Betfair Sports Betting
Betfair is the world’s leading betting exchange, way out of the league of it’s many competitors in this market. The main difference between Betfair and other sport betting sites is that since Betfair is a betting exchange, all bets are placed by users, who either want to bet on a selection [or back it, in betting lingo] or against it [lay]. This method of operations has put betfair at the front of the pack of online sports betting sites. Being a betting exchange, rather than a bookmaker, Betfair currently ranks as one of the best online choices for sports betting.
Betfair offer a never ending selection of sporting events, and offer odds at a highly competitive rate by comparison to other betting sites. Their odds are usually better than most bookmakers around the internet which is further enhanced by the fact that users can create their own odds and can bet for, or against any outcome imagineable. Betfair also offer excellent live in-play betting oppotunities on a great selection of the best sporting events around the world.
This prime example of a sports betting site, maintains their reputation as one of the best sites around throughout a great customer service and lightning fast payouts to their clients. To make things better, they also offer many cash transfer options including major credit cards, paypal, moneybookers, neteller, Click and buy, Western Union, Cheque and Wire Transfer.
Betfair Poker [Does not accept Malta or USA Based players]
Betfair Poker is part of the The Sporting Exchange Ltd., which is currently the largest sports exchange in the world. Their poker offering is an independent poker room, which is not part of any poker network.
Betfair is known around the world as one of the biggest players in the industry. They have a very good reputation and an extremely active player base. Betfair have managed to bite a big chunk of the online poker market share through the use of extremely reliable software, rewarding promotions and the huge sports exchange customer base they enjoy. They are proving their efforts in the live poker scene as the exclusive sponsors of the World Series Of Poker Europe [W.S.O.P.E].
The privately developed software which Betfair poker uses is a safe and reliable alternative to the several great poker networks available. The software offers the usual players notes, statistics, and looks and feels very solid, with players rarely erver reporting any glitches with the system. Betfair have also introduced a buddy system within their user-friendly software, where players may take advantage of past hands and replay them at their own leisure.
Betfair Poker, as mentioned above, has a large portion of players who crossed over from the sports betting section of Betfair.com which brings a lot of soft players into the field. The only drawback that we might see here is that the online poker room does not offer their games to USA players, somewhat restricting the field of ‘soft’ competition. Most of the action on Betfair Poker may be found throughout the prime European times, leaving the off peak hours with average traffic.
The latest traffic reports in April 2010 indicate that on average the site enjoys approximately 1,200 ring game players and around 4,000 poker tournament players during the busiest hours of the day.