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Chances are you’ve heard of Betfair. I mean, how could you not?
Betfair is a MASSIVE company – a true all-in-one gambling site. They offer sports betting, an online casino, poker room, bingo hall and arcade.
They do a great job across the board. All their products are topnotch. Which explains why they have millions of customers around the globe, spending tens of millions with Betfair every year.
So, you should skip this review and create your account …like, yesterday – right?
No, not so fast. And I’ll tell you why…
Because while Betfair does a lot of things right …they’ve also done a few things wrong …like really, REALLY wrong.
So wrong, in fact, that they’re still on a few webmaster’s blacklists today.
But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t sign up here, either – evident by the several legit webmasters who have chosen to overlook Betfair’s shenanigans and continue to recommend them to players today.
So, what do you do?
You’ll have to read our review below to find out. First, to find out what they did. And second, to find out whether it prevents us from recommending Betfair to our readers.
Betfair is owned and operated by Paddy Power Betfair. This company consists of two previously British gambling rivals – Paddy Power and Betfair.
The two companies merged on September 2015. The deal was completed the following February.
This merger made Paddy Power Betfair the number one online gambling company in terms of both size and revenue in 2016, with a value of 12 billion dollars.
The company is located in West London, United Kingdom. Betfair operates under a Gibraltar license.
It depends on who you ask. Everyone has their own opinion or moral compass as it pertains to what’s arguably Betfair’s biggest mistake.
Back in 2010, Betfair had an offer that allowed players to claim an unlimited supply of happy hour bonuses. The kicker? This offer had a small 10x playthrough.
Players took to this offer like a pack of rabid dogs. It was a great offer for them …but a horrible offer for Betfair.
By the time Betfair realized their mistake, they were reportedly out 8+ figures ($10+ million).
Betfair screwed up big time. But instead of admitting they screwed up, and eating the loss, they decided to go the unethical route instead.
They claimed that players didn’t play in the “spirit of the bonus.” As such, Betfair closed players’ accounts, refused to pay them and stopped communicating with them completely.
There were even reports of Betfair confiscating funds directly from players’ accounts. One player even said:
Now, because Betfair pulled this stunt, they’ve earned a semi-permanent place on several review sites’ blacklists.
Casinomeister.com wanted to pull them from their ‘rogue pit,’ but told Betfair they’d only do it if Betfair settled up with players. Betfair refused, so the rogue pit is where they remain.
ThePogg.com is taking a slightly different approach.
ThePogg.com talked with Betfair about another issue, and Betfair apparently took their advice and worked with the customer in question (to ThePogg.com’s satisfaction).
So, ThePogg.com pulled Betfair from their blacklist – however, their trust stat will not be higher than a 3 until Betfair pays players back for the happy hour debacle.
Anyway, that’s the biggest problem revolving around Betfair.
Both Betfair and Paddy Power have had similar issues in the past – voiding bets and not paying players out, despite there being no wrongdoing on the players’ behalf. It’s just when the sportsbook screws up and the players benefit handsomely because of it.
But while sites like ThePogg.com and Casinomeister.com have placed Betfair on their blacklists, other review sites don’t care about this stuff all and have chosen to overlook it.
And – in some ways – it’s hard to blame them because Betfair is solid in nearly all other areas of their business. A few trustworthy portals in this camp include SafestBettingSites.com, AskGamblers and CasinoListings.com.
It’s hard to stomach or accept what’s clearly rogue behavior. What makes it all worse is their lack of interest in making things right.
No matter how legit Betfair is elsewhere in their business, you can’t help but wonder if they’ll stiff you if/when you win a bet that was clearly too much in your favor – regardless if it wasn’t your fault.
The bottom line – they have an above average rating except for the few blacklists they occupy. But I’d scale that back some, and give them an average rating to reflect how poorly they sometimes treat their customers.
