If you like a perky, bright and advanced sort of online casino — as opposed to brassy high-roller sites, or sexy ones, or cartoon-laden ones, or ones too focused on gambling — then Betfair will probably appeal to you.
This is a solid Playtech casino, with a full range from Playtech’s awesome (huge) portfolio of games. The three main jackpot titles below are the games we recommend you hit first.
(NOTE: The following progressive jackpot totals are at the time of writing only.)
Gold Rally slot — over £500K
Megaball slot — over £100K
Caribbean Stud — over £100K
Very ‘Fair Bonuses
Betfair has a three-tiered bonus program, which gives you the choice of how big to make your buy-in (otherwise known as a first deposit).The standard offer is £5 free, and then a 100% match up to £300. Or, you go for:
Mid-Roller Bonus: matched up to £500
High-Roller Bonus: matched up to £1000
Next, you can avail yourself of these other fine promotions:
10 live Roulette spins free
£200 match on live casino games
£10 live Blackjack Red Card
NOTE: Wagering requirements on all these Betfair bonuses are in effect.
The only unfair thing about this casino we can see so far is the heavy red tape on bonus cash, even the free fiver. Not familiar with wagering requirements? At least Betfair is very up-front about the terms (most casinos keep it pretty hush hush).
For example, on the £5 free, you must deposit £20-34 at a 25% return. Then, if you win something you’ll have to wager 20x(£5). You can finish that thought.
Same goes for deposit bonuses (Mid-Roller is 40x requirement, High-Roller is 30x). So, you should always scrutinize the word ‘free’ at casinos. Otherwise, we think Betfair is swell. Let’s look at some of its graces.
Gaming at Betfair
If you like blockbuster slots and very realistic live casino games, well, then you’ll love Playtech’s software technology. This is arguably the biggest line-up of casino games from any single supplier.
It was a good choice for Betfair to go with Playtech, and yet, that plus is also a bit of a drawback if we compare to some casinos with better selection. We’re not talking about selection from titles all by Playtech, or Microgaming, or IGT — we are talking about multiple sources of games.
There are a handful of site like Mr Green, VeraJohn and others that license up to 7 different brands of game, all accessible from one account, and even available to mobile players. If you want that kind of breadth of selection then Betfair won’t fit the bill.
If you love the Playtech game scene, however, and you like the Betfair approach to things, then go ahead and sign up here. We can recommend it.
It’s very fair to deposit because Neteller and Skrill head up the options aside from credit cards, which we would not suggest you use for online casino entertainment. Betfair is a solid performer with a no-nonsense approach, which you can feel safe joining.