Betfair Review

5 / 5
Players from USA are not allowed in this sportsbook
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Overview

Betfair is probably the largest platform for betting exchange. Besides being the largest betting exchange operator, they are a prominent bookmaker with worldwide presence. Since 2000 Betfair went through a lot in terms of corporate acquisitions, transferring of its headquarters and switching between licenses because of tax advantages. Currently they hold two licenses, one for the purpose of offering their services to UK residents issued by the UK Gambling Commission and a license issued by the Malta Gaming Authority. With these two licenses Betfair has the opportunity to reach out to a huge percentage of the market share.

Overview

Bonuses & Promotions

Betfair welcomes you with an exclusive offer for new players only. Once you place a bet with a minimum stake of £10 you will receive three free bets with a value of £10 each. When you receive the tokens you can use them as you please. There are new promotions almost every week which you can take to your advantage and increase your winnings. The bonuses may come in the form of increased odds or you simply receive your stake back so you can place another bet.

Banking

Banking options and payment methods are fairly limited at Betfair, however, the majority of customers still find it suitable to satisfy their needs, to complete deposits and withdrawals. You can use one of the following payment methods: VISA, Visa Electro, MasterCard, Maestro, Solo, Laser, Visa Delta or just opt for the bank transfer. Fortunately, the list of functional currencies is a rather exhaustive one and longer than the payment methods one. Most of the world major currencies are supported. Certain payment methods are exclusive for their featured markets such as UK, N.Ireland and Australia.

Deposit Options

  • Bank Transfer
  • Check
  • ClickandBuy
  • Delta
  • Laser
  • Maestro
  • MasterCard
  • Neteller
  • Paypal
  • Paysafecard
  • Skrill - Moneybookers
  • Solo
  • Visa
  • Visa Electron
  • Western Union

Withdrawal options

  • Bank Transfer
  • Check
  • ClickandBuy
  • Delta
  • Laser
  • Maestro
  • MasterCard
  • Neteller
  • Paypal
  • Paysafecard
  • Skrill - Moneybookers
  • Solo
  • Visa
  • Visa Electron
  • Western Union

Accepted currencies

  • AUD - $
  • CAN - $
  • DKK - kr
  • EUR - €
  • GBP - £
  • HKD - $
  • NOK - kr
  • SEK - kr
  • SGD - $
  • USD - $

Bet on Sports

Although bookmaking is not the main feature that gives Betfair competitive advantage their offer will still satisfy you. You can find all of the major popular sports including the major leagues that are part of them. Following the example of other sportsbooks they too now offer betting on politic events and virtual sports. Esports is very popular among the younger generations, however even they must wait to become of age before they start betting.

Bet on Sports

  • American Football
  • Australian Rules Football
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • F1
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Horse Racing
  • MMA
  • Rugby
  • Tennis

Betting tax

  • no betting tax

Casino games

  • Baccarat
  • Blackjack
  • Craps
  • Keno
  • Live Dealer Baccarat
  • Live Dealer Blackjack
  • Live Dealer Roulette
  • Progressive Slots
  • Roulette
  • Scratch Cards
  • Slots
  • Table Games
  • Video Poker

Mobile

Simply by downloading their app which is compatible both with iOS and Android devices you have the opportunity to cash-out, place bets, place bets in-play or just look at the offered lines and odds, whatever you need. You have total control of your account from your palm, anytime, anywhere. By using Betfair Mobile you become eligible for additional promos which are exclusive one of bonuses for mobile users.

Sports: all
Wagering requirements: Bonus and deposit must be bet 5 times
Minimal odds: 1.50
Deposit €10/$20 and claim this 200% match welcome bonus. The following countries are only eligible for this offer: Poland, Ukraine, Slovakia, India, Hungary, Tunisia, Slovenia, Armenia, Belarus, Albania, Lithuania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Latvia, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Georgia, Indonesia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Thailand, Mexico, Cote D'Ivoire, Uzbekistan, Philippines, Pakistan, Estonia, Azerbaijan, Malaysia, South Korea, Kenya, Taiwan, Macau, Mauritius, Mozambique, Morocco, Belize, Ghana, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Vietnam.

Live Betting

The in-play feature lets you place your bets even once the match has started. The odds change very fast, but this doesn’t mean you can’t take it in your advantage. If you team is losing, the odds are likely to increase for it, place the bet whenever you deem is OK. It can be risky, but in the end the prize is much bigger. Live Betting is considered a lot more exciting than placing a bet before the start of the match.

Customer Service

You have 3 options to choose from if you get stuck somewhere along the way during your stay at Betfair. The easiest way is the live chat, with the average response time being no more than 60 seconds. If you don’t think your issue can be resolved with the live chat send them an e-mail or call them by phone. Whatever method you choose their representatives will everything in the power to have it resolved as soon as possible.

Languages

  • Danish
  • English
  • German
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish

Featured markets

  • Ireland
  • United kingdom

Excluded countries

  • Bulgaria
  • China
  • Cuba
  • France
  • Greece
  • Hong kong
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • North korea
  • Portugal
  • Sudan
  • Turkey
  • USA

Join

Betting at a bookmaker with market presence longer than a decade is by far the safest and most reliable choice to make. Betfair has an offer to keep even the most passionate bettor busy successfully. The welcome offer is one of the more generous one available among a number bookmakers. Add up all positive and subtract the nonexistent negative features and you end up with a top notch place to bet. Join Betfair today and experience betting in the best form possible.

Summary Table

Betfair Review Overview
Evaluation: 5
Number of Bonuses: 1
Number of Withdrawal Options: 15
Number of Deposit Options: 15
Number of Currencies: 10
Number of Languages: 9
Number of Sports: 15
Number of Casino Games: 13
Mobile: Yes
Live Casino: Yes
Number of Excluded Countries: 15
Number of Licenses: 3