Step by Bet - Betting tutorials and guides

Welcome to Step by bet!

Step by Bet has been designed to give you an easy, yet comprehensive step by step guide to the betting sites. We cover a vast array of topics, from claiming free bets, opening your very first betting account or downloading betting apps.

Each of our articles include actual, real world working examples for each process. So, on our how to place a bet pages, we actually place a bet from an active (and funded) account, and show you every step of the way. Likewise with all our pages.

For each bookmaker we have either set up accounts, downloaded the app, placed bets, claim promotions and so much more to help you relate to what actually needs to be done for each step of the process.

Best Overall Bookmaker: BetFred
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betfred onlineWe’ve voted Betfred as our best overall bookmaker, and for good reason. The site covers more sports and betting markets than any other, and with that depth, comes with a plethora of features. Everything from live streaming to a stunning mobile app (of which live streaming is available on) can be accessed by simply registering an account.

The inclusion of the cash out functionality, statistics section, match centre, existing customer promotions, highly competitive pricing for their betting odds and the ability to select from dozens of sports to bet on, simply add to the overall quality of BetFred.

On top of all that, they also have the biggest free bet promotion in the industry as well, where you can claim a a £30 free bet with your first bet of just £10 or more.

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Claim bookmaker promotions

One of the main reasons as to why Step By Bet was first thought up was to help people open a betting account and claim bookmaker promotions. The promotions side of the industry is often misleading for a lot of people. What most people see is something like ‘Bet £10, and get a £10 free bet’ and tend not to think of the terms and conditions that a lot of bookmakers actually set before you can claim this.

Our bookmaker promotions page will show you the run down for a host of the best performing bookmakers in the industry. We explain to you what EXACTLY it is that you have to do to claim the promotion, which include imaged step by step guides.

For the most part, they are pretty straight forward and to a seasoned punter there will be few surprises from the bigger bookmakers in the industry. But if you are new to the betting industry then this may be a total mystery to you.

For example, did you know that almost all bookmakers require you to place a qualifying bet at minimum odds set in the terms and conditions to claim a free bet? And, that you only have a limited time to claim and use your free bet? Well, it’s things like these which are often overlooked in the industry, so we’ve put rights to that from our promotions guide pages.

We’ve managed to sift through each bookmakers terms and conditions for you so when you come to claim the promotion, you know exactly what you need to do to get your free bet.

What we will say is that the bookmakers on Step By Bet won’t make you jump through hoops to get your money, provided you are aware of what you need to adhere to. But, you will need to know what you are getting in to first, which will be available on each ‘promotions’ page on Step by Bet.


Our banking section is another popular choice for our readers. We have addressed issues on both how to deposit and how to withdraw from each bookmaker. On top of that, we include information such as any fee’s, deposit/withdrawal times, payment options and, of course, step by step guides on how to do each.

This will be something that first time or new bettors to a certain bookmaker would be interested in and we’ve made comprehensive guides to make sure you know exactly how each process works.


The mobile section has quickly become one of our most popular, and that’s simply down to the fact that more people bet on their mobiles than ever before.

Downloading betting apps isn’t always the easiest thing in the world. If you are an iPhone/iPad user then you are going to be able to access most of the betting apps from the App Store, but it you are an Android user then you are going to have to be a little more creative, due to the google Play store refusing to allow the promotion of gambling apps.

But, for each bookmaker we have shown you how to download the app directly on to ANY smartphone device. We’ve gone and used each handset ourselves and seen the best way to do so. Android users will be able to download exactly the same app as iOS users and our step by step guide shows you exactly how to do that.

Betting Tips

We stick to educating you how to bet so you have the tools follow your own knowledge when betting online. Offering betting tips is extremely difficult but some sites do this very well. are the masters for football accumulator tips and give their tips away for free. These are the only betting tipsters I follow as they are proven over 4 consecutive years in generating real profits.

There are many sites that tip though and let me tell you, they don’t win you cash. It is very hard to maintain this for a whole season or even a month so have fun and trust your own instincts.