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Disclaimer: Betfred sportsbook has not launched in California yet. This review is based on information we have from other states where Betfred is live and legal.

Betfred CA bonus

Expected bonus: Up To $1111 in Bonus Bets
Promo code: No code needed
Minimum deposit: $10
Last updated: December 2023

Sportsbook overview

Sportsbook: Betfred
Legal in California: No
Partner in California: N/A
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With more than 1,600 betting shops in the United Kingdom, Betfred Sportsbook expanded to the U.S. in 2019 to join the fast-growing online sports betting market. When sports betting launches in California, expect Betfred Sportsbook California to be an early player vying for one of the coveted licenses.

Let’s take a look at what to expect if and when Betfred Sportsbook California becomes a reality.

No, Betfred Sportsbook is not legal in California, as legislation has not yet been passed in the state to allow regulators to create a legal framework. The most recent attempt occurred in November 2022, when two bills focused on sports betting failed to pass the 50% “Yes” threshold required.

The first attempt was Prop 26, which would have allowed for brick-and-mortar (retail) sportsbooks to open at the state’s many tribal casinos. The second would have allowed major U.S. operators such as Betfred to partner with the tribal casinos for online sports betting in California to start as early as 2023.

As of September 2023, Betfred Sports has legal online operations in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Maryland. They also have retail sportsbook locations in Louisiana, Nevada, and Washington, all of which are in partnership with local casinos. It is still to be determined what type of agreement Betfred Sportsbook California will have when the company attempts to acquire one of the coveted licenses.

Joining Betfred in California and claiming the promo

When Betfred Sportsbook California does eventually launch, joining will be as simple as a few easy steps. Let’s take a look at how things work when signing up for the Betfred Sportsbook at an existing location to see how it will be in California.

  1. Head to CA.Betfred.com to find the landing page, navigating to the upper right-hand corner where you will find a light blue “Register” button.
  2. From here, enter your first and last name, date of birth, and the last four digits of your Social Security number.
  3. Next, you will need to enter your email address and your mobile number, choose a password, and follow the rest of the instructions to complete the form.
  4. Lastly, you will be prompted to enter a bonus code (optional), before agreeing to the terms and conditions and registering your account. You will be able to find the code right here, so check back before the launch.

Which bonus will Betfred offer when they go live?

While there is no way of knowing which California betting promo offers Betfred Sportsbook California will roll out in the future, you can check back to this page to find them all. In the meantime, we can make some educated guesses based on the offers they currently have in the states where they have already set up operations.

Located at the top of the Betfred main page under the “Promotions” banner, their current sign-up offer is “Bet $50, get $111 plus up to $200 a week in Fred Bets.” For new customers only, bettors will receive $111 in bonus bets on settlement of their first $50 cash bet, as well as 50% back on combined total losses per week. This promo is good for five consecutive calendar weeks, and up to $200 in bonus bets per week will be conveyed.

This offer is currently valid for residents of Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Maryland, and Washington D.C. only.

Fixing problems if the Betfred California bonus is not working

If your Betfred California bonus is not working as expected, the first thing you should do is check the terms and conditions of the offer. If you think you qualify, the next step is to get in touch with the support team by navigating to the “Contact Us” button at the bottom of the main page.

Common terms and conditions for the Betfred bonus in other states

Taking a look at the aforementioned welcome promotion currently offered, we can draw some conclusions on the terms and conditions Betfred Sportsbook CA will put in place. For starters, the terms and conditions will note which state(s) it is valid for, as well as the amount of Fred Bets, which are called bonus bets at other California sportsbooks, you will receive.

It also notes which bet types are excluded, which in this example are futures, boosted bets, and cashed out, voided, and canceled bets. Lastly, the time period for which the promo is valid, as well as how long it will take to settle into your account are noted.

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

Once Betfred Sportsbook California goes live, the best place to find the newest Betfred promotions is on this page. In terms of the desktop site, the “Promotions” menu item on the top banner will also list all of the newest Betfred promotions. The Betfred mobile app also has a “Promotions” menu item on the top banner.

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

Though it depends on the Betfred promo you are using, most promos will be credited to your account within an hour of the wager settling. For the welcome bonus mentioned above, it is noted that the bonus bets will hit your account upon settlement of the bet.

Different sports you will be able to bet on at Betfred CA

California online gambling enthusiasts will have access to wagering on all of the sports (and teams) they love throughout the state. Let’s look at a few of the different sports that will be available.

