This summer France host one of the biggest tournaments in international football, the European Championship, or Euro 2016. Whilst many spectators are fine with just watching the games, supporting their nation’s team, and hoping for a win, many of us bettors see opportunity to make money on top of enjoying the tournament.
The best offer of the Euros 2016 is provided by Ladbrokes: 100% first deposit bonus up to £50 with the BETMAX promo code. To sign up and claim your sign-up bonus, click on the button below:
Breakdown of the best bookies
So here’s a breakdown of the best principle free bets offers for the upcoming Euros, from online bookmakers available to the English online market.
|Bookmaker||Freebet offer||Global Rating|
|£30 free bet||9/10|
|£30 free bet||8/10|
|£10 free bet||8/10|
|None – but 100% first deposit match up to £50||10/10|
|None (100% first deposit match up to £30)||7/10|
|None (50% first deposit match up to £200)||6/10|
|None (150% first deposit match up to £30)||5/10|
Best principle free bet offers
The one that stands out from the table is clearly 10 Bet’s 50% of your first deposit tched up to £200. Straight off the bat, this offer means that you’ll need to deposit £400 to have a chance of earning the bonus. But once you have deposited, you must roll over the deposit amount once. So it’s not like some other sites where you can just play the bonus money, you need to risk your own to earn it.
888 Sport’s treble the odds offer is very intriguing, but first let’s clear up the free bet bit. If that promo code doesn’t work then you can always just Google ‘888 Sport free bet offer’ and a code will come up. Back to the treble odds, the odds of your first bet will literally be trebled. Once you’ve placed the bet at regular odds, the bet will be boosted. If the bet comes in you get your regular returns back in cash and the bonus money – created from the treble odds – given to you in free bets.
The others are nice and standard, with Ladbrokes offering the highest amount of free bet value, with a bigger deposit amount needed of course.
Prepare for the betting opportunities
With Euro 2016 not starting until June 10, the vast majority of bookmakers still have very limited markets to bet on. Most will still only be offering outright winners, group winners, and maybe match results on the first set of fixtures, but these can be a good gauge of which site will offer the best odds when it comes to the tournament.
From the top rated sites tabled above – concerning the odds from the opening game of the tournament (France v Romania) – 888 Sport and Paddy Power are the best bookies if you’ll be backing the favourites in each match.
At the time of writing, 888 and Paddy Power offer 2/5 for France to win. Next in line was 10 Bet, who came in at 10/27. Fancy the underdogs? Then Titan Bet Sports is the site for you, putting up an unmatchable 10/1 on Romania to win the opening game.
Of course, in the coming months all of these odds will change depending on what squads are taken to the tournament and what injuries occur to which players. But these odds are often good precursors for odds in the tournament.
Lots more markets to come
As previously mentioned, many bookies will only show the odds for the first set of fixtures and outright winners, but there are lots more markets to come closer to the tournament; markets like goal scorers, number of corners, yellow and reds cards, and many, many more. So, to gauge how good each bookmaker is with each frame, check out their listings in Premier League games, it’s very likely that similar markets will be offered during Euro 2016.
The tournament doesn’t start until June 10, so there’s plenty of time to shop around until the tournament begins, but based on the opening offer 888 Sport looks like the best to back – if you’re good at betting. If not, all the others offer a deposit match so it’s just down to which site you’d prefer to play on.