The Bonus King
Betfred refer to themselves as the Bonus Kings as they like to offer their customers concessions and enhancements on a number of different bets and markets.
One of Betfred’s biggest strengths is that it is very bold and competitive with its pricing. This is something that is traditionally reflected in their owner/chairman Fred Done, who has been the face of their TV adverts for a number of years. He makes it feel like the punters are taking him on and vice versa when a bet is placed in one of his shops, online or on a mobile.
The firm is one of the biggest independent bookmakers in the world and has been around since the 1960s, so they are thoroughly trustworthy and reliable.
Layout of the website
Betfred’s sportsbook is much simpler than a lot of its rivals but it is something punters with the firm will appreciate. The page is not overly complicated with too much information, graphics or pictures.
The betting highlights on the left hand side of the page feature the most popular markets on any given day. These usually include the televised football games, horse racing meetings and other sporting events going on.
Below the highlights, all the major sports are covered. Once you click on them, all the related markets are displayed.
The centre of Betfred’s sportsbook page is dedicated to betting in-play. Their live betting offering is very good as it includes a wide range of sports, as well as novelties such as X Factor and I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here.
One of the best parts of Betfred’s home page is the right hand side. There are three boxes here which include the next football, horse racing and greyhound events to go off. This is superb if you want a quick fire bet and don’t want to have to hang around to see the result.
Markets on offer
Betfred have not grown to be one of the four leading high street bookmakers in the UK without having a vast range of markets available. They cover all major sports including football, horse racing, and cricket, while there are also a lot of niche games such as basketball, ice hockey and pool on their site.
Looking at their choice of football markets, there is plenty to pick from, as Betfred cover all the major European leagues as well as leagues from an array of countries from the rest of the world.
Horse racing is a sport that is one of Betfred’s core products and this is evident on their site. Not only do they cover every single race from the UK and Ireland, but there are various specials available each day, such as the aggregate distance at a particular meeting, number of favourites on a card and how many winners a named jockey will have. These are great if you want an interest in a card without wanting to have a bet on every single race.
Deposit and withdraw
All major cards are accepted by Betfred, which makes it easy to deposit funds into your betting account 24 hours a day. There are also a range of other options available to you including Paypal if you prefer to use the service when making transactions online.
Withdrawals take between three to five working days to reach your bank account once you make the request on your account.
Help around the clock
Betfred are one of the online betting firms which offers 24/7 live help. It can be opened up on the left hand side of the page through a pop up box. A customer service agent will be able to help you resolve your problem as quickly as possible.