Located in Hammersmith, West London, Betfair have been around since it was founded by Edward Wray and Andrew Black in 2000. It was in March 2011 that Betfair switched to operate from Gibraltar and since then Betfair is acclaimed to be the largest internet betting exchange in the world.
The age of any prolific betting site is a good way to see how the company has been received by the public and at almost 17 years old, it’s safe to say that Betfair has stood the test of time. They have also won countless awards over the years and has even been recognised and approved by her majesty, The Queen, herself. The founders both received an Earnst & Young Emerging Entrepreneur of the year award for their innovations.
Website – Layout & Interface:
Betfairs’ website is laid out and presented exquisitely, if you have experience of using different online betting sites then the layout won’t come as a surprise to you, however it has an extremely classy look and feel and it’s definitely something that needs to be experienced.
In the top left hand corner of the homepage Betfairs logo is proudly displayed and exactly opposite that is where customers can log in or sign up. Here you can also find the option to switch the language of the site, so if English isn’t your first language you can freely switch between Danish, German, Greek, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Swedish.
The main way of navigating has been designed to fit within 2 different menus, these are spread horizontally across the homepage. The first menu lists things like Betfairs Sportsbook, Exchange, Casino, Live Casino, Poker, Exchange Games, Arcade, Vegas Slots Macau, Bingo, Pools Betting and Virtual Sports. Below this you can find Betfairs list of sports in its entirety as well as the in-play console, Cash Out function, Price Rush, Football, Horse Racing, Tennis, MMA, Cricket and Darts tabs.
Customers who have an account with Betfair can expect full access to bet on the following sporting markets: Athletics, American Football, Aussie Rules Football, Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Chess, Cycling, Cricket, Darts, Football, Golf, Gaelic Games, Greyhound Racing, Horse Racing, Handball, MMA, Rugby Union, Special Bets and Motor Sports. As Betfair is heavily targeted at the UK audience, football fans can rest easy knowing that nearly every type of bet you can imagine can be made at Betfair including the usual ones such as goal scorers, over/under corners, and the amount of cards in a given match.
Welcome Bonus & Promotions:
Betfair have a welcome bonus that requires customers to place a £10 bet on sports and get £30 back in free bets. To qualify for this promotion you need to deposit the funds by either card transaction or PayPal and its worth noting that the free bets cannot be used on any other promotion they currently have, like the cash out offer.
The other promotion available to the UK customer base is a risk free bet worth £20, to become eligible for this all you need to do make a bet of £20 or more and if it loses Betfair will credit your account with £20 within 72 hours of your initial bet.
You can find Betfairs in-play betting section by navigating from the homepage. There isn’t a huge variety of different sports with in-play betting options but Betfair do have great markets and prices for Football, Tennis, Golf, Cricket and Volleyball. Once you have decided your preferred sport, you are then shown exactly how many games are currently live on the little icon and by scrolling down can view all of them in full including the current odds on offer.
Mobile & Tablet:
The great news is that Betfair do have a downloaded mobile application which is a great feature for all of the players who like to gamble on the go and prefer not to be sat in front of their desktop to play. The application can be found by heading over to the Apple app store for IOS users and if you are on Android you will need to download the application directly from Betfairs’ website. The application isn’t a requirement to play from your portable device, in fact you can experience everything that can be found on both the application and the desktop version of the site just by opening up Betfairs’ homepage via your mobile or tablets browser. This will reveal a completely optimised version of the site that has been scaled to fit right in the palm of your hands.
Betfair accept plenty of different payment methods that customers can use to credit or withdraw funds, some of these include cards like Visa and MasterCard as well as e-wallets such as Neteller, PayPal, Skrill, Paysafecard and Web Money. Betfair also accept a whole variety of different currencies, so if you are in possession of any other following: GBP, Euro, Hong Kong Dollar, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Swedish Krona or Danish Krone you can use these to credit you Betfair account.
If you are in need of assistance as a customer of Betfair, we would definitely recommend starting with their detailed FAQ system. This has a list of potential questions asked by customers and all are answered, so if you think your question might not be very urgent, this is definitely a good place to start. The other methods of contact are to use their live chat function, this usually pairs you with a member of staff within 30 seconds and is a great way of being able to express the situation and you are guaranteed to be given help of a high standard.
Betfair also respond to customers via social media, so if you are an active user of Twitter or Facebook you can use that as a platform to contact them. You can also find a phone number and email address on their website.
What Betfair offer to the general public is a very high quality service and one of the best online sport betting platforms in the market this very day. They have some fantastic offers for both new and existing customers and an exceptional in-play console which is both easy to use and packed full of betting markets.
One of the perks of using such a huge site like Betfair is their customer service, they are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week providing solid help to all those who need it and they have incredibly fast response times as well as a variety of different ways to get in touch.
Betfair has a whole bunch of different payment methods which has helped them reach out to a lot more potential customers, this is in conjunction with their huge selection of accepted currencies and as far as we are concerned all of the above has solidified Betfairs’ position as one of the best online sports betting websites available.