Betfred Sportsbook Promo Code

Betfred, operating in the UK since the mid 1960’s, is well-known for being a fan-centered sportsbook offering action on nearly everything a bettor could want. Across the pond, Betfred has been able to offer online sports betting since 2004, and is such a powerhouse that they actually purchased the government-run sportsbook, The Tote, further embedding itself in the UK betting landscape.

This historic operator is now bringing its services to the US market and is already accepting bets in multiple states, with more on the way. Read on as we recap everything you need to know at Betfred Sportsbook.

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Betfred Sportsbook Setup

Signing up with Betfred is a smooth process, but users will need to provide certain details in order to legally wager. First and foremost, you’ll want to decide whether you’ll be creating the account on your desktop computer or through one of Betfred’s mobile apps.

If you’re playing on iOS, you can simply download the Betfred app from the App Store and proceed to the registration instructions below.

If you’re playing on Android, you’ll need to visit the Betfred website on your device and download the APK file by tapping the “Download for Android” button. Once you’ve done that, enable installations from unknown sources when prompted, and install.

Once you’ve got the app on your device (or you’ve opened the desktop version of Betfred within a web browser), follow these steps to continue:

  1. Tap or click the “Register” button to open the sign-up form.
  2. Enter your email, preferred password, and identifying info.
  3. Choose your security questions.

Lastly, agree to the terms and conditions, verify your age, and hit “Register” to create the account.

It’s a good idea to keep in mind that you will be required to share personal details in order to use the real-money features of Betfred, which includes inputting the last four digits of your SSN. Betfred is a licensed and regulated service, so you can be sure your information is safe. You must be 21+ to bet with Betfred.

Verifying Your Location

It’s especially important to note that all users of legal, online sportsbooks need to share their location when wagering. Mobile users can simply enable location privileges on the Betfred app, while desktop users will need to download and enable the GeoComply plugin.

When downloading the appropriate app, make sure it’s branded with the state you’ll be playing in. Online sportsbooks in the US cannot legally process out-of-state wagers: for example, players using the Betfred Colorado app must wager within the state of Colorado. You don’t have to be a resident, but you do have to be physically present and of legal gambling age to wager.

BetFred Colorado App
BetFred Colorado App

States with Access to Betfred Sportsbook

The landscape of sports betting is changing. After the repeal of PASPA in 2018, operators from all over the world are now clamoring to get approval and enter the burgeoning US market. Betfred sportsbook is gaining traction throughout the country, and users are wondering if and when their state will be next in line for a Betfred release. Here’s the current lay of the land:

StateCasino PartnerLaunch Date
IowaGrand Falls Casino & Golf ResortJuly 2020
ColoradoSaratoga Casino Black HawkSeptember 2020
PennsylvaniaWind Creek CasinoDecember 2020
NevadaMohegan SunJanuary 2023
ArizonaFort McDowell Yavapai-Apache NationMarch 2022
OhioCincinnati BengalsJanuary 2023
VirginiaLoudoun United FCFebruary 2023
MarylandLong Shot's OTBFebruary 2023









Potential States Looking Forward

It’s not a stretch to imagine that Betfred will make efforts to release in other states with legal online sports betting. We expect one of the next states to be Louisiana, where Betfred already has a retail sportsbook. A brick-and-mortar location in Washington State is also in the plans.

Bet from Any Device

Betfred sportsbook’s product includes support for desktop and mobile browsers, an iOS app, and an Android app. This means that you’ll be able to place bets on-the-go or at your desk, provided you stay within state lines.

Desktop Version

The desktop version of the Betfred service is well-optimized and attractive. In some ways, the use of screen real estate on desktop is a bit better than the screen’s feel on mobile, which tends to be a bit cramped.

Betfred, having over 50 years of experience, knows what its users are looking for– stats and betting options. The desktop version of Betfred highlights this by having dynamically updating odds and scores listed right on the lines, which is one more useful data point right in front of you as you place your bets. The bet slip is dynamically updating as well, and docks comfortably on the right side of your screen.

Overall, both the desktop version and the app version of Betfred are well-organized and info-packed, but the desktop version is a little bit easier on the eyes.

The browser version of Betfred looks great

Mobile Version

The Betfred mobile app has a few rough edges, but mostly provides a streamlined and intuitive betting experience. The betslip functions just as well on mobile as it does on desktop, with the ability to make complex bets with a few taps of a finger. This includes tabs for parlays, teasers, and your bet builder available right on the slip.

You’ll have a wealth of information at your fingertips including dynamically updating scores, same as on desktop. This is a great addition to a mobile platform in particular, as you can follow the score without having to navigate away from the app.

