Betfred Sportsbook & Casino Review
Betfred are owned by Fred Done who began his bookmaking career with a single shop in Salford, Greater Manchester, back in 1967. Then called Dones, Fred, with the help of brother Peter, expanded to a second shop in 1969, then a third, then – fast-forward a few years – almost 1,500 shops! Now called Betfred, employing over 8,500 and with an annual turnover of around £5bn, the company is a huge gambling operation which sponsors major sporting events with a particular focus on racing and is a name as familiar on the high street as any other bookie.
Company headquarters are in Warrington but much of the business is now located in Gibraltar and the Betfred website is licensed and regulated there by the island’s government and Gambling Commissioner. For UK customers they also hold a license with the UK Gambling Commission.
Betfred, like the other huge UK bookmakers, offers the full range of betting options, with online casino, poker room, bingo room, games suite, virtual betting facility and lotto all available through the main site. The 2011 purchase of Totesport (the Tote) added another string to their bow with a host of Totepool bets, among other things.
Sports Welcome Offer
Betfred offers new customers a dual sports/casino welcoe bonus. Just sign up to Betfred and place a bet of £10 and they will credit you with a £30 sports bet and a £30 casino bonus. The qualifying bet must be placed at odds of at least evens (2.00) and the freebie will be added within 24 hours of that bet having been settled. It is then valid for a further 14 days and the stake is not returned with any winnings.
Fred Done of Betfred fame likes to be known as the Bonus King and we think it’s a pretty apt name given the huge amount of offers you and promotions you will find at Betfred. “Promotions” has its own dedicated tab on the main page where you can easily see all the great bonuses on offer in the various sections of the site.
Some regular and permanent ones include Double Delight and Hat-Trick Heaven, offering double and triple odds on successful first goalscorer bets if the player scores two or three (or more) goals, whilst racing fans can get Best Odds Guaranteed on all UK and Irish races, as well as five times the odds on all Lucky 63s if you only get one winner. Betfred actually invented the Lucky 15 bet and if you get one winner there you’ll get three times the odds with four times for a single winner on Lucky 31s.
You will also find boosts on certain greyhound forecasts and tricasts, cashback on those same televised RPGTV races if your dog loses by a head or less, Double Delight on NFL touchdown scorer bets certain rugby try scorer punts as well as loads of great promotions, price boosts and enhancements as one offs across a huge range of sports.
Sports Betting Features
Betfred is a top, top site that offers great odds, especially on football and a huge range of markets on many sports. One of the main features is the depth and breadth of the promotions and offers which means that making a profit is that little bit easier and many bets are more fun as you know there is a chance of an extra big win or a refund.
On top of that, Betfred are also highly innovative, as demonstrated by their invention of the Lucky 15 and more recent markets such as Goals Galore (betting on both teams to score), Anytime You Like (anytime scorer accumulators) and 30 Minute limit (selecting games with a goal in the first half hour).
This innovative spirit is evident in the great mobile site at Betfred, which makes betting in the pub, on the bus or even at work really easy. The site and app are really easy to use and along with the general design of the site help make Betfred one of the very best bookmakers around.