Betfred is a well-known and respected name in the UK, with hundreds of physical betting shops dotted across the nation.
While not as huge a name in the online betting scene as the likes of Bet365, Ladbrokes, or William Hill, Betfred is a major contender and as you read this review, you will see that everything those other mega-names offer is available here and then some.
So what does Betfred offer you as a potential player? We will cover every aspect of the site in detail, from the sportsbook to the poker room to the online casino. Let’s check Betfred out in-depth.
Review – Conclusion
Betfred is up there with the best of them, and apart from being a little UK-centric (such as excluding lots of non-UK players from bonuses), it is difficult to find anything to complain about.
- ￡ 30 in free bets for all new sports bettors
- Regular promotions around important sporting events
- Fantastic sports betting mobile app
- Huge range of casino games & large welcome offer
- Fully-equipped live casino with friendly live dealers
- Restrictions on bonuses for lots of non-UK players
- No all-in-one mobile app. All sections have a separate app which requires download.
Betfred Bonuses, Offers & Promotions – The Whole Deal
Betfred offers a range of bonuses to suit every type of user. Free bets in the sportsbook, free casino cash for those who like to play cards and slots, a sizable poker welcome bonus, and even a bingo bonus are all available. Here are the details:
Sportsbook Welcome Bonus
When you deposit and bet with £ 10, Betfred will give you £ 30 in free bets. This is a pretty standard offer across all the big UK sportsbooks online.
Casino Welcome Bonus
Casino players are entitled to a first deposit bonus and two reload bonuses worth £ 200 in total. The first deposit bonus is 100% up to £ 100. The second bonus is 50% up to £ 50. The third bonus is also 50% up to £ 50.
Betfred bingo players can claim £ 30 extra when you deposit and play with £ 10. To spell it out simply, deposit £ 10 and play with £ 40.
A poker welcome package of 200% up to £ 1,200 is available for all new players. This is a fair bit bigger than the average poker bonus. As with most online poker bonuses it is paid out in increments rather than as a lump sum.
Betfred Sports Betting
Betfred has lots of physical betting shops across the UK, and is one of the leading names in the industry. Take a stroll through London and you will see a Betfred shop in every area. As you might suspect, a bookmaker of this caliber offers bets on every major sport out there.
Football, rugby, tennis, golf, motorsports, horse and greyhound racing, and virtually every type of fighting sport in the world are covered including boxing and MMA. You can also bet on chess, political outcomes, e-sports, ice hockey, and lots of other sports.
You will find all sorts of markets to bet on apart from just outright winners. Most of these focus on football, and include goals scored, half and full-time scores, first goalscorer, handicap betting, man of the match, and a range of other proposition bets.
A quick scan of the leagues and tournaments will reveal every major one under the sun. the usual suspects like the EPL, La Liga, Serie A, and Bundesliga are there, along with the World Cup, Euros, FA Cup, and more. Yet Betfred goes further and you can bet on matches from America to Africa to Asia.
There are a few great features worth mentioning, including a vast treasure trove of historical stats and facts to pour through for more informed betting decisions, the ability to watch matches and events live, live betting, a cash out feature, and live commentary.
We really like how easy this sportsbook is to use on both desktop and mobile devices. The design is easy on the eye, and everything is very well laid out and easy to find.
Betfred also runs a fully-equipped online casino with more games than you could reasonably play. There are video slots, popular card games like blackjack and poker, and of course table games favourites like roulette. Basically, this will be like having Vegas in your pocket, much like any other online casino.
Betfred brings together games from some top software providers, but is first and foremost a Playtech casino. This is always a good thing, since Playtech are basically considered the best in the world. You will also find some games from Ash Gaming, Blueprint Gaming, IGT, and a few others.
While there are a few major software firms on the slots scene, it is difficult to top Playtech games. The vast majority of the slot games at Betfred are Playtech powered, and so we give the slots section a big, red, Footy Latest seal of approval.
Age of the Gods, Jackpot Giant, Beach Life, Gladiator Jackpot, and lots of the others popular Playtech slots are available right in the casino lobby. If you are looking for a particular title there is a game search feature.
Most of the popular table and card games are available too, including baccarat, blackjack (several versions), craps, a few poker variants like Pai Gow and Texas Hold ‘Em, and roulette.
Games are available in both the digital and live dealer casinos. There are also plenty of video poker games like Deuces Wild, Jacks or Better, and Joker Poker.
Betfred casino works nicely on both mobile and desktop devices. You can play straight from your devices or download the casino app for Android or iOS devices.
It wouldn’t be a site suitable for British bettors if there wasn’t a bingo section, would it?!
Games start every few minutes and range from 2p per card or you can bet much larger stakes. You can also claim £ 30 in free play when you first sign up and there are plenty of ongoing promotions like prize draws, cash drops, and free play.
You can also face off against players from around the world by downloading the Betfred poker app to either your desktop or mobile devices.
There are daily poker tournaments, both freeroll and paid, and prizes can be anything from tens of thousands to a trip to Vegas all expenses paid.
We give Betfred casino games a major green light. Only the best software companies in the industry are proving games here, and the RTP figures for the game are published directly on the site, making it easy to verify the games are fair.
If you are a fan of a specific software provider like NetEnt or Microgaming you might be disappointed. Other than that, we have no complaints in this department.
Betfred Mobile Apps
There are separate Betfred mobile apps available for each section of the site. That means sportsbook, casino, poker, and bingo apps are all distinct and will require separate downloads.
If you visit the site on a mobile device your operating software will be automatically detected. There’s no need to worry about getting the wrong app. We found the whole process very fast and easy, and were up and running in minutes.
Deposit & Withdrawal Options
Banking is always an important factor. You will have the following options at Betfred:
- Credit cards
- Debit cards
- Bank Transfer
Using e-wallets is faster, safer, and usually means getting your money faster when it comes time to collect.
Languages and Currencies
Betfred is only available in English. We guess you will be OK with that, since you wouldn’t have been able to read this far in the review if you didn’t understand it.
Currencies accepted include GBP, EUR, AUD, CAD, CHF, SEK, NOK, ISK, HKD, MYR, NZD, DKK, ZAR, JPY, and THB.
Security and Fairness
Betfred holds operating licences from both the UK and Gibraltar authorities. These are two of the toughest regulators in the world, which should give you confidence.
All of the RTP figures for the casino games are published. Just click ‘RTP’ on the menu in the casino.
As far as terms and conditions go, Betfred is not as competitive as many of its rivals, and this is where it lets itself down slightly. While not outrageous, x40 wagering requirements are a little high.
It is also worth noting that lots of players from countries around the world will be excluded from the casino bonus and several other bonuses. Betfred is very UK-centric. Check out the terms and conditions here.
Contact and Customer Support
If you need to contact Betfred about anything, you can do so via:
- E-Mail: Support@betfred.com
- Telephone: 0800 028 7747
- Live Chat: Available on site for registered bettors.