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Disclaimer: Betfred sportsbook is not yet available in Kentucky. The insights in this review are drawn from data and experiences in other states where Betfred operates legally and is fully functional.

Betfred KY Bonus

Expected sign-up bonus: $111 in Fred Bets
Promo code: N/A
Minimum deposit: $10
Last updated: July 2024

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Sportsbook: Betfred
Legal in Kentucky: No
Partner in Kentucky: N/A
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From its humble beginnings as a single bet shop in the 1960s, Betfred Sportsbook has grown into one of the biggest sportsbooks in the world. They’ve been steadily expanding their operation across the United States and they’re now live in nine states.

Kentucky officially legalized sports betting in their state on June 28, 2023. Even though Betfred hasn't confirmed launch plans yet, there’s a good chance they will be one of the next betting operators to join the KY market.

In this Betfred KY review, we are going to share all the key information Kentucky bettors should know before joining Betfred, how to claim their welcome offer, and the top markets to bet on in the state.

Is Betfred Sportsbook live in Kentucky?

No, Betfred Sportsbook is not live in Kentucky. Retail sportsbooks went live in the state on September 7, 2023, while online sports betting launched later that month on September 28. However, Betfred KY did not go live on that date, and haven't confirmed when they will launch in the state.

What kind of promo will Betfred Kentucky offer when they go live?

New Betfred Sportsbook users will be eligible to receive a two-part welcome promo upon sign-up.

The first leg of this welcome offer is betting $50 to earn $111 in Fred Bets – Betfred’s name for their bonus bets. Qualifying bets may not include futures bets, boosted odds wagers, and any wager with odds of +300 or longer (i.e. +400 would not qualify).

After the initial Fred Bets hit the user’s account, they will then qualify to receive a 50 percent refund bonus on net losses each week for the next five weeks, up to $200 per week.

How do I sign up for Betfred in Kentucky and claim their bonus?

Once Betfred arrives, KY players will then be able to take advantage of their world-class welcome bonus.

Here are all the steps users will need to take to register for a Betfred account and lock in their welcome bonus.

  1. First, head to the Betfred website or open up their mobile app. In the top-right corner of the screen, hit the yellow “Register” button to get the sign-up process underway.
  2. On the “Create Account” screen, users will need to provide their full legal name, date of birth, and the last four digits of their Social Security number.
  3. Next, players will be prompted to add their email address, phone number, and a suitable password for the account. On the following page, users will then need to add their full street address.
  4. Users will then be asked to provide a promo code if they have one. This is optional; a promo code is not required to claim the welcome bonus.
  5. After the account has been created, bettors must make a minimum deposit of $10. And to opt-in for the welcome bonus, users must then make a $50 cash bet on any qualifying wager. Once that bet settles, users will receive $111 in Fred Bets right away, along with 50 percent back on total net losses per week for the next five weeks.

Where will I be able to find the newest Betfred Kentucky promotions?

Once Betfred reaches Kentucky, you will be able to find the latest Betfred KY promotional offers by routinely visiting this page. You can also head to the “Promos and Bonuses” tab on the left-hand side of the Betfred website.

How long will it take for the Betfred promo to be credited to my account?

According to the terms and conditions of Betfred’s welcome bonus, Fred Bets should be applied to a user’s account within 24 hours of their qualifying bet being settled. Win or lose, users will receive their Fred Bets in short order.

Important terms for the Betfred promo

Betfred’s Kentucky sportsbook promo will earn users a lot in bonus bets, but the terms and conditions of the welcome offer in other states are, admittedly, a bit confusing. Here, we’ll boil down all the terms and conditions into their most basic form in an effort to make claiming the welcome bonus swift and easy.

Here’s everything you need to know.

  • Eligibility: Betfred’s welcome bonus is for new users only. If you’ve already signed up for Betfred Sportsbook and have wagered through the site, you will not be eligible for the welcome offer.
  • Wagering Requirements: The Betfred welcome bonus requires users to place a minimum cash bet of $50 to qualify.
  • Minimum Odds: Qualifying bets must have odds of +300 or longer.
  • Restrictions: There are certain bets that will not be eligible for Betfred’s welcome bonus. These include future bets, wagers on Betfred Boosts, voided or canceled bets, and wagers with odds of +300 or greater.
  • Bonus Amount: Through Betfred’s welcome offer, users can win up to $1,111 in Fred Bets.

Troubleshooting if the Betfred Kentucky bonus is not working

If you’re having trouble figuring out how to lock in Betfred’s welcome bonus, or the bonus bets haven’t been credited to your account, there are a few routes you can take to resolve the issue.

First and foremost, double-check to make sure you have followed all the guidelines for Betfred’s welcome offer. As we laid out above, there are more than a few hurdles to cross before being able to take advantage of the welcome bonus.

After making sure all the stipulations have been met, if you are still having issues, your best bet is to take a look at Betfred’s FAQ section, or you can contact the bookie through their customer service center.

