The Betfred Review

Ed StormStarred Page By Ed Storm, 24th Sep 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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A review of the online bookmaker Betfred.- one of the UK's premier sportsbooks.

Introducing Betfred

Betfred besides being a great name is a popular sportsbook in the UK. Fred Done is the master mind behind Betfred. He began his first betting shop in 1967. Today there are over 1,300 betting shops that bear the name.

This is the little company that managed to start off with a small shop and is now worth billions, it is the thing legends are made of. Betfred has seen some lean times but has always managed to pull through. One of the biggest claims to fame this sportsbook has is that it was the first ever to release winnings before a result. Betfred like to think of themselves as the “people’s bookmaker”.


Betfred like other bookmakers through out the UK has an online betting presence. As a matter of fact Betfred makes it super easy for punters to have access by making the service available online, in person, on the phone and even via your mobile.

That being said there are quite a few complaints being posted about issues with online winnings. A few people are actually in quite an uproar over not getting their payouts. There was a posting on SBR online where a punter included a chat conversation snapshot that was held with a customer service representative from Betfred.

The gist of the situation was that this fellow won some money on a Manchester game and Betfred claimed to be unhappy to pay out his winnings as they were not happy with the documents he provided for identification. As per the complaint it seems that he had followed all the rules and the money was still not forth coming.

There were other posts that had punters complaining about funds that they won not being available in their account and other issues. There were also some complaints posted about free play money not being utilized correctly.

Reading these complaints it may seem easy to decide that Betfred may not be the best choice - but they should be taken with a grain of salt. Every site has its fair share of complaints and issues and since 2007 only a total of 7 complaints were posted on SBR.

Betfred Online Betting

Further in defense of Betfred, and as other reviews will testify, they have a great online betting platform and there are literally hundreds of thousands of users and people that keep coming back so a few sour grapes do not hold a lot of weight.

The online betting options include everything you can do at a Betfred betting shop, including betting on:

  • American Football
  • Motor Sports
  • Football
  • Horse Racing
  • Greyhound Racing
  • Snooker
  • Pool
  • Rugby
  • Darts
  • Gaelic Games
  • Politics
  • And many other sports and games

There are plenty of deposit options to make gambling easy. There are also two language options, both English and Spanish.


Negative comments not withstanding Betfred offers the excitement that punters expect and a fair opportunity to profit. The site is user friendly and offers easy access to all the major events. It is well worth a visit.

Betfred Details

Address: Betfred Online, c/o The Spectrum, 56-58 Benson Road, Birchwood, WA3 7PQ, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 01925 285027


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author avatar Ed Storm
Hi my name is Ed and I primarily write sports and sports betting articles as well as the occasional article on other gambling niches.

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