Free Bets


About Free Bets

A free bet is a complimentary sum of money offered as an incentive by bookmakers to get people to join, deposit and bet with them.

Free Bet Eligibility

Due to current legislation in some Australian states bookmakers are prohibited to offer free bet bonuses to its residents as signup inducements. However once you have an account with a bookmaker you should be eligible to participate in most future promotions and free bet offers. To make certain that your eligible to participate in free bet promotions it is important to read all the terms and conditions on each individual bookmakers sites.

New Zealand Punters

All the bookies listed on this site allow New Zealand residents to join and bet, however only some bonus bets are available to New Zealand punters. The bookmakers that offer New Zealand residents bonus bets for joining are CrownBet, Unibet, Sportsbet, William Hill and Betfair.

Free Bet Sign Up Offers

The most common free bet signup offers from bookies is the first deposit bonus, first bet matched or cash back bonus.

First Deposit Bonus – You must make a deposit to your new Account. Your first deposit to your new account will be matched with a free bonus bet equal to the value of your first deposit, or to the maximum amount specified, whichever is lower.

Example: If you wanted to join Betstar to take advantage of their $250 first deposit bonus you would simply click a link or banner within this site and deposit $250, you’ll then receive a bonus bet in your account of $250, if you deposit $500, you’ll still only receive $250 free bet, or if you only deposit $50 you’ll get a matched deposit of $50.

First Bet Matched – Join and make a deposit to your account and place a bet up to the matched amount, you’ll then be credited with a bonus bet equal to your first bet.

Example: If you wanted to join Ladbrokes to take advantage of their $250, simply click a link or banner within this site, deposit $250 and place a bet of $250 on an available market, you’ll receive a $250 bonus credited to your account, or if you deposit and bet only $50, you’ll receive a $50 free bet credited to your account.

Cash Back Bonus – Join and make a deposit to your account, place a bet on an available market and if that bet loses you’ll receive a bonus bet equal to your stake.

Example: If you were to join Betfair and place your first bet with a stake of $200 and your bet is unsuccessful, Betfair will refund the value of the bet up to $200.

General Free Bet Advice

Every bookmaker has different free bet terms and conditions, to make the most of your free bet it’s important to read all the terms and conditions for each individual bookmaker before you decide to join and deposit and take advantage of free bets. Below is a list of things to look out for in the terms and conditions regarding free bets:

  • Minimum deposit amount.
  • Free bet expiry dates.
  • Turnover requirements on winnings.
  • States which are excluded to participate.
  • How long you’ve got to turn over your winnings.
  • Restrictions on specific events.
  • Minimum odds

If you like being offered free bets and promotions on a regular basis then it’s worth joining all the available bookmakers. It’s not uncommon to be offered regular free bets as an incentive to get you to deposit and bet, so by becoming a member of all the bookies it simply increases your chances of getting regular free bet offers.

Another advantage of having an account with each bookmaker is being able to shop around for the best odds.