Best Kentucky sports teams you will be able to gamble on using Betfred sportsbook

There’s no shortage of betting markets when it comes to Betfred Sportsbook. They cover every major sports league in the United States, along with several sports leagues on the international stage.

Here’s where we expect most of the action to take place once Betfred joins the market with their Kentucky sportsbook.

  • Football: In the sports betting world, football (the NFL specifically) reigns supreme over the competition. Although the state of Kentucky does not house any NFL teams, there are a few teams in neighboring states that have captured some KY fandom. The Cincinnati Bengals are right on the border between Kentucky and Ohio. Along the southern border of Kentucky, we have Tennessee, home of the Tennessee Titans. In the collegiate ranks, the Kentucky Wildcats and Louisville Cardinals hold most of the college football fandom in the state.
  • Basketball: Like the NFL, the NBA doesn’t have any teams based in Kentucky. However, a large number of Cleveland Cavaliers fans live in the state, along with a good chunk of New Orleans Pelicans fans. But, NBA fandom in KY pales in comparison to the love Kentucky residents have for their college basketball. The Kentucky Wildcats are routinely one of the best NCAA basketball teams in the country.
  • Baseball: Again, no MLB teams are located within Kentucky state lines. Most baseball fans in KY root for the Cincinnati Reds, given their proximity to the border between Kentucky and Ohio.
  • Hockey: Most of Kentucky’s hockey fandom lies with their collegiate programs, the Louisville and Kentucky men’s ice hockey teams. The closest NHL team to the state is the Nashville Predators, who play their home games in Tennessee.

The Betfred mobile betting app in Kentucky

If Betfred is set up in the state in the future, their KY mobile sports betting app will surely launch as well. Betfred’s mobile apps are all state-specific, so be sure to get the Kentucky iteration when it arrives.

Betfred’s betting app can be found on iOS and Android devices, free of charge. In the App Store, Betfred’s apps have an average rating of 3.8 out of 5. It boasts similar average ratings in the Google Play Store, holding a 3.9 rating on average.

How to download the Betfred app on iOS

  1. First, you’ll need to open up the App Store on your iOS device. In the search area, type in “Betfred Sportsbook Kentucky” and hit enter to begin the search.
  2. Once you find the KY Betfred app, hit the “Get” button next to the icon. Then, press “Install” and wait a few seconds while the application downloads onto the device.
  3. After the download is complete, open up the app, log in with your Betfred username and password, and be sure to allow the app to track your location while using it. With location services activated, Betfred will be able to accurately verify you’re in a state where they are live.

How to download the Betfred app on Android

  1. Head to the Google Play Store on your Android device. In the search bar, type “Betfred Sportsbook Kentucky” and hit the magnifying glass icon to start your search.
  2. After finding it, hit the “Install” button next to the app logo and wait a few moments for the betting app to successfully download.
  3. Once the download is finished, open up the application, log in with your Betfred credentials, and turn on your location services.

Will you be able to bet on Kentucky college sports with Betfred Sportsbook?

Yes, KY users will be permitted to wager on college sports once sports betting launches in the state. Kentucky bettors must be at least 21 years old to participate.

Betfred KY expected payment options

Although we don’t know which payment methods will be available to Betfred KY users just yet, based on the payment offerings found in other states, we can confidently say that KY users will likely get the same options.

Betfred’s payment options are a bit limited, but with their continual expansion across the country, we expect this list to grow over time.

Deposit methods include:

  • Instant bank transfer
  • PayPal
  • Play+ Prepaid Card
  • Debit card
  • VIP Preferred

Withdrawal methods include:

  • Play+ Prepaid Card
  • Bank transfer
  • E-check

Customer support of Betfred Sportsbook Kentucky

Betfred offers a comprehensive customer support system for its users. However, their phone number does vary from state to state, and they don’t offer 24/7 live chat in every state they’re operational in. Their email address is universal, though.

Here are all the ways you can reach Betfred Sportsbook should you run into any issues.

  • 24/7 live chat: Available in Arizona, Colorado, and Iowa.
  • Phone number for KY: N/A
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Twitter: @BetfredHelp


Is Betfred an American company?

No, Betfred is not an American company. Betfred is based in the United Kingdom and was founded by Fred Done in 1967.

Will Betfred have any retail betting venues in KY?

At the time of writing, Betfred has not announced any plans for a retail location in Kentucky.

Will a promo code be required to claim the Betfred bonus?

No, a promo code will not be required to claim the Betfred welcome bonus. As long as users follow the guidelines attached to the welcome offer, they’ll be good to go.

Will you have to live in Kentucky to bet on Betfred?

If you sign-up for the KY branch of Betfred Sportsbook, you will need to be present in Kentucky when placing wagers through them.

What is the minimum deposit at Betfred in Kentucky?

Lawmakers have stated that the legal sports betting age in Kentucky will be 18 years old.

Will Betfred in KY charge withdrawal fees?

Betfred does not charge a withdrawal fee in states where they’re operational. Therefore, we don’t expect them to charge KY users either.

Fact checked by: Gary Garry