Betfair Poker, owned by the Sports Exchange Limited, a world-renowned sports exchange, was updated in 2007 to offer up to 15-table multi-tabling capabilities, smoother operation, and stunning graphics. Each month Betfair Poker hosts more than $4 million in online poker tournaments to its player base, which is made up largely of loyal Betfair sports exchange customers. Since 2004, Betfair Poker has been bringing the reliability offered by Betfair to happy and loyal players all over the world. Betfair doesn’t allow US players, nor do they have the capabilities to allow Mac users to play poker via their platform. For everyone else, though, this is a great place to play. The competition is fairly loose, as the players here are not as intense about poker as they are at other sites. Betfair Poker players are more social and enjoy playing the game just as much, if not more so, than they do winning.
Sign-Up Bonus for New Players
Betfair Poker offers all new players a $600 poker bonus with no matching deposit amount required; however, you must deposit at least $20 to qualify. As soon as you play your first real money hand, you’ll start earning your bonus. Bonus cash will be released to you based on the number of Betfair Points you generate within the first 60 days of your deposit; 400 points will earn you $10 in bonus. To opt-in to this opportunity, click on the “Opt-In Here” button on the website and log in. Or you can opt in using bonus code BFP500.
Poker Software & Games
The privately developed Betfair Poker software is quick and solid with features such as player stats, player notes, and the unique “player buddy” option that allows players to replay hands in order to improve their game. The nice thing about Betfair is that the software is updated frequently, so improvements and additions are always being made to the application. Some of the most recent additions include multi-media content embedded within the software, the option to see folded hands after the fact, player locator maps, mini-views, multiple new search functions, and improved multi-play capabilities. The games offered at Betfair Poker are limited to Texas Hold ‘em and Omaha.
Player Promotions & Rewards
Betfair Poker hosts more than $20,000 in guaranteed tournaments every day with a tournament fee max of $10 on every tournament. Low-priced satellites to big-money tournaments like the WSOP and WSOPE are also available. You can also win cash by ranking on Betfair’s Poker Leaderboard or participating in the Bankroll Booster Daily Freerolls. Win three poker tournaments in a row and get a POKERFECTA to win a WSOPE chipset, a Betfair jacket and cap, and bragging rights, as not many people have done it.
Betfair Poker’s loyalty rewards system is based on Betfair Points, which you can earn on any of the Betfair online gambling sites (Sports, Exchange, Casino, Games, and Poker). For every £0.05 (about $0.10) in tournament fees and cash game rake paid, you’ll earn one Betfair Point. Betfair Points can be used to lower the commission rate you pay on sportsbetting wagers at Betfair.
Poker Deposit & Withdrawal Methods
For deposits Betfair Poker accepts Maestro, Delta, VISA, MasterCard, PayPal, ClickandBuy, NETeller, moneybookers, Bank Transfer, Bank Transfer Express, Western Union, and checks, among others.
In most cases, withdrawals from your account can be made back to the same method used to deposit funds into your account.
Poker Room Support
Betfair Poker support is available via live chat or email form through the Betfair website.