Betfair review category Our rating
Welcome Offer 4/5
Betting Markets 5/5
Odds 4/5
Games 5/5
Promo 5/5
Mobile App 5/5
Payment options 4/5
Customer service 4/5
Streaming/Live options 4/5
Overall Rating 4.5/5

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Betting Markets

Betfair have an impressive range of betting markets available on their sportsbook, with plenty of options accessible to their customers throughout the year.

They cover markets in many sporting events, although the following are covered in significant depth compared to some of their competitors.

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Cricket
  • Darts
  • American Football

Betfair also covers events such as horse racing, greyhound racing, and golf, as well as more obscure events such as MMA, volleyball, gaelic games, and politics.

Betfair is also ahead of some of its competitors when it comes to betting markets on offer for specific events. A good example of this would be in football, with Betfair offering markets on a team or player to have a certain amount of shots during a game, or in the NBA, where they offer markets on how many points a player will score during a match.

Odds

Betfair covers many different betting markets on their sportsbook, and with some markets such as a team having a certain amount of shots during a match being limited to Betfair and a handful of other bookmakers, they’re certainly competitive with their odds.

When it comes to betting markets on popular sporting events such as the Premier League, Betfair offers competitive odds. For example, Betfair have Liverpool priced at 9/2 to win the Premier League in the 2021/22 season. Whilst bet365 have Jurgen Klopp’s side at 5/1 to win the title, whilst Sky Bet have it priced at 4/1, so it’s good to see that Betfair are competitive when it comes to offering odds on their sportsbook.

Live Betting and Live Streaming

Betfair have plenty of live betting markets to explore throughout the sporting calendar, and the depth in which they go into particular sports sets them above many of their competitors.

They cover in-depth markets such as how many cards or corners there will be in a match, as well as statistical-based markets such as how many shots a team will have during a match that is already live.

Many of their competitors such as Sky Bet and bet365 don’t offer such a service on certain leagues such as Serie A and La Liga when it comes to statistical-based markets on live events.

Betfair also covers live streaming for a range of sporting events from across the globe. This will be pleasing to see, especially when punters can watch the events to help aid them in any funds they wish to wager on.

All of the live-streamed events that we came across were of good quality, and as long as you have a stable Wi-Fi or 3G connection.

Games

Betfair has got all of their customers covered when it comes to games, as they have a wide range available throughout the year. Below, we’re going to take you through some of the best.

Casino

There are more than 50 Jackpots, over 100 Slots, 25 Roulettes, and 14 Blackjack games available at the time of the My Betting Sites Betfair review. And all of the games are easy to navigate, with varying stakes available on each game.

Live Casino

Betfair’s live casino is another popular area of the site, with a wide range of games available. The following are available:

  • Roulette
  • Blackjack
  • Baccarat
  • Dragon Tiger Live

Betfair also has game-show based live casino games available, with the following games being accessible on their website and mobile app:

  • Monopoly Live
  • Money Drop Live
  • Spin A Win Live
  • Adventures Beyond Wonderland Live
  • Crazy Time Live
  • Buffalo Blitz Live
  • Mega Ball Live
  • Craps Live
  • Gonzo’s Treasure Hunt Live

All of the dealers on Betfair’s live casino are friendly and approachable and they often interact with customers. The games are easy to find, with each section being clearly displayed on their website.

Poker

Betfair’s Poker area covers many different tournaments and with differentiating buy-ins and prizes to be won, there is something there for players with different budgets.

There is also a useful ‘How to play’ section that is displayed clearly as a subheading in the Betfair Poker area. This is a real positive as it shows that they’re catering for beginners as well as more experienced poker players.

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Exchange Games

There are plenty of Exchange games that Betfair customers can wager funds on. The following games are available on Betfair’s Exchange games:

  • Baccarat
  • Card Derby Racing
  • Hi Lo
  • Hold ‘Em
  • Blackjack
  • Omaha Hi

All of the games are easily accessible and of good quality. With statistics being provided there is everything you’d want to be involved from an Exchange Games section.

Bingo

Betfair also has plenty of games to play through their bingo section. The games are displayed in the bingo lobby and include varying ticket prices per game. This is good to see as it caters to customers with varying budgets.

Bingo games such as Age of the Gods and Deal or No Deal are unsurprisingly popular. And with some sizeable prizes available to customers on a daily basis, Betfair is up there with the best when it comes to the bingo area of their website.

Virtual Sports

Virtual Sports betting is another popular feature for Betfair, with a range of sports being covered 24/7. The following sports are available on Betfair’s Virtual Sports area:

  • Horses – Flat
  • Horses – Jumps
  • Horses – Sprints
  • Club Football
  • World Cup
  • Greyhounds
  • Motor Racing

There are various markets available for Betfair customers, and with the streams being of good quality, you can understand why it remains a popular feature for the bookmaker on a regular basis.

