Betting offers are something that is worth taking the time to fully understand because they can be exploited as a tool to increase profits. However, not all betting offers are created equally, with some containing some level of risk still and others not. The best betting offers UK can be found below.
Welcome bonuses are the ideal place to start because this is what is offered when signing up to a betting site. Most bookies have them, and if they’re not called a welcome bonus then they’re typically called “sign up offers”. Usually, this means that when you deposit money, the betting company will give you cash as a reward. So, “We will match your deposit up to £100”, for example.
In reality, there are tons of welcome bonuses. Some may simply be refunding your losses, free bets, enhanced odds, and many more that we will cover in detail below.
Many bettors look at these welcome bonuses as if they’re the be-all and end-all of which company they will pick to sign up to. However, a company that will provide smaller welcome bonuses but better ongoing offers (i.e. via email newsletters) will likely be the better option. A common one is to hand out free bets every now and then to either loyal customers or to entice customers back on the platform.
Free bets are a beautiful thing. Whilst some will require wagering or deposit requirements in order for them to be activated, a stake not returned (SNR) free bet is essentially a free £x amount bet in which you will receive the winnings but not the stake. So, a £10 free bet at 2/1 will return £20, not the usual £30 which includes the stake back.
Accumulator Bonus and Enhanced Odds
An accumulator is when you bet on multiple outcomes of different events and they must all win in order for your bet to win – the odds are multiplied together, making it a quick way to get huge odds. An acca boost will give your winnings a % boost, and the % will be higher than more folds (outcomes) that you have bet on. There are also accumulator bonuses in which you can still win the bet even if one of the bets within it lets you down.
Best Odds Guaranteed
Best Odds Guaranteed, which refers usually to horse racing and sometimes greyhounds, is a way to cover you in the event that the odds fluctuate since placing the bet. Basically, when you place the bet, you’re locking in those odds as per usual. However, if the odds are more preferential the moment the race gets underway, you will be upgraded to these better odds. This means you no longer have to worry about timing your bet, because odds frequently do change in this market.
Cash Bonus and Refunded Losses
A cash bonus is commonly used for welcome bonuses, which is where you receive £X amount because you have signed up or deposited. However, check the T&Cs, because many cash bonuses will have wagering requirements. This means you cannot simply withdraw the bonus cash right away, and instead must bet, say, x10 its value on bets over a minimum amount of odds in order to make it withdrawable.
Refunded losses are exactly how it sounds – you get your money back if you lose your bet. Again, this is commonly used for new sign-ups to have a risk-free bet, but it’s worth reading whether the refunded cash will have wagering requirements too.