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Betfred Casino Review
Fully backed by the ubiquitous Fred Done, Betfred Casino is itself far from a new name to the market, having nine years of experience under its belt. If you have an existing account with Betfred, you can use this to access the casino site, allowing you to move money from one area to another with incredible ease. Besides casino games and its standard betting site, Betfred also offers Slots, Bingo, Lotto and Poker, giving you a wide choice.
You have the choice of downloading the full software suite, or simply playing the games in the browser. The latter option, however, rather limits your choice of game, so you're essentially forced to download the software unless you want an experience that's very much stripped down. The interface isn't the easiest we've seen. Rather than adopting the approach of Genting and others, and assigning different sections to many of the areas, Betfred makes you work through sub-menus to get to the game of your choice.
Sample Playtech's Immense Catalogue of Titles
Once you've reached the roulette section, though, it's rather like arriving in a gambling paradise. Betfred uses the excellent Playtech suite, so you get a host of the very best roulette renditions on the market. In comparison to Genting, Betfred has cut down on some of the repetition. A few of Genting's choices are missing, but the Betfred palette is still one of the richest on the market. Crisp and professional versions of roulette are available, taking in American, European and French rules. But it's the string of alternatives that pushes Playtech towards roulette nirvana. The Multi Wheel version lets you work with up to six different wheels at once, while the 3D game gives you one of the most invigorating visual experiences we've seen yet on a PC. Marvel Roulette surrounds you with the comic company's most loved characters, while dropping bonuses and other sizzling prizes in front of you.
Live Dealer roulette plunges you into the centre of a heart-pounding experience, and high video quality, a good choice of tables, and feverish chatting, merge to create an intoxicating mix. It's also nice to see Betfred working very hard on its mobile apps, and great support is offered for both Android and Apple devices. There's still a very significant difference between the mobile and the desktop versions, but nowhere are you likely to see the gap narrow more quickly than with Betfred.
The Bonus King Reigns Supreme?
Betfred likes to brand itself as 'The Bonus King', and the site isn't short of offers. The main welcome bonus gives you a 100% increase on first deposits of up to £200. The deposit plus bonus must then be turned over 20 times before the money can be released - although players in some countries, including much of Scandinavia, Belgium and the Netherlands, will have to wager up to 50 times the amount. Of more interest to high plungers will be the High Roller bonus, where a 50% increase can be gained on deposits of up to £1,000. Again, 20 times the deposit plus bonus needs to be wagered, although the smaller percentage of the bonus makes the requirements less difficult to satisfy - just as long as you have the capital.
The loyalty scheme lets regular users amass Comp Points and turn them into cash, but it's the Players Club where you'll find the best deals. This allows you to progress through different levels, gaining access to more and more prizes and secrets. From monthly 100% reload bonuses, superior cash back and faster Comp Point earning capacity, to higher table limits and tournament invites, the Players Club has plenty to interest regulars.
Being part of the highly successful Betfred stable, the Casino site keeps your money extremely safe. Payment options are impressive. Besides the usual credit and debit cards, you also get access to the fast and slick e-wallet services, Neteller and Skrill - probably the best way of dealing with gaming sites. Ukash is also available, but those who are worried about security will love the PayPal option, ensuring that none of their details are disclosed to Betfred.
Betfred harnesses the power of Playtech's wonderful games selection to produce an experience that's both rich and rewarding. This is an excellent example of exactly how to do it.