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BetFred Sign Up Bonus Terms

Bonus Code: N/A
Bonus type: New customer sign-up first bet
Bonus amount: £30 on an initial £10 bet (or currency equivalent)
Minimum Deposit: £10 first bet (or currency equivalent)
Minimum Odds: 2.00 (evens)
Wagering Requirement: The free bet amount of £30 (or currency equivalent) must be wagered in full (at minimum odds of 2.00 (evens) on any qualifying event, and used within 7 days of the free bet amount being deposited.
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Who are they?

Another UK-based bookmaker, BetFred (so named after co-founders Fred and Peter Done) opened its first shop in 1967, and now has over 1300 betting outlets around the UK and a significant online presence. The bookie is currently the main sponsor of British rugby league’s Super League and The Scottish League Cup.

New Customers Only. 18+. T&Cs Apply. Wagering Requirements Apply.

Why should I bet with this bookmaker?

BetFred run a neatly organised platform and have a large variety of promotions and special offers across most of the sports markets available. It’s a respectable, well-known bookie which won’t let you down, and there is a nice array of informative, if unspectacular special functions and resources..

Why shouldn’t I bet with this bookmaker?

It’s not unfair to say this sportsbook doesn’t quite extend as far as some of its competitors in the scope of its markets or odds offered, and the special features on the site and mobile app may be nice, but they are quite limited. Be careful with the sign-up offer as it is not open to those who deposit via the Skrill, Neteller, PaySafe and Ukash methods. There are better in-play betting experiences to be had elsewhere too, although the cash out option is offered which is a major plus.

Current sign-up bonus

New customers are currently being offered £30 as a free bet after making an initial bet of £10 (or currency equivalent).

How to activate the sign-up bonus

  1. Create a new customer account.
  2. Deposit and place an initial bet of £10 (or currency equivalent) on any sports market (cashed out bets do not count).
  3. The free bet amount will be credited within 48 hours of your initial bet being settled.
  4. The free bet amount of £30 (or currency equivalent) must be wagered in full on any qualifying event, and used within 7 days of the free bet amount being deposited.

Other noteworthy specials

The dedicated ‘Promotions’ tab on the task bar then enables visitors to select the sports promotions option, directing you to a list of all currently run sportsbook promotions. These include;

Winning first goalscorer bets will be doiubled if the player scores twice, and trebled if he scores a hat trick.

Accumulator insurance on 5+ selections for football and all American sports.

A Who Dares Wins feature which gives a bonus to the longest-odds accumulator winners at the end of each month.

Refunded stake as a free bet if your horse finishes second to the starting-price (SP) favourite.

All correct bonuses on a host of different bets, including Yankees or Canadians.

Best Odds Guaranteed on all UK and Irish racing

For a full list, visit http://www.betfred.com/sport/promotions

Sports and markets available

There are 24 major sports covered, with additional markets offered on E-sports, lottery, politics, TV shows and other ‘specials.In-play coverage is extensive but there is not a lot of in-play information to go by in the form of game updates or stats, and there is no Asian Handicap market.

Special features

On the sportsbook landing page there is a quick links section and also tabs along the left-hand side which can take you to horse racing form and results, the blog, and a great betting guide which is available to print as a pdf.

There’s live streaming of a multitude of events (for FAQS related solely to this you can go here http://www.betfred.com/help/faq/watch-live). The totepool section on horse racing is akin to what you find at racetracks and provides a 9% better return than fixed odds (for a simple explanation, you can go here http://www.betfred.com/totepool/pools-betting-explained). The VIP experience looks incredibly attractive (with offers of enhanced odds, faster withdrawals and tickets to a host of events), but there is little in the way of information as to how you qualify for it, so getting in touch directly with the bookie is advised here.

The betting terms glossary is a nice touch too, and live radio commentary is offered on some events, all contributing to a nicely-stocked platform.

 

Support Functions

The sportsbook FAQ section is incredibly limited, but there are the usual phone, email and live chat options available.

 

Payment Options

Bank transfer and card deposits, accompanied by PayPal, PaySafe, Moneybookers, Skrill, Neteller and Ukash options. Nothing but good stuff here.

Verdict

4/5 – A well-respected bookmaker with a lot of great promotions  which will make many customers very happy.