Another significant English bookmaker, would be Betfred, founded in 1967 by Fred and Peter Done, with one betting shop in Ordsall and 50 years later they managed to rise up to 1350 betting shops and over 10.000 employees all over the world and when you think that all started with the most part of the capital brought by Done, that had placed a bet on England, the winner of the Worlds Cup that year.
It`s been said and the experienced bettors know that Betfred have great bonuses and promotions that attracts customers and they also tend to keep them. Are also making a good use of the social media marketing on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, Google Plus and Twitter, because that is the future and they know it, in fact they were awarded “Best Innovation in Social Marketing Award” at E-Gaming Review's Operator Innovation Awards back in 2013.
Much like Paddy Power, Betfred aimed to please the customers to offer them something different that the rest of the already existing bookmakers, so they indeed offer a tone of bonuses, every time you log in, after you have signed up already, they continue to keep you up to date with all promotions available.
As for charity and partnerships, we can mention the sponsorship for Owlerton Stadium, Nottingham and Kinsley Greyhound Stadium, as well the partnership they`ve announced in 2014 with the “Snooker`s World Championship”, that changed name to Betfred World Snooker Championship, a wonderful thing for Betfred publicity, considering that offer 300 million people watch this event, all around the world.
Betfred is licensed in Gibraltar and regulated by the Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner as well as the UK Gaming Commission, but you`d be amazed to see in how many countries Betfred is illegal, therefore countries like USA, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Japan and the list goes on. Instead, it`s legal in Argentina, Costa Rica, Croatia, Sri Lanka, Finland, Hong Kong, India, Republic of Ireland, Jamaica, Mexico, UK, and Sweeden.
The fact that Betfred are regulated by two government organizations means that Betfred is obliged to, ensure all gambling on their website is fair and impartiality is applied, ensure that only persons over the legal age of 18 are gambling or betting on their websites and provide assistance to anyone who needs it in their gambling or betting experience with Betfred.
Customer Support, as we can imagine is very well structured and users can access their services on e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, via telephone at 0800 028 77 47 for UK customers and +44 0 01925 907 500. As well as the Live Help section available 24/7 and the FAQ Section for the users who prefer it.
Payment options for deposits/withdrawals, the customer may use: Visa/Visa electron, Mastercard, Maestro credit/debit cards, Laser, Neteller, Moneybookers, PayPal, Switch, which gives you instant access and Bank Wire with a time frame of 3-10 days, Cheque also 5-28 days before the customer can withdraw and also Betfred Shops. Minimum deposits are £5.00 for UK-€7.20 for Europe, and for eWallets £5.00-€10.00 for Europe.
The deposits with your debit or credit card are free of charge, normally, but please be aware that some credit card issuers may charge a fee for using the card for gaming purposes. They allow one free deposit per day with Neteller and Moneybookers. Additional transactions may be charged different.
Wide range of sports but most of the attention is on football and horse racing, because hey, it`s national! With horse races is how it all started. But of course, they are covering all of the sports you can iamgine, like American Football, Basketball, Boxing, UFC, Cricket, Cycling, Darts, Entertainment, Football, Futsal, Galeic Games, Golf, Greyhounds, Handball, Horse Racing, Tote, Ice Hockey, Motor Racing (F1, Nascar and Word Rally Championship), Motorcycling, Politics, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Snooker, Tennis and Volleyball and the list could continue.
Live streaming, in-play betting, pre match betting it all makes it a great experience, pretty fun to have while watching and listening to your favourite sport events and engaging in placing you`re money on the one team or one player you really believe in. The mobile application makes it possible for Betfreds customers anytime and everywhere, al day long, you don`t have to rush on getting to the shop or whatever.You just enjoy the services!
The bonuses are pretty attractive and are many, but we`re talking about the one that everyone receives once they make an account on Betfreds official platform. So, it`s called “Bet £10 Get £60” and it means that you have to bet £10 in order to get £60 in free bets, with a first bet minimum odds of 2.0. You have to be carefull to make you bet within 60 days after you have registered your account.
They are also known for offering great prizes like tickets or free passing at great sports events that take place all around UK, like British Grand Prix, US Open and stuff like that, really kneat! Then theres the opportunity to win that weekend for two in Dublin if you play the Irish Lotto on their betting website.
See? What we were saying in the first place, Betfred really focused it`s energy on finding the best marketing strategies, not only to attract new customers but keep the old ones and they did a pretty good job as we can all see.