- Excellent soccer odds
- Great variety of promotions
- Free phone and live chat
For the most soccer fans, Betfred will surely ring a bell for having been the sponsor of RCD Mallorca. But before reaching the vermilion jersey, the history of this British bookmaker dates back to 1967 when Fred Done opened a betting shop in Ordsall, on the outskirts of Manchester (the name was not thought of too much). Since then it has not stopped growing, and like so many other English betting shops, it made the leap to the world of online gambling, setting up its base in Gibraltar.
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Between 2019 and 2020, Betfred received various licenses from the AGCO to provide its services in Philippines. In our country, it operates under the Betfred Philippines brand, a company based in Ceuta, and offers not only sports betting but also an online casino. In addition to sponsoring Mallorca, Betfred has sponsored Bolton, had an agreement with Manchester United to be their betting partner, and is one of the major sponsors of horse racing in the United Kingdom.
What does Betfred offer us?
When accessing Betfred, we come across a friendly design, very easy to use. Navigation is very intuitive, with quick access to sports and competitions on the left and the betting coupon on the right, as well as promotional banners. In the central part, we find all the information about the competition or event that we are looking for. We can quickly access sports, live betting, and the casino or slots.
|Company||Betfred Sapin, S.A.|
|Address||C/ Salud Tejero, 16-51001, Ceuta|
|General Gambling License||362/GA/1080|
|Other Games General License||361/GO/1080|
|Singular Counterparty Sports Betting License||473/ADC/1080|
|Phone||900 525 919|
The sports offer is quite wide, including the most popular among bettors and even some not so usual ones. Betfred's English spirit is noticeable in sports such as horse racing or greyhounds, as well as in bets such as G/C. The odds are good, especially in football, both prematch and live. However, we don't have the option to follow events live through the streaming service and we miss eSports betting.
One noteworthy point is the large number of promotions that we find: combination bonuses, special promotions for football or basketball, weekly tennis cashback... Additionally, we can close our bets via cash out. However, we cannot create our own bets for a single event like other bookies allow Philippines to.
Although there is not a wide variety of payment methods for betting, we can still use some of the most common ones. However, they be expanded in the future. There is no Betfred app, but the website is optimized for mobile devices, so we can play without problems from our smartphone or tablet. Finally, it is worth noting the wide customer support hours where we can be assisted by phone or live chat.
sports and markets
Betfred offers more than 20 different categories for betting. As expected, football, tennis, basketball, baseball or American football are among the most prominent. Table tennis, boxing, MMA and motor sports also feature. The exotic note, beyond cricket, is provided by Australian football, English billiards or rugby league, sports in which they have invested significant sums in sponsorships. We can also bet on greyhounds or horses and find special bets such as Eurovision bets.
Regarding the market offer, if we look at football betting, we can see that it offers Philippines between 60 and 70 options for the big games. There are 1X2 bets, over/under, team goals, goal scorer, etc. It offers some Asian handicaps, in the style of William Hill, but not a great variety like other bookies. We usually don't find Asian totals. In big league games or tournaments like the Champions League, it offers special bets on the game: header goal, variety of corners, multiple players score, shots against the post...
Beyond football, the offerings in other sports are not as wide. For example, in basketball it is difficult to find bets beyond winner, spread, total points or halftime bets; in tennis we also have a dozen markets, including game and set handicap, correct set score... In sports such as motorsport or cycling we can bet on winner/placed, also in horse or greyhound racing. It is striking that they don't offer eSports bets.
Generally speaking, we can say that Betfred's odds are in the middle to upper range of what bookmakers in Philippines are, but it depends on the sport and market. Thus, in football, the odds are quite competitive, similar to what bookies like Brand Betting or luckia might offer us; but if we go to basketball, we find comparatively weaker odds. Nevertheless, Betfred offer Philippines the best odds for certain markets.
When it comes to live betting on Betfred, simply click on "In Play" to access the ongoing events. On the left-hand margin of the screen, we can filter by sport (football, tennis, basketball, cricket, table tennis, English billiards...) and access the match we want to bet on. The design is not the most comfortable, but if we click on the match in the central area of the screen, the live statistics and the markets we can bet on will appear. The statistical information can be improved, and there is no streaming service available.
