Betfair Review

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The company Betfair has proven itself as a leading bookmaker and it is accessible for many European countries, as well as the United Kingdom. As you already know, Betfair holds a license and you can freely access their website without the need to use any alternative links or sites. In this article we will make sure to cover most things that every player needs to know regarding the bookmaker Betfair.

Betfair is a bookmaker which initially offered only Exchange. Or more simply put – people can set their desired odds, bidding against other people at Betfair. This way, at one point you can be both a bookmaker and a player – you bet “FOR” or “AGAINST.” However, for some time now, Betfair also offers its clients the more typical Sportsbook, or “Sports” section in which you play as with other bookmakers.

What is typical for the Exchange and the Sportsbook sections is that you can take advantage of the amazing bonus promotions and offers with both. We will focus precisely on these main sections of Betfair so we can offer our opinion and review.


Betfair Sportsbook

The open section Sportsbook on Betfair gives you the opportunity to bet on more than 26 sports including the main ones: football, volleyball, basketball, tennis, motor sports, horse racing, greyhounds, MMA, rugby, American football and sports like cycling, snooker, cricket, box and track-and-field.

Of course, in the sports section you can bet on many other sports as well. What’s typical for Betfair’s Sportsbook is that almost all meets have a wide variety of markets which, in turn, gives you the opportunity to bet on a variety of potential outcomes in a particular meet or tournament.

betfair sportsbook

If you click on the “Football” section on Betfair, a new window will open before you displaying all ongoing events as well as those which are yet to be played. Of course, you also have different buttons (or options) with which you can switch between desired football leagues or championships as well as browse through the “Today” section which includes events for the day.

At the right you will find a window with accumulator which allows you to filter meets with given odds. Here you can add or rotate your selections and once you are done you can finalize your choices adding everything to the bet slip.


In-Play Option

That’s right! At Betfair you have the opportunity to make in-play bets while you are following the development of a given event. On the right side of the screen you can see the odds for each meet and how they change in regards to the score.

The “In-Play” option includes not only football but also all other types of sports and the odds are updated in seconds. Betfair has made sure to insert a small window where the indicators constantly change – which team is in possession of the ball at the moment, whether or not a given team is attacking, side throws, corners, out performances and many other markets which are included on Betfair.

betfair in play betting

When you choose a match which is broadcasted live then a new page will be loaded providing several choices for you.

Here you not only have the aforementioned “Match view” option but other options as well, such as “Match Stats” in this case and “Watch live.” In order to watch a live match you must have registered at Betfair and logged into your account.

On the right you can once again find a well-structured Betfair menu which offers betting markets for a given match – Final odds, Under/Over, Correct score, double chance and Asian Handicap. Simply put – Betfair’s live game will give you great pleasure because it includes numerous betting options as well as great odds – all combined with an amazing interface of the website and live broadcasting.

All of these offers and markets for sports bets put the brand right up there with Bet365 because there is no considerable difference when it comes to sports and live broadcasting.


Table with the newest bonus codes for Betfair (2017)

Betfair bonus codes 2017:

Product

Bonus

Bonus Code

Betfair Sportsbook International

€100 on registration

Grab here

Betfair Sportsbook UK

£/€30 on registration

Grab here

Betfair Exchange

£/€20

Grab here

Betfair Cash-Out

100% bonus for first use

Grab here

Betfair Tennis Combinations

up to €25 for combinations

Grab here

Betfair ACCA EDGE

Get back your bet

Grab here

Betfair Bonus of £/€30

Betfair has made sure that all new players are given a motivation in the form of a welcome bonus in the amount of £/€30. This bonus is free and can be taken advantage of by all player who are just getting started and making a registration at Betfair from Europe.

get 30 euro or pounds for new account at Betfair

How to proceed in order to receive a sports bonus from Betfair:

  1. Make a registration at Betfair Sport using this link;
  2. Enter the website and click on “Join Now” on the right;
  3. Carefully and correctly enter your personal date (name, email, address, phone number etc.);
  4. Enter ZSK200 in the “Promo Code” field and finalize your registration;
  5. Deposit no less than £/€10 into your account using one of the provided deposit methods;
  6. Make a single bet with a minimum of £/€10 on a tournament or event with odds of 1.2 or higher;
  7. Congratulations! Betfair should add £/€30 into your account within 24 hours with which you can freely bet.

