A step-by-step guide to the best new account promotions from top exchange bookmaker Betfair.
The latest new customer offers as seen on TV are detailed below. Use the qualifying link and promo code listed below to claim:
Ends 7.45pm Weds: Barcelona 5/1 or Man City 16/1 - click here to qualify for this offer - use promo code ZFBCNS
Ends 7.45pm Weds: Arsenal 3/1 to beat Ludogorets - click here to qualify for this offer - use promo code ZFBCNR
Sportsbook Offer: Bet £/€10 get £/€30 free - click here to qualify for this offer - use promo code ZSK200
Betfair Exchange: £/€20 Risk-Free Bet - click here to qualify for this offer - use promo code VAL222
New! Get £5 Free No Deposit Required for Betfair Slots using this link only and promo code CASN05
2016 sees Betfair offering a vast range of new customer promotions across their online digital product range. Now into its 16th year of trading, Betfair was once a niche sports betting product used by traders only. However 2016 sees Betfair established as a mainstream online sports and gaming operator with their 4 year-old fixed odds sportsbook hugely accelerating active customer numbers. Overall, Betfair are currently offering in excess of £2,000 in new customer free bets and bonuses. Sportsbook, Exchange, Casino, Slots, Arcade, Poker, Live Casino - it's all available with competitive new customer offers.
Betfair's offers are driven by specific promo codes. With a range of a free matched bet or a stream of enhanced odds new account offers, simply enter the correct Betfair promo code 2016 when registering and you'll receive the promotion of your choice.
All current Betfair new customer welcome bonuses are detailed below. To qualify for yours, simply click on the relevant blue link and take a note of the relevant Betfair promo code for 2016:
NOTE: The Betfair promo code 2016 options above are used to access all of their new customer bonuses. Simply click on the appropriate blue link as our links automatically qualify you for the bonus. By using our links, you will find the correct promo code pre-populated within the promo code section within the sign up page. Saves you a job and ensures that you will get the specific free bets/bonus that you want.
Betfair has always done things slightly different to other online bookmakers. Betfair Sportsbook, i.e. the traditional fixed odds bookmaker product, was not established until 2012. Until that point the company had solely been a betting exchange, but now Betfair and its premier class sports offering is open to traditional fixed odds customers. It's been wholeheartedly welcomed and now in 2016 Betfair Sportsbook is already one of the biggest brands in the online sports betting market across the united Kingdom, Republic of Ireland and Europe.
By using a promo code strategy that the customer selects from, those who want to join Betfair Sportsbook or betfair exchange are afforded the choice of opening offers that they want.
Option 1 - Betfair Sportsbook: Bet £10 Get £30 - to access click here - we have pre-populated the correct promo code within the promo code/referrer code section on the registration page.
How it works - Simply register and deposit £/€10. Place a minimum £/€10 bet with minimum odds of 1/5 (1.2) with Betfair Sportsbook within 30 days. Your wallet will then be credited with 3 free bets of £/€10 each.
Option 2 - Betfair Exchange: £20 Risk-Free Bet - to access click here - we have pre-populated the correct promo code VAL222 within the promo code/referrer code section on the registration page.
How it works - Simply register a new account and place your first bet on the exchange. If you happen to lose your first exchange bet then you'll get your stake refunded up to a maximum of £20.
Betfair look after both new and existing customers like royalty. Once you become a Betfair customer, the customer experience levels are exceptional and right now Betfair, via their Sportsbook or Exchange products, give punters a huge opportunity to make more profit via a range of innovative promotions. For instance, Betfair 'Cash Out' is available across both the Sportsbook and Exchange. It runs across hundreds of markets, and across a multitude of the biggest sports.
Betfair Cash Out has revolutionised In-Play betting on the basis that you can guarantee a profit or limit a loss during the action. You can use Cash Out across a plethora of Football matches, Horse Racing (win and each-way multiples), Tennis, Golf, Cricket, Formula 1, Baseball and Basketball amongst others. Cash Out was originally launched on Betfair Exchange and it's essentially an automated single press lay bet, i.e. press the Cash Out button In-Play where you are then offered a confirmation button with the price you are accepting. Press that and the original bet is settled. In late 2013 Cash Out was introduced to selected Betfair Sportsbook Fixed Odds markets. Another huge advantage of Cash Out for busy punters is the fact that it allows funds to be released for further bets. When a Cash Out is successful, any returns are credited to the account immediately.
The level of customer support offered by Betfair is exceptional. Their customer support is offered across English, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Czech, Bulgarian, Greek, Danish, Finnish and Chinese languages. Contact methods were once a bug-bear with Betfair who never offered Live Chat, however that situation has now been rectified with support between 9am and 12am in the UK. As well as Live Chat, you contact Betfair Customer Services via twitter (8am and 11pm UK time), telephone (7.30am and 12.30am UK time) and e-mail. Their Customer Services are based in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.
Betfair Video is their live sport streaming service. It's not quite as comprehensive as bet365, but it's better than virtually all other online bookmakers. Registered customers can use Betfair Video which is currently free of charge for all content with the exception of horse racing. UK, Irish and UAE racing is viewable for customers who have staked a £/€5 on the relevant race via Sportsbook or Exchange. US and South African horse racing is viewable free of charge. Other sports shown include Greyhound Racing, Football, Tennis, Snooker, Volleyball, Basketball and Darts.
From a football perspective - the number 1 sport from a betting interest perspective - Betfair Video shows comprehensive coverage of Italy's Serie A, Portugal's Premeira Liga, Belgium's Juplier League and the MLS from the United States.
You can deposit and withdraw using the following methods: All major credit and debit cards, Visa, Maestro, MasterCard, Electron, Laser, Neteller, Skrill (Moneybookers), Paypal, InstaDebit, Click2Pay, Ukash, Paysafecard, EntroPay, Bank Wire transfer, Fast Bank Transfer and Cheque.
As a user we all find payout speed important. Who wants to be waiting 3 days before a payment is actioned? Betfair transacts well in excess of a million transaction per day across Sportsbook and Exchange products and has well in excess of a million active customers. With a such a huge infrastructure and customer base you can expect the speedy payouts.
Our review summary is that Betfair is the most forward-thinking brand in the online sports betting arena. Innovation, reliability and a user-friendly product which is easy to use across PC, mobile and tablet make them a "must-have" in any serious punter's armoury. Fixed odds prices offered via Betfair Sportsbook are very competitive and their range of ongoing sports promotions such as ACCA Insurance and UK Horse Racing - 2nd Place Cashback - adds value that other online bookmakers don't get close to.
Betfair promo code 2016 offers correct when published but subject to change.