If you like Premier League football you will no doubt be familiar with 138.com from its sponsorship of Watford FC for the past four seasons. What many fans don’t realise, thanks to the Chinese characters included in the logo, is 138.com is a major sportsbook and casino operator worldwide, not just in China! 138.com are very keen to have you give your sportsbook a go, so keen in fact they are offering a free £25 bet to new punters! Here’s what you need to know to get the 138.com £25 free bet:
138.com £25 free bet
The 138.com £25 free bet is a reasonably strong offer, but it operates differently from other welcome bonus packages on the market so pay attention. Please note, however, that this is a welcome offer – it is only available to new players opening their first 138.com account.
- Place 5 initial bets between £10-£25 in value. They must be win single or combo bets (system bets do not count) staked at odds of Evens (2.00) or better for single bets or 2/5 (1.40) or better for combo bets.
- Contact 138.com customer service and tell them you qualify for the £25 free bet.
- You will receive your 138.com £25 free bet within 24 hours.
- Have at it!
The Fine Print
There are a fair number of restrictions on this bonus, but most remarkable are the restrictions 138.com does not impose. For example, there is no mention of a wagering requirement on any winnings from your free bet. And, highly unusually, it doesn’t matter what type of payment system you use for your deposits!
The terms and conditions we think most likely to trip you up on this bonus are the 7 day time limit on using the £25 free bet, and that the £25 free bet stake is not cashable. This means no matter how much you win using your free £25, there’s no chance you can pocket the £25 bonus itself. Also, it is important to note that you cannot cash out your qualifying bets before getting this bonus – cashed out bets do not count towards your five qualifying bets.
In addition, be aware that the free bet must be used for single bets or combos, placed on pre-live events, and the £25 can only be used on one bet. Don’t get clever and try placing five £5 bets as 138.com will only credit one of your bets as free. Likewise, when qualifying, your bets need to be placed on 5 different events. Multiple bets on the same event will be counted only as a single qualifying bet.
SkyBet and bet-at-home.com also have free bet offers, however, and although these are for smaller amounts they are also free bet no deposit offers. On the strength of this bonus alone, 138.com isn’t really competing that well with its rivals.
But a single bonus offer does not a sportsbook make! The 138.com sportsbook has many other bonus features, and as we review these you may find yourself tempted. Especially if you are a Watford fan!