BetUK Sign Up Offer Guide

  • You get £10 in Free Bets
  • Make a profit of £6 to £7.50
  • Newbies need ~20 minutes

PLUS! Get 10 Free Spins on Starburst slot

Bet UK are a relatively small but upcoming bookmaker with a simple and quick welcome offer of Bet £10 Get £10 (since October 2019). We also get 10 free spins on the Starburst slot, where any winnings will go straight to our cash balance.

How to Register & Deposit

If you haven’t already the first thing you need to do is get a Betfair Exchange account. Follow our button below to get their special £20 Risk Free Bet offer for new customers. Once registered you ideally need to deposit £50 or more.

#WDPHotTip on Depositing at a Bookie

Remember our tip from the SkyBet Offer – to look like a good customer and increase your chances of receiving extra email promotions, we highly recommend depositing a higher amount than the minimum £10 needed to place your initial qualifying bet. If you can deposit £15-£20.

Also remember…

  • During registration always tick the box to receive regular promotions via email or text.
  • Always do your first deposit using a debit card (credit cards may incur a £3 fee). 

Now you’re ready to sign up to BetUK. Follow our button below as you will be taken to BetUK safely via a sports website and also get their special welcome offer for £10 in free bets. Deposit at least £10 but £15 or more if you can.

STEP 1: Finding your Qualifying Bet

i) Switch to Decimal Odds Format

You can switch to decimal odds format on BetUK in the top right-hand corner of their website


ii) Choose a popular league or cup

Examples include the Premier League, La Liga, Champions League, Euro 2020 etc.

To make life simpler for you we often provide lists of good Qualifying Bets to do in our Potential Bet Selections blog

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iii) Select teams which have odds above the minimum odds of 1.50

For this first qualifying bet, we recommend selecting a team to bet on at BetUK with odds between 1.50 and 2.50. This is to keep your liability (balance needed in Betfair) low.

For clarity, if you select a team with odds of 1.3 (which is below the minimum odds), and place this bet, BetUK will not then grant you your free bet. 

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iv) Check the Betfair Exchange lay odds and choose the team which have the closest lay odds to the odds at BetUK

#WDPHotTip Remember, lay odds at Betfair are in the PINK BOXES

Ideally you need a maximum 10% (or around 0.2) increment between the back odds at BetUK and the lay odds at Betfair.

As an example, if the team you select at BetUK have odds of 2.5, your Betfair lay odds should not be higher than 2.7. This is to make sure your Qualifying Loss is as small as possible.

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STEP 2: Calculate the Lay Bet Amount

Using the Qualifying Bet Calculator

#WDPHotTip on Qualifying Bets

Remember our tip from the Sky Bet Offer – for welcome offer Qualifying Bets try to bet more than the minimum amount required.

You will now need to enter:

  1. Your stake amount at the bookmaker (minimum is £10 but we recommend do a £15 bet or more if you can to appear as a good customer from the start)
  2. Your back odds at the bookmaker (must be minimum of 1.50)
  3. The pink box lay odds from Betfair

The calculator then works out your lay stake amount.

This is the amount you will use at Betfair for your against bet.


> At this point you must always check the liability amount on your calculator. In our example here it is £19.63. Your balance in Betfair must be the same or larger than the liability amount. If your Betfair balance is less than the liability, you can not do your Qualifying bet until you top up your Betfair balance first.

> It’s also a good idea to check the liquidity available in Betfair is greater than your lay stake amount (the liquidity is the number in £ that is under your lay odds in the pink box) . Ideally your liquidity should be at least double your lay stake amount.


In our example the liquidity is £77 which is at least twice our lay stake of £14.87, so we are good to go ahead.

STEP 3: Placing your bets

The matched betting rule is to always put your bookmaker bet through first. So place your bet at BetUK.

As soon as your BetUK bet has been placed and confirmed, you must now use your lay stake (as shown in your calculator) to place your against bet at Betfair.

At Betfair, just click the correct pink box lay odds, write the lay stake amount in your betslip, then click Place Bet and Confirm Bet.

STEP 4: Profiting from your Free Bet

Within 24 hours of your Qualifying Bet settling (the game finishing) you will receive your £10 free bet. You will need to accept the free bet via a pop-up.

BetUK state after accepting the free bet it can take 10 minutes or so before it shows in your betslip. The free bet has a 7 day expiry. 

i) Choose a bet to do with higher odds to make a larger profit

We need to find a bet with higher odds in order to extract a larger profit from the free bet.

We have created a table for you below to see what amount of liability you will need in Betfair to obtain certain profits from the £10 free bet.

(Balance needed in Betfair)

To help you out, we also talk about the best matches to place your free bets on in our weekly Potential Bet Selections Blog.

ii) Open the Profit Bet Calculator

Enter your free bet stake, with your back odds from BetUK and lay odds from Betfair.

The calculator will work out the lay stake amount you need to use at Betfair to make your profit. Here’s an example of what your calculator will look like:



Before placing your free bet, remember to do your two important checks: 

Betfair balance is greater than the liability in the calculator

Liquidity at Betfair (numbers in £ under odds in pink box) is greater than your stake amount

iii) Select to use your free bets in the bet slip

#WDPHotTip: It’s good practice to double check everything before placing your bets. 

As you know, you will make your profit using the free bet provided by BetUK, so don’t forget to select to use the Free Bet in your bet slip before placing your bet at BetUK.

Once the free bet is confirmed at BetUK, then you can lay the bet off at Betfair using the lay stake worked out by your Profit Bet Calculator.

STEP 5: Don't forget your 10 free spins

After your first deposit you will be eligible to receive 10 free spins to use on the Starburst Slot. To claim the free spins go to the ‘Promotions’ page and ‘opt-in’ to receive the bonus. These spins have a 3 day expiry. 

Go to the Casino section and open the Starburst Slot. You should see your 10 free spins available to play. Play these 10 free spins only (stop when they are finished). 

Any winnings from these free spins will go to your cash balance. (There are no wagering requirements and winnings will be available to withdraw). 


Congratulations you’ve completed your second matched betting offer! That’s another quick £7 and hopefully more if you were lucky and got a decent win on the Starburst slot (it can and does happen!)

Track your profits in your spreadsheet, and let’s get cracking with the next offer…

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