Get free bets and bonuses when joining new betting sites. Free bets have been offered since Bookies started taking bets online and are a great prize for joining their site.
What are free bets?
Free bets are awarded to players / customers from a sportsbook / bookie and can be placed at no cost to the bettor. Free bets are often awarded as part of a welcome bonus and although often earnt they are still free.
Punters often ask the question “are free bets really free?”. Technically no they are not as you have to deposit and bet to receive them but the way we see it at Uber Betting Sites is if you was going to place the qualifying bet anyway then the free bet is still “FREE”. Moral of the story – don’t bet just to receive the bonus. Get the bonus on top of the bets you would normally place.
How do i earn free bets?
Free bets are often awarded as part of a welcome bonus and a customer will earn them before they can be used. They are earnt simply by placing a bet, When you sign up you may get an offer where when new punters place a bet they’ll get a free bet credited to their account.
Other forms of free bet offers
Although free bets are the most popular form of welcome bonus their are other welcome bonuses too.
100% sports bonuses
Some times instead of offering free bets the betting site may offer a 100% matched deposit bonus. This way the bettor can use the bonus as they please or across many bets instead of just one.
Risk free bets
Risk free bets are more part of the welcome bonus as an extra gift instead of the main bonus. They will often be accompanied by a deposit bonus. Simply place a first bet and if you lose you’ll get your money back as a free bet.
Free spins are another addition to the welcome bonus. Again they are not the main offer for sportsbook promotions but an added extra. Sites offer players a deposit bonus and also free spins. The free spins will be credited to your account as soon as you have made a first deposit. They are a great addition and give you the chance to try the Casino and Slots for free.
Weekly free bets
Some betting sites like to reward customers for their loyalty with perks such as their free bet club. These can be earned by simply placing your normal bets. To qualify you must place x amount of bets in a week.
Terms and conditions will always apply to free bets. You have heard the saying ” there’s no such thing as a free lunch”; well this is certainly true here. First of all you will more often than not have to bet 1st to receive the offer which brings us back to our previous point. Don’t bet to receive free bets if you was not going to place the bet anyway.
To qualify for any bonuses bets will often have to be placed at minimum odds usually somewhere around 1.8 (4/5) but check on site as T&C’s vary. Wagering requirements are also applies although this is associated with deposit bonuses than free bets. Again always check the T&C’s on site before depositing or placing a bet.
How long do i have to claim the offer? Offers will always have a timeframe. When players sign up they often already have a qualifying bet and a their free bet selection in mind before joining so will not affect them but again it’s well worth checking first. You do not want to earn your bonus only to lose it because you did not use it with 7, 14 days or what ever the timeframe is.
Check you will qualify for any free bets with your chosen deposit method. Some sites only offer bonuses on deposits made from certain deposit methods. For example a site may not award bonuses to players choosing to deposit using Skrill or Neteller.
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