Free Bets for the World Cup – Russia 2018

Want some free bets to use to bet on the Russia 2018 World Cup? Here we have the best free bets, welcome bonuses and betting offers around!

The World Cup in Russia runs from 14th June to 15th July 2018. There will be 64 matches played in 12 venues with the final taking place in Moscow on 15th July. As such, there are loads of games to bet on, and with so many betting markets around these days, the choice is phenomenal.

Of course, betting with your own money is one thing, but using free bets and welcome bonuses can be a great way to skew the odds in your favour. Here we give details of the best free bets to use for the World Cup, and we detail how to use them to maximise your chances of making a profit in the summer.

Of course, all free bets and betting offers carry various terms and conditions, including that customers must be aged 18+. Also note that while they are often called ‘free’ bets, you invariably have to place a ‘real money’ bet to qualify for the free bet amount. Please gamble responsibly.

Best Free Bets for the World Cup

As with all free bets, welcome bonuses and bookie offers, it is imperative you read and understand the terms and conditions as detailed on the betting site in question. Please do this BEFORE you claim and use the free bet, and thus you’ll avoid any unexpected pitfalls.

Here are our favourite free bets at the moment – but we’ll update this article if anything extraordinary appears for the World Cup.

Coral – Bet £5, Get £20 in Free Bets

  • Bonus Amount – £20 (bet £5, get 4x £5 free bets)
  • Type of Bonus – 400% matched bonus
  • Minimum Odds – 1/2 (1.5 in decimal odds)
  • Validity – Qualifying bet must be placed within 14 days of joining; Free bets valid for 4 days before they expire
  • Significant Terms 18+. UK+IRE only. Min first bet £5 at odds 1/2 or more. Tote and Pool excluded. Must be placed within 14 days of account reg. £20 credited as 4 x £5 free bets. Not valid with Cash Out. Free bet valid for 4 days. Free bet stake not returned. T&Cs apply.

BetVictor – Bet £10, Get £40 Bonus

  • Bonus Amount – £40 (bet £10, get £30 in sport free bets* and £10 casino bonus**)
  • Type of Bonus – 400% matched bonus
  • Minimum Odds – Evens (2.0 in decimal odds)
  • Validity – Must place qualifying bet within 7 days of joining; Sports free bets valid for 7 days; casino bonus valid for 3 days
  • OtherQualifying bet must be placed at odds of 2.0 or greater; £30 Free Sports Bet split into 3 bets of £10 each, valid on set events only; **Wager must be 40 times the Free Casino Bonus in order to withdraw winnings. Credit or Debit Card deposits only; Deposit and bet of £10 required within 7 days of opening new account, T&C apply.

William Hill – Bet £10, Get £30 in Free Bets

William Hill Free Bets

  • Bonus Amount – £30 (bet £10, get 3x £10 free bets)
  • Type of Bonus – 300% matched bonus
  • Minimum Odds – 1/2 (1.5 in decimal odds)
  • Validity – Free bets valid for 30 days
  • Significant TermsNew William Hill online customers only. Min. unit stake of £10/€10 at odds of 1/2 or greater. Only the “win” part from EW bets will count. Free bet terms, payment method & country restrictions apply. Free bets credited as 3 x £10/€10. Free bet stakes are not returned as part of the settlement of successful free bets. All Free Bets must be wagered within 30 days.

Ladbrokes – £50 Free Bet

Ladbrokes Free Bet

  • Bonus Amount – Up to £50
  • Type of Bonus – 100% matched bonus (from £5 to £50)
  • Minimum Odds – 1/2 (1.5 in decimal odds)
  • Validity – Must place free bet within 7 days of receiving it or it will expire; free bet stakes are not included with any returns
  • Significant Terms18+. New customers only. Promo code ‘F50’ required. Certain deposit methods excluded. Min £/€5 on win or each-way bet excluding Tote or pools = match max £/€50 free bet. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Bet must be made within 14 days. Free bet valid for 4 days. Free bet stake not returned. Single bets only. Free bet cannot be used on certain markets. T&Cs apply.

Betfair – £100 in Free Bets

Betfair 100 in Free Bets
  • Bonus Amount – £100 (5x £20 free bets)
  • Type of Bonus – Place five £10 bets to get each of the five £20 free bets
  • Minimum Odds – 1/2 (1.5 in decimal odds)
  • Validity – Free bets valid for 30 days
  • Significant TermsUse Promo Code ZBBC01 when joining; free bet stakes not returned with winnings. New customer offer. Place 5 x £10 or more bets to receive £20 in free bets. Repeat up to 5 times to receive maximum £100 bonus. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Exchange bets excluded. T&Cs apply.

How to use free bets at the World Cup

As mentioned earlier we’re going to explain how you could use free bets to give yourself a good chance of making a profit when betting on the World Cup. Of course, nothing in gambling is guaranteed and even dead certs fall on their faces. As such never bet more than you can afford to lose.

So, follow these steps, cross your fingers, and the World Cup could prove a profitable one for you.

  1. Choose a bookie – In order to qualify for a free bet/welcome bonus, you need to join a bookie with whom you (or anyone in your household for that matter) do not already hold a betting account.
  2. Place your qualifying bet – To maximise your chances of winning and making best use of the subsequent free bet, place you qualifying bet at the exact minimum odds (or as close as possibly) that are specified in the terms. E.g. if the minimum odds are 1/2 (or 1.5 in decimal odds) place your qualifying bet on something with odds of around (but no lower) that price.
  3. Win qualifying bet – Hopefully you will win your qualifying bet given that was placed at low odds, hence it had a good chance of coming in.
  4. Use free bet – Now you can use your free bet, hopefully with a profit already in your account from the qualifying bet. Here you can choose the low risk option of placing the bet at or near the minimum odds… or, as it’s now a freebie, you could let it ride on something at longer odds, safe in the knowledge that you can’t lose (if your initial bet won, that is!).

World Cup Betting Offers Explained

As well as free bets and bonuses for new customers, there will be plenty of other betting offers for the World Cup. Here are some of the different types we expect to see for Russia 2018:

  • Money Back Offers – One of the most common bookie offers is to offer money back (often as a free bet) if a certain event happens. There are sure to be loads of these for the many matches at the World Cup, for example cash back if a certain player scores first or last in a given game, if there is a red card in a match or if a game ends 0-0. There could also be deals such as money back if a particular team (one the bookies fancy taking on) wins the World Cup outright and these give you a great insurance on your bets on other teams or outcomes.
  • World Cup Enhanced Free Bets – Loads of bookies will give improved free bets for the World Cup, so instead of their normal £25 free bet they might offer a £50 free bet. We’ll have full details of these offers as soon as they go live. In the meantime, there are plenty of decent offers to scoop up.
  • Mobile Exclusives – Many of the best and biggest free bets and offers are increasingly offered as mobile exclusives. This has been the case with more and more of the best offers at recent big events from other sports and we would expect some great World Cup mobile betting offers. As with all the other free bets and offers, as soon as we have details you’ll find them all here.
  • Price Boosts and Enhanced Odds – For certain big games top online and mobile bookmakers will offer enhanced odds on certain teams, players or doubles, or may offer short term price boosts that take the odds well into the realm of a value bet. Stakes may be limited on these and sometimes they are for new customers only but at other big events – such as the Cheltenham Festival, we saw horses available at ten times the real odds! Betfair and Coral have regular price enhancements.
  • Insurance Offers – The bookies are sure to extend their insurance offers so that if just one leg of a football accumulator – be it a both teams to score bet or match odds or anything else – lets you down, you either get your money back or you get a free bet to the value of your stake.