Until a few years ago, Betfair was a purely British bookmaker. Today, it is the casino sector that attracts players from all over Europe.
The company is backed by well over 1,000 employees who take care of player support and all administrative tasks.
There is hardly any other sports betting provider with a casino division in the world that records similarly high earnings. In 2015 alone, around 476 million pounds were generated. Converted, this is almost 541 million euros.
The operator knows how to shine with a great game selection, exciting sports betting as well as exclusive promotions. This continues to give Betfair a customer growth that other companies in the industry can only dream of.
Our savemoneyworldwide.com editors checked the casino site from A to Z and Betfair was able to score in many tests. Summary: We are dealing with a serious, fair and solid casino!
Detailed Review of Betfair Casino
A big advantage is that Betfair already deliberately separates all gaming areas by design. The casino has received its own section as well as the live casino. Arcade Games, Vegas Slots, Bingo and Co. are also presented independently.
There is really a lot to discover on the Betfair website. The advantage is that you can initially look around without registering. However, registration is required if you want to test games – regardless of whether you do this for free or with a real stake.
If you look at the company today, it is hardly noticeable that Betfair had withdrawn from the German gambling market for some time in 2012. The reason for this was the high betting tax, which caused a furor among bookmakers in Germany even back then.
With a new concept and first-class gaming options, Betfair is now back. Our team will now tell you where the strengths and weaknesses of the casino lie and whether the registration is actually worth it.
1.) The odds
The game selection at Betfair Casino has grown considerably in the meantime. Accordingly, it is difficult even for us to provide you with an exact overview of all winning odds. However, we would like to take a closer look at relevant categories and not least at the responsible provider Playtech at this point.
Betfair could not have chosen a better developer, as it has always stood for first-class odds, payout rates and the highest degree of fairness. It is not uncommon for Playtech to offer millions in progressive jackpots. And even though the coveted Marvel Jackpot games were taken out of the program some time ago, prize hunters at Betfair Casino are far from missing out.
The advantage of Blackjack, Roulette and other table games is that the odds are fixed. You play here according to the original rules, which of course the developers cannot and do not want to change. For example, if you bet on the color red in roulette, you win the odds 2:1, thus doubling your bet.
Actually, only Blackjack is even more profitable, since here alone the RTP is over 97%. Special variants even result in additional chances from which you can also profit – if you are in the mood for classic entertainment.
If you like to play roulette, you should take a look at the Diamond Bet variant at Betfair Casino. This is because there is a jackpot to be won here, which will pay you 100 times the chosen stake. Moreover, such game versions are perfect for high rollers. You are allowed to bet a maximum of 10,000 euros.
These games at Betfair Casino are worth playing:
- Epic Ape
- Live Roulette
- Pharaoh`s Treasure
- Da Vinci`s Vault
- 3D Roulette
At Betfair Casino you always have the option to play games for free and without obligation. This way you can experience for yourself how the given odds affect your game. The good thing is that you are offered realistic conditions.
So, you will not only win in the demo version, but you will have identical chances in the real money mode. That luck is always required, that actually goes without saying. However, you will not be “fooled”, which clearly speaks for the provider.
The Betfair Live Casino is an exception, because they can actually only be used with real money. Here, however, you clearly have the advantage that all winning odds were taken from the original rulebooks. Accordingly, you should know exactly with which bets you can pick up which sums.
The virtual games are open to you at any time, even prior registration. If you would like to learn more about the Betfair odds or the like, then we can only refer you once again to the competent and friendly Betfair support.
Although they are not available around the clock, they will be happy to help you during the service hours. Questions about odds and payout rates were answered in detail in our test.
Basically, the odds are as fair as the provider promises with its name. Sometimes you win more, sometimes less. The company has chosen one of the best developers of all time – this benefits not least you as a player. In addition to the win rates, the payout rates are also convincing. Rarely are these below 96%, which is definitely a solid value.
Playtech enjoys its good reputation rightly, as we have known for a long time. The fact that Betfair relies solely on the provider is certainly a good idea. A plus point also goes to the fact that you generally do not have to take a high risk. High odds pay off even for bets in the amount of a few cents. The score we have given the provider is well deserved!
