So back to the beginning- what are the free bets and why they are such a common practice amongst almost all of the online bookmakers? Free bets are basically money, given from the house to the punter so that he/she can try their services/and hopefully to make some money as well/ , without risking a dime from his hard earned cash, although almost all of them do require to make a qualifying bet before being credited with a free bet/. In current times the expansion or even the invasion we should say of all kinds of betting sites online makes it one of the fastest growing/and most profitable/ industries on the web. As you may presume the competition between the gambling sites is so huge that some of them just do not manage to survive long. So the bookmakers use many different marketing tactics to entice you to their premises, and hopefully keep you their active for as long as they can. And here come all different kinds of free bets and welcome bonuses, as one of the most applied and successful marketing strategies to make a customer out of you and as it is proven this thing obviously works good. So in fact you can sign-up with 100 bookmakers online and just presuming the average size of a free bet is say 25 pounds you can distract 2 500 ponds from the bookies.
But particularly for us the greatest value of signing-up because of the free bet lies in a completely different dimension rather than just trying to collect as much money as possible and stop betting. For us this is a perfect way to evaluate a Sportsbook as a whole and learn a lot about the company just by making a couple of bets. And by trying enough of them you can at the end make the right choice which ones are the best and which ones are worth investing in.
So first things first-by signing-up with a bookmaker you get to find out straight away what are the available deposit methods and are they suitable for you.
Once signed-in and having deposited a little money into your account you can get a good feel about their web-site and how it functions overall. You also get to know what kinds of sports you can bet on, what types of bets you can make with them and most importantly- what their odds are. You can have a look for as long as you want at what odds they offer for the different kinds of events you can bet on, compare them with the other bookies, using some of the many existing odds-comparison sites on the net and finally get a good grasp of what value of your bets you receive from betting wit a particular sportsbook. And is it worth putting them in your ”The best ones” list. Because at the end of the day it is your own money on the line, especially if you want to be a successful long-term bettor.
And at last, but not the least, you can evaluate their customer support. Because almost all of the free bets you will take advantage of will require at least a bit of communication between you and their customer support team. The more options you have to get in touch with them/e-mail, live- chat, telephone, request tickets and so on/, the better. So apart from all the other things you will already know about the bookie, now you will have the chance to learn about how they treat their customers directly.
And at the end if you have any funds in your account after placing the qualifying and the free bet, and want to withdraw them, it goes without saying that you will find out what your withdrawal options are and do they suit you/although pretty much all of them will only allow you to withdraw funds via the same method you have used to deposit- all this as a part of their anti money-laundering policy/.
So you see how much knowledge you will have the chance to store in your Sportsbook database only by taking an advantage from a free bet or other kind of a welcome bonus. And as it was mentioned earlier if you are serious about betting, all this information could make the difference between being a loser or being a winner from your sport-betting activity, just by picking the right bookmaker.
And for those of you, who do not take their betting very seriously and can be classified as social gamblers, by taking a free bet offer you can have a great fun, because it is actually a real fun betting and knowing full well at the same time that you will not lose a dime if you are not right with your prediction about the outcome of the next match of your favourite football team for example.
So all in all- good luck in your journey finding the best Sportsbook for you, make some cash if you can and do not forget- betting is meant to be fun as well.