BetFred Review Rating Details

Author: Otto
2014/11/12 9:12:26 AM
Graphics and Software

Playtech powers BetFred’s gaming platform. The casino’s graphics are crisp it also has various customization features such as sound and speed settings. 

Software and Special Features

Certified by Technical Systems Testing (TST) BetFred guarantees its customers that all financial transaction are safe and secure. The software client of the casino is available in the downloadable or Instant Play format.

The site uses an intricate (independently audited) Random Number Generator (RNG) to create a randomized outcome for each game. By accessing the ‘Game History’ players can analyse the games they have played.

Variety of Games

Although the Playtech games on offer are not as extensive as Microgaming’s, BetFred focuses on quality as opposed to quantity. Players can play a wide variety of video poker, table games, speciality games, classic slots and progressive jackpot slots that offer payouts of more than $1 million. The  Marvel Comic slot games are crowd favourites which include popular titles like King Kong, The Incredible Hulk and Iron Man 2.

Sign-up Bonus

BetFred offers new players a welcome bonus of up to £200. The bonus can be claimed once a deposit of £15 or more is made.

The casino also makes provision for high rollers and offers a 50% match bonus up to £1,000 free. To qualify for this bonus you must deposit £1,000. In return you will receive a match bonus of 50% which translates into £500, play with £1,500. Terms and conditions apply.

Promotions

Suffice it to say BetFred is not idle when it comes to its promotions. It promotional offers are tailored in such a manner that caters specifically to loyal players and awards them with comp points based on wagering activity. The operator will keep you posted pertaining to its forthcoming promotions and newest game releases via its newsletter to your Inbox.

wagering Requirements

The wagering requirements for both the sign up bonus of up to £200 and the high roller bonus of up to £1,000 is 20 times the sum of the deposit and bonus (40xb). This is higher than the industry standard which is 30xb.

Matters are slightly complicated if you take into account the games these bonuses can be used to play. Games that count 100% towards the completion of the wagering requirements are Arcade Games, Scratch Cards, Slots and Keno. 

Games like video Poker and Table Games (all variations of blackjack and roulette excluded count 25% towards the completion of the wagering requirements.

Games like Baccarat, Craps, Roulette, blackjack excluding blackjack surrender/switch only count 10%

The following games do not count toward the completion of the wagering requirements: Blackjack Surrender/Switch, Pontoon and Spin a Win and double up rounds.

* BetFred imposes a maximum bet rule of 20% of the bonus amount.

Progressives

If you are in for a penny in for a pound this is where you want to be. BetFred offers a healthy collection of progressive games. They are Alice’s Wonderland, Gold Rally, Chain Reactors, Chests of Plenty, Neptune’s Trident and, Beach life and Big Brother. Players can try their luck at Beach Life. At the time of writing both these jackpots offered payouts of more than £1million.

Banking Options

BetFred offers players a variety of deposit and withdrawal options, hence the reason we have given it a high rating.

Deposits and Withdrawals can be made via different banking options: Visa Card, Visa Electron, MasterCard, Solo, Moneybookers, Wire Transfer, EcoCard, Ukash and Click2Pay, Neteller, PayPal, Western Union, Credit Cards, Maestro, Bank Wire, Bankers Draft, International Money Order or Personal Cheque through Federal Express

Player Support

The customer support at BetFred Casino is satisfactory and can be contacted through email, live chat or telephone. The operator has a FAQ section that gives a brief overview on how to register an account, deposit and withdrawal methods, security and so forth. If you are a newbie I suggest you go through it first before you contact the casino. 

 

Payout Percentage

Betfred’s payout percentage for all its casino games according Gaming Laboratories International’s audit report for the period of August 2012 for all its games stood at 96.96% 

Slot Games: 96%

Table Games: 97%

Video Poker: 98%

Card Games: 97%

The operator does not post the findings of the audit report on its website to corroborate the above. 

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