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Key Betfair Offer Terms & Conditions
Minimum Odds: 1/2
Free Bet Expiry: 30 Days
Bonus Format: 5x £20
Restritions: UK Only
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New customer offer. Place 5 x £10 or more bets to receive £20 in free bets. Repeat up to 5 times to receive maximum £100 bonus. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Exchange bets excluded. T&Cs apply.

50% ACCA Boost - T&Cs Apply, 18+

The timeliness and accuracy of this offer summary cannot be guaranteed. Offers can be withdrawn or changed at any time so it's always best to check direct with the operator before continuing.

Betfair Sport customers can win up to 50% more on their first ACCA of the week.

Place an Acca of up to £25 and your bonus will depend on the number of legs.

LegsBonus
35%
410%
515%
620%
730%
840%
945%
10+50%
  • The qualifying period for this promotion is 21:00 on Sunday 11th August 2017 to 23:59 on 30th November 2018.
  • The settlement date of your qualifying acca must be no more than 30 days from the placement date.
  • The maximum stake for a qualifying bet is £25.
  • Bonuses apply only to the profit made from your first ACCA placed during each calendar week of this promotion.
  • Bonuses will be paid in free bets. Please note free bets can take up to 48 hours from settlement to be credited.
  • The maximum payout you can receive for this promotion is £2,000.

Example:

Place a £25 bet on a four leg ACCA (eligible for a 10% bonus, as per table above) and your winnings are £175, you are £150 in profit (£175 - £25 staked). The bonus amount you would then receive would be £15 (£150 x 10%).

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Rewards4Racing Points - T&Cs Apply, 18+

The timeliness and accuracy of this offer summary cannot be guaranteed. Offers can be withdrawn or changed at any time so it's always best to check direct with the operator before continuing.

Betfair Customers will now have the opportunity to collect Rewards4Racing points on every bet placed.

Sign up at Rewards4Racing with the same email address as you use on your Betfair account and collect points that can be spent at over 30 racecourses across the UK, enabling you to make savings on tickets, upgrades and experiences at prestigious meetings such as the Cheltenham Festival, the Grand National and the Derby.

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ITV Racing £25 Free Bet - T&Cs Apply, 18+

The timeliness and accuracy of this offer summary cannot be guaranteed. Offers can be withdrawn or changed at any time so it's always best to check direct with the operator before continuing.

When you place a single bet at Betfair Sportsbook on any live ITV or ITV4 race and if your horse when at SP odds of 3/1 or greater, you will receive a free bet in the amount of your stake, up to £25.

Key details of the ITV Racing £25 Free Bet promotion are:

  • Place a single bet in any live ITV/ITV 4 Race.
  • If your horse wins at SP odds of 3/1 or greater (Racing Post decision final), you will receive a free bet to the same value of your stake, up to 25.
  • Your free bet will be credited within 2 hours of your qualifying bet settling.
  • Free bets valid for 48 hours and only available for use on the Sportsbook.
  • Free Bets will appear in your Sports Bonus balance.
  • Exchange bets are excluded. Cashed out bets and free bets do not qualify for a refund.
  • Applies to win singles and win part of each way singles on stated race/races only.
  • Does not apply to singles in multiple bets.
  • In cases where more than one selection is placed on the same bet slip, the selection with the lowest bet reference number counts towards this offer.
  • Bets settled using Cash Out, Exchange bets and bets placed with free bets will not be refunded.
  • First cash bet on each race will be the qualifying bet.
  • Free bet stake not returned.

Example:
A customer places a £20 stake on an ITV live race. Their horse wins with SP odds of 3/1. They receive a free bet in the amount of £20.

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Best Odds Guaranteed on UK & International Races - T&Cs Apply, 18+

The timeliness and accuracy of this offer summary cannot be guaranteed. Offers can be withdrawn or changed at any time so it's always best to check direct with the operator before continuing.

