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Last Updated: February 15, 2017

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Betfair Review

Betfair does not allow players from United States: Virginia

Betfair Review

Betfair does not allow players from United States: Virginia

Introduction

Betfair Casino is an online gaming operator, headquartered in London, delivering gaming to over four million players throughout the world. They are a multi-platform site, but Playtech powers both the download and instant play versions of the casino. Though they have a lot to offer, they have not quite recovered from a major promotional mishap in 2010.

Betfair Screenshots

Software Providers

Betfair is a multi-platform casino. It uses a variety of software, including Playtech, IGT, Ash Gaming, CORE Gaming, Red Tiger Gaming and SG Interactive .

Playtech software, a leading software provider, powers both their download and instant play casinos, offering a large assortment of user-friendly games.

Blackjack


Blackjack
 

Both traditional and multi-player versions of the game can be found at the site. For a more detailed Blackjack guide that includes variations, rule breakdowns, odds and strategy tips, visit the Playtech review.

Betfair Blackjack (Playtech)Expand

Game BJ Pays Soft 17 Double After Split Double Splits Number Re split aces Surr-ender Return Total Decks
Lucky Blackjack 1.5 Stand Yes Any 1 No No ? 1
Blackjack Switch 1.0 Hit Yes 9 to 11 1 No No 99.86% 6
Pontoon 2.0 Hit Yes Any 1 Yes No 99.68% 8
Blackjack Surrender 1.5 Stand No Any 2 1 No Yes 99.65% 6
Blackjack 1.5 Stand Yes Any 2 1 No No 99.57% 6
Perfect Blackjack 1.5 Stand Yes Any 2 1 No No 99.57% 6
Progressive Blackjack 1.5 Stand Yes Any 2 1 No No 99.57% 6
Blackjack Pro 1.5 Hit No 10 or 11 1 Yes No 99.56% 1


More information about Betfair's Playtech Blackjack

Video Poker


2 Ways Royals

10s or Better

Aces & Faces

All American

Deuces Wild

Deuces Wild -- 4 Line

Jacks or Better

Jacks or Better -- 50 Line

Jacks or Better -- Multi-Hand

Joker Poker

Joker Poker -- 50-Line

Pick 'Em Poker

With the Playtech software platform, gamers have access to 8 different Video Poker variants, including Multi-hand options:

Betfair Video Poker (Playtech)

Game Multi-Play Pay Table Return
2 Ways Royal No 800-800-50-40-6-5-4-3-2-1 99.80%
Two Way Royal No 800-50-40-6-5-4-3-2-1 99.80%
Jacks or Better (1 hand) No 800-50-25-9-6-4-3-2-1 99.54%
Jacks or Better (10 hands) Yes 800-50-25-9-6-4-3-2-1 99.54%
All American No 800-200-34-8-8-8-3-1-1 99.38%
Aces and Faces (1-4 hands) No 800-50-80-40-25-8-5-4-3-2-1 99.26%
Aces and Faces (1-4 hands multi-play) Yes 800-50-80-40-25-8-5-4-3-2-1 99.26%
Jacks or Better (50 hands) Yes 800-50-25-8-5-4-3-2-1 99.26%
Pick 'Em Poker Yes 1000-200-100-18-15-11-5-3-2 98.95%
Deuces Wild (1-4 hands) No 800-200-25-15-9-4-4-3-2-1 98.92%
Deuces Wild (1-4 hands multi-play) Yes 800-200-25-15-9-4-4-3-2-1 98.92%
Jokers Poker (kings or better) No 1000-200-100-50-17-7-5-3-2-1-1 98.60%
Jokers Poker (kings or better multi-play) Yes 1000-200-100-50-17-7-5-3-2-1-1 98.60%
Tens or Better No 800-50-20-6-5-4-3-2-1 97.96%
Mega Jacks -- Progressive No 800-50-25-9-6-4-3-2-1 97.56%
Jacks or Better -- Multihand Yes 800-50-25-8-5-4-3-2-1 97.30%
Jacks or Better -- Progressive Yes 800-50-25-7-5-4-3-2-1 95.95%
Aces and Faces (25 hands) Yes 800-50-160-80-50-9-5-4-3-1-1 95.44%

More information about Betfair's Playtech Video Poker

Other Games

Betfair is also home to 42 other games listed below:


Baccarat

Red Dog

3D Roulette

American Roulette

European Roulette

Video Roulette

Premium American Roulette

Premium European Roulette

Premium French Roulette

Premium Roulette Pro

Roulette Pro

Craps

Pai Gow Poker

Keno Xperiment

Fortune Keno

Sic Bo

Around the World

Blackjack Switch

Bonus Bowling

Casino Hold 'Em

Derby Day Horse Racing

Heads or Tails

Jackpot Darts

Mega Ball

Penalty Shootout

Wild Viking

Pop Bingo

Blackjack Surrender

Blackjack

American Blackjack

Perfect Blackjack

Blackjack Pro

Double Attack Blackjack

Lucky Blackjack

Casino Reels

Final Score

Genie's Hi Lo Jackpot Version

Genie's Hi Lo

Knockout

Wheel of Light

Baccarat

Roulette

Responsible Gambling, Customer Support & Security

Responsible gaming is given a full page on the Betfair site, with player information covering identifying problem and underage gambling. There are also self-exclusion and limits that can be placed on accounts if you need it. Customer service is available through telephone, live chat, and telephone 24 hours a day. Betfair secures player data using 128-bit SSL encryption technology, which takes player information and scrambles it, making it only readable by the casino’s staff.

Terms and Conditions, Banking.

Looking through the terms and conditions at Betfair, there is nothing unfair or predatory toward players. The banking system is solid at Betfair, with the casino offering deposits and withdrawals through eWallet, credit card, and wire. Payout times are reasonably fast, giving players a solid and stable platform for depositing and withdrawing money.

