Following humble beginnings as a solitary Salford shop in the late 1960s, Betfred has emerged as one of the leading bookmakers on the high street.
But has Fred Done’s success with bricks and mortar translated to the world of online sports betting?
Let’s get stuck into our Betfred review and see how they stack up with the other big boys.
Betfred Pros & Cons
- Home to a wealth of price boosts, juiced-up accumulator prices, and custom bets.
- A wide range of easy-to-play scratchcards, lottery draws, and games.
- Easy to find televised matches for a Saturday afternoon punt on games on the box.
- Slow load time when navigating between different sections of the site. Ain’t nobody got time fo’ dat!
- A solid yet unspectacular range of football accumulators. Variety is the spice of life, lads!
- A poor selection of live streamed events on-site.
If you mention the name “Fred Done” to a punter you’re likely to hear the bookie “Betfred” chimed back at you, and the two have gone hand-in-hand on the betting scene for a number of decades.
But before we get down to the nitty gritty, a funny story: they paid out early on Manchester United to win the Premier League title back in 2012, only for cross-city rivals Man City to eventually top the table on goal difference. Oh, Fred…
Betfred Welcome Offer
The section you’ve been scrolling for…
Sign up and place a £10 bet and Betfred will do the honours and top you up with £30’s worth of free bets – that’ll ding, dang, do.
How to Claim the Welcome Offer at Betfred
- Click CLAIM at the top of the review and head to the Betfred website.
- Make yourself a shiny new account and deposit a tenner
- Place a £10 bet at odds of at least even-money (2.0 for the fractional folks among us).
- Hey presto – within 10 hours of the bet settling, Betfred will place £30 of free bet bonuses into your account.
As always, we’d recommend you just have a butcher’s at Betfred’s Ts&Cs to make sure you know where you stand before you jump in.
Betfred User Experience
Signing up to Betfred is a straightforward process, but make sure you have a form of ID at the ready for when you deposit, as you will need it to verify your identity before you top up your account.
As is the case with its competitors, Betfred is home to desktop and mobile sites, as well as a slick mobile app. ‘appy days! I’ll get my coat…
Thanks to its position as one of the market leaders, Betfred is home to some of the best odds on the web.
In addition to competitive odds you’re also met with plenty of opportunities to top up your winnings in the form of odds boosts and special accumulators with enhanced returns.
Betfred Promos & Offers
Betfred has made its reputation as a top bookie through its “Bonus King” slogan, and in addition to their very warm welcome offer, they keep you toasty as an existing customer too, with a nice range of promotional offers.
New Customer Offer Example
- Bet a tenner and get a whopping £30 in free bets.
Ongoing Customer Offer Examples
- Betfred will double and treble your odds on selected first goalscorer bets if your player goes on to score twice (double odds) or a hat-trick (odds trebled).
- £10 ‘Win’ bets on selected horse races are refunded as free bets if your filly finishes second.
- For fans of each-way betting on the ponies you can bank on an extra place or two in selected races.
Betfred Sports & Markets
The Betfred betting banquet features all the usual sports betting suspects, along with plenty of casino games, lotteries and scratchcards to keep you occupied.
The best sports for betting on Betfred are:
Football – Double Delight and Hat-Trick Heaven is just one of many great Betfred bolt-ons that add an extra layer of excitement to the beautiful game.
Horse Racing – Their free bet offer on selected races for a second-place finish should be a huge pull for punters, and combined with competitive odds and extra each-way places, Betfred really is a one-stop shop.
Rugby League – Betfred promise not to beaten by any other bookie for prices on 1st Tryscorer bets. Betfred started life in Salford back in 1967 and they haven’t forgotten their northern roots with this one.
Betfred App & Mobile
Betfred is a triple threat thanks to its desktop site (with a mobile version to boot) and app that is available on Apple and Android devices.
One small thing to point out is that while the menus are nice and slick to move through, the load time is a bit slower than some of its rivals, so don’t leave yourself until the last minute to stick your bets on, just to be on the safe side.
Betfred – Our Rating
Betfred are one of the most traditional names on the sports betting scene, and they back that up with a solid online presence that has improved leaps and bounds from the clunky site we had to contend with a few years ago.
That said, site navigation speed and live streaming services still need to be taken up a notch, so with that in mind we’re giving Betfred a rating of 3.5 out of 5.
Betfred - FAQ
Betfred certainly lives up to its reputation as the home of bonuses and that is how it keeps punters coming back. We all love a first goalscorer bet on a televised match, and their double/treble odds promotion is just one example of why Betfred simply has to be your go-to if you love a bonus.
You bet! They’re also very transparent and compliant with gambling regulations as they take you through the sign-up process, which is a nice touch.
It is available, but it certainly wouldn’t make my nominations list if The Oscars suddenly introduced a “Best Bookie for Live Streaming” award…
The big four to look out for on the promo parade are football, horse and greyhound racing, and rugby league, which all have market-leading promotions.