'Price Rush' offers enhanced odds linked to the higher prices sometimes seen on the popular betting exchange
Although Betfair made their name with a pioneering online betting exchange, more recently they’ve dipped their toes in the fixed odds market.
But is Betfair Sport an inferior younger brother to its all-conquering exchange, or does the sports betting site cut it under its own steam? The 123Sports betting team takes a closer look.
- Simple, no-nonsense betting site
- 'Price Rush' enhanced horse racing odds
- 'Take Stake' lets you cash out your stake only
- Lots of regular promotions on-site
- Deposit options limited
- Not a huge range of sports
- Betting slip/lobby could be clearer
Betfair Sport is offering new customers £30 of free bets + £10 to use on the exchange in return for a £10 bet.
Markets and Bets
Betfair Sport offers markets on 27 sports, with all the usual football, racing and greyhound action available. It’s not the biggest range of sports compared to other sports betting websites, but the popular markets are all covered.
The markets and betting slips are displayed simply on the screen, although I like to see all the correct scores displayed on a match in one go without me having to pull up drop-down menus all the time.
There are several solid added features at Betfair Sport.
In-Play betting offers markets on dozens of sports in real-time. It’s not as accomplished an in-play section as other online sportsbooks, but you can watch selected games on the site’s own Betfair TV live streaming service.
Cash Out lets you settle a bet early if you don’t like the way it’s going. There’s also Partial Cash-Out available, as well as a ‘Take Stake’ feature which lets you take your original stake to bet with again.
Powered by the Betfair exchange, Price Rush offers enhanced odds linked to the higher prices sometimes seen on the popular betting exchange. Price Rush is available on football, racing, tennis, golf and basketball.
In addition, the Betfair Developer Program lets customers create custom apps for their betting.
Promotions and Offers
There’s a healthy range of money-back and free-bet offers at Betfair Sport. Punters can get a free bet if they back a 3/1 winner on a horse race, while there’s money back on 4-fold accumulators if you miss one result. Refunds are dished out as free bets.
Money-back offers on selected Grand Prix races refund money if your driver fails to finish.
Deposit Methods / Banking
UK residents have a reliable, if unspectacular, range of methods to deposit with. VISA, VISA Delta and MasterCard can be used (£10 minimum deposit), as well as popular e-Wallets like NETELLER, PayPal and Skrill/Moneybookers.
As well as an on-site Live Chat service and email form, customers can contact Betfair via Twitter at @BetfairHelpdesk.
Email: On-site form
Phone: 0344 871 0000
Live Chat: Available on-site
Betfair Sport has some way to go to match the heights of its world-beating online exchange, but for now, Betfair Sport is a step in the right direction. There are only 27 sports to bet on, but with the Price Rush feature linked to the exchange, you can always be sure of some decent odds along the way.