How can I open an account on Betfair – step by step
- Begin the registration process by clicking the ‘Join Now’ button located in the top-right hand corner of the screen.
- A registration form will appear asking for your personal and Betfair account details.
- By default, Betfair adds the bonus code needed for the new customer offer displayed on the right-hand side of the window into the promo code box.
- All steps are compulsory, but you do not need to opt into customer marketing communications.
- After filling in all the boxes, click ‘Join Now’. By doing this, you are confirming you accept Betfair’s Terms & Conditions.
After you click the ‘Join’ button, Betfair will automatically verify the details you have provided. If they are unable to do this, they will ask you to confirm your details in case you made a mistake while typing. Should Betfair still be unable to verify your information, you will need to submit proof of your identity and address (a valid driver’s license fulfils both requirements, but other options are available too).
After uploading your documents, they will be scanned by a sophisticated system to ensure they are of sufficient quality. Should your documents pass this test, then they will then go to the Betfair customer service team for a manual check.
If your account details are verified straight away, you will be automatically redirected to the ‘Add funds and play’ page. Here you can fund your account using a range of different methods such as credit card, debit card, Skrill, Neteller or Bank Transfer.
In the event that you have to provide documents confirming your identity, you will only be able to place a deposit once your documents have been processed.
Should you ever forget your Betfair password, you can quickly regain access to your account. Underneath where you would usually log in, click the link for ‘Forgot your password’ (note there is a different link for forgotten usernames). Enter your username and date of birth in order to reset your password. You may not have a username as these are created after registration in your account’s ‘About You’ section. If this is the case, speak to a customer service rep.
How can I open an account on Betfair mobile?
Opening an account on mobile follows much the same process, but there are a couple of small differences to be aware of. First is that you begin by tapping the ‘Register’ button at the top of the screen as opposed to ‘Join Now’.
Your personal and account details will then be requested in a different order and across two pages rather than one. All the same, information is requested, however, and as before, the standard new customer promo code will be automatically added. The same Betfair account can be used on any device (PC, mobile, tablet, etc. – you don’t need one just for mobile).
Important Terms & Conditions for new registered members of Betfair
All Betfair customers are solely responsible for the security and confidentiality of their account. Usernames and passwords are strictly confidential and should never be shared. All deposits into your account must be fully authorised and made with your own funds, and you must not make any attempt to reverse a payment once made.
How to protect my account in Betfair from limiting or ban?
Most users will never have their Betfair accounts limited or suspended, but it can occur in certain circumstances. The main thing to do is to prevent anyone, unauthorised or otherwise, obtaining access to your account.
You must also avoid any misuse of promotional offers. This can occur when a user makes multiple accounts to claim offers on repeat occasions or where they collude with other customers in order to minimise risk.
In terms of normal betting you will never be limited at the Betfair Exchange but at the Sportsbook, backing lots of winners, especially in niche sports and/or markets, may have that result.
Can I close my Betfair account?
Yes, but in order to do this, you will need to speak to a customer service representative.
How to edit my account details in Betfair?
When logged in, click the ‘My Account’ button at the top of the page and then ‘My Betfair Account’. Across the top menu you will now see an option for ‘My Details’ and when hovering over this, ‘Account Details’ will appear. While on this page, simply click ‘edit’ to update any of the information listed.
How to get Betfair welcome bonus?
New clients can claim a registration bonus at Betfair, providing they have not held an account previously. This is usually done by entering a valid promo code into the relevant box during registration. In many cases, you will find Betfair automatically adds the code for whatever is the ‘standard’ new customer deal at the time, but others can be found.
How can I make a bet on Betfair?
Whenever your deposit has cleared, and the funds are visible in your main wallet balance, you can begin to place bets.
Deciding on what to back might be tricky but placing your bets is not. Start by clicking the odds on the outcome(s) you want to gamble on and see them appear instantly on the betslip on the right of the screen.
When you are ready, just enter your stake and click ‘Place Bets’, confirming if requested to do so.
You can also define if you want to place single bets or multiples. The betslip of Betfair actually presents a variety of useful options. Spend some time to investigate them.
For example, you can choose to accept all the changes in the odds levels – an option that is essential for the players who prefer betting in the In-Play section. You can also set your betting limits and preferences.
The best part of it all is that the Betfair’s slip will automatically calculate your possible winnings.