  • Football: When it comes to sports betting in the U.S., football is king. NFL and college football will be available from day one, with the San Francisco 49ers, Los Angeles Rams, and the Los Angeles Chargers surely being among the most bet teams in the state.
  • Basketball: No state has more professional basketball franchises than California, and the NBA offerings will include all games for the Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers, Golden State Warriors, and Sacramento Kings.
  • Hockey: The NHL will be available for California bettors from day one as well, as the Los Angeles Kings, San Jose Sharks, and Anaheim Ducks will be found on their robust hockey betting menu.
  • Baseball: Baseball betting rules the summer, and California has no shortage of great teams. The Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres, and Oakland Athletics will all be on the betting menu when legal sports betting is available.

Types of bonuses offered at Betfred Sportsbook

Betfred Sportsbook California will offer all the great California betting bonuses that are available on their existing platforms, and these offers are carefully designed to draw customers in and keep them. Let’s look at a few of the current types of bonuses offered in other states where they are live.

  • Sign-up offer promotion: As a percentage of the money you risk, BetFred will give you your money back in the form of bonus bets. This offer is valid only for new customers.
  • Betting insurance: Betfred currently offers four promos based on insurance with their “Soccer Choke Insurance,” “Football Choke Insurance,” “Football OT Insurance,” and “Baseball Choke Insurance.” In all of these, you receive your money back in the form of bonus bets if the losses meet the criteria required.
  • 10th football wager is on Betfred: In this Betfred Sportsbook promo, you will receive a 10th bet in the form of a bonus bet after placing nine pro football parlays.

The Betfred betting app in California

In all of the states where online sports betting has become legal, more and more bettors are flocking to California betting apps to get in their wagers. Not only do they offer on-the-go betting, but they are designed in an intuitive way that makes betting as easy as a few simple clicks.

The Betfred betting app is no different, as the sections and menus are laid out clearly, and refresh in nearly real-time. Let’s take a look at the simple steps required to download the Betfred betting app on iOS and Android devices.

How to download the Betfred app on iOS

Here is how iOS sports bettors can download the Betfred app in a few simple steps.

  1. Search for Betfred Sportsbook CA in the Apple App Store. The state qualifier is relevant because there is a different Betfred app for each state they operate in.
  2. Once found, click “Install,” and upon entering your login information, the app will download within seconds.
  3. From here, either register for an account or log in to your account to place your first bet.

How to download the Betfred app on Android

Android users fear not because downloading the Betfred app on your device is also a breeze.

  1. Pull up the Google Play store, and search for the Betfred Sportsbook CA app.
  2. Once found, click “Install,” enter your login, and the app will be on your device in seconds.
  3. Either register for an account or log in to your existing one, and you are already ready to start betting.

Betfred CA possible payment options

With your Betfred CA account now registered, you’ll need to deposit funds into your wallet to start betting. Navigate to the upper right-hand corner of your screen on the main page, selecting the dropdown, and clicking the green “Deposit” button. Here are some of the most popular payment options to fund your account, as well as pull money out.


  • PayPal: The easiest way to fund your account, using PayPal results in instant deposit directly from your PayPal balance or connected bank account.
  • Bank transfer: Also instant, bank transfers are integrations directly through your bank account login.
  • Bank card: You can use your Visa or MasterCard debit card to deposit funds into your account.


  • E-Check: Deposited directly to your bank account, an eCheck takes 2-6 days to process and has a minimum withdrawal of $20.
  • Physical check: You can request for a check to be sent to the address noted on your account.
  • Skrill: Similar to PayPal, Skrill is an e-wallet you can use to withdraw funds. Do note there are fees associated with this option.

Customer support of Betfred Sportsbook California

Currently, using Betfred Sportsbook Virginia as an example, their offerings include an email address (support.va@betfred.com), phone number (757-505-7137), and 24/7 live chat option.


What is the expected date of California's legalization of online sports betting?

The earliest possible date of California’s legalization of online sports betting would be in 2025. This is due to November 2024 being the next possible date for a vote in California’s primaries.

Will I be able to make withdrawals with the Betfred CA betting app?

Yes, you will be able to make withdrawals, as well as deposits, directly on the Betfred CA betting app.

Will a promo code be needed to get the Betfred bonus?

Yes, promo codes will be needed to get some Betfred bonuses. For others, you will just need to opt in to receive them. All of the best Betfred CA bonuses can be found on this page.

When did Betfred Sportsbook launch in the U.S.?

Betfred Sportsbook launched in 2019 in the U.S., opening retail sportsbooks and online betting in early 2020.

When is Betfred going to launch in California?

Betfred will launch in California, at the earliest, in 2025. This is contingent on them being granted a license by the state of California, likely in partnership with one of the state’s tribal casinos.

How old do you have to be to bet on Betfred CA?

When Betfred CA does eventually launch, you will need to be at least 21 years old to register an account.

Fact checked by: Gary Garry