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Updated at March 23, 2022

Betfair is one of the most popular online bookmakers, and it has been about for more than 20 years. Read on to learn why it is so popular and why you should join it.

Here you will find out all you need to know about the platform: available sports, betting odds, current promotions, payment methods, and more.

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As one of the most popular betting platforms, it provides its users with a wide selection of sports, payment methods, and promotions. This is one of the oldest online bookmakers on the market, and today, we will tell you why it is so popular.


The bookmaker was founded in 1999 and went online a year later to act as an intermediary for players who want to bet with each other. Simply put, you could be a bettor or a bookmaker on this platform. There were bettors who wanted to put money on the match, and those who accepted bets. Both parties had to agree on odds.

Despite some controversies in the past, the Betfair community agrees that this is a safe platform. As the largest betting platform in the world, it has various European licenses. Furthermore, the payment methods are proven to be safe, which makes it competitive and reliable.

Today, Betfair UK looks more like a classic bookmaker. This platform offers more than 35 sports with a total payout of 93% on average. The odds for soccer betting are slightly higher than the average on the market. The website is easy to navigate and is available in English, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, etc.

As mentioned earlier, the platform holds various licenses. Licensed by the Malta Gaming Authority, it is also approved by the UK Gambling Commission. In addition, it is regulated by the Danish Gambling Authority, L’Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli and jurisdictions in Spain, Bulgaria, and Romania.


Betfair sportsbook is known for its variety of betting options and its selection of sports is simply sensational. With more than 35 sports, this bookmaker offers many of the favorites for betting enthusiasts. The number of leagues covered is equally impressive. Aside from that, there are other types of events that you can bet on.

Available sports

Now, let’s take a look at the most popular sports on the platform.


The bookmaker has one of the most extensive selections of football events, covering not only every domestic game but also various leagues and competitions from different countries. There are also special bets on coaches or individual players and even virtual football.

Horse Racing

In horse racing, you can view the weekly schedule or search for a specific race. You can bet on the races in the country of your choice and follow them live.


For tennis, there is a Highlights tab that lists the important or well-known matches of the week, as well as lesser-known.


For cricket betting, the bookmaker offers the toughest betting odds and competitions you can imagine.


In the MMA section, you can choose between UFC fights and UFC specials, and bet on the fight of your choice.


Apart from traditional sports, the platform also provides users with the ability to bet on most major e-sports. These Betfair games include CS: GO, League of Legends, and Dota 2.

Live betting

The users have access to a live streaming service. The range of sports includes all the sports offered in the catalog. So you can bet on the matches as they are happening.


The platform is known for its fairness and reliability. One of its interesting features is that the bookmaker is committed to guaranteeing the best odds. Although the odds can be confusing, especially for new players, the bookmaker offers a page where you can get detailed information about the meaning of all the odds, which are usually displayed in fractional or decimal format, with the minimum odds being 1.50.


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Payment methods

Unlike other bookmakers, this one does not offer too many payment options. One can make deposits and withdrawals classically through bank cards, bank accounts, and wire transfers. Other options include:

  • Neteller;
  • Skrill;
  • Web Money;
  • Paysafecard;
  • Rapid Transfer.

All in all, this is a pretty decent selection.

Bonuses and Promotions

Good news for new users, you can get £100 in free bets. All you need to do is bet £10, or more, five times, and you a £20 free bet. This process can be repeated 5 times, and if you do, you get a  total of £100 in free bets. All you have to do is sign up, no need for bonus codes, just go in with your Betfair login, make a deposit and go.


For clarity sake, let’s go through everything relevant one more time:

  • Reliability. As we covered at the beginning of this review, the Betfair exchange has been officially licensed by many European countries. Besides this, it has proven and defended its reputation through the years. So, it can be safely said that the platform deserved 10/10 for reliability.
  • Line. The selection of Betfair sports and leagues is really impressive. It gives the ability to bet on only on classic sports, like football, but even e-sports. However, it does not have some of the smaller leagues in its line, so 9/10 seems more than fair.
  • Odds. As was mentioned, the platform provides some of the best odds on the market. Minor problems with odds in live matches, get the platform 9/10 in this department.
  • Support. It does not surprise us that a company as big makes sure that its customers are served effectively, especially after a few scandals that threatened to damage its reputation. You can contact support in the following ways: phone, live chat on Betfair, e-mail, Facebook, Twitter. 10/10 for tech support.
  • Payments. We have a standard selection, bank cards, and some of the most popular e-wallets. All available methods are safe, but there is not a lot of them, for example, cryptocurrency is not expected. 8/10 in this category.
  • Bonuses. Bookmaker has some really interesting offers and promotions. Sadly, often these bonuses are restricted to a specific country, but some worldwide codes can be used by anyone. 9/10 for bonuses.

All in all, this is an excellent score.


Betfair is one of the best bookmakers on the market. It is the largest gambling company in the UK and its influence extends to other countries where gambling is not only allowed, but common. With a wide selection of sports betting and casino games, this bookmaker has something for every player.

There are several payment methods, most of which complete transactions in less than a day. The customer service is international, offers diverse options, and is available every day. Moreover, the company has some important licenses and certifications that ensure that your data and money are safe.

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Malta Gaming Authority

License number MGA/CRP/131/2006

date of issue 2014-08-01

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Content author
Aleksandr Markov

Sports journalist, I am writing about hockey and football.