The Pools Sign Up Offer

Description

Register an account with The Pools, deposit and bet £10+ on any sport and get £10 in free bets.

Key terms

  • Minimum cash deposit of £10.
  • Minimum stake of £10.
  • Minimum odds of 2.00 (evens).
  • Applies to your first cash bet only.
  • 2 x £5 free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement.
  • 1 x £5 free bet will be valid on any sport.
  • 1 x £5 free bet will be valid on virtual sports.
  • The free bets will be valid for 7 days.
  • The free bet stakes will not be returned with any winnings.

Always check the terms of an offer yourself before placing any bets. Bookmakers can amend their terms anytime, so it’s always worth double-checking.

Account setup

  1. Sign up for a betting exchange account if you haven’t already. You’ll need this to match your bookmaker bet.
  1. Register an account with The Pools.
  1. Deposit £10 using a debit card.
  2. Switch to decimal odds.

Qualifying bet

  1. Check the back odds at The Pools and the lay odds at the betting exchange to find a suitable selection. Your qualifying bet must be placed at minimum odds of 2.00 (evens).
  2. Use the ‘Qualifying Bet‘ setting on the Matched Betting Calculator to calculate your lay stake.
  3. Place your £10 qualifying back bet at The Pools.
  4. Place your lay bet against the same selection at the betting exchange.

Free bets

  1. Your 2 x £5 free bets will be credited upon settlement of your qualifying bet. One of the free bets will be valid on any sport, and the other will be valid on virtual sports.
  2. Check the back odds at The Pools and the lay odds at the betting exchange to find a suitable sports selection.
  3. Use the ‘Free Bet‘ setting on the Matched Betting Calculator to calculate your lay stake.
  4. Place your first £5 free back bet on sport at The Pools (valid for 7 days).
  5. Place your lay bet against the same selection at the betting exchange.
  6. Your remaining £5 free bet will be valid on virtual sports, so you won’t be able to lay it. You can just place it on virtuals and keep your fingers crossed for a win.

As a rough guide, limit your qualifying loss to around £0.50 and aim for £4 cash (80%) from your £5 free sports bet. Based on those figures, you should make a £3.50 profit on this The Pools offer.

General advice and example for ‘Bet X, Get Y’ offers

Place your qualifying bets at low odds, ensuring you meet any minimum odds requirement. Use the ‘Qualifying Bet’ setting on the Matched Betting Calculator to calculate your lay stakes.

Once received, you can convert any free bets or bonuses into cash. Use the ‘Free Bet’ setting on the Matched Betting Calculator to calculate your lay stakes. It’s best to place free bets at high odds to maximise your profits.

See my ‘Bet X, Get Y‘ guide for a complete walkthrough of this offer type.

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The Matched Betting Academy

  • Logically structured to tackle strategies and offers as you’re ready for them.
  • Bag profits every step of the way. About £650 from welcome offers, and another £500 monthly.
  • Make £15 from your very first offer.
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