Betfair football betting review
Betfair betting exchange took the world by storm when it launched back in the year 2000. Never before could people lay bets and “trade” amongst themselves.
It was a great time for Betfair football betting punters and with the added ability to “bet in play” the seeds for later initiatives such as “Cash Out” were born.
Betfair offer details
Almost two decades later Betfair remains a much sought after destination for serious punters and a Sportsbook has been added to their award winning site.
It brings a lot of normality to the site albeit few of Betfair’s rivals can match them for value as they will give you either the best price they are offering or even better if it can be found on the Betfair football betting exchange.
Before you can enjoy everything Betfair has to offer you need to sign-up and it is best to sign-up to the Betfair Sportsbook in the first instance as this will give you a great new player bonus of up to £100 in Betfair free bets.
To take full advantage of this Betfair football free bet offer make sure the Betfair promo code of “ZBBC01″ is entered in the appropriate area when setting up your new Betfair betting account (see below).
Thereafter you need to adhere to these terms and conditions to receive your Betfair betting free bets:
- Place five Betfair sports bets of £10 or more on selections priced 1/2 (1.50 decimal odds) or more.
- After these have been settled you will receive a Betfair free bet of £20 within 24 hours.
- This process can be repeated up to five times giving a total Betfair bonus of £100 but you have only 30 days to complete your qualifying bet criteria.
- Your free bets are valid for 30 days
Note: New customers who use Moneybookers or Neteller to make their first deposit are excluded from this Betfair promotion.
Betfair’s enhanced football betting offers
Alternatively, Betfair regularly offer enhanced prices for potential new customers making their first bet.
These offers are usually tailored towards major sporting events such as the Grand National but particularly Premier League and international football matches.
And don’t forget the Betfair Exchange too which gives new customers a £20 free bet should their first exchange bet lose and an additional free £20 Betfair football bet after you have placed your fifth trade/bet.
How to sign up to Betfair
Like all major online bookmakers Betfair have made their sign-up process very simple.
Firstly, visit Betfair and then click “Promotions” within the “Sports” or “Exchange” area of either page and then:
A pop-up window will now appear, within it click “Join Now”.
Complete the simple registration form providing personal details and creating a username and password.
Use the Betfair promo code, ZBBC01, which should be already entered on the form.
Tick your acceptance of the “Betfair Terms & Conditions” and opt-in to marketing communications should you wish to receive such notifications.
Once complete you will be taken to the second and final stage “Add funds and Play”.
Betfair football betting offers
Not only accumulator bets but even trebles and above can receive a winnings boost of 50% at Betfair courtesy of their superb “Acca Boost” promotion.
Additionally, Betfair offer a “double the odds” promotion on winning first goalscorer bets which is also pretty sweet.
The Betfair football betting promotion is activated if and when your chosen player goes on to score a second goal in the match.
Betfair free bet offers
Betfair do not concentrate on giving out free bets, they put their efforts into giving Betfair football punters the very best odds which means the best/lowest over-rounds.
That’s not our opinion, that statement is based on independent verified facts.
There are some exceptions though, such as Betfair’s ITV televised horse racing offer which gives customers who place a win single bet on a winner priced 3/1 or more a free bet to the same stakes on the next live race.
Betfair mobile betting
Betfair have a hatful of betting apps – Betfair Casino, Betfair Virtual Sports, Betfair Games etc – but the essential ones for both casual and serious Betfair football betting customers are the Betfair Sports and Betfair Exchange apps.
Both are simple to use, in fact you can login to a Betfair App by simply scanning your thumb print (on an Apple device) or entering a four-digit PIN.
But there is a pile of options for the more adventurous allowing you to turn on features like “quick bet stakes”, display options such as “show cash-out value in market view” and “notification” preferences.
As a Betfair betting football punter, where every second counts, it could be best to simplify things as much as possible.
All of the Betfair football betting markets are available to mobile customers so you have access to the more obscure bets – such as the number of yellow cards, corner-kicks and first/last goalscorer – when you have the Betfair Sports App in the palm of your hand.
Betfair live streaming
Betfair have “live streaming” smashed!
Like other online sportsbooks they may request you place a small “qualifying” wager in order to watch some Betfair betting events such as the biggest football matches.
There’s always a “live streaming guide” available meaning you can plan your punting day and the Betfair software allows you to bet in-play while watching.
Betfair live betting
All major sports are “turned in play” at Betfair Sportsbook while the Betfair betting exchange allows customers to bet on a raft of events “in running” and that includes horse races – many of which last as little as 60 seconds.
Talking of live events (and places to watch them)… Did you know you can top-up your Betfair balance in any one of Paddy Power’s betting shops?
Furthermore you can locate them via a “shop locator” on the Betfair app.
Other Betfair betting offers
All new Casino players at Betfair are eligible for some excellent new player bonuses – that’s regardless of them opening a sports or exchange account beforehand.
You will automatically be rewarded with 30 free Betfair slot spins on account opening and when making your first cash deposit you can choose from three bonus options:
One is a 100% matched Betfair bonus of up to £100 on all games.
The second bonus option which is restricted to slot play, offers a whopping 200% first deposit boost of up to £400 and gives you 100 free spins too).
Finally Betfair’s live casino sign-up offer allows clients to claim a 50% bonus up to £200.
The minimum deposit requirement for these offers is £10, £20 and £20 respectively.
Betfair Casino also has a “VIP Club” and membership to it offers exclusive Betfair promotions, bonuses, such as Betfair free bets, invitations to VIP events and a personal account manager to take care of your needs. You might just find yourself in a corporate box at a Premier League game!
Betfair customer support
Betfair provide excellent customer support, for all their clients across all their “products” (exchange betting, fixed odds sports betting, casino etc) 24 hours a day.
You can contact a Betfair’s support agent by clicking “Help” and then “Contact Us” within that help section.
“Live Chat” operators rarely take more than 30 seconds to respond, likewise your phone calls are generally answered just as quickly.
Betfair endeavour to reply to email correspondence within 4 hours (traditional emails or contact form within the “Help” section of the site) and if all else fails you can contact Betfair on Twitter: @BetfairCS
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Ground breaking and outstanding – that’s all you need to know about Betfair who offer punters a superb range of football markets and ways of betting on them.
Unquestionably “cashing out” or closing down positions via the Betfair Exchange gives considerably more value to the customer than conventional “cash out” found at traditional online sportsbooks.
With all the bells and whistles you could wish for – particularly in play betting and live streaming on all devices – Betfair deserves to be on course for its third “Queen’s Award for Industry” … a marquee of excellence.