2.) The game offer
Several hundred games are available in the main casino alone. In addition, there are arcade classics, video poker, Macau games, Vegas slots and various other categories. So there is certainly no question of boredom here. Above all, a single registration is all that is required. With the entered customer data, you as a player have full access to all areas that Betfair makes available to you.
In our test, we focused primarily on the main casino. Here you have the opportunity to sort the Betfair game offer by categories – including New Games, Slots, Jackpots, Tables, Live Casino, Cards, Arcade and Video Poker Games.
If you hover your mouse over the category, the games can be sorted once again. Here you have the option to choose the number of paylines, to view only new games or games that are connected to the Dollar Ball Jackpot. Especially with these titles, the Playtech Casino can score points.
3.) The Live Casino
Even when it comes to first-class live games, the operators fully rely on the expertise of the Playtech label. All tables have been exclusively tuned to the company. In the background you can see the Betfair logo. With this design alone, the provider is well positioned, as it clearly stands out from the broad mass of Evolution Gaming and NetEnt live casinos.
The selection in the Betfair Live Casino is also impressive. In addition to roulette, you will find blackjack, various poker versions, baccarat and a few other ways to fight eye-to-eye with real dealers for big money.
The roulette preview images have a clear advantage. Here you are directly shown which limits are possible at the tables. Those who know Playtech know that both beginners and experienced high rollers have been thought of.
If you want to learn more about blackjack limits and the betting options of other live games, then the only thing left to do is to open the corresponding section and simply look at your preferred tables. Betting is not required until you want to join the game. Like all live providers, Playtech does not have the option to offer live games for free. Of course, this does not lead to a point deduction in the test.
4.) Deposits and withdrawals to the customer account
The easiest way to find out about deposit methods is after you have registered with Betfair. As a bookmaker, the group has the advantage of being able to offer you PayPal, in addition to many reputable options. However, transactions using this method are only allowed for sports betting. Casino games, on the other hand, cannot be used with PayPal funds. After logging in, you can have a look at all methods at your leisure and of course also find out which limits have been set up depending on the payment method.
The crediting of the amount you want is always done in real time. As a rule, a minimum amount of 10 euros per transaction is sufficient, the upper limit depends on which of the offered payment methods you ultimately choose. With Giropay alone, up to 10,000 euros can be booked to the player account.
Neteller and Skrill require at least 15 euros, but you can use the limit up to 45,000 euros. There really are suitable options for every budget. That alone is reason enough for us to give Betfair a positive rating in the test area.
Also advantageous: you do not incur any fees when depositing at Betfair Casino. The Betfair Casino is not responsible for any additional costs, but your house bank or savings bank.
Depositing via bank transfer is the only option that we would not necessarily recommend to you. Betfair does process the transactions quickly, but you will still have to wait up to five days before the amount you want is available in the player account.
Accordingly, it makes sense to take your time and look at all the alternatives. Nowadays, almost every player has an account with PayPal, Skrill or Neteller. If not, such an account can be set up within minutes.
If you have any questions or need any kind of support, you can of course contact Betfair support at any time. Alternatively, all relevant topics are already explained in detail on Betfair’s help pages. We will tell you more about customer service below. In addition, you will find a complete Review including personal experiences.
The most common payment methods are of course also available to you if you want to withdraw your winnings. Before that, however, it is important to note that any bonus conditions must be met.
At Betfair Casino, you are free to decide whether you want to claim the welcome bonus or not. If you do, this must first be converted. Only then are withdrawals possible. It is also important that you only receive winnings in the way that the deposit was made.
So if you choose a Visa Card, you can withdraw your money only on it. If a payment provider does not allow withdrawals, the bank transfer will take effect – as is known from most other online casinos in Europe.
This way Betfair prevents the risk of money laundering according to the gambling law in force today. If you take a little time and read the FAQ pages, you will get valuable info on the topic of withdrawals at Betfair Casino.
Among other things, the operators make it clear that the processing time depends on the chosen method. If you choose one of the online wallets, you will receive your money after a maximum of 72 hours. Withdrawals via bank transfers take significantly more time. Overall, the casino is solidly positioned, but you should have a little patience, especially with the classic methods.
