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Betfred Cricket Review

Betfred is one of the oldest betting companies based in the United Kingdom. While they are famous for their high-street shops, the Betfred site is still in the growing stages. They provide multiple odds and cover 20+ sports at the moment. However, the cricket coverage could be better. They cover only a few major domestic tournaments (mostly England tournaments) apart from international matches. When it comes to the site performance, the navigation and the interface are smooth, and they also offer a live streaming option.

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Last Updated: 20th February 2024

Established in 1967, Betfred is one of the few sites which entered the online forum after ruling offline betting for years. With the growth of online betting, Betfred made sure to capture that market, and today, they are one of the most popular and trusted online betting platforms.

Betfred’s products and services are available only to residents of the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands, and Gibraltar.
 

Betfred has 55 years of experience as an online betting platform - Cricket Betting

 

Live StreamingLive Streaming
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Live StreamingFree Bet
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Live StreamingCricket Bonus
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Live StreamingIOS App
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Live StreamingAndroid App
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Live StreamingLive Casino
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Live StreamingSimulated Reality League
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Languages:
English
Licensed:
United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC), Gibraltar Regulatory Authority (GRA)


We identified the pros and cons while going through the Betfred online site-

Pros

  • Live streaming service
  • Both sports betting and eSports betting are available.
  • Uniform interface and navigation
  • Live Betting options available
  • Fast withdrawal options

Cons

  • Customer Support response could be quicker
  • Bonus offers for cricket are small compared to other betting sites
  • No VIP programs

Probably because of their strong and successful offline presence, we still expect more from Betfred. The Betfred online betting site certainly has several ‘pros’, but unfortunately, they are far from matching the other famous betting sites.

In this Betfred review, let’s take a look in detail at the features and bonuses of this sportsbook.

Betfred Cricket

Betfred Cricket Betting became even more popular when they added the live streaming option during one of their recent updates.

In order to get to your preferred match, Click on ‘Cricket’ from the ‘All sports’ tab available in the left scroll menu of the homepage.

After clicking on “Cricket”, you can see the “In Play” and the “Upcoming” tab. Above these tabs, the banners for the current promotions are available.

Also, note that you can get to your preferred match through the ‘Sports’ tab at the top of the homepage. The ‘In Play’ tab next to it is also helpful for us to navigate directly to the live/ongoing matches.

However, their coverage of cricket is still in the growing stages. Apart from major international matches and major leagues like the Indian Premier League and Caribbean Premier League, they do not cover smaller tournaments.

For example, we couldn’t find series like Balkan Cup and Indian regional domestic tournaments like Assam T20 League. Also, we feel like they prioritize matches that involve the England team.

Here are some of the tournaments we found under Betfred Cricket Betting Sportsbook

  • Indian Premier League
  • England v South Africa Test Series
  • England Women v India Women Series
  • Caribbean Premier League 2022
  • T20 Asia Cup
  • Royal London One-Day Cup 2022
  • County Championship 2022
  • Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy
  • T20 World Cup 2022
  • Cricket World Cup 2023
  • The Ashes 2023

For upcoming tournaments like Cricket World Cup 2023, Tournament Outright betting is available. One can predict and place an outright bet for the winner of these tournaments.

Betfred Live cricket coverage

Betfred offers live betting options and live streaming for several cricket matches but not for all. You can access all the ongoing matches directly from the “In-play” tab at the top of the site.

Some matches with the live betting option, do not carry a live scorecard. Only the basic betting page is available. In a way, this is disappointing, considering how the other betting sites work when it comes to the live coverage of the game.

Notably, they provide better coverage for matches involving England’s men’s cricket team. We found a preview, live scorecard, wagon wheel and even a commentary radio.

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Betfred Live Streaming

Betfred offers live streaming for cricket. During the initial years of the site, they used to have a streaming option only for Horse riding. Now, they expanded this facility to other sports too, and cricket is one of them.

If the live streaming is available for a particular match, “watch live” is mentioned near the match icon. Once clicked on the icon, the “Watch live” option pops up on the top of the ‘In Play’ tab.

You can also access these matches directly by clicking on the ‘In Play’ tab on the top of the screen, followed by ‘Watch Live’. You must log in/ register and have a basic balance of £0.01 to use the live streaming option.

