Betfred Join the Top Tier of iPoker and Fred Done Fires a Volley at the Glazers

TAGs: Betfred, Fred Done, iPoker, iPoker Network, Lee Davy, Manchester Evening News, Manchester United

betfred-top-tier-ipoker-featuredBetfred have joined the likes of Betfair, William Hill and Everest Poker in the top tier of the iPoker skin, and Fred Done tells the Manchester Evening News that the demise of Manchester United lies at the feet of the Glazer family.

How is online poker at Betfred doing these days?

Well if the controversial two-tier system at iPoker is anything to go by then all seems to going pretty well for the players who play their poker through the Betfred skin.

It was back in 2012 that Playtech’s iPoker network confused the hell out of everybody by dividing the player pool into two distinct classes. The elite class was for skins that retained an active monthly player base of over 6,000 players, and recruited over 850 new players every month, and the lower class was for everyone else that could not.

Titan Poker, Paddy Power, William Hill, Bet365, Poker770 and Winner Poker became the elite, and they have since been joined by the likes of Everest, Betfair, Coral and now Betfred.

BlackBelt Poker Giving Their Players an Encore

Whilst Betfred head to the top tier of the iPoker network, Blackbelt Poker has slipped into the abyss.

As we reported last week, founder Neil Channing has decided to shut up shop to concentrate on earning money elsewhere, but Blackbelt Poker players will be able to transfer their existing points system to fellow iPoker skin Encore Poker which is run by former Hit Squad member Karl Mahrenholz.

Encore are doing there utmost to make changes to their tournament structure to welcome Blackbelt Poker players and that’s a nice touch from both Channing and Mahrenholz.

Fred Done Launches a Volley at the Glazer Family

One thing is for sure this year.

Betfred owner Fred Done will not be paying out early on a Manchester United title triumph. In fact, the season has been so appalling you can even pick up 10 to 1 odds for them finishing in a Champions League place.

Done is red through and through and he recently sat down with the Manchester Evening News for a 60-minute interview where the troubles at Old Trafford played center stage.

“It breaks my heart,” he told the Manchester Evening News, “They’re sat in Florida while 70,000 who love the club are paying their debt and dividends and are not seeing a good team. We’re watching rubbish.”

Whilst the red half of Manchester continues to play football with the finesse of your average Sunday league side, the blue half of Manchester are on a thunderous role, after securing the first part of a potential domestic treble when they put Sunderland away in the recent Capital One Cup Final at Wembley.

Blue Moon started to sparkle after Sheikh Mansour bought the club back in 2008 and Done believes United’s fortunes lie along the same route.

“It will take an Arab sheikh or a Russian oligarch.” Said Done.

I think it’s best we leave the Russians out of this one Fred.

The Betfred owner, and self made millionaire, confirmed that in 2010 he was approached by a consortium called Red Knights on three separate occasions to help buy the club, but turned them down because if he was going to own a piece of his boyhood club he would want it all.

Whilst Done blames the Glazers, and I blame Sir Alex Ferguson, most people are blaming the current incumbent David Moyes. The former Everton manager must have aged 50-years this season and he has gone to print to apologies to season ticket holders over what can only be described as their worst season in the past 25-years.

“While I knew that this job would be a challenge when I took it on, the difficult season we have experienced was not something that I envisaged, which I am sure is the case as well for you supporters, and my players, staff and I are desperate to compensate for that.” Said Moyes.

Well you could start compensating by tracking down a rich, bored and fed up Arab.


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