Rating 4/5

Bonus £60

Average odds

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Rating 5/5

Bonus £20

Wide variety of markets

wide variety of payment systems

High maximum bets

Rating 4/5

Bonus £50

Average odds

Average variety of markets

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These are the bonus offers and promotions that come highly recommended by the Bookmaker Ratings team. They are offered by reliable companies who rank highly in our ratings. Despite this it is important to remember that you should always carefully read terms and conditions of each offer.

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William Hill: Bet £10 Get £20 FREE!

Sign up with William Hill and get £20 in free bets!

Place an initial bet of £10 and William Hill will give you 2 x £10 free bets!

In order to obtain this bonus your first bet must have odds of 1/5 or higher. As soon as you’ve placed your first qualifying bet William Hill will credit you with the free bets.

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William Hill: Bet £10 Get £20 FREE!

Sign up with William Hill and get £20 in free bets!

Place an initial bet of £10 and William Hill will give you 2 x £10 free bets!

In order to obtain this bonus your first bet must have odds of 1/5 or higher. As soon as you’ve placed your first qualifying bet William Hill will credit you with the free bets.

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Ladbrokes: £50 Deposit Bonus!

Open an account with Ladbrokes and use promo code: F50

After registering, place a bet of at least £5 up to a maximum of £50 and Ladbrokes will credit your account with a bonus of the same amount (max £50). Your initial bet must be placed at odds of 1/2 or higher and the Free Bet must be used within 7 days.

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Ladbrokes: £50 Deposit Bonus!

Open an account with Ladbrokes and use promo code: F50

After registering, place a bet of at least £5 up to a maximum of £50 and Ladbrokes will credit your account with a bonus of the same amount (max £50). Your initial bet must be placed at odds of 1/2 or higher and the Free Bet must be used within 7 days.

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UK Bookmakers: bet365 proves to be more popular than competitors
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UK Bookmakers: bet365 proves to be more popular than competitors

With multiple betting shops on almost every high street up and down the country, as well as punters piling onto online sites at all hours of the day, the UK really does have a unique bookmaker culture. With so many well known firms being frequently used by UK punters, we wanted to find out which, if any, is searched for the most. Unsurprisingly, a large number of bookmakers, according to google trends, are frequently searched for, but there is one who, over the last three years, seems to be leading the way as far as search engine popularity goes. bet365…

Everything’s Going According to Plan: How the ban changed demand for Russian bookmakers
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Everything’s Going According to Plan: How the ban changed demand for Russian bookmakers

History of blocking online bookmakers without a Russian license The first wave of the blocking in Russia came back in March 2014. At that time, the government considered amendments to law No. 244-FZ, which regulates the gambling business. These amendments legalised online sports betting (so-called interactive bets) on a Russian bookmaking license, however, they also demanded that these bookmakers were based in the Russian Federation and were members of the Self-Regulating Organisation of Bookmakers (SRO). On 21st March, Roskomnadzor (the Russian executive body which oversees media and mass communications) blocked the websites Betcity, Fonbet, Liga Stavok, Parimatch, Olimp, Baltbet, Favbet…

Transfer News: Where is Quincy Promes heading?
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Transfer News: Where is Quincy Promes heading?

As the January transfer window begins to gather pace, Premier League teams are currently in for Spartak Moscow forward Quincy Promes, who has offers from three English clubs. It’s become known to BR that Liverpool, whose manager Jurgen Klopp has long been an admirer of Promes, as well as both Everton and Stoke City, have expressed concrete interest in the Dutchman. Another of the Premier League’s elite in Tottenham were also in the running to sign the forward but it appears that their interest has now faded. Spartak bought Promes in August 2014 for £10 million and managed to sign…

Bookmaker Ratings helps resolve 30,000 euro payout delay
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Bookmaker Ratings helps resolve 30,000 euro payout delay

At Bookmaker Ratings, not only do we provide bookmaker reviews and regular betting tips, but we also liaise with both bookmakers and punters – acting as an intermediary to solve any issues that arise. One such recent case saw our team help a punter recover a sum of 30,946 euros from 1xbet. A dispute between punter and bookmaker was brought to our attention. Having won a series of bets the punter was hoping to withdraw their winnings. However, they were informed that a verification problem was preventing this. Having contacted the bookmaker several times, the punter failed to reach the desired…

Betfred Chief Executive leaves his post
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Betfred Chief Executive leaves his post

The Racing Post reports that John Haddock has left his post of Chief Executive at Betfred. Co-owner and co-founder Fred Done said: “I would like to thank John for his 30 years of loyal unblemished service and I wish him well for the future. For the time being I shall be assuming all of John’s duties.” Mr Haddock began his career in the bookmaking industry as a betting shop manager for Ladbrokes in Altrincham. In 1986 he joined Betfred, which at the time only had 25 outlets, becoming CEO of the company. He played an important role in the expansion…

Claudio Ranieri: “I don’t have a good relationship with the bookmakers”
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Claudio Ranieri: “I don’t have a good relationship with the bookmakers”

Sam Allardyce was sacked as England manager after a corruption scandal. Claudio Ranieri appeared on the list of applicants for the vacancy, the chances of which are rated by the bookmakers. The manager of English champions Leicester City, who is a specialist in response, says he does not have a good relationship with the bookmakers. AFP journalist Tom Williams wrote on his Twitter account that when Ranieri was told that he was on the bookmakers’ list of candidates to become the next England boss he said: “The bookmakers? You know I have not a good relationship with the bookmakers!” Note…

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