BetFred Review: You'll Love To Bet with Betfred

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  • Established company
  • Attractive website
  • Mobile apps on both major platforms
  • Appealing new customer free bet promotion


  • Restricts the accounts of some frequent winners
  • In-play odds limited compared to the best
  • Mobile apps could be improved


One of the oldest bookmakers, British company Betfred has moved with the times, making a successful transition from bricks-and-mortar betting shops to the online betting market, and offering a panoply of sporting choice to the bettor.

If you need to know more about this sportsbook, have a look at our full review.

Betfred: Full Review

Betfred is a well-known and long-established UK bookmaker, and it's a place where you can bet with confidence.

The homepage and sports betting page are both very "busy" to look at, with lots of colours and icons at the top and side. It's quite distracting, and seems like something of a throwback to the earlier days of sports betting, before the new sites came along with cleaner, simpler presentation.

Nonetheless, even if the style is a bit off, the substance is certainly there. There are good odds available for most sports. Be aware that Betfred has been said by some customers to be a little quick in closing accounts of people who are seen to win too much, or too frequently. However, their customer service staff is fast, courteous and helpful.

Sports available at Betfred

Once on Betfred you can bet on: American football, athletics, baseball, basketball, bowls, boxing, cricket, cycling, darts, gaelic sports, golf, greyhound racing, handball, horse racing, ice hockey, motor racing, pool, rugby, snooker, soccer, tennis, winter sports, plus politics, entertainment and awards.

Betfred also offers its own selection of casino games, which you can play with real or play money.

Betfred Mobile: Apps for iOS and Android

It's essentual these days to have the ability to bet on sports on the go. Mobile apps are therefore vital to the betting experience. Betfred has mobile apps for phones and tablets.

The app is good, covering bets and markets in an unobtrusive way, however it is less intuitive than apps from the very best bookmakers, and is short of in-play options, which you would think would be a major part of a mobile betting experience.

The apps are available on Apple's official App Store (iPhone/iPad) and on, as Google Play restricts betting apps (Android).

Deposit and Payouts

The minimum account deposit is £5 or equivalent, and you can only bet up to the amount available within your account. Interest is not paid on account balances.

Maximum payout varies depending on the sport, however for football it is:

£1,000,000 – For all main European Leagues (English Premiership, Championship, League 1 and League 2, Scottish Premier League, Champions League, La Liga Primera, Serie A, Bundesliga 1 and Le Championnat Premiere), FA Cup, English League Cup and International Matches and Competitions.
£100,000 – For Scottish Leagues 1,2 and 3, Europa League and Main European Leagues (see above) National Cup Competitions.
£50,000 – For Minor Leagues not stated above and Domestic Trophies not mentioned above.
£10,000 – For all Australian soccer.

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