In general, we find similar bets to those offered pre-match, although there are also markets such as the next goal scorer, winner of the fourth quarter or whether the set will go to a tie break that we do not typically find before the game. As with pre-match bets, the odds depend on the sport and event we are betting on, but on paper, pre-match bets have more value than live bets. However, we should not be surprised if in some markets, particularly the more unlikely ones, it offers the best odds.
Accepted payment methods
Betfred is not known for being the bookmaker that offers the most facilities to manage the funds in our account, but we have various ways to deposit or withdraw. For example, VISA and MasterCard bank cards, both credit and debit, can be used to deposit and withdraw. In both operations, the minimum amount is $7 and after a withdrawal, we will have the money within 3 to 5 business days. You can also do it via PayPal, with a minimum deposit and withdrawal of $10 and a maximum of $5,000.
Another option is to deposit using PaySafeCard's prepaid cards. In this case, the deposit amount ranges between $10 and $150 and the money will be available instantly. However, this method cannot be used for withdrawals, so they must be requested via bank transfer. You will need a bank certificate proving account ownership to verify that you are the account holder. Remember, to withdraw you will need to verify your identity and be the account holder of the destination account.
How to register and deposit at Betfred?
If you want to play on this operator, you just have to access the Betfred Philippines page, where you will find the green "Register" button. A form will appear where you must first include account data (username, password, email) and then include our personal information. Once the form is completed, we can start playing at Betfred... as long as we have completed our first deposit, the third screen of this form.
Thus, we can directly make our first deposit through the form. For subsequent deposits, or if you prefer to wait for some time to do it -although you won't be able to bet without funds-, just log in and access to deposit. You just need to select the payment method and follow the steps of each one, as usual when you use them. Don't forget that you need to verify your identity to deposit more than $150 or to withdraw your winnings.
For now, Betfred does not have a mobile app - not even for the casino - although as usual it has a web optimized for smartphones and tablets. Thus, we can access this betting site through the browser on our device to place bets, make cash outs, see how the odds are, manage our funds, etc. It would be preferable to have an application, but at least we can play from anywhere from the website.
Safety should be our biggest concern before registering in any betting case, and AGCO licenses are the best security guarantee to trust Betfred. It not only has betting license, but also licenses for the different casino games it offers; which reveals that we are in a completely safe betting house. In the AGCO itself it is very easy to find these licenses.
We have already mentioned several times throughout this analysis that, as indicated by the regulations governing the game in Philippines, Betfred requires Philippines to verify the account to deposit more than $150 or withdraw funds. Even if you make several deposits, once you reach a total of $150 you will not be able to add more money. Perhaps the additional requests for documentation be annoying, but these requests are made by Betfred to protect the integrity of its users.
By scrolling down to the bottom of the page, we can open the live chat of Betfred. We need to choose the language (Spanish or English) and provide our name, email address, and initial question. From there, we can start a conversation with the agents. Another option is to call the free customer service phone number 900 525 919 (+34 856 925 032 if calling from outside of Philippines). Both by phone and chat, we will be assisted from 9 AM until midnight.
- Live Chat
- Phone: 900 525 919
- Mail: [email protected]
Betfred: Opinions and conclusion
One of the conclusions that we can draw at this point is that it is a very interesting betting site for football fans, as the best odds it offers are for football bets. This is more evident when it comes to prematch bets. If we add the large number of promotions that it has, it can be an attractive option for less experienced players who are looking for an added incentive to bet. In fact, the offers are one of the main attractions it has.
In other sports, we don't have such good odds, but the fact that we can access promotions allows Philippines to add more interest. One aspect to improve, beyond the scarcity of Asian lines, is that it does not offer eSports betting, an increasingly important sector. It also does not offer virtual betting or streaming, and in live betting, the information on statistics to follow events in real-time is quite poor.
The offer of payment methods can be improved, as it does not allow deposit using the most common electronic wallets with the exception of PayPal. Finally, it should be noted that Betfred has one of the most powerful customer support services, with an extensive schedule where we are assisted by chat and toll-free phone.
- Excellent football odds
- Wide variety of promotions
- Free phone and live chat support
- No eSports bets
- Does not have app