The first thing you should pay attention to when choosing a bookmaker is reliability. Does she have a license? What is the name of the management company? Where is she registered? Is there access to the bookmaker or will I have to use a VPN and look for mirrors? All these questions are very important, because in bookmakers the game is played for real money. Unreliable offices can easily disappear with your money, so despite all the attractive bonuses and odds, you should only work with trusted companies.
As for Betfred, it is one of the legendary bookmakers with a serious reputation. This is a very large company, founded back in 1967 by Fred Dun. To date, the office has about 1,500 betting shops, less than half of which are in the UK. Betfred employs over 10,000 people.
The online version of the Betfred bookmaker was launched in 2002. The office has several licenses at once. In particular, the office has an international license No. 038 issued in Gibraltar. The license is issued to the management company Petfre (Gibraltar) Ltd, registered at 5.2 Waterport Place 2, Europort Avenue, Gibraltar. The company also has a separate international license for online casino games. Betfred’s operation in the UK is secured by another local license, No. 039544-R-319290-006 issued by the UK Gambling Commission. The terms of both licenses are not known.
Betfred is trying to expand beyond the UK and serves players from other European countries, but Ukraine is not one of them. On the territory of Ukraine, the site is blocked, access is possible only through VPN. Moreover, the connection often goes astray, you have to use all the new services to bypass the blocking. However, no matter which VPN service you use, you will still not be able to register with Betfred from Ukraine.
In terms of reviews, most of the users are completely satisfied with Betfred. Players note the reliability of the bookmaker, a convenient website and good technical support. The office really positions itself as modern and tolerant – the company’s management has repeatedly stated that every conflict with a client seeks to settle “in an amicable way.” Therefore, account blocking is very rare here.
Promotions and bonuses “Betfred”
Bonus policy is one of the most important points when choosing a bookmaker. Everyone is pleased to receive free bets for deposits, cashback for lost bets, etc. Beginners always appreciate the opportunity to receive bonus funds for registration, although they do not always take advantage of this offer. The more promotional offers a bookmaker has, the better. Bonus wagering conditions and the frequency of new offers are also important.
Betfred bonuses are quite varied. There are both promotions for beginners and free bets for different types of games. But everything crosses out one thing: these bonuses are not available to players from the CIS.
Betfred technical support
When choosing a bookmaker, it is very important how quickly technical support responds and how you can contact it at all. Optimal – when there is a phone number, online chat and email. The most advanced bookmakers also provide communication in instant messengers.
Odds are what directly affects your winnings. Large companies tend to have fairly average odds. And newcomers to the market just attract with high coefficients in order to gain an audience.
As for Betfred, the odds here are pretty average. And, importantly, they are in fractional format, familiar to the UK. Therefore, if you decide to bet, use the converter or calculate it yourself to understand how much profit you will receive from the bet.
Consider an example of coefficients to understand their level in general for the office.
For example, a football match between the national teams of Northern Ireland and Slovakia as part of the qualification for Euro 2020. The odds for the victory of Northern Ireland are 6/4, which in decimal terms is 2.50. The leading bookmakers offer 2.57 for the same bet, which is a significant difference for large amounts. 21/10 (3.10) is offered for the victory of Slovakia, while in the best doubles – 3.20.
It can be concluded that Betfred has very average odds, but there is one peculiarity. The firm is known in Britain for having the world’s best dog racing and horse racing quotes. These are typically British and specific sports, but if you are good at them, you might find it interesting.
The line is another important factor when choosing. Some bookmakers cover literally all sports and also offer bets on non-sporting events, others focus on only a few sports. Therefore, it all depends on what sport you want to bet on.
The Betfred line is very specific, aimed primarily at the UK market. In “Betfred” you will find 35 sports, among which the emphasis, of course, on traditional English – dog racing, horse racing, football, rugby, darts, snooker, golf and others. These disciplines have the most events.
There is an eSports line where you can find bets on games such as CS:GO, DOTA2 and League of Legends. There is also a small line on politics – at the time of writing, there were only 3 categories: politics in the USA, politics in the UK and the French presidential election in 2022.
Betfred does not offer betting on entertainment, such as the results of song contests, etc. This is a typical British office with a British set of disciplines, which will arouse little interest among players from the CIS. However, Betfred does not focus on them.
Depositing and withdrawing funds to Betfred
Let’s start with the bad news: there are no deposit/withdrawal methods for Ukrainians at all, since the official Betfred website does not accept players from our country. However, for residents of Western Europe, it is proposed to deposit and withdraw funds to the following payment systems and wallets:
- Bank transfer.
Commission for input and output is not charged (there is a nuance only with unlinked Neteller accounts). By the way, it is interesting that the British BetFred does not accept credit cards – this is a responsible gambling strategy. Different payment methods have different minimum amounts for deposits and withdrawals.