This is how winnings withdrawals work at Betfair Casino:
- Bank transfer
- PayPal (sports betting only)
Winning withdrawals also work at Beftair Casino only after successful verification. Once your customer details have been confirmed, there is nothing standing in the way of your withdrawal.
5.) The customer service
You can fully rely on the Betfair customer service. This is available to you daily between 10 am and 7 pm in German. Although there is no hotline, but the first-class live chat and an e-mail address.
If you want to make things even easier for yourself, take a look at the extensive FAQ page. Here, the responsible parties already address almost all common questions that may arise in connection with the casino, games, bonuses and co. If you still have problems or questions, then personal contact is of course always possible.
How to reach Betfair Support:
- Phone: currently, no hotline is offered. Accordingly, the only option is to use the written alternatives and the FAQ page. It may well be that sooner or later a phone number will be set up – if only because Betfair wants to meet the high customer demands.
- Email: The big advantage is that you can enter messages directly into the contact form. This saves you from having to go to your own email inbox. First select the topic. Then you can compose the question.
- Live Chat: Every day, you will be assisted by German-speaking staff in the live chat. Although there is no 24/7 Betfair support, the team responds very quickly during service hours. In the practical test, all employees proved to be competent and friendly. Even lengthy issues are discussed until final clarification. As far as the chat is concerned, Betfair leaves an absolutely positive impression.
6.) The website
Those who come to Betfair Casino for the first time have a bit of a hard time finding their way around. The reason for this is that the company has a lot more to offer besides its casino area than most competitors in the industry.
For example, sports betting, jackpot betting, arcade games and the like are offered here. The advantage is that all categories are self-explanatory. This way, Betfair creates the clarity that you would want from a reputable company.
The gaming areas are listed at the very top. Below that, there is a subdivision into sections, such as new games, slots, tables and co. In addition, you can find out about ongoing promotions with just one click.
Accessing bonuses that have been compiled especially for you also works with one click at Betfair Casino. In addition, you can view your account details, bonus funds and own budget at any time. At the bottom of the website, the casino presents you with valuable links to licensors, company data and much more. It quickly becomes apparent here that Betfair is a very transparent provider.
Once you have been around the casino for a while, you should actually be able to find your way around the website without any problems. For those who like to experience an even higher performance, there is still the Betfair software download. However, we have found that playing directly on the website has a lot more advantages – first and foremost the more extensive product portfolio.
7.) The Casino App
The operators have decided to adapt Betfair apps to Android and iOS devices. Special native apps for Windows and Blackberry do not exist at times. However, even if you are a user of such a device, you will get your money’s worth, as a mobile Betfair website has been set up in the meantime, which provides you with the majority of all games on the go.
In some respects, Betfair Mobile differs from its competitors. The company has deliberately put live classics and slots in separate apps. Thus, you will have to install two programs if you are interested in all the gaming options.
At first glance, this separation is unfavorable. However, it definitely has a positive effect on performance. The Betfair download as such can be done directly on the PC via the website. Here, you will be shown QR codes that can be scanned in just a few steps. If you are generally not the type of player who likes to perform installations, then we recommend that you enter the URL into the mobile browser.
The website for on-the-go is characterized by its high quality, fast loading times and, above all, the significantly larger game selection. At the very bottom of the PC website you will find the link “Betfair Mobile”.
Once you have clicked on this, you will be redirected to a new page. Here you can now select your system – Android or Apple – and will be redirected directly to the corresponding link.
There is a point deduction because some of the information on the mobile page is only available in English. Those who do not speak the language will have a correspondingly harder time. However, you will fortunately find the relevant download links in German.
The way to the Betfair mobile website is much easier. You can enter the relevant URL or search for the casino in the browser. By the way, all bonus offers, payment methods and the like apply on the go just as they do at home. Whether you want to play with real money or for free, you can also choose that on the smartphone and tablet.
It makes sense to set up an account in advance. The whole thing works a bit more conveniently on the PC. Once registered, logging in is a breeze both at home and on the go. As already mentioned, the support team is there to help you in case of doubt. You are also welcome to ask them about mobile gaming if something is actually unclear. By and large, Betfair’s mobile offer is self-explanatory.