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Betfair Exchange

Betfair is the market leader in this sector as they have the most leagues, sports, markets, and the best liquidity. The key to an efficient exchange is the amount of money bet on both sides of a market. This allows bets to be matched so that a backer and player strike a mutually desirable bet for a specified amount and price. The bet acceptance (lay) price is always bigger than the bet back price.

An exchange bookmaker brings together backers and layers and earns a commission on bets and not the outcome. The model has been copied by others but Betfair still dominates. The Betfair Exchange includes one of the biggest ranges of sports in online gambling. Popular sports such as golf, horse racing, football, tennis, and rugby union are displayed on the sports navigation menu of the exchange homepage. All sports are then listed alphabetically from American Football to Winter Sports and it’s no surprise to hear that this service remains hugely popular amongst its customers throughout the sporting calendar. You won’t find a better Exchange than Betfair’s so that’s another real positive that they can offer their customers.

Promos

There are many different promotions available on Betfair’s sportsbook, which are certain to keep their customers entertained throughout the sporting calendar. Below, we’ve listed some of the promotions available.

  • Best Odds Guaranteed
  • The Betfair Boost
  • Boost Your Odds On Six Horses Every Day
  • Refer a Friend

There are also various promotions accessible on Betfair’s Casino area which will keep players playing.

Refer a Friend

For any new customers that sign-up after being referred to Betfair by an existing customer, the existing user will receive £10 in cash, providing that the new customer has deposited and staked at least £10 on Betfair’s Sportsbook, Exchange, or Casino.

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Mobile App

The Betfair mobile app is another popular feature that a number of their customers use on a daily basis. They’re able to access all of the features that they can use on the desktop version of the site such as deposit and withdraw funds, place bets on the sportsbook, play casino games and make customer service queries.

It’s well-designed and easy to navigate and it’s no surprise to see that it remains popular amongst punters throughout the sporting calendar. All of the betting markets are available through their mobile app, and with it being easy to find exactly what you’re looking for, Betfair is certainly up there when it comes to competing with some of the heavyweights in the betting industry through their mobile app.

Users with an iOS device can download Betfair’s mobile app through the App Store, whilst customers with an Android device can download it through the Google Play Store.

Payment Options

Betfair has plenty of different payment options available to their customers, which will be pleasing to see, as some of their competitors don’t have as many payment methods. The following payment options are available on Betfair:

  • Visa Debit Cards
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • PayPal
  • Web Money
  • Paysafecard
  • Rapid Transfer

Withdrawal times can vary between different payment methods, with the table below outlining the difference.

 

Payment Method Earliest time to receive funds Latest time to receive funds
Debit/Credit Card 2 working days 5 working days
UK Express Bank Transfer Next working day Next working day
UK Standard Bank Transfer 2 working days 3 working days
Skrill 4 hours 24 hours
Paypal 4 hours 24 hours
Neteller 4 hours 24 hours
WebMoney 4 hours 24 hours

The deposit and withdrawal process is simple with Betfair and you have the opportunity to choose which payment option you’d prefer to use if you use multiple on your account.

Customer Service

Betfair has many ways in which their customers can contact them if they’re to be faced with any problems. We’ve listed the main options below:

  • Telephone
  • Email
  • Live Chat
  • Help Centre
  • Letter

Betfair’s Help Centre is a useful way for their users to find a solution to any questions they might be faced with whilst on their website or mobile app. It’s easy to navigate and compared to some other bookmakers, Betfair’s Help Centre is much more in-depth with more specific general enquiries.

However, for queries relating to specific bets or games that have been played, email remains a popular method of contact, as you can submit the relevant evidence over this contact method.

The fastest method of contact is their live chat service, which can get customers’ problems solved relatively quickly, as an agent will be in contact with the user directly.

Telephone and by post are also methods of ways to get in touch with the Betfair Customer Service team, although the latter could take considerably longer when it comes to a response, as that’ll depend on the type of enquiry, and the postal services’ times.

Overall Betfair Review

Betfair is a bookmaker amongst the best around and it’s clear to see why. They have a website and mobile app that are easy to navigate and a range of betting markets and games available.

Their live betting and live streaming are equally as impressive and with a great sign-up offer for new Betfair customers, as well as generous promotions you can understand why they’re a heavyweight in the bookmaking world.

One slight area for improvement is the range of Virtual Sports available, with some of their competitors covering events such as darts and tennis, whereas Betfair doesn’t.

What we like What we don’t like
Live betting and streaming Could be more virtual sports available
Generous sign-up offer
Range of betting markets