Players from the following countries are prohibited from playing at Betfair:
They have a robust FAQ section where you’ll find answers to all the common stuff I’m sure Betfair’s been asked time and time again. So, I recommend you start there.
If after that you still need to contact them, you can do so using:
Other than that, they also encourage you to send them a message via Facebook or tweet them on Twitter (though they haven’t been on Twitter for a couple of years).
Betfair accepts several currencies, which includes:
You can fund your account using the following options:
Fees will vary, but it looks like you’ll pay 1.5% to 2% for e-wallets. Many of the larger, more well-known sites cover fees on incoming payments. I’m not sure why Betfair doesn’t.
Their deposit limits will vary between £5 and £32,500. Keep in mind this will depend on the option you use, as well as what currency you’re banking in.
You can cash out using:
Payout time frames will be between instant and as much as 5-16 days (for bank wires and paper checks). The daily cash out limit is £500,000.
One thing you’ll notice about Betfair is that they don’t have a central promotions page like most gambling sites do. You’ll find all the promos within the individual gambling products instead.
For that reason, we listed all their promotions on a product-by-product basis below. Keep reading to see what offers you can claim.
What’s neat about how Betfair displays their offers – at least in the casino – is that they have a drop-down menu that shows you the eligible games you can play to clear the bonus. This makes it very clear what you can and cannot play, so not to (accidentally) void your bonus or winnings.
Right now, Betfair offers 10 different promotions inside their sportsbook. However, most of them are not really promotions, are limited time deals, or aren’t useable in the sportsbook.
Anyway, here are the details for their few sports promos.
This offer is only available for your FIRST bet in the exchange.
While it sucks this is a limited time offer, there’s a good chance they’ll offer it again in the future – just on a different match, or for a different sport.
Here are the details behind Betfair’s evergreen casino promotions.
Once you’ve played your bonus you’ll then receive 100 free spins. The free spins will be given to you at the pace of 10 per day, for 10 days.
You’ll need to make a minimum deposit of £20 to claim this offer. The playthrough on this offer is 35x the bonus.
Once you’ve played through your bonus, they’ll also give you 5 Golden Chips, released to over 5 days (1 per day). That’s a straight up bet that can payout £70 per day, for 5 days. The min deposit for this offer is £20 and it has a 40x playthrough.
The offer’s pretty simple – you’ll receive 10 free spins over 3 days. You can use your free spins on one, or any combination of the eligible machines listed below:
The cool thing about this offer is that there aren’t any wager requirements on any money you may win with your free spins. However, there is a max you can win, unfortunately – £30 total, or £10 per 10 free spins.
Here are the details behind their evergreen poker promotions.
This pack contains:
On top of all that, you’ll also receive a 200% match bonus on your first deposit up to £1,000.
(I’m not sure why they call this a £20 Welcome Pack. Maybe someone needs to borrow a calculator?)
You’ll receive your bonus in £10 chunks for every 1,250 Status Points you earn. You’ll have 45 days starting from your first deposit to fully redeem your bonus.
Once you enter the code, your task is to play real money games and earn Status Points. Your bonus cash will be released to you in chunks until you get it all.
Here’s what that looks like:
|Status Points||Prize||Total Prize|
|250||€ 1.00||€ 1.00|
|750||€ 2.00||€ 3.00|
|1500||€ 3.00||€ 6.00|
|2500||€ 4.00||€ 10.00|
|3750||€ 5.00||€ 15.00|
|6250||€ 10.00||€ 25.00|
|10000||€ 15.00||€ 40.00|
|16250||€ 25.00||€ 65.00|
|25000||€ 35.00||€ 100.00|
Here’s what that looks like:
|Twister Buy-In||Played||Bonus Points for Winning|
The number of points you earn will determine your place on their leaderboard. The top 250 players win a prize, with the top 150 winning some cash.
