One of the main bonuses that Bet365 offers on its site is bet credits, or free bet credits, that come when you open a new account on the site.
The signup promo (Bonus code NJGAMBLER) offers bettors $200 in bet credits when you make your first bet of just $1. This offer ranks among the best you will find at any online sportsbook.
But then what do you do with them?
This definitive guide from the site will give you an idea what they are, when you can use them, and any other manner of question you might have.
What are Bet Credits?
Bet Credits are an amount of additional funds that are added to your bet365 app account to be used to place bets with no risk to your own cash.
How can you claim your Bet Credits?
To claim Bet Credits, simply select the Claim button when making your qualifying deposit and initial bet. You can also go to the My Offers section and claim them within 30 days of registering your account.
How do I qualify for Bet Credits?
To receive Bet Credits, you must make a qualifying deposit (minimum $10) and then place a bet of at least $1. You will then receive $200 in bet credits. This money is not available for withdrawal, but you can use it to place additional wagers.
What are the conditions that you must follow to release your bet credits?
Your wager must contain at least one selection at odds of -500 or greater.
In market/fixture combinations that only have two or three potential outcomes, where you have placed bets on more than one potential outcome, either pre-match or In-Play, only the outcome with your highest cumulative risk will count.
Where a bet has been partially Cashed Out, only the remaining active risk will count.
Where a bet has been edited using our Edit Bet feature only the new risk on the new bet will count.
Fully Cashed Out, Gaming, In-Play bets which are settled as a push and bets deemed no action will not count.
How can I pay for bets using Bet Credits?
To place bets without risking your own cash, just select ‘Use Bet Credits’ in the bet slip. You choose when you use them.
What are the benefits of Bet365 Bet Credits?
The most important benefit, of what is a long list, is that you are wagering on contests with free money. You are not risking your own money. You can also break the Bet Credits up into any manner of wagers; if you want to bet them all on one game, or bet a little on 20 games, that is up to you.
Bet Credits are flexible; you choose how and when to use them, and you choose the amount you want to use. You can use your available Bet Credits on multiple sports, bets or markets. Any winnings from Bet Credits are credited as cash and you can withdraw as per the normal rules.
Bet Credits have no fixed expiry date (they will be removed if your account is inactive for 90 consecutive days). Bet Credits can be used alongside or in conjunction with a cash balance. The customer can choose to partly fund a bet with Bet Credits if they wish to do so.
Bets placed with Bet Credits can qualify for our No Score Tie Offer (where the offer is applicable to a bet placed with Bet Credits, bets will be refunded as Bet Credits).