Betfred Bingo is a part of the massive Betfred Bookmaking and Gaming Corporation, which began as a small independent operation in 1967. If you’re curious as to the origins of the unique company name, it’s named after founder and chairman Fred Done.
Betfred now operates in over 750 shops across the U.K, with annual turnover in excess of 1.5 billion pounds. They expanded into the online realm in 2004, launching an online sports betting site. This expanded in 2005 with the addition of casino and poker sites, and the company has since added lotto, games, and mobile divisions as well their bingo site.
The Betfred Bingo software is proprietary, and quite unique from other bingo software. There is plenty of information to be looked over under multiple tabs, and the software has a nice array of options such as auto-daubing, dauber shape and color, and auto-card sorting.
The website features some nice community features, and has a very large listing of chat lingo that goes well beyond just the basics. For anyone who finds all the abbreviations used in chats daunting, this section will help you get up to speed on what the heck everyone is talking about.
Betfred Bingo has both 75 and 90 ball bingo, and both versions come with plenty of variations such as chat games, progressive jackpots, and plenty of daily and weekly specials. This is one site where you’ll need to keep tabs on the schedule to be sure you don’t miss anything.
There’s also a unique team-based offering called It’s a Knockout, which pits 16 teams of five players each against each other. Each win by any of the team’s members in any bingo game during the week rewards that team with points. The three teams with the lowest points at the end of the week are removed, until one team is left standing at the end of the five week period.
Betfred Bingo also has a selection of non-bingo games directly from their bingo software to fill in the time between bingo games. These instant casino-style games include the ever-popular keno, 6 video slots games and the video poker classic Jacks or Better.
Options for depositing and withdrawing money include Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, MoneyBookers, Delta, MyCitadel, Neteller, Fedex and bank transfers.