Here’s what that looks like:
|6||€200 Cash + 3x€10 Twister Token|
|7-10||€100 Cash + 3x€10 Twister Token|
|11-50||€50 Cash + 4x€5 Twister Token|
|51-100||€30 Cash + 4x€5 Twister Token|
|101-150||€20 Cash + 4x€5 Twister Token|
|151-250||3x€5 Twister Token|
There’s £12,500 up for grabs between the cash prize and Twister Tokens. This is a neat incentive to play these games, which is on top of the progressive jackpot you can potentially win – a great incentive in its own right.
There are 3 loyalty tiers:
You’ll receive a 3-5.25x multiplier depending on your status. This is used against your Status Points to determine how many VIP Poker Points you will receive. Every 375 VPPs equals £1 in cash rewards. The minimum number of points required to exchange for cash is £10.
This program sounds neat, but it sounds like it’s more of a cashback program than a VIP program. Most VIP programs have additional perks, such as a store to spend your bonus, bonuses, trips, and so on.
Here are the promotions you’ll find in Betfair’s arcade.
All you need to do is wager a total of £10 on one or any combination of the following games:
Once you spend £10 you’ll instantly receive your £10 bonus. You’ll need to wager this once (1x) before you cash out any winnings. You’ll have only 7 days to do it.
Betfair will then use a random number generator to select customers to award chunks of the £15,000 prize pool every Monday.
For every £1,000 you spend, you’ll receive a bonus of somewhere between £2 and £1,000 – and there’s no limit to the number of bonuses you can earn. Bonuses are credited by the 16th of every month.
This is a neat offer. While some people would rather have a fixed amount, I think it’s sort of neat to have a lottery style drawing. Sure, some months you might only win £5. But one day you might log into your account to find a nice £500 or £1,000 waiting for you.
Here are the evergreen offers you’ll find in Betfair’s bingo hall.
You can receive a £5 scratch card bonus when you wager £20 on any bingo scratch cards (which has a 1x rollover).
Overall, Betfair has a lot of deals to claim. What’s more, you can claim offers from each of their different products. That includes welcome bonuses, so long as it’s your first time betting/playing there.
Okay, it’s time to talk about Betfair’s sportsbook. But there’s one little challenge I want to address before we get started.
There’s no way we can cover every little detail or nuance.
Betfair covers more than 20 different sports in their (regular) sportsbook alone. Of which, you’re likely to find HUNDREDS, if not THOUSANDS of different markets.
But that’s only Betfair’s regular sportsbook. They also have a betting exchange, an in-play (live) betting section, football jackpots, and a virtual sports section.
If we covered everything in this review, you’d spend all your time reading – you’d never place a bet.
So, what I’m going to do is cover the most important stuff below, most of which will come from their main sportsbook. The things we’ll cover include the sports and markets you can bet, Betfair’s betting limits, how they approach winners, and so on.
You’ll want to explore Betfair for everything else.
Here’s a general list of the sports they cover:
They also cover financials, greyhound and horse race betting.
They do. Betfair was covering 77 in-play matches when I checked them out.
The majority of matches covered were football (soccer) matches, with the few others being tennis, basketball, golf, cricket and hockey.
They offer live streaming, too. You’ll know when you can watch a match when there’s a little play button symbol next to the odds. There were 20+ live streams running while I was there.
You’ll need to have an account to access the live stream. If you want to watch horse racing you’ll need to place at least £2 worth of bets on the race via the exchange.
For the traditional sportsbook – it depends. Betfair doesn’t list their betting limits in their terms/conditions (that I could find).
SafestBettingSites.com says their max payout on top flight football leagues is £1,000,000 on match results. Other leagues have much lower max wagers – around the £100,000 range.
As for their exchange – since you’re not betting against the house, you’re not going to have to worry about traditional betting limits.
Betfair’s betting exchange runs in real time. You either back (to win) or lay (to lose) a market or wager.
This is done against other bettors on the exchange.
For this to work, there must be a simultaneous bet on both sides. One player needs to back a bet, while another lays it.
One thing some people – a limited few – will have to worry about are Betfair’s commission rates on money won in the exchange.