Betfair Casino is available for mobile use on the following devices:
- iPhone and iPad
- Samsung Galaxy
- HTC, Sony, LG and Huawei
- Windows Phone and more
Betfair is quite well positioned on mobile and offers exactly the versatility that players want today. The apps for Android and iOS are just optimal if you don’t have a good internet connection. Otherwise, Betfair also knows how to shine with the mobile website – especially since you don’t need two apps for casino games and live tables here. In the detailed Review, we reveal all the details about Betfair Mobile.
8.) The new customer bonus
300% bonus – you certainly don’t get that every day! Betfair proves its fairness and seriousness alone when it comes to the topic of new customer bonus. You only have to deposit 100 euros and are automatically rewarded with the maximum 300 euros. But that’s not all, because you are also entitled to 20 Betfair Free Spins.
The minimum deposit is only 10 euros. If that is not enough Free Spins for you, you can get another 25 extra Free Spins with a minimum deposit of €10 and the bonus code DEFRE1. However, there are a few things to keep in mind.
Those who choose to deposit with PayPal are unfortunately not eligible to receive the free spins. That is the only criticism we have to make at this point. In addition, the starting credit is only awarded once per household, person and IP address. In this point, Betfair does not differ from its competitors.
Betfair has set up a separate bonus account for its players. This is where you take your progress, because as usual, some bonus conditions must be met. Only after that it is possible to withdraw winnings without restrictions.
Especially the free spins offer seems very appealing. The operators themselves explain that all new customers who register with Betfair and make the minimum deposit automatically receive 20 free spins. If winnings result, they immediately land on the real money account. All that is required before activating Betfair Free Spins is to wager a game with the bonus money.
Free spins are valid for various slots at this online casino – including Age of the Gods, Halloween Fortune II, Heart of the Jungle, Prince of Olympus and many more. So, unlike what you often experience, the free spins are not tied to one slot alone. This makes the offer a bit more interesting.
Especially the conditions have convinced us. Once the Betfair bonus has been wagered 35 times, you can withdraw all winnings. It makes sense to deal with the other terms and conditions in advance. Stakes on slot machines are fully credited, but there are also games that do not entail any crediting. If you want to reach the goal quickly, you should know the conditions.
Use welcome bonus at Betfair Casino – that’s what matters:
- 10€ minimum deposit
- 20 free spins for specified slot machines
- 300% bonus up to 300€
- plus 25 extra free spins with bonus code DEFRE1
- Bonus turnover x35
- Deposits with PayPal are not eligible for the free spins
9.) Security: how serious is Betfair?
Many players have long known the name Betfair, because the company was founded back in 1999 – but at that time as a pure bookmaker. The operators took a relatively long time to introduce a casino section. Now, however, the Playtech casino is considered one of the best in all of Europe.
Players from Germany get the opportunity to deal extensively with all gaming sections, because the group is in possession of a Maltese license. It has also been licensed in Schleswig-Holstein.
The concession here is about to expire, but Betfair has a very good chance of being recognized by Germany in the future – as long as they finally agree on fair legislation that does not completely exclude private providers like this one.
In addition to the aforementioned licensors, the UK Gambling Commission also keeps a watchful eye on Betfair Casino. The company is based in the UK. And although the British have left the EU, you can still rely on Betfair’s seriousness. We have no doubts about the seriousness after our detailed Betfair test. In the following, we will take a look at some of the relevant facts about Betfair Online and tell you what makes this provider in particular so popular.
In a way, players are “encouraged” to register with Betfair. After all, only after logging in will you have insight into the promotions that the provider provides. There is really a lot to discover here – and that is completely independent of the starting credit, which after all comes with 300% to 300 euros. Especially for new games, there are regular special bonuses, such as currently for the Playtech slot Epic Ape, which has just been released at Betfair.
It is worthwhile to set up an account and visit the casino regularly. The fact is that Betfair wants to retain regular customers in the long term in addition to new players – like all reputable companies in the industry, actually.
With bonus money, rallies as well as a first-class VIP program, Betfair has been succeeding in this for many years now. Speaking of VIP: If you remain loyal to the provider, it pays off in more ways than one. Live events are just one example of how important it is for the operators to be close to their customers.
