Free Bet: Yes*
Currencies: AUD, CAD, DKK, EUR, GBP, HKD, NOK, SEK, SGD, USD
Languages: Bulgarian, Chinese, Czech, Danish, English, Finnish, German, Greek, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
Sports Markets: American football, athletics, australian rules football, bandy, baseball, basketball, boxing, combat sports, cricket, cycling, darts, gaelic games, golf, greyhound racing, handball, horse racing, hurling, ice hockey, motor sport, pelota, rowing, rugby, snooker and pool, soccer, surfing, swimming, tennis, trotting, volleyball, winter sports, yachting
Other Markets, etc: Bridge, financials, politics, reality shows, weather, white christmas, magazines awards
Free bet / promotion:* Up to £100 bet for new customers. (Place 5 bets of £10 or more and get a £20 free bet. You can do this 5 times)
Background: Registered and licensed in the UK and Australia, Betfair are a betting exchange rather than a bookmaker and offer punters the chance to bet against each other directly. In theory this cutting out the middleman offers punters better odds and payouts.
Indeed, Betfair odds are typically 15% higher than most fixed odds bookmakers.
The way a betting exchange works differs from those of a fixed odds bookmaker, making it trickier for Betfair to offer specials and promotions. However they are currently offering a free first time bet for new accounts.
The betting markets covered by Befair are very extensive due to its millions of users so you can be sure to find the sport you are interested in.
The site appears confusing at first but there are plenty of guides and walk throughs for newcomers.
Betting Options: Online and phone betting
Odds Style: UK (fraction), US, Europe (decimal)
Min / Max Bet: Min – 0.10 GBP; 0.10 EUR;. No maximum bet.
Deposit options: Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, Visa Electron, Solo, Switch, Delta, Laser, Bank Wire, Check, Neteller, Moneybookers, Western Union, PayPal, WebMoney, Click&Buy
*Reported incentives may change at any time.
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