Press Release

4 01, 2017

Betfred To Sponsor Crolla-Linares Rematch At Manchester Arena

Anthony Crolla will meet Jorge Linares in a rematch for the WBA, WBC Diamond and Ring magazine World Lightweight titles at the Manchester Arena on March 25th, live on Sky Sports and sponsored by bookie Betfred.

Crolla and Linares met in the same venue for the belts in September with the Venezuelan coming out on top in an enthralling contest, ending the brilliant winning run of Manchester hero ‘Million Dollar’ who claimed the title with a stoppage win over Darleys Perez in November 2015 before destroying dangerous Ismael Barroso in May.

The 30 year old from Moston is delighted to get a second crack at the classy Linares, and believes he’s better placed to regain his title following their first meeting.

“There had been lots of talk on the rematch since the first fight with Jorge so I’m delighted to finally get […]

26 12, 2016

No Vacation For Scoop6 Punters

A 33/1 success for Colin Tizzard’s Royal Vacation in an eventful Kauto Star Novices Chase at Kempton saw the Scoop6 rollover after just four legs.

A win fund of £387,618 and a bonus fund of £105,034 was up for grabs on a special Boxing Day edition of the popular pool bet.

Earlier on in the afternoon a 12/1 success for Little Bruce, a 7/2 win for the well supported Poker School and a bloodless victory for Definitely Red at 9/2 meant 166 tickets remained at the halfway stage but none had covered the Paddy Brennan ridden 6yo in the Grade One race, perhaps surprisingly considering the yards fine form this season, which means an estimated £750,000 could be up for grabs on New Year’s Day where the ITV camera’s will be showing action from Cheltenham & Musselburgh.

Totepool spokesman Matt Hulmes said […]

23 12, 2016

Boxing Day Bonanza With £500,000 Scoop6

The totescoop6 will be in operation on Boxing Day and a single winner could unwrap a late Christmas present worth £500,000.
The bet was not won last Saturday, giving a rollover of £302,483 in the win fund and £74,629 in the bonus fund.

The bet features three races from Kempton’s King George VI card and these are accompanied by a trio of contests from Wetherby.  Three legs of the bet will be shown live on Channel 4.

An extra bonus of £100,000 is also up for grabs courtesy of Betfred boss Fred Done for a single Scoop6 winner from one of the following qualifying channels – Betfred shops, online and mobile, or mobile, and the racecourse with totepool.

 totepool spokesman Andrew Griffiths said: “You don’t need to be one of the three wise men to figure out there’s some cracking value to […]

17 12, 2016

Encore brings curtain down on Scoop6 hopes

The enigmatic Regal Encore triggered a totescoop6 rollover at Ascot this afternoon after he knocked out the 48 tickets still chasing the prize in the fifth leg at odds of 20/1.

The earlier damage had been done by Gino Trail (13/2), Poker School (8/1), Unowhatimeanharry (6/5F) and Yala Enki (3/1F) to send a win pool of £302,483 rolling over to Boxing Day.

The bonus fund was not in play and will kick off with £74,629 in the kitty when the pools reopen after Christmas.

totepool spokesman Andrew Griffiths said: “Regal Encore was a showstopper for all the wrong reasons at Ascot but a potential £500,000 Scoop6 could really get the party started on Boxing Day.”

A total of £145,938 was invested into this afternoon’s pools and there were 160 winners of the £159.60 place dividend.

totescoop6 dividends – 17/12/2016

Win: Not won

Place: £159.60 – 160 […]

22 11, 2016

Betfred Manager Mabbett Wins Prestigious Industry Award

Robert Mabbett made history by becoming the first ever Betfred winner of the Racing Post/SIS betting shop manager of the year award!

The 37 year old, who has only been in the industry five years has always put the customer first – and has made great efforts to ensure his Welton Road shop in Brough, East Yorkshire is at the centre of the community.

He impressed judges after taking part in a cyclathon to raise money for the mental health charity Mind and helped raise £120 for MacMillan with a coffee morning supported by regulars at his busy shop.

Already crowned regional champion on the north-east, father of two Mabbett was put forward into the final eight candidates for his outstanding efforts.

