Betfred Review

betfredThe website says “You’ll love a bit of Betfred’ which is a bold claim to make but is it true? Well, having had a good look through the site, you know what I think they are right. There’s plenty to enjoy on this site with lots of promotions to take part in and you’ll never find yourself short of something to bet on.

For horse racing especially this is in the top 3 betting websites ever.  Don’t get me wrong they have everything you need to bet on every other sport, but when it comes to the nags they are unbeatable.

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A safe and secure system is in place at Betfred for depositing and withdrawing funds. They accept debit and credit cards such as Visa and Maestro as well as other payment methods such as PayPal, Netellers, Ukash and Moneybookers.

There are no charges for deposits/withdrawals with the minimum deposit/withdrawal £5 for the majority of the payment methods. Simply go to the FAQs section for full comprehensive details about all of this.

Markets and Odds

No one wants to end up on a site where there’s hardly anything to bet on and the odds are poor compared to others. That’s definitely not going to be the case when you join the Betfred site. As soon as you log into the site you’ll see that there’s plenty on offer on a whole variety of sports.

There are quick links to the most important events due to take place and an A to Z of Sports that show you just how much coverage there is here. Hundreds and hundreds of events are available for you to choose from on everything from bowls to badminton and handball to hurling. Not just the chance to bet on win-draw-lose but lots of other markets too. For example, you can place a bet on how many goals will be scored in the first half, number of throw-ins and lots more.

There are also a fair few bets that you might not even have thought about. They can still provide you with some good wins though.

Bets that might not be the first to come into your head include:

  • Who will win the National Hot Rods World Championship?
  • Who will host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games?

If you want to place some ante-post bets then this site is absolutely packed with them. The events might be a year away from happening, perhaps even longer but the odds are there. You could well end up placing a bet at a price that will shrink and shrink. How many Leicester City fans took 5000/1 and thought one day it might end up odds on?

Odds on the site are favourable with other online bookmakers. The Best Odds Guaranteed on Horse and Greyhound Racing certainly help. Then as you’ll soon read there are all the bonuses available on the site that make this a great site to bet on.

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Live Betting

Whether it’s the early hours of the morning or the middle of the afternoon, you’ll find lots of live action for you to bet on at Betfred. They have coverage of events from all over the world so that means staying up late to follow the basketball in the USA and early morning action from Asia.

Tennis tournaments are being played at all times of the day, same goes for football games. It may not always be teams you’ve heard of but do some research and get that bet on and win some cash.

Horse racing coverage comes from the UK and Ireland but you can also follow the live action from South Africa and a number of US tracks too.  With live betting the odds are continually changing, that really makes for an exciting betting experience especially if you’re on the winner.

Live Streaming

Being able to be able to see the event you’re betting on really adds to the excitement of the wager. At Betfred there are plenty of events that you can see live. There’s lots to see with football, tennis and basketball action and lots more sports too.

Greyhound Racing fans can see plenty of live action as the site shows races from Racing Post Greyhound TV. To see any other UK or Irish horse race you need to place a bet of at least £1 on that race.

You can also hear live commentaries on a number of sports including Football, Horse Racing,cricket and Greyhound Racing as well as the latest sports news.

Betfred Promotions

There’s stacks of promotions on this site. One useful page gives you a list of them all so that should be one of the first pages you visit when logging on. Lots of promotions for different sports and special events so there should always be something to take part in.

Horse Racing/Greyhound Racing

Best Odds are guaranteed when you place a horse racing bet with Betfred. That means you won’t lose out on any profits if you take a price on your selection and then see it win but at a larger price. This is also offered on Greyhound Racing for races shown live on Sky Sports.

Isn’t it frustrating when your horse goes and gets beaten into second place by the favourite. On selected races you’ll receive your stake back as a free bet if that’s what happens. The maximum you can receive back with this bet is £25.

There always seems to be several horse racing bonuses on this site. If you have a Lucky 15 and just one selection wins then that winner is paid out at 3x its odds. A single winner on a Lucky 31 is paid out at 4x its odds and it’s 5x for just one winner in a Lucky 63. Also look out for bonuses on all-correct Lucky 15/31/63 bets as well as Yankees, Canadian and Heinz bets. This also applies to Greyhound Racing.

