Betfair Casino Review
Being fair and entertaining is really hard, but Betfair Casino do their best - and they don’t even keep their fingers crossed! Or maybe they do? Let’s make them turn around and show their hands! So, what do we have here? Nice design, easy navigation (as easy as it can be with numerous tabs and sections), an impressive selection of games… Moving on, they are mobile compatible, offer live games, and multiple welcome bonus options, with free spins added on top. But wait, their hands are still a bit dirty - this casino has an ugly stain on its reputation, due to their little whoopsie-daisy in 2010. Have they rebounded since then?
- Licenses from Malta and UK;
- Well-known name and brand;
- Live dealer games;
- 24/7 support;
- EGR Operator 2016 Award.
- You can’t claim the welcome bonus if you deposit with an eWallet;
- Not the best reputation;
- The free spin bonus is available only for players from the UK or Ireland.
Claiming to have nearly 1 million active players a day, Betfair Casino certainly comes into the conversation when discussing the current top rated casinos to play at. Their fairness is unquestionable (and not just because of the name) - they are regulated by the Malta Gaming Authority and the UK Gambling Commission, which are the two most reputable authorities when it comes to gambling licenses.
The Betfair Casino website is monstrous. It is divided into subsections (like Casino, Arcade, Vegas Slots, Macau, Bingo) that offer different games, software, promos, and site design. They did the best they could to make it easy to navigate through, and more or less succeeded.
Customer Support: The support can be reached via live chat, several phone lines, Facebook, and Twitter. Feel free to ask for help at any time.
Banking: The banking options are great. If there’s a way to transfer money online, you’ll probably find it here - Paypal, Neteller, Skrill, Webmoney, Paysafecard, Wire Transfer, Visa/Mastercard, and a bunch of local online banking methods.
Software and Game Variety
Betfair Casino provides games developed by Playtech, NetEnt, IGT, and some other software developers. It is bringing everything and the kitchen sink - heck - the whole kitchen when it comes to gaming variety and selection:
- Slots: Jungle Giants, Starburst, Wolf Run;
- Table games: Roulette, Craps, Sic Bo;
- Video poker: Joker Poker, Jacks or Better, Aces and Faces;
- Arcade games: Darts, The Money Drop, Bonus Bowling;
- Bingo: Wild Gambler; Stampede; Double Juicy;
- Sports betting.
All being told, there are well over 500 games to keep you busy! Just don’t forget to check every subsection. Otherwise you may miss something interesting!
If online games were edible, you’d gain 500 pounds just trying to eat them all.
Mobile and Live Games
Betfair Casino does offer a pretty good mobile version of their casino. Aside from slots, you’ll also be able to check out some Blackjack and Roulette games. Live games are also included with mobile devices, so you are getting the best of both worlds on that one.
Speaking of live dealers, we have a healthy selection here, with Roulette, Blackjack, Sic-Bo, Baccarat, Casino Hold’em, Hi-Lo, and French Roulette. The live dealers are both competent and engaging, which will make your experience that much more enjoyable. One other thing we’d like to mention, is that the video quality was superb, so if that is an important detail for you, that’s just another strength of Betfair Casino’s live dealer offerings! And for thrill seekers, Betfair Casino can offer you Blackjack and Roulette with a maximum capped win at €25,000 and €7,500 respectively.
Bonuses and Promotions
Some of you may remember that little - ahem - mishap, that Betfair Casino had back in 2010, with their happy hour promotion (TLDR: they came up with stupidly generous and ill-thought out promo, people took advantage of it and won thousands, they figured it wasn’t quite right, blocked the participating accounts and confiscated the winnings). Since then, the promotions are pretty standard, and carefully worded (but the Internet remembers how unfair Betfair can be).
If you are from the UK or Ireland, you are able to take advantage of 30 free spins. After you create your account, you can go to the promotions page, and start playing the eligible games.
Then there are three welcome bonus options you can choose from:
- 100% Match up to €100 on All games (minimum €10 deposit); wagering requirements - 45 times the bonus
- 200% Match up to €400 on Slots, plus 100 Free Spins (minimum €10 deposit); the free spins are awarded after you’ve played through the bonus; wagering - 35x bonus;
- 50% Match up to €200 on Live Roulette, plus 5 free chips (minimum €20 deposit); wagering - 40x bonus;
It’s nice of them to give you a choice of which games you’d rather play with a bonus and even nicer to not limit it too much with outrageous wagering requirements. Too bad you can’t claim them if you deposit via e-wallets.
Free spins will keep you playing for hours on end!
As always, be sure to check out and read the full bonus terms carefully.
Lastly, there is a Comp Point program provided by Playtech, where every €10 wagered will be 1 Comp Point. Every 100 points can be turned into €1. Interestingly enough, online slots and other non-table oriented games, will give you 3 comp points for every €10 wagered.