Betfair offer Best Odds Guaranteed on all UK and Irish horse race winner markets and selected UK and Irish greyhound race winner markets. If your selection wins at a higher Industry Starting Price than when you placed your bet then Betfair guarantee to pay out at the higher price.

  • ‘Best Odds Guaranteed’ is offered on UK and Irish horse race winner markets and selected UK and Irish greyhound race winner markets.
  • Where ‘Best Odds Guaranteed’ is offered, bets will be settled at the Industry Starting Price (“SP”) if the SP is bigger than the price taken by the customer when they place their bet on the Betfair Sportsbook.
  • All races that are offering Best Odds Guaranteed are clearly labelled on the racecard.
  • In the event of a Tattersalls Rule 4 deduction applying to a price taken, we will pay at the bigger odds after the Tattersalls Rule 4 deduction has been made to the price taken.
  • Where no SP is returned, the last fixed odds price offered on the Betfair Sportsbook before the commencement of the race will be taken as the SP.
  • The maximum Best Odds Guaranteed payout in any day is £50,000.

Example:

A customer places a £25 bet on a qualifying UK horse race at odds of 3/1. At the start of the race the SP is 4/1. The horse wins and the customer will receive a payout at the higher odds, making a profit of £100, instead of £75.

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Thursday Night Football Free £5 Sportsbook Acca - T&Cs Apply, 18+

The timeliness and accuracy of this offer summary cannot be guaranteed. Offers can be withdrawn or changed at any time so it's always best to check direct with the operator before continuing.

Betfair customers who place a £10 Exchange bet on Moneyline of the 'Thursday Night Football' game will get a free £5 Sportsbook Acca to place a multiples bet on American Football.

  • Place a Betfair Exchange back bet on the Moneyline market of the “Thursday Night Football” game (which begins at 01:20 every Friday morning) and we will credit you with a free Sportsbook bet of half the value of your qualifying bet (up to a maximum free Sportsbook bet of £5) that can be used only on a multiples bet which is exclusive to American Football.
  • Your qualifying bet must have minimum odds of 1.2.
  • Your qualifying bet will be the first bet you place on the Moneyline market on the Betfair Exchange. If your first bet is placed alongside a number of other bets, your qualifying bet will be the one with the lowest reference number. For example, if you place a back bet at 10:00 that is matched at 10:30 and place a back bet at 10:15 that is matched at 10:20, for the purpose of this promotion the bet placed at 10:00 will be deemed the qualifying bet. If your qualifying bet is over £10, then only the first £10 will count for the purposes of this promotion.
  • A lay bet against your qualifying bet will void this promotional offer. Cashed-out bets do not qualify for this offer.
  • In-play bets count for the purposes of this promotion.
  • Your free Sportsbook bet will expire after 96 hours (4 days).
  • The promotional credit will be deposited to your account between 09:00 and 14:00 on Friday.

Example:

Place a £10 Exchange bet on the Moneyline Market of a Thursday Night Football Game. On Friday you will receive a £5 Sportsbook Acca that can be used to place a multiples bet on American Football in the next 4 days.

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Horse Race Live Streaming - UK & International - T&Cs Apply, 18+

The timeliness and accuracy of this offer summary cannot be guaranteed. Offers can be withdrawn or changed at any time so it's always best to check direct with the operator before continuing.

A minimum bet of GBP5 (or currency equivalent) must be placed on single leg pool bets (win/place, exacta, swinger, trifecta) in order to qualify to watch that particular race. Betfair customers can watch live streaming on all UK & I horse racing, by placing a minimum bet of 50p on any UK horse race, or an Exchange or Tote bet of £5.

  • Betfair Live Video is only available to customers who have opened, and have a funded account with Betfair.
  • Betfair Live Video is currently free of charge for all content with the exception of UK, IRE & UAE horse racing.

Exchange

  • A minimum matched bet of GBP5 (or currency equivalent) must be placed on the relevant ‘day of the race’ market to qualify to watch that particular race.
  • Customers should be aware that SP bets with an odds limit set do not qualify as matched bets until the very start of race and they will therefore be unable to access the race stream until this time.

