- Customer Service
- Poker Tracker Compatibility
- Ability to Multitable
- Multiple Accounts
- Tournaments with Overlays
BetFred Poker SoftwareBetFred uses the iPoker Network software which was designed and is maintained by Playtech.
BetFred Poker's main menus are fully-functional with many state-of-the-art features built in. Navigation is relatively easy. The main table and tournament menus are easy to use, and employ the industry standard Players-seeing flop percentages, average pot-size and hand per hour functions which allow players to choose the table that suits their playstyle.. As part of the BetFred sportsbook and casino, cashiering occurs in the sportsbook and chips are then bought from money deposited by the player into the sportsbook.
BetFred Poker features a red-toned felt table with BetFred logo red and blue backed cards. The background is silver barstool-type chairs upon a blue/red carpet on a gray floor. The graphics, themselves are somewhat easy on the eyes, but the avatars are a bit busy. There is, however, a feature that turns off the avatars and allows players to play without them. There is also dealer's voice which can be toggled on or off. BetFred Poker does not offer a four-color deck.
The only problems with the software are miniscule. First, players cannot add chips to their stacks while they still have cards. Hand histories are saved as XML files rather than textfiles, which makes reviewing hand histories extremely difficult. BetFred Poker has one of the worst note-taking functions in online poker. The size of the notepad is miniscule, and the function has no word-wrap capability. Finally, any action click is registered immediately. Players cannot click the button and drag-off the button if they change their minds.
Tables cannot be re-sized, except for a mini-table view which cannot be re-sized.
BetFred Poker TrafficBetFred Poker has decent traffic throughout the week with very nice numbers on the weekend. Average weekly traffic is in the 20,000-30,000 player range with traffic getting as high as 35-40,000 during the weekends. ITH will be updating the traffic numbers in BetFred's chart as often as possible.
BetFred Poker GamesBetFred Poker has a variety of games available to it's players.
The most played game at BetFred Poker is, of course, Texas Holdem. Stakes for fixed limit range from micro-limit $0.02/$0.04 to high limit $300/$600. At NL, buy-ins range from NL2 to NL40,000. Players and tables can be found at both FL and NL at most limits and buy-ins. These tables run the gamut of heads-up to 10-man full ring. PL Holdem can be found at the lower buy-ins although they do spread games as low as PL4 and as high as PL10,000.
BetFred Poker has Omaha High and Omaha High/Low in both fixed limit and pot limit venues. Although the games are spread from micro buy-ins to high buy-ins for fixed limit, the traffic is actually all at the pot limit tables. PL Omaha High is spread from PL2 to PL20,000 with the majority of traffic in the PL2 to PL100. PL Omaha High/Low split has games ranging from PL2 to PL10,000. Most of the traffic in PL Omaha High/Low mirrors that of High-only, usually at PL100 or lower.
BetFred offers 7-Card Stud and 5-Card Stud in their fixed limit high only formats, but the traffic is usually on found at 7-Stud $3/$6 or lower with the games spread out from $3/$6 to $0.05/$0.10.
SnGs run from $0.10+$0.01 to $5,000+$200. Players can find Heads-Up, 6-Max, full table and 100-player SnGs around the clock. BetFred hosts their Jackpot SnGs where players can earn massive prizes by finishing 1st or 2nd in 4 or more consecutively.
BetFred has over $10,000,000 in guaranteed prizepools every week. Players can find tournaments ranging from no-cost freerolls to the $500+$30 $40,000 Guarantee High Roller Monday. The big one is the Sunday $250,000 Guarantee with a $300+$20 buy-in. Satellites to their tournaments, big or small, as well as to live poker events like the World Poker Tour, European Poker Tour and the World Series of Poker are offered throughout the year. BetFred is also home to the European Championships of Online Poker.
BetFred Poker PromotionsPlayers who sign up with BetFred Poker through one of ITH's links or banners are entitled to an initial 100% up to $600 bonus. There is no deposit code necessary. Bonuses release in $10 increments every time the player earns 500 VIP Club Points [VCPs]. This bonus will expire 3 months after the initial deposit date.
$250,000 Sunday Guarantee
$250,000 Weekly Guaranteed Prize Tournament Sundays at 7:00PM GMT. Direct buy-in is $300+$20.
Satellites and sub-qualifiers for as low as $4+$0.40 are available every day.
European Championship of Online Poker V
The European Championships of Online Poker Series is back and it's bigger than ever with over $4,550,000 guaranteed.
ECOOP V consists of 14 tournaments which will run over a two week period starting on the 23rd November 2009. Each individual tournament has its own buy-in amount, guaranteed prizepool and with a wide variety of games including No Limit, Limit and Omaha, there is something for everyone.
Satellites commence on the 21st September 2009.
Sign up now and begin your journey to becoming the next Betfred Poker ECOOP Champion.
Irish Poker Open 2010
BetFred Poker will run a super satellite promotion to the Irish Open, 2010. The event will be held at the Burlington Hotel in Dublin, April 1st - April 5th, 2010.
