Betfair experiences

The name Betfair is in the field of online Sports betting is undoubtedly an established institution. The bookmaker opened its doors back in 1999 and in recent years has come to the fore in Kenya, primarily as a betting exchange. However, a lot has happened in the meantime, because the old betting exchange has now become a regular bookmaker, which also provides an extensive casino area. The diversity of the provider is rounded off by a downloadable poker platform and a bingo area that can be accessed directly in the browser.

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Betfair is an "old school" bookmaker, which is immediately noticeable on the website. Although the sports are all sorted in a wonderfully clear manner, there are also numerous graphics and highlights that draw the attention of customers again and again. Nevertheless, from the point of view of sports betting customers, the company has to be given a clear compliment, since according to our Betfair experience, more than 20 different sports are available. As it should be for a bookmaker today, not only betting options are offered before the game. The live bets also have an important place in the offer and can be described as a real highlight. In addition to sports betting, a casino area can also be selected, which also includes its own live casino. Interesting offers and promotions are made available for almost all areas of the offer, so that, for example, casino players can choose between several regular deposit bonuses.

Company betfair international plc
Address Triq il-Kappillan Mifsud, St. Venera - Malta
Regulation/License Malta Gaming Authority
Telephone 0044 203 059 8888
Live Chat Yes

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Checking Betfair: Fraud or serious?

The fact that there can be no doubt about the seriousness of Betfair is promised in a certain respect by the company's tradition. Betfair has been a bookmaker for sports betting since 1999 and has earned a reputation as the largest betting exchange. In the past, the provider has repeatedly acted as a sponsor of prominent football teams or other clubs and is still one of the top players in the industry, especially in Great Britain. More than five million bets are processed every day at the British bookie's premises, which clearly speaks for a serious working method. Through this long experience and reliable work, the provider has already proven over the last 18 years that the work here is honorable. Nowadays, the market is even better regulated, which is why the bookie can also show an official license. On the one hand there is a license from the local Gambling Commission in Great Britain. On the other hand, the company is also licensed and regulated by the Maltese lottery and gaming authority, which in turn is of great importance for players from European countries. Since other security mechanisms also take effect here, fraud can be described as improbable.

The offer at a glance

Betfair is not just a bookmaker for sports betting, but can also be used in the area of gambling can be called a real giant. In our experience with Betfair, customers can access sports betting or a casino without having to download any software. But that's not all, because there is also a poker platform and a bingo section available for customers. Sports betting is also made a little more interesting by the fact that virtual games and events can also be rated here. In summary, it can be said in any case that the provider has put together a very mixed and appealing offer.

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Sports betting

The portfolio's hobbyhorse continues to be the sports betting area, which in 1999 laid the foundation for the provider's current success. However, the portfolio has changed a bit, because Betfair is no longer just active as a pure betting exchange. Regular sports bets at fixed odds can now also be placed without any problems. Betting customers can choose from more than 20 different sports, which therefore include more than just the usual top disciplines. Although football, tennis and the like play a major role, they are also kept company by basketball, ice hockey or horse and greyhound bets, for example. The individual tips can be placed in different leagues and competitions. If you want to place your bets on football, you can choose between more than 100 different competitions from all over the world. In our experience, up to 50 betting options are available per game at best, which can be described as quite decent. It is also commendable that a cash-out function can also be used for sports betting, with which the bets can be evaluated before the end of an event.


A little A newer area in the offer of the British company is the in-house casino, where customers can choose from numerous different games. The games were all provided by well-known providers, so that the quality can be described as consistent in every respect. A real specialty in the casino portfolio is the large number of jackpot games, of which more than 50 different variations are offered. In many cases, there are several million euros on the winning plan, so that the stakes in these games can really pay off. In addition to this, regular slot machines, modern video slots and table games can also be found on offer. Among the slot machines and slots, for example, "Top Gun", "Sunset Beach", "Beach Life" or "King of Olympus" are well-known titles. The table games in turn are made up of roulette, blackjack, sic bo, poker, red dog and other classics.

These table games can not only be played in the regular casino, but according to our Betfair test report also in the live dealer -Area. There are a total of six different rooms to choose from in the Live Casino, where Roulette, Black Jack, Punto Banco, Hi Lo, Casino Hold'em and Sic Bo can be played.


Neben den Sportwetten und dem Casino ergänzt auch eine eigene Poker-Plattform die Auswahl im Hause Betfair. Angeboten wird die Plattform in Form einer Download-Version, die nach einem kurzen Herunterladen der benötigten Software genutzt werden kann. Spielbar sind hier unterschiedliche Pokervarianten, so dass neben dem klassischen Texas Hold’em zum Beispiel auch Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo, 5 Card Stud oder 7 Card Stud Poker gewählt werden können. Aufgeteilt wird die Auswahl an Tischen dabei nach Cashgames und den zusätzlichen Turnieren. Neben jeder Menge Sit and Gos sind so zum Beispiel auch immer Satellites oder Multi-Table Turniere im Angebot zu finden. Als ganz besondere Spielvariante kann hier zudem das Speed Poker genannt werden, bei welchem die Spieler bei einem Niederlegen der Karten sofort mit einem neuen Blatt an einen neuen Tisch gesetzt werden.


