Betfair probably needs very little in terms of an introduction. As a globally-recognised brand, it is a company you will have come across in one form or another. After all, Betfair is the world’s most popular sportsbook and played a huge role in the creation of exchange betting.
Just like most other sportsbooks and online gambling services, Betfair recently launched its online bingo service in 2013.
Given that Betfair has an excellent reputation, if not the best reputation, with their punters due to their overall service quality, we expected very good things when we set out to review Betfair’s bingo service.
We weren’t disappointed.
Betfair Software and Games
For starters, they impressed us with what they had to offer in terms of software and games, two of the most crucial bingo site elements (obviously!)
Primarily using Playtech, EyeCon, and Barcrest, Betfair has a large selection of games and rooms. This means that you will never be left around waiting, unable to get into one of them.
As always, it is 90-ball and 75-ball bingo that steal the show. There is a lot of variety in terms of how their 90 and 75-ball games are themed, though. We saw some firm favourites such as Deal or No Deal that comes with a jackpot stretching into the thousands. Other offerings included Roller Coaster, Big Dipper, and House of Mirrors for 90-ball bingo, and Helter Skelter, Rainbow Riches, and Cash Cubes for 70-ball bingo.
If you are a seasoned online bingo player, you will be no stranger to these offerings.
It’s easy to see what is going on at any given time, too—Betfair clearly displays their bingo schedule on the homepage and you can filter through it to your liking.
Games are always running, though; there’s never a time when nothing is happening.
The true benefit of playing at Betfair is the instant access you get not only to bingo games, but to their other core products such as sports betting, casino, and exchange. If you’re a big fan of online gambling, there is no site out there that can serve you better.Back to top ↑
One of the main attractions of bingo is that it is a very community-orientated game. The lack of fierce competition and random chance means that everybody has an equal chance of winning. Also, the laid-back nature of the game makes it much more relaxing and calmer than other types of betting.
Naturally, therefore, fellow players are far more likely to engage in warm conversation with you and others while you all play together.
At Betfair, there’s always a warm and relaxed feeling. It doesn’t matter if it’s Monday morning or Friday evening, the house is always full of players and there is always warm chatter between players and hosts.
With Betfair, the atmosphere is always jolly and the bubbly energy of players and hosts alike makes for a community feel that is, in our opinion, not matched by many other bingo operators.Back to top ↑
Taking Betfair On the Move
As you probably expect from such a huge operator, Betfair offers a dedicated Betfair Bingo app for both Android and iOS user. This dedicated gaming app lets you dive right into the action with the same account details, letting you get in on a spot of bingo no matter where you are.
The app is fluid, well-designed, and notifies you of special offers and events that are taking place in real-time. This means that you never miss out on a great opportunity. You can also use Betfair’s regular website through your mobile browser for an equally high-quality experience—the site optimises itself for mobile usage.Back to top ↑
Deposits and Withdrawals
Depositing and withdrawing money works similarly to many other big online bingo services.
First up, depositing cash is simple and can be done using credit and debit cards, bank transfers, PaySafeCard, Neteller, and PayPal. It is quite rare to see such a breadth of deposit options and the inclusion if e-wallets—PayPal and Neteller—is fantastic for withdrawals.
Speaking of which, cashing out is very fast. For withdrawals to credit or debit cards or via wire transfer, it typically takes 3 business days. For PayPal and Neteller, withdrawals are usually instantaneous.Back to top ↑