Best Betting Sites UK

At Best Betting Sites our reviewers have sought out the very best online betting sites for the UK market. We felt that rather than bombard you with a large number of sites (some of which are utter tosh), why not narrow down the options and just bring you the best of the best. So we totted up the pro’s, marked down the con’s and came up with this list of top notch bookies.

In the table below you will find our current top ten betting sites. For more recommended sites along with details of the introductory betting promotions that they offer, visit our free bets page.

Top 10 UK Betting Sites & Bookmakers

Bonus (T&Cs Apply) Notes Visit
Up to £100 in Bet Credits Our number one site for day to day betting.
Bet365 Terms – Open Account Offer. Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5 and 1x settled bet requirement to release Bet Credits. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.
Bet £5 + Get £20 in Free Bets Regular offers, a massive football jackpot & deposit via Coral shops.
Coral Terms – 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.
£50 Deposit Bonus Regular reload bonuses & coverage of over 150 football leagues.
10Bet Terms – New Customers only; Min. deposit £15 (no Skrill/Neteller); Bonus amount is 100% of deposit up to £50; Offer can be claimed once per household; Wager the qualifying deposit and bonus amount 8x within 30 days to convert bonus winnings into real money; Wagers must be on min. odds of 4/5 on singles or acca bets with min. odds of 2/5 per selection to qualify; Max. stake contribution to wagering requirement is the value of your bonus; Certain bet types are excluded; See full terms; Terms apply; 18+
Bet £5 Get £40 Fantastic football odds, with a best price guarantee on accas.
BetVictor Terms – New Customers Only. Deposit via credit/debit card and bet £5 @ odds 2.0+ within 7 days of registering; Cashed out bets excluded. Get 2x £10 free bets, valid for set types @ odds 2.0+ & a £20 casino bonus, wagered 40x to withdraw; Bonuses expire in 7 days; Geographic restrictions apply; T&C’s Apply, 18+ | begambleaware.org | Please gamble responsibly
Bet £5 Get £20 Great all rounder. Regular price boosts & cash out via Ladbrokes shops.
Ladbrokes Terms – 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.
Bet £20 Get £40 Strong brand with good range of offers.
Unibet Terms – Bet £20 at 2/5 or more for £40 in free bets and bonuses (£20 free bets, £20 casino bonus). Min deposit is £10 and racing excluded from the qualifying bet. Bonuses awarded on bet settlement. Casino bonus has 35x wagering requirement.
£30 Free Bet Loyalty program, big stats database and good variety of offers.
Betway Terms – New customers can claim a 100% match on their first deposit up to £30 (min £10 deposit by debit/credit card or PayPal). Must claim within 7 days. T&Cs apply, 18+.
Bet £10 Get £30 in Free Bets Long established online bookie with plenty of regular offers.
888 Sport Terms – Deposit using promo code 30f and bet £10 at odds of 1/2 or more for £30 in free bets. Free bet credited after qualifying bet settles and expire after 7 days. New customers only. T&Cs apply. 18+.
Bet £10 Get £30 + 30 Free Spins Wide range of moneyback specials. Plus regular giveaways & bonuses.
Betfred Terms – Bet £10 at odds of evens or more for £30 in free bets. Free bet expires after 7 days and some deposit method restrictions apply. New customers only. T&Cs apply. 18+.

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It probably doesn’t come as a huge shock to find that the top 10 list found above is dominated by the big UK high street brands. These guys have been around for many many years and have spent that time battling with each other to become the ‘top dog’, resulting in better odds, websites and features for us.

But that doesn’t mean that you have to stick the the old school bookies in order to find yourself a quality site to bet on – new websites spring up all the time, and because they’re competing with the big boys they often have to pull out all of the stops to get noticed.

In the next section you’ll find our top 3 new betting sites (or rather, new compared to the ones listed above). All of them have gone above and beyond to provide a truly competitive product and are well worth checking out – so if you’re looking for somewhere new to bet, try one of the following.

New Betting Sites For 2019

Bonus Notes Visit
£10 Free Bet

Bet £10 at evens (doubles and higher). Plus loyalty points.
Regular Offers Regular offers on most major sports including golf, tennis & darts.
£50 Welcome Bonus Accepts bitcoin. Plus lots of competitions with high value prizes.

We’re classifying the websites listed in the table above as new bookmakers. Now this doesn’t necessarily mean they only launched last week, rather that they’re not as established as the bookies in our top 10. It could also include gambling sites who have recently added a sportsbook to their portfolio of products, despite their other products having been around for much longer.

For example, despite being including as one of the new kids on the block, you may recognise one of the names in the list as being fairly old – Vernons have been in the betting business for decades and have operated the football pools under the name ‘Vernons’ since 1925. Whilst they launched their online product a few years ago, they’re still relatively unknown – hence including them here. Of particular interest is the fact that they run plenty of offers on a wide range of sports (not just football) including tennis, golf and cricket.

Sports Betting Tips

Jockey on Racehorse

Saturday Racing Tips – 19th October 2019

Catterick is trying to attract racing fans away from British Champions Day at Ascot with a decent card of racing that promises some surprise winners. There are a host of tricky handicaps on the card including the Catterick Dash. That means plenty of chances to win big against the bookies. We’ve picked out the best value bets from the biggest five races of the day in our Saturday Racing Tips.

Racing Genk Luminus Arena

Champions League: 22nd & 23rd October 2019

Man City, Liverpool, Tottenham and Chelsea are back in UEFA Champions League group stage action in midweek. Jurgen Klopp’s men edged a seven-goal thriller against Red Bull Salzburg in their last European game. Will we see more fireworks when they travel to Belgium to take on Genk on Wednesday?

