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Finding the Best Free Sports Match Bets

For punters the sky is the limit, whether you follow one or two sports or in some cases all of them. Finding the right Sportsbook for your personal preferences can seem somewhat overwhelming considering it is one of the biggest online markets out there.

Often there is a gambler’s perception that if you have to make a deposit to get free money then it really isn’t “free” at all. Sure there is a difference between a free bet that doesn’t require a deposit and one that does. But the bottom line is that both technically do offer free moolah.

There are plenty of online Sportbooks that offer lucrative incentives as way to gain you as a customer. It is also to your advantage because you have an extra opportunity to win real money.

What is a Free Match Bet?


This is the most common promotional offer given by Sportsbooks for new players that register an account. Once logged in, make a first deposit and get awarded with the Free Match bet you, the bettor then has an edge to profit.

This is a marketing scheme that has been around since the early inception of online bookmakers. With a bit of luck and smart betting making a decent profit is very possible.

How the Matched Bet Works

After making a deposit most Sportsbooks will require that you bet your deposit first before the Free Bet is awarded. A standard Bonus offer for example will be:

·         Make a real money deposit of $10

·         Place a $10 bet on your deposit

·         Unlock the Free Bet Bonus

·         Make a Free $10 bet

There are three possible outcomes: win, break even or risk losing your small deposit. It is very important to read the Terms and Conditions of the offer. Things to look for include: wagering requirements, restrictions to bet on certain sports, maximum win permitted and withdrawal limits (definitions).

Finding the Right Sportsbook


Do your homework and research the brand. What do the reviews/punters have to say? How well is it rated? Is it a popular well know site?

Before registering an account at any online bookmaker is important to consider the following factors:

Sports – What sports are available to bet on. Is it strictly European or American sports? Make sure you can bet on your favorite teams or sporting events.

Odds – Compare odds because it can vary from one bookmaker to the next. Find the best odds on your favorite sport betting.

Processing Time – How long does it take for your cash-out to be processed. Are there any reports of unnecessary long delays?

Support – How responsive if customer service to answer your queries. Are they helpful, courteous and knowledgeable?

Live Streaming – If you do not have access to the real time sports event does the bookmaker provide it?

Promotions – Does the site offer a Free Match bet. Are their current promotional offers for existing bettors?

Find the best Sportsbook that fits your specific needs. Always take advantage of Free Match Bet offers where there is potential to make a nice profit.