Betfair App Review and Bonus
If you are a seasoned gambler and used to betting using exchange odds, then the Betfair app is one of the more stylish on the market. Not only that, Betfair offer very good odds on most of the sports markets too when compared to some of their competitors, particularly on football. When you take a look around at what some of the sports betting companies are offering, there are very few that offer a strong new customer bonus as well as providing value to their existing customer base.
Betfair New customer offer
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.
The Betfair New Customer Welcome Bonus – All newcomers to Betfair have the opportunity to take full advantage of the fantastic bonus provided them. When you register for an account, deposit funds and place your five bets (minimum £10) on any of the sports markets available, Betfair will give you £20 in free bets. This offer can be repeated up to five times to give you an overall welcome bonus of £100 in free bets.
To register and claim your bonus, all you need to do is click the button directly above and follow these simple steps.
- Register your account using Promo Code: ZBBC01
- Deposit funds into your account (minimum deposit amount £10)
- Place 5 single bets on any of the sports markets with odds of at least 1.5 (1/2) (minimum stake £10)
Important Bonus Information – To receive your bonus, you’ll need to place a bet within 30 days of opening your account. If you fail to make a bet within this timescale the Betfair bonus will be void and you will no longer receive your free bet bonuses. Terms and conditions of this offer can be found at the bottom of this page.
With Betfair, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to apps! We have broken them down for you to cover every Betfair app that is available, here’s what you’ll find on the page –
Betfair app rating
A more than capable app from a huge name in the betting industry known for their outlandish offers. Certainly one to add to your home screen!
Betfair Android App
How To Install The Betfair Android App On Your Mobile Device – As you may or may not be aware, Google Play has recently opened up gambling apps in the UK meaning you can now download and install the official Betfair APK straight from the Play store.
We have downloaded and installed the official Android app successfully from both an Android phone and tablet from within the UK.
We believe it won’t be long before the official app will be available throughout Europe and beyond in the very near future, but if you are still waiting you can still use Betfair’s mobile site from your Android device.
To get to the mobile site tap here from your Android phone or tablet and then tap either join now or log in, whichever is relevant to you. Once you are logged in to your Betfair account you will land on the home screen of the mobile site. You can now use your mobile browser’s options to ‘add to home screen’. This will add a shortcut app logo to your Android device’s home screen for easier access to the mobile site in the future.
The dedicated Android App from the Play store is the nicer looking experience out of the two options available, but the mobile site does serve as a good back-up in case the dedicated APK goes down and is also the only option for some territories currently.
The app is updated from time to time to optimise the experience on future software releases and as such can sometimes pick up bugs when new Android updates are released. We didn’t receive any of these bugs when visiting the mobile web site.
Betfair, to their credit, is quick to respond to any bugs by bringing updates to the i0s and Android apps frequently. The app is fully compatible with Android O and ran fine throughout our testing period. (This also contained the busiest times of the week)
When you log in to your Betfair account for the first time from your Android device you will be presented with an option to set a four-digit pin so that you can keep your account secure, yet have quick access to your account when you need it.
Once you are in you will find navigating round very easy to pick up as the app makes good use of menu systems and layout structures to help you on your way. There are lots of features available (that you can read more on further down the page) such as live streaming and cash-out as well as ever-changing promotions to keep you checking in on a regular basis.
*Please be aware live streaming is only available in certain territories.
Betfair iPhone App
How To Download The iPhone App – The app is available on iPhones, iPads and iPod touch devices running on iOS 8.0 or later.
Betfair does have a dedicated App for iOS devices on the app store that you can go ahead, download and install but we recommend that you are a registered user first so that you can log in and place bets straight away. If you are not already a Betfair account holder you can register from the button below. The process clearly outlines what new customer rewards you are entitled to and goes through the terms and conditions that are attached to the deals.
MAKE SURE TO ENTER PROMOTIONAL CODE ZBBC01 WHEN PROMPTED TO DO SO.
An alternative way to installing the app is to add the Betfair mobile site as a bookmark on the home screen of your iPhone. This way you can preserve some of the space on your mobile device which the Betfair app would have taken up. We also find the web application to be more stable when out and about. Below you’ll see an image, follow the steps illustrated to install the app.
Check out the screenshots of the app in action on the iPhone.
*Live streaming only available in certain territories
We found the live stream capabilities much better on iOS over its Android counterpart. You have the ability to go full screen to watch the action as well as seemingly getting a much clearer picture.
