Betfred Review

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BetFred is advertising a great promotion for new members that does not require a large initial deposit or several hefty wagers. To take advantage of this offer simply register for a new account and make a qualifying deposit and place a wager of at least £10 on any sports market. Once your bet is settled, BetFred will provide you with £30 account credit that can be used for free bets! This provides new users with a great opportunity to have a go at a variety of different wagers without necessarily putting too much of their own money at risk.

About Betfred

Chances are you have probably seen the name BetFred around due to their large retail presence. Originally started by Fred Done in the 1960s as a single location, BetFred has grown into one of the largest bookmakers in the UK with over 1,000 shops and 5,000 employees! The online version of the site launched in 2004 and has been growing exponentially ever since due in no small part to their reputation for top-quality customer service which is available 24/7 and features telephone, live chat and email support.

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Markets covered and in-play betting

It doesn’t take long to realize that the site is geared directly towards UK users. All football markets are covered here from EPL all the way to obscure African tournaments however other sports aren’t necessarily as well represented. Tennis, boxing, basketball, darts and formula one are all here, among others, but the depth and variety of wagers are not quite as varied as some of BetFred’s larger competitors. While we can tolerate poorer representation in the smaller markets what really bothers us was the very poorly designed live betting platform. Not only is there no live match streaming but BetFred does not even display match stats or the score! Although the odds are updated live to figure out what is actually going on in the match you will need to use a different site. This means users placing live wagers on this site will need to have three separate windows open: a match stream, a summary of match statistics and the BetFred live betting platform. It is truly astonishing that they have not addressed this issue and as a result we were forced to take off several points in the evaluation.

Reputation and customer support

Notwithstanding the above, BetFred does provide a stable, well-designed platform that newcomers will find easy to navigate. The name is recognizable and should inspire confidence in those hesitant to make their initial deposit. All of our customer service inquiries were met with friendly, courteous representatives who patiently assisted us with any questions we had about the site.


If the live-betting platform and lack of extensive betting options for each event don’t turn you off then this would be a great option for newcomers to online sports betting. Unfortunately the lack of live stream and overall poor live betting platform take BetFred out of the top bracket.

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