Betfred Sports review:

Betfred Sports

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Betfred Sports USA

Nick

Nick

Betfred Sports Review

OUR VERDICT: 7/10 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

British bookmaker Betfred brings more than five decades worth of sports betting knowhow over the pond and a solid online betting experience. An excellent welcome bonus and an easy to use mobile betting app are two standout features of Betfred USA. The offering, overall, is far from complete but offers US bettors a fun and reliable betting platform nonetheless. Visit Betfred.

Betfred Sports Pros & Cons

  • Over 50 years' experience in the sports betting industry
  • Great variety of sports and betting markets
  • Straightforward, no-frills sportsbook
  • PayPal not available as a payment method
  • No live chat
  • Few unique betting features
Bonus offer
7/10
Betting variety
7/10
Mobile experience
8/10
Payment options
6/10
Betting experience
7/10
Support
6/10
Summary
7/10
Betfred Sports quick facts
Deposit methodsCredit/Debit card (VISA and MasterCard), Online Banking Transfer, PayNearMe, Play+, E-check/ACH, Skrill, In-person at Betfred partnered retail casinos
Withdrawal methodsSkrill, Play+, e-Check, VIP Preferred, In-person at Betfred partnered retail casinos
AppsiOS, Android
SupportPhone, Text, Email, Contact form
OwnerBetfred
Founded Year1967
HeadquartersWarrington, England

BETFRED SPORTSBOOK REVIEW: RUNDOWN

  • Betfred Sign Up Bonus: 100% Wager Match up to $500, win or lose (CO, IA)
  • Where is Betfred Sports available? Betfred is operating in Colorado, Iowa and Pennsylvania (via play.windcreekcasino.com)
  • Betfred Payment Options: Payment methods are quite limited and do not include PayPal, for instance
  • Betfred Mobile App: Straightforward to use, good user interface
  • Betting Variety at Betfred: Good number of sports but more betting markets would be nice

BETFRED SPORTS FAQS

Is Betfred Sports legit?

Betfred Sports is the US sports betting brand of long standing UK bookmaker, Betfred, which was founded in 1967. As one of the oldest bookmakers in the world, Betfred is a trusted and reputable operator.

Where is Betfred available in the US?

Colorado, Iowa and Pennsylvania are three states where you can use Betfred.

Is Betfred Sports safe?

Given its longevity, Betfred is one of the safest sportsbooks you can bet with. What’s more, Betfred has met the requirements to become an authorized operator in each legal state.

Does Betfred have a mobile betting app?

In Colorado, Betfred has a betting app you can download for iOS and Android devices. Unfortunately, there is not an native app for Iowa customers. To access the Betfred powered sportsbook at Wind Creek Casino in Pennsylvania, you can download the Wind Creek Caisno app directly from the App Store or from the Wind Creek Casino website.

Who owns Betfred?

Betfred is owned by British businessman, Fred Done who is also the company’s founder and Chairman.

BETFRED REVIEW

Few, if any, betting companies are named after the actual founder! But, if you can get away with it, why the heck not, hey?

Founded by Mr Fred Done in 1967, Betfred is an established high street bookmaker in the UK with online sportsbook and casino products in the UK and Spain. Like every betting company with a degree of success, Betfred is expanding in the US with Iowa, Colorado and Pennsylvania already operating states and Nevada to come.

We’ve reviewed Betfred USA across the key areas such as betting variety, payment options and the welcome bonus to determine where the sportsbook stands in relation to the competition.

Betfred Sports Review

Nick

Here's how we scored Betfred Sports across the following criteria:

BETFRED SIGN UP BONUS

100% Match Bet up to $500

The Betfred welcome bonus offers tremendous value and is straightforward to claim. In PA, the bonus offer is effectively the same but is set slightly lower.

Let’s take a look at how the welcome offers stack up in each state.

CO: 100% Deposit Match up to $500

IA: 100% Deposit Match up to $500

PA: 100% Deposit Match up to $400

Betfred Welcome Bonus: How it works

You’re forgiven if you’re not yet up to speed with what a deposit match bonus actually means. There’s a lot of betting related jargon to get used to!

Essentially, though, this type of bonus guarantees you money back, regardless of whether your first wager wins or loses, which is music to your ears no doubt!

To claim your Betfred welcome bonus, simply:

  1. Register with Betfred Sports USA
  2. Make a first deposit of $10 or more
  3. Place first wager (min -200 odds)
  4. Win or lose, Betfred will match your wager (up to $500)
  5. Receive your bonus within 72 hours of the bet being settled.

Example: If you deposit and wager $10, you get paid $10. If you deposit and wager $500, Betfred will match you with $500. If you deposit and wager $600, you still get $500 as this is the maximum bonus amount.

In Pennsylvania, Betfred sportsbook is affiliated with Wind Creek Casino. Bettors place wagers on the Wind Creek Casino online platform (powered by Betfred Sports).

The same welcome offer applies to new PA customers. But the offer is capped at $400, instead of $500 and you will need a Wind Creek Rewards account to qualify for the promo offer.

Key Terms and Conditions

  • Offer only valid to new customers
  • Minimum deposit of $10 required
  • Bonus must be activated 7 days after first wager has settled
  • You must be at least 21 years of age and physically located in either CO, IA or PA.

