BetFred is another betting brand that will be very familiar to UK players, being another of the big names in online betting with a heritage in bookmaking on the high streets in Britain that stretches back into the pre-Internet age.
Like its most obvious rivals, such as Paddy Power, Ladbrokes and William Hill, BetFred’s online casino is part of a one-stop shop for all your web-wagering, and free membership here brings with it access to all the sports, bingo and poker entertainment that anyone could wish to add to their casino fun. The site is also licenced by the British and Gibraltar Gambling Commissions so that fun is guaranteed to be fair and honest too which, of course, is as it should be for such a famous name.
According to the company, “You’ll love a bit of BetFred”, but does it stand up to that claim and are we feeling love too?
Promotions & Bonuses
New Customer Offer, T&C’s Apply 18+
- 100% Match First Deposit Bonus up to £100.
- 50% Match Second Deposit Bonus up to £50.
- 50% Match Third Deposit Bonus up to £50.
- Separate High Roller First Deposit Bonus up to £500.
BetFred Casino get the party started for new players with its Welcome Bonus package that can tot up to £200 for players that can invest £100 each time they make their first three deposits. If that’s a bit rich for your tastes, fear not for Fred fans can still get into these bonuses with just a fiver each time, so can convert fifteen quid into a bankroll of £25 to play with, which ain’t so bad. If that’s simply not rich enough, then BetFred’s got high rollers covered too with an exclusive first deposit offer that can add an extra £500 to your bankroll if you can happily pop a grand into your player account to get the ball rolling.
Wagering requirements for all these Welcome Bonuses is 40x – if that seems high compared to rivals showing a 20x requirement, do note that that is 40x the bonus amount only, not the bonus and deposit together, so in effect it’s a pretty comparable and competitive deal. Also, as with all its rivals, games are weighted as to how much they contribute towards the wagering requirement, and BetFred Casino is comparable here too – and probably of most interest is to confirm that online slots all contribute 100% on this score.
BetFred Casino players also accrue ‘comp points’ on every bet placed, so loyalty is rewarded with extra cash over the long term too.
Strictly speaking ‘BetFred Casino’ is a Playtech-powered casino, however it also has a separate Games and Slots tab on its site that gives members access to games from software suppliers such as IGT / Wagerworks and Barcrest.
BetFred Casino games are Instant Play titles played directly in your browser.
Under the BetFred Casino tab the Playtech-powered games provide a fine selection of table game favourites such as Blackjack, Roulette and Baccarat, together with some block-busting online slots, such as Iron Man 3, The Avengers and the millionaire-making Jackpot Giant.
Online slot fans should also note that membership with BetFred Casino gets you access to the slots under its Games and Slots tabs too, and here you’ll find other sought after non-Playtech titles such as Rainbow Riches, Cleopatra and Siberian Storm.
BetFred Casino accepts the following payment methods:
Debit and Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Diners Club, Visa Debit, Visa Electron, and Maestro / Solo.
e-Wallets and prepaid cards,: PayPal, Neteller, Ukash and Skrill.
Withdrawals to Debit and Credit cards usually take 2 to 3 working days to process. e-Wallets are much faster and are processed usually within a few hours.
BetFred is up against some stiff competition in the online space for one-stop sites that offer the fullest range of betting products. However we think, on the evidence of our exploration of what it can offer, that it deserves your serious consideration even if you’re only interested in its casino games and couldn’t give a hoot about who might win the next round of the F.A. Cup.
BetFred Casino certainly won us over with its considerable charms so – yes – we did “love a bit of BetFred” when we played there, and we think you will too.