New betting site The Pools: BIG Racing Offers Explained

The Pools: BIG Racing Offers

Betting fans of a certain age may remember the era when The Pools were one of the biggest and best betting operators in the UK. Times may have changed from the days when “the Pools Man” came knocking at the door, but The Pools are still with us and now operate a thoroughly modern betting site, encompassing the classic football pools betting products and a comprehensive traditional sports betting site.

Sleek and intuitive to use and backed by one of the most well-respected names in the industry, The Pools is well worth a look for sports betting fans. New players will find themselves off to a flying start courtesy of the excellent welcome offer; Simply stake £10 to receive £10 in Free Bets and a bumper 100 Free Spins!

The added value doesn’t end with the sign-up deal, with a host of ongoing promotions helping to ensure that existing players also receive a little extra bang for the betting buck. Racing fans, in particular, are well-catered for, with the site offering Best Odds Guaranteed on all UK and Irish Racing, a steady stream of Extra Place races, and the hugely popular BIG Racing Offers.

How Does "BIG Racing Offers" Work?

To qualify for this deal, simply navigate to the BIG Racing Offers section of the site and place a win single bet, of £5 or more, on any of the qualifying races listed on the page. You will then receive a Free Bet as follows:

  • Stake £20 or more to receive a £5 Free Bet -
  • Stake £10 or more to receive a £2 Free Bet -
  • Stake £5 or more to receive a £1 Free Bet -

Your Free Bet will be credited to your account within 30 minutes of the race result and is valid for 7 days from the date of issue. Also, keep an eye out for special “Double Reward” races at major meetings such as the Royal Ascot Festival, which award a £10 Free Bet for a stake of £20 or more, a £4 Free Bet for a Stake of £10 or more, and a £2 Free Bet for a Stake of £5 or more.

As with all promotions, there are a number of terms and conditions in place, with the following, in particular, worth being aware of.

  • Single Bets only. If an each ways single bet is placed, only the win portion will count towards the promotion. -
  • ”Race Winner” market only. -
  • Cashed-out bets and non-runners do not count towards promotion. -
  • Offer available once per person per race. -
  • Free Bet Stake not included in any returns. -

See The Pools site for a full list of terms and conditions.

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Full T&Cs apply. New UK customers only. Bet should be either a single or multiple bet, start at £10, and have 1.9 or greater odds. 5 Free bets include: 1 x £10 Free bet on horse racing, 1 x £10 Free bet on football, 2 x 10 Free bet in-play, 1 x £10 Free bet Acca. Max payout – £500. 7 day expiry. 18+ only.


T&Cs apply. 18+ New customers only. You must place 3 x £10 sportsbook bets to qualify. Money back as free bets up to £25. Must use code welcome25afs when creating an account.


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