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The best free bet offers available to new customers in November 2020

bet365

Up to £100 in bet credits

New customer offer available via The Telegraph
New customer offer available via The Telegraph
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T&Cs apply. 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.

Tote

£10 risk-free first bet

New customer offer available via The Telegraph
New customer offer available via The Telegraph
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T&Cs apply. UK customers only. 18+. Place your first bet on Pools and if it loses we’ll refund your stake in cash. Max refund is £10. Qualifying bet is the first bet added to the betslip. Totewin will be the qualifying bet when a Totewin and a Toteplace bet are struck at the same time. E-wallet deposit restrictions apply. (Full T&C’s apply).

Betway

Get up to £10 in free bets

New customer offer available via The Telegraph
New customer offer available via The Telegraph
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T&Cs apply. New customers only. Min Deposit: £10. First deposit matched up to £10. 1 x wagering at odds of 1.75+ to unlock Free Bet. Debit Card & PayPal deposits only. This offer is valid for 7 days from your new account being registered. Terms apply

Bet Victor

Bet £5 get £30 in bonuses

New customer offer available via The Telegraph
New customer offer available via The Telegraph
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T&Cs apply. 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 Free Sports 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. Credit/Debit card deposits only. Geographical Restrictions and T&Cs Apply. Please Gamble Responsibly

Paddy Power

£20 risk free first bet

New customer offer available via The Telegraph
New customer offer available via The Telegraph
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T&Cs apply. New customers only. 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. Paddy's Rewards Club: Get a £10 free bet when you place 5x bets of £10+. T&Cs apply.

Boylesports

Bet £10 get £10 in free bets

New customer offer available via The Telegraph
New customer offer available via The Telegraph
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T&Cs apply. *18+. Min stake £10. Min odds Evs. First bet only. 30 days to qualify. Free bets expire in 7 days. Cashed out bets won’t apply. Payment method restrictions. UK customers only. One Free Bet offer per customer, household and IP Address only. T&Cs apply

Betfred

Bet £10 get £30 in free bets + 60 free spins

New customer offer available via The Telegraph
New customer offer available via The Telegraph
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T&Cs apply. New UK & NI customers only. promo code ‘SPORTS60’. Deposit & place first sports bet of £10+ in one bet transaction, at odds of Evens (2.0) +. settled within 60 days. First bet must be on Sports. £30 in Free Bets credited within 48 hours of bet settlement, 7-day expiry. Payment restrictions apply. SMS validation may be required. Max 60 Free Spins on Justice League Comics. 7-day expiry.Full T&Cs apply.

STS

£40 welcome bonus

New customer offer available via The Telegraph
New customer offer available via The Telegraph
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T&Cs apply. Who: 18+. New depositing customers on STSbet.co.uk only.When: 11.02.20 - until further notice What: Bonus 50% of the stake of the qualifying bet How: First deposit min. £10. Qualifying accumulator bet with min. stake of £10 and min. 2 selections with min. odds of 1/2 (1.50) per selection Important: Max bonus £40, credited once the qualifying bet has settled. Bonus wagering requirements: x6 on min. odds of 1/2 (1.50) as a single bet, or 1/2 (1.50) per selection as part of an accumulator bet. Bonus valid for any sports, for 7 days. Deposit method restrictions apply. Full T&Cs apply. BeGambleAware.org

SportNation

Bet £25 get a £25 free bet

New customer offer available via The Telegraph
New customer offer available via The Telegraph
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T&Cs apply. Valid for new UK customers in 20/08/2020. Qualifying stake must be on Horse Racing, Premier League, Championship or Champions League home or away selections. Minimum odds of 1.8 on qualifying bet. Bets on the draw will not qualify for a free bet. Deposit using code SNWEL25. Valid once per customer. Free bet expires after 30 days. Max winnings from free bet £1000.

VirginBet

Bet £10 get £20 in free bets

New customer offer available via The Telegraph
New customer offer available via The Telegraph
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T&Cs apply. *New members. £10 min deposit & bet on sportsbook, placed & settled at 1.5 min odds within 14 days of sign-up. Win part of E/W bets. 2 non-withdrawable £10 Free Bet Tokens: accept in 7 days, valid for 7 days from acceptance (ex. E/Ws & Multiples), stakes not returned. Click here for Rules & Exclusions. Bet Responsibly. BeGambleAware.org

Coral

Get £20 in free bets when you bet £5

New customer offer available via The Telegraph
New customer offer available via The Telegraph
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T&Cs apply. 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 cash-out, restrictions & T&Cs apply.

William Hill

Bet £10 get £30 in free bets

New customer offer available via The Telegraph
New customer offer available via The Telegraph
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T&Cs apply. New customers using Promo Code P30 only, min £10/€10 stake, min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 2 x £15/€15 (30 days expiry), free bet/payment method/player/country restrictions apply.