Slots

Online Slots include a wide selection of games ranging from 1-25 lines and up, as well as multiplayer games. Popular titles available at the site include Double Diamond, Cleopatra and Star Trek. Those who go for the downloadable version of the site will have access to 144 Slots, while those who opt for instant play will have access to 126.

Fortunately, Playtech also publishes house edge details on their games, which range from 0.68%-9.07% on their Slots.


Captain's Treasure

Cat Queen

Diamond Valley

Esmeralda

Great Blue

Halloween Fortune

Hot Gems

Iron Man 2

Lotto Madness

Pink Panther

Rubik's Riches

Santa Surprise

Cinderella

Elven Magic

Mystery Fruit

Ra's Legend

Temple of Gold

Wild Wild Chest

Comp Point Program

Playtech provides the comp point program at the site. For every $10 wagered, a player will earn 1 comp point. In addition, every 100 comp points can be converted into $1. Slots and other non-Table Games will award 3 comp points for every $10 wagered.

Bonuses

Below are the 3 bonuses available at Betfair.

No Deposit

A £8 No Deposit and a wagering requirement of 1x on Slots.

  • Classic Blackjack, Other Blackjack, Video Poker, Craps, Baccarat, Poker Games, Casino War, Sicbo, American Roulette, Other Roulette and Parlor Games do not count towards the wagering requirements.

Note:

New Customer Offer. T&C’s Apply. 18+. New Betfair Casino customers qualify for 30 Free Roulette chips. 30 free chips release over 3 consecutive days. he chips are worth £0.25 each and only 1 chip can be played at a time on Roulette.  This offer is only open to new players from UK and Ireland who have never before played Betfair Casino or Live Casino. SMS Verification required.

Sign Up

A 200% Sign Up bonus with a max bonus of £400 and a wagering requirement of 35x on Slots.

  • Classic Blackjack, Other Blackjack, Video Poker, Craps, Baccarat, Poker Games, Casino War, Sicbo, American Roulette, Other Roulette and Parlor Games do not count towards the wagering requirements.

Note: New Customer Offer. T&C’s Apply. 18+. PLUS 100 Free Spins. Minimum deposit: £20. Once you have played your bonus, we'll give you an amazing 100 free spins, released over 10 days (10 per day) to enjoy some games on the house. Deposits made with e-wallets (Neteller, Moneybookers etc.) are not valid for this promotion. New Customer Offer, T&C’s Apply 18+

Sign Up

A 100% Sign Up bonus with a max bonus of £100 and a wagering requirement of 45x on Slots.

Percentage play-through by game:

  • 20% for Video Poker, Craps and Casino War.
  • 2% for Other Blackjack, Poker Games, Sicbo and Other Roulette.

Note: New Customer Offer. T&C’s Apply. 18+. Minimum deposit: £10. Deposits made with e-wallets (Paypal, Neteller, Moneybookers etc.) are not valid for this promotion. Game contribution: Card Games (All varieties excluding Red Dog, Casino Hold'em, Casino War & Wild Vikings): 50%, Blackjack (All varieties excluding Pontoon, Blackjack Surrender, Blackjack Switch, Zero Blackjack and Stravaganza): 50%; Roulette (All Varieties excluding Zero Roulette and 3D) 50%; Pontoon, Blackjack Switch, Red Dog, Spin A Win/Lucky Wheel, Casino War, Casino Hold'em, Wild Vikings and Stravaganza: 5%; Zero Games, Blackjack Surrender and all double options on slots and on Video Poker (All varieties), 3D Roulette and any other games not in the eligible games list: 0%. New Customer Offer, T&C’s Apply 18+

License Information

Betfair is licensed by the Antigua and Barbuda Directorate of Offshore Gaming. You can find contact details for these organizations at http://www.antiguagaming.gov.ag.

Countries not supported

Betfair does not accept players from the following countries: Afghanistan, Antigua And Barbuda, Angola, American Samoa, Austria, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Algeria, Spain, France, Greece, Guam, Guyana, Hong Kong, Israel, Iraq, Iran, Islamic Republic Of, Jersey, Japan, Chosŏn Minjujuŭi Inmin Konghwaguk, Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Lao Peoples Democratic Republic, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Myanmar, Northern Mariana Islands, Martinique, Namibia, Papua New Guinea, Puerto Rico, Portugal, Reunion, Sudan, Singapore, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, Uganda, United States, Virgin Islands, U.s., Yemen, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.

Other Products

Betfair runs TVG, the largest legal wagering website and horse racing network in the US. This casino also pioneered and operates the world's leading betting exchange, in addition to a full suite of sportsbook and casino gaming products.

Player Issues

Happy Hour Promotion

In 2010 Betfair ran a casino promotion called "Happy Hour" that offered players an unlimited number of 50% bonuses up to £100 with only a 10xbonus wagering requirement in a 4 hour period. This bonus was vastly over generous to the point that almost all players accepting bonuses would have had an edge over the house as long as the player did not play substantially more than the wagering requirement.

As would be expected, this promotion resulted in a substantial loss for Betfair (rumoured to be in the eight-figure range), as players really cashed in on this promotion. Betfairs response once they realised how badly wrong the Happy Hour promotion had gone for the casino was to start closing player accounts and refusing to pay players. They became uncommunicative with the players involved and refused to work with dispute mediation services.

This was the single biggest instance of confiscation of player funds without breach of a clearly defined term that we have ever come across.

While Betfair have re-engaged with dispute mediation services they have also made clear that discussion of the Happy Hour issue will not be re-opened.

For references see Betfair Player Issues

Wizard Endorsement Status

Betfair have not earned endorsement from the Wizard of Odds.

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