Betfair are most famous for their person to person betting exchange, but they like many other bookmakers have branched out into gaming. One account now gives you access to casino, live casino, poker, arcade, vegas slots and bingo channels. There’s also exchange games which we believe are unique to the brand.
30 Roulette Chips
New players to the Betfair Casino are welcomed with 30 roulette chips. These are released at a rate of 10 per day and any winnings come with a x1 wagering term. The no deposit bonus is in addition to other options with regards a first deposit bonus. With option 1 you can claim a 100% match bonus up to £100 to play on all games. Alternatively you can claim a 200% bonus up to £400 to play on slots. There’s also an opportunity to get a 50% bonus up to £200 to enjoy Live Roulette in Betfair’s brand new rooms. Wagering terms apply and these are usually around x35 and x40.
We find the Betfair Casino a little bit fiddly – there are so many channels, options, and things to click that it can feel a little overwhelming. However, once you’ve got the hang of things then you’ll find a huge selection of games. Among the top slots are Epic Ape, Gladiators Road To Rome, Pharoah’s Treasure, Da Vinci’s Vault, Age of Gods, Green Lantern, Hologram Wilds, Man Of Steel and The Matrix. You can locate slots by number of lines, new, free spins and bonus rounds, something we like. Betfair have also made it easier for casino players to access video poker, live casino, progressives and the handful of instant win games it offers.
Live Casino & Arcade
The Live Casino houses roulette, bacarrat, blackjack and hold’em – it’s the standard live offering you will find on many other gaming sites. These live games are supplemented with a wide range of options when it comes to playing roulette, blackjack etc. All games have demo versions so that’s good if you’re the type of player who likes to try before they buy. Fans of video poker are offered a good selection too.
If you venture into the Arcade don’t be surprised to not see Galaxians, Pacman and Space Invaders. Bizarrely this area is where Betfair house their instant win games – or scratchcards if you’re old school. Why they’ve opted to call it the arcade is a bit odd, but it does highlight the issue many gaming sites have when trying to partner with different providers. Not everyone fits under the slots/vegas/games/casino banner.
Comp Points & Exchange Games
Promotions wise we find Betfair Casino a little disappointing. There are some such as comp points and occasionally a specific themed offer (e.g. Christmas), but in the main there’s not much to write home about – at least not in comparison to other casinos. Comp Points seem to be the main promotional tool – you earn £1 for every 100 points earnt. On a positive note, Betfair Casino has a big selection of free casino games. Using virtual chips, novice players can ante-up and experience the thrills of Blackjack, Roulette, Slots and more.
Perhaps the highlight of Betfair Casino – or Betfair itself – is the Exchange Games. Here you can challenge other Betfair customers with your knowledge of poker and casino games. These games are unique to the brand and combine the thrill of exchange betting with a fast and furious gaming experience. There’s an exchange games academy and bonus offer for new players – an ideal starting point if you’re new to the experience.
As with all bookies, Betfair offers a wide range of options when it comes to gambling online. The numerous channels have their own specific games and at times their own promotions. It can be overwelming and complex. On one hand players have the option of playing at a big brand and all the benefits that offers or to opt for a smaller site which is less complicated to navigate and use.