Betfred Review

Betfred Bookmaker Review
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Ryan's Thoughts about Betfred

Ryan's Thoughts"With strong promotions and an excellent live in-play service, Betfred is one of the most reliable bookmakers in the UK. With a strong history dating back for around the last 50 years, Betfred is a highly trusted brand, but the website could do with being redesigned to bring it up to the same standard as the company's rivals towards the top of the industry. Betfred also has low margins and high maximum winnings, so there are plenty of reasons to sign up to get an account."

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At A Glance - Important Facts

  • Name - Betfred
  • Stock Symbol - Privately owned
  • Head Office - Warrington
  • Year Incorporated - 1967
  • CEO - Fred Done
  • Major Awards and accolades - n/a
  • Contact Info - Call 0800 028 7747 or email [email protected], Betfred Online, c/o The Spectrum, 56-58 Benson Road, Birchwood, WA3 7PQ, UK

Betfred Bookmaker Review

Betfred Bonus Codes

Betfred's initial sign-up offer is to get £30 after betting £10. Here's how it works:

  • Sign Up Bonus

  • £30 in Free Bets

  • After £10 Bet Placed

Steps to collect the bonus

  1. Register for a new account at Betfred - no promo code needed
  2. Place your first bet of £10 at odds of evens or greater
  3. Get £30 in free bets within 48 hours of your first bet being settled
  4. Free bet amount must be wagered once prior to any winnings being withdrawn
  5. FB stakes not included in any returns and they are also non-withdrawable

VIP Loyalty Program

Betfred has a dedicated VIP Loyalty Program available for sportsbook users, which places it ahead of many of its sports gambling sector rivals. Users get a dedicated account manager, as well as exclusive odds, invites to special events and even faster withdrawals.

Mobile Betting App Features on Tablets and Smartphones

There is a dedicated Betfred app available to download for Apple and Android devices, but like the website there is room for improvement here. Live betting works reasonably well via either the app or the Betfred mobile site, while the company also has an app for its special Goals Galore promotion. For this offer, account holders select a minimum of three games that they think both teams will score in. Like Paddy Power, the company also has the Betfred Messenger App to try to make it even easier for users to be able to put bets on as quickly as possible.

Maximum Winnings

Betfred's maximum winnings are highly generous compared to a lot of other bookmakers. Users can win £1,000,000 on either horse racing or football, which is very appealing. Up to £500,000 can be won on golf bets placed on Betfred, but this comes down to a slightly tight £100,000 for other sports such as rugby, cricket, boxing and tennis. There is no limit to any Totepool bets.

Football Accumulators

Although there is a whole slate of excellent promotions up for grabs at Betfred, there are no current football accumulator offers at the bookmaker. Betfred is likely to launch a new football acca promotion in time for the launch of the new European season, however, and it will probably continue to run its popular Goals Galore offer as well.

Banking - Deposits and Withdrawals

Here is all the information you need about banking, deposits and withdrawals at Betfred:

Betfred Accept The Following Payment Methods

Payment methodDepositCashout
Debit Card£5No limitInstantFree£5£10k 2-5 daysFree
Credit Card£5No limitInstantFree£5£10k 2-5 daysFree
Skrill£5No limitInstantFree£5£6.5k<24 hoursFree
PayPal£5No limitInstantFree£5£5k<24 hoursFree
Neteller£5.50No limitInstantFree£5£4k<24 hoursFree
Bank Transfer£85No limit2-5 daysFree£25No limit2-5 daysFree

Customer Service

Betfred has a full glossary and FAQ available, which is a good starting point if you have a problem with your Betfred account. You can also email [email protected] or call 0800 028 7747 for help. In addition, Betfred has a live chat facility just like most other major bookmakers in the 21st century. Customer service via Betfred agents is quick and friendly, so there are no problems here.

In Conclusion / Our Verdict

Betfred is certainly one of the top bookies in the UK, with a long history and a huge number of shops testament to the strength of its brand. But the website and mobile app could both do with being updated to bring the company in line with its rivals.

There are plenty of reasons to recommend Betfred, however. The bookmaker offers highly generous maximum winnings, its sportsbook is one of the best around, and there are some excellent promotions across all sorts of different sports as well. There is plenty of live streaming and live in-play betting works well at Betfred as well, so check it out and sign up for an account.