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Free Sports Betting

Now, it is commonly held that there is no such thing as a free lunch. Fortunately, in some cases there is such a thing as free sports betting. What, you ask? How is this possible? Betting inherently involves money (usually mine) being wagered and (typically) lost. How on earth could this possibly be free?

Well, for most established sports investors, it is true that there aren’t many free sports betting opportunities to be had. However, for both new and established punters the rise of the online betting exchanges and the online casinos presents certain possibilities. The way that new accounts are incentivized at present means that some free sports betting can be found.

Typically what will happen is that when you open a new account, as an incentive to get you to put a set amount on deposit, the sportsbook will offer you a certain amount of ‘free’ sports betting to get you started and comfortable with the site and the system. The bonus for the betting exchange or bookmaking house is that once your money is on deposit, odds are that you are going to spend it rather than withdraw it right back out again. So they want you to have money on account.

These free sports betting opportunities can be missed, however, if all of the fine print isn’t read when you open a new account. Some of the schemes have multiple conditions that must be met before free monies are available for betting. These conditions are not necessarily restrictive for the active sports investor. Usually, they involve putting a set amount of money on deposit and then placing a bet within a fixed time period after opening the account. At times, the bet must be above a set amount to qualify for the full award.

Free sports betting opportunities, while fun for all comers, offer special advantages to arbers. Taking advantage of the additional ‘funds’ available means that an arber can make a profit percentage without being fully hedged across all scenarios. Given the amount of time and effort that goes into being a fully hedged player, this kind of edge can make a big difference in the stress and strain of earning a living through arbitrage. Of course, to prevent this, free sports betting opportunities are typically limited to new account holders and are available only once. Frequently opening and closing new accounts could get you banned, so don’t look a gift horse in the teeth on this one – just read the fine print and claim your one-time bonus.

On our Betting Bonus page we always keep you up-to-date with the current free bet and bonus offers for new customers.

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