Whilst bookmakers publish detailed terms and conditions pertaining to free bets on their sites, we frequently receive specific queries regarding these promotions. It certainly helps to have a general understanding of the process and, with this in mind, we have published below four key, frequently asked questions which you may find useful to peruse prior to taking advantage of the myriad of bookies’ introductory offers available via this site.
Which bookmaker is best?
We only advertise promotions from a carefully selected roster of bookmakers that we have first-hand experience of. After all, we would not recommend that you visit a restaurant that we have not tried ourselves. It boils down to personal preference; by taking advantage of the offers available via this site you will be able to discover which bookmaker best suits your individual requirements.
How many free bets can I claim?
Generally speaking, each bookie will offer one per customer (duplicate accounts are not eligible), but you can claim an introductory free bet from every bookmaker listed on this site by clicking on the relevant link and repeating the process. This way, you will be able to gauge which bookmaker site works best for you, while claiming several hundred pounds worth of free bets at the same time.
Can I use my free bet on the same selection as my first bet?
In most cases, your free bet will be credited to your account after your first bet has been settled, thus you will not be able to use the free bet on the same selection as your qualifying bet. However, there are offers whereby the free bet is available immediately, i.e. where no initial deposit is required. In this instance, you can use the free bet on your chosen selection, then deposit funds and repeat the bet.
What is the difference between betting exchanges and bookmakers?
With traditional bookmakers, when placing a bet you are backing something to happen, be it a specific horse to win a race, a team to win a football match or tournament, etc. You can do likewise via betting exchanges, but as you are betting against other individuals, you also have the option of laying a selection – in other words, backing against an eventuality – thus enabling you to act as a bookmaker.