BETFRED LEGAL STATES

Betfred Colorado

  • Online sportsbook, mobile betting app, retail sportsbook
  • Land-based partner: Saratoga Casino Black Hawk
  • Online launch: September 2020

Betfred Iowa

  • Online sportsbook, mobile betting app, retail sportsbook
  • Land-based partner: Elite Casino/Grand Fallas Casino
  • Online launch: September 2020

Betfred PA

  • Online sportsbook, mobile betting app, retail sportsbook
  • Land-based partner: Wind Creek Bethlehem
  • Online launch: December 2020

You can use Betfred Sports if you’re in Iowa, Colorado and Pennsylvania.

In each authorized state, Betfred is licensed, regulated and because of this is considered a safe sportsbook to use.

You can read more about where Betfred is legal and who the UK bookmaker is partnered with, below.

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BETFRED PAYMENT OPTIONS

US sportsbooks strive to make depositing and withdrawing money as straightforward as possible. However, states have different rules in regards to the payment options available and so rarely will you find a sportsbook that offers the same banking methods across the board.

Our list below lists the ways you can transfer money to and from your Betfred account but we encourage you to note the options supported in your state.

  • Credit/Debit card: VISA and MasterCard (PA)
  • Online Banking Transfer (PA)
  • PayNearMe (PA, CO)
  • Play+ (CO, PA)
  • E-check/ACH (IA, PA)
  • Skrill (IA)
  • In-person at Betfred partnered retail casinos (CO, IA, PA)
    • Saratoga Casino Black Hawk in Colorado
    • Grand Falls Casino Resort in Iowa
    • Wind Creek Bethlehem in Pennsylvania

Betfred PayPal

One notable omission from the list of payment options at Betfred is PayPal. Unfortunately, Betfred is not an accepted banking method in any state where Betfred is legal. We would like to see payment options improve in general at Betfred but the introduction of PayPal would certainly be a welcome addition to a list on the thin side.

BETFRED MOBILE APP

In Colorado, Betfred has a mobile betting app you can download for iOS and Android devices. You can get the app on your smartphone simply by visiting either the App Store searching for Betfred sports and tapping ‘download’, or, by visiting Betfred’s website and downloading the app direct from there.

Betfred Sports App

Betfred does not yet have a native app for iOS or Android in Iowa. If you’re looking to use Betfred to wager on mobile, you can access Betred Iowa on your mobile browser, which works just as good.

In Pennsylvania, you will need to download the Wind Creek Casino app, which can be downloaded directly from the App Store or the Wind Creek website.

Our thoughts on the Betfred mobile app

Nick

In terms of usability, we found the Betfred Colorado app to be simple to navigate and highly responsive. The layout is logical with the menu along the top making it easy to access bets for all major US sports and, crucially, Betfred Support. We also enjoyed the ease win which you can tap into upcoming events as well as games with live betting. Overall, Betfred has done a great job in producing an app bettors will appreciate and enjoy using.

BETFRED BETTING VARIETY

Betfred’s experience within sports betting is second to none. As a result, the British bookie has a diverse collection of markets across a broad range of sports.

That said, we did expect a more in-depth menu of wagering options. The list of wagers left us slightly underwhelmed, especially when you compare the variety on offer at other international sportsbooks such as Bet365, PointsBet and Betway.

Going forwards, we would like to see Betfred add more niche competitions and markets for player/team props.

Betfred Live Betting

Live bets allow you to still bet on a game once it has started with odds changing based on events that happen during the game. In-play betting, as it’s also called, is becoming a very popular way to bet in America. As such, there’s intense competition for sportsbooks to have comprehensive live betting sections and specific live betting features.

Betfred’s in-play betting section is included in the menu bar which runs along the top of the website and app making it easy to find. There you will have a fair number of live bets for sports such as ice hockey, tennis, table tennis and soccer.

In addition to the list of bets, you will have a good number of stats, running text commentary and an image of the field or court to show what’s happening in real-time.

In our view, Betfred’s offering for live betting is solid if unspectacular. Betting markets are fairly limited to just straight bets and parlays, while there’s a lack of live betting features to enhance the live betting experience. We do expect Betfred to develop this part of the sportsbook over time however.

BETFRED CUSTOMER SUPPORT

Betfred offer a healthy collection of contact methods, should an issue need to be be resolved. You can speak with someone directly on the phone, send an email or contact form and even send a text if that’s more convenient.

One aspect missing from Betfred’s customer support is an FAQ or troubleshooting section. We searched high and low on both the desktop website and app but to no avail.

Similar sections and guides available at other US sportsbooks are packed with hundreds of useful solutions which result in customers often finding a solution without even having to contact the operator at all.

CUSTOMER SUPPORT OPTIONS AT BETFRED

COLORADO

IOWA

PENNSYLVANIA

Betfred - The Final Word

OUR VERDICT: 7/10 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Customers will enjoy scanning for bets on the easy to navigate platform and the simplicity in which bets can be placed at Betfred.

On the other hand, Betfred need to improve in key areas, most notably by adding more payment options (especially PayPal) and by introducing betting features such as cash out and live streaming.

However, Betfred’s experience of the UK betting market spanning over 50 years counts for a lot and will stand the bookmaker in good stead for the ultra competitive US sports betting industry.