Here is an example picture showing you how to register at Betfair in the Sportsbook section:

Notice that this code is valid only for this section!

How to register at Betfair Sportsbook

Claim up to £/€30

Conditions for receiving a bonus from Betfair Sportsbook:

  • This promotion is valid only for the Sportsbook section at Betfair.
  • The aforementioned single bet with odds of 1.2 or higher must be made within 30 days from the registration date.
  • Within 24 hours after you make your bet, Betfair will send you 3 x £/€10 as free bets.
  • The free bets can only be used once.
  • If you bet less than £/€10 with any of the free bets you will not receive the others.
  • Betfair’s cash-out option for stopping you bet is not allowed for the free bets promotion.

*New: If you wish to receive a larger bonus the bookmaker Efbet offers one which is in the amount of up to €100 for first deposit. This is the initial bonus which is available for new player as well. Read more on how to receive a €100 at Efbet.


Betfair Exchange

betfair exchange betting

As we already mentioned in the beginning, Betfair initially put their faith in the EXCHANGE (or the so-called trading bet platform), and the main function of this exchange was to allow its players the opportunity to bid or bet “For” or “Against” amongst each other. At Betfair’s Exchange you can find all the main sports and the most current ones on the left side – where the menu itself lies. Once you choose a given sport you will see a menu on the left where you will see more details on what the Exchange offers.

In the middle of this section you can find the respective menus and for the football section they are “Football Highlights,” which show currently ongoing matches as well as those which are yet to be played. If you click on a given match a window will open and before you will be displayed all the different betting options. The very first of the options which will load will be the so-called “Popular” markets and alongside them you can see: goal markets, correct score, cards and much more.

In the first group are the betting options which are most preferred. There you can find the following options: “For” or “Agains” an end result, under/over goals as well as “next goal” (if the match is being broadcasted live at Betfair Exchange).

Exchange & Live Betting

We have to mention that the In-Play option is also available for Betfair Exchange with the only difference being that in the case of the Exchange you bet “For” and “Against.” Once again you have the option of following a match or tournament live and fans of statistics with just one click you can switch between the stream of the game and a window with a detailed analysis and details on the development of the game.

When you click on “In-Play” a list will open with all matches which are being broadcasted to the moment for a given sport in the Exchange and once you choose a desired match a window will load like the one shown in the picture above. Here you will be able to easily locate the field or window for the live-stream can be seen on the right side. This way you can enjoy yourself while placing your bets in the Sports Exchange at Betfair.

£/€20 Free Bet at Betfair Exchange

€20 Free Bet exchange bonus

Grab your bonus in the amount of £/€20 from Betfair’s Exchange with the criteria being that you must be a new client who has yet to open an account with the bookmaker. Betfair also offers a cash bonus of up to €1000 for every level of points that you reach during the first 30 days.

How to receive the promotional bonus?

  • Register at the Exchange using this link;
  • Deposit a minimum of £/€20;
  • Place a bet for no less or equal to £/€20;
  • If you bet is valid but loosing, Betfair will refund you £/€20.

How to make a quick registration at Betfair’s Exchange?

Once again, the promo code: VAL229, is valid only for the Exchange section.

Registration at Betfair Exchange

Grab a €20 bonus

Requirements for acquiring Betfair’s Exchange bonus:

  • The deposit and placed bet must happen within 7 days of making your account.
  • A bet within that period that is less than £/€20 does not qualify for a free bet of £/€20.
  • The promotion is not valid for the unfinished, canceled or unmet bets.
  • If two bets are made at once, the promotion will be valid only for the first finished one.
  • If your bet is successful, you will not receive £/€20 in your account.
  • If all requirements are met then Betfair will send you the bonus within 48 hours.