Tote

  • A minimum bet of GBP5 (or currency equivalent) must be placed on single leg pool bets (win/place, exacta, swinger, trifecta) in order to qualify to watch that particular race.
  • A minimum total stake of GBP5 (or currency equivalent) on Multi leg pool bets (placepot, quadpot, jackpot and Scoop 6) will qualify to watch the relevant races associated with that pool bet.

Fixed Odds/Sportsbook

  • A minimum total stake of EUR0.50 or GBP0.50 (or currency equivalent) must be placed in order to watch a single race. This can be in theform of a £/€0.50 single or £/€0.25 each-way.
  • The qualifying criteria for multi-leg bets are detailed in the table below:
Bet TypeNumber of LegsTotal Stake required(GBP or currency equivalent)
Single10.5
Straight Forecast10.5
Reverse Forecast10.5
Double21
Treble31.50
Trixie31.50
Patent31.50
Yankee42
Lucky 1542
4 Fold42
Canadian52.5
Lucky 3152.5
5 Fold52.5
Heinz63
Lucky 6363
6 Fold63
Super Heinz73.50
7 Fold73.50

Example:

A customer places a £1 bet on a UK Horse Race, they can then watch that race live through Betfair Live Video.

Watch Live Horse Racing

£100 Refer a Friend - T&Cs Apply, 18+

The timeliness and accuracy of this offer summary cannot be guaranteed. Offers can be withdrawn or changed at any time so it's always best to check direct with the operator before continuing.

Betfair Sport customers can earn a £20 free bet when they refer a friend.

Refer up to 5 friends to earn £100 in free bets.

  • Give your unique referral code to people who do not have an existing account with Betfair which they will enter upon signing up.
  • For each person you successfully refer to Betfair you will be awarded a Free Bet of £20.
  • Max referrals is 5.
  • In order to receive the Free Bet payment for each referral, the referred customer must:
    • Set up a Betfair account using your referral code.
    • have settled Betfair Sportsbook bets to a value over £50 in 30 days.
    • Bets placed to reduce the liability of another qualifying bet will not count for the purposes of meeting the staking requirements.
    • Free bets used will not count towards the staking requirement.
  • Your family or any persons at the same postal address as you, and you yourself cannot be Referred Customers. In this context ‘family’ means your spouse, partner, parent, child /sibling and any other persons with the same surname.
  • Betfair account will be credited with 20 Sportsbook Free Bet.
  • Your Free Bet will expire in 7 days.

Example:

Use your unique referral code to refer a friend to Betfair. If they sign up and settle over £50 in bets in their first 30 days then your account will be credited with a £20 free bet.

Refer a Friend

Get a Risk Free £5 Bet On The Exchange - T&Cs Apply, 18+

The timeliness and accuracy of this offer summary cannot be guaranteed. Offers can be withdrawn or changed at any time so it's always best to check direct with the operator before continuing.

Betfair customers can get their first bet of up to £5 on the Betfair Exchange refunded as a free bet if they lose.

  • This offer is only available to customers who have never placed a bet on the Betfair Exchange.
  • You must opt in before placing the qualifying bet.
  • Risk 5 or more in your first bet on the Exchange and if it loses, we'll refund you 5 in cash.
  • Maximum refund of 5.
  • You can only avail of this offer with your first bet on the Exchange.
  • Refunds will be issued within 24 hours following the settlement of your qualifying bet.
  • Your qualifying bet must be settled within 7 days following bet placement.
  • This offer is available once per customer.
  • If your qualifying bet is settled as a winner you will not receive a refund.
  • If you place any bet to reduce the liability of your qualifying bet, you will not be eligible for the promotion.
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Betfair Sport Review

Betfair was founded in 2000 with the aim of providing customers with something different that no other company could offer. They have achieved this by becoming the world's first and largest betting exchange. Here, people can choose a sports event, set their own odds and subsequently post those odds on the exchange for others to bet against. Therefore, instead of placing bets with the bookmaker, players bet against each other with Betfair holding the funds until the outcome of the event is decided. Betfair then charges a small portion of the winning bet as commission.

