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Betfred is the online domain of the Bonus King who offers more cashback refunds, special offers and bonuses than any other internet sportsbook.

Our Betfred review

Background

Fred and Peter Done started out as bookmakers when opening a betting shop in Salford, Manchester in 1967, trading as Done Bookmakers the business expanded in the Greater Manchester area until the mid 1990s when it bought a group of nine betting shops in the north-east of England.

The company expanded rapidly with a string of betting shops around the country, in 2002 it opened a new telephone call centre and in 2004 the company was re-branded Betfred with the launch of its internet betting site Betfred.com.

Betfred has its headquarters in Warrington, north-west England where it manages the retail estate of over 850 betting shops while the telephone and internet interests are based in Gibraltar. Betfred claims to be the biggest privately-owned betting company in the world and Fred Done, who chairs the compamy, remains very active in the promoting the business.

Fred is the self-styled Bonus King and his betting shops prospered by competing on the high street with an un-matched range of offers and bonuses for customers and he ensures that Betfred continues this policy for its telephone and internet customers.

Offers and Promotions

Betfred will match your first bet with a FREE BET up to £25. There are no nasty surprises with the terms, the minimum stake for the match bet is just £1 and the first bet can be a single or multiple bet at cumulative odds of evens or more.

Carrying the soubriquet, The Bonus King, you will expect Betfred to offer numerous and interesting offers and you will not be let down.

Betfred claims to have invented the Lucky 15 bet with its triple odds consolation for one winner and was the first bookmaker to offer early prices for every UK horse race and then became the first to guarantee those odds. You will find a long list of bonuses for popular horse racing and greyhound racing multiple bets, forecasts, tricasts plus ‘Double Result’ pay out on first past the post and amended result.

Football bettors will be offered arrange of casback insurances against 0-0 or 1-1 draws, games decided by a penalty, last goalscorer plus doubling and trebling first goalscorer odds with Double Delight and Hat-trick Heaven offers.
Golf, Motor Sport, Rugby and Cricket bettors are not forgotten and Betfred regularly introduces an offer for big events on these and other sports.

The Promotion section of Betfred’s website has 7 pages of offers and promotions for the whole product range and they are being updated all the time with fresh offerings.

Odds & Markets

Betfred offers odds for all the major sports with just under 20 different sports covered. In a similar vein, the most popular betting markets are provided which leads us to rate the range of betting opportunities as decent rather than exceptional.

Betfred offers In:Play betting via an easy to use console, it covers a good range of sports with a few basic markets to play.

The overall choice of betting markets at Betfred is not the most comprehensive available but all the popular markets are quoted and there is plenty of great value to found in the sportsbook.

The betting margins right across the range are very competitive and Betfred is not afraid to offer stand out odds, especially on UK horse racing and football. Add in the special offers and bonuses and Betfred is a great online bookmaker to visit before settling down to watch live televised sport.

Website

Betfred’s website is built on the reliable Finsoft platform; it is neat, tidy and easy to navigate. Page loading is fast with registration and placing a bet being very straight forward.

In:Play betting opportunities and up coming events dominate the uncluttered home page with Betfred bonuses rotating through the graphics display.

Other Betfred products can be accessed on the website, with Poker, Casino, Games, Bingo and Virtual sections of the site. Betfred has always offered high returns on numbers bets and has a whole section dedicated to lotteries across Europe and Canada.

The website is quite light on ‘extra’ features; it does not have live video, but you can get audio commentary and Betfred provides racing form and sports results and statistics.

Betfred’s Mobile site is accessible from all internet enabled mobile phones manufactured in the last couple of years, including touch screen phones.

The website can be viewed in English or Spanish with odds displayed in fractional, decimal or American format.

Betfred accept payments in the following currencies; AUD, CAD, DKK, EUR, GBP, HKD, ISK, JPY, MYR, NOK, NZD, SEK, SGD, THB, USD, ZAR and the following deposit methods are available; Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, Visa Electron, Delta, Laser, Bank Wire, Check, Neteller, Western Union, Moneybookers, Citadel.

Customer Service

Betfred’s telephone support is available from 7.00am until 11.00pm with a toll-free number provided for the UK and a local number for the rest of the world. Live chat is available through the registration process and Betfred provides a number of email contacts and addresses for standard mail.

Although support is not available 24/7, the Help section has some useful FAQs in addition to terms of service and rules. When open, Betfred’s customer service has received praise for being friendly, helpful and reasonably quick to respond.

Reputation

Betfred has maintained a highly trusted name in the bookmaking industry for over 40 years and has invested in a very stable and reliable platform to facilitate safe and secure online financial transactions.

We can’t think of another bookmaker prepared to give back as much to its customers in the way of bonuses and consolations and Betfred’s affiliation to IBAS (Independent Betting Adjudication Service) demonstrates the company’s commitment to fair play.

Betfed.com is licensed by the Government of Gibraltar along with a number of the world’s leading online gaming companies.

Verdict

Betfred makes a sound choice for punters looking for good value, particularly those who like to bet multiples on popular markets.

The website does not share the features of the very best out there, but Betfred covers the basics very well and should suit those bettors who want log in their favourite sportsbook, place their bets and go.

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8 out of 10

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Quick facts

Betfred formerly traded as Done Bookmakers and re-branded with the launch of its online betting website in 2004.

Chairman Fred Done is famously known in betting circles as The Bonus King and alongside his brother Peter, founded the business in 1967.

Betfred operate over 850 betting shops in the UK, with a telephone service and the internet operation based in Gibraltar.

The good

  • £25 Free Match Bet
  • Lucky Bet Bonus
  • Sports Refunds

The bad

  • The range of betting markets could be bigger
  • No live video streams

Contact information

Name
Betfred
Established
1967
Country
UK and Gibraltar
E-mail
support@betfred.com
Telephone
08000320878 (UK)

Customer Service

Support Quality
Very Good
Has 24/7 Support?
No
Speed
Excellent
Knowledge
Very Good
Friendliness
Excellent
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