Betfred, self-promoted as the Betting King, regularly updates its free bet and bonuses offers for new players. T&C are not always to understand, so we decrypted these conditions for you.
Betfred is UK-based high-end bookmaker that has established itself among the top names in the online gambling business, over the last few years. Named after its co-founders, Fred and Peter Done, the shop first opened its doors in 1967 in Salford and has grown to include over 1300 betting shops across the U.K. Their live betting website was launched in 2003. BetFred has managed to accumulate over 3.5 billion in total profits ever since which is really quite impressive.
Their online platform operates under UK and Gibraltar licenses and standards, which are quite strict as only a selected few are allowed to operate online. However, the site is mostly catered to UK residents. Players from certain countries to open accounts. For a full detailed list of eligible countries, refer to the site’s Terms and Conditions.
The site has a live sports section, a casino section, and a poker room, all neatly organised and with a wide selection of gaming options under each. New players that register can grab generous bonuses as a welcome gift. See the section that follows for more details.
Breakdown of Current Bonuses For New Players
New players can enjoy great welcome bonuses by registering with the official Betfred promotion code, however, the exact wagering requirements and terms vary per game category. Terms and conditions are accurate till the moment of writing this piece and may change at any given time without notice.
Sports welcome bonuses
In sports games, new players can reap a £30 extra bonus provided that they open an account and deposit £10.
The bonus code will be sent to you upon registration within 48 hours and will remain active for 30 days. That means that after 30 days the bonus cannot longer be claimed. No wagering requirements are applicable in the sports bonus. The offer also cannot be combined with other welcome bonuses.
Casino Welcome Bonus
Newly registered players will receive £200 extra bonus to play in casino games. If you make a first deposit and stake anywhere from £5 to £100, you’ll get a 100% cash match as a bonus. The second time you deposit, you’ll receive a 50% cash match if you stake between £5 to £50. Sames goes with the third time you make a deposit. Keep in mind though that you have a 3-day window to claim the bonus so make sure you use it while it’s active.
Additionally, the following terms may also apply:
- Bonus is applicable only to mobile device and Internet players
- A 40X wagering requirement is necessary which means that you have to stake 40 times your bonus for cash out
- This bonus offer cannot be combined with other offers
Poker Welcome Bonus
Betfred offers its Poker players a £10 welcome bonus after they register and add £5. The bonus is split like this: £1 is for 1 twister token valued £1, one twister token valued £2, £5 value poker casino bonus, a general token valued £1, an extra general token valued £2 and golden goal league token valued £2,20. The following terms and conditions apply:
- Only new mobile and Internet users can claim the bonus
- The wagering requirement is 10X. That means that you’ll have to stake through your bonus 10X before your can release your winnings into your balance.
- Only one player (account) per household can claim this offer
- You will have 14-day window to fulfil all your wagering requirements
- Only +18 people are allowed to register and play on Betfred.
Other offers to try out
Apart from the above, Betfred also offers additional offers for existing players that fit certain criteria.
For footballs, wagers there is an acca insurance on 6-way stakes. This means that if five results come up but the sixth doesn’t go as planned/the bet lets you down, your stake will be refunded (up to £25). The following T&Cs may also apply:
- Offers is only open to mobile and Internet users
- Stakes exceeding £25 won’t be eligible for a refund
- Stakes must be placed prior the kick-off moment.
- Cashed out stakes are not included in this offer
Another great offer for football punters is the goals galore. In this promo, the bookie gives a list of matches to the gambler for mustering an accumulator of their preference generated from the list. The total odds in this offer surpass other similar offers in the football bookie industry so that is really a fabulous offer to try out.
Betfred offers a good variety of payment methods for more convenience. These include:
- and bank transfers.
Even though withdrawal requests are not the fastest in the industry, they are typically processed within 48 hours (2 working days) but may take longer since weekends and bank holidays are not included.
Our Final Verdict
Our review of the site is pretty good overall as is relatively easy to navigate and offers nice bonuses for new and existing players but there are a few things that definitely need to be fixed. First thing is that their customer service slows as a snail and sometimes they don’t reply to queries at all which is a big fail. Secondly, many players report that they get their stakes denied for no possible explanation and their accounts terminated again without any explanation. They also do not honour all of their bonuses and some secret terms and conditions they are very secretive about may apply to their bonuses. Given that, the client will often have no clue why they’ve gotten denied.
It also seems that the majority of complaints come from players in the sports games like soccer and horse sections for some reason.
Despite these issues, the website’s enormous profits and high-traffic numbers show a big player in the biz that is heard to stay. Their strongest assets are their wide range of games and their well-designed mobile platform.The latter is quite easy to browse and there are no annoying bugs that ruin the whole mobile experience.
Final review: 3.8 stars/5
Only +18 people are allowed to bet on Betfred.