Free Bets

Free bets are a good way to test out bookmakers. They let you place a risk free bet on the site, mobile application or a tablet, giving you free reign of the site usually which means you can bet on whatever you want. The majority of people don’t change bookmakers very often but if someone offered you some free cash for a few minutes of time to fill in a form most punters jump at the chance.

Why do they offer free bets?

Bookmakers want you to try out their site because they think they have a great product and that you should be betting with them. It costs them an arm and a leg to do, so you should do it just to get one over on them. Most people stick to a bookmaker all their lives because it’s simple and they know what to do. Bookmakers know that free bets are the only way to get you to move from your current bookmaker to give them a go. The bottom line is that some bookmakers/sites are better than others and it’s free to try them out. That’s why we at Footymystic recommend certain bookies to try our football tips on. We also recommend that you sign-up to as many as you can, and at least use their free bet!


Open an account with Betfair and get good prices and lots of special offers each week. Once your account is open simply bet £10 and get £30 deposited into your account absolutely free. This offer is too good to miss!



Open a Skybet account at, place a bet of up to £30 and you will be credited with a matched bet to the same amount. Join the FREE BET CLUB, simply bet a total of £50 across a range of sports and get a FREE BET of £10 credited to your account by 7pm the following Monday.



Create an account with , place a qualifying bet and they will match the value of your first bet with a free bet up to a maximum of £25, PLUS you get DOUBLE ODDS on your first bet!!



Open a Ladrokes account at, place a bet up to £100 and Ladbrokes will match this with a FREE BET matched to this amount (Promo code F100).

Football Tips and Free Bets


Open an account with then bet £5 and Coral will give you a £20 FREE BET!



Stan James

Open at account with, simply bet £10 and receive a £10 bet absolutely FREE.


Paddy Power

Simply open an account with and get up to £50 FREE BET (matched bet) with a qualifying initial bet!!!


Types of free bet

Free bets come in plenty of different types and many have different little restrictions attached to them. We’ve highlighted the best free bet offers above and they all fall in to the below categories. We’ve been using free bets for plenty of years and we use them to help return a profit as they stop you from losing money when you should, and give you extra money to bet with. They are a really good way to boost your bank roll.

Matched free bet - A matched free bet is pretty much what it says on the tin. Whatever your first bet is, they will match it up to the initial limit. It’s a good offer as it means you can stick your money on something your confident in, and you can have a free bet to use whenever you want, maybe even have a bit of a punt with it. That also means you get two bets to test out the bookmaker!

Matched Deposit Bonuses - Very few bookmakers offer this anymore so when you find a matched deposit offer you really need to take full advantage. Whatever your initial deposit is they will match it up a to a certain limit. That means you can use that money to bet on whatever you like, in whatever amount, over whatever period. Its really good to settle in to a bookmaker and double you money for free.

Money back - Money back bets aren’t exactly how they are described. Most of the bets of this type refund your money as a free bet to use on either specific market or any market.

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