Betfred App Review

Betfred mobile app logoBetfred is a household name when it comes to betting. With bookmakers dotted all over the country. In fact, Fred Done is one of the first men we think of when we think of a bookmaker as a person!

Luckily there’s also no need to seek out the nearest shop with the Betfred app available – an entire marketplace at the tap of a screen.

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How To Download The Betfred App

Downloading the app is incredibly simple and if you click the link below we’ll direct you straight to it.

Betfred mobile page
Follow the instructions to ensure you download it correctly and make the very most of this amazing sports betting app.

  1. Head to the Betfred Homepage from the button above.
  2. Register for an account
  3. Head to the iTunes App Store or Google Play Store (depending on your device) & install the dedicated Betfred app.
  4. Open the app and log in
  5. Deposit funds and away you go!

You 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.

Betfred app review

When you first download the app you’ll see the quality of the app you are getting. From the home page, you can find the current in-play markets and the highlights of the day. Special offers for the day are also presented to you by way of a scrolling banner. Across the top, there’s quick links to popular sports and in play as well as the other apps, bingo, live casino, casino and poker.

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Football Betting

For most of us, Football is where our heart is when it comes to betting and you really can’t go wrong with BetFred.

Their app is fully stocked with all the latest football betting markets and very best technology.

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The app 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.

Its live betting feature allows you to bet on football in-play, while you’ll also have the opportunity to cash out on most wagers on all major leagues.

Betfred app icons

The football betting promotions are among the very best with exclusive offers such as acca insurance and Double Delight.

Double Delight and Hat-Trick Heaven are incredibly popular and are a special market where if you back a player to score first you get double the odds if he scores first and then gets another.

If he goes on to get a hat-trick then you’ll get treble the odds meaning a potentially massive payout. It’s worth noting that the odds on the first goalscorer are usually a little lower than others but it’s well worth backing for the potential boost.

On the app you can get access to 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 your acca’s on, this is the standout betting app for the range of coupons available.

Betfred App Offers

As mentioned above you’ll find tons of great Betfred mobile betting promotions with the app, with new members certainly getting a great deal. Exiting customers aren’t left out either. Betfred have been known to offer out accumulator insurance on certain football leagues, extra places in the horse racing and money back as a free bet if your horse finishes second.

You can find everything they have to offer on the Promotions section of the app. Check it out to see what Betfred are currently offering.

Head to our Promotions and Free Bets page where we’ll bring you all the very finest offers from Betfred and beyond. We update them regularly so you really don’t miss out on a great new bonus!

Horse racing

Like most betting apps these days there’s live streaming of UK and Irish horse racing and UK greyhounds. All that is required is a funded account to watch the action. The stream has a slight delay and comes from the racing channels At The Races and Racing TV.

Live streaming

There’s audio commentary available too that can be left to play while navigating the races and markets.

On the horse racing section, you’ll find the days races and the ante-post markets for the upcoming. You can select between the courses and race times. There is also a “more markets” section that is worth checking out. Here you can find all of the horse racing price boosts, #PickYourPunt bets and a host of specials on the upcoming races.

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One thing we do really like about Betfred’s horse racing offerings is the horses super bonus. If you place a bet on the days super bonus races you can get up to a 25% bonus on lucky bets, Yankees, Canadians and Heinz bets.

Scoop 6 / tote

Betfred’s backed Scoop 6 can be found in the horse racing section of the app on a Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. For a £2 stake, you get the chance to win the scoop6 jackpot which is occasionally over 1 million pounds! All you have to do is pick the winner of 6 races to win, you then get a bonus race the Saturday after.

The Betfred iPhone app also has 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 you can enter the placepot, jackpot, quad pot and win/ place. You select your card and then pick your horses.

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#Pickyourpunt allows you to select what bets you want from the same game in order to bet on what you want to bet on. It’s a simple idea and works in a very similar way to Bet Victor’s #PriceitUp. You select the markets you want from the options and it builds a price for you. This essentially 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 you can apply 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. The odds will be calculated instantly and will build up as more selections are added. Once you are happy with the selections and odds, you can then add the selections to your bet slip as a single bet choice.

Pickyourpunt bet builder

If you can’t find the specific combination of bet you’d like, just send them a tweet to @betfred and they’ll try and price it up for you – When we checked this was on 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

Cashout options

Like most bookies, you can cash out football and racing bets on the app.

How to cash out

  1. Make sure the markets you selected have the option to cash out, this is usually displayed as an icon by the market on the app.
  2. Open the app and log in
  3. Hit my bets tab and you’ll see your cash out options there
  4. Decide if you want to cash out!

Massive cash out winner on a losing bet!

Betfred recently had a football bet cashed out by a punter for a whopping £76,000 that went on to lose! That’s some skills!

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

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 land you at the bottom of our best sports betting iPad apps list! On the Betfred app, you can get straight to the in play markets from the home screen. Its a matter of seconds before you can place a bet (there is the usual 6-second delay to get your bets on of course).

In-play betting

Customer service

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 you just need a hand finding a market or event.

Betfred App Guide

Betfred’s app is comfortably one of the finest betting apps on the market and takes its shop service straight into the palm of your hands.

You’ll find everything you need in this clean, crisp app. It is easy to download and once you’re in and registered, incredibly simple to navigate.

It matches the website in every way, going toe-to-toe and providing a service that few other sports betting apps can match.

Like most other apps these days, you’ll be able to follow a number of sports while you bet. This includes the ability to watch live horse racing from all the UK’s racecourses and many other sports, such as football, tennis and greyhound racing. You’ll find all their “Watch Live” markets within the Watch Live section of the app. It really is a sports hub just as much as a betting app!

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.

casino app shut down

People who installed the app prior to it being removed will still have access to it, but will be served with the following message from Betfred upon attempting to open it.

Betfred casino statement

Betfred have made the decision to move all of their offerings in to one main app. That means you can now slide from sports betting to casino, slots, lotto, virtual betting, live casino, Vegas, bingo and poker with just one finger tap. All are available options now, available from the dedicated menu bar located at the top of 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 in to 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 200MB of required internal storage space.

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’s plenty of choice and the platform caters well for users, regardless 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

traditional casino players should be more than happy with the range of table games on offer here. On roulette, you get 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.

Betfred Live Casino app screenshots

With 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, you will notice they are all very good looking ladies and gentlemen!

Betfred Lotto app

Betfred lotto appAlthough 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.

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Our Verdict

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 has everything you want and more, 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 to my phone and tablet.

You’ll find it easy to navigate and bets can be made in just a couple of taps. Picking the winners really is all you need to concentrate on.