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Quick Facts

  • Betfair is a hugely rewarding experience
  • Amazing interface
  • Get a free bet when you sign-up



Betfair was set up in August 1999 by Andrew “Bert” Black and Edward Wray.  Unlike fixed odds bookmakers such as William Hill, Ladbrokes and Coral, betfair is a betting exchange, allowing customers to choose whether to back a selection or instead effectively act as the bookmaker themself and lay a selection instead.

Betfair is now the World’s biggest betting exchange and has revolutionised the betting industry in the process.

Betfair is now opening to Canadians for the first time in history and all Canadian residents can claim $50 free.


  • Amazing interface
  • Better odds on the more popular markets
  • Betfair Starting Price product
  • Ability to lay as well as back


  • Customers generally pay 5% of winnings to befair as commission
  • Betfair’s ambitious range of markets can lead to disappointment if the liquidity is unavailable

Summary Review – Betfair

There are so many things to get excited about if you’re a betfair customer. The In-Play service offered, especially for horse racing, simply can’t be bettered by fixed-odds bookmakers due to trader limitations. You’ll generally get bigger odds on your football and racing selections and nothing beats the thrill of laying an odds-on selection and seeing it beaten. It takes a while to get one’s head around the concept of a betting exchange but using betfair is such a rewarding experience.

Quick Facts

 Web site
 Established 1999
 Country United Kingdom
 E-mail support@
 Telephone +44 20 8834 8060

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