BETFRED REVIEW

Summary:

Betfred have a first rate new customer offer and simply the best bookmaker available for football betting promotions (including their famous Goals Galore offer).

Free bet offer
Bet £10 get £30 free bets.

Pros & Cons
Pros
  • » Double or treble odds first goalscorer.
  • » Increased odds btts accumulators.
  • » Acca insurance.
  • » BOG on horse racing.
Cons
  • » Only racing streamed live.
  • » Limited promotions outside football.
  • » Mobile app not as good as full site.

Welcome Bonus

The new customer offer provided by Betfred allows anyone registering an account with the company to be credited with free bets worth a total of £30, if they place a bet of £10 or more at odds of at least evens (2.0).

The initial qualifying bet must be settled within 30 days of being placed for the free bet amount to be credited, and that crediting will occur within 48 hours of bet settlement. The £30’s worth of free bet bonus remains valid for a total of seven days and if any winnings result from its use, the stake amount for the bet is not returned as a part of those winnings.

> Bet £10 and get £30 at Betfred now!

Note: Not sure how to get the bonus works? Follow our step by step Betfred free bet guide.

Top Promotions

To complement their new customer offer, Betfred also run a range of ongoing promotions for existing as well as new customers. Amongst the best are the following:

Main Football Acca Insurance – A great offer for footy accumulator fans, Betfred will refund your stake as a free bet up to a maximum of £25 if a six fold or more football match result acca misses out by just one leg.

Other Acca Insurance Offers – As well as their main acca insurance, Betfred also run similar promotions for American sports and for their ‘Goals Galore Bonus Coupon’ (more info on Goals Galore here). Those promotions are the same as the main acca insurance, except that they apply to accas of five legs or more.

‘Double Delight or Hat Trick Heaven’ – One of Betfred’s headline offers, this promotion doubles the odds on a winning first goalscorer bet if the selection scores twice and trebles them if they score a hat trick. It is available on selected matches and the maximum bonus amount per customer is a generous £6000.

Best Odds Guaranteed – For all UK and Irish horse racing, Betfred will pay out at the starting price if it is longer than the price at which a customer placed their bet.

Lucky 15 Promo – get treble the odds if only one of your lucky 15 selections win (full info).

Features

If you’re not a punter to be swayed by promotions and instead take more notice of the features provided by a site, then these great aspects of Betfred might just interest you:

  • ‘CashOut’ – Comparatively new to Betfred, the company have now followed the lead of most of their competitors to offer a cash out feature. This allows customers to take a return from selected bets even before the event has finished but is currently available on just selected markets.
  • Live Streaming – Betfred offer an excellent live streaming service which features separate streams for sports and for horse racing. Their ‘Watch Live’ sports streaming service can be accessed by any customer with a funded account and covers a wide range of different events. Their horse race streaming covers every UK and Irish race, and can be watched by any customer who has placed a bet of at least £1 on each race.
  • Live Commentaries – A really nice added extra, the Betfred site also offers live audio commentaries for horse racing, football, cricket and a variety of other sports.
  • In-Play – Betfred’s dedicated in-play section on their website boasts a huge array of events with in-play markets. The in-play interface when you click into any one event is exceptional, and includes great scoring, statistics and basic text commentary.

Betfred Mobile App Review

Fortunately for anyone who likes to bet on the move, Betfred do offer a mobile app and it is pleasantly easy to access one. That is the case as it is a mobile web app, rather than an app which requires a download. That means that it can be simply accessed via a device’s web browser and that users of any type of device can benefit from exactly the same service.

The app itself is extremely user-friendly and easily navigable, thanks to the comparative lack of images and outstanding intuitive navigation features. What’s more, relatively new features such as a ‘Quickbet’ option and an improved bet slip have improved the app yet further. One thing which is slightly frustrating however, is that Betfred’s great live streaming is not currently available via their mobile app.

Popularity & Reputation

A UK based bookmaker with a reputation for quality and innovation, Betfred are one of the most trusted online bookmakers around and can boast impressively that they are the official in-ground and online betting partner of Wembley Stadium.

A company who highly publicise and are famous for their many bonuses, Betfred are understandably very popular with customers and have a large customer base within the UK. Outside of the UK however, the bookmaker’s influence is more limited as they have done little to expand globally. That is obviously not a problem however, for any potential customers who are within the UK.

Safety & Security

As a highly reputable and popular online bookmaker, Betfred understandably adopt the most stringent and high level security measures around. Data transmitted to and stored by the site is encrypted according to industry leading standards and firewalls and other security mechanisms are applied to protect data and financial transactions from potential cyber-crime.

In terms of the safety and wellbeing of customers too, Betfred also offer a number of measures for ensuring responsible gambling. These include a comprehensive self-exclusion procedure, whereby a customer can contact Betfred either by email or in writing and have them close down their account for a minimum of six months to a maximum of five years.

Customer Support

There are a variety of forms of customer support available at Betfred. These include most notably, a ‘Live Help’ chat option which is readily available through the site and can be accessed 24 hours a day and seven days a week.

Alongside that live chat alternative, Betfred also provide a variety of different email addresses which can be contacted regarding specific different issues, such as general support, web and mobile enquiries, account assistance and free bet questions. There is also a telephone helpline available for those who like to speak to somebody directly.

Support Email: support@betfred.com
Support Phone: 08000287747

Overall Review of Betfred

Betfred is unquestionably a bookmaker that any online gambling fan will find to be a joy to bet at, and is one which provides an almost unparalleled service to its customers.

Excellent features such as great in-play betting, really comprehensive and easily accessible live streaming and a cash out capability give customers everything they could want, and are provided alongside one of the very best selections of bonuses and promotions on the market.

Those promotions are impressively generous and unquestionably interesting, and are provided to both desktop and mobile customers. Speaking of mobile customers too, the Betfred mobile app is compatible with all manner of devices and whichever it is accessed on, it is always really easily navigable, attractive and user-friendly.

Put all of that together therefore, and you get an online betting service that is hard to beat and which will suit all manner of punters.

Overall rating: 9.25/10

What Could Be Improved?

There is very little for which Betfred can be criticised, but one small nit-picking issues involves the breadth of services available through their mobile betting app.

Whilst their app in general is one of the very best around, it doesn’t actually allow access to live streaming, and as the live streaming service available via the Betfred desktop site is excellent that can be a significant frustration for any customers who only wish to bet via their mobile device.

> Bet £10 and get £30 now at Betfred!

Site & Contact Info

Name: Betfred
Website: http://www.betfred.com/
Founded: 1967
Email: support@betfred.com
Phone: 08000287747
Address: c/o The Spectrum, 56-58 Benson Road, Birchwood, WA3 7PQ, UK
Licensed By: UK Gambling Commission
Operating Base: England
Owner/s: Fred Done

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Dean Wyatt

Author: Dean Wyatt

Dean Wyatt is the founder and editor here at Acca Nation. He’s been betting sports for over 20 years and is a profitable sports trader on the exchanges.

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