Betfair Exchange Review

Betfair started out back in 1999 and since then has expanded to become one of the UK’s most popular online sports betting websites and now serves more than 950,000 customers via its games and Betfair exchange. They offer a full portfolio of betting products everything from the expected sports through to casino, poker and bingo and even the latest must-have mobile option.

If its online sports betting you’re after then you’ll no doubt be interested to hear the site covers 20 sports and is well known for promotions and in-play betting. When you have a flutter you’re given an extra level of control over your destiny thanks to the cash out feature. This means it’s possible to grab your winnings or prevent further losses at any time during an event or game. Quite simply it makes a profit easier to achieve by making you an offer, although you’ll still want to weigh up whether it’s worth seeing your original bet through to its conclusion.

The site itself works well and is easy to use, but some players might feel that it lacks the additional content provided by other organisations. Whether or not you see this as an issue will perhaps depend on how you normally go about betting. So, for example, if you enjoy studying the form in depth then you’ll probably have to go elsewhere.

The Betfair Exchange is a slightly different offering that might spark your interest. It allows you to trade your position in play, choose your odds and offers both back and lay betting. Odds are often better at Betfair than you’d find at your average bookmakers, due to the fact two opposing views can be brought together, without the need for a markup to be applied, as it normally would be.

VIP Club / Program / Loyalty Program

Betfair’s loyalty program is certainly worth a look for those who enjoy casino games. VIPs at Betfair can take advantage of a number of awards and bonuses relating to their performance while playing casino games. Membership can be gained by amassing a minimum of 1,000 points over the last 90 days and to keep their status, players will also need to earn a certain amount of comp points every 90 days. If you’re lucky enough to reach this level there’s plenty to be happy about as you’ll be rewarded with a monthly VIP reload bonus.

Support & Contact

Betfair has a pretty impressive help section that covers a range of questions that often crop up relating to the site. Most of the more common answers are provided such as how to go about withdrawing funds once you’ve had a win, how to resolve username or password issues and how to take advantage of promotions.

If you can’t find the answer you need then why not ask a member of the Betfair support team for help? You can do this by using the website’s Live Chat service, picking up the telephone, tweeting them, dropping an email or – if you want to do it the old fashioned way - writing a letter. Support is provided seven days a week and staff are available from 7.30am to 12.30am (UK Time), so you shouldn’t ever have too long to wait to get an answer.

Sign Up & Promotional Offers

Registration can be completed in a matter of minutes. Once you’ve done this, Betfair will give VIP clients an exclusive £20 no lose bet. In addition to this, you will also receive £50 cashback for every £100 in commission you pay up to £1000. The site also has a promotions tab, which is well worth taking a look at to find out the latest offers; at time of writing the Betfair review these included a £25 free bet when you refer a friend and a full-refund as a bet token when one leg lets you down on a fourfold both teams to score accumulator.

Banking Options

Making a deposit with Betfair is easy and can be done by credit or debit card, Bank Transfer, PayPal, cheque and Moneybookers (Skrill). Withdrawals can also be done in various ways, so it’s always possible to choose the options that work best for you. Be sure to check the help section to find out more about how long you can expect each method to take, as this can vary.

Free Bets

A £20 No Lose Bet is offered for your first bet + £50 cashback for every £100 in commission you pay up to £1000 cashback. This offer is exclusive for customers who join via The VIP Gambler.

Other Products

Casino, Poker, Live Casino, Arcade, Bingo, Vegas Slots, mobile are all available to play at Betfair.


Betair is licensed out of Malta.