- Good selection of sports and leagues to bet on
- Unique promotions available on site
- Sportsbook site and betting app run smoothly with good functionality
- Limited selection of live betting events
- Small number of betting lines for many competitions
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Review of the bookmaker Betfred from Legalbet
BetFred sportsbook is one of the latest additions to the United States betting industry. The English-based sportsbook began offering its brand of sports betting in the US with a plan to launch in four states in 2020.
The launch was the latest news for a sportsbook that has come a long way since opening as a single betting shop in September 1967.
BetFred is now available in multiple US states with both an online sportsbook and mobile betting app. The betting experience brought over from the English brand is not the first the US has seen with companies like William Hill and Bet365 also operating in the states.
However, it is one of the highest quality sportsbooks available, offering players the opportunity to make bets from anywhere in legal sports betting states. Overall, the sportsbook does many things right, including a large selection of sports, unique betting features and a smooth functioning app and website.
Odds — normal
The sports available on BetFred cover the most popular competitions in America, with a few international events thrown in as well. Adding to the sports that are featured are plenty of different leagues.
For example, basketball will have bets on games in both the NBA and the Euroleague whereas baseball includes the MLB, Japan NPB and the Korean leagues.
These additions will give players multipe options when selecting a sport to bet on. With the main sports covered, there is still time in the future to add even more to the list.
- Motor Racing
- Rugby Union
- Table tennis
Live — bad
Live betting is one of the most popular ways to wager on USA sportsbooks, the section is also available on BetFred as well. The live betting section on BetFred is admittedly not the flashiest, nor does it carry the most features.
The sole purpose of the section however is fulfilled, as it allows players to make bets on competitions during the course of the game. Players can find many different sports included here like baseball and football games.
Once you have placed a live wager, the bet will immediately begin and end as soon as the event detailed in the bet has been decided, which could happen in as little as seconds.
Live betting has a major advantage as players can watch part of the game and then make bets based on how the events in the game are unfolding.
Betfred Official Site
Sports Bettors in states with BetFred available will have the option of either betting on the website or by downloading the company’s mobile betting app. Both of these feature much of the same design and features as the other.
The official sportsbook website is certainly not the flashiest we have seen, but it functions with the classic style of sports betting.
The selection of sports and competitions was also impressive from the start, with plenty of domestic and international competitions and events available, with plenty of bet types as well for each competition.
- Spread Bets
Among other sections of the sportsbook are the live betting and promotions. The bonuses and offers available on the site are quite unique, like ticket giveaways for Denver Broncos games in Colorado.
Odds boosts are also featured on BetFred and updated daily, meaning players will have certain events each day with inflated odds.
Live betting on BetFred was admittedly limited at the beginning, not featuring many competitions available for betting during the game. With time both of these sections will likely see improvement, as the original sportsbook that launched in the four states has loads of potential going forward.
Registration & Verification
When registering a sportsbook account on BetFred, there are a couple of different processes depending on the state you will be betting in. For fully online states like Colorado, the process can be completed from anywhere in the state on a mobile device.
- Read the sportsbook reviews of online sportsbooks in the state you want to bet in
- Go to the site or download the app and hit the ‘register’ button
- Complete the registration and wait for approval from the sportsbook
- Once approved, make a deposit and begin betting!
The online process is straightforward and should not take more than ten minutes, however not all states like Nevada have registration that cannot be completed online. In these states, the process will go a little differently and you will need to sign up at a physical location.
The offline process will begin in the same way, as players can download the mobile application and choose to create an account. However, only a portion will be able to be completed online.
The sportsbook will give you an account number which you will need to take to that sportsbook’s physical address or partner in order to complete the process.
Betfred Mobile App
The great news for fans of BetFred is that the mobile app will be available wherever it is legal. This mobile app allows you to make bets from anywhere in the state. The mobile betting apps launched by BetFred have the same design and features as the online sportsbook.
Mobile betting with BetFred is made easy, as the site functions very well with fast loading times and very few mishaps if any. The mobile betting app will also carry the same selection of sports and bet types.
Live betting, promotions, odds boosts and customer support are also all included and fully functionable on the BetFred mobile betting app. BetFred has launched a great base app, though we would like to see some improvements to the number of lines for each game and the live betting section in the future.
There are three separate methods available for contacting BetFred. Contacting a sportsbook can be done in really any case, whether you just have a question about how something works or if you believe that the sportsbook made a mistake.
The options that BetFred lists on its sports betting site and on the mobile betting app:
- Call: (855) 769-4878
- Text: (720) 640-4033
- Email: [email protected]
Information about the company
Questions and answers
The process for making payment transactions on an online sportsbook depends entirely on the rules your state has regarding sports betting. Some states will require that payments be made in person, or otherwise offer very few options for paying online.
In this case you can either go to the sportsbook’s physical location in the state or use one of the available online methods, if possible.
However, other states will allow players to make payments including deposits and withdrawals online with plenty of different methods to do so. To make a transaction here, players can select which method they want to use and verify their information on the site or betting app.
For deposits and withdrawals in both of the above methods, it is best to have some extra form of identification ready just in case BetFred will want to verify your identification.
The daily odds boosts stand out as one of the best features available on the BetFred Sportsbook. These odds give players the opportunity to make a larger profit off of normal bets on the site. The pre-selected bets will update everyday and there are usually more than one available.
Other great features on BetFred are the unique promotions like ticket giveaways and the live betting section. Both of these sections set a great foundation for hopefully a lot more things to come from BetFred.
Football betting is definitely available on BetFred. The sport, which includes both the NFL and the NCAA on BetFred, is among the most popular on the sportsbook. Both of these leagues are regularly featured in the daily odds boosts on the site.
Players will also be happy to hear that football games on BetFred carry some of the most alternative betting lines on the sportsbook. Popular games in the NFL or NCAA can see over ten different betting lines for the spread alone, along with lots of different prop bets, period bets and over/ unders.
On both the online sportsbook and the mobile betting app, there will be a section titled ‘my bets’. This will list all of the bets that players have made while using the sportsbook, and help to keep track of your wins and losses.
This section can be found in the bottom center of the screen on the mobile betting app, and on the right side of the screen on the online site. Players must be logged into their account in order to see the bets that have been made.