Betfred Bonus

The banners for the Betfred Bonus and Promotions are available as the horizontal scroll menu on the home page itself. Clicking on any of the banners will take us to the terms and conditions of that particular bonus. Also, one can access all the bonuses and promotions through the “Promotions” tab on the left menu.

Betfred Welcome Bonus

There are two Betfred Welcome Bonuses available at the time of writing the review. However, the bettor is allowed to use only one of them.

‘BETFRED60’

BetFred offers £60 as the Welcome Bonus or Signup bonus. To obtain this Betfred bonus, the bettor must register using the Betfred bonus code ‘BETFRED60’, deposit, and place the first bet of £10 or more on any Sport. Also, the selection must be at cumulative odds of Evens (2.0).

The bettor will receive the Welcome bonus in two installments, with the first credited within 10 hours of bet settlement.

In the 1st installment, they will receive £20 in Free Bets to use on Sports, £10 in Free Bets to use on Lotto and £10 worth of Free Spins (50 Free Spins) on selected titles.

In the second installment, they will receive a further £20 in Free Bets to use on their favorite Sportsbook markets. This will be credited five days after their qualifying bet.

Get £30 in Free Bets when you stake £10

Register and place £10 or more on your first Sports bet at odds of Evens (2.0) or greater, and get £30 in Free Bets credited to your account within 10 hours of your first bet being settled. This bonus must be used within 7 days of registration. This is available only for UK users.

This free bet bonus is available only for UK users. A new customer can only open accounts in either GBP or Euros, and the currency conversions will take place at the time of depositing money in the account.

Betfred Promo Code

The promo code to obtain the Betfred Sign-up Bonus is “BETFRED60”. After registering the account on Betfred, the bettor must enter the promo code and place the first bet of £10 or more on any Sport to obtain the sign-up bonus.

Betfred Free Bets

The Betfred Free Bets vary from time to time. Keep checking your Betfred inbox for special kinds of promotions or offers. At the time of writing this review, Betfred offers £30 in Free Bets when you stake £10 as a welcome first deposit bonus.

What other bonuses does Betfred offer?

First up its the Betfred Christmas bonus. 

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Opt-in to earn your first entry, it's completely free!
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Every betslip of £1+ which is placed and settles from 10th Nov until 24th Dec is another entry into the draw. (Max 100)
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If snow is lying on Christmas morning in London, 5 lucky entrants will each win £1,000,000 cash!

At the moment, there are only a few bonuses available for cricket but we are hoping that they will add more for upcoming events like BBL and the Indian Premier League.

BetFred Bonus

Eligibility

Time Limit

Minimum Odds

Welcome offer

New Customers with a minimum deposit of €10 or more.

7 days

The selection will need to be at cumulative odds of Evens (2.0). 

Odds Boosts

 

Mentioned on terms & conditions of the particular match; Check your Betfred inbox as well

odds of Evens (2.0)

Free Bets

 

7 Days

odds of Evens (2.0)

The time limit to use the welcome offer is just seven days. This time limit is lesser than what other major betting sites offer.

Also, they do not have several offers for cricket or cricket-specific promotions. However, when we contacted their customer support, they assured us that there would be more attractive offers during the major tournaments and Leagues like the World Cup and Indian Premier League.

Apart from cricket, there are other available promotions and offers on Betfred, and many promotions revolve around horse racing and football.

Betfred payment methods are numerous, and here is the list-

  • Ewallets – PayPal, Neteller, Skrill, Paysafecard
  • Bank Transfers
  • Debit Cards – Maestro, Visa, and Visa Electron

Deposit and Withdrawal history can be accessed by entering into your ‘My Account’ and selecting ‘Balance History’ followed by ‘Banking’. You can view all of your deposit and withdrawal history by choosing your preferred time frame as well.
 

Betfred offers multiple payment gateways for depositing and withdrawal of money - Cricket Betting

 

Betfred allows you to withdraw money through different payment methods with different processing times.

Here is how one can withdraw funds from Betfred:

 
Click on ‘My Account’ or simply click on your balance available in the right corner. 
 
From the dropdown list, select Withdraw. 
 
The main screen will show us the available withdrawal methods. 
Click on your preferred withdrawal method.

The withdrawal process is usually quick, and there is no minimum withdrawal amount. However, to process anything less than £5, you need to contact the customer services team. Also, note that the withdrawal method is usually the same as the deposit method. You need to contact customer support in case you need to change the payment method.

