How to open an online betting account

Online bookmakers are keen to have your business and generally make it very easy and convenient to register for an account and to deposit money into your account.

Remember that all the online bookmakers recommended at best free bets have a very high reputation and you can expect safe, secure transactions, top quality customer service and prompt, hassle free payment.

You may feel safer opening an account with a bookmaker you already know and in the UK all the long-established high street bookmakers offer online betting facilities.

If you have read the section How to choose a bookmaker and you are ready to get started with an online account, it will only take a minute or two before you are able to start laying claim to your free bets or welcome offer.

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Most of the bookmaker links at best free bets will take you to a specially designed ‘landing page’ with easy to follow steps to registration and details of the free bet offer and any free bet code you need to use.

In some cases best free bets links you to the bookmaker’s home page. It is still easy to register – just look for the JOIN NOW or REGISTER button (normally towards the top right of the home page).

There is no need to be concerned if you don’t link to one of the special ‘landing pages’, once you click the JOIN NOW link on the bookmaker's home page, the registration process is the same. You’ll be required to complete a simple registration form in the same way as when registering with an online shopping site.

Be prepared to make a deposit when you register. Not all online betting sites require you to make an immediate deposit but it may be necessary under the terms to claim your free bets.

Find out more information in best free bets’ Betting Guide

How to get the best free bets

How to choose a bookmaker

Bet types explained

Betting terminology (A-Z)


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