Chasing the Lady
In many of his novels, the late Discworld author Terry Pratchett introduced a goddess known only as “the Lady”. To speak her true name would make her depart instantly, which is why her name is never mentioned, but her favourite colour is green. She doesn’t answer prayers, but she is attracted to the rattle of dice. Gamblers are her most fervent disciples, even though she disappoints them more often than most. Those who call on her assistance are often left to suffer unheeded, while those who play the hand they’re dealt undaunted, with devil-may-care sang-froid and no whining, sometimes receive her help unasked-for.
The musical ‘Guys and Dolls’ has an entire song about her, unfortunately cursed by the fact that it reveals her name. For the purposes of this article, therefore, she shall remain ‘the Lady’. The biggest gift the Lady can bestow on a sports betting punter is the sort of jackpot that allows them to retire to a private island somewhere sunny. However, she has many other gifts to spare, and one of the more run-of-the-mill is the no-deposit free bet.
How ‘Free Bet: No Deposit’ Offers Work
Expanding Internet connectivity and advances in device technology have opened up the world to sports betting enthusiasts. Depending on local regulations, millions of punters now have access to hundreds of sports betting sites that permit wagers on sports as diverse as horse racing, football, cricket, basketball and snooker, to mention just a few. It has become a huge global market, and as a result the top sports betting sites are in constant competition to attract new punters, and then retain them. Free bet no-deposit bonus offers are just one of the incentives they use in this quest. Exactly as the name implies, the no-deposit free bet offers the punter a chance to chase the Lady without risking their personal betting stake.
Many online betting sites offer a no-deposit free bet as a sign-up incentive. Upon registration, a punter who has made no deposit as yet is credited with a certain amount of money to place a free bet. Free bets that require no deposit are also offered to registered punters from time to time, on specific events, as an added incentive to bet. If they win, they keep the proceeds; if they lose, they haven’t forfeited any of their own money. Contrary to folk wisdom, a no-deposit free bet does allow a punter to get something for nothing.
Terms and Conditions Will Apply
It goes without saying that a no-deposit free bet is a promotional incentive, and as such, there will be terms and conditions attached. A registration bonus, for example, may require a punter to make at least a specified minimum deposit before they can withdraw the proceeds. Or a punter may be required to place a free bet entirely on one sporting event. Nevertheless, a punter who reads and understands the terms and conditions thoroughly before accepting any no-deposit free bet bonuses, can use them to supplement their betting stakes without risk, allowing then many hours more online betting as they try to find the Lady.