For a British company does not in principle raise the question of whether bingo should be included in the portfolio. The game is hugely popular in the UK and is also played by many young people. Accordingly, it is not surprising that our Betfair test brought to light several bingo variants at the provider. In general, you choose between 75 ball bingo and 90 ball bingo. In addition, there are always so-called specials available, where you can play according to completely different rules. Every single game comes with a jackpot, of course, but there are some notable differences between the prizes based on our experience with Betfair. The jackpot for some games can be several thousand euros, but in some cases it can even go up to over a million euros.

New customer bonus: No new customer goes away empty-handed

In addition to a broad portfolio with all kinds of different products and areas, Betfair has a few other strong arguments for opening an account up its sleeve. We are talking about the new customer offers, which are available to all new players from the provider. It doesn't matter which area the new customers choose, because a welcome offer can be made in sports betting, in the casino, in poker and in the bingo area. Of course, under different conditions and under different conditions.

Sports betting bonus

The British provider offers a very interesting welcome bonus for all new customers from Kenya and Austria. This is a deposit bonus that is transferred to the betting account together with the first deposit made by new customers. With a maximum bonus amount of 20 euros, the amount is not too lavish, but it is also subject to very fair conditions. It is important when opening an account that the bonus code "ZSKABS" is entered, as this is exactly what entitles you to the welcome bonus. If an amount of at least 20 euros is then paid in, the additional 20 euros bonus are automatically transferred to the account. The sum can even be paid out later, whereby a tenfold turnover of the total sum of deposit and bonus is required for this. All bets with odds of 1.60 or higher qualify for this, but the wagering must be completed within 90 days.

Deposit Bonus: 100% up to 20CAD/ EUR/USD
Bonus terms: 10x deposit and bonus
Validity: 90 days
More bonuses : Promos for existing customers

Casino Bonus

An even more extensive package awaits new customers in the casino as a welcome. First of all, every new player receives a free credit of ten euros immediately after registering, with which the offer can be tested without obligation. According to our Betfair experience, you can then choose between two different offers when making your first deposit. In both cases it is a deposit bonus of 100 percent, but it is intended for different areas. If you opt for the regular deposit bonus here, you will receive this value again as an additional bonus credit from a minimum deposit of ten euros. There is a maximum of 100 euros in bonus money, which can then be used for all areas of the casino. The alternative to this is the slot bonus, with which a 100 percent bonus can even bring in up to 1,000 euros. Again, a deposit of ten euros is sufficient, although a larger sum would be much better.

Deposit bonus: 100% up to 100CAD/EUR/USD or 100% up to 1,000CAD /EUR/USD
Bonus terms: 45x bonus or 30x bonus
Validity: 7 days
Other bonuses: Live Casino Bonus

Both bonus amounts can be paid out without any problems, but are initially linked to the requirements of the bonus conditions. For the slot bonus, it must be wagered a total of 30 times on the slot machines in the portfolio. In our experience, the regular deposit bonus for new customers is subject to a 45-fold turnover requirement.

Poker Bonus

Of course, poker players should also be able to celebrate a successful start with the provider. For this reason, a bonus offer is also made available here, which in principle consists of several surprises. In any case, a minimum deposit of ten euros is required, although a higher transaction is also recommended here. A 200 percent deposit bonus is then credited, with which up to 1,000 euros in bonus money can be earned. In addition, Betfair also pays out tournament tickets worth ten euros, adds a ten euros casino bonus and garnishes the whole thing with a five euros entry bonus for one of the Twister tournaments. The additional tokens can be used as you wish, only a few conditions have to be observed for the activation of the deposit bonus. The bonus amount is always transferred to the player account in increments of ten euros each, which can be earned by accumulating 1,250 status points.

Deposit bonus: 200% up to 1,000CAD/EUR/USD
Bonus conditions: 10 CAD bonus for every 1,250 status points
Gültigkeit: 45 days
Other bonuses:

Status points are in turn credited for wagers at the real money tables and define themselves here by the rake paid. Every time a euro of rake moves across the table, it brings in 25 status points. In order to be able to clear the entire bonus amount in this way, all customers then have a period of 45 days.

Bingo Bonus

In the bingo area, it is based on our experience a little quieter, although experience has shown that customer deposits are also a little smaller here. Nevertheless, a deposit bonus awaits new customers in the bingo area, which can be worth up to ten euros as a 100 percent bonus. Put simply, this means that if you transfer ten euros to your bingo account, you will receive another ten euros from the provider. In order for this amount to be paid out, all that is required is a four-fold turnover of the bonus amount. All in all, an interesting offer that can be of help to new customers in any case.

