Views From The Author
Quick Take Aways
- We were impressed with the simplicity of the app. In our opinion, it is perfect for a casual football gambler.
- We found a decent amount of price boosts on offer daily. These are subject to terms and conditions and may be withdrawn at any time by Betfred.
- We found the responsible gambling controls were well advertised and easy to use.
We have used the Betfred app on and off for a number of years. Our review is based on the long-term view of using this app regularly.
We think the best feature of the Bet Fred app is the football bet builder.
We think the Betfred app suits a casual punter who likes an occasional bet on football and horse racing.
Meet The Author
Betfred is a household name when it comes to betting. With bookmaker shops dotted all over the country, the brand is a well-known one on the high street. However, our review will focus on the features of the Betfred app.
The app is available across all mobile operating systems, such as iOS and Android thanks to native apps. Alternatively, we found the mobile site to perform very similarly to any of the native apps.
We’re big fans of the Betfred app here at Betting Apps, and we’ve plenty of reasons why! Check them out below.
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Betfred Betting App Review
When we first downloaded and opened the app, the quality immediately shines through. The app has received a facelift that makes it look really slick and responsive to the touch. The events and markets are well spaced out and handy icons help keep the screen from being too cluttered, whilst still providing useful information. Here is a couple of icons to look out for.
From the home page, we found the current in-play markets and the highlights of the day in a nice scrollable list. The special offers for the day are presented in a scrolling banner. Across the top of the app, we found quick links to popular sports and events in-play, as well as other gambling categories such as Casino, Lotto, and Virtual Betting.
The Betfred app is fully stocked with all the latest football betting markets and the very best technology.
It has a wealth of offers and markets for football bettors, ranging from simple markets like BTTS and Match Result to more advanced bets like Handicaps, Lucky 15s, and many, many more.
With the live betting feature we could bet on football in-play and also have the opportunity to cash out on most bets across all major leagues.
In the coupons list we found Double Delight and Hat-Trick Heaven. This is an incredibly popular special market where if you back a player to score first, you will get double the odds if they scores first and then gets another.
If they go on to get a hat-trick then you’ll get treble the odds meaning a potentially massive payout.We did notice that the odds on the first goalscorer are usually a little lower than others, but it’s worth considering if you think they’ll bag a couple.
You can find the Goals galore bonus coupon by tapping football, then coupons at the top. You’ll also find the other coupons on offer – today’s matches, popular matches, BTTS and win, and more. The excellent coupons make it easy to get acca’s on. This is the standout betting app for the range of coupons available.
Like most betting apps these days there’s live streaming of UK and Irish horse racing and UK greyhounds. All we needed to watch was a funded account. The stream had a slight delay and comes from the racing channels At The Races and Racing TV.
There’s audio commentary available too that can be left to play while navigating the races and markets.
On the horse racing section, you can browse through the day’s races and the ante-post markets for the upcoming ones. You can filter races by courses and race times. There is also a “more markets” section that is worth checking out. Here we found all of the horse racing price boosts, #PickYourPunt bets, and a host of specials on the upcoming races.
One thing we particularly like about Betfred’s horse racing section is the horse’s super bonus. If you place a bet on the day’s super bonus races you can get up to a 25% bonus on system bets, such as lucky bets and Heinz bets* Terms apply, subject to chage, see the app for full details.
#Pickyourpunt enables you to select what markets you want to combine from the same football match in order to place a bundled-up single bet. It’s a simple idea and works in a very similar way to Bet Victor’s #PriceitUp. When you select your markets from the options it will start offering out instant prices. This is Betfred’s bet builder tool.
There are match markets, team markets, and player markets to choose from and combine. Additionally, there are different time periods that can be applied for each selection. For example, a certain player to score in the first ten minutes, first half second half, each half, or in 90 minutes.
Your odds are calculated instantly and build up as you add more selections. Once you are happy with the selections and odds, you can then add the selections to your bet slip as a single bet choice.
If you can’t find the specific combination of bet you’d like, just send a tweet to @betfred and they’ll try and price it up for you. When we checked, this feature was available in all Premier League and Champions League football matches. You’ll need to give them a bit of time to reply and get the price up.
You can check out what other people have selected in the pick your punt tab on the home page of the Betfred app. You can back these for yourself or use them as a guide to tweak for your own bets.
Cash-out your bets
Like most bookies, cash-out amounts are available across a generous amount of events and markets on the app.
Betfred recently had a football bet cashed out by a punter for a whopping £76,000 that went on to lose!
The bet was an 11-fold football acca that had Rangers to win – who went on to draw with Ross County making the bet a loser. The customer had already banked the cash though!
In-play betting is one of our key ranking factors as this is where the performance of the app matters.
We regularly rate apps and a poor in-play experience will severely hinder the overall rating of the app in question. No such worries here though, as far as the Betfred app is concerned.
