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If you register with Betfair, you’ll not only be joining one of the most respected names in online gambling but you’ll also benefit from the Betfair sign up offer of up to £100 in free bets.
new customer offer. Place 5 x €/£10 or more bets to receive €/£20 in free bets. Repeat up to 5 times to receive maximum €/£100 bonus. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Exchange bets excluded. Payment restrictions apply. T&Cs apply.
Latest Betfair sign up offer
Claiming the Betfair new customer offer is easy
Betfair currently have a range of strong offers for their UK customer base. Their sportsbook is probably the most compelling so we’ve laid out the steps you need to take in order to unlock that Betfair welcome offer below. If it’s not the sports side you’re interested in, don’t worry, we have the other promos covered later on.
- Use this link to navigate directly to the Betfair sign up offer
- Enter your personal information
- The promotional code will be populated already
- Hit ‘join now’ to complete your registration
You’re now a Betfair UK customer with just a couple of hoops to jump through in order to access the full £100 Betfair sign up offer.
What is the sportsbook sign up offer?
We’ve already touched on the sportsbook offer being one of the best in the market with up to £100 available as a Betfair free bet. Now, there are a few things to be aware of. Firstly, in order to get access to the full £100 you’ll need to wager some of your own cash. The manner in which this works is that you’ll be awarded a £20 free bet for every £10 stake that meets the Betfair terms and conditions; perhaps the key message here is that any qualifying bet you place has to have odds greater than 1/2. Other things you’ll want to be aware of include the qualification window of 30 days and the fact any cashed out bets are not included.
In respect of the Betfair sportsbook, you should find it really simple to find events to bet on that meet the criteria. Their market coverage of all sports is vast with a real focus in football and UK horse racing meetings. The site is a doddle to navigate around too with clear menus that easily guide you through the process of placing a bet.
An example of how to win with your Betfair free bet
Of course, the perfect scenario to your free bets will be one where you win your qualifying bet and then follow that up with a win from your freebie. It’s a bookmakers website so winning is not guaranteed but it’s completely plausible. Let’s look at how that could play out:
£10 staked on West Ham to beat Sheffield United at 3/4 returns £17.50 including the original stake. For the purposes of this, we’ll say the bet wins. We’re instantly £7.50 up.
The bet also triggers the free £20 bet because we met the minimum wager (£10) and the minimum odds (1/2). Please note, the free bet can take 24 hours to land in your account.
Fast forward a few days and we now stake our £20 free bet on Burnley to beat Fulham at 31/20. If that bet was to win, you’d see a return of £31. The reason for this is because your £20 free bet stake is excluded from the returns.
Not every Betfair free bet will turn into a winner
We’ve just gone through the process of detailing how, hypothetically, your Betfair sign up offer could turn in to your winnings. Unfortunately, it won’t always work out that way. Let’s look at how it could play out using the same two fixtures.
£10 staked on West Ham to beat Sheffield United at 3/4 returns £17.50 including the original stake. Imagine the bet loses, we’ve lost our £10.
The free bet of £20 is still triggered because the staking and minimum odds requirements were met.
Skip forward in time again and make the same bet i.e. £20 free bet stake placed on Burnley to win at 31/20 over Fulham. In this scenario, let’s say Fulham hold Burnley to a draw. Your qualifying bet of £10 lost. Your £20 free bet lost. You are £10 down. In order to trigger the next free bet (you have up to five to unlock, remember) you’d have to start the process over i.e. by placing another £10 stake on an event that meets the required odds.
The casino offer isn’t half bad either
Like the sportsbook, Betfair operates a highly competitive casino too. Once again, you can tap into a pretty decent Betfair sign up offer here in the shape of a 50 free spins offer without deposit. You will get additional 50 free spins after you deposit minimum £10. The winnings from your free spins hold no further wagering requirements.
What about the Live Casino?
It’s not all about slot machines at Betfair. They also operate a live casino where you can access a Betfair new customer offer of up to £100; this works as a matched deposit. You won’t be eligible for both the casino offers though so if you’ve used the casino offer, the live casino bonus won’t be something you can benefit from. If you do qualify, you’ll need to meet a 45 times wagering requirement within a week of the bonus triggering.
In the small print, you’ll find the only games that count towards your wagering requirement are blackjack and roulette. Let’s say you’ve made a £10 deposit triggering a £10 matched deposit bonus. You have to play through that 50 times i.e. to the value of £500. By that logic, a £50 bet on ‘red’ in roulette would equate to 10% of your wagering.
Their Bingo bonus is fully loaded too
Bingo. It’s not really what they’re known for but the Betfair new customer offer associated to their bingo site is one that will turn a few heads. It’s good. You will need to spend £10 on their bingo games and will be rewarded with a £50 bonus to play with along with accessing 30 free spins. The £50 bonus is split across two forms of game; £40 is for bingo play, the other £10 is for use on slots. Both are subjected to 10 times wagering. The free spins are limited to Dragon’s Luck but have zero wagering against them.
Let’s look at how this works:
You make your deposit of £10 and spend that on bingo. This unlocks the offer treble consisting of a £40 bingo bonus, a £10 slots bonus and 30 free spins. The free spins are very easy to explain, you navigate to the game Dragon’s Luck and if you leave your 30 free spins with some winnings, they are yours. The slots and bingo side is slightly more complex. Both have this aforementioned 10 times wagering requirement attached.