The in-play betting feature is particularly impressive, and selected matches feature a display at the top that shows you the action as the game progresses. This is one of the most modern feeling features we’ve gotten to experiment with on an online sportsbook, and the fact that it’s built-in as opposed to being a separate stats app download is fantastic.

To nitpick, however, it’s a bit annoying that the Betfred app requires you to allow access to contacts, phone calls, and media. It’s understandable that the app would want access to make calls, in case you tap the customer service hotline, but there’s no reason that the app should need access to your contacts in order to continue.

Additionally, there were some glitches on mobile. The most prominent glitch was that some menu buttons didn’t function, primarily the “hamburger” menu at the top left (referring to the three horizontal lines that indicate a drop-down menu). The bottom left menu operated as we would have expected the top left menu to operate, but when tapping the drop-down menu icon, everything was blank. This issue persisted throughout our sessions on the app.

Despite these concerns, the mobile version of the Betfred app is a nice addition to any bettor’s home screen, and is worth a download.

The Betfred app also looks great

Why Play at Betfred Online Sportsbook?

Reputation and Experience

Simply put, Betfred has been offering legal and regulated sports betting services to customers since the 1960s. In that time, Betfred has expanded operations extensively, and even was chosen to take over the UK’s government backed betting service (known as The Tote) in 2011, after being hand picked by the UK Culture Secretary.

Having the backing of a state’s chosen gaming enforcement division is a must for any sports bettor in the US, and Betfred ticks that box. It is now bringing that trusted service stateside where its reputation will only grow.


Betfred’s online sportsbook has a solid selection of extra features that make it a strong competitor in the US sports betting market. Dynamic betslips with multiple bet options are available in seconds, and there are many bet options to choose from including parlays, teasers, and more. Additionally, the in-play betting features shows a graphic that updates you on the action in real-time, which is a really neat addition for a modern sportsbook to include.

Betfred Sportsbook Deposits and Withdrawals

Before we go into detail about the available cashier methods at Betfred, it’s important to note that these methods will differ based on the state you are accessing the site from. It’s important to check your state for the most accurate picture of available banking methods.



What to Bet on: Available Markets

Betfred has a decent selection of available betting markets, though we’d like to see a bit more representation for some more niche sports. Still, users will have all their favorites to choose from, including:

Betting Options

Betfred offers the full menu of bets, including complex bet types. You can place the following bets at Betfred sportsbook, and many more:

Betfred Sportsbook Rewards Program

At the moment, Betfred doesn’t offer any kind of rewards program. As the Betfred platform started as a sportsbook without ties to any casinos or resorts, the idea of paying points into a comp or cashback program wasn’t really standard.

Now that sports betting operators in the US are typically required to partner with physical casinos, racetracks, sports complexes, and resorts, we’re seeing an upward trend in rewards programs offering points and comps for online play. We’re hoping to see this change in the near future, as a rewards program is a great way to build customer loyalty and reward players for every dollar they spend.

Betfred Online Sportsbook Company Info

Betfred is well-known across the Atlantic, and brought its services to the US when the legal gambling market opened up in 2018 after PASPA was shot down. PASPA, the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, was the law essentially banning sports betting on a federal level. In its absence, Betfred and numerous other betting providers have set their sites on the US market.

It took a few years to smooth out the transition, but in July 2020, Betfred announced that it would be opening its doors in partnership with the Grand Falls Casino & Resort in Iowa, with an app to follow. Now, Betfred has agreements in a growing number US states with more expected in the near future.

Betfred Customer Support

At the moment, email, text and phone support are the ways for you to get in touch with Betfred help. Inexplicably, there is no FAQ section either. Most online sportsbooks include a small section on betting instructions, banking methods, and other concerns, but nothing of the sort is to be found currently on Betfred.

Betfred Sportsbook FAQ

Where’s the Betfred app for Android?
To find the Betfred app for Android, visit the Betfred website using your Android device and look for the Download button at the bottom left of the site. From there, install the APK file and follow our instructions for registration. The Play Store does not allow for any real-money wagering apps to be listed for download, so Android users must find all real-money wagering apps on their operator’s website.

Which states have access to Betfred?
Betfred is currently operating its mobile app in seven states: Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Maryland.

Why do I have to share my location when wagering?
As all US sports betting is regulated at the state level, operators are not permitted to accept wagers outside of the state in which they’re licensed. You don’t have to be a resident of the state, but you must be 21+ and share your location whenever placing wagers in order to abide by state and federal statutes.

Is Betfred legal?
Yes, but make sure you’re betting in a legal state (check the list above)… and that you’re not on the UK version of the site.

What’s the Betfred Sportsbook welcome offer?
It depends where you are! Betfred generally offers a different bonus in each state, so refer to the tables and bonus breakdown above for more info.