Opening an account with Sportingbet opens a broad spectrum of possibilities and players get to choose between sports events, poker, casino games and even bingo. The unified wallet allows them to conveniently transfer funds from one section to the other and enjoy the entire palette of gambling options. The bookmaker sweetens the deal by offering a £50 free bet to those who are willing to wager at least that much at odds of 1.50 or above.

Players need to make the eligible bet within the first week after opening a real money account, otherwise the opportunity will be lost. The maximum bonus can’t exceed the aforementioned sum, so those who want to bet a bigger amount should not be surprised to see that the free bet will only consist of €50 or currency equivalent. Furthermore, this is a one-time offer and those who place subsequent wagers won’t have them matched or reimbursed if they happen to lose.

Start on the right foot

Those lucky players who happen to win when they place the first wager, will not benefit from this promotion, but they will already have more money in their bank account. This is a win-win situation and new members are encouraged to take slightly bigger chances, because they simply can’t lose. It is just as important to make sure that you use one of the eligible payment methods when depositing money, because Skrill, PaySafe or Neteller have been excluded.

Wagers placed on odds below 1.50 don’t qualify and players need to focus exclusively on the sports betting section, because poker, games and casino are not eligible. In the wake of losing the initial wager, players will have to wait for up to 48 hours to have the free bet credited back to their accounts. The money is refunded in the form of a free bet, which means that they will need to wager it once again and only the profits resulting from this additional bet will belong to them.

Single event bets only

It is not possible to place accumulator bets when trying to play through the free bet as the entire amount needs to be wagered once on a win-single event. While players need to place the bet within seven days after opening an account, they will have a total of 30 days to meet the wagering requirements. After this deadline passes, all unclaimed bonuses and free bets will be forfeited.