Betfair bookmaker company appeared for the first time in 2000. It was founded by Andrew Black and Edward Wray. Betfair is the first bet exchange in the world which connects more than one million people all over the world (except some countries like Germany, Australia, Austria, Japan etc.)
Betfair gambling licenses (the total number is five) are registered in Great Britain, Denmark and Malta.
The main difference on this bookmaker company is the principle of exchange, not the tote. Rivalry for money here is not against the system but between authorized users.
Registration on Betfair website.
Before getting started with bets players have to pass the mandatory registration. It's can be done by pressing the appropriate button on the site and start filling the form. He required fields are:
- First and last name
- Legal address with ZIP-code
- Date of birth
- Email address
- Phone number
Important! Only adult people can become full-right participants of the bookmaker company site. Email address further will be used as login. Password is composed by player. Both email and phone number should be workable because the actual information, account creation confirming and account recovery links will be sent to these details.
Line, proposition bets and odds of Betfair
Line and proposition bets of Betfair are constantly gladden the betters. They are wide enough.
The bets are available with 32 sports. Basic handicaps and numbes of goals are represented. The amount of minimum bet is four dollars. The time of counting varies within 15 minutes. Theoretically there are some maximum limits but practically there is an opportunity to bet really large amounts.
As to the odds the margin is really high there. It is about 2,5% for the basic sports and 3-4% for the rest . Live-version events are even higher – up to 9%.
The client is able to place a bet not for football and hockey only but for cricket, policy and many other events. It's quite real to win good money with such conditions. But it's necessary to be good at the system and completely understand how it works.
Don't forget that the games are against the other players. In order to fight in bet you have to challenge to your opponent. If he accepts it so it's high time to switch on your gamble and move forward.
Mobile version and mobile app of Betfair
Nowadays betters don't like to spend days and nights at their laptops. It's much more easy to place bets and monitor the results via portable devices like smartphones, iphones and tabletes.
For these goals bookmaker company Betfair created an app and the mobile version of the website. The first variant is available for the Android and IOS users only but the second one will work for everybody without any exception.
As to the interface and functional capabilities the mobile website and app duplicate the familiar for us full version. The design, interface and colour scheme – all what you liked in the website is the same.
The only disadvantage here is the ads right in the middle of the Line. The casino ads digress, waste time and stress a little. But once the client enter his personal account the issue is fixed. There are no any ads here so it's possible to bet , watch the history, check the stats amd make payments without ad blocks.
Like any other reliable bookmaker Betfair takes care of its clients. That's why some bonus programs were created. Betfair has a few programs but it is better than nothing.
All new players are presented with welcome bonuses by bookmaker:
- 40 euro for poker
- 10 euro for slot machines
- 10 euro for bingo
- 10 euro for bets
But it worth saying that these bonuses work as an insurance for the first game. If you placed a bet (minimum amount is 10 euro) and lost than the lost amount will be refunded to your player account.
Bookmaker company also invites to take place in promo ''Bet $25 and get $5. According to its conditions it's possible to get free $5 bet on weekly basis with the opportunity of using within 48 hours since to moment of getting bonus. It's required to keep number of conditions in order to get the free bet. Breaking any condition automatically kicks othe player off the game.
Adding funds with Betfair
To start placing bets you need to sign up and then add funds to the deposit (the internal account connected with your user account). It is possible to add funds with any ways listed below:
- Wire Transfer;
- Credit Cards Visa, MasterCard;
The easiest way is to use WebMoney and MoneyBookers. With these payment systems the money are transferred almost immediately. The transaction can be done while you are at office, at home or anywhere else. The commission for deposit is absent or in the worst case doesn't exceed 0,8%
Wire transfer is the most unhandy variant because the player will have to waste time visiting his bank and loose some money as a commision for transaction. The amount of commission in this very case depends on bank pricing.
Honest money is wanted to have in own hands. It can be done with the help of withdrawal via:
- Wire transfer;
- Visa Card;
Choosing wire transfer method be ready to wait for a long period: the money are transferring within a week. It will be much faster if you decide to use MoneyBookers payment system. Money is transferred very fast but you will have to pay for the cash-out request. The fixed amount is $2,5
WebMoney requests are processed from 10 am till 8pm. If you send the reqest during the weekend the money will be transferred to your wallet not later than on Monday noon.
Credit card transfers are done within 48 hours since the moment of making request.
Betfair bookmaker company is forbidden on the territory of the Russian Federation. It means that if you make an attempt to go to its website you'll see the message about blocking. Meanwhile there are some workarounds which can be used successfully in such situations:
- Tor browser
- Mobile version
- IP-change extensions
Often Bookmaker platform developers create ''mirrors'' for users' convenience. Mirrors are the actual links which provide the access to the original website. All the data, base and operation history for every user is saved there. Only the domain is changed. But in the Betfair's case there are no any mirror. If you find in the Internet allegedly actual links leading to the website you'd better avoid them becouse thy can be dangerous (contain malware or spy software).
To reach the website please use the ways mentioned above.
In the case of appearing any extraordinary situation and the necessity of getting any help the player should contact th Support service. It is available via phone Live-chat or email. But the support team is English-speaking and it could ecome a problem for Russian customers. Though if you speak English fluently and can describe your issue without any problem this fact won't scare you.
By the way Support service is available on more than 7 languages. The language can be selected in settings toolbar.
The requests sent to the email as a rule are revised in 2-3 hours. Then you will get the feedback with the instructions concerning the algorythm of your further actions.
Suming up it shuld be stressed that Betfair bookmaker company is the unique one in a way. Only here and nowhere else it is possible to place bets with high odds in exceptionally great amounts without a fear of being blocked by the administration. It is explained by the fact that the game is not against the bookmaker but against another player. The website itself is just the platform where the users can compete with each other and earn good money on their winnings.
But there ae some unpleasant moments. For example unexperienced players can face some difficulties with placing bets especially if the event is not in the top. The support team's reaction is not very fast and it's not too easy to sort out how the new system works.
One more troubling moment is max numbers which are lower than expected to be.
For the rest Betfair bookmaker company is known as an excellent gaming resource at any taste. It worth visiting and trying to play here. But every user decides by himself to stay there or to look for another platform.