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Betfred Poker Sign-up Bonus
250% up to £1200/€1,500
Bonus Code: PBFRED
Features: 250% up to £1200/€1500 when using our exclusive bonus code PBFRED on your first deposit. Players also receive £10 free as part of their welcome package. Bonus is earned at a rate of £1 for every 150 VIP Points or €1 for every 120 VIP Points. Bonus is released in increments of £5 for every 750 VIP points or €5 for each 600 VIP Points. Bonus expires after 3 months.
Betfred is the world's largest independent bookmakers and the official bookmakers and gaming partner for Wembley Stadium and Manchester United. Betfred was established in 1967 by brothers Fred and Peter Done, and Fred is the one whose picture you see all over the website and the poker software. Betfred Poker was launched in 2005 as part of the iPoker network, Europe’s biggest poker network.
Betfred Poker and the iPoker Network continue to improve the poker bonuses and other promotions. When looking for a poker bonus that fits you as a player, look no further than Betfred Poker. Betfred offers an excellent poker bonus for all players. You can also find other great bonuses in iPoker sites such as Ladbrokes Poker.
PokerBonuses offers a bonus of 250% up to £1200/€1500 upon first deposit. You must use our exclusive Promotional Code "PBFRED" upon initial registration.
To clear the bonus you need to earn 750/600 VIP Points which will release £5/€5 of bonus, depending on which currency you are playing (so the clearance rate is always the same based on currency conversion rates at the time).
VIP Points are earned at the following rates:
VIP Points Earned
$1 fees or rake
€1 fees or rake
£1 fees or rake
Get £10 Free at Betfred Poker
All new players are eligible fro Betfred Poker's new £10 free offer as long as you have never made a deposit.
The £10 free consists of 3 different items which will be released into your account once you make a minimum deposit of £5:
- 1 x €5 Twister Token
- 2 x €1 Twister Tokens
- £5 Poker Side Games Bonus
Betfred Poker does not allow American, Australian, Austrian, Belgian, Bulgarian, Canadian, Chinese, Czech, Danish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Israeli, Italian, Japanese, Kyrgyz, Latvian, Montenegrin, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Singaporean, Slovakian, South African, Spanish, Turkish, or Ukrainian players.
Players may have accounts at all iPoker Network skins.
Betfred Poker offers quite a few options for player support. There is access to live chat support in the software, and the Support staff is polite and helpful. You can also contact Betfred Poker via email, toll-free from the UK, not-toll-free from the rest of the world, and fax. Email support responded in half an hour, and their answer was accurate.
Betfred Poker offers the most traditional of poker games: Hold’em, Omaha Hi and Hi/Lo, 7-Card Stud and 5-Card Stud.
There are also beginners’ tables for Hold’em and Omaha High, with stakes from $0.01/$0.02 to $0.50/$1 and lots of practice going on at all times. Waiting lists are long for these tables, so try to catch them off European peak times.
An interesting innovation is the idea of No Disconnection Protection tables, ideal for those with good connections who do not want the All-in protection used against them. These are available for Hold’em, both Omaha Hi and Hi/Lo and 5-Card Stud.
Betfred Poker has plenty of tournaments to choose from, and their Sit & Go offer is particularly attractive. Single-table Sit & Go have 5, 6 or 10 seats, and there are also 2- and 3-table Sit & Gos. Most Sit & Gos are Hold’em Limit, but there are also some in Pot Limit and Limit, as well as Omaha Hi and Hi/Lo in Pot Limit and Limit. Buy-ins range between $0.10 and $1000, so you can definitely find one at the stakes you like. There are also plenty of freerolls, which can be entered for a certain amount of BP (Betfred Poker loyalty points). Standard time between blind raises is 10 minutes, but Betfred Poker also offers Turbo tourneys (4 minutes) and Superturbo tourneys (1 minute).
A very exciting special Sit & Go are the 6, 10 and 12-seat Jackpot Sit & Gos, where you can get an attractive jackpot if you win several of them in a row. For example, Betfred Poker will pay $2,000 to the winner of four consecutive ‘Dirty Dozen Jackpot Sit N Gos’, which have a $2 Buy-In.
Betfred Poker also offers plenty of scheduled tourneys, freerolls, satellites and guaranteeds with buy-ins between $0.50 and $440. Most tourneys are No Limit Hold’em, with some Pot Limit Omaha and Omaha Hi/Lo as well. Standard time between blind raises is 10 minutes, with 4 minutes for Turbo and 1 minute for Superturbo tourneys; and there are also “speed” tourneys where the decision time is shorter for faster-paced action. There are several beginners’ tourneys a day, where a skilled new player could win $50 or $100 for free.
Betfred Poker's main lobby is average and functional. It has a standard distribution: the games are listed on the left and the full table list in the middle, including name, type, stakes, players, average pot, players to see flop, hands per hour and players waiting. There is a very useful filter, which shows you only what you want by game, limit, stakes, seats, full status, and access (open, restricted, beginners). There is also a quick search tool for ring tables and tournaments.
The site features avatars, fortunately you can turn their voices off if you want. Dealing is fast, the sounds are discreet and appropriate, and checking and folding are silent if you turn the dealer's voice off. A round clock shows the remaining decision time for every player, and the pot size is always on display. You can choose to see your hand value or disable this option. The chat window has several options, but chat can only be used by the players in the game – observers cannot join in.
Betfred Poker has superb multitabling options, with a limit of 16 tables you can play at one time and an option for a reduced display so you can see 4 tables at once. Statistics and hand history are available for the table you are playing, and you can access your entire game history using the “My Account” button. There is also an option to display the hand history locally. You can add player notes, mute a player or add them to your buddy list by clicking on their avatar. Betfred Poker also offers a Find Player feature, so you can locate your favorite fish.
Betfred Poker uses Playtech software, with sophisticated analysis tools to detect collusion and a hi-tech random number generator to ensure fair shuffling at all times. They also use a high-quality encryption system to protect financial data. The Betfred Poker software facilitates customization at the tables. Their abundance of options for table viewing is a plus. And as an exotic extra, Betfred Poker accepts deposits in 16 different currencies!