WHAT IS GIVE AS YOU BET?
Give as you bet is an online fundraising platform that allows users to raise free funds for charity when they bet or gamble online with some of the UK's top casinos, bookmakers and betting exchanges. When a new customer registers with a casino, bookmaker, exchange or similar betting website via the Give as you Bet website, and completes any necessary donation activation requirements, then the gambling sites pay Give as you Bet an affiliate commission. Of the commission that Give as you Bet receives the stated one-off amount or the stated recurring percentage amount is donated to our chosen charity All donations are done on a monthly basis.
How Does Give as you Bet Work?
The first thing you need to do is browse our selection of partner casinos, bookmakers, betting exchanges and other betting websites. You can choose a casino or similar based on the donation amount, the type of donation (one-off or recurring monthly percentage) and/or on the promotion offered for new customers. Please remember you must be 18+ and must only choose a casino or similar betting website you are not already registered with. When you've made your choice you will be taken through to that partners Give as you Bet page where it has all the details about the amount and type of donation that will be made, the promotional offers available and what you need to do to ensure you enable the donation and get your free bets or bonuses. For an example you can see Gala Spin's Give as you Bet Offer page here.
On every partner's individual page there are SPECIAL ORANGE SIGN-UP BUTTONS near the top of the page which you should click if you wish to register to that partner via the Give as you Bet website. It is super important to use this link otherwise we might not receive the affiliate commission and won't be able to make a donation to the charity. Before registering with any partner we always recommend to read their terms and conditions and check that you are eligible to register with them (e.g. you are over 18 and live in the UK).
Before making a deposit and wagering we recommend double checking what you need to do to meet the donation and promotional requirements on the partner's offer page on the Give as you Bet website. We really don't want you to miss out on making a donation or receiving your promotional offer from the partner. In most cases the partner informs Give as you Bet after 2-3 days of successful customer sign-ups and any affiliate commission which will be due based on these sign-ups. If you think you may have accidentally deposited or wagered the incorrect amount to trigger the donation please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can attempt to, at the very least, claim the donation amount from our partners for charity. Final decisions will be made by our partners though (see Give as you Bet Ts&Cs).
Every partner has an individual affiliate agreement with Give as you Bet. These agreements tend to be based either on Cost per Action (CPA) or Revenue Share (RS). CPA agreements mean Give as you Bet receives a one-off affiliate payment when a new user signs up to a partner and completes a specified action, such as depositing and wagering £20. From our CPA agreements Give as you Bet does a one-off donation to our nominated charity. The amount donated from CPA agreements is stated on each partner's Give as you Bet page (e.g. a one-off £10 donation is done for new users who sign up to Betfair Sportsbook via Give as you Bet). RS agreements mean Give as you Bet receives a recurring monthly affiliate payment after a new users signs up with a partner and generate revenue for that partner. From our RS agreements Give as you Bet does recurring monthly donations to our nominated charity. The amount donated from RS agreements is stated on each partner's Give as you Bet page as a percentage (e.g. 25% of our affiliate earnings from a RS agreement with 888 Sport are donated to our nominated charity each month). It is possible that in some months users registered with a particular partner will not generate that partner revenue. In such months Give as you Bet will then receive no affiliate payment and a donation through affiliate earnings with that particular partner will not be made.
What else do you need to know?
Affiliate earnings that are not donated to charity are used for the ongoing growth and development of the Give as you Bet website. This includes things like office expenses, salaries, advertising and website development.
Give as you Bet receives affiliate payments in most instances on a monthly basis and consequently donations to charity occur after these payments have been received (i.e. donations are also done on a monthly basis). Give as you Bet is aiming to raise £10,000 for the nominated annual charity by the end of 2019.
Frequently Asked Questions
Give as you Bet launched in mid 2018 and for the first couple of years has opted to donate all monies raised by our users to a single charity, the details of which you can see on Our 2018 Charity page. It is hoped by the end of 2019 that we reach our £10,000 fundraising target for this charity and that much of the remaining income made can be used to develop Give as you Bet further. We hope in the future to offer our users the ability to choose their preferred charity from several different charity partners, as we appreciate everyone has different charity areas they may wish to support.
