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The latest Betfair mobile app allows you to bet on thousands of markets wherever you are. You can place both back and lay bets using their fast and secure betting apps. These are available for iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry and all other types of mobile devices.
In-Play betting is supported on thousands of markets. This means you can place your bets live as the action unfolds in front of your eyes. You can also use the Betfair mobile cash-out facility. This feature lets you lock in a guaranteed profit on your bet, whatever happens for the rest of the game!
In this article, you’ll learn about all the Betfair features that you can access through your mobile, and how to download and access them. We’ll also explain why we rate it as one of the best betting apps on the market at the moment. Prepare to be impressed…
Betfair Mobile App Review
The Betfair app is perfect for punters who love betting online and enjoy the benefits and convenience of betting on the go. In our in-depth review of the service and app we give our unbiased, expert opinion on what’s good and great about the platform as well as what could be done better and what to watch out for if you’re serious about making a long-term profit.
Betfair run top class services on sportsbook and betting exchange as well as casino, poker, arcade, slots and much more. When using the desktop version of the site it’s a simple case of flicking between the tabs at the top. Maybe you’ve had a profitable day on football and fancy your chances on the Roulette wheel. That can be done at the click of a button.
The Betfair mobile app is different, but just as effective. To avoid the dangers of cramming everything into one place and slowing the service down, Betfair had the great idea of splitting their main tabs into different mobile apps to allow each to work to its full capacity. If sport is your main betting market you should download the sports betting app (remember you also need a separate one for the exchange). If you enjoy a flutter on the games titles from time-to-time then have that on your mobile page as a back-up, meaning it’s always there to play when and where you fancy. If the likes of Lotto and Bingo don’t interest you, they are best left alone, freeing up valuable space and helping your device run smoothly.
All The Features In The Palm Of Your Hand
The mobile app is a lot more convenient than betting at home – we’ll look more into that later with a few examples – but surely the programmers can’t fit everything from the full site, one of the biggest of its kind in the world, into a handheld mobile or tablet device? They can, and they have.
You’ll get all the features of the full-site, including pre-match sports markets, in-play betting, live streaming, customer services and promotions. What’s more, you can even use the mobile app or site to sign-up for a new account. There’s now no reason to put it off any longer. If you’re stuck late at work or sitting on public transport, dig-out your phone and complete the registration process. You’ll also land and can use your welcome bonus (note that terms & min odds may apply). It can all be done in a matter of minutes and with no fuss.
Betfair Android App
Download the Betfair mobile app to android and we know you’ll be one of the many users impressed by its accessibility, user-friendless and simple but stylish lay-out. The betting giant went all out at the planning stage to ensure anyone would feel comfortable using this service, regardless of how much experience you have with apps or even online betting. They’ve done a top job on achieving their goal.
When remembering mobile betting is all about speed – the ability to get your bet on in an instant while on the go – we appreciate just how good the Betfair app is. Give it a browse and you’ll see for yourself why it’s rated as one of the top gambling apps on Android. Everything is set out right in front of you. We found out in testing it took less than a minute to get our bet on the next horse race going off or the current in-play football match in well under a minute. Log-on – decide your bet – set stake – confirm – back to your business. We love it.
You can even watch the race or match live on your phone through the live streaming. This means every situation can now be turned into a chance to bet and win big. Whether you’re stuck on a train or bus, at work, waiting for an appointment or even sitting in bed, in a few clicks time you could have a bet on the favourite and cheer it home. The future has landed and it’s a great time to be a sports punter. In fact, we’ve never had it so good.
How To Download and Install on Android
Fancy joining the revolution? Don’t get left behind. We explain in simple terms how to download and install the Betfair app for Android. It’s worth noting at this stage that the service can’t be downloaded through Playstore due to an ongoing legal issue – that’s not just Betfair, it’s all betting apps – but there’s a way around it.
- Click here to open the Betfair mobile site and create an account
- On the homepage of the mobile site you’ll see a download button
- Click the button and the download will begin, taking just a few seconds to complete
- The app will then automatically install itself to your mobile meaning you are ready to go
Betfair iOS App
There’s no real difference between the betting app for Android and the equivalent iOS app in terms of how easy they are to use. Both mirror each other in that respect and, regardless of the device in your hand, you’ll be able to open this app, find an exciting betting market and get your bet on quickly.
We’ve made a lot about how quick and easy the app is and that’s what mobile betting is designed for, but if you have a little more time on your hands you could also relax and have a dig around. If you do, you will discover some markets and promotions you didn’t know existed, including reality TV betting, politics and even football specials. This really is a little box of tricks.