For slots, you’ll have to wager 10 x £10 i.e. £100 before you can withdraw any funds; for example, playing 10 lines at £1 per line on ‘Lucky Wizard’ would be £10 towards your £100 requirement. The bingo side is a similar story except you have £40 bonus to playthrough 10 times i.e. £400; let’s use an example, say buying 10 tickets at 50p each on ‘The Big Dipper’. This would be £5 towards your wagering requirement.
The poker offer is good but watch out for those terms and conditions
The Betfair sign up offer associated to their poker site is very generous at 200% matched deposits up to £200. but it’s not a straight forward release in that you deposit £100 and the get a £200 bonus. It’s still a good offer though and the fact you’ll have two freeroll tickets worth £250 each thrown in is an extra tick in the box.
How does the sign up deal actually work we hear you ask? Well, when you make your first deposit of £10, you’ll trigger the matched bonus to activate. The rise to your full 200% matched deposits is linked to the collection of ‘status points’. A £10 bonus will be released for every 1,250 points collected. Points are awarded for buying-in to poker games. The good news is that the freeroll tokens are yours immediately. Freeroll tokens are ‘exclusive’ and allow you to enter risk-free tournaments; the tokens allow you entry to two Sunday games where the prize on offer is £250.
There are plenty of reasons to sign up with Betfair
We’ve spent a long time talking about different Betfair new customer offers but there is more to Betfair than promos. Here we’ll take a quick look at some of the key areas where they excel.
Everything in one place
That’s right, take every aspect of online gambling you can think of and Betfair facilitate it all. You’ve got the sportsbook, betting exchange, bingo, poker, casino and more. There are very few providers who can offer so much.
The prior point we’ve just made talks about the fact Betfair operate in plenty of different markets. It’s not something they do by half. For example, the sportsbook covers every sport imaginable with hundreds – probably thousands – of betting options underneath them. The exchange arguably has the best liquidity of all betting exchanges and the casino has a huge offering of games to play.
You didn’t think we’d forget to mention the abundance of promotions Betfair have, did you? In addition to the Betfair sign up offers we’ve discussed at length in this article you’ve also got several options for existing customers to benefit from.
You don’t grow into the size of brand that Betfair is without having a good reputation. Underpinning everything we’ve just spoken about is their customer service. It’s not just our opinion though, the independent review site Reviews.co.uk show them to be rated as 4.7 out of 5 from nearly 8,000 reviews.
A summary of the questions you might have
Can you fulfil your wagering requirement in one go?
No. There will be instances where you could, in theory, meet the full wagering requirements in one single bet but this practice is excluded under the terms and conditions. Any bet that goes towards your wagering requirement must be less than 30% of your original bonus.
Can bonuses be used across multiple Betfair sites?
No. All elements of Betfair are treated as separate entities. You have a separate bonus pot in each stage. For example, you might have a bonus pot shown in the sportsbook but not in the casino.
Are all payment methods seen as equal?
No. Almost any Betfair sign up offer and loyalty promotion will be limited to certain payment methods. Generally, these will include the more common methods.
How long do you have to use any bonus amount?
Some special offers will state a period of time e.g. 30 days. If, however, this isn’t clear from the specific promotion in question then the period will be seven days.
Can you use the same promotion multiple times?
No, Betfair terms and conditions limit their promotions to one IP address/household.
Betfair ticks plenty of boxes for every bettor
Betfair operates in almost every gambling marketplace ranging from their sportsbook through to poker. What’s clear to see is that they haven’t over-prioritised one particular area with each of the elements being extremely well polished. That starts with a good service, extends into market depth and web design and ends with excellent promotional offering. Here are a few reasons you should consider betting with Betfair:
- Strong promotions
- Excellent customer service
- Well designed websites
- Decent odds
- Market depth
- Well respected brand with everything in one place
Is there anyone that rivals Betfair?
If you’ve read this far then clearly we’re on the same page with thinking the Betfair sign up offer is an enticing one. That doesn’t mean they’re the only decent bookmaker out there though. Who else could be worth a look?
Everyone that doesn’t live under a rock is aware of the Sky brand. As you might expect, their offering in the gambling sector is very compelling. They compete with Betfair on every front with the exception of the betting exchange and measure up pretty well. Their sign up offers aren’t as glitzy with no mention of ‘£100 free’ but, as a rule, their wagering requirements are much lower. In fact, £10 on SkyVegas will give you 250 free spins with absolutely no wagering attached.
Much like Sky, Paddy Power struggle to compete with Betfair in respect of the eye catching promotions they offer. There are still options for you to explore though. Their casino or ‘gaming’ side gives you 100 free spins with no wagering requirements whilst the sportsbook sees the bookmaker transform £10 into £50, £40 of which will be a bonus split as £30 free bets and £10 on ‘Ted Games’. The latter comes with 15 times wagering requirements.
Finally, we look at Ladbrokes. Ladbrokes are a well known brand both online and on the high street. They can rival Betfair across the every aspect with the fact they also operate a betting exchange, which is something Sky and PaddyPower lack. They too offer sign up bonuses. In hard cash terms, they’re not as strong as Betfair but depositing £5 for £20 of free bets in the sportsbook, for example, could be seen as more attractive by many punters. In terms of wagering requirements, there isn’t much in it.