Betfair Review


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Betfair Review & Free Bet

Betfair was founded in 1999 by Ed Wray and Andrew Black. Betfair is one of the biggest betting sites in the world and are definitely the largest betting exchange at this current time. Betfair is usually ranked at the top for the ranking of best betting sites however this is no surprise to us at all. In September 2015, Betfair joined forces with its longtime rival Paddy Power and agreed to merge together. On 2nd February 2016, the 2 gambling giants confirmed their merge.

Website Layout:

The Betfair website is well designed and has also been recently updated with new features and a modern, professional layout. The Betfair website has a great range of sports and markets that will be sure to satisfy you. Betfair have one of the best in – running betting and the user can bet on almost all markets available while races/games are in play. There are many features on the sit that are available to assist the user, these include videos, forums and also a question and answer page. Once the user logs onto the Betfair website they will instantly be struck by the bright yellow colour which is displayed all throughout the website along with the classic grey. The homepage of the website displays all the available fixtures, sports, odds and various different tabs which are available for the user to choose from. Betfair offer a casino for their casino players so across the top of the page there are tabs such as ‘Casino’, ‘Poker’, ‘Bingo’, ‘Arcade’ and ‘Vegas Slots’. On the left side of the page there is an ‘in play’ option and towards the very bottom of the site, all the T&C’s are stated along with the gaming authority and gambling commission logos. Betfair are also the sponsors of English Premier League giants Arsenal and the Spanish football club Barcelona, so both of their well known logos are also on the page.


Betfair have a wide range of sports available on their site for users to bet on, which will be great news for sports fans. Betfair have won multiple awards and are a renowned and well established company in the online gambling industry. Considering the amount of customers Betfair have , they do need to cater for all types of sports fans and they have done exactly this by offering the following sports, Football, Horse Racing, Tennis, Greyhound Racing, Rugby Union, Cricket, Golf, Bowls, Volleyball, Boxing, Ice Hockey, Winter Sports, Badminton, Gaelic, Snooker, Baseball, Netball, Basketball and Darts.

Welcome Bonus:

Betfair are on of the most popular sportsbooks around and with sports betting comes promotions and bonuses. Many sports fans choose which company to bet with due to the promotions and bonuses that are offered and Betfair have ensure that they are a top candidate in this sector. Betfair are the official betting sponsors of 2 of the biggest football team in the world which are Arsenal and Barcelona and every time each of them play, Betfair is advertised in the stadium and even on television adverts so plenty of football fans can see what offers they have. On the Betfair site there is a ‘promotions’ page where all the bonuses are displayed, this includes welcome bonuses for new customers and also offers on bets for existing customers. Although football is the most popular sport to bet on, Betfair have ensured that fellow sports fans can join in on the fun and have included bonuses and promotions for all sports and even for the casinos, slots and jackpot games. The most popular new customer offer is ‘Get up to £100 in free bets’ whilst the other lucrative offer is ’25 free spins’ for new casino customers.

In Play Betting:

In Play betting with Betfair is simple and easy. Online betting players who are after live betting and streaming will absolutely love using Betfair as there are tons of live – in play markets to choose from.  Betfair have made sure to keep their customers satisfied as in play betting is available on a range of sports, some of which include Football, Horse Racing and Basketball. In Play betting is an easy and fun way to bet and Betfair have made it even bet for those who wish to gamble with their company due to their wide range of sports, easy access and great odds.

Payment Methods/Client Support:

The payment options on Betfair are brilliant and there is a good range of options available for customers to choose from. For most gambling sites, convenience is key when it comes to pleasing the customers and this is the same regarding payment methods too. Depositing funds into your Betfair account is easy and simple and can be done by a various way. Betfair accept the following methods of payments, Visa, Mastercard, Neteller, Skrill and PayPal.


Over the years it is clear to say that Betfair have clearly emerged as one of the giants in the online gambling industry. Since their establishment in 1999 I defientley feel that they have come along way and have achieved great things so far, such as being the official betting sponsors of Arsenal and Barcelona. Betfair have many advantages which has made them a favourite amongst online gamblers, a big advantage that they have over their rivals is the amount of promotions and bonuses they offer to new customers and existing customers. Another reason why Betfair is popular is because of the wide variety of sports they have available to users. Many people choose which sportsbook to go with depending on the sports that offered and Betfair have proved to be extremely versatile as they have over 20 sports for users to choose from.

Despite being a popular sportsbook, Betfair also have an online casino feature where they have various games such as poker and jackpots. All the popular and relevant payment methods are accepted by Betfair, including E-wallets and also visa/Mastercard’s. Despite having many advantages, I would say that the biggest disadvantage is the website layout ass it comes across quite cramped and close together, I personally feel this does need improving as it would improve the appearance and would also be easier for the user to navigate. Overall, I would say Betfair is one of the top sportsbooks and I would defientley recommend it to any sports fan. They have great odds, a huge variety of sports and many offers. If Betfair improved on their website and updated, it a little bit whilst also making a few improvements then they could defientley be the best sportsbook to date.