Bookmaker Reviews: Betfred

Betfred have grown quickly to become one of the most respected names in online gambling and they have built a reputation for fair service, along with some great odds and a generous introductory offer.

The company has joined the internet betting explosion very recently with their website having been established in 2004. However, as a bookmaker, BetFred have a very long history with their first physical betting shop having opened back in 1967.

Currently, the operator is licensed in Gibraltar and has offices and employees all over the world together with a total of 1,350 betting shops across the UK.

Betfred Offers

BetFred generally provide one of the most generous welcome bonuses around and currently, when you sign up for an account you can get a free matched bet up to a maximum of £50.00. All you have to do to claim this is go through the account opening procedure and make your first credit. You can deposit a minimum of £5.00 but remember that BetFred will match that initial stake so it pays to credit all the way up to £50.00 if you possibly can.

Once you have staked your initial deposit, BetFred will credit your with the same figure, up to that £50.00 maximum and you have up to 30 days to use it on any area of their sportsbook or gaming website.

A £50.00 matched bet is very generous in today’s market but BetFred also score with a wide range of very innovative promotions for the life of your account. These usually come in the shape of enhanced odds on a number of potential outcomes and they can typically be found in the more popular markets such as football.

For example, you could take advantage of the Goals Galore coupon where you have to select the matches where you think both sides will score. The odds here are lengthened quite considerably and as an example, you can get a 6/1 return if you get three correct selections from this coupon.

As with any offer from any bookmaker, you should always check the terms and conditions before you proceed but rest assured that BetFred’s bonuses are among the most generous out there.

Betfred Odds

If you’ve ever monitored the odds comparison sites on a regular basis then you’ll know that BetFred always compare favourably on any market. For horse racing, football and cricket in particular, they offer good value and while they may not always head the lists in any market, you can generally be certain that they will be in the top three for a wide range of sports.

Remember too that you can always get those enhanced odds by looking at the ongoing promotions that the company provides. There are several besides the Goals Galore coupon and they apply to many sports, giving you the opportunity to land doubles, trebles and accumulators are some very tempting prices.

Customer Service

Online bettors tend to prefer an online chat facility above all other help methods and it’s therefore good to know that one is provided by BetFred. It can be located in a prominent position on the homepage and it’s also available 24/7.

This is usually the quickest and easiest way to find a solution to your question but if you prefer, you can click on the help button at the top of the page and you will get a very comprehensive list of frequently asked questions, laid out in alphabetical order.


BetFred has one of the most attractive bookmaker’s sites around with some stunning graphics but it’s also very easy to navigate. Current, major events are listed in order in the middle of the page and all of the available markets can be found at the top left.

Popular sports such as horse racing and football are listed first before all of the remaining sporting markets are laid out in simple alphabetical order.

Deposit Methods

Bank Transfers, Credit and Debit Cards, MoneyBookers, Neteller and Western Union.


GBP, EUR, USD, Australian Dollars, Hong Kong Dollars, Singapore Dollars, Japanese Yen, Canadian Dollars, Danish Krone, Norwegian Krone.

Sports Covered

Horse Racing, Football, Cricket, Tennis, American Football, Baseball, Basketball, Bowls, Boxing, Cycling, Darts, Golf, Greyhounds, Ice Hockey, Motor Racing, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Snooker, UFC & MMA.