Our Betfair review takes us to a Sportsbetting institution who revolutionized the gambling industry by inventing the betting exchange back in 2000. While they still have the largest betting exchange in the world, Betfair have more recently invested considerable money in other products (including their own Sportsbook) which return a higher margin business for them. For the purpose of this review, we will focus on the Sportsbook and you can find an article specific to the Betfair exchange by clicking here. You will do well to find a serious/professional Sports bettor who does not have a Betfair account and you can start your journey at Betfair by visiting their site here.
Betfair have two offers – one targeted at the Sportsbook and the other for the Exchange.
Sportsbook – Get up to £/€100 in Free Bets
Exchange – Get up to £/€1,000 Cashback
For full Terms and Conditions please visit Betfair here however a summary of the main T&C’s are as follows:
- Available to New customers only
- Place 5 x £/€10 or more bets to receive £/€20 in Free Bets
- Repeat up to 5 times to reach maximum £/€100 bonus
- Min odds of bets 1/2 (1.50)
- Only Sportsbook bets count towards the promotion
- Available to New customers only
- Cashback (max £/€1,000) based on Betfair points target achieved on Sports over first 30 days activity
- Fixed Odds (Sportsbook) bets excluded
In the Sportsbook, Betfair currently have (as at April 2018) the following offer
- Champions League – Bet £/€20 and get £/€10 free
- Odds Boosts almost every day for both new and existing customers
- Accumulator boosts
- Best Odds Guaranteed on all UK and IRE races
- Extra places on Each Way terms in Golf
In the Exchange, Betfair currently have (as at April 2018) the following offers:
- 2% commission on all English Premier League matches in April
- Get a risk free £/€5 bet in the exchange
Odds and Markets
Betfair Sportsbook has a different layout to traditional Sportsbooks by trying to give the customer a better user experience – it is evident that a lot of thought and effort has gone into the layout and design of the site. Betting sports and options can be found at the top of the site, rather than down the left.
When it comes to odds, Betfair are up there with the best in the industry. Overrounds are extremely fair and there won’t be many Sportsbooks that will have better value for punters. Presentation and display is clear but the site lacks a search bar meaning it can take you a few clicks to get where you want to.
Betfair refer to Live Betting as ‘In-Play’ and their Live product is extremely strong. Where many Sportsbook today do not offer different over/under lines in football, betfair generally offer higher lines to give the punter more to choose from. Presentation is excellent with live streaming available on a vast selection of games and if there is no live streaming there is usually a Match View and Live Stats of all the information of the game.
Markets that have Cash Out available (which is most) are clearly indicated with an orange mark (as per the screenshot below).
Deposit and Withdrawal Methods
Betfair have all the main methods of Deposit and Withdrawal available
Deposit Methods Include: Credit Card/Visa/Debit Card, Skrill, Neteller, Bank Transfer, Paysafecard, Mastercard.
Withdrawal Methods Include: Credit Card/Visa/Debit Card, Skrill, Neteller, Bank Transfer, Paysafecard, Mastercard.
Other Features and Facts
When opening a Betfair account you have access to 2 different Sportsbook platforms, The Sportsbook and The exchange – the perfect all in one solution. Click here to read our detailed explanation of how The Exchange works.
We really like Betfair’s dynamic ‘sticky’ Betslip that stays with you in the top right hand corner of your page wherever you move in the Sportsbook.
Betfair use Playtech as their main software provider and it is a solid name in the Casino industry. Betfair offer cashback on some games, Leaderboard and other regular promotions.
Their Casino Welcome Offer is: 100% up to £/€100.
Mobile App – Yes
Live Streaming – Yes
License – Malta / Gibraltar
Live Chat – Yes
24/7 support – Yes
Statistics – Yes
Virtuals – Yes
Reasons to sign up
- Perhaps the company with the best reputation in the industry
- Availability of Exchange and Sportsbook
- Great Odds
- Live Streaming
To Sign up to Betfair, click the following link here and then hit the ‘Join Now’ button as per the screenshot below.
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