The starting commission is 5% (collected from net wins). But as you earn points (from placing real money bets), you’ll receive a discount. Discounts range from 0-60%.
Here’s an example Betfair gives to show you how the discount works:
Most people are going to be okay at these rates.
However, anyone who has £250,000 or more in career winnings will see Betfair raise their commission from 5% to 60%.
According to BitEdge.com, if you have:
Then you’re eligible to pay premium charges at the end of any profitable week in which you paid less than 20% in total charges.
He goes into further detail about how this works and what you can and can’t do to circumvent this on their website.
According to SportsBettingSites.org, this move was made to increase player liquidity and to provide more value for the casual and small professional bettor.
They go on to say that Betfair could have simply increased their commission to 10% and called it a day. However, Betfair wanted to make it clear that that serious bettors are not welcomed on the exchange.
Sometimes Betfair offers reduced commission. For example, when I reviewed them they were offering 2% commission on Premier League Match odds for the month. So, it pays to check back once in a while to see what deals they may be offering.
I highly recommend you read the SportsBettingSites.org review, as Jim gives an excellent explanation of how Betfair’s exchange and commissions work, as well as an example of how you can use the exchange to save money and/or cut your losses when you know your bet’s going to lose.
You can access their sportsbook through your browser. That goes for both desktop and mobile users.
Betfair also has a native app for both Apple and Android-powered devices. You will be able to cash out, claim promos and bet on live matches. Basically, Betfair’s native app will let you do most of the things you can do from your desktop.
Yeah, Betfair offers a couple other neat perks or features all customers should know about:
What’s more is Betfair will never tweak the odds unless they’re going to be the same or better than the odds you were already getting.
Either way, it’s a neat option to have. It gives you more control over how much you win or lose.
Our Betfair’s sportsbook is their best product. Between their coverage, hundreds, if not thousands of markets, native app and features, all sports bettors should have an account here.
Betfair’s casino is like their sportsbook – absolutely massive.
They have several sections, which includes:
They also have their exchange games and arcade section, which for the sake of keeping this review from getting any larger, will be lumped into this section of our review.
For that reason, we’re going to focus on the big picture stuff – the software providers, types of games you can play, and what devices you can play them on.
Fortunately, there’s a lot overlap in terms of the games you can play in each section. So, you should still get a good idea of what you can play with the information provided below.
Betfair works with a variety of software providers, including many of the best in the i-gaming industry today.
They cover the full spectrum of games – live dealer games, table games, blackjack, slots, video poker, arcade games, scratch tickets, and more.
We’ll look at a couple examples in just a few minutes.
You have 3 choices as to how you play their games – download, instant play (browser) casino or from your mobile device.
From your mobile device, you can either play from your browser – which looks pretty good to me – or download their native apps, which is compatible with iOS and Android powered devices.
Here some examples of games you can play and what section of the casino you can find them in.
They have a smaller selection of slots listed than you’d expect, given how many software providers they work with. But I bet that’s because these are all in their browser casino – there’s probably more in the download.
But even if that was the case, the slot titles above look awesome! Right away I know what would be on my list of slots to play:
All of these are slots based on TV shows, movies, video games and comic books.
But there’s many more themes to choose from. Not only that, but there are many types of slots you can play, too. For example, 5-10-line slots, 25+ line slots, slots with bonus rounds, free spins, progressive jackpots, and more.
There are more roulette games here than what most people will know what to do with. It’s a great opportunity to try a new variant to see if there are any new games you like.
This isn’t even all of your options, either. There are several we didn’t list here. But this gives you a good idea as to what you can expect.
Variants include different dealers (men and women), from both Europe and Asia.
While limits vary greatly, you can expect limits to be between .10 and £10,000, depending on the game you play.
Most of the blackjack games listed are blackjack variants. This is okay – great, if you like playing blackjack. But not so much if you like playing other non-blackjack games – you’ll only have 4 options.
