Each year, sports betting seems to grow in popularity. That’s not true for traditional betting in high street stores, though, but they’re suffering for the very reason that online betting is booming: Promotions and bonuses. As competition online heats up, betting sign up offers are getting more and more outlandish, which customers are happy to lap up.
Here are the best welcome offer divided up into the categories of promotion.
A free bet is a bet which you do not put up the stake yourself. It’s simply a bet that can be taken in which you get all of the rewards but with no risk – you don’t even theoretically need money in your account, as the stake is put forward by the bookmaker.
WilliamHill currently have a very good welcome offer for a free bet. The offer is to new customers, in which they will receive £30 in free bets after betting £10. So, free bets worth 3 times the amount of the customer’s initial bet are rewarded.
Betway also have a Free Bet offer, in which their Free Bet Club allows customers to earn £10 in free bets each week. So, an on-going bonuses.
QuinenBet has an offer for new customers in which they get 50% of their first day’s losses back as free bets. So, losing £20 on your first day of betting will return a £10 free bet.
An accumulator bonus is a reward that can only be used for accumulators, not a single bet.
Mr Green is currently offering a £10 Acca bet when you sign up and bet £10. So, a 1:1 bonus kind of deal, here.
STSBet on the other hand is offering to return your stake if one of your six or more leg football acca’s fail.
Smarkets is offering a competitive cash bonus currently, where new customers get £20 in a cash refund on losses.
BetVictor, on the other hand, is offering a “run for your money” cashback offer up to £25,000 – quite the eye-catching promotion, but be sure to read the terms and conditions.
STSBet is also offering a welcome cash bonus of up to £50 for new customers, whilst Tonybet is also offering up to £50.
Geoff Banks is offering £20 football cashback, whilst Unibet is offering up to £40 for new customers’ first racing bet.
Finally, enhanced odds are another type of welcome bonus, in which odds are boosted for new customers. 32Red offers daily horse racing price boosts, whilst Bet365 has boosted soccer accumulator odds.
It would be a mistake to choose your betting site solely on the sign-up offer. There’s no shame in letting them get your attention, but it’s also worth considering which companies have ongoing bonuses (i.e. loyalty bonuses to keep customers returning). These are less advertised and transparent, but it’s worth finding a company that rewards its customers continuously instead of just on day 1. These usually come in the form of free bets.