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BETFRED REVIEW 2020 - SPORTS BETTING REVIEW

OUR OPINIONS ABOUT BETFRED

  • Offering great promotions on events and odds.
  • Excellent live in play service.
  • Highly recommended horse racing cards and stats.

Online-Betting Rating:

This is our Betfred review, in which we explore the features of the operator. They have a great story behind them and they are a highly recognisable brand.

The Betfred UK empire started as a single betting shop back in 1967 in Northern England and since then they have grown and grown to be one of the largest independent bookmakers in the world.

They remain an independent bookmaker as they strive forward and they try to keep themselves in touch with partners by being a fun and friendly operator.

Who owns Betfred? It is founder Fred Done who co-owns Betfred along with his brother Peter.

They are big sponsors of sports, notably snooker and UK Racing in particular. With a highly recognisable brand, they are one of the main players in a competitive industry.

We will be taking a look at the many different aspects of the Betfred online website in this Betfred betting review. We will scour through their sportsbooks looking at bet variety and odds.

Other things we will look at is the Betfred welcome bonus, in-play and other features that make up their services.

We will kick things off with a look at their sportsbook markets.

Betting markets and odds quality 9/10

Betting markets

The usual markets flood their sportsbook from their main focuses of horse racing and football, through the likes of ice hockey, handball and cycling.

There’s good market coverage of a wide range of sports and plenty of market variety when you go and look at a specific event.

A lot of the main listings will be found right here on the landing page on the website so you can quickly get to the markets that you want to.

Just a quick glance over that will give an idea of just how many markets there are open on a particular match. Betfred in particular offer big variety on the top soccer matches.

Main navigation in the Betfred sportsbook is done through the left-hand menu. It’s a good menu, not in A-Z format (although that can be done) but by the more popular sports at the top to keep them in focus.

There are also horizontal menus in sections of the sportsbook to aid navigation.

Odds are presented nice and clearly and their bet slip is one of the more favourable ones that are out there.

You will see that when you start adding selections, that the multiple bets section opens and you can quickly select the options that you want for that as well seeing the potential return.

It is overall a very good sportsbook that Betfred have in operation. They do cover a lot of minor sports very well. There is a massive weight of options available on the major sports when it comes to the best variety.

For the next part of this Betfred review, we will take a look at some of the Betfred sportsbook sections in more depth.



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Betfred Football Review

Betfred have always resonated well with us when it comes to football betting options. There is a lot of coverage on there to enjoy.

Naturally for the UK punters, there is a plethora of stuff from the likes of the Premier League and other domestic tiers.

There are easily over 70+ markets available on the bigger football matches that we saw at Betfred.

To that end, we saw a midweek fixture from Costa Rica and there plenty of alternatives to the match outright to be found.

That included things like Match Result and Total Goals, Half Time Markets, Handicaps With Tie and so on.

Landing on a football match there will also be direct access to the Betfred #PickYourPunt feature, a same-game multi builder which we will explore later in this Betfred review.

Very interestingly there are Key Stats provided on games, which are supplied by the Racing Post.

That is not a feature that is too commonly found at online bookmakers in our experience. There is very good statistics integration in the Betfred football markets.

Other touches which looked good at the Betfred football section were things like predicted line ups, a bit of basic form.

The overall presentation of a football match is nice. Odds are very easy to read, with plenty of space between market options against a white background.

Also included in the Betfred football section is eSports football markets. Overall the courage of football matches from around the globe is just superb.

That’s from club friendlies to the top competitions like the Copa Libertadores, UEFA Champions League and so on.

Betfred Racing Review

The Betfred horse racing is equally as good as what is on offer in the football markets.

Both domestic and international horse racing is available on the site. There’s a simple button to filter between UK and Ireland racing or International.

There is the ability to build your own race card as well. You can pick as many races that you like from different meetings to build your own racecard. Once in there, you get a nice bit of bet variety as well.

