Betfred Betting App Review

Only available to new customers from UK & Northern Ireland. You must stake £10 or more at single/cumulative odds of Evens (2.0) or greater on your first bet. Free bet balance of £30 credited within 48 hours of your first bet being settled. Free Bets expire after 7 days. E-Wallet restrictions apply. Minimum 5 game rounds. Game restrictions apply. Maximum 30 Free Spins on selected games. Free Spins expire after 7 days. Full T&Cs apply.

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A major player in UK and international online sports betting, Betfred has mobile betting apps that you can download for free for iOS iPhone and iPad from iTunes, and for Android smartphones and tablets directly from Betfred’s desktop site. 

New players get a generous Free Bet Welcome Bonus when you register for an account, and Betfred’s app gives you access to a huge range of racing and sports markets from across the globe. In addition, Betfred also has an online casino, live dealer casino, bingo and poker rooms, and so offers punters a truly comprehensive online and mobile gaming experience.

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Betfred Sign Up Offers

Betfred have a reputation as one of the friendliest companies in the business and certainly extend a warm welcome to new customers through their excellent Betfred sign up offer, and it couldn’t be easier to take advantage. Simply follow the steps below.

  1. Register for a new account with Betfred online or via your mobile device.
  2. Deposit and place a single bet of £10 or more at odds of Evs (2.0) or greater.
  3. Receive £30 in free betting credit within ten hours of the settlement of your initial bet.
  4. To top it all off, following the above will also grant new users 30 free spins on a specified slot game. In the competitive world of betting online the Betfred new customer offer is very close to being top of the pile.

Only available to new customers from UK & Northern Ireland. You must stake £10 or more at single/cumulative odds of Evens (2.0) or greater on your first bet. Free bet balance of £30 credited within 48 hours of your first bet being settled. Free Bets expire after 7 days. E-Wallet restrictions apply. Minimum 5 game rounds. Game restrictions apply. Maximum 30 Free Spins on selected games. Free Spins expire after 7 days. Full T&Cs apply.

As with the majority of online offers, there are just a couple of terms and conditions we need to be aware of when it comes to the Betfred sign up bonus.

  • Deposits made via an e-wallet such as PayPal or Skrill, or via a pre-paid Visa or Mastercard do not qualify for this bonus.
  • The opening bet must be settled within 60 days of the bet being placed in order to qualify for the promotion.
  • Free bet stakes will not be included in any returns.
  • The offer is only available to customers in the UK and Ireland.

MOBILE EXCLUSIVE SIGN UP OFFERS

Until recently Betfred also offered an additional £5 free to first time Betfred betting app users. This has been discontinued at present, but Betfred are always towards the frontline when it comes to innovative promotions and offers, so we wouldn’t be surprised were something similar to return in the future. £30 in free bets is not a bad way to set the ball rolling in any case though so perhaps we shouldn’t be too greedy.

Mobile users can also enjoy the full range of promotions, including Cash Out, Best Odds Guaranteed, 2nd to SP Fav, Double Delight and Hat-Trick Heaven. With a Betfred mobile sports betting account, you can also use the same log in details to access other sites, including the online and mobile casino.

Speaking of the mobile app, Betfred offers one of the best currently available. In this article we’ll take a closer look at how the Betfred mobile app works, for both Android and iOS users.

Promotions

Regular punters in the Betfred sportsbook app can take advantage of a huge range of special offers and promotions across all markets.

Ongoing Promotions (Updated 02/09/2019)

Welcome Offer - Bet £10 Get £30

Place your first bet of £10 at odds of evens or greater on any sports market. T&C's apply.

Horse Racing & Greyhounds - One Winner Bonuses

If your Lucky 15, Lucky 31 or Lucky 63 settles with only one winner, get 3, 4 or 5 times the odds of your winning selection. T&C's apply.

Horse Racing - Extra Place Races

Available on selected races. ‘Winner or E/W’ market only. Applies to single and multiple bets. Depends on minimum runner stipulations. T&C's apply.

