Online Betting UK

onlinebettingWelcome to OnlineBetting.org.uk, your premier guide to the world of betting and gambling on the internet. Whatever your sport or game we are here to offer expert advice on where to place your bets, with recommendations and guidance based on a combined experience of over 40 years.

On the site we provide up to date and detailed reviews of all major UK bookmakers, as well as a handful of carefully selected online-only sportsbooks and casinos - all of which are licensed and regulated right here in the UK. As well as individual reviews, we have also written a number of guides which recommend bookies based on sport, bet types or offers so that you can find the best betting sites for your needs. 

Whilst we prefer to give more detailed advice based on the features you're looking for or sport you want to bet on, we also understand that some people just want a list of betting sites to try out for themselves. For this reason we're kicking things off with a list of our favourite bookmakers.  For details of promotions for existing customers see our reviews or visit or betting offers page.

Best UK Online Betting Sites

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Outstanding retention, superb betting features & huge range of markets
T&Cs Apply, 18+
Open Account Offer. Bet £10 & Get £50 in Free Bets for new customers at bet365. Min deposit requirement. Free Bets are paid as Bet Credits and are available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply. #ad
Inventor of Lucky 15, excellent book, regular offers and a terrific welcome bonus.
T&Cs Apply, 18+
New UK customers only. Register using the promo code BETFRED60, deposit and place first bet of £10+ on Sports (cumulative Evens+). First bet must be on Sports. £20 in Free Bets to be used on Sports, £10 in Free Bets to be used on Lotto and 50 Free Spins (20p per spin) credited within 48 hours of bet settlement. Further £20 in Free Bets credited 5 days after settlement. Bonuses have a 7-day expiry. Payment restrictions apply. SMS verification and/or Proof of I.D and address may be required. Full T&Cs apply. #ad
Very modern betting site from an old hand bookie, great range, odds and features
18+. Play Safe. New customers using Promo code H30 only, Min £10/€10 stake, min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 2 x £15/€15, free bets credited after settlement of first qualifying bet, free bets will expire 30 days after the qualifying bet is placed, payment method/player/country restrictions apply. #ad
Exclusive welcome offer with more existing customer free bets than any other
Min deposit £/€/$10 • A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £/€/$10 • Min odds 1/2 (1.50) • Free Bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days • Free Bet stakes not included in returns • Casino Bonus must be claimed within 7 days • To withdraw bonus/related wins, wager the bonus amount 40 times within 14 days • Casino Bonus expires after 60 days • Withdrawal restrictions, payment methods, country & Full T&C’s apply. #ad
Experienced Brand Founded 1994, Run In Partnership with BetVictor in UK
T&Cs Apply, 18+
New Customers opt in and bet £5 at odds 2.00+ within 7 days of registration; excludes cashed out bets. Get 2x £10 Free Bets for set events (odds 2.00+) + £10, Slots Bonus, selected games, 20x wagering to withdraw max £250. Bonuses expire in 7 days. Card payments only. Geo Restrictions. Additional terms for existing BetVictor customers apply. T&Cs Apply. 18+ begambleaware.org | Please gamble responsibly #ad
Exceptional retention, perfect for loyal customers
18+. The UK only. Available for new players who have registered at EnergyBet after 31.03.2021 and valid only for their first qualifying Sportsbook bet. Cash stakes only. Min. £10 deposit required. Min. £10 wag on first bet with min total odds of 1/1 to qualify. Bet must be settled. Bonus Wag. req 1x on min 2-fold combin bet (min 1/4 odds each selection) with min final odds of 1/1. Bets placed for both sites with the same outcome and for the same event will be disqualified. Virtual bets and cashed out bets do not qualify. One-time offer. Bonuses credited following working day. T&Cs apply. BeGambleAware.org. Please bet responsibly. #ad
The gentleman of bookmaking with an exceptional interface and features
T&Cs Apply, 18+
18+ new customers only. Opt in, bet £5 at odds 2.00+ within 7 days of registering, no cashout. Get 2x £10 Free Bets, set events at odds 2.00+. Plus £10 Slot Bonus, selected games, wager 20x to withdraw max £250. 7 day bonus expiry. Card payments only. T&Cs apply. begambleaware.org | Please gamble responsibly #ad
Superb professional & stocked SB Tech site
T&Cs Apply, 18+
18+, Welcome Bonus: New Players only, 1st Deposit, Min Deposit: £10, max £15 bonus, valid for 14 days, bets must be placed at a min. odds of 1/1 (2.00) or greater and be settled within 14 days of placement. System bets not eligible. #ad
Massive Bookie From Poland
T&Cs Apply, 18+
18+. New depositing customers within 30 days from registration. Promotion valid from 20/06/2022 until further notice. Bonus code SBWB10 required during the first deposit. First deposit min. £10. Bet min. £10 on any sports-related markets, single or accumulator bets, pre-match or in-play, with min. odds of 1/2. Free bet of £10, credited within 48 hours, valid for 30 days, for any sport. No wagering requirements on the free bet winnings. Free bet stakes not included in any subsequent winnings. Deposit method restrictions apply. Full T&Cs apply. BeGambleAware.org #ad
Classic British Institution Since 1923
T&Cs Apply, 18+
18+, UK only. Deposit and place a minimum £10 cash bet at single or accumulated odds of 1/1 or greater and we will give you 1 x £5 in free bets plus an extra 3 x £5 Free Bets the following day. Applies to first cash bet only. Free bets credited as 4 x £5 bets to use on 3x Any sport & 1x Virtuals. Cashed Out, Void or Draw No Bet wagers do not qualify for this promotion. 1 x £5 Free Bets are credited upon qualifying first bet settlement, other free bets credited by midday the day after your first bet settles. 7-day free bet expiry. Available once per customer. This offer cannot be combined with any other promotion. Full T&C's apply. #ad
Huge sportsbook, great for football betting with massive market range
T&Cs Apply, 18+
New Customers only; Min. deposit £15; Bonus amount 50% of deposit up to £50; Wager deposit and bonus 8x within 60 days; 4/5 Min. single odds or 2/5 min. acca selection odds; Max. stake contribution equal to the initial bonus; Certain bet types and payment methods excluded; See full terms #ad
Massive bookie covering everything you are ever going to want to bet on
T&Cs Apply, 18+
18+ New UK+IRE customers. Paypal and certain deposit types and bet types excluded. Min £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4 x £5 free bets. Free bets valid for 4 days on sports, stake not returned, restrictions apply. T&Cs apply. #ad
Excellent all-round bookmaker - National favourite with great regular offers
T&Cs Apply, 18+
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. #ad
Proper Family Run Irish Bookie
T&Cs Apply, 18+
If your account has Sportsbook losses at the end of your first day's betting, QuinnBet will refund 50% of your losses as a Free Bet up to £25 (min 3 bets) Plus 10 Free Spins on Asgard Warriors. Even if your account is up, you're guaranteed a £5 Free Bet Plus 10 Free Spins provided you place at least 1 bet of £10 or greater at the minimum odds. T&Cs apply | 18+ New UK Customers Only | BeGambleAware.org #ad

