BetFred Online Casino Review
At a Glance
Welcome Bonus: Get double odds on your first bet. Free matched bet of up to £35 on 2nd bet.
Instant Play: Yes
Live Casino: Yes
Number of Games: 161
Also Available: Sports Betting, Poker, Bingo
Run out of Gibraltar - BetFred has made a name for themselves as one of the most comprehensive online gambling locations to date. It is a casino that offers a wide variety of games, including some of the newest slots and table games on the market. If that is not enough you can be drawn in by their mobile casino platform which allows gamblers to make bets on the move and see the hours fly by when travelling or in a waiting room. The client is designed in a stylish fashion but it is still easy to navigate and works well on every platform.
Depositing and withdrawing money can be done through a variety of ways. If you have any problems (which I have not had so far) you can get in touch with the excellent customer service team for support. BetFred is one of the best casinos currently available online, no matter where you are in the world.
Download and Registration
There are two ways to get started with the BetFred online casino. You can hit any of the "Play Now" buttons shown on the screen - taking you straight to a login page where you can choose to sign up. Another option is to go to "Download Casino", get the native client and sign up via that. Both ways take just a few minutes and like most other online casinos today it is extremely easy to sign up. Just your basic personal information is needed to create an account.
New Member Incentives
Signing up for an account on any online casino means that you will most likely get your hands on a juicy welcome bonus - and BetFred is no different. Any amount that you deposit from £15 all the way up to £200 will be doubled allowing you to get up to £200 extra on your first deposit.
Make sure that you follow the steps provided on their website by reading under the "Casino Welcome Bonus" header. You need to deposit money and then transfer them from Cash to Chips, start a game and accept the bonus before the money is credited to your account.
Game Variety and Gameplay
When you first land on the homepage you will instantly see that this is a casino that means business! Right from the get-go you will see all of the Featured Games - either new or popular games currently available. From here on you can browse through categories and find 7 different variations of Blackjack, another 7 types of Roulette, over 50 slot games, video poker and more games than I have space to write about in this review. It is worth noting that the casino has recently created its own tab for Slots next to the casino tab - but the games available are just the same. If you are interested in Live Casino games you will be pleased to find Live Roulette, Live Baccarat, Live Blackjack and Live Hold 'em.
With stable and well-designed software it is easy to navigate through the games and all of them flow smoothly on even the slowest of computers.
Deposit and Withdrawal Options
There is a huge range of options when you want to put money on your BetFred account. You can use the most popular debit and credit cards, including Visa, Master and Maestro. In terms of e-wallets you will be able to use Neteller, Paypal, Skrill and Ukash. The minimum amount that you can deposit is usually £5 for these options but it may vary depending on your account. You can send over a cheque with a minimum of £25, make a bank transfer with a minimum of £85 or even visit any BetFred shop and make a deposit of at least £10. The BetFred shop option is one of the best additions compared to most other online casinos available on the market.
All withdrawals are subject to the standard security checks by the casino and can take up to 48 hours to process. Before any withdrawal you need to verify your identity and this means sending over evidence that supports your identity. The full details can be found in the BetFred FAQ page. Withdrawal methods include debit and credit cards, e-wallets and bank transfers.
Customer Service and Support
Whenever you enter the FAQ section at BetFred you will get a small box on the left hand side of your screen asking if you need help. Just click this once and you will be instantly taken to the live chat. This chat is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Answers are good and fast and most issues can be resolved almost instantly.
You can also contact the casino via telephone, with a dedicated UK number and an international number. Emails can be sent to four different email addresses and if you want to be really old fashioned then you can even post a letter with your query.
Promotions and Loyalty Programs
Hit the "Promotions" tab on the BetFred website and you will find eight different categories to choose from. Most of these are connected to the online casino. Some of the promotions include bonuses when making deposits on set days, others are bonuses for larger bets or regular bets.
Overall the casino offers a really good selection of promotions that really add value to what the site has to offer in terms of gambling. If you refer a friend to BetFred you will not only get a £50 bonus, but so will your friend on their brand new account. There is not really a VIP program for the casino but with such a huge range of promotions available to all gamblers there is not really a need for it.
Betfred will make you feel exclusive and unique by just being a "normal" member!