UK Betting Sites

Introduction

It doesn’t have to be the peak of the football or horse racing season to visit your favourite bookmaker and fill a few holes in your house budget; online bookies nowadays will offer an array of betting opportunities on sporting events all year long, but only the top-notch ones will be the first to give preliminary (and the most favourable) odds. UK bookmakers are widely recognized for their versatile platform, great promotional terms, fast withdrawals, and best odds, especially when you know exactly where to look.

Characteristics of UK Bookies

Some of the highest ranked UK bookmakers offer restricted access to those outside the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. Sports gambling aficionados who do not reside within these territories will not be able to register an account or, in some cases, even load the site.

Players eligible to use UK bookies’ services will (almost without an exception) be met with a welcome bonus, available to new members who complete the registration process and submit their first deposit. It would be very difficult to find an online bookmaker that does not offer some sort of incentive, especially among sports gambling sites with the UK domain. Bonuses on UK sites can range from no-deposit bonus cash to deposit matches, reloads, cashbacks, profit boosts, cash pots, free bets, penalty paybacks, etc…

In most cases – especially with recently launched sites – no downloads will be required, and the players will be able to access their bookmakers directly from the browsers. Sports mobile apps are fairly common (offered on the site, Apple or Google store), and your betting history, latest odds, results or customer support will be at your disposal at all times.

List of Established and New UK Betting Sites

*Unfortunately, ComeOn Sports is no longer accessible in the United Kingdom, but we recommend the list of bookmakers below instead or visit www.ukbookmakers.info.