There are many more Betfair can include. I hope they already have them, and it’s simply a matter of creating an account and downloading their software to get access to them all.
Similar to the card games, I would assume they offer far more variants once you create an account or download their software. Because this is a small list of video poker variants considering all the software companies they work with.
In this section, you’ll find an interesting mix of slots that – from the sounds of it – are like those you’ll find in Las Vegas.
I can’t speak for all of them, but I see several that I have played in Las Vegas – such as the Wizard of Oz and Monopoly. And if I haven’t played those, I’ve played variants of those titles.
Here are some of the slots you can expect to find here.
Again, lots of fun titles here. I’d play Monopoly, Wizard of Oz, Family Guy and Sherlock Holmes. But there’s a little bit of everything for everyone.
Much, if not all of what you’ll find here are Asian-themed games, which isn’t at all a surprise.
Some of the games you can expect to find include:
Betfair also lists their Asian live dealer games, which includes blackjack, baccarat, roulette and sic bo.
What’s noteworthy about this section is that most of the games listed have progressive jackpots. They’re all the same size, though – more than 750,000 when I checked them out.
Our Opinion of Betfair’s Casino
That’s their casino in a nutshell.
There are lots of games to choose from here. Betfair covers all the different types of games you’d find in a brick and mortar casino, from slots to live dealer games. Though, it’d be nice to know for sure if they offered some card games other than blackjack.
Overall, I think most people will be happy playing in Betfair’s casino.
I know I’d be.
Betfair is on the iPoker Network. There are a few benefits to this – one being their unique Jackpot SNGs.
But there are a few frustrating things about Betfair, too – and, honestly, most online poker rooms not named PokerStars – they don’t have tons of traffic.
According to PokerScout.com, Betfair’s currently 9th in overall (worldwide) traffic. The iPoker Network had 1,282 players online, at 8pm London/UK time on a Saturday.
This is peak hours, but they had a fraction of the traffic available at the top 5 poker sites.
I think this is going to turn off a lot of pros. That said, Betfair is pro friendly in terms of 3rd party software. Not to mention you’ll find softer games because of the crossover traffic from the sportsbook and casino.
The bottom line – there are both pros and cons to playing poker at Betfair. You’ll have to decide what’s more important to you.
Before you do that, though, let’s go over the games, stakes and tournaments Betfair offers.
Betfair offers holdem and omaha. Limits for both range from €.01/€.02 through €5/€10. Most of the action revolves around 6-max holdem.
Betfair offers fast fold poker games, too, which they call Speed Poker. When you buy into one of these games, you’re mixed in with a pool of players and seated at a random table.
Once everyone is dealt a hand, you’ll immediately have the option to fold your hand before the action ever gets to you. When you do that, you’ll be placed at a new table with a new batch of players from the pool.
This form of poker allows you to fold and fold until you get hands you want to play. It also allows you to get in hundreds of hands per hour – multiples of hands compared to a standard cash game.
They have lots of tournaments. When I reviewed Betfair, there were more than 290 active tournaments.
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Betfair says they guarantee more than £3 million every month.
In fact, they guarantee more than £125,000 every Sunday.
Here’s their Sunday lineup to give you an idea of what you can play:
|12:00||€5000 Deep Run||€ 5,000||€ 50|
|15:00||€10000 Warm-Up||€ 10,000||€ 50|
|16:00||€5000 Tea Time||€ 5,000||€ 20|
|16:30||€5000 Sniper||€ 5,000||€ 10|
|17:00||€5000 Deep Run||€ 5,000||€ 30|
|17:30||€3000 Starter||€ 3,000||€ 10|
|18:00||€10000 Phoenix||€ 10,000||€ 20|
|18:30||€10000 Special One||€ 10,000||€ 10|
|19:00||€30000 Sunday Premium||€ 30,000||€ 50|
|19:15||€2000 Pinball||€ 2,000||€ 3|
|19:30||€10000 Predator||€ 10,000||€ 20|
|20:00||€15000 Master||€ 15,000||€ 100|
|20:30||€5000 Madness||€ 5,000||€ 20|
|21:00||€5000 Money Time||€ 5,000||€ 50|
|23:00||€5000 Night Club||€ 5,000||€ 50|
This isn’t as much money or as high of stakes as you’ll find at sites like PokerStars. But you won’t find that at any poker site BUT PokerStars, so there’s no point in holding Betfair to those standards. It’s not fair, either.
