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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
How to download the Betfred app on Android
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:
Withdrawal methods include:
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.