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betfair

Betfair opened later than some of the other major UK online bookmakers, having launched in 2000. Nevertheless, they’ve still become one of the world’s largest online gambling companies.

Their main focus is a thriving betting exchange (hence the name), but they also have a pretty successful online bingo room too. In fact, Betfair Bingo is one of the better efforts by a major online betting site. Some of the other huge bookmakers treat bingo as more of an afterthought.

This site offers a large amount of games. Betfair especially excels in the themed game department. The only complaint here is that they could do better job of offering big progressive jackpots.

Betfair Bingo also features lots of promotions. They offer everything from huge giveaways to cash-filled tournaments. On the downside, we would appreciate a cleaner-looking lobby.

Regardless of any minor drawbacks, Betfair Bingo is a high-quality operation that’s worth a look. They gain bonus points if you’re into sports betting as well.

Bingo Features

Betfair features plenty of helpful information next to each game. This info includes start times, room names, prize pools, jackpots, ticket prices, and the number of players.

You can sort games by using arrows at the top of each category. If you want to sort by jackpot value, for example, then you’d simply choose the “Jackpot” option.

Software, Game Selection & Bingo Types

The Betfair software is a little busy for our tastes. You shouldn’t have too much trouble using their lobby once you get used to the site. However, they emphasize promotional advertisements over the games. We find it a bit distracting that we’re greeted with promos right away.

Betfair Bingo does a nice job of offering a wide variety of games. They especially have plenty of themed games, ranging from Deal or No Deal to Rainbow Riches. If you like variety, then you’ll definitely appreciate Betfair’s selection.

Banking

Deposits can be placed here using debit cards, Neteller, Skrill, PayPal and bank wire. Minimum deposits range from £5 to £12, while max deposits vary from £6,000 to £32,000. Everything depends upon the method that you use.

Withdrawals can be made using Neteller, Skrill, PayPal, bank wire, and paper check. Cashout fees will also differ based on the option used. You’ll likely have to provide additional identification when making your first withdrawal.

Please note that, due to recent changes in UK Law, you can no longer use credit cards to deposit into gambling accounts. However, you can still use debit cards as well as many other methods to deposit funds. Please see specific sites for details of the payment providers they accept.

Security / Support

Betfair has a number of protections in place for your account. They use two-step authentication to help ensure that only you have access to your account. This site also uses security questions and mobile PIN numbers for when you forget your account username and/or password. Finally, they encrypt all data that you exchange with them to thwart potential hackers.

Customer support is available 24/7 through live chat and phone. Betfair also features a help center that answers many common questions and inquiries.