If you’re new to all this, it’s worth having a look around the Betfair forums – this can be done through the app and mobile site – chatting with other members. You will find it a helpful, friendly place of like-minded sports fans who are more than happy to give their advice. Who knows, you may even pick-up a winning tip during your visit.
How To Download And Install On iOS
Ready to get started? There’s no need to wait around then. There’s no need to go to the App Store, simply follow the steps below it’ll drop right onto your mobile, fired up, primed and ready for business. You won’t believe just how simple it is and after a day using it you’ll wonder how you ever managed without it in your life.
Here’s a step-by-step guide…
- Click here to open the Betfair mobile site and create an account
- Once you’ve registered you will see a download button
- Choose between the different types – sports, casino – and click download
- The app will then take over, downloading and installing itself in under a minute
- Once installed you can enter your login details and start betting.
A Look At The Mobile Site
If you’re already a bit pushed for space on your mobile device or would rather not download a new app for whatever reason, worry not. Betfair’s mobile site does as good a job and there’s no need to save it to your mobile. Simply click here to visit the mobile version of the site. It does everything the app and desktop versions do, so you lose nothing.
If you are familiar with how the full-site works having used Betfair on your laptop in the past, then you’ll pick this up straight away. It’s a fair representation of the site with everything laid out the way you know. It helps speed up the process for some and the fact it’s not using any of your devices memory leads to a quicker service if space is at a premium.
Registered users simply log onto the site as usual and browse for the markets they want to bet on. You can upload funds, withdraw winnings, change contact details, contact customer services, set stakes and place bets. Newbies can even register and open a new online betting account through the mobile site quickly. It should take only a few minutes and once your details are saved it’ll be much quicker next time. Log on-deposit-bet.
The different sports are all set-out in a logical manner, meaning you can flick between football, horse racing, tennis, cricket and everything else. There’s even the option to change to the casino and roulette sections of the service here. Further down the page you’ll find the quick links to major sporting events such as Soccer, Today’s Racing and the week’s major golf event.
Sports Betting At Betfair
While we’re on the subject of sport, it’s only right we mention just how many markets are available at Betfair. All the major sports are there and plenty of niche betting markets too, such as reality TV, but it’s the markets inside each fixture that really blew us away.
Looking at horse racing, you can bet on race winner – ante-post and on the day – each-way, exacta, trifecta, or multiples such as Lucky 15, Yankee and Heinz bets. All UK and Irish racing is covered while followers of the international scene can have their say on American, South African, French and German tracks, to mention just a few.
Football is where Betfair really shine. Pick your outright winner of the top leagues such as the Premier League, Scottish Premiership, Ligue 1, Bundesliga, Serie A and La Liga or click on any match from around the world to open a treasure chest. Match winner, first goal scorer, total goals, both teams to score, handicap, half-time/full-time, score and win. If you love football, you’ll simply adore this service. There are also unique features such as Acca Edge and various cash-out options.
Differences Between Apps And Mobile Site
Although they do pretty much the same job – allowing you to bet on the go – there are a couple of differences to using each service. So there are positives and negatives attached to each option which you should be aware of. Some of these are described in general on our homepage.
The mobile site does everything the desktop version does, giving access to all Betfair’s markets, matches and tabs. So you can bet on sports, then flick over to casino and try your luck there. Shift back to sport in time to bet on the evening’s big kick-off. Everything is under one roof with this page but there is a lot of information packed into one screen and that could scare less experienced users.
The apps have found a way around that, by breaking the tabs down and giving each section of the site its own mobile app. You download the Betfair sportsbook app if you’re mainly a sports player, you download casino if that’s your thing, or bingo, poker, arcade or whatever you prefer. This allows you to focus entirely on your favourites and there’s no lotto to deal with if you’re never going to play it. It’s convenient and doesn’t flood you with options or take up too much space.
Putting cricket under the microscope, when accessing that section of the site you will find a list of competitions at the top of the page – Test Matches, T20 Blast, ICC Cricket World Cup – with relevant betting markets and fixtures in each. Further down the page there’s the day’s schedule or you can sort by competition, whatever suits. There’s also in-play cricket betting that allows you to jump in at any point during play.
Mobile Exchange Site
A betting exchange is different from a traditional sportsbook in that it puts punter against punter, taking the bookmaker out of the equation. In doing so you also take the bookies’ profit slice out of the picture and that leads to better odds for all concerned.
