Tag Archives: Done Bookmakers

Betfred highlights integrity commitments with ESSA membership

UK-based operator Betfred has demonstrated its commitment to sports betting integrity, by joining the international sports betting integrity association ESSA. Combining a large retail operation with its online business, the moves increases the reach of the ESSA monitoring and alert platform, whilst also further strengthening and enhancing “ the association’s position as the regulated private sectors representative body on betting …

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Hall of Fame entry for Paris Smith, Fred Done and Vigen Badalyan

Hall of Fame

Pinnacle CEO Paris Smith, Betfred Founder and CEO Fred Done and BetConstruct Founder and CEO Vigen Badalyan will be inducted into the SBC Sports Betting Hall of Fame at this year’s SBC Awards. The fourth edition of this end of year industry celebration is being held tonight (Tuesday 5 December) at the stunning Artillery Garden at the HAC in Central …

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The Betfred Story Part 1: From Humble Beginnings

“I’m a businessman, but first and foremost I’m a bookmaker. And I love bookmaking.” UK bookmaker Betfred has grown into a multi-billion pound enterprise, and one that employs thousands across the UK, but this wasn’t always the case. Co-owner Fred Done opened the first shop way back in 1967, in a working-class area of Pendlebury, Salford. In the first part …

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Fred Done celebrates 50-years in the betting game

Betfred founder Fred Done (74) is celebrating his 50th year in business, stating to the Manchester Evening News that he ‘will not slow down’. Alongside brother Peter, Fred Done opened his first betting shop ‘Done Bookmakers’ In Pendlebury, Salford, on September 4, 1967. Heading up the family business, Done would create a UK betting behemoth in Betfred which today operates …

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