Our Betfair sportsbook review looks at what the online betting site has to offer punters. Find out how to claim the current Betfair sportsbook sign up offer by using the latest 2018 promotional code.
Betfair Sportsbook Sign Up Offer
£/€100 in Free Bets – How to Qualify?
- New customers only need to sign up to Betfair by registering a new account and entering the promo code ZBBC01.
- Deposit and Wager 5 x £/€10 (or more) single bets on the Sportsbook each at minimum odds of 1/2 (1.5).
- After your 5 x qualifying £/€10 bets have been settled (event you bet on has finished), you will receive a £/€20 free bet.
- Repeat the process above up to 5 times to gain 5 x £/€20 free bets.
- The maximum bonus available is £/€100 (5 x £/€20 free bets).
Full Terms and Conditions for the Betfair Free Bet offer below:
Who can take part?
All New customers only. The Betfair offer is available to residents of the UK or Republic of Ireland using promo code ZBBC01.
What do You need to do?
Place 5 x €10 (or more) single bets on the Sportsbook each at minimum odds of 1/2 (1.5).
Bets placed on the same selection or market do not qualify for this promotion.
What can You win?
After your 5 qualifying bets have been settled, you will receive a €20 free bet.
The process can be repeated up to 5 times. The maximum bonus available is €100 (5 x €20 free bets)
When will You get your prize?
The Free bets will be awarded within 24 hours of you completing the qualifying requirement.
Anything else to Note?
- You can stake more than €10 but it will only count as one qualifying bet.
- Excludes ‘same market' bets placed on the Exchange.
- Cashed Out and Voided bets do not qualify.
- Bets placed using free bets as the stake (in full or in part) will not qualify.
- Offer excludes customers who deposit using Moneybookers or Neteller.
- Only one bet per event qualifies.
- Multiple bets are excluded and any single bets in multiple bets are also excluded (e.g Lucky 15).
- The Free bets are valid for 30 days.
New Customer Offer, T&C’s Apply 18+. Please Gamble Responsibly.
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About Betfair the Company
Betfair started off as a betting exchange. It was founded in 2000 and it soon became the world’s leading and largest betting exchange. In 2012 the company decided to launch a service for fixed-odds betting that functions like a traditional bookmaker. Due to Betfair’s reputation and popularity many punters who prefer betting through a traditional bookmaker, chose Betfair Sportsbook.
Betfair’s headquarters are located in London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. There are however some branches operating from the company’s Gibraltar offices. Betfair is licenced and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission, as well as the Gambling Commissioner if Gibraltar and the Maltese Gaming Authority. In addition to sportsbook and exchange betting, Betfair also offers casino and live casino gaming, poker, bingo and other services.
Betfair Sportsbook Betting Site
Betting via Betfair’s sportsbook site is quite simple. The site has an intuitive designed with expanding and dropdown menus, without looking overcrowded or too flashy. The odds can be seen as fractional and decimal and the site is available in several languages – English, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian and Swedish.
Under ‘Sport Highlights’, displayed centrally on the main page, you will find the most popular upcoming matches of the most popular sports. In addition to popular sports such as football, tennis and cricket, Betfair Sportsbook offers a total of 31 different categories, mostly sports, with exceptions such as Politics and Special Bets. Under the latter, you will find betting markets across a range of popular events such as the Eurovision, Britain’s Got Talent and many more.
If you select football, for example, you will be able to choose whether you want to view all current and upcoming matches, or browse particular national leagues and international competitions. Betfair Sportsbook also offers so-called Yes/No betting, where your bet answers a certain question, usually in the form ‘Whether team A will beat team B?’. You have the option of flipping the question, i.e. changing the team order.
For football matches, at least ones of the top leagues and competitions, Betfair Sportsbook offers an incredible broad range of markets, including unusual ones which aren’t offered by many other bookmakers. In addition to standard match and goal markets, you may also place bets on whether something is going to happen during the first 10 minutes, or any 10-minute period. Furthermore, markets labelled SMACCAS are unique bets, e.g. exactly 3 goals, exactly 10 corners and exactly 10 cards.
Betfair Sportsbook Bet Types, Live Betting and Cash Out
At Betfair Sportsbook you can add selections to your bet slip simply by clicking on the odds. When you add multiple selections to your bet slip you will have the option of combining them and choosing what sort of bet(s) you would like to place. The more selections you add, the more betting options.
Not only is it possible to bet on matches and other events that have already started, but you also have the option of combining live selections with pre-match betting selections in one multiple bet. Plus, Betfair offers live streaming of Irish and UK horse races.
Betfair offers the cash out option which gives punters a chance to make a profit or reduce their losses by concluding a bet before all selections are drawn to an end. The option is available on multiple sports including tennis, horse racing and football. The orange symbol indicates that cash out is available on a particular bet, but you need that cash out is still available at the time when you want to request a cash out, as events on the pitch might change the offered cash out or cash out availability altogether.
Betfair Sportsbook Mobile Betting App
If you like betting on the go, you have to options at your disposal. You can either open Betfair Sportsbook through the website, in your mobile browser, then log in and place bets, or alternatively you can download the appropriate betting app (Android or iOS), install it on your mobile or tablet and then open it and start placing wagers.
Betfair Sportsbook Bonuses and Promotions
Punters at Betfair Sportsbook can claim a number of bonuses and promotions.
Cash Out for a £25 Bonus
When punters activate the cash out option for the first time, you can claim a bonus up to a maximum of £25. The bonus can be awarded upon cashing out on any bet for which cash out is available, regardless whether the bet was a single or a multiple, pre-match or live. The awarded bonus will be treated as free bets and will be paid out within 48 hours.
Acca Edge Refund
Betfair Sportsbook offers the special Acca Edge option for accumulator bets (3+ selections), which lowers the profit but whenever just one selections is a miss, the stake is returned to the punters. With the special acca edge bonus punters can get a 10% profit boost on bets placed with the acca edge option.
Best Odds Guaranteed
Betfair also offers a range of other promotions, including Bets Odds Guaranteed on UK and Irish horse races. It has been confirmed that Betfair Sportsbook offers better odds on English football betting compared to other major traditional bookmakers.
Betfair Banking Options
Betfair Sportsbook customers have several options at their disposal when it comes to funding their accounts. You may deposit using major credit/debit cards, such as Visa and Mastercard, as well as popular e-Wallet options like PayPal, Skrill, Neteller, Paysafecard and WebMoney. Furthermore, it is also possible to deposit using bank transfer.
Betfair Sportsbook doesn’t charge fees or commission on deposits and withdrawals. The company has a policy that customer have to withdraw using the same method that they used to make a deposit. The deposit and withdrawal limits depend on the chose method and customers are allowed to set their own daily, weekly or monthly restrictions on the permitted deposit amounts.
At Betfair’s Help page, you will find a lot of Qs & As that cover a lot of topics that might of interest to punters. And if you’re looking for something more specific, you should definitely contact customer support. If you contact a member of staff via phone or live chat you will usually get a response within 30 seconds, whereas if you send an email, you can expect a return email between 2 and 4 hours.