Bet365
Licensed: UK, Malta
Bet Credits up to £100
Key Terms :
New Customers only. Up to £100* in Bet Credits. Sign up, deposit £5* or more to your account and bet365 will match your qualifying deposit in Bet Credits when you place qualifying bets to the same value and they are settled. Min odds/bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. T&Cs, time limits & exclusions apply.
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Rating
9
LeoVegas
Licensed: UK, Malta
100% up to £100
Key Terms :
New customers only. Deposit £10 min and claim in ‘my offers' 1x100% mobile in-play profit boost. Max stake £10. Max extra winnings £100. Valid for 30 days. Skrill/Neteller deposits do not qualify. 18+, Full T&Cs apply, www.begambleaware.org
Rating
9
10Bet
Licensed: UK, Malta
50% up to £100 Bonus
Key Terms :
New Customers; Min. deposit £20 (no Skrill/Neteller); Bonus = 50% of deposit up to €100; 6x deposit and bonus turnover (min. odds 1.60 on singles and 1.40 per selection on combo bets), in 30 days, for bonus release; Each bet contributes max. 50% of bonus for turnover; Some bet types don’t contribute to turnover; Withdrawal before turnover results in bonus cancellation; Terms apply, 18+;
Rating
9.1
MansionBet
Licensed: UK
Bet £10 Get £20
Key Terms :
18+, New customers only, Min deposit £10 (UK debit cards only), Bet £10 at odds of evens (2.0) or greater, Multiple bets with cumulative odds of evens (2.0) count, each leg must have odds of 1/5 (1.2) to be eligible. Each way bets are eligible for this promotion. Upon qualifying bet settlement, 1 x £5.00 Free Bet will be credited to your account. Once the first £5.00 Free Bet has been used a further 3 x £5.00 Free Bets will be applied to your account. Free bet stake not returned after bet settlement. Valid for 7 days, each Free Bet must be used in its entirety. T&C's Apply.
Rating
9.2
GentingBet
Licensed: UK
£10 First Bet Insurance
Key Terms :
New Customers. First settled bet £/€10+ (£/€10 E/W+) at odds 2.0+ qualifies. If first settled bet loses, free bet credited within 24 hours of bet settlement, use within 7 days, Stake not returned. Full T&Cs Apply.
Rating
9
Mr Play
Licensed: UK, Malta
£10 Free Bet
Key Terms :
This offer is for new customers only and is available once per household. Offer valid only to customers making a first deposit of £10 or more and make a qualifying bet.
Rating
9.3
LV BET
Licensed: UK, Malta
£50 Betting Bonus
Key Terms :
This Bonus will expire 30 days after activating it, any winnings from the bonus money will be deducted when the bonus is removed. A minimum deposit of £10 or currency equivalent has to be deposited to activate the bonus. You must wager the bonus money 5 times before any withdrawal can be made.
Rating
9.2
Unibet
Licensed: UK
£40 Betting Bonus
Key Terms :
Minimum deposit is £10. Opt-in to the bonus during registration and make a first-time deposit of at least £10 (£9.70 via the Paysafe payment method). Place a sportsbook bet (except Racing) of £20+ or more at odds 3/5 (1.60) and once your bet is settled you will receive £40 in free bets + a £20 Casino Bonus (Casino Bonus Wagering: x35) Further Terms and Conditions Apply. 18+. New Customers Only. BeGambleAware.org
Rating
9.1
NoviBet
Licensed: UK
£25 Betting Bonus
Key Terms :
18+ | General Promotions Terms Apply | New UK customers only | min bet £10 | match max £25 free bet | Min of 3 selections in accumulator | min odds per selection 7/10 (1.70) | Free bet stake not returned | Certain Markets/sports/payment methods restrictions apply | Qualifying bet must be made within 30 days | Free bet valid for 30 days.
Rating
9.2
SportPesa
Licensed: UK
Bet £10 Get £10
Key Terms :
vailable to NEW players only | Min. Stake £10 | Horse Racing bets excluded | Bonus Token applies to first settled bet only | Bonus Token applies to losing bets only | Max Bonus £10 | Bonus Token valid for 5 days | Bonus Token not applicable on Horse Racing | No E-Wallets | 18+ | BeGambleAware.org | T&Cs Apply
Rating
9
SportNation
Licensed: UK, Ireland
Sports Deposit Bonus 50% up to £125
Key Terms :
Valid for new UK customers who have registered from 31/03/2020. Deposit using code SNWEL125. Valid once per customer. Bonus expires after 90 days. 6x turnover at 1.7 minimum odds before withdrawal. Max contribution to turnover requirements per bet is £100.
Rating
9.3
RedZoneSports
Licensed: UK
Key Terms :
18+ | General Promotions Terms Apply | BeGambleAware.org
Rating
9.2
Royal Panda Sports
Licensed: UK, Malta
Key Terms :
18+ | General Promotions Terms Apply | BeGambleAware.org
Rating
8.7
Ladbrokes
Licensed: UK, Gibraltar
£20 Betting Bonus
Key Terms :
18+ New UK+IRE customers. Paypal and certain deposit types and bet types excluded. Min £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4 x £5 free bets. Free bets valid for 7 days on sports, stake not returned, restrictions apply.
Rating
9.2
Coral
Licensed: UK, Gibraltar
£20 Betting Bonus
Key Terms :
18+ Eligible UK+IRE players. Paypal & some deposit & bet types excl. Min first £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4x £5 free bets. Free bets valid for 7 days, stake not returned. No cashout, restrictions.
Rating
9.1
EnergyBet
Licensed: UK, Malta
£50 Betting Bonus
Key Terms :
18+ | General Promotions Terms Apply | BeGambleAware.org
Rating
9
RedBet
Licensed: UK, Malta
Up to £100 in Bonuses
Key Terms :
18+. Minimum deposit £10. Only real money wagering with minimum 1.8 odds qualifies for the promotion. Bonus bet stake is not included in any winnings and winnings are paid in cash. Bonus bets are valid for 7 days and cannot be split. This offer is valid only for the first 30 days after creation of your gaming account.
Rating
8.9
TonyBet
Licensed: UK, Malta
100% up to £/€200 Welcome Bonus
Key Terms :
Make a deposit and enter bonus code TONY200. Available to new players who made the first deposit. All players must be 18+ years old. For players who registered on TonyBet on or after 12/10/2018. Deposit 10 times on betting markets with odds of at least 1.65 within 30 days. If the wagering requirements of activated bonus are not met within 5 days, this bonus will be automatically cancelled. This offer is valid until the 1st of March 2019, 11:59 pm GMT +2.
Rating
8.7
Sportingbet
Licensed: UK, Gibraltar
£10 Backup Bet
Key Terms :
Min deposit £10, Max stake £10, Min Odds 1/1 (2.0); Max free bet £10; New players only; +18
Rating
8.5
888sport
Licensed: UK, Gibraltar
Bet £10 Get £30 in free bets + 10 casino bonus
Key Terms :
New UK players only. Minimum deposit of £10 using deposit code 30F - A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 placed on any sports market - Minimum odds of 1/2 (1.5) - Free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days - Free bet stakes not included in returns - Casino Bonus must be claimed within 7 days • To withdraw bonus/related wins, wager bonus amount x40 within 14 days • Wagering req. vary by game • Withdrawal restrictions and Full T&C’s apply
Rating
8.9
Mobilebet
Licensed: Malta, Curacao
200% deposit bonus
Key Terms :
Deposit €10 and bet with €30. You must wager 5x (your deposit + bonus amount) to fulfil the requirements of this bonus. Offer valid for new customers who registered starting 21/05/14 CET.
Rating
8.8
Grosvenor
Licensed: UK
Bet £10 Get £30
Key Terms :
New online account offer for Grosvenor Casino members. Must sign up with club membership card number. Min stake £10. Min odds 1/2.
Rating
9
32Red
Licensed: UK, Gibraltar
100% Profit Boost
Key Terms :
The minimum odds available for profit boost is Evs. The maximum profit boost that will be credited is £100. This offer is only available to UK and Ireland registered customers. Customers who deposit via Skrill or Neteller do not qualify for this offer.
Rating
9.1
Mr Green
Licensed: UK, Malta
Bet £10 Get £10 Free Acca Bet
Key Terms :
New players only. Qualifying bet(s) must have minimum odds of 3/1 and must be settled before triggering free bet. Free Bet must be used on an accumulator with 3 or more selections. 18+. begambleaware.org.
Rating
8.9
Karamba
Licensed: UK, Malta
£10 Free Bet
Key Terms :
This offer is for new customers only and is available once per household. Max. Free Bet amount £10. Minimum Deposit and wagering on sport to activate the Free Bet is £10.
Rating
9.2
Rizk
Licensed: Malta, UK
Welcome Offer – €10 Rizk Free Bet
Key Terms :
Deposit €20 and get a €10 Rizk Free Bet on any event offered in the Sportsbook.
Rating
9

