Very few people would disagree that the gambling industry relies on betting promotions immensely, particularly in football. A lot of football enthusiasts will only agree to ditch their high-street bookmaker with the promise of “free money” online – and this is exactly what betting promotions seemingly offer.

Of course, there is no such thing as free money in the world and while some bonus offers may seem very desirable, most have plenty of strings attached. While some bookies may say they will give you “£250 of free bets”, usually there is a lot more than this than meets the eye. Following on from this, we’ll now take a look at some of the best betting promotions that you can use to make a profit with football.

Sky Bet – £10 free

Even though we said that there is no such thing as free money, there is an exception to the rule. Over the past few years Sky Bet have been offering all new customers £10 just for registering. There is absolutely no need to deposit to unlock these football betting offers and the only restriction is that if you are successful with the bet you place, Sky Bet retain the initial £10.

For any sports betting novices out there, this is unquestionably the best place to start. You are not risking a penny of your own money and while some companies will insert their own tricky terms and conditions into such betting offers, Sky Bet have made everything completely clear and simple and have given you the best possible chance to start your sports betting career in the black.

Bet365 – 100% deposit match up to £200

It could be said that the betting promotions that Bet365 run are at the completely opposite end of the spectrum. The limit for this offer is significantly higher, with customers able to earn up to £200 in some situations. Of course, these situations can be few and far between and while it is very easy to unlock such a bonus, managing to withdraw it is another matter. You must bet through the amount at least three times, meaning that you may have to bet £600 if you are looking to retrieve the maximum bonus. On a more positive note, the minimum odds for the bonus are better than competitors and as long as you place a bet at odds that are at least 1.50, Bet365 will count it towards your play through amount.

PaddyPower – 5 free bets of £50

This is different to the majority of betting promotions that are available on the internet. It’s probably not suitable for the inexperienced football gamblers, yet for those that know what they are doing then this could be a very lucrative way to make money. The initial matched bonus is only worth £50, but it’s the subsequent actions where the real money is made. Once you have placed four bets, you will get another matched bonus up to £50, while the same will occur for every five bets up to £250.

The beauty of this offer is that you won’t blow all of your bonus money on one bet. Moreover, when you turn to football betting it is very easy to unlock your bonuses due to the frequency in which matches occur. Premier league clubs are constantly in action these days.

A summary on the best football betting promotions

While the above text has only displayed three offers, it’s clear to see that betting promotions come in a huge variation and what works for some people, will do the complete opposite for others. Take the £10 Sky Bet offer for example – this appears a fantastic deal due to the fact that you are not spending ANY money whatsoever in retrieving your bonus. However, for some punters the free £10 just won’t be sufficient to turn a profit and they will find the likes of Paddy Power and Bet365 more beneficial due to their higher limits.