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BetFred App Review

Published on: 03/09/2016

BetFred are one of the most popular online bookmakers in the UK, so it is no surprise that they offer their customers one of the most impressive mobile apps on the market. Existing customers can download the app from the IOS or Android stores and get up and running in just a few clicks, while new customers will need to open a BetFred account before they can join in the fun.

Overview

The BetFred app is a bespoke app that has been designed and launched by BetFred’s own in-house development team. Therefore it does a good job of mirroring the user experience that existing web customers can already enjoy.

The company is well-known for offering decent value, so no matter how often you bet, it is worth having an account. Once you have the app installed on your phone, tablet or Apple watch, you can start to explore the host of features. The BetFred app is one of the slickest around and it takes no time to learn how to navigate your way around.

Key Features

BetFred’s mobile service has improved massively in the last couple of years and it now offers some of the best features in the mobile betting marketplace. Perhaps the most important and relevant feature in today’s fast-paced wagering world is in-play betting. The bookmaker have given their in-play betting service an overhaul and it is now up there with the best. Superb graphics are complemented by a wealth of stats and information to make your live betting experience better than ever.

All the events from the main website are available on the app, so you will never have to miss a bet on the move. Live scores are easy to view and bets are easy to place. As well as making live bets, BetFred mobile customers can also watch live events. Thousands of top sports events are streamed live to customers via the app just as they are on the main website. This means that you can watch football, tennis, snooker, basketball and loads of other sports events from wherever you are free of charge. Daily Greyhound and Horse Racing events from around the globe are also covered live. All you have to do is place a minimum bet (£1) on the event to access the live stream. Another recent betting trend has been catered for with the inclusion of the Cashout feature. Rather than waiting for an event to finish, you can choose to take an early Cashout offer and receive a fixed amount regardless of the final outcome. For example, if you placed a fourfold accumulator and the first three picks are winners, you can choose to Cashout at that stage to guarantee a profit rather than waiting for the final leg. This feature is available on selected markets, so you will need to check first it is available on your particular selection.

BetFred have long been popular for their Goals Galore coupon where punters must predict a selection on matches in which both teams are likely to score at least one goal. The mobile app offers a link to a simple coupon where you can place your Goals Galore bets just as easily as on the main site. For those bettors who enjoy their horse racing, Betfred gives access to the latest form and data direct from the Racing Post within the mobile app. This feature includes profiles of the horse and experts verdicts to help you pick the winner.

BetFred also offer a messenger facility that allows you to send an instant message to place a bet without even logging in to the mobile app or website. This is done via separate app that connects you directly to automated chat system that can place bets upon request. For example, if you want to bet £10 that Tottenham will win their next game, you can open the messenger and text ‘£10 Tottenham win.’ You will receive an instant reply confirming the bet that has been placed. All bets should be written in the STAKE - BET TYPE - SELECTION format.

Usability

The BetFred mobile app user interface and colour scheme mirrors that of the main site so should be easy to navigate for existing clients. New customers may take a few minutes to get used to the lay out but overall it is a very intuitive experience. During our tests, the pages were responsive and quick to load and there was hardly any lag when placing bets.

The Apple Watch version of the app simplifies things even further, with the most popular in-play events displayed on the main screen. You can bet at the touch of a button and Cashout just as you can on the main app.

Sign-up Bonuses and Reload Offers

BetFred are currently offering £30 of free bets for new sign-ups. Simple stake £10 at odds of evens or greater to receive £30 in free bets within 48 hours. In addition, the company has a good range of ongoing offers on many popular events. At any one time, there can be well in excess of a dozen promotions available - however, you should always check the terms and conditions to see if they are applicable to bets placed on the mobile app.

Betting Markets

As far as we could tell, there were no restrictions to the markets available on the mobile app. The overall choice may not be as in- depth as some big players such as Bet365. But with thousands of events across a huge number of sports available, it is hard to see anyone being disappointed with BetFred’s choice of betting options. Likewise, BetFred are consistent with their odds but you may find better value elsewhere on some of the more high profile events. However, we found that for lower league and overseas football matches, BetFred regularly topped the charts for the best odds available.

Customer Service

Overall, BetFred have a good reputation for customer service. We have heard reports of website downtime, slow withdrawals and systems errors. However, we have yet to experience any such issues and the company does have a very loyal customer base.

Conclusion

BetFred have tried hard to develop an industry-leading mobile app and on the whole they have achieved this. The innovative features such as the messenger system are genuinely useful and the more familiar features have been implemented well. For anyone new to mobile betting, the features on the BetFred app will certainly appeal and existing customers will appreciate the attempts to further simplify the betting process.

Any odds displayed within this article were correct at the time of publishing (03/09/2016 21:50) but are subject to change.

Published on: 03/09/2016 © Bet Bind