Betfair Sportsbook

  • State of the art betting app
  • Great Welcome bonus
  • Lots of live streaming events
  • Almost all sports events

This is one of the oldest bookmakers in the gambling industry and was established in 1999 and is undoubtedly among the best gambling sites in the world with a large database of gambler’s name from over 200 countries worldwide.

In 2015, this bookmaker struck a deal with its rival Paddy Power, an Irish bookmaker, to merge and that deal was finalised at the beginning of 2016. However, they still operate as two different brands in some countries especially in Italy, United Kingdom and Ireland. 52% of the shares after the merger went to Paddy Power while the remaining 48% was left for Betfair.

Also, this sportsbook holds licenses from several regulatory bodies which include The Malta Gaming Authority, Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner, The United Kingdom Gambling Commission, The Alderney Gambling Control Commission, and the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission.
Unfortunately, Betfair services are restricted in the several countries such as the United States of America, Australia, Japan, Republic of China, North Korea, Russia, Congo Brazzaville, South Africa, Turkey to name but a few.

Bonuses and Promos

At the moment, there are some few promos that are active. Like for instance, there is an active promo whereby a new customer can risk his/her first bet of €30 and get refunded the same amount in case the bet goes sideways. This bonus can be processed within 3 months, something that is really good since most of the bookmakers offer such bonuses, if at all they offer, for only 1 week.

Mobile and Live Betting

Betfair members can also bet on any games using their mobile devices as they developed a mobile app that will help most of its customers to place bets using any mobile devices. Anyone who has an iPhone, iPad, Tablet, or Windows Phones can download the Betfair app from their respective app stores. Android phone users can only download the app from the bookmaker’s website or anywhere else since they can’t find the app in the Google Play Store because of the restrictions that Google had set aside to prevent any publishing of gambling apps in its store.

Those punters who prefer betting once the games have kicked off can do so via the live betting or the in-play feature. This way, they can bet on any event that they want and at the same time can stream on those games as long as they did place a bet on them.

Betting Markets

Since the merging of the two giant online gambling sites, there have been wonderful changes to the odds in the market. This has made the work of getting many customers to sign up with this bookmaker really easy. There are very many sports events to bet on in this Betfair sportsbook. Games do range from European football, Rugby Union, Basketball leagues, Baseball, Golf, Darts, American football, Cricket, Horse Racing and even the least known sports like, Yachting. Again, players or punters can bet on even some events that have nothing to do with sports. Such events can be politics or TV shows that are aired in the top online TVs.

No gamblers have ever complained about the odds that have been set by this sportsbook since they do set it fairly. The margins are really good and do range between 4% and 5%.

Banking options and the SSL technology

There are so many options that the punters can choose from whenever they want to make some deposits or withdrawals. They can use either of these Credits/debit cards e.g. Visa and MasterCard, Neteller, Skrill, Bank Transfer, and PayPal. Even then, PayPal option is only available to the punters who reside in the United Kingdom. The currencies that are accepted at Betfair are the British Pounds, US Dollars, Hong Kong Dollars, Euros, Swedish Krona, Danish Kroner, and the Australian Dollar.
While most deposits are done free of charge regardless of the methods that were chosen by them, the withdrawals or cash outs might not be free of charge in most cases. Bettors might be charged a small portion of their funds which might be in terms of percentages or just a certain figure like €2.5 for any transaction that they make.
However, it is important for punters to note that the cash out processing time might take longer than the deposit processing time. The usual transaction time for any deposit transaction is instantaneous but might take between 1 to 5 business days to process the customers’ withdrawal requests. The bank transfer option is the one that might take 5 working days to process any withdrawal requests.

Then there is the factor of the deposit and withdrawal limits that might vary across the available payment methods. Nevertheless, the minimum allowed deposit/withdrawal for all of the payment options is €5 but the maximum allowed deposit/withdrawal will have to vary depending on the methods that the punters choose. The Bank Transfer option is normally the one with the largest amount of money to be withdrawn or deposited. Currently, the highest value is at €100,000.
What SSL technology means is that this bookmaker has or did take a huge stride to help and protect all of its customers who want to transact businesses with them via online. The technology ensures that there is the protection of the gamblers privacy. It encrypts any data that is transferred between the customers/gamblers to the outside world and to Betfair’s servers to be specific.

New Zealand players would be guaranteed safety when playing on Betfair’s sportsbook with the SSL encryption which it uses.

Customer support

Betfair offers exceptional customer services. This is a rare thing amongst the very many existing online bookmakers as any issue encountered can be raised via live chats, phone calls, emails or through submission of the online forms. Those who live close to the Betfair HQ can pay them a visit whenever it is necessary.
These services are also good because the punters can use any language they best understand. There is a long list of the supported languages which includes English, German, Swedish, Russian, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and Greek.