We saw Place Only options, Favourite vs Outsiders and W/O market which is betting without a named selection in the race.

Another great feature of the Betfred horse racing is the integration with Racing Post information.

It was there in football and of course, you would naturally expect to find it on horse racing.

On racecards, when available there will be a Racing Post Verdict and Spotlight information on the individual runners within the card.

It is easy to see what races have the Extra Place available and which have promotional features applied to them.

We will be looking at some of the most popular Betfred offers later in this review.

Everything within the Betfred race cards is really well presented and clear. That makes it a very smooth process to both browse through options and strike up a bet.

Betfred also has a Betfinder tool available.

That allows punters to select criteria such as Distance Winner, Trainer In Form and Beaten Fav Last Race to filter through all the horses to find ones that fit.

They also have Best Odds Guaranteed on horse racing.

Betfred Esports Review

We have already mentioned in this Betfred sportsbook review that there are Esports available at the operator. There are the likes of e-football, e-basketball and e-tennis options around when you start to look.

When it comes to Esports games, the prominent ones that are covered are Counter Strike, DOTA 2 and League of Legends.

Betfred offers in-play Esports as well.

We saw plenty of variety from around the world, including matches from Sweden, USA and Australia. So that was a really good thing to start with. There is a quick link to filter Matches by Day.

We did just that and saw well over twenty matches happening for that particular day.

So what about bet variety within the Betfred Esports markets? In a Counter Strike match, there were options like Map Winners, Handicaps and Total Rounds.

In a Dota 2 fixture from the USA, there were great options including Asian Handicaps, Map Winners, Correct Score and Asian Total Maps among them.

So for this Betfred sportsbook review, we would give a good Betfred bookmaker rating.

Betfred Novelty Markets Review

There are novelty markets within the Betfred sportsbook. That ranges from TV shows, Next James Bond and WWE.

There is also a good Awards option in there including things like the Sports Personality of the Year and the Nobel Peace Prize.

There is also Politics betting as well and a lot of that, we found at the time for this Betfred review, was anchored in US and UK markets. They were quite strong on both of those for variety.

In the Betfred politics section, there is a Pick Your Punts section to browse through as well. Those are bets that the operator has priced up at the request of punters.

Totepool

There is a dedicated Totepool section available at Betfred. This is simply where different horse racing Tote products can be explored.

There is the Totepool placepot for example where the punter picks 6 selections to win or place.

There is the straight Totepool win/place options on selections within horse races.

Other features include the Jackpot and Scoop6 where there are big committed prizes on offer for correctly selecting six winners.

Also to be found within the Totepool section at Betfred are other features like Exacta, Trifecta and Quadpot options.

So for those who are Tote fanciers then there is great coverage of the horse racing products at Betfred.

Summary

First thing is that navigation is very good. That all stems from their very good left-hand sportsbook menu.

It is an easy sportsbook to get around to their credit and it also highlights the number of markets and features that are in there.

There is just such a wonderful amount of variety within the sportsbook in terms of sports competitions and bet variety.

It is where Betfred scores really strongly and for being an independent bookie, that is even more impressive.

So it is a strong sportsbook, strong odds and very good navigation. But there is a lot more about Betfred to explore.

They are stacked with features and we will be exploring some of them we will be exploring in this review.

Next thing, however, we are going to look at the Betfred welcome bonus.

odds comparisons

We did find that Betfred stacked up well when it came to odds comparison.

For a top European football match from Germany, Betfred ran some of the industry best odds on the favourite.

There was an average of around a 5% bookie margin that we found in looking around at a swatch of different matches.

That was taken from a variety of matches from not only around Europe’s top five leagues, but from other selections from Asia and smaller European markets.

We looked at a horse race as well just for comparison and in that particular fixture, Betfred did come out very strongly again there against other major competitors.

So, in general, we couldn’t find anything to fault them with when it comes to their prices.

So that’s another feather in their cap in terms of this Betfred sportsbook review.



