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Betfair Review

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Betfair Rating

Unfortunately we can't recommend Betfair as a bookie you should join due to the high number of reports of them closing members accounts without any explanation.

However, we have no hesitation in recommending Bet365.com as an excellent alternative, as they have a much better reputation within the sports betting industry, and have consistently demonstrated that they're a fair and well run operation since launching in 2001.

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Review of Betfair.com

In 2011, betting exchange specialists Betfair expanded their website to include a fixed odds option to compete with the likes of market leaders Bet365 and William Hill.

While they've traditionally operated as a betting exchange, this development means that Betfair now also operates as a more traditional fixed odds online bookie too.

Their fixed odds service has expanded quickly, and following a merger with PaddyPower in 2016, Betfair have further cemented their position as a firm favourite with UK punters.

There may be a lot of bookies to choose from, but Betfair now offer the best of both worlds, with a comprehensive range of markets and the option of exchange or fixed odds.

The launch of Betfair's fixed odds platform also provides account holders with so many more betting options and to be honest, it's hard to see how traditional bookies can compete.

Betfair offer pretty solid fixed odds, however they aren’t always as competitive as other online bookies, but they can't offer the advatages of using Betfair Exchange instead.

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Odds for most of the larger sporting events are reasonably competitive, and to make their them even more attractive, they offer regular boosted odds deals via 'Price Rush'.

When it comes to placing bets, all of the odds are easy to find and clearly displayed beside relevant markets. If you fancy placing a more substantial bet, you’ll be happy to find that Betfair offer higher limits than other bookies on certain sports including football.

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Betfair’s range of markets has improved substantially over recent times, which it desperately needed to, and you can now bet on 28 different sports via the homepage.

Betfair offer great football and racing markets in particular with lots of fantastic 'in-play' betting options, boosted odds offers and regular betting offers.

You’ll find great coverage on American Football, Athletics, Australian Rules, Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Cricket, Football, Gaelic sports, Golf, Greyhounds, Rugby, Horse racing, Motorsport and Winter sports amongst their offering.

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Betfair's fixed odds website has been fully integrated with the Betfair Exchange website, with both the desktop and mobile versions relatively easy to navigate.

Markets are well presented, with betting offers, promotions and price rushes easy to find. Plus there’s a great forum with live video feeds of some of the biggest events.

Overall the website isn’t quite as good as some bookies, however it is extremely intuitive and easy to use. One of the best features is that you can easily switch to the exchange and back or lay a bet without having to transfer any funds.

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Betfair have always been renowned for the level of service they offer to members, and from our experience, the service side of their operation doesn’t let them down.

There’s also a brilliant FAQ section on the website, and if you have any queries and want to talk to one of their support staff, they can be contacted 24/7.

There are some fantastic elements to betfair, but the thing that we love most is that the exchange and fixed odds platforms can be accessed from the one website.

This means that all of your funds are in kept one account, and you don’t have to transfer money between them in order to choose the type of bet that you want to place.

Betfair' have improved dramatically over the last few years and are a serious player in the industry. Their range of markets are forever expanding, and while they focuses heavily on UK sport, they do manage to cater for bettors from all over the world.

Betfair offer a decent free bet for new account holders, and once a member, there are so many great betting offers to choose from, including a Cash Out feature, Best Odds Guaranteed on UK and Irish racing and regular Moneyback offers and Price Rush offers.

If you’re looking for a bookie that offers a bit more, then an account at Betfair is a must. Join today and take advantage of both fixed odds and exchange betting on the one website!

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Betfair Email:
[email protected]

Betfair Phone Numbers:
UK: 0870 0110 444. International: 0044 208 834 8000.

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Betfair Address:
Betfair, Waterfront, Hammersmith Embankment, Chancellors Rd., London W6 9HP

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Betfair Banking:
See website for Betfair's deposit and withdrawal options.