Betfair is much more than just an online sportsbook. Yes, they offer hundreds of different wagering options each and every day, covering all the major (and many of the minor) sporting events around the world - but this is just the foundation of what they offer. Betfair in fact aims to be a source of sports information and discussion, offering online forums, live match results, live video feeds, calendars, betting tools, and quite a lot more.
The Betfair website is fairly well designed, though it takes some time getting used to the layout. Like most online gambling megasites, tabs along the top give players access to sports betting, poker, casino, and other areas, while a vertical menu on the left offers quick access to sports categories and matches. The main page is packed with the current day's offerings. Betfair keeps things simple, offering more text than graphics - though considering the immense size of this sportsbook's website, perhaps this is best.
The left side menu is split up to first show Popular Sports, then All Sports. Below is a customizable area where members can add their favorite categories for quick access. A search function provides a great way to instantly find a particular match to bet on. The event coverage is extremely broad, ranging from football and horse racing on one extreme, down to gaelic games and chess on the other. Several non-sports categories are also offered.
Bet types are standard. No live betting is offered. The bigger matches will be covered by several dozen different wager possibilities, while more obscure events will have just one or two. Odds are prominently displayed, and a special "Where is the Money"? section gives a quick overview of the day's hottest bets.
Betfair is not too generous with bonuses, but few sportsbooks are. New members are given a free $25 bet upon depositing $25. Referring other customers also provides a financial boost. Most other bonuses offered by the site are for the casino or poker sections.
Betfair is a massive organization. Their online bookmaking operation is headquartered in Malta, but they also run a betting exchange out of Australia, and have offices in the UK as well. The website proudly displays the Queen's Award emblem, which signifies the awards the group received in 2003 and again in 2008 from the British Crown for their outstanding betting exchange and bookmaking services. Betfair encrypts all private data, uses secure and established payment partners, and operates on licensed from several leading gambling jurisdictions.
The two highlights of Betfair's operations are their variety and their "extras". The variety means that bettors have access to a tremendous range of events and matches to wager on, along with multiple ways to bet on each event. The "extras", which include the discussion forms and the sports information, help boost Betfair's operation into a completely different category. The site comes highly recommended.
Betfair Sportsbook Languages
Betfair Sportsbook Currencies
Svenska, English, Espanol, Francais, Polski, Greek, Turkish, Norsk, Suom, Deutsch, Russian, Portugues, Dansk, Chinese, Italiano
British Pounds, Canadian Dollars, Australian Doller, Honk Kong Doller, Singapore Doller, Danish Kroner, Euros, Norwegian Kroner, Swedish Kronor, US Dollars,