The Irish Poker Open is the longest running No Limit Texas Hold'em poker tournament in Europe and second longest in the world after the World Series of Poker and is traditionally held over Easter weekend each year in Dublin, a city renowned for a welcoming and friendly atmosphere.
Total Package Value - $7,200 (Euro4,800). The Package includes:
Weekly Super Satellites, Sundays at 7:30PM, Buy-In is $250+$18 Freezeout.
Minimum number of players in the super satellites is 25.
Satellites are running every day from as low as $0.33+$0.03.
BetFred Poker also offers Jackpot SnGs. These events reward players who can consistently win or place in them with huge cash jackpots.
Fort Knox Jackpot SnG
Any player who win six consecutive $50+$9 Fort Knox 6-Max Jackpot SnGs wins a $50,000 Jackpot prize, in addition to the 1st place payout of each SnG. Players who come in first or second in six consecutive Fort Knox Jackpot SNGs will receive $750.
Rio Jackpot SnG
Any player who win six consecutive $20+$3.50 Rio 6-Max Jackpot SnGs wins a $25,000 Jackpot prize, in addition to the 1st place payout of each SnG. Players who come in first or second in six consecutive Rio Jackpot SNGs will receive $300.
Maui Jackpot SnG
Any player who win five consecutive $5+$1 Maui Jackpot SnGs wins a $15,000 Jackpot prize, in addition to the 1st place payout of each SnG. Players who come in first or second in five consecutive Maui Jackpot SNGs will receive $200.
Dirty Dozen Jackpot SnG
This Jackpot SnG is actually a two-table 6-man SnG. Any player who wins four consecutive $2+$0.40 Dirty Dozen Jackpot SnGs wins a $2,000 Jackpot prize, in addition to the 1st place payout of each SnG.
$75 Refer a Friend Bonus
Upon receiving an invitational email, your friend simply needs to create a new poker account. In order for BetFred Poker to track the new account, your friend must use the same email address that you provided when registering their account.
As soon as your friend creates his or her account, you should email BetFred Poker at email@example.com to claim the 'Refer-A-Friend' Bonus. Upon verification your account will be credited with $50 Bonus Dollars and your friend will be awarded $25 Bonus Dollars which will be released into your accounts as a cash sum at a rate of $10 for every 500 BetFred Loyalty Points earned at real money tables.
BetFred Poker StabilityIn 1967, brothers Fred and Peter Done established their first betting shop in Salford, UK and from these humble beginnings has grown the betting empire known as Betfred. The Betfred brand is now recognized as the world's biggest independent bookmaker with over 750 shops in the UK, as well as an established online betting and gaming business. Betfred are also the official in-stadium* and online gaming partner for Wembley Stadium and Manchester United.
BetFred customer service is quick and reliable. Cashout speeds for NETeller is industry standard. BetFred is licensed by the Government of Gibraltar.
BetFred Poker SecurityData and Systems security is very important for the operation of BetFred.com. BetFred employs advanced security systems to protect all of your personal and financial information prior to transmission, across their distribution channels, to ensure it is not accessible to anyone but BetfFed.com. The site uses Secure Socket layer (SSL) technology, certified by the leading security organisation, Verisign. It is implemented to encrypt all confidential data, which is managed by infrastructure, installed behind secure firewall technologies.
BetFred Poker Customer ServiceBetFred has very good customer service with email responses taking only a few hours. They have telephone customer service, snail mail customer and a live chat customer support built into the client software. Players will get understandable, easy to read replies and the customer service department is very knowledgeable in their replies. Cashouts can take up to 48 hours for processing for non-eWallet type transactions but NETeller and Moneybookers are usually handles within a few hours.
BetFred Poker Poker Tracker CompatibilityBetFred Poker is compatible with both Texas Holdem versions 2 and 3 in both ring games and tournaments. Players can also get complete compatibility with Omaha for cash and tournament play. In Stud, only cash games are compatible at this time.
Ability to Multitable at BetFred PokerPlayers may play a maximum of sixteen  tables simultaneously at BetFred Poker.
Multiple BetFred Poker Accounts per HouseholdMultiple household accounts are allowed at BetFred Poker only by first gaining authorization by the customer service department at BetFred Poker. Players allowed multiple household accounts are not allowed to play at the same cash game tables, nor in the same tournaments. Also, only the original account can gain access to the initial deposit bonus and subsequent reloads.
BetFred Poker Tournaments with OverlaysA tournament overlay is the result of guaranteed prize money that is not offset by the participant's buy-ins. As such, all freerolls and FPP freerolls always offer an overlay.
BetFred Poker runs over $10,000,000 in Guaranteed Prizepools every week. With all of these guarantees, the opportunity for overlays are certainly possible, but BetFred tournaments are so well trafficked, that the reality is that very few BetFred tournaments actually show overlays. The are, however, exceptions. Occasionally the $250,000 Guarantee on Sundays show an overlay as do some non-Holdem tournaments.