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The Sun newspaper has launched a brand new online betting site called Sun Bets.  New FreeBets customers can join and claim a Sun Bets free bet worth £10. This offer does require a first bet of £10 of the First Race of the day (at Cheltenham) and receive two free £5 bets to use on the rest of that day’s card. However, once the bet is settled, the free bet will be credited to the new account within 48 hours.

The Sun Bets free bet offer is one of the main attractions at this new sportsbook.  There are also other offers and promotions but they are mainly money-back type specials and price boosts.  Football and TV shows are the normal betting mediums where punters can expect price enhancements and free bet specials.

Sun Bets is the brand new online sportsbook run in conjunction with the popular tabloid Sun Newspaper.  Unsurprisingly it’s very similar in appearance to its illustrious cousin with a ‘red top’ and it uses non-nonsense plain English.

Sun Bets Free Bet Offer

 New customers are entitled to a Sun Bets free bet worth £10. The promotion is not available during Cheltenham.requires a first-time bet of £5 or more on a selection priced 1/2 or greater. Once that wager is settled, and within 48 hours, the free bet will be credited to the new account.

Tip!  You will need to use a Sun Bets promo code to receive the SunBet free bet offer, so make sure to find it by visiting the ‘Promotions’ page before registering your new account.

Sun Bets Free Bet - Bet £5, Get £10

Other Offers and Promotions

The Sun Bets free bet offer is this mainstay of this new sportsbook.  There are other regularly updated promotions which deliver money-back specials and price boosts.  Football and TV shows are the normal betting mediums where punters can expect price enhancements and free bet specials.

Betting Markets / Features Available

There is everything you would expect to find from a new-age online sportsbook at Sun Bets… and a lot more!  Just how many bets they expect to take on Australian Rules Football, Surfing or Ice Hockey remains to be seen but they combine to make Sun Bets a pretty comprehensive bookmaker.

Like most, Football and Horseracing are the headline sports at Sun Bets but it is good to find some traditional betting shop fare such as greyhound racing.  But the Sun clearly knows their readership and likely sportsbook users too and therefore there is a lot of ‘Specials’ markets on offer covering such things as X Factor, the Christmas No. 1 song and the next James Bond.

In addition to a good number of sports on offer, it’s the depth of betting markets that really impressed us.  A Premiership game can feature over a whopping 350 different betting markets!

Sun Bets Sportsbook


Did I mention Sun Bets know their market? That is in no way related to this betting site being idiot proof.  It’s certainly not idiot proof but it is very simple to navigate as is the bet placement and banking facilities.

Conveniently Sun Bets can be accessed and played via PC and on the go using the Sun Bets mobile app.


It has to be said the Sun Bets web site have very few bad points.  Customer Service is available 24/7 via ‘Live Chat’, the phone lines are 7/11 7-days a week, there’s an email address and even a dedicated Twitter feed you can message.

The site may lack the flair that can be found elsewhere, there is no live streaming of sporting events and the graphics are very basic.


In summing up our Sun Bets review we see this site as a welcome addition to the online sportsbook jungle, Sun Bets features a no-nonsense free bet offer.  It also has some nice concessions and price enhancements which making winning a little easier.

True, it’s not jam packed with features – stats, live streamed sports, infographics etc – but it does have a great Blog section with contributors such as the ‘At The Races’ frontman Matt Chapman providing insightful and entertaining contributions.

All-in-all this is a no-frills experience but it is also a busy shop with it’s shelves laden with betting opportunities.  That means plenty of sports, hundreds of betting markets and multiple betting options including Yankee, Canadian, Heinz and Lucky 15/31/63 multi-bets.

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