What Betfair does have is pretty impressive, though. And remember, that’s only their Sunday lineup. They still run tournaments throughout the week.
Here’s an example of what they were running (or had scheduled to run) the day I checked them out:
|€2000 Bounty Hunter||2017-08-12 10:00 PM||€9.0||€2.0||Holdem||No|
|Sat €5 Ticket – 3 tickets gtd||2017-08-12 10:10 PM||€0.45||€0.05||Holdem||Yes|
|€250 Guaranteed||2017-08-12 10:15 PM||€2.73||€0.27||Holdem||No|
|€1500 Frenzy||2017-08-12 10:30 PM||€9.1||€0.9||Holdem||Yes|
|Sat €20 Ticket – 2 tickets gtd||2017-08-12 10:40 PM||€0.91||€0.09||Holdem||No|
|€100 Guaranteed||2017-08-12 10:45 PM||€0.91||€0.09||Holdem||No|
|Sat €10 Ticket – 3 tickets gtd||2017-08-12 11:10 PM||€1.82||€0.18||Holdem||No|
|€1000 Pinball||2017-08-12 11:15 PM||€4.55||€0.45||Holdem||Yes|
|€500 – Knock-Out||2017-08-12 11:30 PM||€4.5||€1.0||Holdem||No|
|Sat €5 Ticket – 3 tickets gtd||2017-08-12 11:40 PM||€0.45||€0.05||Holdem||Yes|
|€50 Gtd – Rebuy||2017-08-12 11:45 PM||€0.45||€0.05||Holdem||Yes|
|€1000 Extra Time||2017-08-13 12:00 AM||€18.2||€1.8||Holdem||No|
|Sat €10 Ticket – 3 tickets gtd||2017-08-13 12:10 AM||€1.82||€0.18||Holdem||No|
|€300 Gtd – Rebuy||2017-08-13 12:15 AM||€2.73||€0.27||Holdem||Yes|
|€500 Deepstack Turbo||2017-08-13 12:30 AM||€4.55||€0.45||Holdem||No|
|Sat €5 Ticket – 3 tickets gtd||2017-08-13 12:40 AM||€0.45||€0.05||Holdem||Yes|
|€50 Guaranteed||2017-08-13 12:45 AM||€0.91||€0.09||Holdem||No|
|€500 Gtd – Rebuy||2017-08-13 1:00 AM||€4.55||€0.45||Holdem||Yes|
|Sat €10 Ticket – 3 tickets gtd||2017-08-13 1:10 AM||€1.82||€0.18||Holdem||No|
|€50 Guaranteed||2017-08-13 1:15 AM||€0.91||€0.09||Holdem||No|
|€500 – Knock-Out||2017-08-13 1:30 AM||€9.0||€2.0||Holdem||No|
|€1 Turbo Freezout||2017-08-13 1:45 AM||€0.91||€0.09||Holdem||No|
|€500 Gtd – Rebuy||2017-08-13 2:00 AM||€9.1||€0.9||Holdem||Yes|
|Freeroll – €25 Gtd||2017-08-13 2:00 AM||€0.0||€0.0||Holdem||No|
|€100 Guaranteed||2017-08-13 2:15 AM||€4.55||€0.45||Holdem||No|
These are smaller events, but I like that because they’re bankroll friendly. You can buy in for a few bucks – maybe get in for free – and you’ll get a few hours entertainment, maybe a nice boost to your bankroll.