Welcome Offer of the Month

T&Cs Apply #ad. New Customers Only (18+). BeGambleAware

Ladbrokes: Bet £5 Get £20 (4 x £5 Free Bet Tokens)

ladbrokes b5g20The ultimate purpose of an introductory free bonus, apart from getting something for free, is to give you an opportunity to try out a betting site without risking too much of your own funds. Introductory offers like this one form Ladbrokes are truly outstanding value therefore. For just a £5 deposit and bet, at 1/2 (1.50) odds or higher, on any sports markets, you will get a no less than four £5 Sports Free Bets.

Sign up and place your bet within 14 days of opening the account. If placing an accumulator each individual selection must have odds of 1/2+. The £20 in sports free bets will be awarded immediately on bet placement. All four £5 tokens are valid for four days, have no min or max odds, free bet stake is not returned but all winnings are cash. This offer is not valid for Skrill, PayPal Paysafe or Neteller deposits.

You can use your free bets on pretty much any sports markets except for the Tote and the exchange. The bookmaker, Britain's oldest surviving, is a powerhouse of modern betting and with quite literally hundreds of thousands of markets available you should be able to find four wagers to place with your free tokens. For more about the Ladbrokes site and features see our full review.

18+ New UK+IRE Customers only. Certain deposit methods & bet types excl. Min first 5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4x 5 free bets. Free bets valid for 7 days, stake not returned. No cashout, restrictions + T&Cs apply.

