BetFred Casino Review

BetFred Casino is an online casino established in 2005 using games created by Playtech and IGT. It is operated by Petfre (Gibraltar) Limited and is registered under the jurisdiction of Gibraltar. Last updated: March 19, 2014.

usBetFred Casino does not accept players from the United States.

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Review of BetFred Casino

BetFred Casino has an interesting thing going for it. Founded by Fred Done in 1967 as a betting shop in Salford, England, the gambling giant places a large focus on promotions and good payouts. As one of the larger gambling brands in Europe, you would expect BetFred's online casino to be exceptional in almost every way. So how does it stack up?

Software and Games

BetFred Casino operates using Playtech software that can either be downloaded and installed onto your PC, or played directly in your web browser via the "Instant Casino" section on the website. Graphics on the games are crisp and the sounds are rich and full of pop. The games at BetFred carry several well known brands. Among the favourites are King Kong, the Iron Man 1 and 2 slot machines, along with a big range of Marvel comic themed games such as X-Men, Blade, Elektra, Fantastic Four and the Incredible Hulk. Other games available on the BetFred site include the traditional table and card games as well as bingo and lottery games.

In addition, the software offers a selection of live action games which offer a video feed from the tables of a specialised live dealer studio. Live Roulette, Blackjack, Casino Hold'em, and Baccarat are offered here, with multiple camera angles to view the action, along with an "augmented reality" view where your virtual chips are overlaid on the felt itself.

Progressive jackpots also reign supreme at BetFred, with several games tallying up by the second, with games like Iron Man 2 and Beach Life ready to make players instantly wealthy. See below for a list of current jackpot values.

If that isn't enough, BetFred also has a separate "Games" tab on their website that features another selection of "instant play" games from Wagerworks. There are quite a few well known names to be found there too. You could try your luck at Deal or No Deal, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, The X Factor or Alice's Wonderland among many others.

Customer Service, Banking and Security

Customer service at BetFred is excellent, as you would expect from such a reputable company. There are several options that players can use should an issue arise, such as live chat, email, and telephone. Every transaction that is processed by BetFred is encrypted, ensuring that player information stays confidential.

BetFred's online casino is licensed in Gibraltar, which means that it is obligated to adhere to the jurisdiction's licensing requirements. The gaming software is regularly audited to ensure fair play for gamblers with audit results posted regularly on the BetFred website. As of the writing of this review the average payout percentage for all games was 97.23%.

BetFred Casino offers several banking options for players. Sixteen different currencies are accepted and there are many different ways for players to deposit and withdraw their funds. Deposit and withdrawal options include NETeller, Instadebit, Citadel, Cashier's Cheque, Bank Wire, Maestro, Solo, Visa Delta, Visa Electron, Laser, Visa, MasterCard, Bank Draft, Western Union or Personal Cheque through FedEx. One major positive in our view is that BetFred does not enforce any withdrawal limits, particularly on progressive wins which are so often restricted to less than £10,000 a month at other Playtech casinos.

Bonuses and Promotions

Known to the gambling world as “The Bonus King”, Fred Done established a reputation for making sure players received healthy bonuses for playing. BetFred Casino continues this tradition with several bonuses, which include sign up, high roller, and a loyalty program that includes the ability for players to earn and redeem comp points. See above for current details.

Summary

Being billed as one of the larger casino groups in Europe definitely sets the bar high in terms of player expectations, and we are happy to report that BetFred Casino comes through in every way. This top tier site offers a stable, fun environment in which you can play a great variety of colourful games. Add to that a sports betting site, poker, and other games and you have a one-stop shop that can meet all your online gambling needs. Highly recommended.

BetFred Casino Jackpots

These are the current progressive jackpots at BetFred Casino as recorded by our casino jackpots tracker. Click a jackpot name to view detailed statistics, jackpot graphs, and win records.

