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
Bet £10 & Get £30 in Free Bets Our number one site for day to day betting.
Bet365 Terms – Bet £10 & Get £30 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. Registration required. #ad
£30 Matched Bet If Your First Acca Loses Plus Free Spins
Betway Terms – New UK customers only. Min Stake: £5. Maximum Free Bet: £30. First bet on a Football or Horse Racing multiple with 3+ selections. Overall odds: 3.00 (2/1) or higher. Free Bets available upon settlement of the qualifying bet. 100 Free Spins on Gold Blitz (£0.10 per spin) credited on settlement of qualifying Acca bet. No wagering requirements on free spin winnings. Debit Card deposit only (exclusions apply). This offer is valid 7 days from the new account being registered. 18+ BeGambleAware.org. Bet the Responsible Way. Full terms apply. #ad
£50 Deposit Bonus Coverage of over 150 football leagues.
10Bet Terms – New bettors; Code PLAY10; Wager deposit & bonus 8x; Max qualifying bet stake=initial bonus; Valid 60 days; Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply; T&C apply; 18+ #ad

Please note: Terms & Conditions apply to the offers listed above. All offers for new customers only. For more details see the relevant offer landing page. See also our disclaimer.

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 2024

Bonus (T&Cs Apply) Notes Visit

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.

Some of the new sites we’re seeing at the moment are excellent and it’s clear that they’re well funded with a good product and an appetite for quality. That’s not to say that you should sign up to any old new site you find though, there are plenty of low quality white labels that offer poor odds and even worse customer service. We’d suggest you stick to the ones we’ve tested and are happy to recommend.

Key Football Dates For 2023/24

Reading Madejski Stadium

By Forces77, Wikimedia Commons

Football is played across the globe continually throughout the year but in Britain and most of the rest of Europe, the season runs from the end of the summer through to the spring.

Traditionally, the Premier League and the English Football League (EFL) play their first games in early to mid-August and conclude in May. The major domestic and European cup finals take place at the end of the season in late May or June with the exception of the League Cup final which plays in February.

Qualification for the major International tournaments, the World Cup and European Championship, have a qualification process which plays at during the domestic season with the finals played in the off-season, in June and July. The exception to this was the 2022 World Cup Finals which were played in Winter for the first time.

The key dates for the current football season are shown below.

Leagues

League Start Date End Date
Premier League 11th Aug 2023 19th May 2024
EFL Championship 4th Aug 2023 26th May 2024
League One 5th Aug 2023 18th May 2024
League Two 5th Aug 2023 19th May 2024

Cups

Cup Start Date End Date
Champions League 19th Sep 2023 1st Jun 2024
FA Cup 4th Nov 2023 25th May 2024
League Cup 8th Aug 2023 25th Feb 2024

International Tournaments

Cup Qualifying Start Date End Date
European Championship Mar 2023 – Mar 2024 14th Jun 2024 14th Jul 2024
Nations League Qualification Sep 2024 – Mar 2025 Jun 2025 Jun 2025
World Cup TBC Jun 2026 19th Jul 2026

Upcoming Events

When it comes to sports betting, you need something to bet on. Aside from the (almost) ever present football, there are some cracking high profile events spanning a range of different sports. Here's our top picks of what's coming up.

Horse Racing

Horse with Reins

Guineas Festival – 3rd to 5th May 2024

The flat racing season on the turf may have only just started but it already brings us the first Classics of the year as Newmarket hold the Guineas Festival on their Rowley Mile course. This is a three-day meeting beginning on a Friday, with the 2000 Guineas running on the Saturday and the 1000 Guineas on the Sunday. In the 2000 Guineas last year, Frankie Dettori rode Chaldean to victory for Andrew Balding. In the 1000 Guineas, Mawj ridden by Oisin Murphy and trained by Saeed bin Suroor brought the Godolphin team their fourth win in the race.

Golf

Two Golf Balls Either Side of Hole

RBC Heritage – 18th to 21st April 2024

After the conclusion of the Masters at Augusta the attention of the golf world turns immediately to the fifth Signature Event of the season as the Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina hosts the $20m RBC Heritage. The first edition of this long running tournament was played in 1969, won by seven-time major champion Arnold Palmer. England's Matt Fitzpatrick won the 2023 RBC Heritage after a playoff against Jordan Spieth.

Tennis

Two Tennis Balls

Madrid Open – 22nd April to 5th May 2024

The clay court season shifts up a gear as we approach the second Grand Slam of the season, with the Madrid Open a key tournament in the lead up to the French Open. This ATP and WTA 1000 event is played at La Caja Mágica, a tennis complex to the south of the Spanish capital, and has a prize purse of over $9 million. In 2023, home favourite Carlos Alcaraz won the men's singles for a second year in a row. In the women's singles, Aryna Sabalenka won her second Madrid Open after defeating Iga Świątek in the final.

Formula 1

F1 Chequered Flag

Chinese Grand Prix – 21st April 2024

Late April sees the return of the Chinese Grand Prix to the F1 calendar, with teams heading to the Shanghai International Circuit for the first time since 2019. That last race was won by Lewis Hamilton who was securing his 7th Chinese Grand Prix. Mercedes engines have powered nine drivers to victory in Shanghai, initially for McLaren, followed by the Mercedes-AMG Petronas factory team.

Snooker

Red Snooker Balls Shallow Field

World Snooker Championship – 20th April to 6th May 2024

The 2023/24 snooker season concludes with the sport's biggest tournament as the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield holds the World Snooker Championship. The tournament begins on Saturday 20th April, with the final finishing in traditional fashion on the Early May Bank Holiday on Monday the 6th May. Belgian Luca Brecel won his first world title in 2023 when he beat England's Mark Selby 18-15 in the final.

Darts

Dartboard with Three Darts in Treble Twenty

Premier League Darts Play-Offs – 23rd May 2024

The PDC Premier League runs for a total of 17 Thursday nights, between February and May. For the first 16 weeks, eight players compete in mini knockout events to gain points. The top four players in the Premier League table then go on to compete in the play-offs on night 17 to decide who will be champion for that season, with both semi-finals and the final played in the same evening. In 2023, Dutchman Michael van Gerwen defeated Jonny Clayton and Gerwyn Price to take the title.

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.

Recently Added & Updated Questions: April 2024

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 often been awarded the title of ‘best overall football odds’ in multiple 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.