Football - Double Delight & Hat-trick Heaven

Place a pre-match single bet on the first goalscorer market in any of the specified Double Delight & Hat-Trick Heaven games. T&C's apply.

Horse Racing - Best Odds Guaranteed

Take an early price on your selection and if the SP returned is bigger and Betfred will pay you out at the bigger price. T&C's apply.

Super League Top Price Guaranteed on 1st Tryscorers

Betfred offers top price on all 1st Tryscorers on televised 2019 Betfred Super League games (Selected bookmakers only). T&C's apply.

Football - Double Delight & Hat-trick Heaven In-Play

Place an in-play single bet on the next goalscorer market in any of the specified in-play Double Delight & Hat-Trick Heaven games. T&C's apply.

Horse Racing & Greyhounds - All Correct Bonuses

If you pick an all correct Lucky 15/31/63, Yankee, Canadian or Heinz bet Betfrend wi’ll pay a 10/20/25% cash bonus on your total winnings. T&C's apply.

Superfan

As proud sponsors of Super League, the Championship and League 1 Betfred is rewarding 10 Super Fans with £1,000 cash. T&C's apply.

Only available to new customers from UK & Northern Ireland. You must stake £10 or more at single/cumulative odds of Evens (2.0) or greater on your first bet. Free bet balance of £30 credited within 48 hours of your first bet being settled. Free Bets expire after 7 days. E-Wallet restrictions apply. Minimum 5 game rounds. Game restrictions apply. Maximum 30 Free Spins on selected games. Free Spins expire after 7 days. Full T&Cs apply.

Betfred Highlights

Devices

Website

Android

Iphone

Windows

Blackberry

Features​

Acca Insureance

Live Streaming

Ongoing Promotions

In-play Betting

Cash Out

Markets

Football

Horse Racing

Greyhounds

Cricket

Tennis

Basketball

Payments

Paypal

Skrill

Visa/Mastercard

Neteller

Ukash

Others

Support

Email

Phone

Chat

Only available to new customers from UK & Northern Ireland. You must stake £10 or more at single/cumulative odds of Evens (2.0) or greater on your first bet. Free bet balance of £30 credited within 48 hours of your first bet being settled. Free Bets expire after 7 days. E-Wallet restrictions apply. Minimum 5 game rounds. Game restrictions apply. Maximum 30 Free Spins on selected games. Free Spins expire after 7 days. Full T&Cs apply.

Mobile App

Betfred Android App

First things first. How do we download the Betfred app for Android to our mobile device? When it comes to the Betfred mobile Android app; Samsung, HTC, Sony Ericsson and Motorola devices will all act as a platform, provided they are utilizing an operating system of 4.30 or above. Simply follow the steps below to transport the world of Betfred online betting into the palm of your hand. The process is as simple as for most other Android betting apps

  1.  Register for a new account at Betfred by visiting Betfred’s site.
  2. Search “Betfred” in the Google Play store.
  3. Select “Install”.
  4. Once installed, open the app and Betfred for Android is all yours.

The Betfred app is extremely well designed. Upon opening the app, you will be immediately greeted by the most popular betting events right at the top of the page. Whilst should you be looking for something in particular, a link to the a-z of sporting options is conveniently located at the foot of the home page.

Simplicity and ease of use seem to have been two of the main criteria in the design of the Betfred app, with handy links to in-play betting and the “Next Events Off” being ideal tools for those looking to get to their bet quickly when time may be of the essence.

Fans of the Betfred site will be pleased to hear that the majority of the most popular features carry over to the app, including Cash Out, #PickYourPunt, Double Delight, Hat-Trick Heaven, Acca Insurance, In-Play Betting and more exciting features we’ve come to expect from the best betting apps.

One of our favourite app specific features is the Quickbet functionality. Once selected from the settings menu this enables users to quickly place single bets, without the need to first add your selection to the betting slip. A small thing maybe, but it’s a handy option to have particularly when attempting to place a bet whilst on the move.

