BetFred Casino Review
BetFred Casino is an online casino established in 2005 using games created by IGT and Playtech. It is operated by Petfre (Gibraltar) Limited and is registered under the jurisdictions of Gibraltar and United Kingdom. Last updated: March 19, 2014.
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.
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.
|Gladiator||$1,895,165 €1,697,688 £1,306,337|
|Mega Jackpots||$1,443,705 €1,366,418 £958,890|
|Funky Fruits||$957,590 €863,019 £675,602|
|Beach Life||$907,195 €817,875 £640,864|
|Marvel Ultimate Power||$544,306 €487,590 £375,190|
|Sweet Party||$488,487 €442,797 £352,249|
|Jackpot Giant||$386,885 €346,572 £266,680|
|Gold Rally||$377,880 €346,320 £283,775|
|Frankie Dettori's Magic Jackpot||$320,281 €286,908 £220,770|
|Jackpot Darts||$301,602 €277,990 £231,197|
|Winners Club Scratch Platinum||$240,416 €202,659 £157,468|
|Wall St Fever||$227,722 €204,149 £157,435|
|Everybody's Jackpot||$212,081 €189,982 £146,187|
|Thai Temple||$201,059 €183,235 £147,911|
|Spamalot Holy Grail||$165,269 €148,048 £113,920|
|Cat in Vegas||$164,980 €147,789 £113,720|
|Deal or No Deal Slot||$142,742 €127,869 £98,392|
|Progressive Blackjack||$119,915 €112,630 £98,193|
|Esmeralda||$98,248 €90,615 £75,490|
|Progressive Baccarat||$88,119 €84,147 £76,276|
|Diamond Valley||$80,102 €72,277 £56,768|
|Cinerama||$66,689 €61,303 £50,629|
|Purple Hot||$62,864 €58,918 £51,099|
|Dollar Ball||$50,629 €46,395 £38,006|
|Magic Slots||$45,901 €42,681 £36,300|
|Pyramid of Ramesses||$45,123 €41,984 £35,764|
|Megaball||$43,493 €41,045 £36,194|
|SafeCracker||$41,510 €40,311 £37,934|
|Stravaganza||$39,860 €36,749 £30,583|
|Fruit Mania||$37,623 €33,833 £26,322|
|Marvel Super Power||$27,591 €24,716 £19,019|
|Queen of the Pyramids||$26,007 €24,339 £21,034|
|Wild Viking||$24,831 €23,285 £20,223|
|Genie's Hi-Lo||$9,529 €8,667 £6,957|
|Jacks or Better 10-line||$4,008 €3,695 £3,074|
|Major Pink Jackpot||$3,590 €3,216 £2,475|
|Marvel Extra Power||$792 €710 £546|
|Megajacks||$695 €655 £576|
|Minor Pink Jackpot||$448 €401 £309|
|Spamalot Slightly Less||$280 €251 £193|