Free Bets vs Casino Bonuses

There are hundreds of bookmakers online and the vast majority of them offer customers an incentive such as a free bet for registering an account and placing their first bet. Many of these bookmakers also provide customers with an online casino from within the same account and there are usually sign up offers for these also.

Some betting sites allow you to claim both new customer offers for the sportsbook and the casino whereas others allow you to claim just one or the other.

When just one offer can be claimed, which one is the better value?

Well, that depends on a couple of things. It is possible to calculate the value of the free bet or casino bonus using a little bit of math. You need to take into consideration that with free bets, the free bet stake is not returned in any winnings and with casino bonuses or free spins, there are usually some wagering requirements attached. On the other hand, you may not be too bothered about which offer has the most value as you may simply not be interested in one or the other. Many sports bettors have never placed a bet on a casino game in their life and have no intention of doing so. In this case, the free bet offer at the sportsbook would probably be the preferred choice. Similarly, there are many bettors who solely play casino games and don’t bet on sports. The thrill of being in with the chance of hitting a big win on an online slot is exciting for some compared to a bet on the football or tennis.

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One online betting site which offers customers a free bet and a casino bonus is ComeOn. For sports bettors, you can claim a £10 free bet when you register an account and place your first bet of £10 or more at odds of 4/5 (1.8) or greater. This is a simple ‘Bet & Get’ offer that will appeal to a lot of people.

For those who prefer a spin on the slots or a bet at the blackjack table, ComeOn also offer 20 free spins as well as a £25 bonus in their casino section. The casino bonus is a 100% deposit match and carries a wagering requirement of 35 times the bonus amount.

Claiming either of the sign-up bonuses is easy and a ComeOn registration voucher is not needed.

ComeOn also offer a number of other promotions for existing customers in both their sportsbook and casino sections. One of the stand out offers for sports bettors is their ‘Free Bet Club’ which rewards customers with a £5 free bet each week when they place £20 or more on accumulators. There are also regular odds boosts and free bets on virtual sports to take advantage of.

There are even more offers available for casino players with lucky card promotions on blackjack tables, their Game of the Week where you can receive double points and big wins and their popular casino quiz where you can receive free spins and bonuses for answering questions correctly.