App Size

Varies with device

Latest Version

Varies with device

September 26, 2019

System Requirements

Android 5.1 and up

Betfred App for iPhone & iPad

For users of iPhone and iPad, the process is just as simple. The Betfred app functions on all devices with iOS 8.0 and above. The steps to follow are:

  1. Register for a new account at Betfred by visiting https://www.betfred.com/account/registration.
  2. Search “Betfred” in the App store.
  3. Select “Install”.
  4. Once installed, open the app and the world of Betfred is at your fingertips.

In terms of user experience, there is very little – if any – difference between the Android and iOS offerings. iOS users can expect the same sleek and intuitive interface, ease of navigation – nothing is ever more than a couple of clicks away – list of features, and of course those all-important Betfred offers.

One area where iOS users score over their Android counterparts is in terms of the variety of apps available through Betfred. Whereas the sports betting app is available to both Android and iOS, the Betfred Casino, Live Casino, Games, Bingo and Virtual apps are currently only available via iOS.

Only available to new customers from UK & Northern Ireland. You must stake £10 or more at single/cumulative odds of Evens (2.0) or greater on your first bet. Free bet balance of £30 credited within 48 hours of your first bet being settled. Free Bets expire after 7 days. E-Wallet restrictions apply. Minimum 5 game rounds. Game restrictions apply. Maximum 30 Free Spins on selected games. Free Spins expire after 7 days. Full T&Cs apply.

Betfred App Features

Betfred mobile betting app is packed with features, such as in-play betting, real time stats and visualisations, and live streaming of all UK and Irish race meetings (including greyhounds), as well as live coverage of basketball, tennis and a host of other events.

Quickbet

The Betfred mobile app also includes Quickbet, meaning there are fewer steps needed to place a wager (ideal for when you’re betting on your mobile when you’re on the move), and navigation around the both, Betfred Android app and the one for iPhones and iPads, is straightforward and intuitive.

Cash Out

In addition, Cash Out is available on selected races (including both single and each-way multiples), football, golf and tennis markets. Betfred cash out feature gives you the chance to take your winnings early if the final leg of a multi bet or acca looks like letting you down.

Live Streaming

Part of the thrill of placing a bet is of course the ability to watch your selection in action. Punters at Betfred are certainly well catered for in this regard, with live streaming of football, tennis, basketball, horseracing, greyhounds and more all available. To acces a live streaming on Betfred, simply place a bet of £1 or more on the event.

For us this is one of the areas where the Betfred App really comes in to its own. You simply can’t beat the convenience of being able to see exactly how your bet unfolds on your mobile device, wherever you happen to be.

In-Play Betting

The Betfred app comes with a dedicated in-play betting section, perfect for those who enjoy wagering on sports events that have already started. Sports including football, tennis, basketball and golf feature heavily on a daily basis, with the bookmaker updating odds on a regular basis in accordance with what is taking place out on the field, court or course. When it comes to live betting, it is not just the event winner in which Betfred app users can stake on, with the majority of markets coming with a significant amount of other options.

Accumulator Insurance

Accumulator bets are hugely popular today, due to their excitement and potential rewards. However, with most punters having experienced the frustration of seeing a potentially lucrative acca ultimately being unsuccessful due to just a single selection letting you down, the “Acca Insurance” promotion from Betfred has the answer. Available on all football bets with 5+ picks, punters will receive their stake back, up to a maximum of £10, in the event of just one selection missing out.

Pick Your Punt

The Betfred Pick Your Punt feature acts as something of a request a bet option for punters, allowing them to stake funds on markets that would not otherwise be available. Users must send a tweet to Betfred on Twitter using the hashtag #PickYourPunt, which should include the bet in which they wish to place. While football is the main area of focus, other sports can also be taken into consideration when it comes to this feature, while punters can also browse through the bets that have already been successfully requested by other users.

