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Betfair Bookmaker Review

Betfair Free Bets Promo Code

Betfair no longer advertise their Betfair free bets offers for new clients but Betfinder does have a Betfair promo code which will give new customers 3 x £10 Betfair free bets when they place a first-time bet of £10 or more.

To avail of this offer simply enter the Betfair free bet code 'ZSK200' in the promo-code area when opening your new account and make sure your first bet is on a selection priced 1/5 or greater.

If you prefer enhanced betting odds for your first bet at Betfair simply go to their promotions page where there are always some outstanding prices on offer in high-profile sporting events.


About Betfair

Despite being poorly funded Betfair burst onto the scene with a bang back in the year 2000.  Naturally the online betting revolution was just dawning but the key to Betfair’s success was it ground-breaking ‘exchange’ model which, just like Futures Markets on the Stock Exchange, allowed people to ‘trade’ betting markets and play ‘layer’ as well as ‘backer’.

There’s been plenty of water under Betfair’s bridge since it surfaced but the company is now bigger than ever.  In 2012 Betfair launched a traditional sportsbook which saw customer numbers soar and, in February 2016, the company merged with Irish bookmaker Paddy Power.

High-Street Presence?

There are no shops on the High St. with the Betfair name over the door although the merger with Paddy Power may, in time, see that change.

Other Betfair Offers & Promotions

‘Best Odds Guaranteed’ is standard at Betfair covering UK and Irish horseracing as well as selected dog races.  ‘First Pass the Post’ is bulk standard too meaning any horse that is disqualified (UK & Ireland) by the stewards will still be paid out as a winner.

Betfair’s ‘Acca Edge’ is a unique accumulator insurance which returns cash to punters who have one leg let them down in any accumulative bet featuring three or more selections.

It is available on all sports including ‘in-play’ and it does not require any more than four selections in an accumulator.  However, this is not an enhancement or bonus more so an added function designed to make Betfair more attractive.

Types of Betfair Bets/Markets

No problems here – Betfair typically have 34 sports/specials on offer and there is a huge spread events within each one.  In short Betfair probably boast the most comprehensive betting portfolio, featuring more individual markets, than any other online bookmaker.

Bells & Whistles

With Betfair Exchange introducing the concept of ‘lay bets’ unsurprisingly their relatively new online sportsbook site allows people to cash out.  And that’s not the only advantage Betfair sports customers can enjoy as a result of its sister site.

In addition to ‘Cash Out’ Betfair Sports have also developed ‘Price Rush’ which can give Betfair Sportsbook customers better odds than they have taken on singles bets.  It does so by scanning their adjoining exchange and delivering a greater price if it is available there.

Ways to Bet at Betfair

Betfair’s Exchange does allow customers to place ‘trades’ via telephone but sadly their Sportsbook does not.  Neither does the Sportsbook accept wagers by SMS meaning online is the only way to bet at Betfair.  

On the plus side their mobile offering is easy to use and is every part as wholesome as what PC using customers will be accustomed to.

Betfair Customer Service

Unlike many Betfair make their ‘Live Chat’ easy to find and use.  But telephone, email, tweets and even messaging via Facebook are promoted as ways to fire your questions to Customer Support.

Payments & Withdrawals

You can have several payment methods registered with your Betfair account and you do not need to withdraw winnings back to the card you made your latest deposit on.

In addition to all major credit cards and bank transfers, Betfair also accept Paysafe, Neteller, PayPal and Skrill.

Our Verdict – 9/10

There is a superb number of markets offered at Betfair and plenty of ways to follow the action with live video, radio, blogs, reports and, for horseracing, Timeform previews.

But the depth of bet types is a little disappointing with ‘winning margins’ and ‘jollies vs rags’ speciality bets missing.  The lack of tele-betting, which may be waning in popularity but surely still has its place in modern day bookmaking, is another disappointment.

But this remains a very easy to use and attractive sportsbook with plenty of attractive ‘New Customer Offers’.  Furthermore Betfair can offer more betting value than most, and allied to the ability to ‘trade out’ bets at its sister Betfair Exchange, it represents an invaluable tool in any serious punters armoury.

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