The in-play events are immediately visible from the home screen. It’s a matter of seconds before you can place a bet from logging in.
Scoop 6 / tote
The Scoop 6 can be found in the horse racing section of the app on a Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. For a £2 stake, there’s the chance to win the scoop6 jackpot which is occasionally over 1 million pounds! All that is required is picking the winner of 6 races to win.
You can also find the full tote card every day. This can be found under the “totepool” section in the menu. There’s a full explanation of how the tote works and each of the cards available. You can enter the Placepot, Jackpot, Quad Pot, and Win/Place.
Betfred is leading the way in the market for customer service. If you encounter a problem with the app you’ll find a full live chat service in the menu.
We’ve tested it a couple of times and they respond very quickly and are very helpful, even if we just needed a hand finding a market or event.
Betfred casino app
Betfred used to offer a separate app for their casino players. This was available from the App Store but has since been removed.
If you installed the app prior to it being removed will still have access to it but you will be served with the following message from Betfred upon attempting to open it.
Betfred has made the decision to move all of its offerings into one main app. This means users can now slide with ease from sports betting to:
- Live Casino
All are available options now, available from the menu bar located at the top of the Betfred app.
Moving from one area to another (for example, sports to Vegas) is a smooth and speedy transition, with the exception of poker. Moving to and from the poker platform is a little more of a clunkier process.
More content, more problems
One downside to loading all of the gambling categories into one app is that it can be quite data-intensive and more prone to bugs. This appears to be the case here.
There have been a number of occasions now where we have had to close the app and reopen it to get the service back up and running again. The native app now weighs in at over 300MB of required internal storage space. That’s way above the average.
The good side is that each category available has plenty of depth and innovation. When the app works smoothly, it is a well-rounded betting app with plenty going for it in each discipline.
The in-game graphics and interfaces are great, there are plenty of choices and the platform caters well for users, regardless of whether they are on a small budget or a large one. The offers available are well mixed up so poker players should be able to find something specific for them, as should the bingo fans and so on.
Table games and Live casino
If youare a traditional casino player you should be more than happy with the range of table games on offer. On roulette, we found the usual options to replace the same bet on the next hand rather than do it manually each time. This is handy if you’re playing a certain number or strategy.
You can also double your previous bets at the touch of a button. This does double all the chips you have down on the table. Therefore, if you just want to do it on one specific number or segment, then you’ll have to do that manually.
With a live casino, you can place your bets on blackjack and roulette and the croupier will speak to you directly to confirm your position. You can choose from the tables and the different dealers that are available.
The Betfred app comfortably converts its desktop gameplay directly to its mobile offering, making it well and truly one of the best of the big names.
It provides the complete gambling experience, as well as other features and offers that other bookmakers wouldn’t dream of offering. The app isn’t as lightweight or as reliable as others out there, but the amount on offer has justified a place on my phone and tablet.
It’s easy to navigate and bets can be made in just a couple of taps. Picking the winners really is all that is needed to be concentrated on.
Other Betfred Apps
Although Betfred have incorporated all of their service in to one all-encompassing app, they have still chosen to provide a dedicated app for their lotto service.
This service is available from the main Betfred app and offers the same draws and results features. The only real difference is that the dedicated lotto app comes with a more lotto-friendly menu system. This makes it slightly easier to navigate round and also offers specialised Lotto help within the help section.
There’s not enough difference here to warrant this app being a long time survivalist on my devices. The Betfred sports app has more than enough to quench my lotto thirst every now and then. However, lotto fanatics may well see this as a handy addition to their other lotto apps.
Q & A
- Head to the Betfred Homepage.
- Register for an account.
- Head to the iTunes App Store or Google Play Store (depending on your device) & install the dedicated Betfred app.
- Open the app and log in.
- Deposit funds and away you go!
Users can also access Betfred from a mobile web browser. This is a good back-up option in case the native app suffers bugs, it doesn’t require internal storage space and allows non-Apple and non-Android users to access the service. The Betfred mobile web page can be bookmarked, added as a browser favourite or added on the home screen for quicker access.
By default, odds will be displayed in the format of fractions across the app. This can be changed from within the settings:
- Head to the “My Account” section.
- Tap on the cog icon towards the top-right of the screen,
- Tap on the odds type option.
- The Formats of fractions, Decimal or Decimal can now be selected.
Once the relevant choice has been selected, users can then tap on home to see all prices converted in to the chosen format.
- Open the app and log in
- Make sure the markets selected have the option to cash out. This is usually displayed as an icon by the market on the app.
- Place the required bet.
- Head to the bet slip.
- Three view options should be available – Betslip, Open Bets and CashOut. Tap on CashOut and any open bets with a CashOut offered will be present here.
- Decide if you want to cash out! If yes, then tapping on the CashOut amount will activate the process.