How can I make a bet on Betfair mobile?
There is no real difference in the way you place bets on mobile compared to a computer or laptop. The only change is that the betslip won’t automatically open. Instead, you need to tap the icon in the top right of the screen. When the betslip is chosen, select your desired bet type and stake before selecting place bet. As is the case when using the desktop site, users can toggle on/off the option to confirm bets before placing them.
Why should I open a new account at Betfair?
- Your personal details are kept safe, thanks to a variety of up-to-date security technologies.
- It’s easy to set up 2-step authentication for even greater account protection.
- Generous welcome offers are available for new players.
- A strong, responsible gambling policy – account limits can be placed during registration.
- Excellent customer service is on hand to deal with any issues you have.
How to make deposits and withdrawals?
When logged in you will see a grey ‘Deposit’ button at the top of the screen. Clicking this will take you to the payment portal which lists the various payment methods available to you. Credit and debit cards appear at first, but there is a tab for alternative methods also. Select your desired method and enter the relevant details.
When making a withdrawal, you will need to use, when possible, the same payment method which was used for the deposit.
|Payment Method||Deposit Minimum||Deposit Maximum||Time for Deposit|
|Bank Wire Transfer||€15||Not specified||2-5 Working Days|
|Paysafe Card||€10||Not specified||Instant|
|Payment Method||Withdrawal Minimum||Withdrawal Maximum||Time for Withdrawal|
|Visa||No minimum||5000||2-5 Working Days|
|Bank Wire Transfer||€15||N/A||2-5 Working Days|
|Neteller||€5||N/A||up to 24 Hours|
|Skrill||€5||N/A||up to 24 Hours|
|MasterCard||No minimum||5000||2-5 Working Days|
Visa, MasterCard, Neteller, Skrill, Paysafe Card, Bank Wire Transfer
How long does it take Betfair to verify?
Betfair doesn’t give a strict timeframe for document verification, but on average, it takes around 72 hours.
Can I have two Betfair accounts?
No, having more than one account is prohibited. If you have closed an account previously and wish to rejoin, speak to a customer service rep. Note you can bet in the Sportsbook and Exchange though (and Casino and other areas of the site too for that matter).
Is there a Betfair mirror link?
It is possible to find working Betfair mirror links by searching for them online.
Is there Betfair sign up bonus?
Yes, Betfair always has a sign-up bonus in place, but the exact terms are liable to change over time and vary depending on your location.
Is Betfair legal in Greece?
No, due to concerns regarding regulations, Betfair pulled itself from the Greek market late in 2012 and has not returned since.
What are the documents required for Betfair?
Betfair may ask you for a copy of personal identification (passport, drivers licence, National ID) and/or proof of your address (utility bill, bank statement) dated within the last six months.
Can I use Betfair in India?
No, Betfair stopped taking bets from players located in India on January 28th 2019.
Is Betfair legal in Pakistan?
Yes, players in Pakistan can legally register at Betfair.
Can I login using my email address?
This is possible, but for improved security, Betfair recommends turning this feature off and signing in using your username.
Although Betfair is known for operating the world’s largest betting exchange, they also offer a more traditional sportsbook. Their history dates back to the summer of 2000 when they were founded by Andrew Black and Edward Wray. Two years later they became the first betting company to feature on an English football team’s shirt (Fulham).
In 2016 they merged with industry giants Paddy Power with the holding company now known as Flutter Entertainment. In 2018, Flutter posted revenues close to £2bn. The combined company is one of the biggest and best-betting sites in the world and Betfair is a brilliant one-stop-shop that can cater to all your betting needs.
The Betfair support team is available around the clock to deal with any queries you have, for instance, a registration or account error. In our own experience, we’ve found the level of support to be extremely high with fully trained operatives proving knowledgeable and friendly at all times.
Contacts for Questions
The majority of queries can only be dealt with via live chat. Using this system, you should receive a response within a couple of minutes, but delays are possible during especially busy times.
Final verdict on Betfair registration review
Although it’s possible to place your bets over the phone at Betfair, online is where the overwhelming majority of business happens. Online registration is both speedy and secure, a seamless experience which you might expect from such a well-established company. The only minor drawback comes if Betfair cannot automatically verify your details. Although the portal for uploading your documents is highly sophisticated, processing times can be a little slow compared with other names in the industry.
Overall rating: 4/5