If you have been looking for a top draw betting app for your Android phone, you could do a lot worse than the offering from Betfair. Join the millions already using the Betfair app on their Android mobile and tablet, trust me, you won’t be disappointed. It is a great app to use, especially if you are in to football betting or having a cheeky wager on the horse racing.
If you don’t have a Betfair account, you can join them on the app or at www.betfair.com and get up to £100 in free bets. Just place 5 bets of £10 or more and get a £20 free bet. You can do this 5 times so get up to £100 in total when you use promotional code ZBBC01! It’s a new customer offer only, so if you already have a Betfair account, use another app to get a free bet. New customer offer. Place 5 x £10 or more bets to receive £20 in free bets. Repeat up to 5 times to receive maximum £100 bonus. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Exchange bets excluded. T&Cs apply.
Betfair Android app download guide
Downloading the Betfair app to your Android mobile is straight forward. Sign up at www.betfair.com so you can claim your free bet and create your account. Once that is done, you then just need to add Betfair to your home screen via your mobile browsers settings. Click on the 3 circles in the top right, then add to home screen. Betfair do not yet support a fully downloadable Android app, only a web based app. We are hoping that this will change soon so there can be an APK to download.
How to place bets using the app
If you haven’t used Betfair before and unsure how to place a bet, don’t worry it is easy. You can only place a wager with a logged in account that has funds in it, so make sure you join correctly and have deposited. Find the sport you want to bet on using the main menu at the top of the app or the highlights on the home page. Say you want to bet on the US open, click on golf and then find the event. Click on the open and you will see a list of options such as outright winner, top 5/10 finish market, 2nd round leader and more. Click on the blue box with the odds in and bet is added to your bet slip located at the top right. Add as many bets as you like, one or several, when you are finished, click the Betslip and you can see your selections. In here, you need to add your stake and it will calculate your returns. When you are happy, click Place bets and you have now made your wager. It is the same to do singles on other sports and the same process for accumulators. Just go to the Betslip and scroll down to see the list of Multiples options including Trebles, Doubles, Yankee, Lucky 15 and Betfair’s own Acca Edge to get a your stake back if one team lets your acca down.
Our verdict on the Android app by Betfair: Well worth a punt
The Betfair app offers some unique features that you won’t find with any other bookie, such as the Price Rush promotion and their best odds guarantee available on all UK and Irish Horse Races. On top of this, they do great daily promotions and have one of the best multiple bet options of any betting app going. It’s fast, reliable, has a great choice of in play markets and Betfair offer some of the most competitive odds around. The Betfair app for Android will work on pretty much any Android mobile or tablet including the latest offerings from Samsung (such as the Galaxy), LG, Motorola & Sony models.
- Exchange betting
- In play betting
- Exclusive insight, videos and breaking news
- Good money back offers
- Cool new design
- Live markets
- Cash out
- Fast bet feature
- Account management & access
Betfair have been busy over the last few months tweaking the app and getting rid of a few bugs that let it down in the past. Now these are fixed, the app works like a dream! They have become one of the biggest names in betting and has created an app that lives up to their standard. With the app being available on almost any Android mobile and tablet, it’s a great choice for punters. One thing I love about the Betfair app is you can cash out on horse racing multiples, which is a big benefit. We all know they can have huge returns and being able to cash out before your last horse falls in the final race of the day can be a huge lifesaver.
The Betfair app is easy to grasp the hang off and new users should be able to get their head around the system in a matter of minutes. The app is visually appealing using Betfair’s significant yellow and black brand colours, it stands out from the rest in terms of design. One thing you notice is just how good the layout of the app is and how stupidly easy it is to find your way around. Unlike some other bookies, Betfair don’t offer a left sided menu, instead they go with the menu at the bottom of the page. Here is where you need to go to view all sports (of which there are hundreds) Roulette & games options and most importantly, a stand out Cash Out button. The idea is that you can not miss it, so you don’t forget to use it! Let’s not forget that Betfair were first to make this an option and others have now followed suit. Unlike some of its competitors this is a great selling point for Betfair and punters love it.
The Android app from Betfair offers a wide range of in-play bets for customers as well as supporting multi bet types including singles & accumulators, aka – accas. Add this to the cash out feature and you can see why Betfair is such a popular destination for punters. When betting on football, horses or many of the other sports they have to offer you are able to watch a virtual preview of the game or race of your choice. This is a very beneficial feature included with the app however you may end up glued to it just as much as the real game! You can see a match view or match stats, they are very quick to update and have one of the best visualtions we have seen in a betting app. On top of this, Betfair also offer a streaming service for certain horse races, football matches and other sports when a bet of over £1 is placed on the game or race. Log in to your account and you can view a list of all the sports available to stream.
A new feature added to Betfair’s already excellent app is called Quickbets. Now this feature lets you to back and lay on goals, corners, cards and more in a short-time frame throughout a game. Every five-minute window there is a new game where the total resets to zero and the preceding Quickbet period’s bets are settled. The great thing about this new feature is that they increase the number of opportunities to bet on the biggest fixtures, giving punters and bettors more freedom to manage their positions on a game.
As well as offering a huge number of markets the depth of the markets Betfair offer is really impressive. You’ll be able to find odds for the most popular games right down to the most obscure. Sign up with Betfair and they are currently offering their new customers a £100 free bet when you open an account and deposit 5 x £10 bets. You can join on the app or at www.betfair.com New customer offer. Place 5 x £10 or more bets to receive £20 in free bets. Repeat up to 5 times to receive maximum £100 bonus. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Exchange bets excluded. T&Cs apply.
If you feel you need a break from sports, you can easily access games with Betfair including Roulette & live Roulette, Casino, Arcade and others. Graphics are brilliant and we have hours of fun playing on the games. You can find loads of popular titles to play including – Catwalk, Top Gun, Batman & secrets of the Amazon. Our only complaint is there is no practice mode available to tune in your skills.
Betfair have a wide range of deposit options including credit and debit card however they do take commission on PayPal deposits which is a bit of a blow. I do have to mark them down here, as it can be a blow to large deposits. Overall, a very good betting experience. Give it a go and let me know what you think.
I really think betfair have one of the best betting apps available for Android users. Cash out is spot on and always has good odds.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS: GET UP TO £100 IN FREE BETS
Who can take part?
New customers only. Available to residents of UK or Republic of Ireland using promo code ZBBC01.
What do I need to do?
Place 5 x £10 (or more) single bets on the Sportsbook each at min odds 1/2 (1.5).
Bets placed on the same selection or market do not qualify for this promotion.
What can I win?
After your 5 qualifying bets have been settled, you will receive a £20 free bet.
The process can be repeated up to 5 times. The max bonus available is £100 (5 x £20 free bets)
When will I get my prize?
Free bets will be awarded within 24 hours of you completing the qualifying requirement.
What else do I need to know?
You can stake more than £10 but it will only count as one qualifying bet.
Excludes ‘same market’ bets placed on the Exchange.
Cashed Out and Voided bets do not qualify.
Bets placed using free bets as the stake (in full or in part) will not qualify.
Offer excludes customers who deposit using Moneybookers or Neteller.
Only one bet per event qualifies.
Multiple bets are excluded and any single bets in multiple bets are also excluded (e.g Lucky 15).
Free bets are valid for 30 days.
See www.betfair.com for full t&c’s
Unfortunately you won’t find the app in the Play store. Google just don’t permit any form of gambling app or betting in the app store so just download it direct from Betfair. Download the APK directly at www.betfair.com
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