Betfred – An Established UK Bookmaker

Betfred is one of the oldest UK bookmakers with its roots going to the time of its introduction into the gambling industry in 1967. Since then the company has grown by leaps bounds and whilst brick and mortar betting outlets were their main focus but the 21st century has seen them expand and become one of the top online bookmakers, not just in the UK but around the globe.

One of the major factors that have led to their continued success is their ability to invent something new to an otherwise stagnant business. They were the very first company to pay out early on an online betting market. Manchester United to win the league in 1998, then to be taken away by Arsenal – and the introduction of new markets for betting such as Goals Galore Double Delight and Hat Trick Heaven.

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Bet £10 and get £60 in Bonuses

Betfred have launched a new special welcome package that includes £60 of bonus money for those who sign up with them, deposit money and bet £10 (that’s 600 percent for those who are mathematically challenged of you). For this offer, you have to sign up to deposit, and then make bets of £10 bet at odds of evens or more. You’ll then get the following:

£20 sports free bets
£10 lotto free bets
£10 with free spins (50 spins for 20p)
Further £20 in bets for free after 5 days

Other Offers

A number of races each day will benefit from an extra spot for each way bet. This could result in 5, 3, or 3 places being paid.

It applies to singles and multis. Ante post bets are excluded. For three spots, there must be at least 6 runners. For the other four places there must be at the very least 12 runners. For five places it must be at minimum 16 runners, and for six spots, there must be at minimum 18 runners.

All Correct Bonuses

Make a cover bet (including Lucky 15/31/63, Yankee, Canadian or Heinz) and you can get an additional bonus on profits if each selection wins. The bonus is worth between 10 and 25% of your earnings depending on the number of bets in the bet. For added sweetness when you put the winning bet only on the Super Bonus Races listed on the Betfred website, you may enjoy a bonus up to 100 percent.

Lucky 15/31/63 Boosts

A well-known offer for fans of the Lucky bets, which follows a different path to the perfectly logical promotion previously mentioned. You’ll be paid with increased odds if only any of the horses is successful in the lucky numbers of Lucky 15, 31, or 63. You’ll receive 3, 4 or 5 times the standard odds based on which bet that you placed.

This will apply to greyhound and horse racing bets only. Other races, including virtual ones, are not included. All selections must be played for bonuses to apply. Bets placed with free bets will not be eligible. Bonus are applied to winnings , not the stake. 18+, T&Cs apply.

This applies to every UK and Irish races every day and certain international races. Consider a price, if the start price is bigger it will be the start price.

Another Betfred innovation that’s been copied by other bookmakers. If you win the first goalscorer bet will be paid at double odds in the event that the player scores another goal during normal time. As for the hat trick portion, in case your player is able to score three goals during the game, you’ll earn three times the odds.

Goals and Goals the Original BTTS Market

One thing that Betfred excel at is to innovation. And , as we’ve already mentioned that they’re constantly coming out with fresh offers, often coming up with new ideas or using a different approach to old ideas. Also, to put it another way, they’re not afraid to experiment with something new.

However, it’s not just deals that they are experimenting with. Betfred has been known to invent entirely new markets. Their Goals Galore coupon is the originator of the increasingly popular two teams that score in the market (BTTS for short). Although BTTS is offered by virtually every bookmaker within the UK (including Betfred), Betfred continue to offer their Original Goals Galore Coupon which is effectively an fixed-odds BTTS acca.

The way it works is: the Goals Galore coupon is made consisting of several upcoming matches. It is your job to pick the games that you think each team will be able to score at the very least one goal. The amount you pay is determined on the amount of selections that you make.

3 correct 3 correct
4 correct 11/2
5 correct – 10/1
6 correct – 16/1
7 correct 7 correct
8 correct 8 correct
9 correct – 70/1
10 correct – 120/1
11 correct – 200/1
Twelve correct, 300/1
13 correct – 500/1
14 correct 800/1
15 correct – 1350/1

Additionally, there is a coupon called ‘Goals galore Bonus’, which gives better odds for a lesser number of matches. It pays out in the following manner:

3 correct – 9/2
4 correct 9/1
5 correct – 16/1

You can, of course, place the same accumulator using the usual BTTS markets, and include ‘both teams will not score’ bets however does not currently exist in the Goals Galore coupon doesn’t currently allow. But you do sometimes get higher odds when you use the coupon versus an straight accumulator, contingent on the match.

Totepool Betting

Betfred bought The Tote in 2011, and has been working hard to bring back the brand. As you’d expect, Tote products are readily available and well presented on this website.

If you’re not familiar with how it all works, The Tote is basically a pool bet on horse racing where you get paid a part of the prize pool if you win. The amount that you receive is dependent on how much you placed in the pool, as well as how many winners there were for a particular outcome.

All of the classics are available including Placepots, Jackpots, Scoop 6, Quadpots, Swingers and Trifectas. You can also bet with The Tote on horses to be placed and win as well with The Exacta, which can be described as what is the Tote version of forecasts.

While the bets have been around for many years, they’re presented in a lively contemporary, bold and exciting manner via the Totepool Live Info page. It provides up-to-date information about pool sizes and dividends as well as the amount of money that is being bet on each choice.

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You can bet with the Tote across the globe however, it’s quite well-done here. There are arguments in favor and against Tote betting, but it’s an entirely different method of doing it so well worth checking out. Bets like those on the Jackpot as well as the Scoop 6 still give you the chance to pick up enormous wins when you place tiny bets.


We’ve briefly discussed Goals Galore and Double Delight but it’s these types of new markets that create Betfred popular with punters. They are simple and work extremely well, and in the modern day conditions are rapidly becoming the latest bet for accumulators for football punters.

Over the past few years Betfred have put a lot of effort on their mobile betting app as well. When we first began looking at the app back in 2009, the app was a blurry excuse for an app particularly compared to the apps we had come across in the marketplace. Today, however, the application is sleek, shiny, well functioned betting application with pretty much everything you would find on the site itself. It’s evident that they’ve put a lot of money and human resources into creating the latest betting platform, which is mobile betting.

Betting on in-play betting with Betfred is simple and easy to do with a wide selection of markets and sports to choose from. It’s easy to filter by your favorite sport by having the current in-play matches shown on the upper right hand side of the screen , and that day’s schedule continuing underneath. Cash out when the icon appears. There’s a number of basketball, tennis, and football games, along with other streaming live daily on the website. These are also highlighted, with a watch live on the in-play section where available. You can also listen to radio commentary on horse racing, football greyhounds, cricket and horse racing.

Additionally, all UK and Irish horse racing can be streamed live, if you make a £1 bet of more than $1, reasonably reasonable, we’d suggest, and crucial for racing punters looking to find out how their money is being made and where it is lost.


Payment Methods

Deposit methods include the majority of Debit Cards, Neteller, PayPal, Skrill and PaySafeCard. Also, it is possible to make deposits and withdraw funds through any of Betfred’s street stores.
Fast Facts

Minimum Deposit – £5 for most deposit methods, £10 for deposits via a Betfred shop.
Minimum Withdrawal – Most methods allow minimum withdrawals of £5 minimum withdrawal.
Redrawal Time – up to 48 hour processing time.
Fees – All debit card deposits are free. One deposit is free Neteller or Skrill, after which there may be a small cost added by Betfred at their discretion. For Neteller withdrawals, there’s 2 percent fee in the event that the deposit was not bet at least once.
Bonus Exclusions – Yes, certain ewallets excluded from bonuses (including Neteller, Skrill and PaySafeCard). Make use of a debit card as well as PayPal instead.
Transaction Name – Betfred or Petfre.