Betfred sign up bonus, free bets & current promotions 9/10

bonus offers

There is a Betfred sign up offer that can be selected for a new registration. To get your teeth into Betfred, you can claim £30 in free bets to kick things off.

After going through the quick registration process using the Betfred promotion code SPORTS60, place a bet of £10 or more at cumulative odds of Evens (2.0) or bigger with your first wager on the account.

In return, the bookmaker will credit you with a free bet of £30 for the Sportsbook in this Betfred welcome offer! Plus they will give you 30 free spins on selected games.

Pay heed to the fact that the first deposit has to be via debit card for the Betfred sign up offer.

Register using Promo Code SPORTS60. New Customer Offer, T&C’s Apply, 18+. Please Gamble Responsibly. See details directly at Betfred.

* Bet £10 Get £30 in Free Bets plus 30 free spins
Key T&C – New UK & NI customers only. 18+. Sign up using promo code ‘SPORTS60’. Deposit & place first sports bet at a minimum of £10 in one bet transaction at evens (2.0) +. £30 paid in free bets within 48 hours of bet settlement, expires 7-days after issue. E-Wallet & Prepaid Card restrictions apply. Your first bet must be settled within 60 days of bet placement. SMS validation may be required. Game restrictions apply. Maximum 30 Free Spins on selected games. Free Spins expire after 7 days. Full T&Cs apply.
* New Customer Offer, T&C’s Apply, 18+. Please Gamble Responsibly. See details directly at Betfred.

Other Betfred Promotions

Betfred have a very good range of sportsbook promotions. This has always been a big feature of theirs. In the next part of this review, we will take a look at some of those promotions.

Double Delight Hattrick Heaven

This Betfred bonus allows a punter to get double or triple odds on a correct goalscorer selection.

Place a pre-match single bet on the first goalscorer market on a specified Betfred Double Delight & Hat-Trick Heaven games.

If your player opens the scoring and the nets a second you’ll get paid out at double the odds. If that player nets a hat trick your first goalscorer bet will be paid out at treble the odds in cash!

Key T&Cs: Offer applies to Betfred.com & the Betfred App. Offer is fulfilled in real cash. Applies to bets placed on the specified Double Delight & Hat-Trick Heaven First Goalscorer market. First goalscorer odds will be doubled if a customer’s chosen player scores first and scores again. First goalscorer odds will be trebled if a customer’s chosen player scores first and scores two more goals. Singles only. Offer applies to bets taken before kick-off only. Selected matches only. 90 minutes only, extra time does not count. Own goals do not count. Real cash credited with the settlement of the first goalscorer market. 18+. Full T&Cs Apply. Please Gamble Responsibly.

Double Delight Hattrick Heaven In-Play

This is almost the same as the above but in-pay. Bet on the next goalscorer market in any specified game at Betfred.

Wait for the player to score and if they net a second goal, then it will be a double odds payout. If the player scores a hat-trick, the bet will be paid out at treble odds in cash.

Key T&Cs: Offer applies to Betfred.com & the Betfred App. Offer is fulfilled in real cash. Applies to bets placed in-play on the next goalscorer market (First Goalscorer, Second Goalscorer, Third Goalscorer etc) on specified Double Delight & Hat-Trick Heaven games. Next goalscorer odds will be doubled if a customer’s chosen player scores next and scores again. Next goalscorer odds will be trebled if a customer’s chosen player scores next and scores two more goals. In-play bets only. 90 minutes only, extra time does not count. Own goals do not count. Real cash credited within 24 hours of winning bets being settled. Bets using existing free bet funds do not count. 18+. Full T&Cs Apply. Please Gamble Responsibly.

Acca Insurance

Create a pre-match 5-fold football accumulator on games from selected leagues at Betfred. This will be on the match outright only.

If the bet loses by one selection only, Betfred will return your stake back as a free bet up to £10.

