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Betfair was originally created with a betting exchange in mind, for those of you that don’t know what an exchange is, its a place for bettors to actually place bets against each other so instead of betting against the sportsbook a gambler will either set their own odds (lay) or bet against another gamblers odds (back) with the winner being awarded with either the stake or the overall winnings. Therefore Betfair already had a working sports site in place so it was only logical for them to add a sports book to their product offerings.
Layout & Interface
Before its creation its plain to see that there has been a lot of thought gone into how the site design should be, created with newcomers in mind people from all warps of betting experience will be able to navigate between the sites extensive features. Boasting a user friendly interface and enticing design customers will feel at ease placing bets. All of the sports that Betfair currently has markets on is displayed across the top bar with the odds down the centre of the site. They are definitely one of our favourite betting sites when it comes down to the layout of the site.
As we mentioned earlier Betfair already benefits from having a huge sporting exchange which meant the transition into having their own sports book was a pretty simple one. Because of their history they already had the software in place to offer a great selection of markets over a wide range of sports from the most popular ones like football and horse racing, tennis, cricket, American sports such as basketball, ice hockey, American football and they even cover some of the lesser known sports such as handball, water polo, swimming etc. After you’ve chosen a sport to bet on you will then be displayed all the markets that are currently offered so for football betting you will be able to bet on all the normal ones such as win markets, goal scorer etc and even the more specific markets such as over/under corners and how many cards in a match.
Betfair do have their own in-play betting software which is by our judgement a pretty sound console, while not as good or diverse as the Bet365 software this definitely comes close. All of the odds are updated every second as the game unfolds in front of you. This is a nice addition to the site so if you want a change from Bet365 but still want a high quality in-play betting experience then Betfair certainly sounds like a good place to start.
Customers can rejoice knowing that there is both a mobile betting site which you can access from your phone or tablet device or if you’d rather have the app there is also the mobile/tablet application which you can download directly from the mobile application store if you use an Apple powered device or you can download it straight from the Betfair homepage if you use an Android powered mobile device. Which ever method you choose you wont find them cutting any corners as all of the appealing features you an experience on the desktop version of the site has been carried over to the mobile site/application.
Betfair offer a selection of betting offers for you to choose from with the first being a bet £10 get £30 offer, however unlike the welcome bonus from Betfred instead of getting the full amount to bet with you will get 3 x £10 bets, whether you find this better or not is down to personal opinion.
The second welcome bonus that you will be able to claim are Betfair’s infamous enhanced odds welcome promotions, these are only provided on selected games so you need to keep your eyes out. We’ve personally seen welcome promotions of 10/1 odds with a max bet of £10, this means that you could get £110 back to bet with.
Thats not all though, Betfair have a great selection of existing customer retention offers which are designed to keep you coming back for more. If you’d like more information on whats available check out the promotions tab on site which will list all of the current offers and the terms and conditions that you need to abide by.
Customers at Betfair will get some of the best support around, for people who have a normal betting account you will be able to get in touch with a member of staff over the live chat, telephone or email. The team work around the clock every day so no matter what time you’re in need of assistance there will always be someone on hand.
Betfair also go one step further, if they class you as a VIP not only will you benefit from cash back rewards and other bonuses you will also get your own personal account manager who will be your go to contact should you get into any problems.
Betfair offer a whole array of payment methods for both withdrawing and depositing into your customer account. They have all the mainstream methods such as Bank Transfer, Credit & Debit cards, E-wallets such as PayPal, Neteller and Skrill.
We’ve found the quickest withdrawal methods to be using an e-wallet as we have personally seen withdrawal times of less then 24 hours in some circumstances.
One of the most appealing factors of Betfair has to be their exchange, here you will be able to bet against other punters like yourself as if you were the bookmaker and being able to lay and back odds is incredibly handy especially as you are able to cover all factors. We also found their extensive range of promotions from free bets to enhanced odds to be incredible. They offer a solid sportsbook and provide access to all other products on site with just one account, so if you haven’t already got an account with them we definitely advise checking them out.