Betfair Casino Review Rating Details

Author: Otto
2014/04/03 10:42:36 AM
Graphics and Software

Betfair is powered by various software providers offering players a larger game variety as well as Downloadable and Instant Play software. The latter version of the software (Ash Gaming, International Game Technology, OpenBet and WMS Gaming) is browser-based whilst Playtech offers the only download software. 

The graphics and animations that feature in the download software are superior to that of the instant play. But the browser based software has its advantages. It allows immediate game play and cancels out the risk of downloading potential harmful viruses onto your computer.

Software and Special Features

Betfair uses state-of-the-art encryption software (128-bit SSL) that protects your private information at all times. This standard software is used by well-known financial institutions across the globe. 

A FAQs at the footer of the website covers questions about security, cash out, payment, mobile apps, registrations, my account and so forth. Before you register an account please go through it.

Variety of Games

The game variety Betfair has to offer is extensive. The bulk of the games are slots ranging from classics (3 and 5 reel varieties), 3D slots and progressive jackpots. Suffice it to say slots junkies will have a field day. Each slots has its own customization features like Auto Play, games speed and audio settings. 

The table game variety is good. You can play blackjack, baccarat, roulette, sic bo, wild viking and many more. The games also offer a house edge expressed in terms of percentage payback each machine will make. The payback percentage for the various games at Betfair hovers between 87 percent and 97 percent. Meaning a house edge of between 5 and 15 percent. 

When playing slots make sure that you choose the right coin denomination. As a general rule, the higher the stake, the higher the percentage payback. Players who travel a lot can also play via their mobile phones. 

Sign-up Bonus

Betfair offers first time players three distinct sign on bonuses with different match percentages. It’s not often one sees a casino offering players match bonuses to play different games other than slots. You can only choose one bonus. Each bonus has a set of wagering requirements attached to it that must be cleared first before a cash out is allowed.

Promotions

Not only does Betfair know how to attract new customers but it also knows how to retain its current ones. Regular players will receive comp points on selected games knows as ”Betfair” points. Once you’ve accrued a certain amount of comps they can be exchanged for cash.

Whenever you play, I want you to remember this: you are doing the casino a big favour by gambling here. The site will make money from you in the long run but if you don’t gamble sensibly they will take a lot of money off you. If you’re a medium/high roller contact the casino’s VIP manager and ask them for the best possible deals.  

The site also offers loyal depositors a VIP program. It’s divided into three levels starting with ”Gold”, ”Platinum” and ends with ”Diamond”. Each tier has its own benefits. As you work your way up the VIP ladder so will your benefits also increase. Betfair offers daily, weekly and weekend promotions. Check your Inbox regularly for the site’s latest promotional offers.

wagering Requirements

I’m only going to discuss the wagering requirements of the slots bonus. The slots bonus comprises of three bonuses up to a maximum of £2,000. Each bonus has a different buy-in amount. The first bonus is 125% up to £500. To qualify for it you must deposit £10 or more. 

You deposit £200, Betfair gives you an extra £250 (125% match bonus), play with £450. Before a cash out is permitted you must turn over the bonus 40 times. Therefore, 40x£250=£10,000. This bonus can only be used to play slots.

Progressives

Betfair offers numerous progressive games. The pick of the crop are the Playtech progressives. If hit they offer 7-figure progressive payouts.

Each Marvel Slots comes with its own progressive jackpot. They feature free spins, bonus games, , multipliers, wilds and scatters. Popular titles include The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 3, Fantastic Four and Captain America. 

Other games worth mentioning are Beach Life, Caribbean Stud Poker and Queen of the Pyramids. If you’re looking to hit that elusive jackpot always wager the maximum bet. Also keep in mind that these games are extremely volatile with wins far and few in between. 

Banking Options

Betfair offers a decent amount of deposit and withdrawal options. You can use credit cards (Visa, Visa Electron, MasterCard and Maestro) or an e-wallet like Neteller, Skrill, PayPal or ClickandBuy.

Withdrawal requests via wallets normally take 12 to 48 hours. If you use credit cards, bank transfers, cheques it takes 5 to 14 business days. To wager at the site you must deposit at least 10 credits. There’s also no withdrawal limits which is very good. Strictly speaking Betfair is very high roller ”friendly”.

Before your withdrawal is processed you will be asked to provide certain verification documents such as your ID, Passport, bank statement and utility bill (not older than three months).

Player Support

Customer support at Betfair is dedicated and boasts well-trained staff. The site does have a live chat but it’s only available during certain hours. You can contact the site through email (online form) or telephone. Betfair tries to respond to all email queries within 6 to 12 hours. 

Payout Percentage

Betfair states that its RNG for the various games are tested for fairness by GA (Gaming Associates). However, the site’s software has not been audited since 2009-not good. Presently its average payout percentage for all its games is 97%. The findings of its audit reports are posted on its website. You can peruse it via the on-site help assistant.