Betfair Mobile App Review Dec 2020

Betfair is one of the first and biggest betting exchanges in the world, so it’s also huge in Australia as well. Today, I will review their unique mobile app.

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Betfair Mobile App and Mobile Site Review

How to Download the Betfair App

The first thing I will talk about in my Betfair mobile app review is how to download this app. The app is available for both Android and iOS mobile devices.

How to Download the Betfair iOS App

  • Open the App Store on your mobile device and search for the Betfair Australia app
  • Download and install the app on your device
  • Sign in or open a new account

How to Download the Betfair Android App

The process for downloading the Android app is a bit different because you can’t find the app directly on Google Play Store since no gambling or sports betting apps can be found here.

  • Remember to turn on the option to “Install from unknown sources” in your mobile device’s settings
  • Go to the Betfair website on your phone
  • Go to the menu on the bottom of the homepage and click on “Betfair Mobile”
  • Download the Betfair Android app and install it
  • Sign in or open a new account

How to Open an Account at Betfair

After you download the app, you can open a new account on the app if you don’t already have one. Simply find the “Join Now” button in the upper right corner and tap on it to start the registration process & use the welcome sign-up code.

The entire process is pretty quick and requires standard information from you – personal information like your name, address, email address, phone number, etc. You will also be given a chance to choose your username and set up your password. After all this is done, you will be asked to confirm your new account via email.

How to Fund Your Account at Betfair

There are a few different ways for you to fund your account at Betfair. You can use bank transfer, Visa and MasterCard credit or debit cards, Neteller, Skrill, Bpay, etc. With the exception of bank transfer and Bpay, all the deposits will be processed instantly and funds will appear in your account in no time.

While Betfair offers a solid number of different choices, the lack of PayPal is one of the biggest disappointments about the app.

Play on Betfair App

My Betfair mobile app review will focus on all the important features but the first thing to cover are all the sports and markets you can bet on at Betfair.

Sports Betting on Betfair Mobile App

Since Betfair is not the classic bookie but actually a betting exchange service, it means that the number of sports and markets depends on the popularity of sports among other people on the exchange. Basically, you can find many different sports on the app but unless someone else is offering odds on a certain event, you won’t be able to bet on that specific game.

The most popular sports, like soccer, basketball, tennis, Aussie Rules, horse racing, etc. all have a great number of markets because most people offer or request odds for these sports. But despite this, the total number of sports and markets you can find on Betfair is actually pretty good.

In addition to this, the biggest advantage of Betfair compared to traditional bookies are the odds. Since the betting exchange doesn’t earn money from bookmaker margin but instead take a small commission on each bet, the odds you can find on Betfair are usually higher than what you can find with other bookies.

But, once again, this depends on other people on the exchange and whether they are ready to offer good odds or match your odds. Keep in mind that you can request or lay odds but if your bet isn’t matched by another user, it won’t be placed at all.

How to Place a Bet on the Betfair App

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Placing a bet on the Betfair app is a bit more complicated than it is with traditional bookies due to the nature of a betting exchange where odds are set by users and all bets have to be matched in order to be placed.

Still, the way to place a bet can be explained briefly – open the app, find the sport, game and market you wish to bet on and request or lay odds. If you request odds, other users will provide you with their odds and you can choose to accept them and place a bet. If you lay odds, you will have to wait for another user to accept your odds before the bet is finally placed. You can track all your bets in the designated account section of the app.

Best Betfair Mobile App Features

  • Solid Choice of Sports and Markets – The Betfair app offers a solid selection of sports and markets you can bet on, especially when it comes to the most popular sports.
  • Great Odds – Unlike traditional bookies, Betfair offers better odds because the odds are set by users and not the operator.
  • Satisfying User Experience –The whole user experience on the app is really pleasant, from the easy navigation to the quick placing of bets.
  • Cash Out Feature – I particularly like this feature since it allows me to get out of a losing bet and save some of the amounts I wagered.
  • Live Streaming – If you like to watch live streams of different sports on your mobile, then Betfair live streaming service will be one of your favourite features.

Mobile App vs. Desktop Comparison

Pros:Cons:
Best OddsThe App Takes Space on Phone
Great User InterfaceNo Live Betting Directly on the App
Live Streaming for Different SportsRequires a Stable Internet Connection
Cash Out FeatureNo PayPal as a Payment Method

Neds App – Other Assets

In addition to all the previously covered features, my Betfair mobile app review will also include some other assets offered by Betfair mobile app.

User Experience

The layout of the Betfair mobile app is intuitive and simple, keeping the number of elements on the homepage to the bare minimum in order to provide easy navigation from one section to another.

Of course, placing a bet on the Betfair app is a bit more complicated than the same process for other traditional bookies but Betfair has managed to make the process as simple as possible and ensure that placing a bet is done in the fastest possible way.

In-Play Betting on Betfair App

The Betfair app offers an in-play betting section and there is a solid number of games you can find here. However, due to the certain Australian laws, placing a bet directly on the app is not possible. The only way to place a live bet is with a phone call.

To do this, you need to find the game you want to bet on and request/lay the odds. After that, you will be given a phone number to call to make your bet official. Unfortunately, this entire process takes a lot of time and combined with the nature of the betting exchange, it make live betting pretty hard to achieve.

Live Streaming on Betfair Mobile App

Betfair offers live streaming to its customers. The sports you can watch live on the app include soccer, basketball, tennis, golf but the largest number of live streams comes from horse and greyhound races.

The streams are provided in high quality and you can choose any of the available streams and watch them for free. However, you must have a funded account to access any of the broadcasts. Also, for certain horse races, you must place a bet first before you can watch the stream.

Cash Out Feature

Another great feature you can take advantage of that is available on the Betfair mobile app is the Cash Out feature. This feature lets you cash out early, before the game you have bet on is even finished.

That gives bettors a bit of control over their bets and allows them to minimize the risk of losing even when things are going good, or get out of a losing bet early and salvage some of the money they have wagered.

Betfair App Review – A Unique Choice

Betting on Betfair betting exchange is already a unique experience, almost completely different to betting with traditional bookies. Given the complex system that Betfair uses to allow their members to place a bet, the app is actually very simple and intuitive, making sure that even the newbies can easily place a bet and navigate different sections.

One of the main disadvantages of Betfair is the fact that you may not find all the sports and markets available for betting since their availability depends on other bettors and whether they are interested in that specific bet.

However, the Betfair mobile app has many other great features, starting with higher odds. In addition to this, you can also find live streams to watch, take advantage of the Cash Out feature, get in touch with customer support and make deposits and withdrawals at will.