Betfair rightly ranks among the best casinos of 2021. The company focuses on player satisfaction and strives to support customers as best it can. Unfortunately, Betfair support is not available around the clock, but during service hours it helps to resolve even complex questions in a serious and expert manner.
We are a bit lacking in details about the company itself. If you want to learn more about the operators, you have to understand English. A German-language “About Us” page has not yet been set up. Nevertheless, there is no doubt that Betfair is a reputable gambling provider with plenty of potential.
10.) The sports betting
There are few bookmakers that are as well known in the UK as Betfair. The company proves true greatness with its outstanding betting and live offer, which clearly leaves nothing to be desired in terms of versatility.
But that is not the only thing that bettors benefit from at Betfair Sportsbook. The high odds level is definitely one of the reasons to take a closer look at the offer. Here are some other aspects that clearly speak for the provider:
- More than solid betting offer
- High odds level
- Betting tax free
- First class live betting offer
A tip from our experts: The bookmaker Betfair, founded in 1999, is located in the UK, but is incredibly attractive not least for bettors from Germany. You can find out exactly which points the company scores particularly well in the big Betfair sports betting test.
11.) Our experience with Betfair
At first glance, Betfair may seem a little confusing. However, this feeling shatters relatively quickly. All sections and game areas were perfectly thought out by those responsible. In addition, almost all games can be used for free – and not only on the PC at home, but also on the go.
For demanding players, there is the option to choose between native Betfair app and mobile website. When it comes to the bonus package, Betfair exceeds even our expectations. On the one hand, 10 euros is enough as a minimum deposit, on the other hand, you already get the maximum bonus amount with 100€ – namely a whole 300 euros as a gift on top.
The turnover requirements could also be fulfilled very easily and quickly in the practical test. The only disadvantage is that payments with wallets do not qualify for the bonus. This should be improved a little, because PayPal, Skrill and Neteller are very popular among players.
We have made the experience that the company is very generous overall. Once you are registered, promotions are specifically tailored to your needs. Otherwise, the promotions page is rather straightforward.
The flow of information is also very good. However, we found that a lot of information is only available in English. This can become a problem at least if you do not understand English.
At least: If there are any uncertainties, a really friendly and experienced Betfair support is at your side. We contacted the team several times. The stated waiting times of up to 8 hours by mail were easily undercut each time. Most of the time we received a response after half an hour – of course only within the service hours.
Betfair could also work on this, because many customers log in only after 7 pm. And that’s exactly when neither the mail support nor the live chat are available.
This speaks for the Betfair Casino:
- Direct game start without download
- Solid, well sorted game selection
- Transparency at all levels
- Payments with PayPal (for sports betting) possible
- 300% bonus up to 300€ + 20 Free Spins
- Licensed in Malta as well as in the UK
- Exciting promotions also for regular players
Betfair Casino offers a wide range of slots, roulette versions, blackjack, poker and many other ways to pass the time. Betfair owes its success not least to the cooperation with Playtech. The provider has always enjoyed a first-class reputation in the industry. Most crap riders among online casinos now rely on various other developers. Accordingly, Betfair Online can almost be called a rarity.
The advantage is that you can browse the pages completely free of charge and even without registration. Many of the games offered are available to you without a download. However, the Betfair software is still available for download. This alone is proof enough that we are dealing with a real traditional house.
Of course, Betfair also has a VIP program where you can enjoy benefits in abundance. You can take part in special events, receive separate bonuses and get pampered.
Depending on the level, you will even be assigned a personal contact person. But the best thing is: you don’t have to invest a fortune to make it among the VIPs. Here, loyalty counts even for players who take it easy. This distinguishes the program from many others that we have tested in recent years.
Betfair Online Casino offers something for everyone – starting from great VIP promotions, to changing bonuses. The game offer is solid and covers pretty much every taste perfectly. Qualitatively, the provider does not have to hide behind its competitors.
Surely there are companies with larger portfolios. But at Betfair, you can switch between slots, virtual tables, sports betting and the Betfair Live Casino at any time – all with just one registration!
We have experienced the casino as fair. As far as the name is concerned, Betfair really doesn’t promise too much. Overall, the site leaves a positive impression – even if areas like support could gladly be expanded a bit.