Key T&Cs:
Available on Betfred.com & Betfred Mobile. Minimum odds per leg of 1/3. Cashed Out bets do not apply for this offer. Offer fulfilled in free bets. 5-folds or greater must be placed prior to the start of the matches to qualify. Straight accumulator bets only. Permutation bets do not count towards this offer. Maximum free bet return is £10 (or currency equivalent) per person per day.
Applies to selected football matches taking place on or before 12/07/2020. If any of your accumulator selections are abandoned, postponed or voided, leaving you with less than 5 selections you will not qualify for this offer. Free Bet refunds will be credited within 24 hours of the settlement of the final match in the accumulator. Free bets awarded from this promotion will be valid for 7 days, any free bet funds that are unused after 7 days will be removed. Free bets cannot be withdrawn as cash.
Bets placed using existing free bet funds do not count. 18+. Full T&Cs Apply. Please Gamble Responsibly.

Horse Racing – Free Bet if 2nd

Place a win or an each-way single on one of the day’s nominated races. If the selection comes home second then Betfred will give yu your win stake back as a free bet up to £10.

Key T&Cs: Available on Betfred.com and the Betfred App. Minimum Free Bet refund is 50p and Maximum Free Bet refund is £10 per customer per race.
Offer applies to win singles & win part of E/W bets only. Offer is fulfilled in free bets. CashedOut bets do not count. In the event of a dead heat second, half of the stake will be refunded as a free bet on both selections, up to a maximum of £5 free bet per customer. In the event of dead heat first, the offer does not apply. Does not apply to Antepost bets. Does not apply to bets placed on unnamed favourites/unnamed 2nd favourites.
Five or more runners must start the race for the offer to qualify. Free bets credited within 24 hours of qualifying bets being settled. Bets using existing free bet funds do not count. Free bets awarded from this promotion will be valid for 7 days, any free bet funds that are unused after 7 days will be removed. 18+. Full T&Cs Apply. Please Gamble Responsibly.


In-play betting 8/10

live in-play betting

You get in-play betting at Betfred and quite a bit of it as well.

Click through to a match that is in progress and you will get a nice screen with the match details and a text commentary.

This is a great platform because you get a lot of information through their updates.

All of the markets are listed directly beneath but you can change to filter the options that you see through a quick click of a tab, so if you just want to see the goalscorer markets, then you click that.

It’s all done nicely and is quite responsive. When it comes to the big events, like a top soccer match, you will find a lot of markets to serve you – thumbs up from us in our Betfred review.

In-Play Football

There is an extensive in-play section at Betfred for football. They throw out a lot of markets. There are easily over 50 in-play markets that are commonly found upon an in-play football match.

The markets extended to plenty of handicaps, totals, goalscorer markets and more.

While there are a lot of games being covered from across the world, note that only selected ones will apply to the Double Delight Hattrick Heaven in-pay offer.

There is a nice graphical pitch view of a match that is happening. That’s backed up with some good stats and key moments in the game.

Price changes within the markets are indicated by a drifting red or a shortening green and are easy to spot.

It’s all very clear and easy to navigate, which is a very good factor of the entire Betfred service.

It’s quick, easy and there is a lot of good value, in our experience, to be found in the Betfred football in-play betting.

In-play Esports

Esports betting is such a big thing now and Betfred have some good live coverage happening as well.

There was an Esports football match happening at the time we looked for this review.

Within there, there were Both Teams To Score, Draw No Bet, Double Chances and plenty of Totals markets to browse around and look at. So we felt the coverage there was pretty good.

It was also quite extensive when it came to the gaming part of Esports.

Whether it was a Counter Strike or Dota 2 betting match that was going on, Betfred had plenty of Tools and Map bet options around.

The variety of markets did depend on the profile of the match that was being played we noticed.

Naturally, the bigger matches from the bigger leagues and competitions were a little bit better served with variety.



Extras & features 9/10

Extras & features

Next in this Betfred review we are taking a look at some of the extras and features that fill out the experience.