Manchester United Stadium (Old Trafford)

Premier League: 19th to 21st October 2019

Premier League football is back with a bang after the international break. On Sunday afternoon at Old Trafford, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United entertain Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool. Elsewhere, Everton and West Ham meet at Goodison. Arsenal travel to Bramall Lane on Monday to take on Sheffield United.

Cardiff City Stadium

Championship: 18th to 20th October 2019

Championship action gets back underway on Friday night with Sheffield Wednesday travelling to the Cardiff City Stadium. West Brom head to the Riverside Stadium, while Nottingham Forest make the trip to Wigan on Sunday. Who'll be top after this round?

Horses Racing to a Finishing Line

British Champions Day

The season-ending British Champions Day is one of the most lucrative days of horse racing in the world. High class horses representing some of the most powerful trainers and owners in the sport will compete on a card that includes four Group 1 races, a Group 2 and an ultra competitive handicap. We’ve picked out the best value odds from all six races.

League/Cup Outright Betting Tips

Premier League

Here we look at the title race, the relegation battle and everything in between. Including whether Man City can win a third title in a row, why Leicester are a team to watch and which two established sides could be in relegation danger.

Goal Being Scored

Championship

Widely regarded as among the most competitive divisions in European football, the Championship is an unforgiving competition with a heavy physical and mental toll on everybody involved. Recent seasons have provided some excellent value for punters this season should present some great betting opportunities.
Champions League Match Ball on Pitch

Champions League

The Champions League is the biggest club competition in all of football. It features the biggest teams and the best players and always produces world class matches. Last year featured some incredible late drama and this year promises to be another cracker with a host of big teams strengthening their squads.
Footballer Lifting Silver Trophy

EFL Cup

Currently the Carabao Cup, we refer to it as the EFL Cup. England’s second most prestigious knockout tournament started in 1960, giving sides from the top four tiers a shot of silverware. Manchester's City and United have claimed the last four League Cups but might their grip come to an end in the 2019-20 season?

Wembley Stadium

FA Cup

There’s no domestic cup competition in England bigger than the FA Cup. Every team across the country would love to get their hands on the coveted trophy won by Man City last season. Will 2020 produce our 44th unique FA Cup winner or will we see a former champion lifting the trophy at Wembley?

Europa League Match Ball

Europa League

After an all English final in 2019, the 2020 Europa League will see Man United, Arsenal and Wolves join a host of clubs from across the continent looking for European silverware, €45m prize money and a place in next season’s Champions League. We look at the contenders to lift the trophy in Gdansk, Poland in May.

Sports Betting Guides

Each betting site listed on this site may have an area or sport in which they particularly excel (or are weak in). For this reason we also make specific recommendations based on sport, cutting down the field even more so that you can find the right bookie for what you want to bet on.

  • Football Betting – All UK bookies will have a strong football focus, but that doesn’t make them equal. We guide you through the top 3 football betting sites and show you where to find the best football odds, footie promotions and even free live streaming football.
  • Horse Racing – Want to know the best places for betting on the horses? Check out our guide to the creme de la creme of racing focused bookies. Including who has the best odds and racing promotions, and where to find the best live horse racing streaming service.
  • Other Sports – Footie and Racing are the biggest sports in the UK when it comes to betting turnover, but we’ve also compiled similar guides other topics, including TennisAmerican Football and Snooker. See the relevant page for a full run down, including the best bookmakers for each sport, the types of bets you want to be considering and what rules you should be aware of when placing your wagers.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question that you need answering about betting, then head over to our FAQ section where we cover some of the more common things that people ask us – including topics such as odds, void bets and even how to bet online without a bank account. We also get into the nitty gritty with questions relating to gambling law, taxes and identification requirements.

We add new articles to this section all the time, but if there’s something you need answering that we haven’t already covered then feel free to drop us a line and our experts will do their best to fill you in.

What Makes A Good Betting Site

So how do we pick the bookmakers that make it into this site? We take a variety of factors into account (listed below in no particular order) which we look at in combination with each other. In the majority of cases they betting sites should tick all of the boxes to some degree, however we may lists sites which lack in certain aspects if they excel in others – see each bookmakers review for full details.

  • Odds – First and foremost we look at the odds as any betting site worth its salt will be competitive in its prices. Some of the betting sites will offer better odds than others on particular markets – in particular, BetVictor have had the best overall football odds for the last two seasons. Peer-to-peer betting exchanges often have better odds than traditional bookmakers, but this comes at the cost of some features (namely multiple and accumulator bets) and the frequency of promotions.
  • Markets – Having great odds doesn’t mean squat if they’re not on the events you want to bet on. So we look at the number and availability of markets that the site offers – in diversity, variety and number.
  • Useability – Any decent betting site should be easy to use. The best betting sites feature intuitive layouts that enable you to place your bets quickly and easily.
  • Features – Various features are more important to some punters than others, and we try to take this into account accordingly. Features we particularly look for include mobile betting capabilities, banking methods, in-play betting and live streaming feeds.
  • Promotions & Offers – We look at the frequency and value of promotions, but not just for new customers – we also look at the ongoing promotions and specials that the site offers its existing customers. Most of the sites we list offer promotions such as cash back specials, enhanced odds, free bets, betting bonuses, accumulator bonuses and so on… A small number of betting sites even offer loyalty points or bonuses to reward you for every bet you make.

Betting Tips

In our betting tips section we provide predictions and previews of upcoming events. The bulk of our analysis is focused around football and horse racing and is split by league, competition and meeting.

Football

Horse Racing