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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: Second Chance Bet Up To $105
Promo code: N/A
Minimum deposit: $10
Last updated: May 2024

Sportsbook overview

Sportsbook: Betfred
Legal in California: No
Partner in California: N/A
Payment methods:

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 2024.

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.

Which bonus will Betfred offer when they go live?

Though sports betting isn't yet legal in California, Betfred's anticipated promo offers a glimpse into potential future offerings. New customers could get a second chance bonus bet up to $105. This requires a minimum first wager of $20 on any sport, provided the odds are at least -200. If the initial bet loses, participants receive a Bonus Bet matching their stake up to $105

However, winning wagers, Future bets, and Betfred Boosts aren't eligible. This offer, aimed at providing a risk-reduced introduction to Betfred Sportsbook, emphasizes the company's commitment to enhancing user experience while strictly adhering to legal wagering requirements.

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

The current Betfred promo in other states does not require a promo code. We can assume that the same will apply for the Betfred California promo. If there are any updates or changes regarding the need for a promo code, this page will be updated to reflect those changes.

What's good about the expected Betfred California promo

The expected Betfred CA promo offers a unique advantage for California bettors, specifically through its second chance bet up to $105. This means, upon legalizing sports betting, Californians can start their betting journey with a security net. 

For a first-time bettor, the fear of losing the initial wager can be daunting. However, with Betfred’s second chance bet, if your first qualifying bet of $20 or more (with minimum odds of -200) loses, you're awarded a Bonus Bet matching your stake up to $105. 

This not only mitigates the risk of an initial loss but also provides a valuable opportunity to engage with various sports markets without immediate financial repercussion. The chance to explore betting options with this safety net is an attractive proposition for any bettor looking to dive into sports betting once it's legalized in California.

Common terms and conditions for the Betfred bonus in other states

Taking a look at the aforementioned welcome promotion currently offered in other states, we can draw some conclusions on the terms and conditions Betfred Sportsbook CA will put in place.

  • Participants must lose their first qualifying bet of at least $20 with odds of at least -200 on any sport, excluding Futures and Betfred Boosts, to receive a matching Bonus Bet, up to $105.
  • Bonus Bets are awarded based on the amount of the initial losing wager, with the minimum Bonus Bet set at $20 and the maximum at $105.
  • New customers are the sole recipients of this offer; those with pre-existing accounts are not eligible.
  • The Bonus Bet must be used within 7 days of being credited and cannot be withdrawn or converted into cash.
  • Limit of one promotion per individual, account, household (IP address), and/or device.
  • Participants must be 21 or older, located in a state where Betfred operates legally, and cannot place bets for others.

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.

Joining Betfred in California

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.

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.

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 ([email protected]), 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.