For this area we looked at tools that we felt enhanced the service.

Cash Out

Does Betfred have cashout? Yes. This is a staple of any online bookmaker operations nowadays.

Basically what happens now to judge how good the product is, is down to how widespread the tool is across a sportsbook.

In the Betfred sportsbook website we found it in abundance.

It was there across a lot of football markets, horse racing, golf and more. Cash Out is only available on selected markets and it can be spotted by the Betfred Cash Out logo.

Horse racing multiples or accas that are between legs do have the Cash Out option available.

You can look right in your bet slip at My Bets to find the current active bets that are available for Cash Out.

There is both pre-match and in-play cash out available at Betfred.

PickYourPunt

The Betfred PickYourPunt is another of their features which we looked at. This is the same as multi-builders on a single football match.

If it is available on a particular game it will be listed right there alongside the other regular markets.

This is where punters have their bets of their own creation priced up by Betfred uk.

A simple example is Either Team to Win & 3+ Match Goals. It offers the ability to pull together options on a single game that you want, a unique bet of your own creation.

Podcast

There is a Betfred podcast for a bit of entertainment pleasure as well. It is a weekly podcast that can be accessed right from their site. It’s not so much about the betting, but about the enjoyment of sport.

They for example have looked at boxing specials, all time XI footballers as well as having special guests on. Part of the Betfred podcast service is indeed directed towards betting.

The Punters’ Guide episodes will lean towards that. The episodes can be played from the Betfred website or through a podcast app.

Betfred Live Streaming

There are live sports streams available at Betfred. You will need to have done a Betfred login first to access any of them.

Another thing needed is money in your account.

A real balance has to be on the account to be able to view any Betfred live stream. A real balance means that you don’t just have bonus funds sat in your account.

Betfred live streams can be watched just by having a funded account. There is plenty on offer as well from the likes of football, tennis, basketball and more.

When it comes to Betfred horse racing live streams it is the same.

Their streams are all provided by TRP UK and they are completely free to watch as long as they have done a Betfred login and have a real balance.

*The TRP UK tracks are: Ascot, Bangor, Bath, Brighton, Chepstow, Chester, Doncaster, Fakenham, Ffos Las, Fontwell, Hereford, Hexham, Lingfield, Newcastle, Newton Abbot, Plumpton, Ripon, Sedgefield, Southwell, Uttoxeter, Windsor, Wolverhampton, Worcester, Yarmouth.

For races from all other Horse Racing meetings and all Greyhounds events you must place a bet of £1 win or 50p each way in order to stream. You can see the live action when you click on a certain sport within the sportsbook or just by going to the main in-play section.

Betfred Virtual Betting

Another area of the Betfred website is the Virtual World where all of the virtual sports betting is hosted. There are Horses, Greyhounds, Football, Speedway, Tennis, Darts and more virtuals to be enjoyed.

Virtual sports events are settled by a random number generator. It’s not based on any real statistical input or anything. So it’s little more than a game of chance. That is why there won’t be many markets found on Virtual sports betting.

On horse racing there is the win/each way options. Things do get a little more extensive when it comes to Virtual football. There are over/under, Asian Handicap, First Team to Score, Double Chance and more options available.

There are variations as well like On-Demand/Rush Go virtual betting options at Betfred. Normal virtual betting events happen every three minutes.

So that’s the window between horse races, football matches etc. But it is possible to call on-demand virtual sports games. That can be done by selecting a match/race from a menu.

There was a lot of good variety of sports available at the Betfred Virtuals section. It was another strong section that they have.

Betfred Statistics/Scores/Results

There is some really good statistics available at Betfred uk.

As mentioned in our reviews of the Betfred football and horse racing sections, there is wonderful integration from the Racing Post.

That is a great thing, especially when it comes to delivering insights. So you get the mix of editorial, verdicts, predictions and stats blended into the Betfred experience.

That’s a big plus and well worth mentioning we feel, in this Betfred betting review.