Spamalot Holy Grail $2,731,691 €2,140,553 £1,697,199
Funky Fruits $2,570,269 €2,024,883 £1,615,843
Beach Life $2,288,676 €1,804,226 £1,440,889
Mega Jackpots $1,276,180 €928,935 £815,571
Sweet Party $762,825 €608,570 £492,878
Gladiator $695,507 €544,999 £432,118
Marvel Ultimate Power $473,444 €370,991 £294,151
Jackpot Darts $307,161 €256,922 £219,242
Gold Rally $273,985 €230,924 £198,629
Winners Club Scratch Platinum $226,526 €172,654 £137,250
Magic Slots $154,809 €124,554 £101,863
Progressive Blackjack $103,354 €91,808 £83,149
Progressive Baccarat $90,606 €81,819 £75,229
Dollar Ball $54,450 €44,831 £37,617
SafeCracker $50,322 €45,924 £42,626
Cinerama $49,422 €41,973 £36,386
Marvel Super Power $40,789 €31,963 £25,342
Esmeralda $39,049 €36,009 £33,729
Stravaganza $38,244 €32,132 £27,548
Everybody's Jackpot $28,153 €22,061 £17,491
Diamond Valley $24,396 €20,199 £17,051
Wild Viking $23,327 €20,443 £18,280
Megaball $22,702 €22,117 £21,679
Queen of the Pyramids $21,178 €18,759 £16,945
Fruit Mania $16,550 €13,239 £10,756
Wall St Fever $13,997 €11,292 £9,264
Jacks or Better 10-line $12,727 €10,189 £8,286
Streak of Luck 20c $10,737 €8,414 £6,671
Streak of Luck 40c $10,142 €7,948 £6,301
Genie's Hi-Lo $7,603 €6,228 £5,197
Major Pink Jackpot $2,759 €2,162 £1,714
Streak of Luck 10c $1,821 €1,427 £1,132
Marvel Extra Power $1,644 €1,288 £1,021
Minor Pink Jackpot $600 €470 £373
Streak of Luck 4c $571 €447 £355
Megajacks $508 €466 £434
Spamalot Slightly Less $352 €276 £219
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gbChelsea
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18 December 2011 - 3:13am
#1

My father used to put a tenner on Chelsea almost every week at a Betfred shop near where we grew up. Sadly Chelsea were rubbish then and he didn't win a lot! They are a trustworthy company in my eyes and I have never had any problems getting paid when withdrawing from the casino or the online bookie.

gbhonesty
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11 August 2012 - 7:12pm
#2

My personal experience of betfred is poor, they have terrible customer services. I played roulette 3 weeks ago, i had the winning number but their software changed the result in history so i ended up on a loser. I contacted them straight away and they've fobbed me off consistently for the duration. I would avoid betfred like the plague,dont use them. Fair gaming-i dont think so.

auCL-Ed Recently online: 22 min ago
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13 August 2012 - 5:27am
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Wow that is a very serious allegation honesty. Let me get this straight - you had the winning number on a spin and did not get paid, then the game displayed another number than the one that was spun in the history of previous spins? Is that right? Honestly I find that very hard to believe but I guess its not impossible that there was some kind of bug or malfunction.

If you have proof of what you say then please feel free to send it to me and I can help you get in touch with the Gibraltar regulatory authority who should take any such complaints seriously. You can PM me using the link under my name to the left.

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aukyzza78
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15 August 2012 - 10:31am
#4

Once again a casino not honouring the casinolistings exclusive offer of 150% bonus (only if it was an exceptional deposit), finally settled on the 100%, have been trying for nearly 2 hours to deposit to a casino that honours the bonus and it did not accept my card & currency combination (australian). Getting very fustrated, seems no one wants my money!

auCL-Ed Recently online: 22 min ago
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14 August 2013 - 6:30am
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Betfred no longer accepts players from Australia.

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We'd like to inform you that, as of Tuesday 13th August, Betfred will no longer accept Australian registrations. This is to comply with regulations as dictated by the Australian regulator.

Betfred is already underway with plans to launch a website in Australia soon, meaning that they can target Australian players better than ever.

For casino players that last statement means nothing as we have seen with companies like Bet365, Betfair and other non-Australian bookmakers that when they gain an Australian license they are only allowed to accept Australian bets on sports.

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bybelaff
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4 January 2014 - 2:25pm
#6

Hello. Betfred casino was tryied by me only after i try their poker. In past i preffer poker, not casinos , and betfred was the place which i also use to play. After trying casino i am still have positive experience with them, only one bad thing is that they withdraw my money almost 72 hours every time, i understand that there is not so many playtech casino who withdraw faster, but anyway its not fast as i want to see. Also support is not so fast, sometimes it tooks more than 24 hours , which is also not very good. But at total i cant say that anything bad about them at all, just average casino with average withdrawals and support. I am pretty sure that they can become much more better, there are still many improvements that can be made.
Support: They nice and friendly, but a bit slow. They can reply to customer inquires much more faster, i believe. Probably understaffed or something like this.
Withdrawals: Around 72 hours not the best result ever, but for playtech casino is average time i believe, so cant really complaint.
Software: Cant complain to software too, with this thing they have doing and with no problem.
I give betfred casino only 3 stars, because i do not see anything that made them better with most of other playtech casinos.