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Betfred App

Betfred app is available for both Android and IOS versions. You can download the Betfred app directly from the Google app store or iOS store. On the Betfred betting website, the Betfred app download is available under the promotion tab on the left side of the screen.

The App contains all the major features of the Betfred website but is comparatively slower. Both Betfred Android and Betfred iOS apps lack stability and are still in the early stages of development. The major pro of both apps is the availability of live betting and live streaming options.

All the smartphones and tablets operating on Android as well as iOS have been supported. Bettors have been advised to store BetFred Mobile to bookmarks or favorites to permit instant access anywhere and anytime.

How to download and install the Betfred app on Android?

The download link for the Betfred app Android is available on both the Google app store and the Betfred website. A simple search on the Google app store leads us to the app. However, there is no proper promotion of the app on the website. We need to get to the promotions tab and download it from there.

 
Firstly, make sure you have the latest Android version.
 
Go to the Google Store and search for “Betfred Sports, Casino & Games”.
 
Download the .APK file
 
Access settings on your Android device
 
Click on “Security”
Allow the .APK file to install

The android app is more like a basic version of the website. They do provide all the features, including the live streaming feature on the app. However, the app is slower, the loading takes time, and it also logged us out of the app a few times. Having said that, the app has seen significant improvement in recent times and is expected to go through a few rounds of fixes very soon!

How to download and install the Betfred app on iOS?

Before downloading the Betfred iOS app, make sure that you have an active iTunes account. If you do not have one, you need to create one first. Once your iTunes account is all set, you can directly download the Betfred iOS app from the Apple app store.

 
Look for the “Betfred Sports, Casino & Games” on the Apple app store
 
It will bring up several Betfred apps, such as Lotto, Casino, Games, etc. For this, we want the sportsbook.
 
Install the Betfred betting app via iTunes
Open the app on your phone, log in to your Betfred account, or create a new one to begin placing your bets.

The process to download the Betfred iOS app is pretty straightforward. Once you open the app, you can see that it is well-stocked, but there is always room for improvement.

Betfred Betting

Betfred Sports betting is easier compared to several other major betting sites. The Betfred allows single, multiple, SingleStakeAbout, and MultipleStakeAbout.

SingleStakeAbout: This bet consists of two selections taking part in different events, combined to produce two bets derived from two single bets.  Any return on each Single up to the original stake is used to fund a further Single on the other selection.

MultipleStakeAbout: A wager on two selections consisting of two single bets. If any of the selections win, then double the original stake is placed as an additional single bet on the second selection.

Here is the list of sports we found on the Betfred betting site.

  • American Football
  • Australian Rules
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Darts
  • eSports
  • Football
  • Gaelic Sports
  • Golf
  • Greyhounds
  • Horse Racing
  • Hurling
  • Ice Hockey
  • Motor Sports
  • Rugby League
  • Rugby Union
  • Snooker
  • Tennis
  • UFC/MMA
  • Vegas
  • Virtual Sports

The search tab is available at the top of the website. Also, the In-Play tab will directly take us to the ongoing matches.

Apart from the above-mentioned sports, Betfred also offers casino, Live Casino, and Lotto. All these are available even in their mobile app.

How to place a bet on Betfred?

Placing a bet on Betfred is easy. Here are the steps to place your bets on Betfred:

 
Click the blue “Log In” button in the upper right-hand corner.
 
After entering your Username and Password, click the “Log in” button to continue.
 
Select “Sports” in the upper left-hand corner of the screen. 
 
Next, select “Cricket” followed by clicking on the cricket match/tournament on which you would like to place a bet.
 
Select the wagers. You can add multiple wagers from the same or different match.
 
A betting slip appears on the right side of the screen where you can add the amount you want to bet.
Click on the ‘place bet’ button to register your bets.

Betfred live betting is one of the best features of the site. Follow the steps to place a live bet on the Betfred site.

 
Go to Cricket after clicking on the “Sports” tab. 
 
You can see current matches under the “In-play” tab.
 
Click on the match on which you want to place the bet. 
 
Select the wagers, and a betting slip will appear on the right side of the screen. 
Click on the ‘Place bet’ button to register your bets.

The graphics for the live bet is attractive and the betting is easy to access as well.

What are the best features of Betfred?

Betfred’s best feature is certainly their live streaming option which is not available on several betting sites. With this, the bettor can place a live bet while catching the live match, all in one place

Live Streaming

The Betfred sports live streaming is certainly the best of all. They cover almost all the main events, and hopefully, they will add more in the upcoming days.