The app has its own promotions section hidden away across the top menu bar or from within the AZ menu. With Betfair being one of the biggest offers led brands in the gambling industry, it’s worthwhile checking in here frequently to see if there’s any value to your style of betting. The offers come thick and fast and are ever-changing as events and competitions come and go.
The native app from the app store benefits from featuring force touch shortcuts, available from the app logo. If you force touch the logo you will be presented with shortcuts to;
- Cash Out – Takes you directly to the cash-out section of the app
- Football – Takes you straight to the Football In-Play area
- Tennis – Takes you to the Tennis In-Play area
- In-Play – Takes you to the General In-Play section showing all live games/events available.
- Share Betfair Sports – Opens up the iOS share menu so that you can share the app across email, iMessage, Whatsapp and all your social accounts.
The app looks great on the latest devices such as the iPhone X the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 8 but is just as capable and dependable on the older models. You will need an iPhone 4s or later to use the Betfair app, however, as it requires at least iOS 8.0 to operate and earlier models cannot support this.
The iPhone app takes advantage of Touch ID and Face ID with compatible iPhones for quick and easy access to your account. This can be enabled once logged in and then navigating to your account settings. You can get here by tapping where your account balance is displayed. You will now be in the ‘my account section’. Now tap on settings and you will see the Touch ID/Pin Login option within the list.
Betfair iPad App
The dedicated iPad app found on the app store has one major difference from the iPhone app. This is that it is only available in landscape mode. This does ensure that the graphics and imagery always renders correctly but does limit those users who like to hold their iPads in portrait mode in certain situations. I’m not a big fan of wandering around with my iPad but those who do may find this somewhat of a hindrance.
you obviously have the advantage of a bigger screen size here over the iPhone and that does indeed mean you are able to see more information at any one given time. You don’t get any real extra features with the iPad app over the iPhone app, but you do get presented with information in a friendlier layout and a much better live streaming experience (for those who reside in a territory where live streaming is available).
The live streaming feature has the capability of going full screen and from our experience provides a strong steady stream over WI-FI and 4G/3G networks. Remember that data charges will apply if you are out and about with your iPad though so make sure you have a pretty intensive data plan if you do plan on viewing away from a WI-FI network. The stream is compressed and balances the amount of data needed and quality of picture nicely to provide a more than comfortable viewing experience. It’s not quite HD but is still more than adequate. The image below was taken directly from the Betfair sports app from an iPad Air 2 using the full-screen live stream feature.
How To Install The Betfair iPad App – You can install the app straight from the app store. Alternatively, you can bookmark the Betfair mobile webpage, save as a favourite within your mobile browser or add the Betfair mobile site to your iPad’s home screen.
All these methods can be accessed by tapping on the share icon from within Safari once you are on the Betfair mobile home page. The share icon can be found to the right of the URL bar in Safari and is shown in the image below.
Take a look at the snapshots of the Betfair iPad app.
We tested the Betfair app using an iPad Air, an iPad Air 2 and an iPhone pro 12.9″ all handled and looked superb, with the best visual experience being on the large screen of the iPad pro.
Betfair App Review
Betfair is one of the biggest names in the online betting industry. They are not afraid to splash the cash on exotic marketing campaigns or sponsorships, nor are they when it comes to making their service and offerings even better.
The app is one of the ways the company has achieved this. As you will tell from our review scores, the app is a solid contender in all categories and doesn’t seem to suffer from any major weaknesses or flaws. There are subtle differences between the iPhone version, the iPad version and the Android version, but on the whole, all the apps behave very similarly.
The big features you would expect to see in a betting app are all available and work well such as cash-out, live streaming (in certain regions), In-play area, competitive odds and multiple markets across a variety of sports and events. The layout of the app means it is simple to use and quick to place your bets when you want to place them.
Tap on a selection you like the look of and that selection will then land in your bet slip. It will stay there until you decide what to do with it. You can make more selections to make up a multiple bet, place a single or remove the selection from your bet slip if you change your mind.
The navigation follows the mindset of common sense and logic, but if there is anything you get stuck on there is also a customer service team on hand to help. You can get help from the footer within the ‘my account section’. Tap on help and you will then see contact us section. From here you can set up a live Chat, send an email or post a message to Betfair through Twitter or Facebook. Normal waiting times are around 30 seconds, so there is not much waiting around at all for any answer you may need.
