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Online bookmakers in Ireland have different terms and conditions regarding Free bets so check these out carefully to make sure you understand the rules of the free and bonus bets in your chosen promotion.
There are many different ways that free bets work. In fact the term, 'free bets' is slowly being replaced by a more accurate term, 'bonus bets' - Either way, whatever they are called, each bookmaker will have a specific set of rules in which way they can be used to bet with.
There may be a minimum number of selections in the bet, minimum odds that must be bet on and almost always these days, there will only be a certain length of time in which you will have to use your free bet before it is lost. It is worth checking the bonus bets section of your account regularly for loyalty free bets, they may only be able to be used for a few days from crediting to your account.
Not always as easy as it sounds, due to various restrictions that may be present in the way you can use them but the easiest way to make money from free bets is to keep everything as simple as possible.
Some punters will try to combine several selections into an accumulator to get greater odds, in the hope of getting every selection right and getting a greater return, but of course the higher the odds, the less likely that you will make a profit using a free bet.
If available, and check the various terms and conditions for the free bet you have been awarded, try to use your free bet making only a single bet. The profit may be smaller, but it is free profit, right?
If you do not have a Paddy Power account, then open an account and take advantage of the Paddy Power sign up offer. You will need to check your Paddy Power account balance and bonus balance to ensure you have bonus funds available. Generally, you can use free bets on Paddy power in almost any situation.
First, you will need to choose your sport, event and market you want to place the bet on and click on the odds of your selection. This will add it to your bet slip. This is usually displayed in the top right-hand corner of your screen. Click it.
Your bet slip will display your selection and then you need to add the stake that you wish to make on the bet. You should find a button on the bet slip that says, 'Use available free bets" You can choose the amount you want to bet using your free bets, and then hit place bet to confirm.
You will get confirmation that your free bet balance has been used to place the bet.
As with most bookmakers, using your Betfair free bets is a simple process. Once you have made your selections and they appear in your Betfair bet slip, you should be able to use the free bet through the "use available bonus' toggle at the bottom of the bet slip.
With Betfair you are able to choose the amount of the bonus bet balance you want to use. Beware however that if you choose a stake that is higher than your available bonus bet balance, your real cash balance will be used to make up the difference
Also be aware that if your free bet wins, you will only be credited with the profit from the bet and not the bonus stake used to make the bet
Ladbrokes sometimes have a sign-up offer with free or bonus bets. To take advantage of this use this Ladbrokes Sign up offer -
You must open a new account with this Ladbrokes promo code, and make a deposit. Your free bet will be awarded when you make your first bet. make sure you check the current terms and conditions to understand the full process. As is often the case, you may have minimum odds to take as the first bet to qualify, and the offer usually only applies to the very first bet that you make and is settled.
And again, the free bet amount is not returned in sums credited to your account in the event of a winning bet
Free and Bonus bets usually take the following form
Only winning and not stake will be returned to real cash balance
Winning amount AND stake returned to real cash balance
For new customers creating a new account and making a first deposit and bet
Sometimes offered to existing, dormant customers to once again use the online bookie
All the opening offers and free bets vary but typically you will be required to deposit and bet a certain amount of Euros before receiving funds to your account which you can then bet with.
Some bookies will require you to bet through or turn over a certain amount of times, sometimes at or above certain odds before you can withdraw any free bet funds and even sometimes before you can withdraw your original deposit. So please do check the terms and conditions of each bookie.
The one word answer to the question is "most"!
Virtually all bookmakers will have some kind of sign up offer, whether that be in the form of free bets, bonus bets and credits, or a sign-up promotion with enhanced odds, or a casino bonus.
If you go to our bookmaker review page, or the bookmaker promotions page, you will see the various promotions on offer, and a review of some of the bookie offers available right now.
In some cases there are offers that reward loyalty if you make a certain number of bets each week, with a free bet, or bets, being added to your account every Monday.
Another bonus that is becoming more popular, is bonuses on winning bets depending on how many selections you make. You should never chase a bonus bet by elongating the odds of your selections, but if you are going to make the bet anyway, this is one way to use a promotion from the bookmaker. Good luck on your 12 team football acca!
Another example is enhanced odds on your first bet with a new account. At the time of writing, 888Sport make such an offer where you will get a great enhancement for your very first bet
Coral offer free bets for new customers, the offer can change from time to time, however, so take a look above to see the latest Coral sign up offer.
If you want to take advantage of the Coral free bet on offer, then open a new account. You will find the details of your free bet in the following places
On desktop: If you have free bet tokens, they will display just below your real money balance, or you can click on your cash balance at the top of the page which will reveal more details about your real money and bonus token balances to help you better understand what free bets you may or may not have
On Mobile: You will be able to see if you have any free bets from the bet slip after making your selection/s - Simply select the free bets available dropdown and you will be presented with what is on offer to bet with.
If you are taking advantage of a free bet bookie offer from this page, make sure you click on the link to receive the correct bonus and/or promotion. If you use a different link to register, you may not get the bookie offer advertised above.
Once you have found the sport, event, market and selection you want to bet on, simply click on the odds and it will appear in your bet slip which will be on the right of your view as with most bookies sites and apps. Click on the drop-down to select the free bet that is available, your bet slip will update to indicate you are using free bet funds, and then all you need to do is confirm the bet
On mobile you do not need to enter your stake as the value of the free bet available will be in the drop down for you to select.
Make sure the odds are high enough. There are some restrictions on the minimum price you can use a free bet on, they are often very low to be fair, you can bet on most things that are odds of 1/2 [1.50] or greater.
Be sure to use your Coral free bet in good time, some free bets only last a little while, many for just 4-7 days, so make sure you use it before you lose it.
Be aware that some free bets are only available on certain sports, and more often than not, the return on winning bets wil not include the free bet amount. For example, a free €10 bet on a 3/1 winner would return €30
In some cases, you can gain a free bet when opening a new bookmaker account without making a deposit, but these are often very bad value as any balance won on the free bets has to be turned over many many times, sometimes 100's before any of the funds turn into cash you can actually withdraw
If you are thinking of opening a new bookmaker account either use a link above, on the bookmaker's page or check out one of the bookmaker reviews for more details on the free bets and promotions on offer
If you are resident in Ireland and are accessing this page from Ireland you will see only Bookies offers that are available in Ireland, if you are accessing from outside the Republic of Ireland you will see what is available from that location.
Ensure you read the full terms and conditions of any free bet offers for Ireland based customers and ensure you have used a link from this page or any of our other bookies offers pages, to get the advertised free bets and avoid any nasty surprises. Once you have opened a new account with a bookmaker from outside these pages, you will not be able to take advantage of the advertised offers