New Customer Enhanced Odds Offers & Free Bets

LBO sports iconIn addition to the standard welcome free bets and bonuses you can read about on this site, many betting sites also run enhanced odds and free bet event specific specials.

If you are planning on betting on a certain event, especially a high profile one (e.g Premier League, Cheltenham, Wimbledon, etc.), then you can sometimes find added value compared to the general welcome offer by taking a bespoke deal.

At OnlineBetting.org.uk we focus on the nuts and bolts of betting but we also have a sister offers site that carefully screens new and existing customer promotions for all sports and events worth knowing about. 

From the World Cup to the Ryder Cup, Champions League to Royal Ascot, if you are looking for something for a given sport or event then head over and take a look.  We also list a wider range of betting sites if you would prefer to see a longer list of UK licensed operators.

Latest Betting Offers
See our partner site, LatestBettingOffers.co.uk, for a comprehensive list of enhanced odds sign up offers, new customer specials as well as event and sport specific existing customer promotions. If there is a UK betting offer available it will be listed on our other site.
 

What's On & Upcoming Major Events

upcoming eventsBelow we list the major sporting events on now and upcoming to help you plan your betting. 

Many bookies often give boosted odds and high value retention offers surrounding these feature events that can boost winnings or reduce loses for diligent punters.

It is often worth waiting until closer to an event start time to utilise the best prices, insurance offers, free bets, money back and other promotions available.  You can visit our sister site, featured in the section above, LatestBettingOffers, for event specific odds and deals for both new and existing customers.

Wimbledon
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Wimbledon Championships
27th June - 10th July 2022

Wimbledon is the pinnacle of the tennis season, the third grand slam of the year and the only one still held on grass. 2022 will be the 135th edition of The Championships, which started back in 1877 and will see 128 men and 128 women players compete for their respective titles.

Each singles winner is expected to pick up in the region of £2.35M from a prize pool of around £38M, making this one of the biggest events to win in the sport for both prestige and earnings.

Broadcast each year on the BBC at a time when other sports are in a quiet period it captivates the attention of the public like no other event outside of major football and the Grand National. This means the bookies absolutely love it making it one of the most competitive events on the calendar, which ultimately means better value prices and offers for punters. If you want to bet it is generally best to wait until a couple of days before the event starts to get the best outright deals.

This year the men's game is as competitive as ever, with Djokovic as ever all on good form. The Women's game has never been more open as Serena Williams continues to struggle in her return with a whole host of contenders lining up to take her place.

Watch: BBC

Golf The Open Championship, Player holding the Claret Jug
Open Championship: St Andrews - 150th Year
14th - 17th July

St Andrews was supposed to host the 150th Open in 2021 but of course with the 2020 event cancelled it has had to wait a further year to hold the sesquicentennial edition. There is no more fitting place in golf though that could play host to the oldest major's big year as St Andrews is widely regarded as the oldest golf club in the world, dating back to the 15th century. It was also only the second club to host the Open in 1873 and has since hosted a record 29 times previously.

There are a lot of sentimental aspects to St Andrews, such as the names of the holes that date back so long nobody knows who named most of them. The names are descriptive but easy to remember, making them some of the most well known in the world. Such as, 'Long' being the longest hole, 'corner of dyke' being at the corner of a dyke, etc. The course has no single architect, rather it has been crafted by 500 years of golf.

While there may be sentimental aspects golfers cannot afford to let their guard down. The links course is second most northern on the rota and subject to highly changeable conditions. It can be beautifully sunny when one group tees off and then a total downpour by the time the next group tee off.

There are few dominant golfers this year you could bank on winning, but that can also be good as it makes the market more open with better odds for the leading pack. Whatever you bet on it is wise to wait until a few days before the start of the event to get the best prices and deals.

Watch: Sky Sports Golf

Newmarket Racevourse on a July summer evening
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July Festival: Newmarket
7th, 8th & 9th July 2022

When we think about elite summer flat racing it is easy to jump straight from Royal Ascot in late June to Goodwood in late July. Sandwiched in the middle, however, is the July Festival, held at the the home of the racing and the Jockey Club; Newmarket.

This three day event from Thursday to Saturday sees 21 races, a third of which are group races. The feature group one races are the Falmouth Stakes on the Friday and the Darley July Cup Stakes on the Saturday. Alongside these are a further 14 handicap and conditions races between 5 furlongs and 1 mile 6 furlongs, that will give plenty of spectacle to racegoers and viewers alike.

