This is my review of Betfred Casino.
When it comes to online casinos and bookmakers, there are not many that are as old and prestigious as Betfred. Let me pose a question for you here: how many global online casino brands do you know that have their own Wikipedia page dedicated to them? Having been active since 1967, Betfred is one of such rarities.
Truth be told, Betfred Casino’s name only came into play in 2004 in the conjunction of the online casino portion of the business taking flight. This site has been online for over 16 years already, making an impact on countless sportsbook and casino aficionados’ lives.
Here comes the interesting question, though: how well does Betfred compare to its peers? We are soon about to find out together!
Looks and feel of Betfred Casino
Since Betfred’s brand is such a well-known one, the casino section does not have to be as flashy as with some of its competitors. In fact, instead of making things cool and visually pleasing, this casino has seemingly decided to just do everything as professionally and with as much surgical precision as possible. As a result, the site is stocked full with links to all kinds of sections like promotions, welcome bonus, game of the week, live casino, hot games, new games, and more. What is more, the top tabs include sports, games, casino, lotto, live casino, vegas, virtual, bingo, poker and even totepool. Whatever you want to do and wherever you want to go, you will find your way around with ease.
Bonuses and rewards
It is always exciting to see what kind of welcome bonuses both new and old casinos possess. Sometimes, older and wealthier casinos will be more generous than those that are just starting out, but this is not always the case. The welcome offer that I found at Betfred Casino was somewhat of a letdown since there were only 50 extra spins on offer for those depositing at least 10. Even if this was not exactly ground-breaking, though, I do have to give it up for at least keeping things responsible and down to earth. When you look at it this way, I guess a dignified brand like this can do without 200% bonuses and the like.
Casino visitors are not the only ones being gifted with welcome offers at Betfred. If you are more into sports or other forms of online gambling, you should go and have a look at what is in store for you!
While it may have seemed that navigating through Betfred was easy with so many links anywhere, I had a hard time figuring out which of the following sections would have all the best slots: Games, Casino, or Vegas. The so-called Casino section was actually giving me “an unexpected error,” which narrowed my search down to Games and Vegas. Even after spending a bunch of time looking at both offerings, I could not make the distinction between these two areas. Games section, however, had over 850 games whereas Vegas only had under 150. Game providers such as NetEnt, Pragmatic Play, Quickspin, Yggdrasil and Big Time Gaming seemed to mostly reside in the Games section, though, so I guess that is where most of the fun is happening!
In the Live Casino section, Betfred hosts some of its very own exclusive tables for all fans of blackjack and roulette. Some game shows and Playtech tables were available as well!
Oh, and do not forget the sportsbook or the lotto, bingo and poker sections either!
Safety and security
The Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner and the UK Gambling Commission have both given their licences to Betfred Casino, which proves that this a truly safe and secure online casino with no foul play involved.
Banking options at Betfred Casino
Betfred accepts deposits via Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, Neteller, Pingit, Skrill and Paysafecard. Withdrawals, on the other hand, are normally subject to pending times and will have to be carefully processed before being sent out to players. Slow and steady would seem to be the modus operandi here.
Betfred offers its customers live chat support throughout the day, 24/7. I tried contacting them one Tuesday afternoon, though, and was put in a queue at position 30! The good thing here is that at least they were upfront and honest about the queue position instead of letting me sit there with no idea how long I would have to wait!
My experience at Betfred Casino
Betfred might not be the most exciting online casino ever created, but it does have its upsides. This is definitely one of the safest and most reputable online casinos that you will ever find, and the games were not too bad either. Granted, the welcome offer was a little meh for my taste, but who knows what their next one will be like?