We’ve covered our basic strategy for using a free bet in the no deposit free bet section already but we’ll look at a basic example of using a Totesport free bet and getting the most out of it.
We’re not a tipster site so we’re not going to tell you exactly what you should be betting on but we’ll cover what kind of things you’re looking for whether you’re picking for yourself or listening to a tipster.
So first of all the obvious. You’re looking for a decent bet. Not a 50/1 horse (unless you know something everyone else doesn’t) but you do need to make sure that the odds don’t go below 2.0 (keeping in mind that the odds can move so keep an eye on this right down until your bet is placed). If your first bet is a non runner you get your money back but no free bet and no other chance at getting one. This means you might either want to look at something other than horse racing or watch the horses entering the stalls to make sure they’re not looking skittish).
Hopefully we’ve got a good result with our first bet and then we’ll get the free bet to play with. The stake won’t be returned which means if your £25 free be wins £100 your return is going to be £75 (they keep the original £25 stake) so you don’t want to win £30 with a heavy, heavy favourite (since your return is going to be £5) so you might considering looking at some decent odds to get a good return from the free bet.
The most important strategy here is really pretty simple though:
- Have fun with it. It’s a free bet. Like playing the lottery for free you should enjoy it.
- There’s no reason not to!