Highlights: Bet Now
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- Fast withdrawal times
- Variety of promotions
- Loads of in play options
Betfair was formed in 2000 and operates the world’s biggest online betting exchange. As well as sports betting, Betfair provides online bingo, online casino and online poker. Betfair Sport is home to hundreds of markets on a wide variety of sports. As well as that, it’s in-play offerings are up there with the best in the business. With Betfair Sport, your winnings are paid quickly and withdrawal processing times are fast compared to other providers. Betfair is listed on the London Stock Exchange so you can trust them with your money.
The advantage of creating an account with Betfair Sport is that it gives you access to all Betfair services. The disadvantage is that you have to add funds before registration is completed. No big deal if you intend to start gambling with them anyway, but be wary. Betfair restricts a lot of it’s features until you log in with a verified account, so don’t spend too much money if you’re only having a look around. To register, just click the ‘join now’ button in the top right hand corner of the home page. For responsible gambling purposes, you can set a gambling frequency limit and a deposit limit. Once you’ve done that, and filled in your personal & security information, you’ll be ready to take advantage of the available promotions!
Bonuses and Promotions
For new customers, Betfair Sport offers up to €100 in free bets. Although, you’ll need to spend at least €50 of your own money to unlock it. How it works is you place 5 x €10 bets and you’ll get €20 in free bets. You can repeat this up to 5 times and get €100 in free bets.
Other than that, where Betfair’s promotions distinguish themselves is with accumulators. Check their promotions tab to find the acca type and sport that works for you. A popular promotion is the offer of winning up to 50% more on your first accumulator of the week. To take advantage of this, place an acca bet on 3 + legs on any sport and if it wins you’ll get free bets of up to 50%.
The Betfair Sport layout should feel comfortable to anyone who’s bet on sports online before. There are a few symbols to note, though, with regard to streaming or watching events on TV. A television symbol next to a featured games means that Betfair can tell you what channel you can watch the game on. Hover over the symbol to find out. Similarly, a play symbol will redirect you to a live stream of the game when clicked on. If the event hasn’t started yet, it will tell you what time you can tune in.
As well as that, Betfair offers a cash out option, so make sure you remember where the button is! It’s located on the top left hand side of the main menu at all times.
On the in-play page, the number of available live events is always displayed at the top of the page. You can bet on events as they happen on football, tennis, cricket, hockey, basketball, golf & more! On the right hand side of the page is a handy accumulator builder, and simply scroll down to pick a match to bet on. Another advantage of Betfair is that cash out is available on live events also, which only adds to the excitement and anticipation of live betting.
The most important thing in gambling customer service is the live chat, and Betfair Bingo has this, so you’ll probably resolve most of your issues very quickly using that. As well as the livechat, you’re encouraged to interact with their Twitter account. The @BetfairCS account is highly active and they will reply to you on that. There is no email address listed on the site, but they do have phone numbers. You can phone them every day from 8am to 11pm.
0344 871 0000 (UK)
1800 944 000 (IRE)
0044 203 059 8888 (other)
The big advantage of playing with Betfair is the super-fast withdrawal processing times. Unlike other operators, Betfair give you your money quickly. E Wallets take from 12 – 30 hours to process. Debit and Credit cards take from 2 – 5 working days to process, as do bank transfers. The available payment methods are debit card, credit card, UK Express Bank Transfer, UK Standard Bank Transfer, Australian Bank Transfer, Non-Uk Bank Transfer, Skrill, PayPal, Neteller, WebMoney, Qiwi and Apple Pay.
Rating: 4 out of 5