Betfair Review

A Guide to Betfair's Sportsbook

Home to online sports betting since 2000, Betfair has recently launched its easy to use Sportsbook ( fixed odds) platform that offers a unique betting experience featuring Cash Out, Price Rush, In-Play betting and Multiples on thousands markets and events.

Ease of Use

Betfair Sportsbook is known for its ease of use among online gamblers. As well as offering a wide range of currency and deposit options, Betfair Sportsbook is available in 17 different languages, including Chinese, English, French, Russian, Bulgarian and German. This functionality allows players to tailor the interface to their needs and understand exactly what's going on at all times.

Company: The Sporting Exchange Ltd.
Location: PO Box 34467,
London W6 9WS,
Phone: UK 0844-8710000
INT +044-2088348060
Languages: Chinese, Czech, Danish, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
Odds Formats: EU (Decimal), UK (Fractional)
Other services: Arcade, Casino, Live Casino, Games, Exchange Games, Poker, Bingo
Live Betting: Yes
Live TV Stream: Yes
Livechat: No
Category: Betting Exchange, Sportsbooks
Commission: 2 - 5% on net winnings

Quick Tabs

Once you land on the site's homepage, you will see that the layout has been designed to bring the top betting markets to the fore. Along the top of each page players will see a static toolbar that provides quick links to the latest promotions, withdrawal facilities and popular betting markets, including football, tennis, darts, golf, horse racing and virtual sports.

In addition to this overall breakdown, Betfair's software allows punters to find all the latest in-play bets with a single click. By navigating to the "In-Play" button on the static toolbar, users can call up a comprehensive list of the day's ongoing sporting encounters in a series of easy-to-read tabs.

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Payment options, deposit and withdrawal methods. Minimum bet:

Payment Method
Minimum Maximum Transaction Time Fees Minimum Maximum Transaction Time Fees
visa € 10 No limit Instant No Fees
0.10 EUR Sportsbooks.
2 EUR Betting Exchange
- No limit 2 - 5 days No Fees
mastercard € 10 No limit Instant No Fees - - - -
bank-transfer € 10 No limit 3 - 5 days Depends € 5 No limit 2 - 5 days No Fees
moneybookers € 10 No limit Instant No Fees - No limit Within 24 hours No Fees

One-Click Betting

The other important tab for users to take note of is the "All Sports" tab. This button opens a pop up box containing a list of 27 sports (each of which is accompanied by a symbol for greater ease of use). Selecting any of these options will transport players to a dedicated betting hub for that sport.

For example, once inside the football betting hub, users will be able to access a host of bets, including featured bets (once recommended by Betfair), in-play/live bets and future bets. Each tab will list bets in a tabular format along with the associated odds for each outcome (usually win, draw, loss). For fixtures that have more than one wager available, users can simply click on the fixture and a separate list of betting options will open.

To place a bet, the user must click on the outcome they desire. This will add the wager to their betting slip, which will remain live until the user decides to confirm their bets. Because of this it's possible to place multiple bets at once, which is particularly useful for those who like to make in-play bets and capitalise on favourable market conditions.

Singles and Multiples

The final step in the process is to confirm all bets via the betting slip. To do this, the user must navigate to the top toolbar and hit the "bet slip" button. This will display each of their wagers along with the associated odds (which can be displayed in fractional or decimal form). At this point the user can choose to risk differing amounts on each option and treat them as singles, or they can choose to place an overall bet as a multiple.

Betting on multiples (such as doubles, trebles and accumulators) links all the options and, for the bet to be successful, each prediction needs to be correct. This process is simple thanks to Betfair's betting slip as players simply have to select their stake and the type of multiple they want to place. Once this has been done, the potential returns will be displayed and the player is asked to confirm the bet.

Betfair's Sportsbook is set-up for complete ease of use at all times. Sports betting against the house is simply a matter of assessing the odds offered by the bookmaker, choosing which side of the sporting contest you think will be successful and placing your bet. Although easy to master, the dynamic nature of sports betting markets means that odds can change without notice. Fortunately, Betfair has created a system where odds can easily be assessed and bets placed with a single click.

Betfair's Added Extras

To further improve Betfair Sportsbook and give it an edge over its peers, the site has two bonus features: a welcome bonus and Price Rush

Enhanced Odds: Betfair's Price Rush

The final string to Betfair's bonus bow is its Price Rush offer. This feature is designed to give users enhanced odds on selected fixtures based on the average price available on Betfair's betting exchange.

Available for selected football, horse racing, tennis, golf and basketball single bets, Price Rush automatically scours the exchange for the best prices. These odds are then used to increase the odds offered by Betfair's sportsbook.

At no point will the user ever find their odds decreased when a Price Rush is applied. After the system randomly selects the fixtures to be Price Rushed, it checks to see whether or not the odds on the exchange are better or worse than the fixed odds offered on the sportsbook's future and in-play markets.

All Price Rushed odds will be shown on the user's account page and the following exclusions apply:

  • Price Rush is not available if a Free Bet token is used.
  • Additionally, it's not available on each way bets and may be limited by country.

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