Being one of the most popular and largest bookmakers in the United Kingdom and beyond, this company was founded in 1967 by brothers Fred and Peter Done. What started as a small bookmaker shop in the streets of Salford in the Greater Manchester area grew to an industry giant with over 1,600 betting shops and a comprehensive gaming side that includes virtually any type of gambling. Oddly enough, the two brothers set up their first shop by using the winnings from a sports bet on the UK winning the World Cup 1966.
Betfred has been licensed and regulated by the Gambling Commission of Great Britain for all customers playing within the UK while a licence from the Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner covers players from outside of the United Kingdom.
The GMBLRS Detective
As I am not a player at Betfred, I have asked again my British friend for his opinion and review to bring you a first-hand insight as to what you can expect on one of the most comprehensive gambling sites I have ever seen. Additionally to Casino and Live Casino, you will find tabs for Sports, Virtuals, Lotto, Poker, Bingo and Totepool.
Before playing at the site you have the registration process to open an account this will involve firstly filling in the form for a username and password, next your personal details such as your name and date of birth. Following this will be your contact details like your phone number and email address, Next in line will be your address details and lastly your account settings. Very basic and straight forward form to understand.
As with all sites we bring to you the KYC process, this would be a lot easier and better for you if this was done before making any deposits and having any game time due to not having to wait around for a longer time when you wanting to withdraw any funds. This is done mainly by an electronic check, sometimes this is not the option for some players outside of the UK so you would need to pop a quick email over to them to verify your account. This can be done by sending a photo of a utility bill to confirm your address and a photo ID so they can verify your name. Sometimes a copy of your banking method may need to be added also.
My experience from the site and my perspective of how the sites running is of great feedback, I received no error messages whilst playing, no lagging spins or slow loading of games, everything ran to perfection and how you would expect from a popular site like Betfred. They offer an array of games from big and small providers such as Playtech, Big Time Gaming, IGT, Microgaming, 1×2 Gaming and many more.
Betfred offers a variety of payment methods with some of these including debit and credit cards, e-wallets such as Skrill and Neteller, cash vouchers like PaysafeCard and also offer the new Apple Pay and Paypal. Withdrawal times vary on the payment method you choose but with BetFred they do have a fast withdrawal process.
Most of you love to take on bonuses so you will be pleased to know that BetFred do offer welcome bonuses throughout the whole sections of the casino and daily promotional bonuses are also available. They also know how to treat their loyal players as on offer is the VIP Section where you can enter competitions, and have access to the VIP Team. Like always there are terms and conditions and I can’t emphasize enough how important it is to getting your head around them and fully ready from top to bottom as this will avoid any unnecessary rules being broken but also avoid any disappointment of future wins being made void.
For anyone at all that may experience any issues within their account or who may need some general advice, Betfred offers a variety of ways for you to contact them. These included are their Live Chat for you to speak directly to someone over the desktop or mobile. A comprehensive Help Section where you will find an array of different subjects to help or by contacting them directly via email or phone.
The GMBLRS’ Detective Verdict
Betfred is no doubt a full-deck site with a phenomenal range of things to do from sports and virtuals to casino and bingo. A huge range of games to play from live tables to jackpot slots. To be honest not a lot you won’t find on here but also a nice amount of fun to be had. The layout of the site has been designed in the easiest of ways for you to understand but with a bold structure where everything stands out a lot. Worth noting is that they do not have slots from NetEnt and Play’n GO, which might come as a surprise to some.