BetFair Casino

Betfair Casino

PROS

  • Betfair zero lounge
  • 33 progressive jackpots
  • Live dealer tables
  • 24/7 customer support
  • 96.94% payout
  • Instant withdrawals
  • Tax free for European customers (Maltese licence)

CONS

  • No live chat
  • Insufficient promotions
  • US players not accepted

Betfair Casino Features

Betfair was founded in 1999 and pioneered the first successful Betting Exchange. They offer Exchange, Sportsbook and Gaming products to over 950,000 customers. Company is licensed to provide the Casino Games pursuant to a licence granted to it by the Lotteries and Gaming Authority in Malta which is the regulator for all forms of gaming in Malta.

It has got a got a Poker section, Sportsbook section, and an Arcade which is completely free gaming and games are available through instant play software. The selection of about 200 games range from Blackjack, Casino Stud Poker, Casino War, European Blackjack, Hold’em Showdown, Lucky 7 Blackjack, Pai Gow Poker, Red Dog, Single Deck Blackjack, Three Card Poker, Multi-Line Slots, Single-Line Slots, Craps European Roulette, Arcade games, Live Casino, table games, slot games, progressive jackpots to Video Poker. There are more in the main lounge.

Betfair Zero Lounge is the only casino in the world with no house edge on every game. No house edge means that the return to player (RTP) is 100.0 per cent. This is correct to at least one decimal place based on optimal player strategy. The games on offer here are Zero baccarat, zero blackjack, zero jacks or better and zero roulette.

Mobile Casino can be accessed through their iPhone app, mobile browser application or with direct link. Betfair Mobile Casino application works for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android based devices. You can choose whether you would like to play the ‘Practice’ or the ‘Play Now’ mode. ‘Practice’ is the play for fun version of the Casino games and you will get $250 virtual funds initially.Currently you can play Blackjack, roulette, Frankie Dettori’s, Iron Man2, Chinese Kitchen, Jacks or better, Pink Panther, Safari heat, Desert treasure, Rocky, Fish-o-rama, Club night, Vacation station, Gold Rally, Chicago streets, Santa’s gifts and love match on your mobile.

While mobile users can take advantage of all the bonuses and promotions available on the main website, they will need to use their main Betfair wallet to transfer the funds to the Mobile Casino.

The average payout is 96.94% whilst zero lounge gives almost 100% payout. Something to watch out!!

Betfair Casino Bonus Information

They have 3 types of promotions –

Buy In Bonuses

These normally come in the form of pre-wager bonuses, where they credit your account with a bonus before you play, however you will need to commit and “buy in” with some of your own money upfront in order to get the bonus.

You can choose how much you wish to “buy in” for, and the size of the bonus you receive will adjust accordingly. This bonus will be held in a “Casino Bonus Balance”, and will remain there, along with any pending winnings until you complete any wagering requirements; this is not available to withdraw, or to play on any other Betfair product.  Once you complete the requirements, they will transfer your bonus into your main balance and you are free to do with it as you wish.

Opt In Bonuses

They offer these for many of their promotions such as leader boards, cash back offers, and more. Simply click the “opt in” button, and you will be eligible for the promotion.

Accept/Decline Bonuses

From time to time they may offer a bonus that simply requires you to accept or decline it, depending whether you want it. Click,accept and they will credit you with the bonus, you can then follow the progress of your bonus via the progress bar.

As we are writing this, the current sign up bonus’ offer on Betfair is valid until 31st December 2013.

To take part, all you need to do is ‘buy-in’ with a minimum of £20 or more. Your ‘buy-in’ will need to correlate to the sign-up offer you want – see below table for details.

BONUS

‘BUY-IN’ WITH:

MATCHED BY:

UP TO:

YOU WAGER
(Multiplier):

High Roller Bonus

£1,000 +

100%

£1,000

X30

Mid Roller Bonus

£500 – £999

100%

£500

X40

Standard Sign-Up Bonus

£35 – £499

200%

£300

X37

£5 Welcome Bonus

£20 – £34

25%

£5

X20

To be admitted to the VIP club you will need to acquire a minimum of 1000 Comp Points. From here, the more comp points you earn the higher you will climb through the Comp Point levels.You can convert your Comp Points in units of 100 Comp Points at any time.

VIP Club Comp Points

Casino Comp Points reward all their valued customers with Comp Points which are earned by wagering in their Download, Flash, Mobile or Live Dealer Casinos, and can be converted directly into cash! You don’t have to be a high roller to earn Comp Points – everyone is automatically enrolled!

The program works like this:

– For every bet you make at Betfair Casino you’ll accumulate Casino Comp Points- regardless of whether you win or lose!

– The number of points you earn depends on the amount you stake and the games you play (see table below for more details).

– When you reach 100 casino Comp Points, you’ll be able to convert your points to cash in the Cashier.

– They’ll give you £1 cash for every 100 points you earn – there is no cap on Comp Points, the amount you can earn is unlimited.

Please Note: Comp Points cannot be earned on Zero Lounge games.

Apart from this there is an ongoing promotion for mobile casino where you play mobile casino for the first time and you will get a free £5 bet on Mobile casino.

Referral Bonus

If your referred friend wagers £500* in the Casino in the first 31 days of joining they will receive a bonus of £25 into their account and you will get a credit of £25 bonus as a thank you for introducing them.

Top 3 Casino Games

  • Gold Rally
  • Beach life
  • Wall St. fever

Security Information

Betfair prides itself on integrity and fairness for all of its products.In sport they have signed up over 40 Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) with the likes of UEFA and FIFA. These same values are instilled in their Casino to ensure that their Return to Player (RTP) percentages are always correct (including their games with no house edge).

Their RTP has been tested and approved by Gaming Associates (GA), an independent testing facility accredited by a number of gaming jurisdictions around the world. GA is well known and respected for its advanced empirical gambling evaluation & analysis systems, and is located in New South Wales, Australia. They have certified that the RTP percentages for all of Betfair’s games suites are within the bounds of appropriate expectation of gaming performance. The reports can be read every quarter on their website.

Betfair undergoes annual PCI validation by an external and independent PCI Qualified Security Assessor (QSA).The Lotteries & Gaming Authority (LGA) is a single regulatory body that is responsible for the governance of all gaming activities in Malta.

They have an average payout of 96.94% which is brilliant.

Banking and Deposit Methods

Deposit Methods: Bank Transfer Express, Bank Wire Transfer, BPay, Cheque, ClickandBuy, Delta, Laser, Maestro, MasterCard, Nab, Neteller, PayPal, POLi, Skrill, Solo, Visa, Visa Electron, Western Union

Withdrawal Methods: Bank Transfer Express, Bank Wire Transfer, Cheque, Delta, Laser, Maestro, MasterCard, Nab, Neteller, PayPal, POLi, Skrill, Solo, Visa, Visa Electron. There is no limit for withdrawals and the timeframe for withdrawals is 24 hours for e-wallets, 2-5 days for Credit/Debit cards and Bank Wire Transfer, next day for Cheque