Betfair introduces the PRICE RUSH option

What exactly is the “Price Rush” option offered by Betfair?

Nowadays it doesn’t really happen so that you receive more than you expected but Betfair makes sure to offer you better odds for your bets. That is why they have developed Price Rush. When you receive “Price Rush” Betfair increase the odds for your bet and respectively your potential profit. This happens thanks to Betfair Sportsbook where the bids suggested by thousands of clients are checked automatically and if there is a better bid out there they give it to you. When you receive higher odds it will show up on your bet slip.

Where can you see the bets which have received Price Rush?

As with all other bets, you can see the ones which have received Price Rush in the “Sportsbook” section in “My Account” or “My Bets”. When you receive “Price Rush” the increased bid will be immediately displayed in “My Bets.”

When is Price Rush available?

At this time, “Price Rush” is offered on certain markets for football, horse racing, tennis, golf and basketball. It is offered only for single bets. Multibets are not supported in this case.

  • Price Rush is offered for In-Play bets on chosen sports.
  • Price Rush might be limited due to the country of registration.

Is it possible for “Price Rush” to offer worse odds?

No. You will always receive odds that you have chosen or higher ones if they are automatically found through the bookmaker’s system.

Can you use the Cash-out option if your bets have received Price Rush?

If your bet qualifies for the Cash-out option (look for the orange icon for Cash-out on your bet slip) you can take advantage of the option even if your bet has received “Price Rush.” Betfair takes into account the higher odds which you have received from Price Rush when they calculate your Cash-Out offer.


Other current offers from Betfair

Betfair periodically lets out several great promotions which make regular player, and many others who have yet to register with the bookmaker, take advantage of their own tactical skills and luck.

1. 100% bonus upon first use of the CASH-OUT option

Make a selection of a minimum of 3 matches, close your bet using the CASH-OUT option and you will receive a 100% bonus. So this to happen, your combinations must allow for the use of the cash-out option. An important condition is that you must be using this feature for the very first time. You will be able to receive a 100% bonus towards your profit.

Can you participate?

You have to check if your registration is from a country where this bonus is allowed.

You can participate in this promotion only by using one account. This bonus will be given to you if you have not used the Cash-out option in the Betfair Sportsbook section before. The Cash-out option for the Exchange section is not included in this promotion.

What do you have to do?

Make a combined bet (3 selections or more) on the markets allowing Cash-Out (look for the small orange icon). After that in order to qualify for the bonus, use the Cash-Out option Live so you can earn a profit. If you use the Cash-Out option and do not earn a profit you will not qualify for the bonus. This promotion is valid only for bets in the Sport section – Betfair Exchange bets are not included in this promotion.

What does Betfair offer?

If this is your first time using the Cash-Out option, Betfair will give you a bonus 100% from your profit from the used Cash-Out with payments up to a maximum of £/€25. Please keep in mind that the amount you “withdraw” with the Cash-out option will include your bets, but the bonus will be calculated only upon your profit.

When will you receive your bonus?

Every promotional period is 24 hours (from noon to noon – GMT). Your bonus will be paid out within 4 hours after the expiration of the promotional period, no matter the condition of the website. The free bonus is valid for 48 hours from the moment you receive it.


Take your bet back with ACCA EDGE

ACCA EDGE gives you the opportunity to take back your bet in cash if one of your selections comes up unsuccessful. This offer is available for 3 or more played matches. We have to mention that Betfair has included all markets and types of sports. With ACCA EDGE you can even bet Live. The best news is that there are no minimum odds for every selection.

How does ACCA EDGE work?

  • Add matches to your bet-slip as you typically would;
  • Those bets which qualify will have the ACCA EDGE badge on the left;
  • Apply ACCA EDGE to your matches (this will update your bet-slip!);
  • Once you have activated ACCA EDGE you have to place your bet;
  • If one of your selections is unsuccessful then you will get your bet back in the form of cash!

