Two brothers made a bet that England would win the 1966 World Cup. As we all know, that year was celebratory for England, so the brothers got a sum of money which they used to fund their own bookkeeping business. That single store which they opened in 1967 became the multi-million dollar business that we all know too well from the stores that dot the country and the logo that is seen on football shirts.
How did they grow to become the company that we know? In 1997 the Done brothers bought out the bookmakers chain of Robert Walker. This brought the total tally of shops to 100. The name Betfred dates from 2004 and coincides with the appearance of Betfred.com. Today the company owns 1650 shops around the United Kingdom, after acquiring additional 322 shops which was inspired by the merger of bookmakers Coral and Ladbrokes who today own about 4000 spots.
With the advent of the internet, it didn’t take long before Betfred made their online appearance. Today they are one of the top UK online casinos with a massive presence in sports betting, table casino games, live dealer games, online slots and bingo. Their website has an abundance of gaming options and the welcome offers are hard to beat by the better share of the competitors.
This bet shoppe was the lucky one for the winner of more than one million pounds after picking the six winning horses in different races of a totescoop6. The owners of the company themselves have made some interesting bets around the Manchester United football club, and on occasions have lost high-profiled wagers with celeb businessmen. However, the Done brothers’ regard to these events has been light. Quite a lot could be inferred from their business approach with the signing of ex England and Premier League defender Stuart Pearce (until 2017) as their promoter - because, as the Done brothers said, “he is uncomplicated”.
All said thus far points to a unique company that ranks high on the list of top UK bookkeepers and online casinos. So, let’s take a look at the gaming options that are available to players from around the UK and beyond.
You will find a site dense with information just as it can be expected from a company that has books on every imaginable football league in the world, alongside official youth competitions, and plenty of other sports such as tennis, basketball, volleyball, handball, cricket, baseball, American football, hockey and so on. Then there are the racing sports which include horse and dog racing, motor sports and formula one. If you are into taking wild guesses on digital sports teams, or dogs, or horses, or tennis players for that matter, then head to the Virtual Sports section where you will find a variety of exciting games.
At any rate, the category we are most interested in are slots and bingo and of this, Betfred has lots to offer. When you go to the "Games" section on the website, you are referred to the slots section. Here you will find lots of online slots coming from some of the best developers. You will find both classics that are sought after by the players out there, as well as brand new titles. When talking numbers, there are approximately 300 titles, of which a good amount are jackpot and progressive jackpot.
What is more, a number of titles that are developed by the IGT company lead to the Trip to Vegas promotion. To become eligible for this prize all you need to do is head to the Promotion page in the player's console, play on any of the eligible slots and score an entry in the sweepstakes for every £10.00 that you wager. If selected, you and another player will head to Las Vegas. This promotion will be valid until it no longer is, in which case you will have to refer to the Promotions part of Betfred and see what else is available at the moment of reading this review.
As for the casino games Betfred have their own in-house games featuring many options that include original games and variants of baccarat, roulette, blackjack, Texas holdem, standard five-card poker, and more. Thus far the gaming offer has been stellar, but there is more that is available.
Finally, we get to the section that houses one of the most favorite games in the world of online gaming. Bingo has been around long enough to become a thing of its own with a huge army of followers that enjoy the game. What is more, bingo is not just for retirees. Online bingo has made it cool even for the younger generations to play the game, without having to go to the bingo hall risk the possibility of having to entertain your grandma’s bezzies. Those days are past gone, although we can’t help but not advocate for the young to ignore the elderly.
Once you land on the bingo page at Betfred you will be encountered by the Betfred welcome bonus. This is for new players who want to play bingo on one of the biggest online casino and bingo sites. So why not claim a rather good offer - Spend just £10 in order to claim £40 in bonuses and no less than 50 slots spins. Now this Betfair welcome bonus lets you in both on the bingo action as well as the reel action that comes with the slots.
There are plenty of bingo rooms that are offer only on Betfred. Take the Cash Cubes room for example, where you can play any day for just 50p per ticket, for a chance to win various amounts that hover below the 10 quid line. There is then extreme bingo with a 5p buy un and a £15 prize, a Lucky Numbers Bingo room with 10p buy in for a £15.55 pot and so on, until we reach the special rooms that have huge prizes and or the rooms that are reserved for specific days.
At the moment, the promoted specialty bingo room is the Roon On Monday - which is likely to continue as a bingo room considering its being so popular. At any rate, between the hours of 18:00 and a tock before midnight, you have the chance for playing for a chance to win a share of £10,000 in prize money. This takes place in the Game On Room and the price of a ticket is 5p.
There are a lot more bingo rooms to choose from. Account holders (meaning, those who’ve registered and/or claimed their welcome bonus) eventually get access to more bingo rooms with various jackpots and on specific days. There are also surprise bingo rooms that may pop up every once in a while, with sweet offers.
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