Betfred Free Bet and Bookmaker Review
Betfred Free Bet How to Claim?
Follow these 3 steps to get the Betfred free bet.
- Sign up to Betfred and make a deposit using your credit/debit card or PayPal account.
- Make your first bet of £10 or more on a sports bet at odds of 1/1 (Evens) or bigger.
- Receive £30 in free sports bets PLUS £30 in casino bonuses within 48 hours of your 1st bet being settled.
Betfred Bookmaker Review
Betfred was founded in 1967 by Peter and Fred Done. The name of the company is a wordplay based on the names of the two and the word ‘bet’. The first betting shop was opened in Salford and the company’s headquarters are located in Warrington, Cheshire. Betfred’s total turnover in 2004 exceeded £3.5 billion, growing from mere £550 million the year before. The company has about 1,370 betting shops throughout the UK.
Betfred sponsors the top tier rugby league competition in England, the World Snooker Championship and the Scottish League Cup. In addition to sports betting Betfred also offers online casino gaming, online poker, online bingo and lotto.
Betfred Betting Offer
Betfred has a standard layout for sports betting sites. On the top left side you’ll see the ‘Quick Links’ section, where the most popular betting categories are listed. The popular categories may change depending on the time of the year and the current betting offer. Below that is the full list of sports that are available for betting. There are more than 25 sports available for betting. The three most popular sports are listed at the top – horse racing, football and tennis, whereas the rest of the sports are aligned in alphabetical order.
Types of Bets
Once you select a sport, you will be displayed a number of available events and competitions which are offered for betting. If you select the English Premier League for example, you can place a wager on any of the upcoming matches in the competition. The odds can be shown as fractions, decimal numbers or American (money-line odds). Match result (home/draw/away) is perhaps the most popular betting market, but definitely not the only one. You may also bet on the total number of goals, who will score the first goal of the match, the correct score, whether a player will score two goals or a hat-trick and a lot of other markets.
In addition to match betting, it is also possible to bet on the outcome of the season as a whole. To be more precise, you can bet which team is going to win the league that season, whether a team will finish in the top four, which player will score most goals during the season, whether a team will be relegated or not and many other options. For the more popular matches there are a lot of exclusive special betting options that may include whether there will be a red card, whether a certain player will score a header, and many more.
In addition to sports, punters can also bet on outcomes of political events such as elections, as well as TV shows, like which country will win the Eurovision contest and other options. Multiple selections can be combined on the same bet slip and punters can place single bets on all selections, as well as combine them into different types of multiple bets.
Cash Out and In Play Betting
With the Cash Out option, Betfred allows punters to take a part of their profit on horse racing, football and golf bets even before the bets are settled and all the matches are finished. A quote for every bet on which cash out is available is provided and punters can choose whether they want to activate the option or not.
If cash out gives punters an option to conclude their bets at any time, even before the matches are finished, the In Play betting allows them to place wagers even after the matches have started. Multiple markets across a range of sports are available for live or in play betting. The odds reflect the course of the match and what has happened up to that point. Punters may combine multiple in play selections and even place a multiple wager that contains both live and pre-match selections.
Betfred allows punters to place bets on their mobile devices. The Betfred Sports is the app, available for both Android and iOS devices that allows them to place wagers, but this operator offers a few other apps that make betting a lot easier and more fun. Betfred also has a special app that allows punters to place wagers on their Apple watches. Goals Galore is an app available for iOS and Android devices that allows simpler and faster mobile betting and Betfred Messenger is a special app which allows punters to chat with members of staff, request betting odds and place wagers.
Bonuses and Promotions
New punters who have registered an account at Betfred can get a £30 Free Bet bonus after they place their first wager worth at least £10 at odds at least 2.00 (evens) or higher. The free bet amount is awarded within 48 hours after the bet is placed. Betfred also offers over a dozen other sports betting promotions. Some are valid only on certain events or for a limited amount of time, whereas other promotions are active throughout the year.
Punters who correctly predict that a player will score the first goal of the match and that player goes on to score a second goal, they will get double winning odds and if he scores a third goal the odds will be trebled. Participants in the ‘Who Dares Wins’ competition can win a prize of £1,000 in free bets. Betfred also offers insurance on accumulator bets with 5 or more selections, horse racing bonuses as well as acca insurance on bets on American sports.
Payments and Support
Betfred accepts credit and debit card payments (Visa and MasterCard), as well as Neteller, PayPal and Skrill payments, in addition to bank transfers. The minimum deposit amount is £5, unless you’re making a deposit using bank transfer, in which case it is £85.
More or less the same options are available for making withdrawals. The minimum withdrawal amount is also £5 with most method, and the maximum may vary. The maximum that you can withdraw with to your credit card is £9,999.99, but there’s no limit if you’re withdrawing via bank.
In addition to live chat support which is provided 24/7, Betfred also offers email support, as well as phone support. If you’re in the UK, you can call toll free. Many of the questions that are relevant are already answered in the FAQ section of the website.