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Betfair Review


Rating: ★★★★½ 


Free Bet: Yes*


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: * Risk Free 20: New Customers Only. 18+. T&Cs Apply

New customers only, limited to one per person. If you’ve previously had a Paddy Power account, you will not qualify for the offer. Place your first bet on any Sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £/€20. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply.

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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Updated: May 16, 2018 by SportBettingOnline