Bet Slip for chosen and bet on matches

At Betfair you will instantly receive information about the selections you have made. This happens when you select a given match; on the right side of the screen will appear your electronic Bet Slip in which the current odds, their added sum and how much you could potentially win if you bet a certain amount will be calculated.

Bet Slip with marked selections

Here you can bet on single or multiple selections, and if you bet on 3 or more matches you can use the ACCA EDGE insurance policy. In this Bet Slip with your bets you can also see the Cash-out option (if applicable) with which you can close your bet.

In order to use the bet slip after making a selection of having an already made bet click on the button on the right “BET SLIP”.


CASH-OUT extra

Betfair introduces Cash-Out: the newest option for control over you bets.

How does the Cash-Out option work?

The Cash-out option is available for the SPORT and Exchage sections at Betfair. This option means “Withdrawing a profit or prevention of loss,” at any time.

You can take your accumulated profit or prevent a potential loss while the event is developing Live only with the click of a button. This feature is available not only for single bets on matches but also for combinations when you are betting Live and it is available for numerous sports including football and tennis.

You can use the “Cash-out” option for all bets with the yellow symbol of Cash-out on your bet slip.

betfair cash out example

You control the amount which you can win and determine when the best time is to take your profit (and avoid a potential loss).

If the score of an event is going as you predicted up to a certain moment just click the yellow Cash-out button located on your bet-slip and take the accumulated amount insuring yourself against a potential loss at a later point of the event. You have the opportunity to browse through thousands of markets Live and try out the Cash-out option. The same Cash-out option is also available at Sportingbet. Here is more information from the review with a link to Sportingbet.

Cash-out for your combinations

By using the Cash-out option for combinations you can insure your profit at any given moment. It is entirely up to you whether to withdraw your accumulated amount to that moment or continue with your selections.

FOR EXAMPLE: You have placed a double bet on England (2.5) and Italy (1.5). England has already won their game and now its Italy’s turn to play theirs. The Cash-Out option allows you to withdraw the currently accumulated amount without the need to wait and see how the second game plays out, insuring you a certain profit. Your profit will be transferred to your account instantly.

What should you know when using the Betfair`s Cash-Out option?

The cash-out option is available only for certain bets. If you want to make sure if it is available for your given bet, please check out the following condition:

  • All markets are marked with a Cash-out icon.
  • You haven’t used your free bets for this option.
  • Your combination includes a total of 12 or less matches.
  • The specific bet does not have any added additional selections.
  • The Cash-out option is available only for a single exit of a sports event.

What methods for depositing and withdrawing funds are supported

Betfair offers quite a few flexible payment methods. You can deposit funds into your account and withdraw them when need in a quick and simple way. The company offers some of the most popular payment methods such as credit or debit cards like Visa or Master Card. They’ve also paid attention to those clients who use electronic wallets such as Neteller and the well-know Skrill (Moneybookers). Of course, there is an extra method of paying with pre-paid vouchers from PaySafe. Bank transfers are also included in the system and you need the name on the account with you operate to match the name you used for the website’s account. It is possible for Betfair to require additional information when you make a deposit or withdraw using a bank transfer.

All methods available for use whether it be for making a deposit or withdrawal are free of any kind of tax!

On the next table you will see that deposits and withdrawals are reflected immediately; only bank transfers could take up to 5 work days to reflect on your account.

The table with the entire information of payment methods, taxes and the time it will take for transactions:

MethodMin.DepositProcessingFee
Visa / Master€6Immediately€0.00
Neteller€15.00Immediately€0.00
Skrill€10.00Immediately€0.00
Paysafe€10.00Immediately€0.00
Bank transfer€15.002 – 5 working days€0.00

The minimum amounts for deposits and withdrawals are as with most standard bookmakers. If you are a player who wishes to withdraw smaller amounts or make deposits in the amounts of £1 or £2 you can check out 1xBet. The minimum withdrawal amount is £2 and most methods allow you to deposit €1.


