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Football Free Bets

How to claim a football free bet

You've probably noticed that there's a lot of competition among online sports books these days – there are literally dozens of online bookmakers vying for your custom. In the hope of getting you to sign up on the virtual dotted line, nearly every one of these web-based establishments will offer you a free football bet. 

Claiming your free football bet is easy – typically you just need to sign up with an online sports book and make a deposit. As long as you meet the specific criteria associated with your football free bet offer, you'll receive some free money into your account.

Wagering requirements

When you get your free football bet you may need to satisfy what are called 'wagering requirements'. These are a specific set of circumstances you need to fulfil before you can withdraw your 'free' cash and any winnings. 

For example, a wagering requirement of '5x' means you have to place wagers using your own cash of at least five times the amount of free cash that you are awarded, so for a free bet offer of £10, this would be (5 x £10) £50 of your own money.

What are the most popular football free bets?

Matched deposit bet

This is a football free bet in which any deposit you make (up to a specified limit) is matched by a free cash injection by the online bookmaker. For example, for a '£10 matched deposit bonus' any amount you deposit up to that £10 limit will be matched as a free football bet

No-risk bet

This is a free bet offer that returns the value of your first bet with an online sports book (again, up to a specified limit) if that bet is a losing one. If you take advantage of a '£20 no-risk bet' then you will need to place a bet using your own money of up to £20. If that bet loses, then you'll receive a free bet of equivalent value.

Enhanced odds offer

With an enhanced football free bet offer, you'll be able to bet (using your own money) on a specific event where the odds have been altered in your favour. For example, say Manchester City are 1/2 to beat Everton. You're offered odds of 6/1 instead on City to win. If you bet your own cash and City win, then any cash you win above what you would have won with normal odds will be given to you as free bet cash.

Free bet no deposit

With the majority of football free bets you will need to make a deposit of your own cash before you can claim any 'free' cash that the online casino is willing to offer you. However, in a few rare cases you may find a 'free bets no deposit' offer. This is where you do not have to make a deposit in order to claim your free bet money. 

The wagering requirements and other caveats surrounding such bet offers are usually tighter than with deposit-based football free bet offers. This is to prevent customers simply signing up, taking the money and never risking their own cash. Typically, you will need to make several wagers using your own money before you can withdraw any winnings from your free bets no deposit promotion.

Free bets for new customers

The best deals in online sports betting are reserved for new customers. As mentioned in the introduction, there are dozens of online sports books all hoping to attract as many sports betting aficionados as they can. To seek new sports betting talent these online establishments offer the best deals – including football free bets – to any newbies that they can gather.

Existing Customer Offers

The very best sports books do not just concentrate upon the gathering of new customers – they make sure that they take care of their existing customers too. This means that they offer a regular supply of bonus deals and promotions to their clientele, no matter if they've just signed up or have been a customer for months, if not years! 

Such deals include enhanced odds offers, accumulator insurance and a VIP scheme. The best online bookies keep their regulars satisfied, and that includes excellent customer service and fast, no-quibble withdrawals too.

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Make the most of your free bets with our football tips, expert betting advice provided by our team of tipsters. You can also find football predictions here daily, packed with in-depth coverage of the biggest football leagues in the world. 

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