Betfair is established in 1999 and licensed in the UK targeting the players in Europe and the UK. You can place your bets online at https://www.betfair.com using a desktop or a mobile device. On Betfair, you can also bet on Arcade, Slots and Virtual Sports as well as a few other products.
Betting at Betfair
They accept British Pounds, Euros, US Dollars, Danish Kroner, Hong Kong Dollars and Australian Dollars as well as a few other currencies. You can choose to bet using EU (Decimal) odds. With regards to sports there are 22 on offer so quite a lot to choose from. They include Motor Sports, Horse Racing and Snooker. Apart from sports you can also bet on Politics, Entertainment and Poker as well as a few other things. Unfortunately, you can’t use the site if you live in China, Turkey, Hong Kong, Japan, France and USA where you are not allowed to play. That’s right, players from the US are unfortunately not allowed to play at this site.
Payments and Withdrawals
Bonuses and Promotions
Betfair add new offers quite infrequently to their site – 2 in the last 30 days. They have signup bonuses and the following list of specials: Free Spins, Money Back Refund, Extra Places, Enhanced Odds, Free Bet, Non Runner No Bet and Cashback. You can find some of these listed at the bottom of this page.
Betfair offers support via phone, email and livechat.
Web Ranking and Bookie Trust
At BML we have given them a safety rating of Likely Safe which means your funds are probably safe. We base this rating on our personal assessment, and you can read more about safety ratings here.
We also take into account externally verifiable factors. We can take a decent amount of information about this betting exchange and sportsbook service from publicly available information on the internet.
The load time for this site is 0.18 seconds, which an extremely quick load time. That’s judged over a high speed internet connection – your load time will likely be higher.
Now we should look at the domain expiry date. Obviously, when you’re putting your trust in a bookie, a domain that’s set to expire quite soon isn’t a great sign. In the case of Betfair it expires on 15th Mar 2018, which is in 133 days time. That seems quite short – it will expire in under a year.
So what’s the Alexa rank? Well, it’s produced by Alexa whose parent company is Amazon and is a numeric ranking of a website’s global popularity. The lower the rank, the more popular the site. So how does Betfair do? Its Alexa rank is 4,818 which is extremely low and means this is more than likely a site to be trusted.
When looking at a bookie’s trustworthiness, it’s also a good idea to look at the authority of a domain. There are a few services that provide stats related to the authority of a domain, and we use several of them to produce a custom score, out of 100. Betfair scores 72 which is is an extremely high authority score indeed – this is one of the most linked-to bookies on this site.
Having looked at all these stats and combined them in a custom algorithm – along with others not mentioned here – we can give Betfair an overall web trust ranking of 71.93/100. That may sounds like a so-so rating – but it’s actually very high for a web rank and means this is one of the most trusted domains on the site.
Betfair has received a player experience rating of Above Average. This indicates that this bookmaker is generally well-liked by players .
The Bottom Line
We’ve gathered loads of stats on Betfair and we put those together to create an overall rating. We call this the BML Rank and it produces a very accurate guideline to the quality of a boomaker. It takes into account everything from their web rank, to the number of payment methods they have, to their player experience rating. Betfair’s BML Rank is 77.22 which is an excellent rating. This is a top bookmaker.