This week's top bookmakers' bonus offers: Bet365, 888 Sports, Bet Victor and More!
By Martin Green09 October 2018
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The NFL season is in full swing and each division is delicately poised as we head into week six. The Kansas City Chiefs will bid to extend their 100% start to the season when they visit New England at the weekend, while Super Bowl favourites LA Rams are away at Denver to face the Broncos. The popularity of American football is soaring across the UK and continental Europe, and it is an important part of bookmakers’ arsenals. Sky Bet is offering £20 in free bets when you wager £5 on the NFL in order to further boost the sport’s appeal. You place your £5 qualifying bet and you are then rewarded with four free £5 betting tokens to play around with.

Betfred will give you your money back if your horse is beaten by half a length or less at some UK horse racing meetings. So when you see your selection locked in a brutal struggle with a rival on the home straight at least you know you will get your money back if it loses. This is arguably more helpful on shorter sprints, but even in long-distance stayers’ contests the winner often nicks it by less than half a length, so it is a strong insurance policy.

888 Sport is giving away £40 in free bets when you open a new account and wager £10. The bookmaker usually gives away a generous £30 in free bets when you deposit £10 into a new account and wager it on any market where the odds are just 1/2 (1.50) or above. But it is now throwing in an additional £10 free bet to be used on Premiership football, taking it up to £40 in free bet tokens, a 400% bonus. That is well above the industry average, so it is worth checking out.

Bet Victor is also in a generous mood as it has ramped up the amount of free bets it is giving away in its flagship promotion. Now Bet Victor will give you £60 in free bets when you bet just £10. To qualify you have to stake your £10 deposit on a market where the odds are evens (2.0) or above, which is pretty much the industry standard. Then it will give you five free betting tokens each worth £10, plus a £10 casino bonus thrown in for good measure. However, there are stipulations as to what you can use your free bets on. You must use £10 on football and £10 on virtual sports, while £10 must go on an acca with three selections or more and £10 must go on an acca with five selections or more. Those accas can cover any sport, and the final £10 can be used on any market and on any sport.

Bet365’s bonus arguably remains the most attractive on the market. Bet365 is giving away £100 in free bets for any new customers to its site. If you deposit anything from £5 up to £100 into a new account, Bet365 will match it. You must play the free bets on markets where the odds are 1/5 or greater, and that covers the vast majority of bets available to you. The bonus is just 100%, but it goes to £100, and you are not caught up in a range of stipulations.