Are Sportsbook bonuses a scam?

As a fan of football you will no doubt have come across many offers from sports betting sites online. Many promise massive welcome bonuses ranging from £10-£200 but how do they do it? Many people simply write this off as being a scam after all no one gives away money for free….

On this page I hope to clear up a few misconceptions about sports book welcome bonuses. In this example I will be using a popular site in the UK called betbright , you can follow along by clicking the following link and creating your own account.

At the moment betbright  offer all new UK-based customers a £50 sports book bonus as well as a £20 casino bonus. I am using them as an example as they offer bonuses for both the sports book and casino and both of these operates in slightly different ways.

In order to claim this bonus you need to 1st make an initial deposit of £20. This can be done using your credit or debit card and for UK customers they even accept PayPal. Depositing is safe and secure and your funds are protected. If you live outside the UK you may still be eligible for bonuses so check the website first as the terms may differ.

Bet bright sports welcome bonus

Once you have made your £20 deposit and opted into the promotion you will receive a sports book bonus worth £30. You can now use this to bet on the full range of sports and football betting markets on thebetbright website. Of course there are some terms and conditions you need to abide by. These simply prevent people from immediately withdrawing the welcome bonus. The main things you need to look out for are the minimum odds and the wagering requirements. For the betbright bonus any bets you make need to be at minimum odds of 1.8 anything under that will not count. Furthermore you need to wager the bonus a total of five times so if you receive a £30 bonus you need to wager a total of £150 on relevant sports betting markets at odds of > 1.8. You can always keep track of how much you have wagered by logging into your account on the betbright website.

Once you have achieved the wagering requirements you can withdraw any winnings you have left. Bear in mind that betbright may need to request further details from you such as a copy of your utility bill and passport. Gambling sites don’t do this to try and get out of paying but as part of the ‘know your customer’ procedure which is enforced by the UK gambling commission and is done to prevent money laundering and underaged gambling.

Bet bright casino bonus

The great thing about this welcome offer is it includes a £20 casino bonus. Simply click on the casino link on the betbright website and your casino bonus should already appear assuming you opted into the promotion when signing up. As with the sports book bonus you need to wager it a set amount. Since the margins with an online casino are much tighter you need to wager a total of 40 times in order to withdraw any winnings. Furthermore some games such as roulette or blackjack may be excluded. You should always check the casinos website for the latest terms and conditions as it has been known for various online casinos not to pay out when these terms are broken. This is generally to prevent casino bonus abusers.

Assuming you follow all the rules and don’t already have a betbright account you will be paid out on any winnings. If you sign up through the links on this website and you ever run into a problem please get in touch with me and I will try to help you out.

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