Betfair

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Rated 4.6 out of 5
from 34 reviews
by olbg.com members

Smashing

by cjfinno, aberdeen, 07 June 2014

Quality site with loads of matches,great odds and markets. Get one now. Never get limited and easy withdrawls.

WHY JOIN Betfair?
  • Easy and quick to register
  • With Betfair you now have more control over your betting than ever. Putting a bet on isn’t the end of your involvement anymore; it’s just the start. Bet In-Play, Cash Out when you want and bet on Multiples even across sports. Get stuck into the Sportsbook? Or The Exchange? You decide.
  • Huge range of markets, with some offered not even priced up by traditional bookies.
  • Ability to trade so you can be in profit long before an event has finished.
  • Lay off your bet if events aren't going your way.
  • Take bets from other people!
  • Great odds on multiple bets and regular cash backs if you get one loser on a betfair multiple.
  • Regular refund of stake offers if one team lets you down in your football multiple.
Betfair SPORTS & MARKETS
  • Betfair offer a huge range of markets, often covering events and markets which arent available at most bookmakers.
  • Huge range of in play markets on popular events, which is where most the action takes place at Betfair.
  • The need for liquid markets though means that some very small profile events dont work as well with an exchange, but as long as there is likely a bit of interest you can even ask Betfair to open a market for you!
Betfair SERVICE
  • You arent fighting against a bookmaker here, you are taking on other people and its in Betfairs interest that you are as happy as can be.
  • Unlike traditional bookies, Betfair WANT YOU TO WIN. If you dont win, you dont pay them any commission!
Betfair EXTRAS
  • The Home of Cash Out
  • Cash Out is an In-Play feature that puts you in control of your live bets. Now you can take your winnings or stop your losses at any time. You can Cash Out your Multiples too across sports. And now, exclusive to Betfair, you can Cash Out your Horse Racing Multiples too.
  • Free timeform raceguides, Betfair front room which is packed full of info and opinions about football. Timeform radio offers a very useful service whilst you trade.
  • Add in free live streaming, livescores and access to Betfair labs so you can see and test what they are working on now.
  • Betfair attempt to keep one step ahead of the rest and continuously bring out more and more tools to help you with your betting.

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  • cjfinno
    cjfinno, aberdeen, 07 June 2014

    Smashing

    Rating 5

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful

    Quality site with loads of matches,great odds and markets. Get one now. Never get limited and easy withdrawls.

  • TheKingReturns
    TheKingReturns, Rotterdam, 19 March 2016

    In My Top 3

    Rating 5

    I really like betfair. Especially the betting exchange is great. Best odds and never get limited!

  • Ramsfan101
    Ramsfan101, Hadleigh, 17 February 2016

    The Best In The Game

    Rating 5

    Been using them for over a year now. Especially for football betting they are easy to use and the score notifications for games are very quick. Would recommend them to anyone

  • klopplr
    klopplr, Gloucester, 04 December 2015

    Number One

    Rating 5

    Without doubt the best out there, they invented cash out, now the rest copy. Prices are not always the best, but it is easy to use and I would recommend it to all

  • tharr13
    tharr13, Worcestershire , 23 August 2015

    Was Great, Now Not So Much

    Rating 1

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful

    Recently their cash out feature has changed its format. It now seems to take forever to process when you hit the button that's if it lets you at all. I thought this was the best site I had ever used due to this feature for live racing, now they have changed its forced me to look at other sites to place my money......

  • hisoka
    hisoka, MANILA, 18 January 2015

    Good

    Rating 4

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful

    Your bookie is nice because it includes my country to open an account unlike the other bookies which wont.

  • lovepreet2
    lovepreet2, Punjab, 26 May 2014

    Betfair Excelent

    Rating 5

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful

    Betfair is Excelent compare to bet365 or any other betfair many features of compare all other

  • tamer13
    tamer13, Eastbourne, 18 May 2014

    Great

    Rating 4

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful

    I love the betfair site and layout which makes it easy to use. Also have some of the best odds available. They would be the best bookie if they offer live games to watch

  • InsideMan
    InsideMan, Isle of wight, 16 May 2014

    Better Prices Than ISP

    Rating 4

    Normally betfair is the place to go if you want to take a higher price on your selection, this is because you are being matched against fellow punters and layers instead of via a bookmaker. There's normally lots of things to bet on and you can always find a bet to suit your needs

  • humphries
    humphries, Somerset, 15 February 2014

    Great Odds And Phone App

    Rating 4

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful

    With betfair you can bet on the exchange or sportsbook. You can get great odds and back/lay. You can cash out early on singles or accumulators, and they have a great phone app. It's not as easy as other sites to create accumulators over different sports though. Nice and easy to bet on the tote through them, and they offer video on the site of horse racing etc.