As well as the betting exchange, there is a more traditional sports betting site where Betfair set the odds on a range of sports and customers place bets using those odds. Since the company was started, it has grown to employ over 1,200 people, won the Queens Award for Enterprise, and gained around 3,000,000 customers across its various betting sites.

The sportsbook is well designed, with information on sign-up bonuses, major sports and an introduction to their cash out facility. Visitors only have to click once to go between the sportsbook and exchange sites, depending on how they wish to place their bets.

Sportsbook

This part of the site is similar to those offered by other major sports betting companies, with customers able to place wagers on all of the main upcoming events, as well as in-play sports. The range covered includes everything from football and cricket to Gaelic sports and mixed martial arts, plus special bets like 'I'm a Celebrity' winners, or the name of the next royal baby. It's not the widest selection, but only the most obscure games that very few people would look for are missed out.

Placing a bet is simply a matter of clicking on a sport and deciding which market to bet on before adding it to the Bet Slip and confirming the wager. Many sports have multiple betting options; for example with football games, customers can bet on full time, half time and over / under total scores. For horse racing, Betfair have a best odds guarantee, so if a bet is placed and the Starting Price is better, a winning bet will be paid out at the SP.

The betting exchange works by letting members choose an event from Betfairs menu and setting their own odds on the outcome of that event. Other Exchange members will be able to see these odds and can choose to accept the bet, so instead of placing bets with the sportsbook, two customers are betting against each other. To ensure that someone is willing to lay the bet, the odds must be set at an attractive level, which Betfair estimates leads to an average of 20% better odds available, although players must remember to consider the commission that will need to be paid on each bet.

The cash out feature lets customers take their winnings at any time during an in-play event to either maximise their winnings, or to stop their losses. For example, if team A are winning a football game by the 60th minute and a customer has a win bet on them, but Team B look as though they will imminently score, the bet can be cashed out to secure that bet. The odds may not be as good, and Betfair take a small cut, but it's a way to make a profit from what could turn out to be a losing bet.

There is an extensive live video streaming facility available for registered customers that covers all major events from around the world as well as providing plenty of audio tips, previews and advice.

For anyone away from home or office, Betfair provide a good mobile version of the site, compatible with all Android, Apple and Blackberry devices, which can either be accessed from a browser or from the App Store, although new accounts cannot be set up via a mobile and players must have a card already registered at the main site.

Bonuses

To new customers, Betfair will usually offer a free bet, or match the amount of the first wager with a welcome bonus. In common with most online sportsbooks, there are no huge incentives to get people to sign up, but there are always a number of ongoing promotions that regular players can take advantage of. These change all the time depending on what sporting events are taking place and tend to be in the form of cashback on second placed horses, or returned bets if one leg of a football double loses, plus extra bonuses on particular events.

Banking

Betfair accept payments in 10 currencies from 43 countries or territories, although this does not include the USA. All major credit and debit cards are welcome, as are payments using the most common money transfer systems, although oddly, they do not accept prepaid cards or vouchers. In common with other online sportsbooks, a small commission based on a percentage of the deposit amount is charged for some methods and there is a detailed description of how to deposit on the Betfair site.

Withdrawal requests are processed very quickly, usually within one day, and will be returned to the card or method was originally used.

Conclusion

Betfair offer betting opportunities that no other sportsbook can match, so for this reason alone, anyone who wagers on sports should give them a try. As well as the unique Exchange and cash out options, the more traditional sports betting site provides a quality service with most sports covered, an extensive video streaming facility, and a comprehensive mobile site. The promotions are average at best, as although new customer bonuses can be quite good, ongoing ones are less so. It would also be nice to see a live chat service for customer support.

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