Betfred Colorado operates a retail sportsbook at Saratoga Casino Black Hawk and offers statewide mobile betting for customers located within state lines. The Betfred Group comes to Colorado from the UK where it has operated since 1967, bringing with it no shortage of industry experience.
The Betfred name is not yet widely recognized in Colorado, but that will be changing in the near future as the group recently became an official sponsor of the Denver Broncos through a deal that includes media marketing and in-stadium signage.
Betfred USA Sports CEO Bryan Bennet acknowledged in an interview with SBC Americas that Betfred lacks name recognition right now but is focused on changing that in a big way:
“For us, Betfred is a known entity in the UK, having been around for 50-plus years. But here in the US, we are very much an unknown entity. We recognize that we’re a new brand in the US, and so we are taking big bold steps to address that. The Broncos are the premier sports franchise in Colorado…”
In short, expect to see a whole lot more from Betfred USA in the near future.
In the meantime, read on for a full Betfred Colorado review for more information about what this company offers, how the mobile app performs and more.
- Visit Betfred online at: co.betfredsports.com
- Mobile apps available for: iOS and Android
- Colorado licensing status: Approved
- Can I bet on Colorado college games at Betfred? Yes. Colorado law permits mobile sportsbooks to accept wagers on pro and college games alike.
- Who’s allowed to bet online with Betfred? Bettors must be 21 or older and located within the US to sign up for an account, and located within state lines to place wagers.
- Land-based casino partner: Saratoga Casino Black Hawk
Betfred Colorado Bonuses and Promotions
Betfred Sportsbook offers a risk-free first bet worth up to $500 as a welcome bonus to all new Colorado customers.
New users can claim this bonus by signing up for an account and placing a first wager of $10 or more. If the first bet loses, Betfred will refund it with free bets of equal value, for up to $500 back.
This bonus comes with no wagering requirements, making it one of the better deals in the Colorado market. Free bets cannot be withdrawn but may be used freely to place wagers and win withdrawable money. All free bets must be used within seven days of receipt.
Sports Covered by Betfred
Betfred covers an extensive list of sports that includes all the big US professional leagues, college ball and many international leagues. Colorado regulations similarly allow licensed sportsbooks to cover a large number of sports, so Betfred CO suffers no lack of options to offer customers.
Currently, Betfred CO offers wagers on the following leagues, depending on the season:
- Aussie Rules
- Field Hockey
- Gaelic Games
- Motor Sports
- Olympic Games
- Table Tennis
- Winter Sports
Betfred CO Mobile App
Betfred Sportsbook launched in Colorado with mobile apps ready to go for iOS and Android devices in addition to a mobile-friendly website. New customers can visit Betfred.com for official download links or search for it by name in the App Store for iOS devices. Android users must visit the Betfred website to download the app directly.
The Betfred mobile app makes use of a standard layout largely similar to other mobile sportsbooks. Upon opening the Betfred app, users are presented with a list of sports, upcoming games and more options sorted by league.
Users may also use simple navigation menus to see current in-play betting events, adjust their account settings and make deposits. Overall, everything is organized in a manner that makes sense. The one annoyance we noticed with the app is it tends to log out users quickly if no activity is detected but does not offer a smple touch ID login, forcing users to frequently log back in manually.
In-Play Betting Interface
We expect Betfred Colorado will be competitive in the in-play betting realm as its international website keeps a busy calendar of events. On any given day, users can log in to find 50 or more events scheduled for that one day alone and each with dozens of betting markets whose odds are updated in real time as the game progresses.
The in-play betting interface features live updates on a variety of stats plus virtual “streams” that depict the action unfolding from start to end. Betfred CO does not yet offer live streaming video, but the company does offer live streaming in other markets and could very well bring similar capabilities to Colorado in due time.
Market depth for in-play betting events is a little below average. Customers can place wagers on dozens of markets during any given game, but a large majority of the options are alternative point spreads related to the outcome of the game. Shorter-term in-play wagers such as the outcome of the next at-bat in baseball are nowhere to be found yet.
Customer support at Befred is provided via phone and e-mail. A quick call to customer support indicated the support reps are locals, or at least based in the USA. Unlike some sportsbooks, Betfred does not hide its contact methods behind layers of pages – a help number or e-mail address is never more than a tap or two away.
Betfred launched in Colorado with a short list of deposit methods but will likely add more over time. CO Sports Betting Rule 7 affords operators free reign to accept deposits through all major payment providers.
- Pay+ Prepaid Card: The Pay+ prepaid card facilitates instant online deposits via Mastercard and Visa. Additionally, users receive a physical prepaid card tied to their account for quick access to funds via ATM and to make purchases wherever Discover is accepted.
- PayNearMe: All CO betting sites launched to date accept cash payments via PayNearMe. Bettors simply choose this method from the cashier, print out a pay slip and then bring that pay slip to a nearby cashiering location (usually a nearby 7-Eleven) to pay with cash.
CO Sports Betting Rule 9 mandates that all licensed sportsbooks promote responsible gambling in their advertising efforts, promotions and notifications (informing customers where to find help). Each sportsbook is also required to maintain a self-exclusion program that allows customers to restrict themselves from patronizing that particular sportsbook.
Betfred comes to Colorado with prior experience in highly regulated markets and should have no issues with responsible gambling rules going forward. Customers may also log in to their accounts to set a deposit limit, take a timeout, self-exclude and to activate reality check alerts that send notifications after being logged in for a predetermined length of time.
Betfred Sportsbook at Saratoga Casino Black Hawk
Betfred made its first inroads into the US market with the launch of its retail sportsbook at Saratoga Casino Black Hawk in June 2020.
The 1400 square foot sportsbook features a large video wall display, TVs, comfortable lounge seating and tables, staffed betting windows and numerous self-serve betting kiosks.
Betting options at the retail sportsbook largely resembles those available through Betfred’s betting apps, including professional and college sports as well as in-play betting.
Hours of operation:
- Monday – Friday: 10 AM – 11 PM
- Saturday – Sunday: 9 AM – 11 PM
Address and phone:
101 Main Street
Black Hawk, CO 80422
1-800-538-LUCK or 303-582-6100