Betfred are one of the most iconic bookmakers in the world. The UK based firm has been established for decades now and they have continued their success into the online world from having one of the most supported high street franchises in the industry. Whilst a UK based site, they are now a very multinational company accepting players from across Europe and around the world. In fact, one of the only noticeable omissions from the countries they accept players from is that of the US.
Betfred have always been well known for their affiliation with both football and horse racing, and there is little doubt that these two sports are the most popular on site. But to become a successful bookmaker in this day and age you have to offer up a variety of sports for punters and golf has been one that has seen a good deal of growth over the years. The range of markets isn’t the best in the industry by any means, but they offer a solid platform that will appeal to most golf enthusiasts.
You can get a pretty simple £/€25 free bet when you register a new account with Betfred. The bonus is dependent on your first bet made at odds of evens (2.00) or more. Once your bet has been credited to your account you then get 14 days in which to use that free bet before it becomes void.
It’s worth noting that any deposit made by Neteller, Moneybookers and PayPal will be excluded from this promotion. Also debit card deposits from Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, Georgia, Hong Kong, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Macau, Malaysia, Moldova, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Estonia, Taiwan, Thailand and Ukraine will not be eligible for this free bet.
Considering Betfred is known at the ‘Bonus Kings’ it’s quite surprising to see a lack of promotions that are targeted towards golf. From what we have seen they have been very few and far between but they are still competitive with their pricing and odds.
Golf Betting At Betfred
As a golf bettor you will be pleased to hear that Betfred provide markets for both of the men’s tours in the PGA and European events, whilst also covering the Champions Tour, LPGA, Ryder Cup and a number of Antepost and specials markets.
The depths of these markets are pretty good and they generally include the outright winner and then a number of 3 ball match-ups as the competition progresses. We did like the fact that the outright winner market went into live betting mode and would react as the tournament played out. There are some bookmakers that actually close this market whilst a round is in progress, which is just ludicrous to be honest.
The four majors are probably where Betfred really starts to invest their time and money, with all four enjoying a large coverage. Overall though, they probably don’t have as comprehensive as some of the bookmakers golfing sections and compared to the likes of BetVictor and Bet365, they fall well short.
One thing that they will have going for them is a competitive array of odds. Running through some of the ongoing markets on OdssChecker.com has seen Betfred be more than competitive with a wide range of their markets and picks.
Betfred have recently been hard at work to polish their already sound betting app with a new release for 2014. The app works so much better than the previous edition and includes all the markets you can access on their sportsbook.
Whilst we mentioned that the offers for golf bettors is a little slim, if you are into your football or horse racing then you definitely need to check these guys out as some of their promotions are simply stunning. If you are into your accumulator betting then Betfred offer up a huge range of lists to pick from which will provide odds that are as good, if not better than their competitors.