Sportsbook: Free Bet FAQ
How do I know if I've qualified for a free bet?
To see whether you currently have any free bets available - simply click on "My Bonuses" at the top left of the betfair.com/sport website page - or by pressing on the cash balance display at the top of the Sportsbook mobile app, and then navigating to "My Bonuses" in the "My Account" list.
This page will show you which free bets you've qualified for, details of what you can use your free bets on, and the expiry date. The page will also list free bets you've used and any that have expired.
How do I earn free bets?
Take part in a promotion (Double Odds Goal Scorer/Enhanced Price New Customer Offers) where you are given the opportunity to earn a free bet if you meet the terms of the promotion (minimum stakes may apply and vary by promotion) on the defined event or market. You will find details of qualifying events/markets and qualifying stakes via either on-site content, email, SMS or push notification.
Are there any turnover requirements for free bets?
There are no turnover requirements for free bets, any bonus which has turnover requirements will be shown within the Sportsbook bonus section of My Account under the heading of ‘Bonuses with Turnover Requirements’.
When will I receive a free bet?
Once the event is settled and your qualification for a refund is confirmed you should receive your free bets within the timeframe stipulated in the terms of the promotion. In the case of free matched bets, once you place the qualifying bet, you will immediately (unless specified otherwise, in some cases free bets will be granted at a later date) and automatically be credited with a free (Fixed Odds) bet to use on a specified event, the free bet amount will vary depending on the promotion but will be detailed via either on-site content, email, SMS or push notification. Free bets details will be available in the My Bonuses tab on the betfair.com/sport page.
What products can I use my free bets on?
Each product (Sportsbook/Exchange/Casino/Poker etc.) has their own unique bonus balance. This balance can only be used within the given product and will be shown in the top right hand corner when on the tab for the relevant product. For example the ‘Sports Bonus’ will display only when on the Sportsbook tab.
How do I use my free bets?
To use your free bets, add a selection to your betslip that meets the terms and conditions of the offer. Free bets can only be used on selections with odds of 1/5 (1.2) or greater.
You can then select to use free bets by toggling on the ‘use available bonus’ slider in the betslip before placing your bet as you normally would in order to use the free bets on that bet. The free bets will always be used first before taking any remaining stake from your main balance.
If your bet wins, your profit will be transferred into your main wallet. The original 'free bet' stake is not returned to you.
To see our helpful walkthrough for using free bets, take a look here.
- Free bets can only be used for non-Exchange sports bets. EXCHANGE BETS EXCLUDED.
- If you make more than one selection in your betslip which would comply with the terms of a free bet, the free bet will be applied to the selection with the longest odds.
- Bets placed with a free bet will not qualify for any promotions.