Betfred PickYourPunt

ADDING BETFRED MOBILE SITE SHORTCUT TO YOUR HOME SCREEN

In this app-heavy world in which we live, it’s understandable that some of us may be a little starved for space on our mobile devices. No need to miss out on the Betfred mobile betting experience though. Simply navigate to the Betfred home page on your mobile device and you will automatically be taken to the mobile optimized version of the website. From here select either:

  • More > Add Shortcut On Home Screen.
  • “three dots” icon > Add To Home screen,

depending on which browser you are using. The Betfred icon and link will be added to the home screen of your mobile advice.

Deposit Options

A large number of banking options are available to punters at Betfred, making depositing and withdrawing cash using the app both an efficient and stress-free process. Betfred’s minimum deposits start at just £5, perfect for beginners and those with limited budgets, while also available banking options allow for instant transactions in this area. 

Meanwhile, Betfred withdrawal times range from 24 hours to 7 working days, with there being no additional fees for punters to worry about. It is also key to take into account which methods of depositing will not qualify for the Betfred welcome bonus, which currently include e-wallets such as Skrill and Neteller.

Method

Min

Max

Processing Time

Fee

£10

2-5 Days

free

£5

Instant

free

£5

Instant

free

£5

Instant

free

£12

Instant

free

£12

Instant

free

£12

Instant

free

£12

Instant

free

£12

Instant

free

£12

Instant

free

Note that the Betfred minimum deposit amount is £5.

All deposits are processed instantly. The Betfred withdrawal options are the same as those available for deposit with the exception of the Paysafe card which can only be used for deposits. The Betfred withdrawal time can take up to 48 hours to be processed, and then the standard 3-5 working days to hit your account. The Betfred withdrawal time for PayPal may take up to 12 hours longer than the Betfred withdrawal time for debit cards.

Markets

The Betfred bet app gives punters portable access to a huge range of markets on racing and sports from across the globe.

Horse racing

Betfred and horse racing have long gone hand in hand, with the bookmaker sponsoring a significant number of meetings throughout the year in the UK. While major meetings such as the Cheltenham Festival and the Grand National dominate proceedings while the are taking place, with promotions being added specifically surrounding such events, races from across the globe are also covered on a daily basis, while app users can also take on board crucial information surrounding the runners and riders involved in upcoming events. 

Football

Football fans are also catered for extremely well, with a range of markets (including over/under, correct score, half time/full time, etc.) on every Premier League, Bundesliga, Series A and La Liga match, as well as other leagues from around Europe, and you also get special markets and promotions for tournaments like the Euros and World Cup.

Major Sporting Events

The Betfred mobile betting app also has other major sporting events like Wimbledon and the US Open (golf and tennis) covered, and you can bet in-play on all matches throughout these tournaments. For North American sports fans, you can bet in-play on NBA, MLB, NHL and NFL matches, and you can take a punt on Australian Football (AFL) as well.

Betting on Politics, TV & Much More

If you like to have a punt on something more off the beaten path, you can bet on the Tour de France and Europe’s other major cycling races, Gaelic Football, hurling and motor sports — or you can even get markets on political events (who will win the next election, or who will be the next Prime Minister, etc.), TV reality shows and entertainment industry awards.

Cricket

Betfred cricket markets can be accessed by tapping on the “A-Z Sports” option on the left-hand side of the screen, with a range of options being available to punters in this area. Test, One-Day and T20 matches are all covered on the app, whether it be from the World Cup, Indian Premier League or Ashes Series between rivals England and Australia. With betting on cricket growing in popularity at a rapid rate, Betfred provides punters with the chance to bet on match winners, top run scorer, leading wicket takers and even which team will win the toss at the start of the game.

Golf

Golf is another market that is easily accessible via the app, with Betfred golf betting covering all four majors throughout the year, as well as other tournaments from the PGA and European Tours. Whether it be backing Tiger Woods to add to his Major haul or Rory McIlroy to hold onto a final round lead, Betfred has all bases covered.

