulator - A bet that consists of multiple selections and requries each of them to be successful in order for the bet to win. This is particularly popular in football, where for example a bettor may select six teams all to win.

Ante-post Betting - When you place a bet well in advance of the event actually happening. This could be for a certain team to win the next World Cup or a horse to win the Gold Cup at Cheltenham. Ante-post betting can yield some big odds but given a lot can change in the time frame before the events take place, it can be a risky strategy.

Banker - A selection that is considered to be a near certainty. Obviously nothing is a guarantee but when you see a bet deemed a 'banker', whoever is tipping it sees it as very likely to come in.

Double - This is a bet that consists of two selections that requires both to win in order to win.

Each-way - Most commonly found in Horse Racing where your bet is split in to two parts. First of all for your selection to win and then for it to place. For example an each-way bet on a horse would be for it to win or to be placed within the top three places. The each-way bet is also popular in major golf tournaments, where even if your player isn't the outright winner you'll get a return if they finish in the top specified places.

Favourite - The selection that is the shortest priced and is deemed to be the most likely winner available in the market. 

Form - Certainly one to keep an eye out for ahead of making your bet. Basically the recent results of your selection i.e how well the team are doing going in to the event. 

Free Bet - Bookmakers will offer rewards to both new and existing customers by which they credit your account with a certain amount dependent on qualifying requirements. These may also be described in various other terms such as bonuses or bet credits.

In-Play - This is when you can bet even once the event has started. This has exploded in popularity in recent years with the developments of mobile betting and offers punters the chances to analyse the situation before making a selection. You may want to bet on a certain football team to win a match despite them being a goal down as they will be better priced and you are confident in their chances of turning things around.

Matched Free Bet - The bookmaker will match your initial deposit in the form of a free bet such as the sign-up bonus currently on offer from Meridianbet. For example, opening an account with a bookmaker and depositing £50 to receive a £50 free bet to play with. (Note, each bookmaker has a limit on their matched free bet offers. For example, they’ll match your deposit up to certain amount, such as £50 or £200.)

£20 Free Bets Ladbrokes
18+ New Customers Only. Terms & Conditions Apply. Please Gamble Responsibly

Minimum Deposit - When opening a new account, you are sometimes required to make a first deposit of a minimum amount to be eligible for the welcome offer / free bet / bonus. For example, open a new account and make a minimum deposit of £5 to receive a risk-free bet.

Maximum Bonus / Free Bet Amount - A bookmaker will give you a free bet or bonus up to a maximum amount. For example, open a new account and have your first deposit matched with a free bet up to the value of £50.

New / Existing Customers - Most free bet offers are only open to new account holders, however bookmakers do have plenty of offers and money back specials which are available to existing account holders. No Deposit - The holy grail of free bets. No fuss offer in which you are not required to deposit funds into your betting account to receive the free bet / bonus.

Promo Code - Some bookmakers require you to enter a promo code when reregistering a new account to be eligible for their welcome offer / free bet / bonus.

Qualifying Bets - Some bookmaker require you to place a ‘qualifying bet’ in order to activate your free bet. For example, place a bet of £20 or more at odds of EVS (2.0) or greater to receive a £30 free bet.

Refund - Much like a risk-free bet, bookmakers will refund the stake of your first bet up to a certain amount if the bet losses.

Risk-Free Bet - A number of bookmakers now offer a risk-free bet to their new account holders, where you get your money back if your first bet loses.

Rollover - Most free bet offers have ‘rollover’ conditions attached to them, also known as ‘wagering requirement, in which you must meet the conditions before your bonus winnings become eligible for withdrawal. For example, a £25 free bet with a 4x rollover condition means you must place a bet using your £25 free bet, if it wins, you must place a further £100 worth of bets before your winnings become eligible for withdrawal.

Terms And Conditions - All the information you need to know about a welcome bonus / free bet is listed in the terms and conditions which can be found on the bookmakers website. Information such as ‘rollover conditions’ and ‘qualifying bets’.

Valid - Check the terms and conditions to ensure you are eligible for an offer before signing-up to a bookmaker. For example, some offers are only valid for new customers in certain countries or valid to new accounts opened in a specific date range.

Welcome Bonus - A welcome bonus is offered by bookmakers to new account holders. For example, when opening a new account with a bookmaker, you’ll get a 20% bonus on top of your first deposit.

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.

BET €10 AND GET €30 FREE BET

Irish residents joining the Sport Nation site can receive a €30 free bet after registering and placing a qualifying €10 bet on the site.

New Irish resident customers only. Only players over the age of 18 are eligible for this promotion. Bet €10 on sport before 23:59 30/11/2019 and get €30 free bet.. Full Terms apply
Euro 2020 Offer - Bet £10 and Get £40 in Free Bets

New customers joining 888sport can receive £40 in free bets if placing an initial qualifying bet of £10 using the promo code 'FOOTBALL.'

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
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 Insurance

If one selection in a qualifying acca lets you down, you'll receive a refund up to £10.

Place a pre-event football acca which has at least five legs and combined odds of minimum 4/1. Must be match betting or both teams to score and from list of qualifying leagues. If one selection lets you down, stake refunded up to £10, valid for three days. Full T&Cs apply.
Paddy Pack Bet £10, £5 FREE SPORTS BET £5 FREE GAMES BET, POWER UP TOKEN/£5 FREE SAME GAME MULTI

New Paddy Power customers can receive a range of free bets and power up tokens after their first bet.

New customers only. Place your FIRST bet on any Sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund is €/£20. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify. €/£5 Same Game Multi free bet will be available to claim from the promotions hub after the qualifying bet has been settled. T&Cs apply. 18+|Gamble Aware.
Bet £10 Get a £5 Free Bet for each of Saturday's Premier League Games

888Sport are offering a great deal of Betting £10 to Get a £5 Free bet on the Saturday premier league Games.

New customers only – Minimum deposit of £10 using deposit code PL40 - A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 placed on any sports market - Minimum odds of 1/2 (1.5) - £40 Total free bets - 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 withdrawal restrictions & full Ts & Cs apply.
Bet £10 Get £30 Plus £10 on any golf in free bets

New 888sport customers can get £30 in free bets and £10 to wager on golf after making a qualifying £10 bet.

New customers only – Minimum deposit of £10 using deposit code 10FREE - 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 - Deposit method and withdrawal restrictions apply & full T&Cs apply.
Topical Feature Lists

If you fancy a break from the serious side of betting, take a look at our Topical Feature List for a bit of a giggle.

Click Here To View The List »
Download Our App
Free Bets IPhone App
Get the Freebets App on iTunes

Download the free bets finder.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE APP »
Betting Blog

View our latest sports articles in our betting blog

Read Our Blog »
Back to Top