Betfred Poker Sign-up Bonus
100% up to $400
More Details: 100% up to £250/€300/$400 sign-up bonus. Players are also eligible for BetFred's £10 FREE offer upon registration, in addition to our bonus offer. Players must use Promotional Code PBFRED upon initial registration. Must earn 250/200/167 Career points for each £2.50/€2.5/$2.5 in bonus money. Bonus expires after 60 days.
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 Winner.com Poker, and Titan Poker.
PokerBonuses offers a bonus of 100% up to £250/€300/$400 upon first deposit. Must use Promotional Code "PBFRED" upon initial registration.
To clear the bonus you need to earn 250/200/167 Career points which will release £2.50/€2.50/$2.50 of bonus, depending on which currency you are playing (in essence the clearance rate is always the same based on currency conversion rates at the time).
Career Points are earned at the following rates:
Career Points Earned
$1 fees or rake
€1 fees or rake
£1 fees or rake
In other words, for each 100/80/64 Career points earned, you will receive £1/€1/$1.
FREE £10 + 16 Poker Tournaments for all new players
In addition to the 100% up to £250/€300/$400 first deposit offer, Betfred Poker are giving all of our new players £10 completely free!
The £10 simply consists of:
- 2 x £3.50 Win Big Tournaments (run every day at 13:05, 18:20, 20:00, 21:30 and 22:35).
- £3 free for high speed poker!
Not only that, enjoy 16 poker tournaments for FREE:
- New Player Daily Giveaway at 19.30
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!
Betfred Poker does not accept players from the USA.
Players may have accounts at all iPoker Network skins.
£250 Weekly New Depositor Tournament
Every Sunday at 19:30 local time there is a poker tournament just for new depositors. It is free to enter and has £250 guaranteed in prize money. With your first deposit you will receive 3 Weekly New Depositor tokens to enter these tournaments.
Rewards differentiate depending on what stage of your career you have reached.
Value points determine cash awards and rewards. Like Career Points they are earned as you play and depending on how far you have progressed in your career you can earn a boost multiplier on your Value Points. For example if you have reached Monte Carlo, for every Career Point you earn you will earn 1.4 Value Points. The boosts are allocated as follows:
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Points Cash Out
You have the option to exchange your Value Points into cash. There are 13 options to exchange, the more points you accumulate, the better value you get.
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