Betfair Review

The turn of the century saw Betfair established back in 2000 to become one of the best international betting platforms. They not only have a great sportsbook to attract punters, but they also have betting exchange too. They are fully licensed by the necessary authorities namely the MGA (Malta Gaming Authority) and UKGC (UK Gambling Commission). This means they are a legitimate, safe, and fair online betting site.

BetFair home page

Recently they have expanded and accepted African countries to join their site Nigeria being one of the beneficiaries. Many punters from across the country place their bets daily on the various available markets.

The company had a very detailed site. It’s well-stocked for experienced gamblers and easy to follow for bettors with little experience in online betting. It takes only a few minutes to register an account, fund it, and start placing your bets. There are several methods you can use to deposit money into your betting account.

The sportsbook for this bookmaker is quite impressive containing Football, Athletics, Golf, American Football, Gaelic games, Australian Rules, Basketball, Cricket, Boxing, Horse racing, Handball, MMA, Motorsport, Politics, Cycling, Financial Bets, Darts, Greyhound Racing, Rugby, Snooker, Tennis, Table tennis, among others.

Other features available on the site include Live betting, Casino, Live Casino, Poker, Exchange Games, Arcade, Bingo, and Virtual Sports. You can Cashout your placed bet before the game ends. This is an important feature if you’re doubtful of the outcome of your selection.

Site Features

Orange and black are the main colors of this platform. The homepage is well designed and arranged avoiding cluttering. A cluttered page is hard to navigate and understand especially for inexperienced bettors. You can use the search area to look for specific teams, competitions, or races on the site.

BetFair features

If you have an account, simply fill in your username and password on the provided section at the top of the page. If not, register a new account by clicking on ‘Join Now’ and fill in your information as requested.

On the left side of the homepage, you can access your markets and the different sports available in Betfair’s sportsbook. Access different casino games including live casinos on the right side of the page.

Betfair’s Bonuses and Promotions

BetFair promotions

Though lacking the welcome bonus available on many other betting platforms, there are some other promotions punters can benefit from on this platform.

Cash Back

This applies to in-play horse racing. You’ll receive your money back as accessible cash if your horse goes odds on and loses the race. You have to place a bet on a racehorse using thoroughbred horses only. The selection you make must have odds of 4.0 or higher to qualify.

As an alternative, we recommend that you consider Bet9ja.

Betfair Account Registration

You can only register one account on this platform as per their terms and conditions. It takes only a few minutes to complete the process

BetFair registration process

  • Start a blank browsing page and fill in the website
  • Click on ‘Join Now’ after the homepage loads
  • You’ll be directed to a new window where you have to fill in all the required fields
  • Choose a unique security question and provide an answer
  • Select the Frequency limit you prefer and the amount limit too
  • Click on the two required fields then click on ‘Join Now’ to activate your account
  • Agree to the terms and conditions. Confirm you’re above the legal gambling age of 18.
  • Proceed to fund your account and place your bets.

Depositing Funds and Withdrawing Winnings

With this site, you can access several different methods to fund your betting account. This is one of the advantages of this bookmaker. Punters prefer having several options to choose from. The different accepted payment methods include:

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Direct Bank Transfer
  • GT Bank
  • Verve
  • PayDirect
  • Neteller
  • Ewallet
  • Skrill
  • Perfect Money
  • Paypal

There are no additional charges when you deposit to Betfair Limited. You can request the company to allow higher deposits by contacting the customer care team. They’ll lift the limit for you.

When it comes to withdrawing your winning, there are some charges that you’ll incur on this betting platform. There are high odds on this platform therefore you can expect some good winnings as you keep gambling. You have to use the same method used for depositing to withdraw funds from your account.

Live Betting

BetFair in play

Live betting on this platform is very appealing consisting of 30 sports to choose from. You can even place bets on different events unrelated to sports completely. Football, horse racing, cricket, tennis, and golf are the most popular and are prominently displayed for easy access.

The odds on live bets are competitive and are similar to those of many other betting sites providing the same feature. Live betting will keep you interested and alert throughout the games you’ve selected.

Casino and Live Casino

BetFair Casino

Not all punters frequent betting platform to seek out sports. Some enjoy casinos and live casinos on these sites too. For this bookmaker, you receive a 100% match bonus once you’ve registered your account and deposited funds into it.

The Betfair Casino has many games to choose from including Slots, Roulette, Blackjack, Table Games, and Video Poker. The Live casino has Live Roulette, Live Blackjack, Live Baccarat, Live Hold’em, among others.

The online casino has a very impressive Jackpot available to punters plus other guaranteed daily and weekly ones too.

Betfair Mobile App

Download the Betfair App on your smartphone for easier access to your placed bets and account in general. No one wants to be stuck in front of a desktop machine all day. By using the App, you can place and monitor your bets while going about your business. The App is available for both Android and iOS phones.


The fact that this is an international site makes it more appealing to many Nigerian punters as they get access to a better sportsbook and more events to bet on. The site is well designed and meets the expectations of bettors. The company has covered all the basics of a good online betting platform.

It’s simple to register an account, fund it, and go about placing your bets. Check out the casino too for its numerous games and the live casino too. The platform has live betting, therefore, place your bets in real-time too. Overall, it’s a great betting platform which explains its increasing popularity among Nigerians.

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