As companies go, Betfred has been around since 1967. It was at this time that Fred and Peter Done set up a betting shop in Ordsall, Salford, and since that time the business has expanded above and beyond. I bet they didn’t think that Betfred Poker would be around all these years later.
Now, there are more than 1,350 betting shops on the high streets of the United Kingdom, all of which bear the Betfred name.
The Betfred poker options from this platform were introduced to the world from 2004, and much like the company itself, have grown in popularity ever since. Their offerings have even being spread across to mobile devices, proving that not only can they cater to and attract computer-based players, but those who also enjoy gaming on the go.
Betfred Poker and their Visual Appeal
The website of this platform is very finely designed, providing obvious playing card imagery and everything relative to poker.
The homepage looks fairly busy upon first glance, with scrolling backgrounds not really providing much of a stable structure to the whole look. However, gamers are able to utilise the site links via the navigation bar across the top to get to the various different company gaming sites, such as the sports betting, casino or bingo options.
The poker lobby is a fairly standard affair although nicely done but the poker tables themselves are first class, visually stunning but simple making playing on them easy and relaxing whilst retaining a level of professionalism.
The poker navigation bar provides its own links to the different sections of the site, including the ability to download the software, view the upcoming tournaments, and check out the promotions that are on offer.
Choice of Games
The Betfred Poker site has various different poker leagues which can be joined, with one available per day of the week. These run from the ‘Golden Goal League’ on Monday through to the ‘Megastack League’ on Sunday, and each of the leagues have different buy in rates and starting times. There’s also a ‘£2.5K Super League’ as well.
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In addition to this, the company provides skin specific games, which include titles such as the ‘Pub Poker League’ and ‘Betfred Poker Nights’.
The latter of these involves a different game every single night, with options ranging from the Tuesday £5 Omaha game with its £50 guaranteed winnings, to the Friday ‘Fight Night’, offering an £11 freeze-out with half the buy in going as a bounty on each of the other players. A cheap alternative which is offered to their pub league players when playing online is the nightly £1 league.