Betfair bookmaker review

Updated: 10.08.2023
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  • Odds Boosts
  • Exchange Betting
  • Wide range of sports to bet on
  • Loads of bonuses and promotions
  • Live Streaming of most ‘IN-Play’ events
  • Excellent app for mobile betting
  • Large bet limits
  • Over 20 years of experience


  • Transaction fees on some payment methods
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Range of Sports and Markets - Good

Betfair provides its customers with over 30 different sports markets, which for sure is more than enough for every punter out there. As you would expect from a UK bookmaker, football and horse racing tend to be the two main areas of focus at Betfair, for both the fixed-odds and exchange services. However, this doesn’t mean that you won’t find decent coverage of tennis, cricket, baseball, boxing, basketball or ice hockey events.

Football betting

There is very good news for the football betting fans as this sport is covered amazingly at Betfair. It doesn’t matter if we talk about English Premier League, Irish Premier Division, Spanish La Liga or Mexican Liga MX, Betfair has you covered. For example, a typical English Premier League match will have over 100 different betting markets and this definitely brings more diversity to the punters.

In terms of betting options, you can practically wager on anything you can imagine from the traditional winner, double chance, draw no bet, over/under goals markets to less popular such as Player performances, 3-Way Handicap, etc.

Betfair also likes to help the bettors with some suggestions regarding football betting and that’s why they have a daily blog with football tips and predictions.

In addition, there are numerous odd boasts every day for the English Premier League and Irish Premier Division, and also for the top European leagues such as the German Bundesliga, Italian Serie A, Spanish La Liga, Dutch Eredivisie, etc.

Betfair Horse Racing

The Betfair horse racing section it’s split into two main parts, one for the domestic races (UK and Irish) and one for ‘All Races’, which includes racecourses from the US, Australia, Japan, Singapore and even France.

Every race comes with a ‘Timeform Tip’ where bettors can read some info about the favourite of the race. Furthermore, by clicking on the ‘Show Form’ button, you will be able to see the current form for each horse and jockey that are participating in that particular race.

There are daily horse racing odds boosts and #OddsOnThat, which are actually some enhanced odds for the upcoming major events like the Grand National 2021, National Hunt 2021, Cheltenham 2021, etc.

Betting markets like a win, each-way, place, tricast and forecast are available, as well as Tote betting.

In-play — good

The Betfair In-play platform has so much to offer that you can’t get enough of it. There are hundreds if not thousands of daily events, and every event comes with tons of betting markets. In addition, the most popular live events of the day are accompanied by pitch animations, live stats, fast markets, ‘Cash Out’ feature and live streaming.

The match statistics for the football in-play matches are very accurate and it provides the user important info about the game, such as team’s current form, head to head results, line-ups, live commentary, etc.

Live Streaming is available for all members as long they have funds in their accounts. However, things are different when it comes to horse racing, as live horse race streaming requires a minimum bet of just €0.50.

About the bookmaker

Betfair began their journey in the online betting industry back in 2000 when they started out as a sports betting exchange service. Although the betting exchange it’s still a profitable part of their business, Betfair has decided to also add a fixed-odds sportsbook in their portfolio a couple of years ago. That proved to be a great decision as they were acquired by Paddy Power back in 2016 and they are now part of Paddy Power Betfair Plc, now known as Flutter Entertainment Plc.

Betfair holds licenses from the United Kingdom Gambling Commission for its operations in the UK, and a gambling license from the Malta Gaming Authority which allows them to operate at an international level.

Contact methods Betfair


  • Revenue Commissioners under licence number:
    №: 1010108

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  • Mobile version of the site
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