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    Betfair Exchange Sports Review

    Join Betfair Exchange today for a fantastic sports betting experience

    In a Nutshell

    • Top highlights: A wide range of sporting markets, tips and previews
    • VIP or loyalty programme: No
    • Other offerings: Sportsbook, casino, live casino, poker, bingo


    Betfair may not have been the first company to offer peer-to-peer gambling – that honour instead going to Flutter – but it has long been seen as a key pioneer of the betting exchange concept, whereby customers bet at odds set by themselves or others. The firm was launched in June 2000 and continues to be the world’s largest online betting exchange.


    With Betfair Exchange having the status of a betting exchange rather than a bookmaker – the latter function being served by the ‘Sportsbook’ part of the Betfair site – the company hasn’t traditionally been very aggressive in marketing itself through promotions.

    However, when we visited the site for this review, we did see a strong assortment of exchange-specific promos.

    These ranged from the opportunity to enjoy a lower commission on Premier League match odds and tuition from a professional trader, right through to promises of the best odds across some of the site’s most interesting sports markets.

    Betfair exchange has an excellent choice of sporting markets on offer

    Sports Betting Types and Betting Markets

    As you might expect given that the exchange has been running for almost two decades now, there’s definitely a good choice of sporting markets on offer, including the following especially popular categories...

    • Football
    • Horse
    • racing
    • Greyhound racing
    • Cricket
    • Tennis
    • Golf

    Alongside these can be found some slightly more obscure sporting markets that will help to make Betfair Exchange an intriguing and rewarding place for you to try your luck for months and even years to come.

    • American football
    • Australian rules
    • Basketball
    • Esports
    • Gaelic games
    • Mixed martial arts
    • Snooker
    • Volleyball
    Betfair exchange is also available on iOS or Android

    Betting Coverage

    The mobile experience that Betfair Exchange offers is certainly well-developed and slick, in line with its reputation as the world’s premier online betting exchange. You can access the site and place bets via your smartphone’s web browser, but you can also download a dedicated Betfair Exchange Betting app on iOS or Android.

    Whether you bet from your mobile or a desktop computer, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the action. There is no shortage of in-play betting opportunities, for instance, defined as those that enable you to have a flutter as the action is actually taking place, and even live streaming can be enjoyed through the site for more than 100,000 events each year.

    Software and Graphics

    As aforementioned, Betfair Exchange doesn’t slack as far as its apps are concerned. Indeed, there’s even a directory of apps that you can access through the site – including OddsMonkey, Ipposnif, Cash Out All and Profit Maximiser, among others – to assist you in getting the most out of your online betting.

    As for the wider site, it’s all very slick and classy, with the colour scheme being a tasteful combination of yellow-orange, black, grey and white, and the navigation system placing everything where you would expect to find it. Even if you do get lost, there’s a handy search box at the top of the page.

    Extra Value

    Whatever additional goodies you could want from your choice of online betting exchange, Betfair Exchange should be able to give it to you. The site is the Official Betting Partner of both Arsenal FC and FC Barcelona and offers the likes of tips, previews, a discussion forum, a learning section and even historical data for purchase and download.

    Live casino is also available at Betfair Exchange

    Other Offerings

    Betfair has branched out from its previous betting exchange focus in recent years, not only becoming a bookmaker in its own right but also launching other sections of the site dedicated to casino, live casino, poker, exchange games, bingo and much more.

    The sportsbook offers opportunities to bet on any of 29 popular sports, encompassing football, horse racing, tennis, American football, baseball, basketball, greyhound racing, cricket and golf, to name just some.

    It’s in the casino, meanwhile, where you can revel in some of the finest slots, table games and jackpots. Then, there’s the live casino part of the site, which immerses you in an experience not unlike being sat in an actual casino during an intense game of roulette, blackjack or baccarat.

    Deposit and Withdrawal Methods

    Almost all of the obvious options for putting down money are covered at Betfair Exchange.

    Payment Method Fee Processing Time Minimum Deposit
    Visa None Instant £5
    MasterCard None Instant £5
    Visa Delta None Instant £5
    Solo None Instant £5
    Visa Electron None Instant £5
    Neteller None Instant £5
    Skrill None Instant £5
    PayPal None Instant £5
    Bank transfer None 2-5 working days £5
    Paysafecard None Instant £5

    *Current as of April 2018; please check Betfair Exchange’s website for updates

    Payout Policy

    It’s straightforward to withdraw money, too, using the same methods that you used to deposit.

    Withdrawal Method Processing Time
    Visa 2-5 working days
    MasterCard 2-5 working days
    Visa Delta 2-5 working days
    Solo 2-5 working days
    Visa Electron 2-5 working days
    Neteller 12-24 hours
    Skrill 12-24 hours
    PayPal 12-24 hours
    Bank Transfer 1-3 working days

    *Current as of April 2018; please check Betfair Exchange’s website for updates

    Customer Support

    Getting help is as simple as clicking ‘Help’ at the top of the page to access the Betfair Help Centre, and then perusing the various categories of frequently asked questions (FAQs), covering such key topics as Verifying Your Account, Login/Registration Help and Depositing & Withdrawing. You can also contact the site support team via phone, live chat or social media on a 24/7 basis.

    Who Can Play?

    While Betfair is a truly internationally-focused company – meaning you can access and use the site from a vast range of countries – there are certain nations from which you will not be permitted to register an account. These include...

    • France
    • Greece
    • Turkey
    • Portugal
    • Slovenia
    • China
    • Japan
    • Israel
    • North Korea
    • Iran
    • Iraq
    • Lebanon
    • Thailand
    • Canada
    • Cuba
    • Greenland
    • Mexico
    • Ivory Coast
    • Congo
    • Libya
    • Somalia
    • Sudan

    The site also supports multiple languages, including English, Danish, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish and more.


    The site holds licences from both the UK Gambling Commission and the Malta Gaming Authority.

    Bottom Line

    Betfair may be the most familiar name of all when it comes to online betting exchanges, but it’s precisely because of this familiarity that it’s also easy to overlook just how good the platform is. It truly lives up to the notion of ‘the original and best’, with its vast range of sporting markets on which you can have a flutter, as well as well-regarded extras such as its tips, previews and discussion forum.

    Sign up to Betfair Exchange today, and whatever you could hope an online betting exchange to offer, you can expect to benefit from it all here.