The Betfred App – Our Complete Review
Like the majority of serious online bookmakers, Betfred have released a mobile sportsbook app to complement their desktop platform. The Betfred app offers all the services and features of the website, including live score updates and in-game information, along with a simple, intuitive betting feature.
Let’s dive right in…
How to Download
- The app is available by clicking the button above.
- The iPhone and iPad version can be downloaded for free from the App Store.
- The Android version is available from Google Play.
Both platforms have a smartphone and tablet version, which generally operate in the same way. Similarly, users who have become familiar with the Apple version should have little trouble converting to the Android version of the app in need.
The Apple version has been designed to be compatible with iOS 7.0 or higher. The Android variant will work on all mainstream Android systems, including those applicable to the Samsung, Google, Motorola, or Sony phones. There is currently no Windows phone version of the app.
Mobile Promos and Bonus Offers
Bet £10 Get £30 + 30 free spins
The Betfred app is packaged with a promotion code offer that provides free bets and bonuses to the value of £30 once you have used the app to wager and settle a bet of at least £10 on a sportsbook selection. New players using the links above and below will also get 30 free spins as part of the welcome sports deal.
The Casino section of the app has its own separate welcome offer, but this promo code offer works for all other games available through the app.
How to Get the Bonus
Accessing the promo code offer is not difficult, just follow these steps:
- Launch the app and access your Betfred account, either by creating a new account in-app, or using you online details to log in.
- You can also benefit from the bonus when registering with a Betfred promo code.
- When you make your first bet:
- You must bet at least £10
- Odds must be 2.0 or higher
- Betfred will credit your account with the £30 free bet amount within 48 hours once the qualifying bet has settled. This will be valid for 7 days. The 30 free spins don’t have to meet any wagering conditions.
While accessing the promo is easy, there are some rules you will need to follow to insure you are compliant with Betfred’s terms:
- You have a week from registering your account to make the initial, qualifying bet.
- The promo offer is only for users based in the United Kingdom.
- If you have received a promo bonus online, you will not have access to the Betfred app offer.
- If you have used eWallet providers Skrill, Neteller, Parsafe or Ukash, you will be disqualified from the offer.
Betfred Casino Bonus
Stake £10, Get 50 free spins
There is a casino section of the Betfred app, which offers its own promotion bonus to new members. Betfred will credit you with 50 free spins.
This offer is also automatically credited to your account if the app recognises you as a new user, but certain qualifying rules apply to this offer as well.
- You have to stake at least £10 on slots (5 game rounds minimum);
- To claim the bonus, you have to access the casino within 7 days after registration;
- No turnover requirements are needed.
Ease of use appears to have been the design principle behind the development of the Betfred app. Navigation around the menus is intuitive, and if you are familiar with the Betfred website, you will have little trouble finding your way around, as the terminology and layout are very complimentary.
Having said that, if the Betfred app is your first exposure to the operator, the design of the screens will not confuse you, and you should also be able to work your way through the different options and services easily.
The app has been built for both smartphones and tablets, which unfortunately leads to one of the few genuine complaints we have. On the phone there can be too much information on the screen at times, making it feel a little cramped. On the larger, tablet screen, the layout is fine, but how many of us take our iPads down to the pub. While I understand the motivation between designing a single interface, I think Betfred should have built the phone version first, and scaled it up to the tablet. They appear to have gone the other way.
That concern aside, the Betfred app offers a fantastic array of sports and racing to bet on, taking full advantage of the reach Betfred has as an organisation.
The app gives you access to bet on any sport that is available through the website, including mainstream sports like football, cricket, and racing, to more specialised sports like Australian Rules, Ice Hockey and MMA. The range of games available through the sportsbook is genuinely remarkable.
Similarly, the app replicates the range of casino games that are available through the online portal. Games available include Poker, Blackjack, Lotto, Roulette, and every other casino game Betfred offers.
To add extra comfort the gameplay through the app is very similar to the browser games. Those users who have transitioned out of the website onto the app will be very comfortable. And any cash or chips you have accrued through the website are playable in the app.
- How to place a bet?
Betting the app is pretty straight forward, as it should be. Log into your account, then search through the available games or races you’re interested in.
Event odds are clearly displayed, and a touch of your finger makes your choice. You can bet on future events, or, operating within certain restrictions, can bet on games that are underway.
Once you have made your selection, and set the stakes you want to bet, you will be asked to ratify your choice. Once this is complete the details of the bet will be displayed on the Betslip.
- How do I put money in?
The payment methods available on the Desktop version are also available in the Betfred app. You simply tap the ‘Deposit’ button, then select your preferred payment option.
- How do I get money out?
Just as important as putting money in, taking it out is easy through the Account section. You simply choose the option to withdraw funds and select your preferred payment option.
- Who do I call if something goes wrong?
If you have any questions about the Betfred app, or are experiencing any difficulties, Betfred have a dedicated customer service team who can be contacted via any of the following methods:
Call (inside UK) 0800 027=8 7747
Call (outside UK) +44 001925 907500
Email for general assistance: email@example.com
Email for tech support: firstname.lastname@example.org
Email for account assistance: email@example.com
Email for promo questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
c/o The Spectrum
56-58 Benson Road
Birchwood, WA3 7PQ
Betfred have developed a well-thought out app that is a handy complement to their website, and should be familiar and comfortable for Betfred converts and new users alike.
The broad spread of sports and games accessible through the app is a definite plus, even if the smartphone interface can feel a little compressed at times. Overall the Betfred app is a serviceable offering in a crowded marketplace, but does hold its own as a suitable companion to the online service.
If you would like to know more about Betfred, you can find a broad review of their website by visiting our dedicated Betfred review page.
What We Like
- Broad spread of games and markets available
- Highly intuitive navigation
- Similarity to the Browser version
What We Don’t Like
- Phone screen can be a little cramped at times