Betting in Ireland
ULFM provides honest reviews of the best betting options in Ireland.
If there’s anything you as a punter ought to take advantage of in Irish betting sites and markets, it’s the free bets. Ireland is one of the most popular countries in the world for online betting, per capita, so the competition between operators has become fiercer and fiercer.
The number one way that sites compete with one another is through the free bets they offer. These free bets can take a variety of forms, but whatever the case, knowing how to find the one that’s right for you is important in getting started in betting.
Let’s look into a few ways these free bets work.
Free bets are welcome bonuses that users will get as a reward for signing up to a particular site. They are means of attracting new users to the site, and as more and more new sites have sprung up, these offers have had to become increasingly attractive. Up to €10,000 a minute is spent online betting in the country, and around 12% of adults use a bookmaker at least once a week.
Though there will be promotions ongoing and events with attractive deals, the best free bets are always the ones you get at sign up. There are a number of terms and conditions affecting them, which I will get into.
Let’s look at what forms these bets take.
There are multiple ways that these bets can work, so it’s good to do your research, first. There are two main forms that a free bet will take.
Most commonly, you’ll get a certain amount of free funds to use when you make your first deposit. For example, you might get €50 of free bets for your first €10 deposit. These will be subject to certain conditions about how and when you have to use them.
The other, less common but still not rare is the deposit bonus. Whereas typically free bets are on a fixed amount, deposit bonuses will grant you a bonus as a percentage of your first deposit.
These can be really lucrative, with bonuses of up to 200% on deposits of up to €200.
If you’re willing to sink a big first deposit, then you can really get a hugely beneficial bonus.
How best to use these free bets will depend on you. If you’re a sports bettor, then you might just want the €50 bonus for your deposit to put on one bet.
If you like to play online casinos, then a hefty deposit bonus you can play lots of little games with may work better.
Your free bet is a really great way to get your betting career started, or just to continue your career with a new site. Some, though, are much more advantageous to you than others, and it’s not always entirely clear why one might be better than another because it depends a lot on you. With the advice here, you’ll have a good head start.