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BetFred USA Review

Accepted States: AZ, CO, PA, LA (retail only), NV will launch soon 

Platform: iOS, Android, and Website

BetFred is an established sportsbook founded in 1967 in the United Kingdom. While the sportsbook has been around for a while, it didn't enter the US market until 2019. The online sportsbook is available in four states, with more launches expected soon. There are many sports to wager on, a good variety of banking methods, solid safety and security, and some good bonuses and promotions.

The site is attractive, and easy to navigate. BetFred offers a lot of sports to bet on from all of the popular ones in the US to many international leagues, inlcuding niche sports such as table tennis and rugby. BetFred has very competitive odds, and one of the nice things is that you can check them out in decimal, fractional, and moneyline form.

There are quite a few bet types available at BetFred, such as moneylines, totals, spreads, parlays, futures, proposition bets, and live betting. The live betting is pretty good but not great, as they do not offer as many prop bets as some other US sportsbooks. The welcome bonus is a nice one and will vary from state to state, and there are also some great ongoing and seasonal promotions for existing players. You can get better odds on some matches and games through the BetFred Boost.

BetFred offers live chat 24/7, and they also have email customer support. A bet slip is available, making it simple to keep track of your wagers. You can be sure you are safe and secure playing at the sportsbook, as state government gaming agencies license them. You can read all about how they use your personal and financial information in the Privacy Policy link.

Key Differentiators

In-Play (Live Betting) – Yes

Cash Out – Yes

PayPal Deposits – No – (if you use the Play+ card, you can find the card using PayPal)

Physical shop - Yes

Mobile App and Web Browser – Yes

Website Experience and Performance

The website experience and performance at BetFred are both very good, as the site is set up well and easy to navigate. On the left-hand side of the screen, you’ll see all of the sports and a section for top leagues such as the NFL, NBA, NBA, and NHL, just to name a few. In the middle of the landing page, you’ll see the top events of the day and some that are happening live. The site is also a little unique. One example is the landing page, which includes some of the more popular futures bets.

Once you click on a sport you’ll see all the available bets and when you click on that, you’ll see the prop bets that are available for it.

BetFred is powered by OptimaMGS, a solid platform that allows the sportsbook to customize the interface for the benefit of the players. There are a lot of useful links at the bottom of the page, such as Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy, Responsible Gaming, Help & Info, and Sports Rules. BetFred also has a unique link for ‘Trending,' which shows the popular bets mainly for the bigger US sports leagues.

App Experience and Performance

The mobile app at BetFred offers players an excellent experience and first-rate performance on the go. The app is available for iOS and Android users, and while it is available at the Apple Store for iOS, it is not available in Google Play for Android. Still, you can also download the app directly from the BetFred website.

Navigating the app is a snap and almost everything you can do on the desktop version of the sportsbook, you can do through the app. However, while this may change in the future, there is no live-streaming in the mobile version of the sportsbook, although there is live betting. The slick interface is easy to use even on smaller screens, and like with the desktop version of the site, glitches and downtime are rare.

What we Like

There is a lot to like at BetFred sportsbook. The sports offered and bet types are plentiful, and the bonuses, boosted bets, and cash-out features are a big plus. The sportsbook is transparent regarding the safety and security measures taken, and the site is attractive and easy to navigate. Some settings can be customized, such as being notified of odds changes and confirming bets before placing them. 

Room for improvement

One of the main drawbacks for BetFred is that it is only currently available online in a few states. While tailored for the US market, the site is owned and operated in the UK. In terms of props, the sportsbook lacks in that area compared to other state-licensed US sportsbooks. BetFred also does not have much info on how to bet on sports or tutorials.

How to register for BetFred Sportsbook

Registering for an account at the BetFred sportsbook is a quick process that will only take a few minutes. Here are the steps to take to register for an account:

  • Through the desktop or mobile version, click on the Register link, located at the top right-hand side of the landing page.
  • Input your email address and then create a unique username and password.
  • Input personal details such as your full name, birthday, and address.
  • Create security questions
  • Click the box to agree to the Terms and Conditions, including verifying your age.
  • Input the last four digits of your Social Security Number
  • Click Register, and you are ready to go.

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Key Points

Deposit Options

BetFred offers a good variety of deposit options, which are:

  • Credit Cards (Visa and Mastercard)
  • Online Bank Transfers
  • VIP Preferred e-check
  • PayNearMe
  • Play+ (you can fund the Play+ prepaid card with PayPal, credit cards, and debit cards)
  • Cashier at land-based casino online sportsbook is partnered with

The minimum deposit is only $10, but $20 for using Play+. The deposit times are instant, but for online bank transfers, it may take a couple of days. You should make sure that the bank you use does not block transfers for online betting sites.

The withdrawal options available are:

  • Online Bank Transfers
  • VIP Preferred e-check
  • Play+
  • Cashier at the casino that the BetFred online sportsbook is partnered with
  • Check

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