Deposit and withdrawal: flexible options await

As an operator with such a large range of products Of course, Betfair must also ensure that customers can always handle their financial matters in an uncomplicated manner. Therefore, according to our experience, there are also several payment options in the portfolio with which transactions can be processed easily and conveniently. Classic bank transfers and credit cards are listed, for example. In addition, various electronic wallets such as Skrill or Neteller are also available. Anonymous deposits into the account are again possible with the help of the Paysafecard. Important: Whether there are fees for the payments always depends on the respective payment method and should therefore be checked individually by each customer.

The available payment methods at Betfair
Die Zahlungsoptionen bei Betfair
Payment options:|| |304 Banküberweisung, Kreditkarte, Skrill, Neteller, Paysafecard, Webmoney
Minimum Deposit: 10 CAD
Fees: variable
Account management possible in: UK, EUR, USD, Hong Kong Dollar, AUD, DKK, Swedish Krona
Payout options: Banküberweisung, Kreditkarten, Skrill, Neteller, Webmoney

In the case of withdrawals, it must then be ensured that these must be processed using exactly the same method that was also used for the deposit. In addition, the payouts are only possible if a copy of an official personal document has been submitted. The best way to make payments is via an electronic purse, since this is by far the fastest way to process payments.

Security and regulation: Trust is good, control is better

At When it comes to security and regulation, it's worth remembering that Betfair has been in the sports betting industry since 1999. The company has built up an excellent reputation over the past 18 years and would not jeopardize it through fraud or the like. Thanks to the enormous and impressive success story, in our experience, players can always assume that Betfair is serious and law-abiding. However, since even the oldest and most traditional providers do not always have to be clean, these representatives are also checked and regulated very carefully by the responsible authorities. In the case of Betfair, this task is carried out by the Maltese Lotteries and Gaming Authority and the UK Gambling Commission. For players, these two controls mean maximum security and fair results, so that, for example, a payout of winnings can always be guaranteed.

The regulations also determine, however, that bookmakers and casinos take care of the security of their customers have to make an effort. This is exactly why Betfair works with SSL encryption, which secures and encrypts all input of personal and sensitive data.

Support and customer service: Impeccable presentation

The British provider has really earned words of praise for the work of its customer service. On the one hand, the employees leave a friendly and competent impression in direct conversations, on the other hand, the contact options can also be described as first-class. A very special plus point, for example, is the live chat, where customers' questions are usually answered within 30 seconds. The support is only in English, but based on our experience with Betfair, it should be easy for every customer to carry out. Alternatively, the company also offers its customers telephone support, email advice and contact via Facebook or Twitter. In particular, the possibility of contacting the provider in the social networks can be described as very progressive.

In addition to this, a help area is also presented on the homepage, where suitable questions can easily be answered by entering specific terms and articles can be found. However, it should also be noted that these topics were only dealt with in English.

User-friendliness: Reliable thanks to additional features

As a really inexperienced customer, it could be in the first few minutes be a bit confusing at Betfair. The provider has a broad portfolio in its quiver and wants to present it all on its website. Here and there it gets a little cramped, which makes navigation suffer, at least at the beginning of the time with the provider. Fortunately, this impression is quickly diminished, because over time you just get used to it. It is also practical that the bookie sets up clear "waypoints" with filters and various categories, through which every customer can quickly reach their destination. It's a pity: A search function is not yet available for sports betting, for example. The quick links, which can always be used to jump straight to a specific league or event, can help here. Since there are no delays or problems here, the bottom line is that the user-friendliness can be considered very valuable. However, the provider has to accept slight deductions in the test report for the language settings, as Canadian is unfortunately not yet included on the website.

Mobile App: Seamless mobile coverage

Betfair offers its Customers an enormously versatile portfolio, which combines several products under one roof. It is all the more gratifying that there is always a suitable mobile variant for the individual products. For example, if you want to place your sports bets with your mobile phone or tablet, you can simply call up the bookmaker’s homepage in your mobile browser and place your bets immediately. Owners of an iOS or Android device can also access a download version and download it free of charge. Different versions are also available for most of the other areas, with the users of an iOS device in particular being extensively supplied. A download version is available for all areas, while devices from other manufacturers sometimes have to switch back to the web version.

Fortunately, the differences between the individual versions are hardly noticeable. All versions work reliably, whereby the visual representation can also be described as positive. Thanks to an intuitive design, control and navigation work perfectly, which in turn increases the fun of the mobile game in our experience.

Conclusion: Betfair knows how things work

Not for free Betfair can now look back on a strong 18 years of experience in the industry. The company took its first steps as a bookmaker for sports betting, but little by little it has continued to develop. In the meantime, several authorities are responsible for licensing and regulation, so that there can be no doubts about the seriousness and security. At the same time, the portfolio iscompared to other betting exchanges and according to our experience it is also surprisingly versatile and offers tipsters opportunities to use it in different directions. If you are looking for more than just a simple bookmaker, you have come to the right place. The right start is also taken care of at the highest level, since different welcome offers are available for all areas. The language barriers are a bit of a shame, although they are not really a point of criticism given the numerous strong aspects. All in all, the idea of ​​Betfair in the test report can be described as serious and clarified.

Anatol Tsirgiotis
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