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Betfred Review & Free Bet:

Betfred started out as a solitary betting shop in Salford, England, founded by the owners Peter and Fred Done; hence how the name Betfred was conceived. They had arguably one of the best influxes in revenue in 2004 after they succeeded the previous year of £550 million by having a whopping £3.5 billion turnover and as of 2016, they were proud to boast over 1350 betting shops in total across the UK and one of the most popular online betting sites.

Website – Layout & Interface:

Betfred’s’ homepage consists of their superbly laid out product featured on a dark navy blue background and all of the key areas to navigate around are displayed well so you never feel as though the page is cluttered or you are being shown anything irrelevant.

The top left of the page is where Betfred’s’ logo is clearly shown with good effect and exactly opposite this is where existing customers can log in or players who might be new to the site can sign up, above this, tucked away at the top is the help centre which we will talk about later.

Starting underneath the Betfred logo is your first navigating menu tool, here you can browse Sport, Totepool, In-play, Casino, Watch Live, Live Casino, Vegas, Games, Virtual Sports, Lotto, Poker, Mobile, Promotions, Bingo, VIP. The menu below this section depends on the area of the site you are currently browsing, so for this review we will focus primarily on the sports betting side of things; the first thing you will notice is a tab featuring the welcome bonus as well as Watch Live, Promotions, CashOut Explained, Recently Paid Out, Who Dares Wins, Coupons Explained, DD|HH, Messenger and Extras.

If you look towards the left-hand side of the sports homepage you are first presented with a list of quick links to help make browsing even easier than it is already, here you can navigate between the Premier League all the way to the Championship Snooker League effortlessly. Underneath the quick links section is where Betfred’s’ comprehensive sports list can be found and there’s even an option to watch some of these live just by clicking on the “Watch Live” button.

On the opposite side of the site is where players can find their bet slip as well as a cash-out function, social media links, a live commentary option, blog and Betfred’s’ guide to betting. Betfred has included numerous handy options on the sport homepage which are there to show you when the next greyhound or horse races start and even a feature that lets you change how the odds are displayed.


Betfred has a great variety of sporting markets that customers have access to, so you can bet on sports and markets such as:  

Football Horse Racing Tennis Aussie Rules Football
American Football Basketball Baseball Boxing
Cycling Cricket Darts eSports
Greyhounds Golf Gaelic Football Hurling
Handball Ice Hockey Motor Sports Rugby Union
Rugby League Snooker UFC / MMA Volleyball
Special TV Shows Winter Sports Lotto

All of these markets have fantastic betting options available but being a UK based bookmaker, football is certainly covered with the most depth. Betfred covers leagues all the way from Venezuela to Singapore and you can find all of the usual markets to make a wager on.

Free Bet & Promotions:

For all new customers who register and create a Betfred account will be entitled to their welcome bonus which is up to £30 in free bets when you deposit and bet £10 or more, its worth noting that these bets can expire if they aren’t used within 7 days, you’ll also get an additional 30 free spins.

New customers only. Min first bet of £10 at evens or greater. Free bets credited within 48 hours. 30 Free Spins on selected games. 7-day expiry. E-Wallet restrictions apply. Full T&Cs apply. You must use the promo code SPORTS60

The second offer definitely shows Betfred’s’ heavy affiliation towards football and they will proudly double your odds if your winning goal scorer scores a second goal and even better, they will triple the odds if he nets a third. On top of these illustrious offers, customers should look out for their accumulator insurance, cash-out function and “Who Dares Wins”, there are also plenty of horse racing offers to get involved in. Due to the extensive amount of customer-orientated promotions and even a VIP scheme, we definitely suggest you create an account and see what’s available yourself to actually believe it.

In-Play Betting:

Betfred features its very own in-play console that customers can use to bet on the pinnacle of sporting moments, the console itself isn’t dissimilar to that which you have probably seen on other sites which means switching to Betfred is simple, and if you don’t have much experience with in-play betting its very easy to get used to.

Some of the markets that Betfred offer in-play options for are Football, Tennis, Basketball, Snooker, Cricket, Ice Hockey, eSports and Handball. Betfred’s’ selection of sports isn’t the most diverse we have seen however it does have great markets available.

Mobile & Tablet:

For all of the players who like to enjoy sports betting away from the confinement of a desktop computer, Betfred has its very own dedicated application which means betting on your favourite sports has never been easier and can be done from anywhere in the world and at any moment. To download the application, if you are an IOS user, you simply need to head over to the Apple app store and download it, or you can head over to the Betfred website and download it directly from there. Android users only have the option to download it straight from the website but if you don’t want to clutter up your portable devices storage, then you may be pleased to know the application isn’t a requirement and everything you can find on both the application and the desktop version of the site can be accessed right from your mobile or tablets browser.

Payment Methods:

Betfred accepts a healthy amount of different payment methods such as Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, Visa Electron as well as e-wallets like Skrill, Paysafecard, Paypal and Neteller. To withdraw winnings , the quickest method is definitely e-wallets as the funds register in your account within 24 hours, bank cards take longer and the money is usually in your account anywhere between 3-5 business days.

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • Maestro
  • Visa Electron
  • Skrill
  • Paysafecard
  • PayPal
  • Neteller

Customer Support:

As mentioned previously, to navigate to Betfred’s help section you can find this in the very top right-hand corner of the homepage and once there you are presented with a detailed FAQ section. This is definitely a good reference point if you require some light assistance and there is an option to type your question or problem into a search bar. If you do need to contact a member of staff you can click on the “Live Chat” button where help is on hand 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Betfred also has a telephone number and email address to contact them via.

  • 24 hour assistance
  • Live Chat
  • Telephone
  • Email
  • FAQs


Betfred’s’ website is more than certainly one of the better ones that we have looked at, they are ticking all the right boxes and the general layout and presentation of the website is excellent.

Betfred has so many offers available and these range across plenty of different sports all the way to the other sections of the site like the casino etc. Their welcome bonus is also a nice touch as it only requires you to bet £10 to be eligible for up to £30 in free bets on the sports section.

You never feel as though you have been left in the dark at Betfred as they have great customer support which is working round the clock with the aim of delivering the best experience to the customer base as possible. All of these points are some of the many reasons we recommend you sign up and create your own Betfred account today.

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