Free bets are certainly one of our favourite things to talk about here at 14henry.com with the main reason that football and betting just go hand in hand with each other. When claiming free bet offers its important that you do a bit of research around it first, if you dont read up on the bonus that you want to take then you could end up being stuck with them. What we mean by stuck with them is when you claim a bonus certain online betting sites will have a wagering requirement, the bigger the bonus the more likely it has to have a wagering requirement.
One free bet offer that has these requirements is the free bet from bet365, regardless to whether you claim a £10 free bet or the full £200 you will need to turn it over 6 x before withdrawing any of your winnings. Bet365 have done this because they offer such a large bonus that if you only had to bet through it once they would probably be out of business.
Its not just Bet365 who have a free bet offer that requires you to turn over your welcome bonus, NetBet who offer an even smaller one will expect you to turn it over a minimum of 8 times before withdrawing.
The worst bit is these types of free bets also have a time limit to them, you will have to complete the wagering requirements within a set time limit before any winnings/funds that are left in the bonus balance are forfeited and taken off you.
If you dont like the sound of wagering requirements then our advice is to aim for the small free bets which you will only need to bet through a minimum of one time. It greatly reduces the risk of losing your money and also means you can cash out after your first bet.