There’s also Cash Out available on horse races. This is available on all UK and Irish races so if you place a multiples bet you can cash out after the first selection has won if you so wish. More about Cash Out later.


It’s such a terrible moment when all that hard work you put into working out an accumulator with at least six selections gets let down by one team. Even worse it’s usually your top bet that lets you down! At Betfred if just one selection goes down you’ll see your stake refunded as a free bet up to £25.

If you have a bet on first goal scorer that can come in at a decent price. At Betfred it gets even better if the goal scorer goes on to find the back of the net again as those odds are doubled. If a hat-trick is completed within 90 minutes those odds are trebled.

#PickYourPunt is another offer from Betfred that sees Twitter get in the act. Use this and suggest a bet, for example Claudio Ranieri to become the next manager of Manchester United and win the Premier League next season and see if it gets priced up.

American Sports Acca Insurance

There’s so many American events available on this site. If you place an accumulator with at least five selections on events in the NFL, NBA, NHL etc., then if one lets you down you receive your stake back as a free bet up to £25.

Cash Out

As already mentioned in the horse racing section, Betfred offers Cash Out on its site. An excellent and entertaining bet that is available and the need to wait for the final whistle to claim your winnings no longer applies.

VIP Club

With the Betfred VIP Club you have

  • Your own dedicated account manager
  • Hospitality and exclusive events offers
  • Enhanced sports offers
  • Faster Withdrawals
  • Exclusive Enhanced In-Play offers


There are so many sporting events to place bets on you really need a bit of statistical help. Thankfully there are some sections on the site to help you. I’ve seen sites with more stats though that has to be said. Horse Racing fans have access to some fantastic statistics with lots of form guides available for all the runners.

There’s also a wide range of blogs on the site. These include previews of sporting events including regular racing and football columns all helping you decide who to place a bet on.

Desktop Site

The site has a good look to it and even though there are hundreds of bets you can place, it doesn’t have a cluttered look to it. You won’t find yourself having to panic about exactly where a certain section is.

All the sports that you can place bets on have their individual sections. Just click on the sport you want and that’ll bring up a list of games/events/special bets you can go to. It really is a quick process. There’s also lots of quick links to the major events and those that are due to take place soon.

Mobile Site

There’s so much happening on the site you won’t want to miss anything. It’s important therefore that you download the mobile Betfred site. That way it doesn’t matter where you are you’ll be able to follow all the action and place your bets.

Their Mobile Sportsbook has been designed in-house and is a really impressive app. It’s easy to download and can be used on your iPhone or Android devices  It’s been revamped to make everything so much faster including Quickbet and an improved Bet Slip.

The Betfred Messenger app can be used to send them a message with details of your stake and selection and they’ll get the bet on for you.

About Betfred

It was Fred Done and his brother Peter who began the Betfred company. In 1967 they launched a betting shop in Salford and boy has it grown since then.

The company is now based in Birchwood in Warrington and regularly wins the top award in the North West Top 200 Business Magazine. They are renowned for all the bonuses they offer and ‘The Bonus King’ now has shops up and down the country as well of course as this excellent website launched in 2004 with Betfred Mobile following two years later.

In 1998 they made history by paying out on any bets for Manchester United to win the Premier League. They were left red-faced when Arsenal went on to win the title. The same happened again in 2012 with Manchester City pipping United after Betfred had already paid out!

They also sponsor major sporting events. This includes being the largest sponsor of British horse racing including the Cheltenham Gold Cup and since 2012 the World Snooker Championship. Betfred are also the official betting partner of Wembley Stadium. In 2011 Betfred purchased the Tote in a deal worth £265m.

Help and Customer Support

With so much on the site it’s inevitable you are going to be needing some help at one time or another. There’s plenty of help options available to users of the site.

This includes a 24/7 chat line, a FAQ’s section packed with information and betting glossary pages.

Contact Details

Customer Support: 0800 028 7747


Registered Address: The Spectrum, 56-58 Benson Road, Birchwood, WA3 7PQ.

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