Skip to content

What Makes Betfred Popular?

Betfred is one of the longest-running UK based bookmakers, dating from its first entry into the gambling industry in 1967. Since then, the company has grown leaps and forwards. While brick and mortar betting shops were the mainstay of their business however, the 21st century has seen them expand and evolve into one of the most popular online bookmakers, and not just in the UK but all over the world.

One of the most important factors that have led to their continued growth is their determination to invent something new to what could become a stagnant industry. They were the first business to pay out early on the betting market, allowing Manchester United to win the league in 1998 then to be piped by Arsenal and the introduction of new betting markets such as Goals Galore, Double Delight and Hat Trick Heaven.

Sign Up For Offers

Bet on £10 and receive £60 in Bonuses

Betfred are offering a new special welcome packed packed with £60 of additional bonuses after you sign up with them, deposit money and bet £10 (that’s 600 percent for the maths challenged players). To qualify, you must to register with Betfred, deposit money and then make the £10 bet with odds of evens or greater. After that, you’ll get the following:

£20 sports bets for free
£10 lotto free bets
£10 with free spins (50 spins for 20p)
Another £20 on free bets is available after 5 days

Other Offers

Some races each day can benefit from an extra spot for each way bet. This could mean 5, 3, or 3 places being paid.

This applies to multiples and singles. Ante-post bets cannot be used. For three places , there should be at minimum 6 runners, for four places there must be at the very least 12 runners, for five places it must be at least 16 runners and for six spots, there must be at minimum 18 runners.

All Correct Bonuses

Place a bet that is a full cover (including Lucky 15/31/63, Yankee, Canadian or Heinz) and you’ll earn an extra bonus on profits if each selection wins. The bonus amount is between 10 and 25% of your earnings, based on the number of bets you place in your wager. For added sweetness when you put your winning bet solely for one of the Super Bonus Races listed on the Betfred website, you could receive a bigger bonus up to 100 percent.

Lucky 15/31/63 Boosts

An old-fashioned offer for those who are fans of the Lucky bets, which is a different approach to the all correct offer above. This time you’ll get paid out with higher odds if only any of the horses win in a Lucky 31, 15, or 63. You’ll receive 3, 4 or 5 times the usual odds, based on the bet you made.

This will apply to horse racing and greyhound bets only. Other races, including virtual ones, will not be included. All Selection must run to qualify for bonuses. Bets that are placed using free bets are excluded. Bonuses apply to winnings and not the stake placed. 18+, T&Cs apply.

This applies to every UK and Irish events every day, as well as certain international races. Find a price, and if you start at a higher price, than the price of the start, you’ll pay the price.

Visit this website for Betfred opening times.

Another Betfred invention that’s since been copied by a few other bookies. Here your winning first goalscorer bet is paid at double odds if the player scores again in regular time. In the case of the hat-trick part, well if your player scores three goals within the match, you’ll get three times the odds.

Goals All Over: the Original BTTS Market

One aspect that Betfred are able to do is innovation. And as we mentioned earlier that they’re constantly coming out with new offers – often coming up with new ideas or using a different approach to old ideas. Also, to put it another way, they’ren’t scared to experiment with something new.

But it’s not just offers they experiment with, Betfred have been known to invent entirely new markets and their Goals Galore coupon was the ancestor of the now extremely popular two teams to score market (BTTS for short). Whilst BTTS is now offered by virtually every bookmaker in the UK (including Betfred), Betfred still offer their original Goals Galore Coupon, which is effectively an fixed-odds BTTS acca.

