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The latest Betfair mobile app allows you to bet on thousands of sporting events from wherever you are. You can make 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 smartphone devices.

In-Play betting is supported on thousands of events. This means you can place your bets as the action unfolds in front of your eyes. You can also use the Betfair 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 features that you can access through your phone, and how to install the app 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 placing bets 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 mobile app for sportsbookBetfair offers top class services on sportsbook and exchange as well as casino, poker, arcade, slots and much more. When using the desktop version, it’s a simple case of flicking between the tabs at the top. Maybe you’ve had a profitable day on the horses and fancy your chances on the Roulette wheel. That can be done at the press of a button.

The Betfair 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. Each app offers easy access to a different Betfair product.

If sport is your preference, you should go for the sports betting app (remember you also need a separate one for the exchange). If you enjoy a flutter on the bingo or play some of the games titles occasionally, then you can get that app as well as a back-up, meaning it’s always there to use when and where you fancy. If the likes of Lotto and Bingo don’t interest you, there’s no need to install them, thus freeing up valuable space and helping your mobile device run smoothly.

All The Features In The Palm Of Your Hand

The mobile app is a lot more convenient than using a desktop computer at home – we’ll look more into that later with a few examples – but surely the programmers can’t fit everything offered by Betfair, one of the biggest online betting companies in the world, into a handheld or tablet device? They can, and they have.

You’ll get all the features of the full-site, including pre-match markets, in-play betting, live streaming, customer services and promotions. What’s more, you can even use the Betfair mobile website 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

As soon as you start using the Betfair Android app, we know you’ll be one of the many customers impressed by its accessibility, user-friendless and simple but stylish lay-out. The developers obviously went all out at the planning stage to ensure anyone would feel comfortable using this service, regardless of how much experience you have with online betting. They’ve done a top job on achieving their goal.

When remembering online 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 Android app is. Give Betfair a try 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 soccer match in well under a minute. Log-on – decide on your selection – set stake – confirm – back to your business. We love it.

You can even watch the race or match on your phone through the live video feature. This means every situation can now be turned into a chance to have a punt and potentially 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 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 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 Google Play due to an ongoing legal issue – that’s not just Betfair, it’s the same with all the best betting apps – but there’s a way around it.

  • Open the Betfair mobile website and create an account
  • On the homepage 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 unpack itself to your phone, meaning you are ready to go

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Betfair iOS App

There’s no real difference between the Betfair mobile 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 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 offers and promotions you didn’t know existed, including reality TV, politics and other 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 chatting with other members. You will find it a helpful, friendly community of like-minded 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 phone, 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 website and create an account
  • Once you’ve registered you will see a download button
  • Choose between the different apps, and select download
  • The app will then take over, downloading and installing itself in under a minute
  • Once installed you can enter your login details and get started.

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A Look At The Mobile Site

If you’re already a bit pushed for space on your mobile device or would rather not install another 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 website. It does everything the app and desktop versions do, so you lose nothing.

If you are familiar with how the betting exchange 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 original, 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 in as usual and browse for the events 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 an 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 soccer, horse racing, tennis, cricket and everything else. There’s even the option to change to the poker or roulette sections of the service here. Further down the page you’ll see the quick links to major sporting events taking place over the next few days.

Sports Betting At Betfair

Betfair app screenshotWhile we’re on the subject of sport, it’s only right we mention just how many markets are available at Betfair. All the major types of sport are there, along with plenty of niche opportunities too, such as reality TV, but it’s the different options inside each fixture that really blew us away.

Looking at horse racing, you can choose between the 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 shines. 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’re a footy fan, you’ll simply adore this service. There are also unique features such as Acca Edge and various cash-out options which are unique to Betfair.

Differences Between The App 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 odds, matches and tabs. So you can bet on sports, then flick over to casino and try your luck there. Shift back to sport to back your team before 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 punters.

The developers have found a way around that, by breaking the tabs down and giving each section of the Betfair website its own mobile app. You download the Betfair sportsbook app if you’re mainly a sports player, or choose the casino app 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 use it. It’s convenient and doesn’t flood you with options or take up too much space.

If we look at Cricket for example, you will see 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 the match.

Betfair 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 you can back selections to win – as you would with standard sportsbook – or lay selections, in other words, bet on them to lose. Be a punter or take on the role of being the bookie for the day.

Again, the website covers everything you need and its kept very simple. There is a lot of information here though and it could be daunting for newcomers. 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 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. It’s a jam-packed marketplace, so punters have the choice and bookies are fighting for your attention. It’s great.

The Betfair welcome bonus is always being tweaked and upgraded to ensure it remains at the forefront of the industry. The best way to find out about their latest new customer offer is to follow a link to the website on this page and visit the promotion section. We could tell you how wonderful the latest bonus is (and they are usually superb) but in a few months it could change. It’s better to check and make sure you get the latest offer.

There’s also a range of bonuses and ongoing promotions which are open to both new and existing customers. Take 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 accumulator loses by just one leg.

There are individual bonuses for the sports, casino, lotto and bingo, designed to appeal to that particular type of player.

System Requirements

Like any other software on your mobile, the Betfair app will need to receive updates occasionally, to make sure 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 app as others.


This is always being updated so it may be worth checking the website 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 use 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 overall experience. The oldest version 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 website. 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 app, allowing you to instantly upload funds 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
  • Skrill
  • Neteller
  • Paypal
  • EntroPay
  • 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 customer they have. Therefore you may have to provide some identification to prove you are who you claim to be. This safeguards against underage users, money laundering and fraud. It’s simple to do and you can email a picture of any of these forms of ID…

  • Passport
  • Driving license
  • National Identification Card
  • Utility bill
  • Bank statement

What Is Time Out And How To Use It

This is an option open to customers who think they may have a problem with gambling and would like to take a break from betting with Betfair. In other words, your login will be suspended for an agreed period – usually a month – and this should allow you time to consider your next move.

When the month is up you can go back to normal following the cooling off period or extend the self-imposed ban for another month. To do this simply follow these steps…

  • Login with your username and password
  • Go to 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.

So here’s our review score based on our latest tests.

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