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What are free bets?

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Free bets are received by a bettor and allow them to place bets without the stake being deducted from their account balance. With most free bets, the stake is not returned with any winnings you may have. For example, a £10 free bet on a selection with odds of 11.0  (10/1) will see you receive £100.  You will collect the winnings without spending a single penny from your pocket. Pretty cool, isn’t it? There is no surprise that free bets are so popular with punters.

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How to use free bets?

To use a free bet offered by a sports betting site, the process is often the same. Whether you get your free bet from Bet365, William Hill or VBet,  you will only need to use it when filling in your betting slip. Once you have decided what your bet will be (for example, Arsenal to beat Leeds United), you simply need to tick the box that indicates you wish to use your free bet and no amount will be deducted from your real cash balance. There may be some specific conditions depending on the bookmaker you use and it is important you read those, but the process is often the same.

  1. Log in to your player account
  2. Select the bet you would like to place
  3. Check "Use free bet" in the betting slip
  4. Confirm your slip

How do I get free bets?

There are several ways in which you can receive free bets from bookmakers. One key way in which they are used is to attract new customers. As you will see from the list of bookmakers that we recommend you register with, many of them offer free bets as a welcome bonus. It is always important to read our reviews of these free bets offers and then to go through the terms and conditions on the sportsbook to avoid any errors that could see you lose the free bets,

Another key task of free bets is to ensure the new customers remain with them. They offer promotions that include the receiving of free bets. This can be for major events such as an English Premier League game between Liverpool and Manchester City. The offering of a free bet has the aim of getting as many customers as possible to bet with them on this game. Other free bets offers include for example, your stake back as a free bet if a game ends goalless or a certain player scores or if your selected horse falls or loses by less than a length.

You can also get such free bets by following your bookmaker on social media and participating in contests or games they organise. It is best to choose the offers that are seen directly on their site. You will always have a better chance of getting your free bets.

Which sites offer free bets?

Are you interested in getting more free bets? Of the sites that we mention on our betting sites page, the vast majority of them offer free bets either as a welcome bonus or as promotions once you register with them.

Now you know everything about these free bets. To make the most of them, don't hesitate to register on as many online betting sites as possible, which will allow you to get more and more free bets. Also read the bonus pages we have that give advice on how to use them. Good games to all!

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