Here is where you’ll find our hand-picked selection of the latest and greatest bonuses on offer from the world’s best sportsbooks.
A sportsbetting bonus is an offer bookmakers use to encourage you to sign up with them and bet on your favorite sports. There are various different types of bonuses out there, but none of them can be considered as “free money”!
The bonus funds must be wagered in a certain way before you are allowed to withdraw any funds. Some sportsbooks have restrictions on the teams, sports or matches that you can bet on with their bonuses, while others don’t. There may also be limitations on how long you have to play with the bonus before you’ll be able to treat is like your cash funds. As with all online gambling – read and reread the terms and conditions!
Some sportsbook sites offer a sign-up bonus in the form of a percentage of your deposit, ie, they will match a proportion of your deposit. Most sportsbooks offer deposit match bonuses ranging between 50 to 100% – anything above this figure is a very strong bookie bonus indeed.
Before taking advantage of a sports betting bonus, you will need to establish an account with the site. You’ll be able to sign up for an account easily by clicking on any CLAIM BONUS button here on bonus.net. You’ll be taken straight to the bookmaker’s page where you’ll likely be asked to enter basic information like your name, address, and e-mail address.
The first step, finding a list of bonuses to choose from, has already been dealt with because you’ve already found bonus.net! Simply scroll through our bookmaker bonus listings until you find a deal that looks right for you.
Find The Right Deal
We may have hundreds of sportsbetting deals to sift through here at bonus.net, but these will not be suitable for all bettors. If you fancy a wafer on an ice hockey game, for example, claiming a bonus with a bookmaker who doesn’t include NFL games isn’t going to be very useful. Luckily, we will give you all the details for each bonus right here.
Understand The Terms of the Bonus
The next level down, is to go through the specific terms and conditions for the bonus (not just the sportsbook’s general T&C’s). Make sure you understand if there are any wagering requirements, restrictions or stipulations.
Next, Create Your Account
If your research so far suggests that this bonus is right for you, now you need to create an account with the sportsbook in question. 99% of the bonuses we find will require you to be a new player with the sportsbook.
FILL IN ALL DETAILS
Follow the sign up process with the sportsbook, being sure to include a bonus code if it is required in order to be eligible for the bonus. If you do need a code, it will always be given in our listings, so simply copy and paste it into place.
Make Your First Deposit
Choose your preferred payment method and make your first deposit, being sure to meet the minimum threshold needed to unlock the bonus.
If you’re new to the world of betting on sports, be it online or in person, the confusing terms and lingo can appear baffling. But, don’t panic, we describe below the main types of sportsbetting bonuses you’ll find on our pages, and what they each mean.
Probably the most common type of sportsbetting bonus. The bookmaker will offer new accounts a deposit match set at a certain percentage, and normally apply a wagering requirement to the bonus funds before these can be withdrawn.
For example, if the offer is 100% Up To €200, and a bettor deposits €200 himself, the sportsbook will provide a further €200 in bonus funds. If the wagering requirement is set at 10x, then the better would need to have wagered at least €2,000 before the bonus funds would be withdrawable.
Much the same as the matched bonus, the Cash Bonus is where you receive a set sum in bonus funds after making your first deposit. Varying deposit amounts will not affect the bonus you receive, however.
Again, Cash Bonuses from bookmakers will almost always be subject to wagering requirements and, often, your maximum win from a bet placed with your bonus funds will be capped.
Without a doubt, the most popular type of bonus we list anywhere on our site is the No Deposit Bonus. As its name suggests, this bonus requires no deposit. Simply sign up for an account with a sportsbook and they will reward you with a bonus. This may in the form of a specific free bet, or bonus funds being added to your account.
Although you are not depositing anything, we would still strongly advise you to still read through any terms fully, as there will still be wagering requirements and caveats attached.
A Free Bet bonus is another extremely popular type of bonus for anyone looking to sign up with a new online bookmaker.
Ordinarily, these bonuses will normally only be released after you have placed a bet with your own funds. For example, Bet €10 To Receive a €10 Free Bet is a common bonus we see. What this means is that after placing your first bet of at least €10, the bookie will gift you another €10 for you to bet freely.
Ever noticed how sportsbooks will create a bonus for any big sporting event? This is called a Matchplay Bonus.
The bonus here will be limited to the outcome of one particular sporting event, often a big name boxing match or a historic derby between two rival soccer teams.
Like a Cashback Bonus for an online casino, a sportsbook’s Bonus on Losses is a way of recouping some of your losses made on previous bets.
Usually, these bonuses will be paid out at the end of each month and refund you a set percentage of the losses you have made over that period.
Although the term high roller may have more of a casino background, it is also relevant when betting on sports online too. Many sportsbooks have a two tier bonus system, whereby depositing over a certain amount (€1,000) unlocks a new level of bonus.
Although many bettors will not be eligible for these, if you are thinking of depositing higher amounts it could be worthwhile shopping around for a high roller bonus.
Although deposit matches at an online bookmakers might not reach the dizzy heights of the casino counterparts (where 200%, 300% and even higher is not uncommon), there is still a big range of offers out there.
We will always look for the best matched bonuses to include on our sportsbetting pages.
If a sportsbook adds a crazy wagering requirement to its bonuses, we will refuse to feature it here. If it is almost impossible that a normal bettor would ever meet the threshold to withdraw any winnings from the bonus, it gets the thumbs down from bonus.net.
A bonus that offers a free bet on a Mongolian lacrosse match is probably not going to mean much to must of us bettors. Therefore, we always check that each bonus we include in our listings has a reasonably wide appeal.