This Betfair review contains all you need to know about betting on the bookmaker in Nigeria. Betfair is one of the oldest and biggest betting sites in the world. It was established in 2000 and has continued to operate till today.
The bookmaker has a large sportsbook, a casino section with live casino games, and a section for virtual games. In addition to all of that, there is a betting exchange on Betfair.
Betfair Sports Review – 3.4
At present, Betfair is not registered or licensed in Nigeria. For this reason, we cannot give this brand our full recommendation. However, it does have a licence from Malta.
This is also probably one of the reasons why this operator does not feature a welcome bonus for Nigerian players. Consequently, there isn’t a Betfair promo code that customers can apply during their Betfair registration. We will keep an eye out on the situation and feature an update here in case this changes.
Betting Markets – 4.5
While there are enough sports on Betfair, it is not the largest collection we have seen. Below, we look at some popular sports on the bookmaker and available sporting events.
Some football events on Betfair include the English Premier League, Serie A, Ligue 1, and Bundesliga. You can also find tournaments like the EUROs, AFCON, Champions League and, of course, the World Cup.
Some rugby league competitions on Betfair are the National Rugby League and the Challenge Cup. In addition, the rugby union competitions include the Major League Rugby, the Six Nations, the European Challenge Cup, Japan Rugby League One, and the Rugby World Cup.
For tennis competitions on Betfair, the four grand slams are available, the Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon and the US Open. Other ATP, ITF and WTA tours are also available.
Some basketball sporting events on Betfair include the NBA, the WNBA, New Zealand NBL, Colombian League, the Chilean LNB, and the Spanish ACB.
Betfair Casino Review – 4
This brand has an interesting selection of casino games that customers can try. We have elaborated on some of the main categories below.
Every online casino has a tables section, and Betfair is no different. These are mostly card games, such as baccarat, poker, blackjack, or a game like craps that require rolling the dice. There is the option of playing live table games in the live casino, too.
Slots are everybody’s favourites. The wonderful thing about slots is that they have various themes, but the underlying structure of the games remains. With slots, your goal is to arrange the items in a winning line. Winning on slots is ultimately pure luck.
Blackjack is another favourite among casino players. And it is because it is one of the only games where you can use strategy to win. Most casino games are based on pure luck, but not Blackjack. While luck plays a role, you also need to understand how the game works and strategise to win the game. There is the simulated version and the live version on Betfair casino.
Odds on Betfair – 4.0
The odds on Betfair are very competitive. But, in addition to this, there is the Betfair feature called build-a-bet. It allows you to add multiple odds events of one game on one bet slip. And since the events are in one game, their payouts can be interesting as long as the bet is a winner. The build-a-bet is only available for sports games.
Streaming and Live Betting on Betfair – 4.0
There is a live betting feature on Betfair. This feature allows you to place bets on matches after they have started. The live betting feature helps you relax and make better predictions after the match has started.
The live betting section features several sports like football, basketball, tennis, handball, and even Gaelic Games. However, we saw the live betting market in the live section is significantly smaller than the pre-game market. In contrast, other bookmakers such as bet365 and Bet9ja have almost the same number of betting markets between pre-game and live betting.
There is no live streaming feature on Betfair. There is no visual interface to view the events of games.
Betfair Mobile App – 5.0
The bookmaker has a mobile app. Not just one app, but two. In addition to offering sportsbook and casino betting, Betfair also has a betting exchange. We should note that the sportsbook app is available for both Android and iOS devices.
How to Download the Betfair App
To download the Betfair sportsbook app for iOS, you can do that by heading to the App Store and searching for the app. Click on the app with the Betfair logo, and click on ‘Get’ to download the app and install it. But to download the Android app, you have to download the Betfair apk file and install it manually. We explain how to do so below.
- Type ‘Betfair app download’ and click on the first result.
- On the page, click on the ‘Install’ button and the Betfair apk file will start downloading.
- Click on the file to install it. Make sure you accept to allow installations from ‘Unknown Sources’.
- The Betfair app will be installed.
Betfair Nigeria – Payment Options – 3.5
As part of our Betfair review, we will analyse how to deposit and withdraw money on Betfair. So the major problem with the payment options on Betfair is that the deposits and withdrawals are domiciled in USD($), which means your Naira card may not work. However, if you use Mastercard or VISA cards, you may get your Naira(₦) instantly converted to USD when you deposit.
How to Deposit at Betfair
The main way to deposit on Betfair is through card transactions. And we have outlined how to deposit on Betfair using the card below.
- Head over to Betfair and log into your account.
- Click on the Deposit button at the top of the page.
- Card transfer is the default method, so all you have to do is add your card details.
- Click on save to store the details for future transactions and enter the amount you want to deposit.
- Click on deposit, and you will be redirected to a secure payment page.
- Complete the process on this page, and the amount will be deposited.
In addition to the card option, you can also deposit via Skrill, Neteller, PayPal, Web Money, Paysafecard, Rapid Transfer, and even direct bank transfers. The minimum deposit is $10, except for Neteller, where the minimum is $20.
There are no fees for depositing except if you use a Credit card and the company charges a fee for depositing. The time of deposit is instant, except for bank transfers which can take from 2-5 working days.
How to Withdraw from Betfair
Withdrawal from Betfair is fairly simple, as you will be withdrawing to whatever account you deposited from. So the withdrawal channels are the same as depositing. The steps below show how to withdraw from Betfair.
- Head over to the bookmaker’s website and log into your account.
- Click on the ‘My Account’ button and click on withdraw.
- Choose the method you used to deposit money as your withdrawal channel.
- Enter your account details and the amount you want to withdraw.
- Click on withdraw, and your withdrawal request will be queued to be processed.
The minimum withdrawal also is $10, and there are no fees associated with withdrawals. The withdrawal time is 2-5 working days.
How to Contact Betfair Customer Care? –5.0
The Betfair website is filled with several sections and information that it may be hard to see what you are searching for. Like the sports welcome bonus or another bonus. You may also need to clarify an offer or rectify a deposit or withdrawal issue. That is where the Betfair customer care team comes in.
But, before you get there, the bookmaker has a huge ‘Help Section’. For most of the problems we faced trying to navigate the bookmaker, we found the answer in the Help Section. But when you can’t find it, you can click on the ‘Get in Touch’ button at the bottom of the page, and you will be transferred to a chatbot, which will refer you to a customer care agent.
On Betfair, there are no emails, phone numbers or social media platforms to text to, but you can get connected to a customer care agent in as little time as 2 minutes. This was one of the highlights of our Betfair review.
Betfair Review: Our Verdict – 4.3
We have come to the end of the Betfair review, and there are many things to say. First, the bookmaker has many features, but they are what you would expect from other bookmakers. There is a sports section with sporting events and great odds for them. This includes the special eSports section. There is a casino, a live casino, a virtual sports section and Bingo.
However, and this is where things get interesting, we found many things missing. For example, there is no welcome bonus for bettors from Nigeria. There is also no live streaming and no visual interface with commentary to follow the game’s events. And even the live betting markets are not so much.
But that is not all; we like the customer care section a lot. The agents were responsive and helpful. And if you ever want to bet with a betting exchange, Betfair exchange is one of the best. We have summarised what we like and don’t like in the table below.
|✔️ What We Like
|❌ What We Don’t Like
|The customer service team is very responsive.
|There is no sports welcome bonus for bettors from Nigeria.
|The bet-builder feature
|There is no live streaming feature.
|There are enough alternative betting sections.
|The live betting markets are limited.
|There is a mobile app.