With not much other than a bit of tennis going on in early July this meeting is very much loved by the betting companies, and is often used to try to attract summer racing punters - and that means good prices and decent offers are available.

Watch: ITV

Tour De France
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Tour De France
1st - 25th July 2022

The annual multi-stage cycling race takes place over 21 days in France (mainly) and will cover a distance of over 2000 miles. Twenty-two teams will ride over the twenty-one stages starting on the 1st July and finishing in Paris at the Champs-Élysées on the 18th July.

2022 will be the 109th edition of the race with the grand depart due to be held in Copenhagen, the first time in history the tour has visited Denmark.

Team Sky, who won six tours in seven years between 2012 and 2019 are now known as Team Ineos following Sky's decision to end their sponsorship. The team was bought by Britain's richest man, Jim Ratcliffe, and won the tour at the first attempt in 2019. However, in a sign that money is no guarantee of winning Ineos was found lacking in 2020 and 2021 with 21 year old Tadej Pogacar winning for Bahrain Victorious, the 2020 version especially being the most unexpected result since WWI.

Tadej Pogacar is a firm favourite for 2022 and Ineos must find a renewed crop of riders with Chris Froome having moved teams and 2018 winner Geraint Thomas and last 2019 winner Egan Bernal struggling for form.

Watch: ITV

Michael Van Gerwen at Darts Premier League Match
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Darts World Matchplay
16-24th July 2022, Winter Gardens, Blackpool

Generally seen as the biggest PDC darts event after the World Championship, the Matchplay tournament features 32 players (16 seeded and 16 from the ProTour Order of Merit) playing in a straight knock-out legs format over five rounds. The first round is best of 19 legs, second best of 21, quarter-finals best of 31, semi-finals best of 33 and the final best of 35 legs.

Despite the tournament first starting in 1994 there have only been 11 different winners, this is largely due to the fact Phill Taylor won the event 16 times between 1995 and 2017. Peter Wright is the current champion winning in 2021 in an event Michael van Gerwen has struggled in, by his own standards, with only two wins (2015 & 2016) from three final appearances. He was knocked out in the second round in 2020. This may partly be due to the fact half of players are made up from the Pro Tour, meaning top players like van Gerwen have less experience against them.

Being a leading televised PDC event the total prize pool is a very decent £700,000 with £150,000 to the winner.

Watch: Sky Sports

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About Our Online Betting Guide

online betting 2At OnlineBetting.org.uk we provide impartial betting advice whether you are a complete novice or you have been doing this for years. All guides and reviews are written by Matt (that’s me) and our in house team, or by carefully selected and vetted expert writers. We update our offers daily and we revise our reviews and guides regularly.

A little introduction to me, Matt. I have been betting for many years in all formats, I love all sports and games and as we all know there is no better way to get into an event than by having a cheeky flutter. Everything written on this site comes from first-hand experience and has been fully tried and tested by either myself or our team or our expert writers. I aim to guide you through all things betting from old school bookmaker’s shops to modern bookies that solely offer online betting tools. We assess the pros and cons of online vs betting shops, conventional desktop sites, mobile betting, payment options, offers/promotions, live betting and betting with streaming and more.

I am a diehard Liverpool FC fan and I truly love my football but I also like watching and going to, Horse racing, Dog racing, Cricket, Tennis, Darts, F1, Rugby, Golf, Snooker, Boxing and even the odd NFL game. If you watch a sport or game in my opinion it is worth placing a bet on it but given the wide range of choice and offers available in the world of online betting it is often hard to know who to bet with. In my own experiences I have made some mistakes but I have found a lot of gems that can make betting on events a lot more fun, and profitable.

Maybe you want to find the best bookmaker for betting on football for example, or you might want to know how to bet with cash online, who offers Cash Out, live streaming, who has the best mobile app or who provides the best live betting – whatever your query or question we have complied a comprehensive resource to online betting to help answer it.

Here we list good, established, UK licensed (by the Gambling Commission), reliable betting sites for punters and by having a good relationship with these companies in many cases we are able to offer you exclusive and one-off deals you cannot find direct with the bookmaker.  If you like what we do come back and visit us often and see what's new, share the love too and tell your friends about us.