  • Its Only Money
    Its Only Money, BROMLEY,KENT, 10 February 2014

    WONDERFUL BETFAIR

    Rating 5

    WAS AN OLD STYLE PUNTER UNTIL I DISCOVERED BETFAIR, SO MUCH IN RUNNING BETS TO BE HAD ALSO THE CASH OUT OPTION WHEN YOU THINK THINGS ARE ABOUT TO GO TITS UP

  • dawn091072
    dawn091072, Peterborough, 08 February 2014

    Great Bookie

    Rating 5

    Great website, easy to use, very good odds, and the scarves they give out are nice and warm too :-

  • cripsy1
    cripsy1, watford , 04 February 2014

    Betfair

    Rating 5

    absolutely love betfair and with the cash out facility on multiples really is easy to use .if you do not have an account with them get one now

  • jmrdfc
    jmrdfc, Rushden, 04 February 2014

    Betfair

    Rating 4

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful

    Easy to use website with the best variety of ante post markets. The new sportsbook section is also very good.

  • istabraq1
    istabraq1, chichester, 03 February 2014

    Get Betfair On Your Side

    Rating 5

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful

    Everyone should open a betfair account, with prices higher than sp, the edge to be able to lay the selections you dont fancy, and with prices available on every sport played, so what ever takes your fancy, get the odds on your side 24/7.

  • ntg1965
    ntg1965, southampton, 03 February 2014

    Awesome!

    Rating 5

    Best odds. Widest choice. Great site. The best by far!

  • Buffy1013
    Buffy1013, Ely, 30 January 2014

    Betfair Not Unfair

    Rating 3

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful

    When betfair started it was great but overtime it has become less so higher commission bad it problems and less liquidity but it still bests bookues prices for most races just shame it not like when infirst joined

  • nors
    nors, Coventry, 27 December 2013

    A Must

    Rating 5

    Revolutionised betting and always worth checking their markets for better/worse prices. Good Timeform horserace previews.

  • deaders
    deaders, newcastle upon tyne , 04 December 2013

    First Class

    Rating 5

    been with betfair almost since the start well around fifteen yrs an first class are the only two words needed

  • rogerk13
    rogerk13, Belfast, 03 September 2013

    Good Bookmaker, But Could Be Better

    Rating 4

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful

    It's hard not to be serious about betting and not use betfair. Overall they provide a good service, possibly the quickest I've found at settling bets. The exchange is their big selling point and it works well. The only issue I have is the £2 minimum and 5% commission. Not as competitive as their major competitor Betdaq. Still a good service all the same.

  • inatimate
    inatimate, Wirral, 03 September 2012

    Betting Fair & At Its Best!

    Rating 5

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful

    I started with an account on bet365, and to be honest they impressed me, all the markets they had, all the available opportunities, I was hooked, and then I started winning and my account got restricted. OLBG members were talking about Betfair so I decided to give it a go, and I was even more impressed with what I found. Yes, I admit their range is more limited than Bet365, they have fewer in play opportunities and cover less matches, but overall, if betting is your thing, and not predicting who will take the next but one corner or whether the 3rd ball of an over will be a dot ball, then Betfair is definitely the place to be. The odds tend to be better, there's the opportunity to back against things happening even 0-33 at the grounds of the big 4, or scorecasts if you like really low risk stakes, and you won't be getting restricted if you win a bit. They even have frequent competitions. Every match day they have a Mega Minute which I've won twice, they do similar things for Cricket & Basketball and they even throw out the occasional Prize Mountain scheme I won an England cricket top : . Their arcade is eve expanding, and their poker engine is vast too, they even have the chance to lay at Roulette, as well as other variations of the game. The only thing they are missing is the Virtual Leagues than Bwin and others have, but apart from that it's the must use site for betting!

  • accessdave
    accessdave, Lincoln, 05 June 2012

    Markets Not Bookies

    Rating 4

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful

    Can't always find a market and the commissions can take a right chunk out of winnings. Other than that, you will always make more than a bookie punt like for like.

  • shahid
    shahid, Malmo , 02 December 2011

    Odds, Payments

    Rating 5

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful

    I am using betfair from last 5 years and fully stisfied from betfair team. Regarding odds always good and paymnet matters are always fast. I think BETFAIR is fully trusted site....ORGNASATION...