In the Betfair exchange site you can bet on selections to win – as you would with standard sportsbook – or lay selections, in other words, bet on them to lose. Be a punter or play the part of a bookie for the day.
Again, the exchange site covers everything you need and its kept very simple. There is a lot of information here though and it could be daunting for new customers. Lay betting could also be expensive if you lose, so make sure you have a full understanding of how it works before you start.
When looking at markets on the exchange site you’ll see two options, back – with a price attached – and lay – with a price attached, both in decimal form. A lot to get used to here if you’re inexperienced, but stick with it.
Mobile Sign-Up Promotions
Betfair are always running attractive incentives to get you to choose them over the competition and sign-up for a new online player account. It’s a jam-packed market so punters have the choice and bookies are fighting for your attention. It’s great.
The welcome bonus is always being tweaked and upgraded to ensure it remains at the forefront of the industry. The best way to find out what the latest promo is – click a link to the site on this page and visit the promotion section. We could tell you how wonderful the latest offer is but in a few months time it could change. It’s better to check and get the latest and best deal.
Some promotions are on-going and are open to both new and existing customers. Acca Edge, for example. This applies to accumulator bets with three or more selections and pays a refund in cash – most of the competition do free bets – if your acca loses by just one leg.
There are individual bonuses for the sports, casino, lotto and bingo, designed to best appeal to that particular type of player.
Like any other software on your mobile, the Betfair app will need to receive updates from time to time, ensuring it’s working to the best of its capabilities. That means you must have a required standard of system and your device must be fully compatible or you won’t get as much out of the Android/iOS app as others.
This is always being updated so it may be worth checking the site for full details but, on looking, we found that android users can have a wide range of handsets, including Lollipop, KitKat, Nougat and Marshmallow. Check your version is compatible before attempting to download any of the apps listed.
The same applies on iOS, and iPhone app users will know they are regularly being asked to update. This can be done in a matter of seconds and is just a case of clicking update, so it’ll take nothing away from your gambling experience. The oldest iPhone that can support the app is the iOS 7 and you can use your native browser or the latest Safari edition to access the mobile site. If you have an earlier version of iOS you can always upgrade it first.
Payment Methods Accepted
There are lots of ways to securely manage your money when using the Betfair site, allowing you to instantly upload funds to bet with or collect winnings. Bank transfers and e-wallets are two of the most popular. Below are a selection of the options open to you here…
- Credit/Debit card
- Bank Transfer
Transfer times and daily limits apply to each so it’s worth reading the small print on these methods before deciding on which one best suits you. You should also be aware some payment methods don’t allow you access to the welcome bonus due to past misuse, this includes Paypal.
If you have a question, chances are someone else has asked it before. Here’s a list of the most frequently asked questions regarding the Betfair App.
How Long Does A Withdrawal Take To Reach Your Bank?
Withdrawal times vary depending on your method of banking. Below are a few examples of what customers can expect…
- Debit/Credit card – 3 working days
- Skrill -12 hours
- Paypal – 12 hours
- Neteller – 12 hours
- UK Express Transfer – next working day
- Web Money – 12 hours
How To Complete KYC Identity Verification Process
Under government legislation known as KYC, Betfair (and other companies) are required to verify every account they have. Therefore you may have to provide some identification to prove you are who you claim to be. This safeguards against underage gambling and fraud. It’s simple to do and you can email a picture of any of these forms of ID…
- Driving license
- National Identification Card
- Utility bill
- Bank statement
What Is Time Out And How To Use It
Time out is an option open to customers who think they may have a problem with gambling and would like to take time away from betting on the Betfair site. In other words, your account will be suspended for an agreed period of time – usually a month – and this should allow you time to consider your next move.
When the month is up you can go back to betting following the cooling off period or extend the self-imposed ban for another month. To do this simply follow these steps…
- Login to your account
- Select Betfair Account and from the “My Account” dropdown menu
- Select player protection
- Choose the action that best suits your needs.
Overall, there’s a lot to like about the Betfair mobile apps no matter which device you have. They’re packed full of features, some of which you won’t find anywhere else. They look great, load fast and are a joy to use.
Some people might not like the fact that you have to download a separate app for each product, although you can still use the same Betfair account for all of them. However this could be looked on as a positive thing, because it means that each app runs lightning fast and isn’t bogged down with features that some users may not need.
There are far more positives than negatives about Betfair’s mobile products, and as such we are happy to recommend them.