Betfred Bookmaker Review – Free Bet £30
Betfred is a British worldwide known bookmaker, it was founded 1967 and named after its co-founders Fred and Peter Done. They`ve started as a single shop in Ordsall, Salford and at the moment the company has more than 1.350 betting shops having the headquarters in Birchwood, Warrington.
They are the official betting partner of Wembley National Stadium and are operating betting booths all over Ebgland and Football Association related matches. Betfred are main sponsors of three greyhound tracks Nottingham Greyhound Stadium, Owlerton Stadium, Sheffield and Kinsley Greyhound Stadium.
Betfred is licensed by the Government of Gibraltar and is therefore regulated by the Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner as well as the UK Gaming Commission. It’s rather a common thing to find bookmakers based in Gibraltar and licensed by Gibraltar and the UK – they do it to avoid the large tax bills if operating in the United Kingdom.
The fact that Betfred are regulated by two government organizations means that Betfred must, among other things:
- Behave in a manner that ensures all gambling on their website is fair and impartial.
- Ensure that only persons over the legal age of 18 are allowed to gamble on their websites.
- Provide assistance to anyone with problems related to excess gambling.
As for Customer Support, as many other companies, they offer a 24/7/365 real time assistance and they do it via e-mail, live chat and over the phone. Their responses are instant and their employees are very friendly and pro-active to offer all the information the customer needs. Betfred also has a FAQ section which offers more detailed, technical, free bets and general support for those who are interested.
As Payment options, Deposits or Withdrawals methods, the customer may use the following debit/credit cards: Visa/Visa Debit, Mastercard, Maestro, Laser, Neteller, Moneybookers, PayPal, Switch, Solo, Visa Delta with instant access and Bank Wire with a time scale of 3-10 days and Cheque with a time scale of 5-28 days and also Betfred Shops. The minimum deposits for cards are £5.00 for UK/€7.20 for Europe, and for E-Wallets £5.00/€10.00 for Europe.
The deposits with your debit or credit card are free of charge, normally, but please be aware that some credit card issuers may charge a fee for using the card for gaming purposes. They allow one free deposit per day made using, Neteller and Moneybookers. All additional transactions less than £170/€300/$300 may be subject to a 2.9% charge. Withdrawals are usually very quick with an average time scale of 3 hours, especially if you`re using E-Wallets.
Betting coverage and odds quality, is pretty good, offering the possibility to place bets on a large selection lof sports, like: Horse Racing, football, cricket, tennis, bowls, boxing, darts, basketball, golf, greyhounds, ice hockey, Formula 1, American football, rugby league, rugby union, snooker and MMA. There are also a number of different specials offered for subjects such as reality television and current affairs.
The odds Betfred offers, are mostly acceptable and manage to please everyone being slightly higher than the average, speaking of quality, with good margins, especially in football, 4.3%. Unfortunately, they do not provide a live streaming transmission, which is an important issue and it`s very used these days, considering they do have the live-betting console service, so a live-stream would have been really useful.
For the in-play service they are using the Betstream interface, so it makes it easy for the customers to make their way in placing the bets. Another important problem with Betfred online betting services, was the fact that they do not provide match stats or information, live updates or early fresh odds, problem which they have sorted now with the new betting console, featuring enhanced graphics, fresh features and more markets.
They provide the Mobile Application, named Betfred Mobile with excellent features, including an enhanced in-play product, improved navigation, live events and betting highlights.
They are offering to all new online customers a free bet bonus up to £25 if you open an account, place your first bet of £1 or more, and they will give you a matched bet to the same value, up to a maximum of £25. BetFred free bet will be credited within 24 or 48 hours of your first bet being settled. Note that the free bets must be placed at odds of evens 2.00 or greater and that you have 30 days to use them on Sports, Virtual, Lotto or Mobile. Just select ‘Place using free balance’ on the bet slip.