  • toby blanker
    toby blanker, Huddesfield, 15 February 2011

    No.1

    Rating 5

    best bookie/exchange going the prices are better 90per cent of the time.there in running markets are by far the best ive come across plus the prices are better than the high street bookie.so many markets also my only small gripe is that u carnt do multipules over phone but otherwise no.1.

  • longbow
    longbow, essex, 03 June 2010

    Bonus

    Rating 5

    great bonus offer, first bet losses yuo get your money back up to 25. very good site to use.

  • deco121
    deco121, Cork, 03 January 2010

    Get A Betfair Account Now!!

    Rating 5

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful

    I was an old school punter until a few years ago but I finally decided to open up a Betfair account to have a look and it was by far the best move I ever made. Not only were the profits from regular backing far better but the option to trade pre-event or in-play was available to me aswell as the whole new world of laying which is now responsible for the majority of my income even though I had never heard of laying a few years back. Bottom line - whether you are a serious, casual or even a couple of times a year punter you need to get yourself a Betfair account. They are the best by a country mile in my opinion and until you open one up you are constantly losing potential profits.

  • Betfairalfie
    Betfairalfie, Mainland Europe, 30 September 2009

    Do Not Bet Without Betfair

    Rating 5

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful

    It amazes me whow many people do not have a betfair account. Get real folks it is the 21st Century. Much better prices and much better bet options (lay and back). Their forum is a bit of a cesspit and reminds us how bad the OLBG forum could be without effective policing. But anyone betting without Betfair in their armoury is not betting seriously.

  • man o bong
    man o bong, Portsmouth, 26 September 2009

    Bigger Profits

    Rating 5

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful

    I keep a full record of all bets to my advised prices, industry sp and Betfair Sp too. In that past 10 months by betting betfair Sp on all selections, the returns are five times what they would have been at Industry Sp. Quite simply, if you are not betting on betfair your are literally throwing money away

  • tipstonga
    tipstonga, Rio de la Plata, 08 September 2009

    My Preference

    Rating 5

    Betfair is my preferred and more used betting site. I am comfortable with them. Almost all sports are fully covered and there are many different possibilities for each event. On line betting is easy and so is trading which I am very fond of. Taikai tournaments were great I am missing them.

  • eezzee
    eezzee, Bristol, 07 September 2009

    A Whole New World

    Rating 5

    Betfair offers so much more than your average bookie if you know what you are doing, with the ability to lay selections as well as back them plus you can trade for a profit. The odds are usually some of the best on the market but ensure you factor in the commission.

  • betking
    betking, Southampton, 07 September 2009

    The Best, Bar None

    Rating 5

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful

    One benefit is of course the obvious one - better prices. With you betting against other bettors, and the ability to ask for a price, you're likely to find someone to match it. The main attraction for me though is the ease that you can trade out and protect against a loss. If your team is 1-0 up in the 85th minute for example, you can take a small hit in your potential profit to ensure that if the other team scores late, you won't lose your stake. For me, the site has changed the way I look at betting - for the better. Lots of markets, wide variety of sports as well as speciality bets. Highly recommended.

  • gecko6
    gecko6, Adelaide, 05 September 2009

    Betfair Exchange

    Rating 5

    cracking idea where you pit your wits against the other betters - there's nearly always someone prepared to match your bet either way which is very handy indeed - better odds too and the whole aspect of trading is a godsend as you can sensibly settle for less but more often - huge difference to the whole world of betting - only downside being the time delays and suspended markets - there is an obvious advantage for the lucky few but there are still plenty of opportunities to make a nice return using a bit of common sense and some knowledge

  • jaydubs
    jaydubs, Gloucester, 05 September 2009

    No Lose Situation

    Rating 4

    I have just started trading on Betfair and what could be simpler than betting on an event live in play and making a profit whichever team wins. There is nearly always someone willing to match a bet and the range of markets are fantastic

  • Kamizu
    Kamizu, Moscow, 04 September 2009

    Like Best, But Not Near To Perfect

    Rating 4

    I bet on tennis at most and Betfair is really could give you great prices and nice live bets on many many markets. But! There not always many peoples who lay with good prices. Most unpopular markets just goes with 1.05 or around stupid prices. This is dissapoint weak-point to make bets another types than win-lose. And sometimes there unreasonable suspended markets or buttons not work. Well, its still my favorite site to place betting, i just like to set my own prices and idea to bet vs other peoples.