Founded as a single Salford betting shop in 1967 by Fred Done, Betfred has mushroomed to become worth more than £10bn in 2018-19.
It’s now one of Britain’s most widely used, popular online bookies, known especially for its bonuses and promos, while (unusually in today’s market) retaining a High Street presence.
The site is fully licensed both in the UK (by the Gambling Commission of Great Britain) and by the Gibraltar Gambling Commission.
Fire it up on your desktop or mobile device, or use the app – however you play, you should find Betfred quick to load, easy to navigate and user-friendly.
Good sports at Betfred
A key draw with this operator is the extensive range of sports markets offered, totalling nearly 30 in all. The line-up encompasses things you’d expect, such as football and horse racing, but also activities which may spring less immediately to mind, including basketball and American football.
With football particularly well covered, Betfred offers everything from major world leagues to smaller competitions like the Belarus Premier League. Equally, many of the site’s promos focus on the beautiful game, including Goals Galore and Hat-trick Heaven.
However, if you’re a racing punter at heart, you’ll also be well catered for, whether you want to place a bet on a British or Irish meeting, or one taking place elsewhere around the world.
Equally, Betfred has various sponsorship deals in place, for instance with the World Snooker Championship, so some promos will be tied in with these events.
As for the variety of odds offered, Betfred does consistently present a narrower range than some of its competitors.
Looking for live streaming or in-play betting?
Typically, although not exclusively, customers can access a live stream only if they have taken a punt on that same event.
In terms of in-play betting, this does compare well with what the competition offers, and even includes esports, which isn’t the case with all operators. Among the activities on which you can have an in-play bet are football and cricket, snooker, basketball and rugby plus golf and tennis.
How you’ll be looked after
Regular promotions include the welcome bonus of £30 in free wagers once you’ve bet a tenner. Meanwhile, the Pick Your Punt feature allows you to create and customise your own individual punts and this covers all the world’s major football leagues. It also works for tennis and cricket, among other sports. Promotions do, however, tend to focus mainly on football and racing.
Payment options encompass direct debit, bank transfer and e-wallets, and there are a few ways of contacting the customer service team including via phone, email, social media and live chat. At the same time, the Help menu is comprehensive.
Betfred is a leading force within British betting, with a great range of markets and bonus options, so it’s a solid choice of gambling operator. Perhaps having a wider range of separate odds on a given sporting occasion would make it an even better bet.
What payment methods are accepted at Betfred?
Betfred accepts the following payment methods: pingit, Visa, Visa Electron, Mastercard, Maestro, NETELLER, Skrill, paysafecard
What type of online betting/gambling does Betfred offer?
Betfred is currently offering online Slots, Bingo, Sport, Casino, Games, Poker options
What currencies are accepted at Betfred?
Betfred offers play in the following currencies: