No Deposit Free Bets
The betting sites listed in the table below all offer free bets that do not require you to first make a deposit. Such offers are less frequent than the normal matched bets, but they do come along from time to time. We'll update this table as offers change, so check back often.
Betting Sites With No Deposit Free Bets
As you can see, the number of bookies offering no deposit free bets is rather limited. In fact, the only betting sites which we know have run such a deal, either now or in the past, are Sky Bet and Totesport - and the Totesport offer didn't last very long (although it has popped back up a couple of times for short periods with very little advanced warning).
So why do these sites offer this kind of free bet? Or, are many of you may be thinking - whats the catch? It all comes down to marketing. These sites are so confident that the betting service they offer will turn you into a life long customer, that they're willing to hand over some cash to get you to try it.
One thing that we should point out is that for offers like this you will usually need to register a credit or debit card with them. This is perfectly normal and serves two purposes:
- It proves you're a real new customer, and not someone signing up for their 10th account and free bet.
- It helps stop underage gambling (ie: those under 18) as 16 year olds are less likely to have a credit card. Although debit cards amongst 16 and 17 year olds are on the rise.
Sky's offer has been around for a while and there's been no indication that they're removing it any time soon. However in the online betting world things change very quickly, so a sooner rather than later approach to claiming the no deposit bet is advised.