New customer offers are always red hot and enticing but there are always special offers on for existing customers too so not to leave a bitter taste in anybody’s mouth. These are ever-changing so it is always recommended to check in to the Betfair app regularly to check the offers out. Away from offers, you will find Betfair’s normal offerings in terms of odds to be competitive and in-line with its fellow competitors.
If you do get bored of sports betting or fancy a change of scenery, there is plenty more that your Betfair account entitles you to in terms of other gambling ad entertainment apps. These are listed for you below. All in all the Betfair app comes highly recommended from us and certainly sits within our top ten betting apps available in Europe.
There are plenty of other apps available that can provide you with even more entertainment, all from the one account. These are listed and summarised below.
Other apps by Betfair
Betfair Exchange Betting
The betfair exchange app could probably do with its own in-depth review. The app provides you with the ability to lay bets as well as place. So if you believe a certain football team WILL NOT win, you can choose to lay the bet rather than placing it. This is a little more complex than your standard betting but is certainly within most people’s realms of intelligence, given a bit of time to play around with the system. If you are new to betting our advice would be to give this app a miss for now and revisit once you have become a more seasoned online gambler. (We have a full guide to using the Betfair exchange here).
If you are already familiar with exchange betting, you will know that there aren’t many bookmakers that even offer this service, let alone a well established and reliable one. Betfair manages to offer both here in a well laid out format and from our experience a robust server that performs well even throughout the busy periods, such as Saturday 3 pm.
The exchange app has been updated so that it is optimised on the iPhone X and iPhone 8 and also has touch ID and Face ID login security. The Betfair Exchange app is also fully optimised on Android O.
This app is certainly worth a look at if you are an experienced gambler and are looking for a new twist to your betting in our opinion.
Betfair Casino & Roulette
With most online bookmakers now, Betfair also has an excellent array of casino options alongside its offerings and has provided a dedicated casino app to provide more focus to those purely looking for a casino experience. Everything you would expect to find in a traditional casino you can find here in a digital format, as well as certain games, live via video stream.
There are table games, card games, slots, live games, video poker and digital scratch-cards all available from within the betfair casino app. All of these options can be found across the top menu bar.
The same wallet is used within the casino as the main sportsbook wallet. This prevents you from having to move funds between different wallets and allows you to switch between apps seamlessly.
The app holds plenty of offers to new customers and its existing client base and these promotions can be found within the app in a dedicated section that can be located from the bottom menu bar. Here you can see all offers live at that particular time that are applicable to you.
The graphics are rich once you are inside the digital environments or games and also reliable with very little game crashes experienced when connected to a stable Wi-FI network or 4g/3G data connection. There’s also a VIP section available to reward you further if you decide to be a loyal and frequent player.
Betfair Arcade Games
The Arcade Games app is the place to head for slots fans and those who fancy a quick spin of some reels to get the heart pumping on a 10-minute break. There are loads to go at here in terms of choice of game and some great themes to keep people from all walks of life something to relate to.
There’s a VIP section to reward loyal customers and special offers to take advantage of on a regular basis. These change on a regular basis but include daily rewards, free spins on certain games, deposit bonuses and cash-back. All live promotions are available from the bottom menu bar.
As there are so many games to choose from there’s a handy search feature built-in so that you can get to your favourite games faster. There is also a handy filter menu at the top of the app so you can see what is proving popular currently with other players, as well as shortcuts to table games and scratch-cards.
All in all, a fun app. It probably won’t set your heart on fire if you are an experienced online slots gambler as most platforms feature similar (if not the same) games, but it is something that we use as a time filler and is a handy addition to what’s available with a Betfair account.
Current top games available within the Betfair arcade are;
- Worms Reloaded
- Genie Jackpots
- Rainbow Riches
- King Kong Cash
- Wish Upon a jackpot
- Top Cat
- Deal or No Deal
The Poker app features plenty of quick and quirky game styles to make poker more of a realistic platform on a mobile device. With mobile users generally being on the move, the notion of a classic poker format doesn’t really work with the amount of time it takes to complete a game. Here, you have specifically designed speed games so that you can easily complete a game over a ten minute period.
Types of games within the poker app include;
- Twister poker – A fixed ante game where the prize pool is generated at random.
- Six-Plus – Poker but with the twos, threes, fours and fives removed from the deck to make for more exciting hands.
- Sit and go – Tournament style play where buy-ins are required to enter.
- Speed Cash – Quick games where you play with cash instead of chips.