Licenses

The majority of UK bookmakers is regulated by the UK Gambling Commission although multiple licences are not uncommon, each covering a different area of gambling. Apart from UKGC, MGA (Malta Gaming Authority) and Gibraltar Gambling licences, the bookmakers available to the players outside the UK territory also hold Alderney Gambling Control Commission licence.

Betting Markets

Betting markets available on UK online bookmakers are not limited to sporting events within the country’s borders nor are they relevant solely to the national teams – bookies can host thousands of markets every day and the number of markets varies. Premier League, English Championship, European Champions Cup, Australian Open, and NFL Playoffs are among the busiest markets, followed by NBA, UFC, UK politics…

A single betting market consists of a specific type of bets, which means that a sports event can have multiple markets, each for a different betting category.

For example, selecting the English Premier League section will list all the matches according to the date and each of the matches will have separate markets, relating to the match result, number of goals, players with the highest number of scored goals, etc. High profile matches are likely to have more markets and vice versa.

Bonuses and Promotions

Welcome offers attached to the sports betting can either be unlocked on sign-up, after placing your first deposit or submitting the first wager. Some bookies awards bonus cash on specific sports only (regardless of the market), while others will match the deposit or the first bet by a certain percentage that can be used for new bets.

Another way to boost your cashier and earn some extra betting money is to refer the bookie to your friends or opt-in for one of many ongoing raffles with cash pools (usually launched at the start of an important tournament (Australian Open or Wimbledon).

Deposits and Withdrawals

UK bookmakers accept cards (debit/credit Visa, Maestro, MasterCard, prepaid Paysafecard…), e-wallets (PayPal, Skrill, Neteller…), Apple Pay, and bank transfers as payment methods, however, some bookies will also accept Pay by Phone or cash deposits that the user can make in one of their official shops. The minimum/maximum deposit or withdrawal amounts are predetermined by the operator and the payout speed will depend on the selected method – 0-24 hours for e-wallets or up to 7 business days for card withdrawals.

Recommended Payment Options

Great Britain Pound Sterling and Euros are the preferred currencies, however, there are bookmakers that will only accept deposits in GBP. The choice of currency will, of course, depend on your own preferences, whereas the choice of method can be dictated by multiple factors, such as speed, safety, or discretion. To avoid unnecessary complications or unprocessed transactions, using GBP as your standard deposit currency is recommended.

Fractional and Other Types of Odds

The odds can be displayed as decimals or fractions, as selected by the site visitor.

UK punters prefer to see the potential profit represented through fractional odds – placing the bet with 5/1 odds, means that you will win £5 on every £1 wagered.

However, most European players prefer decimals, as it is much easier to instantly calculate the expected winning amount on a specific bet. If the odds for a correct score bet between the two teams are 6.5 on team A to win 1:0, then the player can count on £65 winning on the £10 bet:

6.5 x 10 = £65

American odds are not typically found on UK online bookmakers but should be mentioned for the sake of comparison. Displayed as positive and negative numbers, American odds indicate a sum of money one should bet to win a certain amount.

+120 means that you will win £120 on a £100
-160 means that will £100 if you bet £160