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bypohgo
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11 March 2014 - 2:49am
#7

Hi, i hope you will enjoy my review of betfred casino. I play at this casino only few times, and you know why - did not like this software much.
Software: Playtech, instant play or download, how you like, i preffer to choose instant play, because hate to see a lot of casinos on my dekstop. Betfred also offers poker client, but i never try it because i did not play cards games, but i am sure belaff play it, if you interesting you can ask him did they good in poker.
Support: Will not speak with them, not in live chat, not with email, just because was not needed. I made only two deposits in this casino, and both lost, so no reasons to speak with customer support.
Promotions: On my first deposit i was offered 100% bonus, CL had 150%, it is of course better... All other promotions are not unique and nothing interesting, so i will not even describe them.
Withdrawals: Hm, did not withdraw from this casino, so i will not tell you anything about this. Other people tell me that they good and do not cheat, and i do not see a reasons to say that they did not withdraw.

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bgAleswin
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14 July 2014 - 4:04pm
#8

Betfred casino was probably my favorite playtech online casino i play it a lot in past and have only good and positive things about this casino. Live support here is outstanding and works 24/7 because every time in different time of the day i was need to ask them something they always was online and ready to help me and this is of course very good for casino because live chat is much more better than phone support or email support. All games works very good and without lag and also i was very happy that i was able to download casino on my personal computer. I have more than 10 payouts from this casino and every payout was processed faster that 24 hours and also verify take only about 12 hours or so i just give casino my pasport and utility bill that no older than 3 months. Casino usually give me good bonuses and also i was some kind of vip player and have better conversion rates for comp points i like when casino rewards me just for playing games and having fun. I am really miss this casino and it is sad that i can not enjoy it one more time because i am moved to country that not allowed at this casino.

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kzAstanaKZ
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18 August 2014 - 1:23pm
#9

Betfred casino is very reputable and really high rated online casino on many affiliate websites. I never saw this casino in some kind of rogue list, and never saw low rating for it. I will start from pluses for this casino, like always.
+ Good software. There is not so many software to choose, instant play casino have IGT and PT games, and download casino have only PT games. But games works fine without any problems, so i count it as a plus for this casino.
+ Promotions and bonuses. There is a lot of different bonuses and promos, including usual cashback offers and deposit match offers, it is not big, like 10% for cashback and up to 30$ for deposit bonus, but it comes often, and you can claim it many times during month.
+ Withdrawals. Sometimes it took a bit longer than 24 hours, but most times withdrawals paid much faster. Of course i am saying about ewallets, because for cards and wire's this time will be much more, like at any other casino. KYC pass also was very easy.
But i have one minus for this online casino.
- CS. Support is not very great here, and i am can easy list this as a minus. Live chat answer's is a bit slow, and also sometimes strange, and it is hard to get answer.
Final mark:
Safe, reputable, good, but not perfect.

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nzMattl
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29 September 2014 - 10:13am
#10

Grrr...keep getting redirected to betfred.com.au for some reason when i use the links provided.. Signed up thinking it was the AUS counterpart of betfred.com CASINO and the site only has aussie sports betting and not the actual casino(betfred.com).Sad

auCL-Ed Recently online: 22 min ago
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30 September 2014 - 12:51am
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That must be Betfred's IP detection not distinguishing between NZ and Australia. I bet you just love being seen as the 9th territory of Australia! Wink

Whenever an overseas bookie applies for a sports betting license in Australia they stop accepting local customers in their casino as its against the law for them to. Betfair and Bet365 did the same a few years ago. Sometimes you can get around it by trying different URLs or subdomains like casino.betfred.com (although that one is not working for me).

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17 October 2014 - 2:42pm
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Betfred casino is good, reputable, and i have nothing bad to say about this casino, but just it is not very popular slot for me because i preffer netent games, or at least microgaming sofwtare, and i did not play many times in casinos that did not have slots from softwares which i am mentioned above. But does not think anything bad about betfred, my experience in this casino is awesome, i played couple of times, and i am very happy with what i have receieved in this casino. Live chat agents very friendly and good, bonuses is good and well made, because there is not such bonuses like at other playtech casinos, which can not be withdrawn even after you make wagering requirements. Withdrawals was paid to my skrill account usually within 24 hours, i did not have too much withdrawals, but 3-4 was paid faster than 24 hours ends, and of course it is good. Can't say anything bad about this casino, if only i did not like not very good selection of games, no netent and microgaming it is boring for me. Probably will play at this casino couple more times, but will not do this often.

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