Few online casino players will be unaware of Betfair. Operating since June 2000, it is now the biggest online betting company in the UK with member numbers thought to be around 2 million!
Betfair has also become a large global player and attracts gamblers from many countries with their broad array of both casino games and other online gaming activities. With an outstanding reputation within the industry and with casino players, I could quickly see that Betfair had worked hard to cover all bases in catering to client needs. Not limiting themselves to the English speaking marketplace, they have a massive selection for your chosen language, enabling all to play, as well as a broad selection of currency accounts such as euro, dollar and krona. Betfair really is a global game site.
With the claim that odds of winning with Betfair are 15% greater than elsewhere, this makes for a big attraction. Not satisfied with simply offering this amazing increased winning potential, Betfair also operates many bonus schemes and rewards programs that made me feel like a winner the moment I signed up.
With no software to download and install it makes the Betfair Casino a lot more accessible as it can run on basically any computer as long as you have the appropriate web browser. Betfair can be played on both Windows Explorer version 6 or above and with Mac using Mozilla FireFox 1.0.4. Be sure to have a sound card and good graphics card to fully appreciate the graphics and sound quality of the games.
The graphics of Betfair are designed to be simple to enable quick upload and instant play with no software installation. The colours are strong and sharp but I would say that if you are expecting games that are more about the visual entertainment then you may be a little disappointed. The speed of access and play from any location more than makes up for what is lacking in graphics and is a worthy sacrifice.
Download and Registration
Betfair does not need you to install its own software onto your computer, it is virtually instant play. The registration process is quick and easy allowing you to fly through the sign up and be ready to play in minutes. The games themselves take just 1-5 minutes to load (depending on your Internet speed and the game selected) and then you are ready to play. Once you have loaded a game once you can close the game and then reopen it without having to wait the loading time again. With no software to download the games can be played from any computer making it really globally accessible.
Betfair has had their own games designed for them so you will not find them elsewhere, this makes for some unique and enjoyable new gaming experiences. The main casino lounge offers card games, slots, table games, video poker and new games to choose from as well as a unique ‘Zero Lounge’ where all the games have the house advantage removed!
All games with Betfair have different minimums starting from very small amounts under $1 upwards. You can withdraw any amount over zero from your account.
As soon as you sign up with Betfair you will start receiving bonuses. The permanent offer of 100% first deposit bonus matches your deposit to your account up to 50 UK pounds. You also get rewarded for referring new players to Betfair.
This fantastic bonus scheme called ‘Refer and Earn’ will pay a whopping 200 pounds for every friend you refer! Not only do you win on this scheme but your friend will also get credited 100 pounds when they have reached a Betfair point balance of 1,000. With this bonus scheme everyone wins!
Betfair offers a huge variety of some of the best poker tournaments available with single table and multi table games. With tournaments starting at different intervals throughout the day you will always be able to find one to fit your free time and the buy in fees are suited to every pocket. The tournaments are listed on the website under the daily schedule so you can quickly scan through and choose your game.
There are ‘sit and go’ single table games as well as massive multi-table games with giant jackpots for the overall winner. You can also win some fantastic prizes in the satellite tournaments to win seats for some of the greatest poker championships around.
The Betfair system offers a bonus scheme to collect points for playing at the casino and getting rewarded by credits in cash to your account. They have also chosen to reward members for introducing new players to the casino. For every person that joins using your personalised referral number, you will be paid a massive 200 UK pounds, that’s over 300 US dollars! It doesn’t stop there either, as your friend gathers Betfair points for playing at the casino and is rewarded by cash credits, you will also get credited for their loyalty! There really hasn’t been a better reason to get all your friends involved in group casino night with Betfair.
The support team is available 24/7 and can be reached by email or by calling them and speaking to a help representative. Betfair does have an extensive FAQ section that really covers every topic or problem you could think of.
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