In August 1999 Edward Wray and Andrew Black developed the concept of Betfair, Today, almost 10 years later and Betfair is one of the world's betting exchanges.
Unlike normal bookmakers all bets on Betfair are placed by users who either want to back a selection to win, or lay a selection to lose.
Betfair believe that that they have odds that are a lot better and economical than most other bookmakers. They have an approximation that their bets are 20 per cent better than most. On the other hand Betfair have a 5 per cent commission on all winning bets. Betfair have, for years, strived to be the best at with their steady rate of new customers, they could soon see them fulfil that ambition.
One thing that makes Betfair so inviting is their wide selection of sports to choose from. In fact it can be argued that they have got the widest selection of any bookmaker in the UK, Europe and even the world. Some of these sports include; American Football, Athletics, Australian Rules Football, Bandy, Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Chess, Combat Sports, Cricket, Cycling, Darts, Gaelic Games, Golf, Greyhound Racing, Handball, Horse Racing, Ice Hockey, Rowing, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Snooker, Football, Tennis, Volleyball, Water Polo and Winter Sports. A more comprehensive list is available on their website. The list also comprises of non-sporting events from reality TV shows to presidential elections.
A lot of these sports have also got live in-sport betting, allowing the punter to bet whilst a game or race is in progress. At Betfair you are able to bet on something happening or even, something not happening. During a live event Betfair gives the punter the chance to swap or trade their bets. Complicated? It takes a bit of getting used to, but the website is well set up and it will only take minutes to get the hang of.
Betfair's website is a clean, well summarised website that allows the customer to find what they are looking for without too much bother.
Customer support is also available as too are online tutorials on how to use the site. All the security and help you need is all on the Betfair website.
When you open an account with Betfair you are entitled to a free £20. T&Cs apply, please see details directly at Betfair. Just go on the website and follow the links. It couldn't be easier.
Deposits and withdrawals can be made by your debit or credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, Delta, laser, Switch, Solo, Electron), Bank Transfers, Cheques, Neteller, PayPal (only in the UK), Moneybookers, Click&Buy, BT, Western Union, ....
Betfair may not be the easiest website to understand but after taking your time to understand it is a website you will come back to time and time again.
Sign up here at the Betfair Betting Exchange
Reasons to join Betfair
- Award winning betting exchange, backed up with great betting guides
- Odds are usually extremely good value on the betting exchange
- Solid all performer with live streams and live in play features
- Sportsbook is vast and highly popular
- £50 no loss first bet available to all new Betfair customers.
Claim your free bet *
- Register at Betfair
- Place your first bet of £50 or more
- If it loses, get £50 cash back!
* Terms and conditions apply, please see details directly at Betfair.
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