He was announced as the national champion at a glitzy award ceremony at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel in London.

After receiving […]

11 11, 2016

Betfred Reach Agreement To Buy 322 Shops From Ladbrokes/Coral As Part Of Their Merger

Betfred has successfully acquired 322 shops from Ladbrokes and Gala Coral as part of their merger.

Ladbrokes and Gala Coral had to off load these shops to allay competition concerns.

Betfred boss Fred Done said: “I am delighted to have an agreement in place to buy 322 shops from Ladbrokes/Coral.

“It shows that even in this digital age I still believe in Britain’s betting shops and I want to invest in our high streets.

“I started with just one shop in 1967 with an emphasis on customer service and the best offers on the high street, this ethos will now be extended to even more betting shops and takes my estate to just under 1700 premises.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in this deal.”

Betfred boss Fred Done said: “I am delighted to have an agreement in place to […]

14 10, 2016

Betfred Announced As New Title Sponsor For Super League

Super League is delighted to announce that UK based bookmakers Betfred will become the title partner of Rugby League’s elite club competition, the Betfred Super League, for the next three years.
Since brothers Fred and Peter Done opened their first store in Salford in 1967, Betfred has grown to become the world’s largest independent bookmaker, with over 1,300 stores nationwide and Head Offices in Birchwood, Warrington.
The company will have naming rights to the Betfred Super League in their 50th year of trading and will be showcased at grounds across the country in front of more than two million spectators each year. The brand will also benefit from featuring across TV and radio through Super League partners Sky Sports, BBC TV, BBC 5Live Radio and talkSPORT.

Following the announcement of the partnership, Super League Chief Executive Nigel Wood, said: “Betfred is a well-recognised household name and I am delighted to welcome them […]

24 08, 2016

Betfred Back Crolla-Linares World Title Blockbuster

Betting giants Betfred are the title sponsors of the World Lightweight unification blockbuster between Anthony Crolla and Jorge Linares at the Manchester Arena on September 24, live on Sky Sports.

Manchester hero Crolla puts his WBA strap on the line as he seeks to continue his fairytale rise at the scene of his outstanding World title wins over Darleys Perez and Ismael Barroso, and now faces yet another huge night on his home patch against the three-weight World champion from Venezuela.

Linares puts his WBC Diamond belt on the line having defended it three times inside the distance, including his epic battle in London with Kevin “Mighty” Mitchell last May, climbing off the canvas to stop the hometown favourite in the tenth round of an epic contest that received acclaim as a 2015 Fight of the Year candidate.

The vacant Ring Magazine […]

1 07, 2016

Betfred Annouces Multi-Year Partnership With Sky

Betfred and Sky have agreed a multi-year deal to roll out Sky Sports across all 1,360 UK high-street shops, meaning Betfred customers can bet on the best live sporting action as it happens.

The complete Sky Sports portfolio of all seven Sky Sports channels including Sky Sports News HQ and Eurosport, will be available in Betfred shops from 1 July.

Betfred will distribute Sky Sports content across its entire estate of shops via the Betfred TV channel. The service will launch in store in time for the new football season when Sky Sports will show 126 live Premier League games including the brand new Friday night slot, alongside exclusive live coverage of the English Football League and EFL Cup, La Liga, SPFL and Scottish Cup including exclusive coverage of Celtic v Rangers clashes.

Alongside top football, Sky Sports also offers all four […]

11 05, 2016

Betfred Backs Scottish League Cup

The SPFL has today confirmed that blue-chip UK bookmaking company Betfred has agreed a three-year deal to become the exclusive title sponsor of the Scottish League Cup; The Betfred Cup.

The agreement represents another significant investment into Scottish football with Betfred assuming its rights ahead of the start of the 2016/17 competition this July, which involves an exciting new format and up to 13 matches shown live on BT Sport.

Betfred, established in 1967 but which has since grown to a 1,400 betting shop and vast online business, has a strong pedigree of sporting sponsorships including existing agreements with the World Snooker Championship and a number of UK racecourses.

SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster said: “On behalf of the SPFL I’d like to offer a very warm welcome to everyone at Betfred as new title sponsors of The Betfred Cup and the […]