Virtual Sports

As well as the chance to bet on politics, entertainment and TV, Betfred delivers a large number of virtual sports market, offering something a little different to the world of professional sport. Both horse racing and football feature heavily, with punters being able to back their favourite in the virtual world.

Betfred Tote Betting

Tote betting is also available to app users, with the Betfred placepot meaning that punters must pick six selections to win or place in an upcoming horse race in order to win. Win bets offer heavier returns than starting price bets, with customers being in with the chance to earn over £1 million by getting involved, once they have fully understood the Betfred placepot rules.

Only available to new customers from UK & Northern Ireland. You must stake £10 or more at single/cumulative odds of Evens (2.0) or greater on your first bet. Free bet balance of £30 credited within 48 hours of your first bet being settled. Free Bets expire after 7 days. E-Wallet restrictions apply. Minimum 5 game rounds. Game restrictions apply. Maximum 30 Free Spins on selected games. Free Spins expire after 7 days. Full T&Cs apply.

Customer Support

Betfred make communicating with their customer support team an easy process, thanks to the use of a hugely efficient live chat feature, which rapidly deals with issues and helps punters receive answers to their questions. Telephone and email options are also available to customers, while the bookmaker can also be contacted via various social media platforms, including Twitter and Facebook. 

Response times are good across the board, with support being available on a 24/7 basis. Finally, a detailed FAQ page is on hand, providing information surrounding some of the most important areas of Betfred’s operation, including betting rules and banking.

Other Betfred Apps & Services

It is not only sports betting that can be carried out on mobile devices with Betfred, with the Betfred Casino app, Betfred Lotto app and Betfred Games app catering for the needs of all customers. All such platforms can be downloaded via either the App Store or Google Play Store, with games including blackjack, poker, roulette and baccarat being available at just the tap of the screen.

About Betfred 

Established as a high street betting shop in Salford in 1967, Betfred has gown to become one of the most influential brands in the gambling industry. Licensed to operate by the Gibraltar Gaming Commissioner, and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission, Betfred has security and privacy policies that can be accessed by all players, and this ensures you will enjoy a fair and safe gaming environment.

Security

Betfred is licensed and regulated by the Gambling Commission in the UK, which is not something that is handed out to any bookmaker, meaning that they can be trusted. App users will be pleased to know that SSL encryption technology from Thwate, a hugely respected organisation, is used to ensure that all transactions are processed safely, while generally positive feedback has been written from past or existing customers in this area.

Bottom Line

It’s hard to go past the huge range of markets punters can enjoy in the Betfred online betting app, and when combined with special features like live streaming, real time updates and in-play betting, everything you need is easily accessible from your mobile phone or tablet.

The Welcome Bonus gives new punters excellent value, while regulars can also take advantage of a great range of promotions and special offers that enhance the experience.

Downloading Betfred app for Android and iOS devices is quick and easy to do, and once installed it not only looks good but is straightforward to navigatetoo, with the Quickbet feature making it simpler than ever to get your bet on. The Betfred sports betting app is, overall, in the first rank of those available on the market today.

Betfred FAQs

At present, new customers at Betfred are able to earn themselves £30 worth of free bets, with just a £10 qualifying bet being required in order to qualify.

The Betfred Android app can be downloaded via the Google Play Store, or alternatively through a link found on their mobile website.

Withdraw times for debit card transactions at Betfred can be anywhere between 1-3 days.

Those using PayPal to withdraw winnings at Betfred can expect to receive their funds within just 48 hours, however this can often be even quicker.

Yes, a range of television shows are available to bet on with Betfred, including X Factor.

Betfair App Scores

Bonus offer 90%
Betting variety 90%
Mobile experience 90%
Payment options 90%
Betting experience 85%
Support 95%
Summary 95%

James Fuller

James is a freelance writer with a huge passion for the world of sport. Specialising in sports betting industry, James has almost a decade’s worth of experience to his name, having worked for a range of clients in both the UK and across Europe.
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