Unibet

£40 money back as bonus on your first bet + £10 casino bonus

New customer offer available via The Telegraph
New customer offer available via The Telegraph
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T&Cs apply. 18+ begambleaware.org. New customer only. Min deposit £10. Money back as bonus if first bet loses. Wagering requirements: sportsbook 3x at min. odds of 1.40 (2/5), casino 35x. Unless forfeited the sportsbook bonus must be wagered before using the casino bonus. Bonus expires 7 days after opt-in. No deposit required for NI customers. Call 08081699314 to claim. Full T&Cs apply.

Betfair

Free £20 Exchange bet

New customer offer available via The Telegraph
New customer offer available via The Telegraph
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T&Cs apply. New customers only, bet up to £20 on the Exchange and if your first bet loses, we’ll refund you £20 in Cash. Bet must be placed in first 7 days of account opening. E-wallet exclusions apply. T&Cs apply.

SpreadEx

Up to £25 in Free Bets

New customer offer available via The Telegraph
New customer offer available via The Telegraph
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T&Cs apply. Place a £25 fixed odds single bet at min. odds of 1/2. Get 5 X £5 free fixed odds single bets. Free bets applied to account on consecutive days. Full Ts&Cs apply.

888 sport

Bet £10 Get £30 Free Bets + £10 Casino Bonus

New customer offer available via The Telegraph
New customer offer available via The Telegraph
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T&Cs apply. New customers only • Min deposit £10 • A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 • Min odds 1/2 (1.5) • Free Bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expires after 7 days • Free Bet stakes not included in returns • Deposit balance is available for withdrawal at any time • Withdrawal restrictions & full T&Cs apply

Ladbrokes

Bet £5 get £20 in free bets

New customer offer available via The Telegraph
New customer offer available via The Telegraph
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T&Cs apply. 18+ New UK+IRE customers. Paypal and certain deposit types and bet types excluded. Min £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4 x £5 free bets. Free bets valid for 7 days on sports, stake not returned, restrictions apply. T&Cs apply

Grosvenor

Double the odds

New customer offer available via The Telegraph
New customer offer available via The Telegraph
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T&Cs apply. New members only. 18+. Existing members do not qualify. Offer applies to sports bets only. A bet must be placed using real money in combination with the Odds Boost Token. Max. stake is £10. T&Cs Apply.

32Red

100% profit boost When you place your first in-play bet

New customer offer available via The Telegraph
New customer offer available via The Telegraph
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T&Cs apply. Opt in. Min. Odds Evs, Max. £10 stake, Max. additional profit £100. Skrill and Neteller deposits are not eligible - See full terms

Free bets are a popular offer among many UK online bookmakers for their new and existing customers. Royal Ascot is a great example of the type of event where free bets are on offer. To find out more about free bets at the meeting check out our Royal Ascot betting offers.

The wording is simple but some aspects of free bets can be hard to understand as there are different requirements with each bookmaker.

Here, we take you through everything you need to know about free bets so you can take advantage of the thousands of pounds on offer.

What are free bets?

Bookmakers usually use free bets to try and entice new customers on to their platforms but they can also be used in some promotions to existing users.

Free bets enable the customer to place a bet, without providing the money for the stake. 

Usually, you get to keep all the winnings, meaning there is there is no chance of losing money on that specific bet.

How do free bets work?

Different bookmakers have free bet welcome offers that vary greatly. They might also be referred to as a ‘bonus’.

Common to the vast majority is that you must bet your own money first, to be awarded a free bet. It’s incredibly rare that a bookmaker will give you a free bet without having to unlock it first.

This can be something like bet £10 and receive £30 in free bets. Your initial £10 bet that is placed with your own money is known as the qualifying bet. 

The qualifying bet often has its own requirements. For instance, your qualifying bet must have odds of at least evens. This prevents customers betting on a dead certainty just to unlock the free bet.

Once you’ve met the qualifying requirements, the bookmaker will award your £30 in free bets. You will get to keep the winnings, but the stake will not be returned to you.

Matched deposits is another popular format for welcome offers. A bookmaker might give you a bonus of free bets equal to your first deposit. So if you deposit £50, you will receive £50 in free bets. 

With this type of free bet, you might have additional wagering requirements.

It is important to look at the terms and conditions pages on the bookmakers’ website for the specific promotion to make sure you understand the offer fully.

Not all free bets offers are the same and will have different T&Cs.

Can you withdraw free bets?

You should be able to withdraw winnings from a free bet.

However, the wagering and withdrawal requirements for each free bet offer will differ.

There may also be playthrough requirements on the free bets.

What are playthrough requirements for free bets?

Playthrough requirements are sometimes in the terms and conditions of a free bet offer.

A playthrough requirement means you need to place a certain number or value of additional bets before you can withdraw any of the winnings of your free bet.

An example of this is if you were offered £10 in free bets, you may be required to turn it over three times before it is paid out, meaning you would need to bet £30 before you would be eligible to withdraw winnings.

This is an extra step in being able to withdraw your money and you should read the specific T&Cs of the free bet offers to see if a playthrough requirement is on there.

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