Betfair is the world's largest peer to peer betting exchange.
We've had an account with Betfair for 4 years and can't imagine life as a dedicated punter without one! The choice of bets they offer in all sports is limitless -if you want to bet on it, it will be there. They'll even add a market you suggest if they think there'll be interest amongst punters!
Their website is very easy to navigate and accounts can be opened on line in minutes and bets placed at the touch of a button. It's just like being the bookie -you need never pick another winner, if you want to 'lay' what you think are other punters' losing bets, then you can make a living doing that.
Range of Bets- Fantastic range of bets in all sports and almost every live televised sporting event on the planet! They even screen them live on Betfair Video -so you can watch obscure tennis matches from Latvia or league soccer from Brazil.
Events offered include: American football, baseball, basketball, boxing, cricket, gaelic sports, golf, greyhound racing, horse racing, ice hockey, motor racing, politics, rugby, snooker, soccer, speedway, tennis and volleyball. Almost 40 sports in total!
What Else Is There?- Poker & Casino games, a full Sport On TV guide -telling you where you can find sports on the box, 'Where Is The Money' allows you to see how much has been bet on all the big events.
Website- Really impressive and easy to use -you can view your account, make bets and view prices in all markets 24 hours a day. The markets on betfair are incredibly accurate mos of the time an we use them to assess the true odds when spread betting on other sites. But there is always some value to be had somewhere...
Other great features of the site are the stats that they offer and the live video feeds of events such as racing, tennis and football matches from far off countries!
Telephone Dealing- Betfair offer long trading hours with the phones being open at all times when a live event is on-going. The telephone staff are helpful & polite and can offer explanations of bets when needed. You can also bet using Betfair Mobile.
Ways To Pay- Visa, MasterCard, Delta, Solo, Switch, Bank Wire, Check, Neteller, Moneybookers. Currencies- AUD, EUR, GBP, USD
Customer Service- By telephone or , we have always found Betfair to be very prompt and efficient when dealing with any queries.
Incentives- The incentives aren't enormous -there's a £25 cashback offer for new accounts, but the real value are the prices. We have struck bets at double the odds of the big high-street bookmakers!
Where to view prices:
You can always find the latest Betfair prices on www.oddschecker.com -where you will see that they are always better than the bookies.
Contact Telephone Numbers:
Trading Desk - 0844 871 0000 (UK)
Trading Desk - 1800 944 000 (IRE)
Overseas Calls - 0044 20 8834 8060
In short, any self-respecting punter needs to have a Betfair account -so that you can lay off potential winnings from a spread betting perspective and take the role of the bookie if there is a team that you think simply can't win!
Our Rating - 10/10 They beat conventional bookies hands down...