Betfred payment options - deposit and withdrawal methods 7/10

Betfred payment options

As you would expect there are many different methods which you can use to get your Betfred account funded.

Different methods have different processing times and perhaps fees attached to them, so check that first.

Always watch for promotions because funds added by some methods may not be eligible for certain promotions, this is usually e-wallet deposits.

For a full list of payment methods that are available on a Betfred account, look at the table below.

At Betfred how long do withdrawals take? The first step in a withdrawal process is for Betfred to do their own standard security checks. That can take up to 48 hours.

Before any withdrawal can be done on an account, Betfred reserves the right to ask for some verification of ID and payment card details.

To make a Betfred withdrawal you do a Betfred login and go to your account and select the Withdrawal link.

Then you can choose your withdrawal amount and start the process.

As long as the withdrawal has not been processed, it is possible to cancel a Betfred withdrawal.

All of the Betfred withdrawal methods besides a bank transfer, have a Minimum withdrawal £5.00 or currency equivalent. A bank transfer has a £25 minimum.



User-friendliness of website & mobile app / mobile version 7/10

User-friendliness of website & mobile app

The Betfred website has had some very good touches applied to it. It has a nice fresh, clean feel about it.

That is because of the good white background and large texts that can be found within.

It’s a really easy site to get around so we have to give a good Betfred bookmaker rating for that.

The sportsbook menu really helps things along well because it does make things work well.

On the right-hand column of the Betfred, website sits the Bet Slip, so it is always handily sitting right there. In our experience the user-friendliness of the Betfred website was exceptional.

That translated over to their mobile app as well. That is the next part of this Betfred app review.



Betfred App

There is a dedicated mobile sportsbook for punters to access events quickly and that is a nice feature to carry around.

There are apps for both iOS and Android. The iOS can be fetched straight from the App Store.

To get the Betfred Android app, pay a visit to the Betfred mobile website and a click on the menu button will give the link to the app download.

The Betfred welcome bonus offer can be done by resignation through the mobile app.

All of the great features of the Betfred main website can be found on the app as well.

That includes features like PickYourPunter, live streams and all of the fantastic Racing Post data that is within the sportsbook.

Betfred offers their big promotions like Double Delight & Hattrick heaven over mobile as well, so it really is a full-on experience that you get with the app. But does it operate well?

We found that it did and it looked good with the main menu buttons at the bottom of the screen. Markets were quick to scroll through and navigation was basically a breeze.

It really lends itself well to the in-play betting opportunities that are everywhere in the sportsbook.

It is a really extensive app for all of the sports betting from horse racing and football to golf and American football.



Betfred Customer Service & Support, Security & Reliability 7/10

Betfred Customer Service

The Betfred help section can be accessed through the main sportsbook menu by scrolling down a bit.

When you click on the help it will bring up a page of frequently asked questions.

There was a fair amount of those on there but the lack of a search button was a bit of a niggle in our experience.

But a big positive thing is explained in the help section clearly so it actually is very helpful.

To make a Betfred contact there are several ways.

There is a Betfred live chat which is available from 9 am through to 5 pm daily which is a convenient way to get help for general account queries and support.

They can also be contacted via email at support@betfred.com, which is not going to be as quick as a live chat, or the Betfred number from the UK is 0800 028 7747.



Our Betfred review rating: 8 / 10

Betfred review

Overall, the quality and amount of features that is found at the site give Betfred some big appeal.

They are very good with their quality of odds as well and that makes them a very strong player in the industry.

Their website is superbly smooth and operable thanks to some updates in both features and design.

When it all comes down to it at the end of the day, the stand out thing about Betfred is the sportsbook variety and value.

It is superb and remember, this is an independent bookmaker with a tremendous amount of trading power.

We believe that’s a big thing for any Betfred new customer to consider.

Throw in the extra features on top along with very good Betfred apps, then the bookmaker earns a high rating from us.