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Betfred Review

Brothers, Fred and Peter Done founded Done Bookmakers in 1967 in Salford, England. However, it wasn’t until 2004 that the company decided to rebrand and operate under the new name of Betfred

This same year also marked Betfred’s entrance into the online world of sports betting and real money gaming. In addition to the pre-match and live betting online sportsbook, Betfred also offers virtual sports, a Playtech-powered virtual casino, live casino, poker and lotteries. 

With innovations such as Betfred TV, live commentaries and a stellar array of promotions, Betfred has started to make its mark online. It’s licenced in the UK and Gibraltar, so you know that this is a tightly regulated betting firm that is both safe and fair.

You can sign up using our exclusive Betfred bonus code. Use the code BETFRED60 and you'll get £50 in free sports bets and 10 free casino spins when you bet your first £10.

Betfred Verdict

Why punters bet at Betfred:


✔ Free bets for new customers
✔ Great for tote betting
✔ Plenty of regular promos
✔ Multiple products from single account
✔ Well-known brand name


✘ Outdated web-based platform
✘ Limited market depth on smaller events
✘ Not the most user-friendly site

Betfred Horse Racing Betting Tips & more

Betfred covers all UK and Irish horse racing plus meetings from Australia, the USA and India among other countries. All local races are streamed live and each has best odds guaranteed so you’re certain to get the top price. A big weakness is the lack of form guides offered. This is a basic requirement for virtually all online sportsbooks but there is absolutely nothing to assist punters on the web-based racing pages. 

You can bet on win, each-way, forecast and tricast markets from the race card page or use the tab at the top and enter the Totepool section. This is an area in which Betfred does excel. Here is a rundown of what’s available from the tote:

The beauty of totepool betting is that it’s peer-to-peer. There are no odds, the cash is ‘pooled’ and paid out to the winners.

Other Sports

The football menu displays various tabs for internationals, Champions League, Europa League, UK leagues and cups, European leagues and the Rest of the World. In total there are around 100 different competitions spanning a little over 40 countries. This is a little shy compared to what many other bookmakers provide. 

Other sports aren’t left behind. If you prefer betting on tennis, there’s a good selection of ATP, WTA and ITF events. Betfred sponsors both darts and Super League rugby, so those are given special attention, too. Plus, you have all the top US sports you could wish for like the NBA, MLB, NFL and NHL, and plenty of esports, cricket, golf and so on. Overall, it’s not quite as powerful as the true heavyweights in this industry but it holds its own in the step just below.

A glance at the prices on offer, and Betfred is middle of the road. It’s better in some areas than others. However, in our experience, the odds between bookmakers do tend to fluctuate around, so it is good practice to compare a few sites for yourself before deciding which one to join.

Betfred Live Betting

Betfred offers live betting on a range of sports, including football, tennis, rugby, cricket, snooker, ice hockey and esports to name a few. Individual event coverage is acceptable but some way off of that found at bet365. For instance, whilst reviewing Betfred was offering live betting on 5 football matches compared to 9 on bet365. There were 15 tennis matches on Betfred but 39 on bet365. Market depth was also lacking (in comparison to bet365) on the majority of games as well.

Betfred Website & Login

Sports betting has evolved considerably in this online era and each betting site needs to offer a string of features that will enhance the all-round experience for the customer. This is what Betfred brings to the table.

Betfred CashOut

CashOut has become a ‘must have’ feature at all online sportsbooks, so it’s no surprise to see Betfred providing this awesome betting tool. It’s available on selected football, horse racing, tennis and golf markets that are marked with the CashOut symbol.

You can use it on both single bets and accumulators. CashOut allows you to settle your bet before the final result. For instance a single bet on a correct score football market is looking good with 85 minutes on the clock. Your CashOut amount is showing a profit but if another goal is scored, you lose the lot. By using CashOut, you can settle the bet there and then - albeit with a smaller profit. 

Betfred TV

Betfred is one of several online bookmakers to offer a comprehensive live streaming service. It’s split into two sections: live sports and live racing. Betfred TV live sports offers European and world football, tennis, basketball, volleyball and greyhounds among many other events. This service is free for customers with funded accounts. Live racing covers all UK and Irish races. In order to view a race, you need to have bet a minimum bet of £/€1 on the race you want to watch. 

Virtual Sports

If you can’t find something to bet on in the real world, then why not take a look inside the Virtual Sports. Betfred has horse racing, greyhounds, football, tennis, boxing, formula 1, darts and cricket. Events start every few minutes, so there is always something to bet on. You get a good array of markets and there are several Betfred promotions aimed exclusively at virtuals. 


In our opinion, Betfred’s website is in need on a serious update. Navigation is made difficult by the limited listings on the menu. For example, looking under football, you have tabs for European and ROTW (Rest of the World) leagues and cups. These only list a small number of countries in each. However, when you then view upcoming matches, you see games from countries that are not listed. It’s all rather messy.

Yet, even worse is when you are viewing the markets looking for what bets to place. The screen simply cuts off, so you need to compress all the markets at the top to view the ones at the bottom. It just is not user friendly. Fortunately, placing a bet is easy enough (once you’ve found your markets). It is quick and responsive, so we’ve no complaints on that score.

Betfred Mobile App

Punters who like to bet on the go can download the Betfred mobile app which is available on iOS and Android devices. It has a simple layout which makes it more user-friendly than the web-based betting platform. 

Betfred app users are treated to Racing Post data - which isn’t offered on the desktop version - plus you have a wide range of live events and races to enjoy. Furthermore, the app offers SSL pinned certificates which improve safety so banking is secure. You can also use your Betfred promo codes to claim the offers which interest you.

Betfred Withdrawals & Deposits

Betfred allows customers to deposit in-shop which is great if you don’t like sharing financial data over the internet. This is a full list of the methods you can use:

  • Credit/Debit Cards
  • Paypal
  • Skrill
  • Neteller
  • Ukash
  • Bank Transfer
  • In Shop
  • Paysafecard

All withdrawals take up to 48 hours to be processed. From there it depends on the method chosen as to how long it will take to receive your money. E-wallets will be the same day but card withdrawals and bank transfers can take up to 3 days.

Betfred Customer Service

Betfred customer service is there when you need it - day or night. You can either use one of the methods listed below to speak with an operator or have a browse through the FAQ section. This is crammed with lots of useful information and the chances are you’ll find the answer you’re looking for in there. 

Live chat: click on the ‘speech bubble’ icon on the platform to launch this feature. It’s available 24/7
Telephone: UK: 0800-028-7747 or for customers from other countries: +44-1925-907500

Betfred FAQs

Is Betfred legit?

Yes, it is. Betfred is licenced in the UK and Gibraltar.

Where do I get Betfred free bets?

The welcome offer is a good place to start. After that, there is a handsome Betfred free bet club you can join.

Can I claim the Betfred welcome bonus?

The welcome bonus is only area to new customers in certain countries. You can see if you’re eligible by looking on this page.

Can I play casino games in the Betfred app?

There are separate Betfred apps for each product: sports, poker, and casino.

Do I need any Betfred bonus codes?

Certain offers require a Betfred bonus code. To find out more information, you can visit

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