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Founded in 2000 by Andrew Black and Edward Wray, Betfair is the biggest Internet betting exchange and one of the world’s top sports betting providers. The company processes over five million transactions a day from its four million registered customers around the world, with a turnover that exceeds £50 million in a single week. Betfair currently employs over 1200 people in the UK and 2300 people worldwide and it has been operating under its Gibraltar license since the 9th of March 2011, also owning gambling licenses in Malta, Denmark, Italy, Spain, Schleswig-Holstein, Tasmania and the United States. Sign up at Betfair.
Range of Bets and Odds Formats
Betfair offers a huge variety of sports betting opportunities, covering up to 11,600 markets at any time on over 40 sports like football, tennis, cricket, basketball, boxing, ice hockey, golf and many more. Numerous betting types are available for the players, the most popular ones being the correct score, over/under, half-time/full-time, Asian handicap among others. Its featured In-play service makes sports betting – a unique and fun experience for customers from all over the world, giving them the possibility to place wagers live (during the events). Special bets can also be placed on various political, financial and even Entertainment events like the Polish version of Pop Idol.
Betfair’s Betting Exchange has rocked the world of sports betting, offering players better pricing and more flexibility. It allows gamblers to place wagers at odds set and requested by the gamblers themselves, instead of a bookmaker, with both ‘back’ bets (standard bets on a selection to win) and ‘lay’ bets (against the ‘back’ selection) being available. In 2009, the company’s offers on UK horse racing were an average 24% better than any other online gaming venue and the odds proposed for the European top leagues were 9% better.
In order to improve its services, the company now offers a large number of bonuses and promotions such as Full Stake Refund, £1000 Mega Minute, for predicting the exact time a goal will be scored and Basketball Mega Points, Multiples 20% Bonus on the US sports betting market.
Betfair uses the decimal odds format as standard, but it also features fractional odds, for the customer’s convenience. The bet limits vary according to the chosen currency, so the minimum bet is 2 GBP, 2 Euro or 4 US dollars for both the sports betting and exchange markets. There is no maximum bet limit for starting price betting and the maximum payout is set to £1.000.000 for Exchanges.
Games and Poker
Betfair Games include the Betfair Casino, Exchange Games and the Betfair Arcade. With a £200 Welcome Bonus, The Casino is a unique and fun experience, where players have access to numerous card and table games, slots and jackpots worth up to £1.000.000. Its special feature is the Zero Lounge, which is an online casino that has no house edge, giving the players increased odds of winning.
The new Betfair Poker service offers a welcome bonus, a new rewarding loyalty program and it’s available in 5 different languages. It gives customers access to cash games and both sit and go and multi-table tournament games in a variety of the most popular poker variants such as Texas Hold’em, Omaha and 5 Card Stud.
Betfair has a user-friendly website that is available in 12 different languages including English (UK, AUS and IRE), Czech, Danish, German, Greek, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Swedish. Sign up here.
The Betfair Mobile service was launched 2007, helping customers get access to their accounts, browse through markets and place bets when they are away from their computer. It offers the same betting opportunities as the website.
Betfair accounts can be opened in numerous currencies: GBP, EUR, USD, HKD, AUD, CAD, SGD, Danish Krone, Norwegian Krone and Swedish Krona.
The company accepts various payment methods, according to the country they are made from.
For United Kingdom customers, the following methods are available: Debit/Credit card, PayPal, Neteller, Moneybookers, ClickandBuy, Bank Transfer-Express, Bank Transfer, Western Union and Cheque.
For customers in Australia: Debit/Credit card, Poly, BPAY, NAB, Bank transfer and Credit Union Transfer.
Betfair’s friendly and dedicated customer support staff is available 24/7 and provides a high-quality service to its customers on all issues. It can be reached via:
- Phone: +44 871 0000,
- Mail: Betfair, PO Box 34467, London W6 9WS, United Kingdom
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Live chat: please refer to website.
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