All about free bets

The Online sports betting industry has grown immensely over the past couple of years and because the market is so competitive, bookmakers are getting more and more generous with their free-bet offers. But how does it work and how can you get them? Read on.


A free bet is, as the name suggests, a bet that bookkeepers give players for free. Many times you can get these free bets by signing up but it is most commonly given to players after they make their first deposit.

It is important to know that the stake of the free bet is usually not returned. This means that you can only take home the winnings of the free bet because the bookmakers will deduct the original stake from your winnings. The terms are different for every bookmaker so you will either be able to withdraw your winnings immediately or you will need to use your winnings to bet a few times more.


Almost always, you will be asked for a action before you receive your free bet. You will need to sign up, open a account and make a deposit. Match bonuses are common, which means that they will match your deposit by a certain percentage. For example: If they offer a 100% match bonus and you deposit $20, you will automatically receive $20 as a bet bonus for free.

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