- Cash – poker with your actual money in your digital wallet rather than buying in and playing with a certain amount of chips.
- Tournaments – The place to go if you have a little more time on your hands.
There are always promotions available to view and partake in, which are all available from the app and there is a VIP reward scheme offering you value as you play over time.
There are also a few arcade games attached to the poker app in case you fancy mixing it up a bit. The choice here isn’t huge but does prevent you from having to switch apps if you are just looking for a quick spin on some reels.
Reliable poker apps are hard to come by due to the fact that Poker isn’t seen as being as profitable as other gambling methods, nor as popular. In fact, we have seen big online poker companies disappear recently such as PKR.
For Betfair to offer such a comprehensive poker app, when this isn’t even their speciality is really quite amazing. The graphics aren’t going to blow you away, but as poker fans ourselves, we really rated it.
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Betfair Live Casino
The Live Casino app is the dedicated mobile space for Live casino and dealer games. If you find the idea of real-life attractive croupiers handling your chips and cards and spinning your balls and wheels then this is the place to come.
There’s a good amount of choice here with games available such as Roulette, Blackjack, Baccarat and Hi-Lo. All game categories are separated and intelligent filters make the type of game you are looking for easy to find.
One piece of advice we would give is to only rely on this service when connected to a stable Wi-Fi network. From our testing and previous experience the app can dip in and out of service when out and about on a mobile data plan connecting to 4G or 3G. With live streaming also involved, your data plan will soon get chewed up if you do not have an unlimited plan or hefty allowance.
The app can be used in both portrait and landscape mode for most games and there are options to allow you to personalise the view to your liking. You can choose to have the majority of the screen showing the game board with the croupier and live-action in a small window or alternatively put the focus on the croupier and live-action with a minimised game board.
Another synchronised wallet here means you don’t have to transfer any funds from other Betfair apps and games are open to cater for all players with small budgets, as well as offering custom tables for the whales and big rollers.
This isn’t our favourite UK casino app on offer, but then we are in agreement here that we prefer the digital experience rather than live one. the whole live casino idea has a bit of a seedy feel to it in our opinion, but if you do want to give it a try or just see how the experience differs from what you are used to, it certainly holds its own as far as the live casino app competition goes.
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Betfair Bingo Games
The Bingo app hosts both traditional bingo and bingo themed games. Rather than being splattered in pink and blatantly targeting women like most bingo apps, Betfair appears to have taken a neutral stance, with a dark slick looking skin to wrap the app up in.
There are games available where tickets can be purchased for as little as 1p and then more extravagantly priced tickets where jackpots get ridiculous, so there is something to fit pretty much any budget.
Games are kept interesting with many different themes attached and some well-known celebrities are thrown in as well to call out the numbers for you. Get a bit of Chris Tarrant with the Who Wants to be a Millionaire themed bingo game, or perhaps a bit of Noel with the Deal or No Deal themed bingo game.
You have the option of watching the numbers called out or not as with all bingo apps, so if something crops up you can quit the game and be assured that your ticket is still live. You will still be paid out just the same as if you had watched the action unfold. This is somewhat needed as we did experience games crashing when out and about.
The best experience is definitely when stationary. If you are planning to watch the numbers get called whilst on a commute, you may find yourself getting very irritated by having to re-connect to the server every 5 minutes. We had no issues with the servers when stationary on mobile data or when connected to Wi-Fi.
Graphics aren’t amazing but the interface is nice and a colour coded ticket system helps you to keep track on which ticket is close to winning. If you are playing with multiple tickets, you will notice that tickets are also automatically sorted for you so that the closes ticket to winning is always at the top.
If you get bored of bingo and fancy a bit of slots, Betfair has also integrated the slots into the bingo app so you don’t even have to leave it. There is a separate ‘Games’ section in the top menu where a whole load of slot games are available to play straight off the bat.
The poker in-play app adds a whole new dimension to your poker playing. Instead of playing against others, you get presented with four hands and you bet on which hand you think will win. To help explain this better, find the app’s tutorial below, which does a fine job of explaining.
You will get presented with this information when you first open up the app and will also have it on hand if you need it within the main menu under tutorial. You get an opportunity to bet each round (pre-deal, deal, flop, turn, river) unless a hand gains 100% chance of winning, in which case the game will end relevant pay-outs will be made on that particular hand and the next game will begin.
