Betfair Sportsbook Review
Betfair Sports Review
Most sportsbook sites opt for a blue and white colour scheme, and appearance-wise, they are all pretty much of a muchness. Betfair go for these conservative colours too, but they definitely do it best.
I know aesthetics aren't really that important when it comes to choosing a safe and reliable place to play, but there's something about the picture of the guy staring dreamily at the TV screen in the pub, while his rowdy mates leap around in celebration. It evokes victory and success – he has the look of a guy who just won thousands.
Some punters complain that the BetFair interface can be intimidating and busy, but for the experienced gambler, having odds and matches thrust at you from every angle is a dream come true.
But don't worry – if you're new, there are clear and clever tutorials to help you navigate your way around this maze. Once you become accustomed to Betfair's hectic style, you can settle down to enjoy betting at one of the most respected sportsbook sites in the United Kingdom. The moment you become at one with the interface, is the moment BetFair gets really exciting.
Betfair covers 24 main markets – everything from American football to chess, to politics, to special bets, to mixed martial arts.
Display odds as fractional or decimal and watch Betfair TV – there are two markets – football, and horse racing.
The frenetic layout of the Betfair site will encourage you to explore sports you'd never usually consider – I'm not a massive fan of basketball, but some of the odds and suggested bets were exceptionally enticing.
The site is constantly encouraging you to wager and potentially win cash – the homepage has not just one, but two portals for mini casino games, which can be found at the bottom of each page, and on the right.
One particularly innovative feature is the New Cashout section. This is an in-play feature, which puts you in control of your live betting. You can either take your winnings, or cut your losses at the click of a button. This handy function also allows you to cash out multiple bets across multiple sports. You can do this when you see the yellow square icon – this function is available on the mobile app as well.
Betfair allegedly offers odds that are 20% better than those offered at traditional bookmakers. They charge a commission on all winning bets, which is set at 5% of net winnings for most markets. However, if you are careful about how you wager, you can reduce the amount of commission to 2%.
Betfair is the world's biggest Internet sports book, and is based in Hammersmith, West London. In 2011, Betfair went offshore, and registered in Gibraltar.
The company is young having only been founded in the year 2000, and since then has won two Queen's Awards for Enterprise. Betfair has over 4 million customers, and a turnover of more than £50 million a week. The firm employs around 1800 people.
All log in details are encrypted by SSL technology. Sensitive changes to your account require authentication, and your account history is available online.
There are several ways to contact live support – either email, or chat. Helpful educational videos are posted online, where you can browse and search FAQs. This will teach you everything from the basics through to advanced betting strategies.
Gambling is addictive – do not play in secret, and never try to chase your losses.
£5 Minimum Deposit
Sports betting, Virtual Sports
Companies that own this site
No, you are not required to download software to play in this online casino.
Downloadable version also available?
No information available
Support Phone Numbers
UK: 0344 871-0000
IRE: 1800 944-000
Outside UK: 0044 203-059-8888
Minimum Withdrawal Limit
10 GBP per transaction
Maximum Withdrawal Limit
50000 GBP per day
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