And all the tournaments I checked out were limited to 3,000 or 5,000 players. I think this was a smart move from Betfair, so that each tournament doesn’t become a lottery. There’s still an element of skill.
Betfair offers SNGs, too. The most noteworthy ones – and one of the things that makes the iPoker Network unique – are their Jackpot SNGs.
The idea behind these is simple – win so many tournaments in a row and you’ll collect the progressive jackpot.
Here are the different Jackpot SNGs you can play:
I bet these become addicting, because you don’t have to win that many in a row. It seems easy, but I can guarantee you it’s anything but.
All the fun is in the chase, though.
Betfair has a download for both Windows and Mac. They have a native mobile app, too, as well as what appears to be a mobile compatible browser option.
Some of the features or perks you’ll have include:
From what I read it’s not possible to resize the tables, though you can choose the mini-mode option to shrink each table down.
Recreational players will appreciate the anonymous tables, as it’ll allow them to play poker without being head-hunted by better players. It evens out the playing field a little.
Our Opinion of Betfair’s Poker Room
This is Betfair’s 3rd strongest product, behind their sportsbook and casino.
That’s largely out of their hands, though. They have solid software, games and tournaments – all of which they control – but they’re severely lacking in traffic – which isn’t easy to control.
For that reason, I’d recommend you only play poker here to fill in your schedule, or if you don’t need to play dozens (or hundreds) of games/hands per day.
Last up is their bingo hall.
From what I’ve read from other Betfair reviews, it sounds like they neglected their bingo hall until 2016, when they decided it was time to upgrade their software.
I’m not totally sure, as I wasn’t familiar with their bingo offering pre-upgrade.
But you’ll find everything Betfair offers now below. And we’ll tell you what we think of it at the end of the section.
Ticket prices range from 1p to 50p. Many of their games had hundreds of players, which I find crazy since it looks like there are games starting every 20-30 seconds.
Many of their bingo games have jackpots, too. They have a Millionaire bingo game with a £1,000,000 jackpot. I also saw one with a £37,000+ jackpot, a £10,000+ jackpot and a jackpot with almost £7,000.
They have 81 different games you can play. It’s a mix of slots, jackpot slots and scratch cards. You can see the entire list on their website, or scroll to the top and read our casino section, as there’s likely to be some overlap.
You can play from your browser (desk/laptop), or browser or native app if you’re playing from your tablet or smartphone.
Their software was upgraded in April 2016. It sounds like they did a good job making it easier to use. They also added a few features, such as the ability to play more than one bingo game at a time.
I don’t have a ton of experience with online bingo halls. But it looks like Betfair has a solid selection of bingo games, bingo rooms and side games.
They also have several progressive jackpots, which I think ups the incentive to play here. It would for me.
The bottom line – for what it’s worth – I think bingo players will enjoy playing here.
I have two thoughts –
I like what Betfair offers overall. Each product has its flaws, but I think people will enjoy Betfair as is – with or without improvements. The improvements would just make them that much better.
(There are a few exceptions, of course. The poker room, for example, as they need to improve their traffic levels in order for their poker room to become better.)
Betfair has several promotions and banking options, too.
Overall, Betfair is a solid all-in-one gambling site.
It’s hard to ignore their past. For example, stealing funds and blaming customers for bonus abuse, when in fact it was Betfair who made a mistake.
And the biggest issue here isn’t that they made a mistake, but that Betfair didn’t admit fault and make things right – even when it was clear that EVERYONE thought they handled things wrong.
For that reason, I would sign up with 888 or Bet365 before I created an account at Betfair. I can’t help but think that, if you sign up here, you’re saying you’re okay if Betfair refuses to pay you for a legitimate winning bet if it hurts their wallet or ego too much.
If you can, then feel free to join Betfair. They seem to have a solid reputation otherwise.
Just remember that Betfair has, and will continue to operate with their best interest in mind, not yours.