Available to residents of the UK or Republic of Ireland using promo code ZBBC01. Place 5 x £10 (or more) single bets on the Sportsbook each at min odds 1/2 (1.5). After your 5 qualifying bets have been settled, you will receive a £20 free bet. The process can be repeated up to 5 times. The max bonus available is £100 (5 x £20 free bets). Read below for more details.
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Betfair was founded in 2000 by Andrew Black and Edward Wray and has quickly evolved into one of the world’s largest international sports betting providers with a sterling reputation.
Betfair was the first disruptor in the sports betting industry, as Black and Wray pioneered the introduction of the first Betting Exchange – meaning customers could set their odds for the first time and face off against one another head-to-head.
The platform offers a plethora of sports betting and gaming options via its mobile app and website, such as the betting exchange, sportsbook, online casino, poker, and bingo.
Due to their evolution and growth, in 2016, they merged with Ireland-based bookmaker Paddy Power. In efforts to infiltrate American-based markets, they merged with FanDuel in 2018. They would soon go on to open its first FanDuel branded sportsbook at the Meadowlands Racetrack in New Jersey.
The Betfair and FanDuel brands were acquired in December 2020 by Flutter Entertainment – the largest international sports betting and gaming operator based in Ireland.
Betfair Mobile Betting & App
Due to their relationship with Flutter, Betfair offers an extensive and user-friendly mobile betting app available on Android and iOS.
Unique features include:
1.) Touch/Face ID – Rather than inputting your password to log in each time, Betfair users can utilize Touch or Face ID to enhance security measures and the time it takes to access and place a bet on the app.
2.) Live Betting – Live Betting has become more prevalent in recent years, and Betfair offers thousands of in-play betting options. This allows users to wager after the game has begun in hopes of finding better odds or for those bettors looking to hedge their initial pregame bets.
3.) Live Streaming – Betfair enables its users to watch the events they wagered on by offering an extensive live streaming function. Users must have placed a wager on the event to access the live stream, but the portfolio of offered events is vast, ranging from football, tennis, horse racing, and MMA.
4.) Cashout Feature – The cash-out feature gives users control over their bets throughout a game or match. It enables bettors to guarantee a profit or reduce the amount lost on a potential losing wager when the app calculates offers throughout the event.