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Matched betting sign up offers: Reduce your qualifying losses with BetConnect

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If you are new to matched betting, sign up offers will be your bread and butter. Here’s an up to date list of the best sign up offers around and how you can reduce your qualifying losses with BetConnect.

Once you understand the basics of matched betting and how it works, it’s time to get stuck into the sign-up offers. These are the free bets and bonuses given out by bookmakers to attract new customers in the hope that you’ll keep betting with them for a long time after. As a matched bettor, you will instead hop from one bookmaker to the next, locking in a tidy profit as you go. 

To do this you first need to unlock the cash from the welcome offer by placing a qualifying bet with the bookmaker and laying the same selection with an exchange. You can then repeat the process with the free bet to turn it into some tax-free cash! 

Sign up offers will come with their own terms and conditions, which you need to be aware of. A simple slip up could result in a wasted offer and a hit to your matched betting profits. So here are a few things to keep in mind.

Free bets and bonuses are often subject to an expiry date.

Your qualifying bet will often have to meet minimum odds requirements.

Many sign up offers will require you to enter a promo code on registration.

Certain payment methods will sometimes not be eligible for sign up offers.


With around 100 registered bookmakers in the UK alone, there are plenty of betting sign up offers to take advantage of. Here are five to get you started, but you can head over to our matched betting Discord for a more comprehensive list. It’s free to join here.


Up to £100 in bet credits is available with bet365. Sign up, deposit £5 or more to your account and they will match your qualifying deposit in bet credits when you place qualifying bets to the same value and they are settled.

Full terms and conditions.


Paddy Power is offering a £10 risk-free bet to all new customers. Place your first bet on any sportsbook market and if your bet loses they will refund your stake as cash. The max refund for this offer is £10. It will be processed within one hour after the qualifying bet has been settled as a loser.

Full terms and conditions. 


At Ladbrokes, you will get £20 in free bets when you sign-up and stake £5 on sports. The free bets will be credited in 4 x £5 increments after you have placed your stake. Once your free bets are credited, you’ll have seven days to use them. 

Full terms and conditions.


Sky Bet are offering £30 in free bets when you place a single sports bet of 5p or greater. The free bets will be credited in 3 x £10 increments after you have placed your stake. The free bets will not be subject to expiry.

Full terms and conditions.


William Hill is offering all new customers £30 in free bets when they sign up and stake a minimum of £10. The free bets will be credited in 2 x £15 increments when the first qualifying bet has settled and will expire 30 days after the qualifying bet is placed.

Full terms and conditions.


There’s no better place to take advantage of sign up offers, or any bookmaker promotion for that matter, than BetConnect. If you are using a traditional exchange, you will often make a small loss on your qualifying bets. Qualifying losses occur because the odds offered by the bookmaker tend to be lower than those on the exchange. Many exchanges will also charge a commission on winning bets. 

As a BetConnect customer, however, you should never make a qualifying loss again.

Not only is it commission-free, but you can lay bets at bookmaker prices. This will reduce your qualifying losses to zero and significantly boost your matched betting profits in the process. If you are placing an each-way bet, just make sure your each-way terms match up.

Sound good? Find out more here, or alternatively head over to our matched betting Discord. This is where you will find expert support, strategy guides, reload offers and loads more. It’s free to join.


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