To access the live streaming, you need to log in and have a minimum balance of £0.01. According to their website, each day, there are approximately 50 live streaming sports options broadcast by Betfred for live betting enthusiasts.
 

Betfred sports live streaming is one of their key features - Cricket Betting

 

Live Radio

Live Radio commentary is yet another option that can be used by bettors for free. One can hear the live commentary during the match when clicking on the radio icon in the right corner. Also, for some matches, previews and reviews are available.

Betfred Blog

Another important feature of Betfred is that they provide a blog. The blog is present under the “useful links” in the left-hand corner. When clicked on it, the blog will open in a new tab. Betfred Blog covers all the latest news and also carries betting previews from major matches. These are certainly useful for beginners.

Betfred app

Another exciting feature of Betfred is their mobile android and iOS app. One has to search for “Betfred Sports, Casino & Games” in the online store for the app. It works similarly to the site, and even live streaming is available in the mobile app.

What is the Betfred Sign Up process?

Betfred Sign-up is the most important step for all the new bettors. You need an account to access all the options, including Betfred Welcome offer, make deposits, withdrawals and plenty more.

Here is how Betfred Sign up works:

 
Go to the Betfred betting site. 
 
Press the Register button in the upper right corner of the site. 
 
Fill in the required information (account, personal, contact, address, and settings). 
Confirm your registration. Start browsing the lists of sports to bet on and begin placing wagers.

After creating your account, you can access all your personal details under the “My Account” section. You can edit them or update them at any time. You will also get access to the Betfred inbox, available next to the log-in button on the right corner.

Betfred is legal and accepts users from the United Kingdom, Malta, Republic of Ireland, Isle of Man, Channel Islands and Gibraltar.

Betfred is licensed by the Government of Gibraltar and is therefore regulated by the Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner as well as the UK Gambling Commission for Betfred UK operations. The license numbers granted to Betfred are 036 and 038.

The currencies that BetFred accepts include Euro and GBP. And, English is the accepted language. When it comes to payment methods, all the debit and credit cards are accepted with several other options such as Ukash, bank draft, and bank wire. You can also use leading e-wallets.

BetFred also accepts Paypal, Neteller, and Skrill. You will not face any charges for withdrawing and depositing money at BetFred, irrespective of any method that you use. Meanwhile, one free deposit has been permitted per day when you use Neteller and Skrill. Any additional deposit may ask you to shell out a 3% charge.

It is worth mentioning here that credit and debit cards payout will get processed in 3 to 5 days period which is among the quickest online. E-wallets have emerged as the fastest method. With BetFred, you can process payouts back to e-wallets such as Skrill, Neteller, and PayPal within a few hours. You must know that there is a minimum deposit amount of £5.00 with all the methods of deposit.

Is Betfred Legal in India?

Even though punters from India can bet online, at the time of writing this review, Betfred doesn’t accept users from India.

About Betfred

Betfred is one of the oldest betting companies based in the United Kingdom. It was founded by Fred Done and was first established as a single betting shop in Salford in 1967. The company witnessed a significant rise over the years and has expanded to become one of the largest independent bookmakers in the world.

Betfred is one of the few sites that keeps updating its features to match the current trend. This is probably one of the reasons for their success over the years.

Frequently asked questions

The Betfred app is available for download directly from the Android or iOS stores. Search for the “Betfred Sports, Casino & Games” in the online store to download. Also, the link to download the site is available under the “promotions” tab.

Sign up or log in to your account first. Click on your match and pick your preferred betting option. A betting slip will appear on the right side. Enter the amount, and then click on the ‘place your bet’ option.

If you are withdrawing for the first time, you need to submit a few documents to confirm your identity. This can take up to 48 hours to process. Once completed, the withdrawal doesn’t take a lot of time. 
Debit Cards – 3-5 Working Days
eWallet Services – Up to 2 days
Bank Transfer – Up to 7 days

Betfred offers multiple betting types, and for cricket, they offer the following:  Single, Double, Single Stakes About, Double Stakes About.

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Ben Brown, founder of Cricket Betting, seamlessly merges cricket analysis and betting expertise. His platform is a global hub for enthusiasts seeking critical insights and reviews. As editor, Ben's profound understanding of cricket and betting intricacies distinguishes him, establishing him as a trusted voice in the field.
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