We found the poker in-play app great fun and kept us entertained every night for the best part of a week. Once the novelty dies down the app gets played less and less but certainly worth a look if you haven’t come across this before.
The Betfair predicts app acts as a betting tool by giving you an insight into betting behaviours on certain subject matters or sporting events. This isn’t the most useful of apps in all honesty and is rarely used by ourselves as the information rarely gets updated.
Political betting trends to take make up the majority of statistics available, although TV shows, Celebrity gossip and sporting events do also crop up from time to time. The notifications feature will also tell you when new events or stories are published.
On top of the prediction based on statistics, you will also be presented with some more statistics in relation to the subject matter in question. Worth looking at but our personal prediction is this won’t be the most used app.
Betfair Exchange Games
The Exchange Games app allows you to play both ‘Poker in play’ and ‘BlackJack in play’. These are games where four hands are presented and you then have the option to bet on which hand you think will be the winner. Below is a short video from Betfair outlining how to play.
The exchange view displaying both back and lay odds can be toggled on and off from within the Betfair app exchange game’s settings. You may find the app is only giving you the option to back when you first use it. If this is the case go into the menu, head into the options and make sure ‘show exchange view’ is enabled.
With The Poker in-play game you get to back or lay on just the four hands presented but with BlackJack you have a few more betting options available. Here you can also bet on;
- Dealer wins or ties all
- All cards unique
- Only one hand has 21 points
- One or more hand has 5 cards
Both games are a lot of fun to play and there’s nothing stopping you from watching the action unfold without actually betting on that particular deal. You are free to analyse the action, which allows you to then try out different systems and measure success without financial risk.
One annoying snag with the dedicated iPhone app here was that if you chose to play poker, you were directed to the dedicated Poker in-play app, leaving you with no easy way to then navigate straight to a BlackJack game if so required.
All in all a lot of fun, and very novel if you have not come across this style of poker or BlackJack before and like your cards. Give it a try, comes recommended.
The betting.betfair app is the place to head for all the latest sports news headlines and betting gossip. If you are looking for your news to be more betting based than your average sports or news broadcaster then here lies one solution well worth considering.
The more information you can digest, the more accurate your predictions come and here you can find plenty, all from a gambling perspective. The app is regularly refreshed to provide news on all the latest upcoming events, providing key stats against current odds across various different markets.
You can filter the news articles by sport and there are plenty of sports to choose from to attract a wide variety of fan bases.
There’s also a ‘best bets’ section that provides insight and predictions from relevant experts. All predictions are always well backed up and quick links are provided to get you straight to the relevant market within the app, ready for betting on.
Another handy app here in our opinion. Not the only source we rely on to form our bets, don’t get us wrong, but certainly helpful in gaining an overall picture and more informed choice for your bets. Check it out.
New customer offer terms and conditions
Who can take part?
- New customers only. Available to residents of UK or Republic of Ireland using promo code ZBBC01.
What do I need to do?
- Place 5 x €10 (or more) single bets on the Sportsbook each at min odds 1/2 (1.5).
- Bets placed on the same selection or market do not qualify for this promotion.
What can I win?
- 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)
When will I get my prize?
- Free bets will be awarded within 24 hours of you completing the qualifying requirement.
What else do I need to know?
- You can stake more than €10 but it will only count as one qualifying bet.
- Excludes ‘same market’ bets placed on the Exchange.
- Cashed Out and Voided bets do not qualify.
- Bets placed using free bets as the stake (in full or in part) will not qualify.
- Offer excludes customers who deposit using Moneybookers or Neteller.
- Only one bet per event qualifies.
- Multiple bets are excluded and any single bets in multiple bets are also excluded (e.g Lucky type bets).
- Free bets are valid for 30 days
Other essential stuff:
***BETFAIR INDIA UPDATE 2019***
Unfortunately, Betfair left the Indian market on the 31st of January 2019. Therefore residents of India will have to look elsewhere for a reputable online bookmaker in order to place online sports bets. You can see our guide to sports betting apps in India here.
Now that Betfair has exited out of the marketplace, our number one go-to betting app in India currently is Betway and 10Cric India. They both have a superb betting platform that is reliable, secure and trustworthy.
There are lots of sports and markets to get involved in, it looks great and has some of the most convenient depositing/withdrawal methods available across the country – including direct wire transfer!! If you are reading this page from India, you can read more about the Betway app and 10Cric apps in our in-depth reviews.
Looking for other apps to use? Check out our UK betting app reviews here.