Betfair Review

The introduction of Betfair to the betting market in 2000 saw a whole new twist on the online betting industry. Betfair has since blossomed into the largest betting exchange in the world boasting over 3 million users and a monthly turnover of over L50 million a week with an employee base of 1,500. As an extension to their betting platform, the company launched, a financial betting provider.

Some of Betfair’s accolades include: Queen’s Award for Enterprise (Innovation) – Presented by the Queen on behalf of the Prime Minister’s recommendations, Ernst and Young Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year 2002 – Company co-founders Andrew Black and Edward Wray were the recipients, UK Sports Betting Operator of the Year – winning twice in 2009 and 2010 at the annual EGR awards.

The site allows their punters to eliminate the need for the bookmaker and being able to set odds on a peer-to-peer level with pretty much any major sporting event. It’s for this reason that you can often get much better odds on exchanges such as Betfair in a variety of different markets.

Sports Betting and Gaming Offers

Betfair has without doubt one of the largest sports betting portals of any online bookmaker with markets such as American football, baseball, boxing, cricket, cycling, darts, greyhound racing, rugby, snooker an tennis all available. Their biggest markets fall under that of football with over 50 leagues represented, a host of live betting and a comprehensive amount of live games streamed for free through their sports player. Horse racing is another popular market with ever UK meeting fully covered along with markets from international races around the year. The inclusion of live video, time form radio and results/stats/form make it a one stop shop for horse racing betting.

They also provide casino (including X-Men, King Kong, Iron Man 2, Perfect Blackjack), poker (with Grand series of Poker, Canadian Daily, European Rebuy and Championship Chip) along with a games and arcade section.

Bonuses, Promotions and Rewards

You can currently get a L20 risk free bet when you sign up, deposit and place a bet of L20 or more as your first wager. From that they offer a cash back promotion of anything from L10 to L1000 depending on how many bets you place over the 30 days. For more information please read Betfair’s terms and conditions.

Casino players can take advantage of a 200% deposit up to L500. Double points are available on all casino games along with a VIP club where you can take advantage of bonuses and cash rewards.

Poker offers three race races of $60,000, $50,000 and $10,000 respectively in jackpot prize pools. New sign ups can take home a fantastic $2500 sign up bonus.

Customer Support

Their support is up there with the best in the industry with numbers to contact depending on where you are in the world. Live support is available 24 hours a day and their email system claims to get back to you within 4 hours of your query.


Their cashier is sound and as safe as any online bookmaker. They offer a host of deposit and withdrawal options (Visa, Neteller, Ukash, Moneybookers, and PayPal) and they process orders very quickly.