At present unfortunately not. One reason being that partners provide information to Give as you Bet on new user sign-ups and revenue generation in an anonymous format. We do hope to develop this service in conjunction with our partners in the future and is what we will be investing in developing in the long-term. For now you can visit our blog here and see our posts reporting our donations made to the nominated charity each month. As the website grows and donations grow we will also be noting donations generated by each partner.
We donate a significant portion of the affiliate commission payments we receive from our partner casinos, bookmakers and other betting partners to charity. Remaining earnings are used to fund the on-going development and growth of Give as you Bet. We want to keep Give as you Bet free for our users to raise money for charity.
All donation amounts we display represent the amount the charity will receive. A £20 donation means a £20 donation.
As some affiliate commission payments are made to Give as you Bet in EURO or USD, we will endeavor to update donation amounts if exchange rates to GBP alter significantly at anytime.
The amount you can raise for charity via Give as you Bet is variable and depends on a number of factors. Mainly how many partners you choose to register with and whether you choose partners that result in one-off donations or monthly recurring donations being made by Give as you Bet to our nominated charity.
One-off donations are specific amounts donated one time to our nominated charity by Give as you Bet. Monthly recurring donations are highly variable as the amount depends on the revenue that is generated by our users for our partners. The monthly recurring donations can potentially result in large amounts being donated to our nominated charity each month, or very little and even nothing in other months (i.e. if no revenue is generated by our users for the partner that month).
As Give as you Bet actively encourage responsible gambling we do not recommend to sign-up with multiple bookmakers all at the same time just in order to donate more. Perhaps try one bookmaker for a while and if you like the bookmaker then stick with them and if you don’t you can always come back to Give as you Bet to try out a new bookmaker and donate again when you do.
If you have never gambled or bet before please make sure you read our responsible gambling page before registering and depositing with any partner.
If you are ever concerned you are unable to gamble responsibly please visit www.begambleaware.org.
Lots of people in the UK gamble at online casinos or bet on sports at online bookmakers for entertainment. Give as you Bet offers these people the opportunity to donate money to charity whilst they do this.
Casinos, bookmakers and similar businesses often use affiliates to help promote their offers and to attract new customers. For doing this these affiliates earn commission payments from these gambling sites. Unlike any other affiliate Give as you Bet uses our affiliate commissions to donate to charity. Give as you Bet donates a significant portion of our affiliate commissions to our nominated charity and uses remaining monies to promote and develop the Give as you Bet website.
The UK National Lottery raises millions for charities every year and we hope over the long-term that Give as you Bet can also make a significant contribution to charity as well. For our couple of years operating we are aiming to hit a fundraising target of £10,000.
Give as you Bet aims to donate to our nominated charity on a monthly basis.
The majority of our partners pay Give as you Bet an affiliate commissions once a month. Consequently we donate to the charity once we have received these payments. We usually attempt to donate to the charity within a week of receiving the affiliate commission payments.
All incoming affiliate payments and donations we make to the charity are recorded in detail and made available on the Give as you Bet blog.
The donations made to charity come out of affiliate payments made to Give as you Bet from gambling websites. The donation does not cost you anything extra as Give as you Bet pays the donation from our affiliate earnings.
In order for the donation to be processed most of the gambling website request that new customers who come via Give as you Bet complete a specific action. For example, the action may be that the new customer must deposit £10 when they register. The actions required in order to activate the affiliate payment, and therefore the accompanying donation, are detailed on each partner’s Give as you Bet page.
Although it is necessary to complete the minimum action if you wish to enable a donation to occur, at no point do Give as you Bet require this minimum action to be complete if you just wish to sign up to a bookmaker/casino and are not interested in making a donation via our website.
If the minimum action that will enable the donation via the bookmaker’s affiliate payment to Give as you Bet is considered to be an extra cost to you then we recommend to not complete the minimum action and choose whichever action suits you best or not to sign-up at all. In such instances though a donation will not occur.
You can also consider donating directly to the charity yourself without using the Give as you Bet website. You are under no obligation to use the Give as you Bet website in order to donate.