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A guide to No Deposit Free Bets

THE battle lines have been drawn by bookmakers who are constantly clamouring for a slice of the online betting market. The intense competition between layers means there are so many good deals for punters. And the offers and giveaways get better as the rivalry deepens.

Normally when layers offer punters a free bet it is dependent on them placing a deposit in their new account i.e a bookie will offer a matching bet. But, on occasions, bookies are extra generous and offer a free bet no deposit.

Basically, bettors will receive a free bet without having to deposit money into their account. It sounds too good to be true but, as long as you check the smallprint to ensure there is no catch, then No Deposit Free Bets are bona fide carrots being dangled.

How do they work

Normally, with a no deposit free bet, punters receive a sum of Bonus Money to use in the relevant bookie’s website. Most bookmakers offer a No Deposit Free Bet to try to attract new clients to sign up for an account in the hope that they will go on to make their first deposit and continue to use their betting website.

Opting for a No Deposit Free Bet bonus over a more common matching free bet bonus is fairly straightforward and it allows punters to become familiar with a particular online bookmaker without risking any their own money.

One early example came when SkyBet offered both new and existing customers a free bet of up to £10 on Cheltenham Gold Cup day a few years ago. Since then layers have increasingly focused on No Deposit Free Bets as a way of attracting new customers.

Cash in your chips

These days, it is noticeable that No Deposit Free Bets are being used less frequently in sports betting offers. Instead, betting firms are using the No Deposit offers in relation to their casino and gaming business.

For example Paddy Power Casino is currently offering £5 free with no deposit. Equally, new 32Red customers can receive a £10 no deposit bet to use on any of its casino games. Punters get the free £10 as soon as they’ve filled in the registration form.

Sky Casino punters can enjoy a £20 no deposit bonus when they sign up for an account. All they have to do is register an account and then start playing free casino.

It allows bettors the opportunity to sample the casino games without the need to spend any money.

Be lucky!