Betfred Poker is a subsidiary of Betfred. The company began life as a single betting shop opened in 1967 by Fred Done. Forty years later the company recorded a turnover in excess of £3.5billion. Betfred opened their poker room in 2005, and has seen its poker operation grow into one of the largest poker networks in the world.
New players to Betfred Poker are given a double bonus bonanza of a 250% first deposit bonus worth up to £1,200 and a free bonus package of £10. The £10 package includes three free entries into Sit & Go Tournaments and five £1 “Social League” Tokens. The Social League is a monthly tournament organised by Betfred in which players have a chance of qualifying for the £2,500 Grand Final. To benefit from all this you need to register as a new customer and can do this by clicking the link below.
The £1,200 deposit bonus is released in segments of £5 for every 500 Betfred poker “Career Points” earned. A player earns 30 Career Points for every £1 wagered on the site.
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Sadly, Betfred Poker is another poker site that ignores Mac, Linux and Android users. The software is an executable file that will only run natively on Windows.
Betfred uses the Playtech Poker software, which includes a random number generator that is regularly audited by an internationally-recognised Accredited Testing Facility. All transactions are encrypted to protect sensitive customer information.The site only offers four poker variants, which are Texas Hold ’em, Omaha, Omaha Hi-Lo and Seven-Card Stud. All flavours are available in No limit, Pot limit and Fixed limit varieties. All games are played in $s, with games available from micro stakes at $0.01/$0.02 to serious high roller stakes.
Rakes at Betfred vary but are reasonably generous. They range from $0.01 for each $0.20 in the pot up to a maximum of $1 in micro-stakes games, to $1 for each $20 in the pot up to a maximum of $5 for any game with stakes of $25/$50 and above.Scheduled tournaments and Sit & Go tournaments generally have a entry fee around 10% of the buy-in. Betfred allows multiple entries into some Multi Table Tournaments, and re-buy-ins once you are knocked out in others.
Signing up requires the usual name, address, date of birth, contact phone number and valid email address. You can choose your chosen account currency, username and password. Signing into the site is done via username and password. The site operates a typical loyalty scheme in which players are awarded 30 “Store Points” for every £1 they spend. Store points can be exchanged for cash, bonus cash or tournament tokens, or for entry into freeroll tournaments.
Betfred runs continual promotions and special events. The Social Leagues are a real bonus as you can see how you shape up against countless other poker players across the UK and chase the chance to win the £2,500 maximum prize.
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On the surface, Betfred poker is pretty much a run-of-the-mill poker site with limited games. However, delve deeper and you’ll find a lot of thought has gone into the social side of the site, with social leagues and plenty of competitive tournaments. Download the software here and give it a try.