How it works Here’s how it works: the Goals Galore coupon is made up of a number of games scheduled for the coming week. The goal is to choose those matches that you think both teams will be able to score at the very least one goal. The pay-outs are set based on the number of options which include:

3 correct – 3/1
4 correct – 11/2
5 correct 5 correct
6 correct – 16/1
7 correct 7 correct
8 correct – 45/1
9 correct 9 correct
10 correct 10 correct
11 . Correct – 200/1
12 . Correct – 300/1
13 correct – 500/1
14 correct 800/1
15 correct 1350/1

Additionally, there is a coupon called ‘Goals Galore Bonus’ which provides better odds on a smaller number of matches. It pays out in the following manner:

3 correct – 9/2
4 correct – 9/1
5 correct – 16/1

It is possible to, place the same accumulator using the standard BTTS markets. You could even include ‘both teams not to score’ bets in it, something that the Goals Galore coupon doesn’t currently allow. You can get higher odds when you use coupons compared to an straight accumulator, contingent on the game.

Totepool Betting

Betfred bought The Tote in 2011, and have been hard at work to revive the brand. As you’d think, Tote products are readily available and are well-presented on this website.

If your unfamiliar with the workings of this, The Tote is basically a pool bet on horse racing. You receive a percentage of the prize pool if you are successful. The amount you are paid will depend on how much money was bet on the pool as well as the number of winners were there of a particular outcome.

All the old favourites are offered, including Placepots, Jackpots, Scoop 6, Quadpots, Swingers and Trifectas. It is also possible to bet on The Tote on horses to place and win aswell with The Exacta it is the Tote version of a forecast.

While the bets have been around for a long time, they are presented in a lively modern, bold, and contemporary way via the Totepool Live Info page. This page provides the most current information about pool sizes as well as dividends, and the amount of money that is available on each bet.

You can bet with the Tote in a number of places but it’s really well done here. There are arguments for as well as against Tote betting, however it’s an entirely different method of doing it so well worth a look. Bets such as those on the Jackpot and Scoop 6 still give you the chance to pick up enormous wins when you place tiny bets.


We’ve briefly discussed Goals Galore and Double Delight however it’s precisely these kinds of new markets that create Betfred so popular with the punters. The simplicity of them works really well and in today’s times, they are rapidly becoming the latest bet for accumulators for football punters.

Over the past couple of years Betfred have been working very hard on their mobile betting apps and also. When we first saw the application back in 2009, it was a rather pixelated excuse for an app especially when compared with the ones we had been used to on the market. Today, however, the app is a slick smooth, glossy, and well-functioned betting app that has every amenity on there that can be found on the website itself. It’s obvious that they have put a lot and man power into producing the next-generation betting platform and that’s mobile betting.

Betting on live games with Betfred is straightforward and easy to be done with a large selection of markets and sports to pick from. It’s simple to filter by your chosen sport with the currently in-play games displayed above the screen and that day’s schedule continuing underneath. Cash out in available where the symbol appears. There are many basketball, tennis and football games, in addition to other, which are streamed live on the site each day. These are also identified, and there’s a view live on the in-play section when available. Also, there is radio commentary on horse racing, football as well as greyhounds and cricket.

Alongside these sports, each UK as well as Irish horse racing is streamed live when you place an £1 bet of more than $1, fairly reasonable we’d say and vital for those who want to know the place where their money goes and where it is lost.


Payment Methods

Deposit methods include all major Debit Cards, Neteller, PayPal, Skrill and PaySafeCard. You can also deposit money and withdraw through any of Betfred’s street stores.
Quick Facts

Minimum Deposit – £5 for most deposit methods, £10 for deposits via a Betfred shop.
Minimum Withdrawal: Most methods come with the £5 maximum withdrawal.
Processing Time for Withdrawals – Up to 48 hours processing time.
Fees All debit card transactions are free. One deposit is free Neteller or Skrill following which there could be a small fee at the discretion of Betfred. For Neteller withdrawals there is the 2% fee, unless the deposit was bet at least once.
Bonus Exclusions – Yes, there are some online wallets are excluded from bonus offers (including Neteller, Skrill and PaySafeCard). Choose a debit and PayPal instead.
Transaction Name – Betfred and Petfre.