BetFred Casino Review

BetFred Casino is an online casino established in 2005 using games created by Playtech and International Game Technology. 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.

5

Casino Listings rating: Excellent

BetFred Casino Bonus Offers

    • Allowed Games & Wagering Requirements:
      • 100% (39xB) → Keno, Parlour Games, Slots
      • 25% (154xB) → Casino War, Table Poker, Video Poker
      • 10% (384xB) → Baccarat, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette (American), Roulette (European)
      • Minimum Deposit: $15 €15 £15
      • Other Information:
        • Restricted countries: Greece, Bulgaria, China, Spain, Estonia, Israel, Japan, Netherland Antilles, Philippines, Thailand, India, Pakistan and USA. Players from the following countries have to fulfil wagering requirements of 50 times the deposit + bonus: Denmark, Netherlands, Finland, Poland, Romania, Czech Republic, Panama, Uruguay, Chile, Cambodia, Brazil, Argentina, Russia and Belgium.
      • Allowed Games & Wagering Requirements:
        • 100% (40xB) → Keno, Parlour Games, Slots
        • 25% (160xB) → Table Poker, Video Poker
        • 10% (400xB) → Baccarat, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette (European)
        • Other Information:
          • Restricted countries: Bulgaria, China, Estonia, Israel, Japan, Netherland Antilles, Philippines, Thailand, India, Pakistan and USA. Players from the following countries have to fulfil wagering requirements of 40 times the deposit + bonus: Denmark, Greece, Netherlands, Finland, Poland, Romania, Czech Republic, Panama, Uruguay, Chile, Cambodia, Brazil, Argentina, Russia and Belgium.
        • Allowed Games & Wagering Requirements:
          • 100% (60xB) → Keno, Parlour Games, Slots
          • 25% (240xB) → Table Poker, Video Poker
          • 10% (600xB) → Baccarat, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette (European)

        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 $2,443,086 €1,770,260 £1,453,148
        Mega Jackpots $1,033,157 €752,064 £660,285
        Marvel Ultimate Power $793,871 €575,239 £472,195
        Beach Life $738,456 €548,855 £459,494
        Gladiator $391,701 €283,826 £232,984
        Everybody's Jackpot $350,398 €253,898 £208,417
        Jackpot Darts $316,889 €250,273 £218,876
        Megaball $201,818 €151,745 £128,145
        Magic Slots $191,802 €143,111 £120,162
        Winners Club Scratch Platinum $183,554 €132,281 £107,542
        Gold Rally $176,982 €148,896 £135,659
        Wall St Fever $99,158 €72,263 £59,587
        Progressive Blackjack $98,467 €85,119 £78,828
        Progressive Baccarat $92,865 €81,060 £75,496
        Queen of the Pyramids $77,070 €58,599 £49,893
        Diamond Valley $45,561 €34,391 £29,126
        SafeCracker $40,458 €37,578 £36,221
        Stravaganza $39,622 €31,464 £27,619
        Wild Viking $23,430 €19,732 £17,988
        Cinerama $21,140 €19,449 £18,652
        Dollar Ball $20,286 €17,453 £16,118
        Jacks or Better 10-line $11,664 €8,727 £7,343
        Fruit Mania $10,390 €7,873 £6,687
        Genie's Hi-Lo $7,443 €5,737 £4,933
        Marvel Super Power $7,335 €5,315 £4,363
        Marvel Extra Power $4,165 €3,018 £2,477
        Spamalot Slightly Less $681 €494 £405
        Megajacks $409 €383 £370
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        Average: 3.3 (32 votes)
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        Comments

        GamblerGambler
        Chelsea's picture
        Joined: 31 Dec 2010
        Posts: 89
        Thanks given: 22 • Received: 23
        18 December 2011 - 3:13am (#1)
        Chelsea rated this casino
        100

        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.

        NewbieNewbie
        Joined: 11 Aug 2012
        Posts: 2
        Thanks given: 0 • Received: 0
        11 August 2012 - 7:12pm (#2)
        honesty rated this casino
        20

        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.

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        Location: Sydney
        Joined: 7 Sep 2007
        Posts: 4075
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        13 August 2012 - 5:27am (#3)

        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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        FreerollerFreeroller
        Joined: 13 Aug 2012
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        Thanks given: 0 • Received: 4
        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!

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        Location: Sydney
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        14 August 2013 - 6:30am (#5)

        Betfred no longer accepts players from Australia.

        Quote:

        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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        Silver PlayerSilver Player
        Location: Belarus
        Joined: 13 Feb 2012
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        4 January 2014 - 2:25pm (#6)
        belaff rated this casino
        60

        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.

        Bronze PlayerBronze Player
        Location: Minsk
        Joined: 11 Mar 2014
        Posts: 214
        Thanks given: 11 • Received: 16
        11 March 2014 - 2:49am (#7)
        pohgo rated this casino
        80

        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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