Whilst the minimum deposit at most betting sites is £5, you can often get a bigger welcome bonus by depositing a little bit more. Below you find a list of betting sites that offer free bet packages on a £10 initial deposit. These vary in value but we’ve seen promotions as high as £60 or even more on a £10 deposit.
Often these offers include multiple elements and are made up of a combination of free bets, casino bonuses and free spins. Although you do get straight “free bet only” offers as well if you want to stick to sports (for a full list of combined sports and casino bonuses see our casino free bets page).
See also: We also have a list of five pound minimum deposit free bets that is well worth checking out, including multiple bet £5 get £20/£30 offers.
Free Bets on a £10 Minimum Deposit
At 888Sport there's £40 in bonuses up for grabs when you bet £10. The bonus is split into £30 worth of free bets plus a £10 casino bonus. Minimum odds to qualify are nice and low as well at 1/2, giving you plenty of options.
Betfred's welcome offer is one of the most generous in the "bet 10" category. Simply betting a tenner at odds of evens or more will trigger a total of £40 in bonuses which are given as a combination of free bets and free spins.
As these tend to be the more generous offers, they’re often focused around the bigger sporting events (although rather ironically as it’s the biggest race in the UK, never at the Grand National), particularly major tournaments such as the World Cup or Euros. We also often see ‘bet through the card’ promotions around major race meetings such as Cheltenham and Royal Ascot.
How Do These Offers Work?
Generally speaking there’s not a huge number of hoops to jump through for these kinds of welcome bonus, and in many ways they’re very similar to the bet £5 offers that we list on our other page. You will often find a few differences though and often the larger £10 deposit bonuses will include multiple parts, often spanning multiple products.
Looking at a fictional example, you might find that there’s an offer for £40 on your £10 deposit where the bonus is split into two x £10 free bets, one £10 casino bonus and one £10 totepool bet:
- Deposit £10 at evens or more
- Receive 2 x £10 free bets
- Also receive 1 x £10 casino bonus
- Plus 1 x £10 totepool bet
The only thing that makes these offers slightly more complicated is that each individual part might have different terms. Using our example, your bonus terms might be something like this:
- £10 Free Bets – Can be placed on any market at odds of 1/2 or more. Stake not returned.
- £10 Casino Bonus – For any game but comes with a 40x wagering requirement before any winnings are converted to cash.
- £10 Totepool bet – Specific £10 pools bet to be used on the Placepot or Tote Jackpot pools.
You may also find that some parts are released at different times. For example, we’ve seen promotions where a £10 deposit gets you £40 in free bets spread over four weeks (ie: one £10 free bet per week). Or where the bets operate as a chain where the settlement of one bet triggers the next one. There are also specific event time related offers which we’ll go over in the next section.
We’re not trying to put you off here, but it’s important to realise that the different parts will likely have different rules and it’s wise to make sure you know what you’re claiming before you start placing your bets. For the most part the offers should be easy to understand with the key terms clearly spelled out. If in doubt, the bookies customer support should be on hand to help.
Special Types of £10 Bonus
In addition to the multi-part bonuses discussed above, we’ve also notice a number of offers that award free bets based on a specific trigger such as a chosen player scoring a goal, or all races on a day of a race meeting. The most common ones we’ve found are:
Bet Through the Card
This is a very popular offer that will almost certainly pop up by a bookie or two around Cheltenham and possible other meetings (Glorious Goodwood, Royal Ascot and so on..). The way they work is quite simple, you place a £10 bet on the first race of the day and you receive a free bet for every other race on the card that day. The free bets are normally either £5 or £10 in value, depending on the generosity of the specific bookie.
Using the first day of the Cheltenham Festival as an example, you might find something like this:
- 13:30 Supreme Novices’ Hurdle – Place your qualifying £10 bet on any horse
- 14:10 Arkle Challenge Trophy – Get a £5 free bet
- 14:50 Ultima Handicap Chase – Get a £5 free bet
- 15:30 The Champion Hurdle – Get a £5 free bet
- 16:10 Close Brothers Mares’ Hurdle – Get a £5 free bet
- 16:50 Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle – Get a £5 free bet
- 17:30 National Hunt Chase – Get a £5 free bet
The total value of the free bets is fixed, and in this example your initial £10 wager has resulted in £30 in free bets (6 x £5 free bets).
There are a couple of important things to note with this offer. First, only the first race in the card is eligible, so if you miss it you’ll probably want to save the offer for the next days racing. Second, the free bets are only valid for their specific race and can’t be moved or combined – so if you forget to place one of the bets you’ll just lose it.
These are fun little offers that are particularly useful if you were already planning on following all of the races in a meeting.
Goal/Match Related Free Bets
This is another common offer, but this time for football. It’s normally found before the start of a major tournament but you also often get similar offers before the start of the Premier League.
The way these offers work is a little different because you don’t know how many free bets you’ll get. Instead, here your free bets are linked to something happening such as a player scoring a goal or a team winning a match. The two main versions that appear most frequently are:
- Top Goalscorer – Place a bet on a player to be the top goalscorer in the league or cup and get a free bet each time they score.
- Outright Winner – Back any team to win the league/cup and get a free bet for every match they win.
There’s obviously a fair degree of strategy to these bets as you’re going to want to pick a player or team who have a good change of racking up the goals or wins. Or, to put it another way, you don’t want to be using these offers on your 5,000 to 1 long shot Leicester to win the Premier League type bets.
One interesting thing about these promotions is that they aren’t always sign up bonuses. Often bookies run this kind of offer for their existing customers as well, although at a lower rate. So an existing customer might be seeing a £1 free bet for each goal scored whilst a new customer offer could be nearer £5.
The third type of deal we regularly see on a £10 deposit are enhanced odds offers. These take a normal bet and supercharge the odds. You’ll most commonly find them on popular and lower odds as the bookies want to entice you into betting.
Example could includes things such as:
- 5/1 Arsenal to beat Chelsea
- 25/1 Tiger Roll to Win the Grand National
- 2/1 Any Team to Score in the First Round of the World Cup
With these kinds of offer you normally get paid out at the regular odds in cash, with the additional winnings given in free bets, eg:
- Regular Odds: Evens
- Enhanced Odds: 5/1
Meaning that if your bet won the payout on a £10 bet would be:
- Regular Odds: £10 @ Evens = £10 Cash + £10 stake = £20
- Enhanced Odds: £10 @ 4/1 = £40 Free Bets
So your £10 wager would return £20 in cash and £40 in free bets.
These kinds of offers were particularly popular a few years ago but have since fallen out of favour a little with the bookies, but you do still find them around major events.
There are normally two kinds of approach taken by the bookie. The first is to take a normal bet with a good chance of both winning or losing and give it larger odds. Such as 4/1 for both teams to score in the Champions League final instead of the normal 10/11.
The other approach is to take a bet that has a very good chance of winning. The most famous example of this was when one bookie offered bets on Brazil to wear yellow at the World Cup, something that was incredibly likely and it was clear that they just wanted punters to win their first bet.
For the £10 deposit bets you’ll find reasonable enhancements – such as evens becoming 6/1 – but you’ll also find much higher odds boosts that take odds on wagers to 25/1 or more. Here the maximum bet tends to be capped at £1 rather than £10.