Ric.ror, i long since signed up all my non-gambling friends and relatives in order to claim the free bets. They all got a small percentage of any winnings for their 'troubles'. When it arrives in your account, sent him £182 :-))
If Ric is a new account is there not the bleedin verification palaver to go through, that was introduced as part of the money laundering legislation. I seem to recall having to verify my ID before they would transfer dosh to a bank account.
Mad Judge is it not? The bookies can't let you withdraw a few quid from an online account without a utility bill, passport and collar size, but you can walk into the RBS with bags of drug money no questions asked guv.