William Hill Free or 4 Review: How To Play & Winnings Guide

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Free Or 4 is a free-to-play football game that gives participants the chance to win up to £200 in free bets.

It is easy to get to grips with and is quick to play. The promotion is offered out by William Hill and rounds usually take place at the weekend.

Not only are there prizes for the round winner, but there are season-long prizes available as well, with prize amounts going up to £10,000 in cash. Read on down the page to find out more.

Where do you find the Free or 4 Promotion?

In order to play the Free or 4 game, users are required to have a registered William Hill account. It is free to set up and no deposit is required in order to participate.

William Hill offers this promotion online only. It is not available in their retail stores. It can be accessed from a desktop, tablet and mobile phone.

Free or 4 competition

There are dedicated apps available from the relevant app stores within the UK. There’s also the William Hill website, which is optimised for mobile browsers.

The promotion itself can be found in the top menu bar in the football section. It can also be found by using the intuitive search tool and searching for Free or 4.

opening the promotion from the home page

How to Play the Free or 4 Game

Entrants are required to select six football matches from a long list set out by William Hill that they believe will have either three or four goals in them. It doesn’t matter what the score is as long as three or four goals are scored in those fixtures.

There are varying prizes on offer, depending on how many selected matches saw just three or four goals scored. 4 games are needed to be correct for a free bet to be awarded.

  • 0 correctNo win
  • 1 correct No win
  • 2 correctNo win
  • 3 correctNo win
  • 4 correct £1 free bet
  • 5 Correct£5 free bet
  • 6 correct£200 in free bets (8 x £25 free bets)

Playing Guide

To play the game, select it from the William Hill app or website. A page will open offering full terms and conditions, a few details about the promotion and a “Play for free” button. Tap the button to get open up the list of fixtures.

Free or 4 Splash page

The available matches to be selected from will now appear. players now scroll through the whole list and pick the matches they fancy. For rounds where little knowledge of the matches in question is known, there’s a Lucky Dip button that can be pressed.

Tapping on the lucky dip button will select 6 games at random. If the fixtures picked are undesirable, the user can press the lucky dip button again or manually remove and add different selections as they see fit.

making selections

Once six selections have been made the selection counter next to the lucky dip button will then transform into a yellow “Submit Selections” button.

confirming picks

A pop-up message will now appear asking if you would confirm the selections. Tap submit to confirm or edit to go back to review the selections and fixtures.

confirmation pop up window

Once submitted, a summary page will appear showing the selections made. These can be edited at any time even after they have been submitted.

At the top of the summary page are recommended bets based on the selections that have been made from within the game. Users can choose to back any of the recommendations using the quick bet slip links or ignore them.

The last round’s results can also be viewed by toggling between the two available tabs at the top of the page.

summary of selections

Bigger Prizes Available To Loyal Players

Those who find themselves partaking in this promotion frequently could well put themselves in with a chance to win a monthly award or an end-of-season prize.

Throughout the English football season, leaderboards are set up and the number of correct predictions is tracked each round. They are then scored as follows:

  • 0 correct – 0 points
  • 1 correct – 1 point
  • 2 correct 2 points
  • 3 correct – 3 points
  • 4 correct – 5 points
  • 5 correct – 10 points
  • 6 correct – 15 points

Points are then tallied up and shown on the leaderboards. anyone who can make it into the top 20,000 places is in the prize position.

Monthly awards

  • 1st – £1000 in cash
  • 2nd -10th – £100 in free bets (4 x £25 free bets)
  • 11th-50th – £50 in free bets (2 x £25 free bets)
  • 51st to 100th – £10 free bet
  • 101st – 500th – £5 free bet
  • 501st-1,000th – £4 free bet
  • 1,001st-5,000th – £3 free bet
  • 5,001st-10,000th – £2 free bet
  • 10,001st-20,000th – £1 free bet

Anyone lucky enough to finish in the top 1000 places come the end of the season also receives generous rewards.

End-of-season prizes

  • 1st – £10,000 in cash
  • 2nd-10th – £1000 in cash
  • 11th-50th – £100 in free bets (4 x £25 free bets)
  • 51st-100th – £50 in free bets (2 x £25 free bets)
  • 101st-500th – £25 free bet
  • 501st-1,000th – £5 free bet

All free bets won have a 30-day validity period. After 30 days, any unused free bets will disappear from the account. Full terms and conditions of the offer can be found on the William Hill website.

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William Hill comes fully recommended by us. They hold all the necessary licenses to operate in the UK and we have been using their services for over a decade. You can read our William Hill Sports app review for a full breakdown.

Free or 4 FAQs

Yes, the William Hill Free or 4 is a free-to-play game. You can win up to £200 in free bets. 

If a match is called off, that particular pick goes down as a losing selection. However, all other picks will remain live. Therefore, even though the top prize of £200 will no longer be attainable, the player could still walk away with a £5 free bet should the other six selections all be correct.

Yes. There’s a £1million maximum prize bool per week. If the cap is exceeded, winning free bets are reduced proportionately.

Cash prizes are paid directly in to the winners player accounts. It can then be used to fund further bets or withdrawn in to a bank account.

Free bets are added to winners playing account by midday of the day after the competition has ended.

Yes, cash out is enabled on all markets that normally offer the cash out feature.

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