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Betfred is owned and operated from Gibraltar by the company Petre. Betfred is widely known as “The Bonus King” and offers relatively large bonuses for new users. This goes for the betting section and very much at their poker site. It has a turnover of £1,6 billion and the online sportsbook began in 2004, poker and casino in 2005 and mobile betting in 2006. Betfred has over 700 shops and 5000 employees and is known as one of the world´s biggest independent bookmakers.


BetFred offers good football coverage, especially English and Scottish but all the main European and International fixtures are there (German Bundesliga through to African Nations Cup). BetFred offers strong Asian Handicap betting odds and very credible win-draw-win betting prices. Other sports include horses, boxing, cricket, greyhounds, golf, Amercian football, rugby, darts, snooker, Gaelic football, hurling, bowls, tennis, basketball and ice hockey.

The sports section offers a £50 bonus. Place a bet of £5 or more and Betfred will give you a free bet on the same amount up to £50.

The poker site offers a £2000 welcome bonus which matches your own deposit. And every Sunday you are offered two £1000 free rolls which means that you can use up to £2000 for free instead of your own money.

Live streaming

Betfred offers no live streaming

Pay-out ratio

The average pay put ratio is 92,4 %. That is not bad, not extremely good but it is okay if you consider their bonuses.


Betfred offers support and you can either call them, email them or use their live chat. The “contact us” is situated at the bottom of the pages in small letters .

Promotions (bonuses)

Betfred is known as “Bonus King” and I must admit they their bonuses are quite catchy. On the betting site you receive up to £50 bonus when you create an account. A nice feature is the fact that when you place a bet on First Goalscorer on certain matches, Betfred doubles up if the player scores another goal in the match or if your pick as First Goalscorer completes a hattrick your deposit is trebled.

The welcome bonus at the poker site offers an amount of £2000 which I have never seen anywhere. No wonder Betfred is known as “Bonus King”.

Website usability

The website is easy to navigate in and is fairly logical in its structure. From the top of the page you can navigate through the various types of games and if you are a nerd like me you will love all the statistics on especially football.

Deposit / withdrawal

You can use UK Debit Cards (Maestro, Electron, Switch, Solo, Visa Delta or Laser), credit cards (Visa, Mastercard), Moneybookers, Neteller, Instadebit, 1-Pay Cashier's Cheque, Bankers Draft, International Money Order, Personal Cheque, Western Union, myCitadel, and PayPal. If you are a resident in the UK it is fairly easy to get your money withdrawn or else you have to through some hoops.

And as with nearly all other bookies, you have to play your deposit through in less than 28 days.

The verdict

I like this bookmaker! Not only because of the bonuses but the game play is easy and smooth to look at. You navigate in the left side of the page and once you choose a game there are multiple choices to bet on.

The lack of live streaming is quite remarkable but on the other hand you have a large variety of sports to bet on.

Betfred is fairly UK centric and only covers the major leagues excessively but in UK sports they are excellent.

And finally I must admit that the news section with previews and blogs is a useful addition to the site.