Mobile version and application for iOS, Android and others

Betfair is one of the bookmakers which first put out a mobile application for devices operating with the iOS platform (such as Iphone, Ipad) as well as smartphones and tablets operating with Android, Windows and other platforms. On one hand you may prefer to use the mobile version of the website by putting in the address Betfair.com into your browser and getting automatically redirected to the mobile version. This version is compatible and has an entirely responsive design which adapts to your mobile device and its resolution. For those of you who prefer quick access Betfair has developed mobile applications which can be downloaded directly from Betfair’s website.

With both the mobile version of the website and the applications, the site and offered services are accessible and you are offered an easy-to-use navigations, intuitive design and almost unlimited betting options. Everything that is standard for this bookmaker on the desktop version is also available for mobile devices.

*You can find a detailed overview of the mobile applications and what is standard for the mobile version of Betfair in this review.


Video review of Betfair

For those of you who are a bit more lazy and would prefer not to read, we have created a specialized video review of Betfair. In the video you can find instructions on creating a registration, using a bonus code at Betfair, as well as payment methods. In the video we have focused on two specific sections: “Sportsbook” and “Exchange,” along with all betting options for each one. We also reviewed odds and usage of the Cash-Out option and ACCA EDGE.

The video will help you familiarize yourself with the site and its markets much quicker. We have not only included advantages and disadvantages of the bookmaker Betfair but also an overall expert rating from Betenemy.com.

A direct link to the video (link)

Similar addresses and mistaken searches

Often people mistake the spelling of the brand with addresses which are similar and look like the original site. Such searches or wrong written searched are the following:

Bet fair – When searching you will find the original website because Google recognizes the wrong spelling (even if it is two separate words).

Betfair co uk – Whether you are searching with the phrase or the domain .co.uk, you will not be able to find a realistic result but rather a forward to the .com domain which is authentic for the brand.


Affiliate program for Betfair

The affiliate program for Betfair gives you the opportunity to advertise the brand using materials offered by them, such as banners, advertising texts and other promo materials. When you are applying for approval it would be a good thing for you to own a sports-themed website or one for sports forecasts. You have to fill out your data, describe the methods you plan on using to advertise Betfair and then wait for possible approval of your application for a partner.

Betfair’s partner program gives a large commission percent – 30% upon first level of registration and development. The more clients you attract the bigger the chance that they will lose their bets and the bigger your commission will become. You can register with the affiliate program for Betfair from this link: affiliates.betfair.com.


Customer care and support

The company makes quite the effort to make their clients bet without any issues by offer customer support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The customer care support team which takes care of the clients is made up of professionals and account experts who will help you with any inquiry right away. At the Help Center you can find an open menu with Questions and Answers where almost everything is covered that you should know when getting started with the bookmaker.

An advantage of Betfair is that they have customer care and support in several languages. This way all players from Europe can write emails to them using their native language or call them on the phone.

We here at Betenemy have tested out their support team and can say with certainty that we are more than happy – they are extremely fast at getting to your inquiries and their answers and help are more than competent.

Here all the ways you can contact Betfair’s customer care and support:

 
Telephone betting:

It is manned 24/7 by english speaking Betfair brokers.

For Telephone betting with a min. unit stake of £50 or €50:

  • UK: 0844 871 5000
  • Ireland: 1800 719 915
  • Australia: 132BET (132238)

Conclusion

Betfair is famous for their Sports Exchange as well as their great bonus offers for the Sportsbook section. Their betting markets are varied and cover all sports and the tournaments for each sport. The odds are very good and with options like Price Rush and Cash-out you can have complete control over your bets. Their customer care and support team is available for clients 24/7 and the starting bonuses are yet another reason to register at Betfair. For fans of the casino there is a casino sections which offers the most modern slot games and others. Betfair’s poker room also has a good reputation; you can find both amateurs and professionals on the tables.

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