Betfair is one of the best places for Kenya-based players to place their bets. The bookmaker was established in 1999 year by two English investors who had a stroke of the genius idea that sports bets can be placed not only through the well-known and old, but gold way where the company-promoter determines the odds. They can be placed by the customers, themselves, too, which these British guys have turned into the new sport betting tendency.
Today, Betfair is an all-embracing gambling bookie where two completely different ways for sports betting, alongside with poker, casino, live casino, football Jackpot and etc are provided.
Betfair website is quite easy and convenient to navigate. You can reach each sections through up to three clicks, and in the exchange market the company has established there is even a search, so you can find the desired event as fast as possible. The website uses a color scheme where the main nuances are light, which makes the entire consumer experience here extremely pleasant.
The website navigation is of the traditional type for the sport betting industry – the menu with all of the provided services is located on the top of the page, at the left side the menu with sports disciplines, the tournaments and the events are placed, while in the right you will find your bet slip. As to the bets, they are always shown in the central part of the website.
Sport betting exchange market
The company has started its existence as a betting exchange website. But what is it an exchange betting website? Unlike the traditional bookmakers, where the players bet on the odds that the bookie has provided, the exchange betting pages provide the players the chance to bet against each other, which means that a single customer defines the odds and then, another customer decides whether to accept them.
The betting exchange websites are praised to be with better odds than the traditional bookies, because the exchange pages customers bet against each other, while the betting operator gets a small % (commission) as profits. The commission of Betfair Kenya is the same like in most of the world – 6,5%. Meanwhile, when defying the odds, bookies do save bigger odds for themselves.
The other big benefit the sport betting exchange markets have in comparison to the traditional bookies with fixed odds is that the punters can place the so called Lay bets where one of the punters accepts the bet of another and thus, the first punter can win money if the second punter’s bet occurs to be lost. This is the only way, for example, to place a bet for the guess that a certain team will not win either the match, or the entire tournament.
With the increase of Betfair`s popularity, the company has decided to operate as a traditional bookie, too, so now you can use as a common bookmaker, as well as an exchange betting page. Depending on your personal preference as to the way you want to place your bets, you can choose any of these opportunities.
Betfair’s bookmaker part has one big benefit in comparison to the exchange market and it is that you as a customer are completely independent from the rest of the customers and you can place a bet in any market for less than a minute. In the betting exchange market, on the other side, you don’t have this possibility all the time, especially when it comes to markets that aren’t that interesting to most of the punters. In betting exchange markets there is a possibility for you to find no suggestion for a bet made by other punter, so in this case you will have to make your own suggestion and wait till someone accepts it.
Exactly because of such cases Betfair has decided to open a section with fixed odds. It happened in 2013, but excluding the least active markets that are a small % of the total number of markets, for the rest we recommend you to place a bet on the betting exchange market.
The profits in the bookie in almost all cases are smaller than those in the betting exchange market;. The odds aren’t worse, though, in comparison to the rest bookies on the market. However, if we compare them to the Betfair betting exchange market they aren’t so satisfying at all. Meanwhile, you cannot place a Lay bet in the bookmaker’s website which is a total limit in your attempt to try this new method for sports betting.
For those of customers, who aren`t at home most of the time, Betfair offer a specially developed mobile app at their disposal. Betfair mobile app is as good as the desktop website version. With it, you can bet all the time – regardless where you are.
Betfair mobile version is one of the best mobile versions on the market and the company’s application for iOS and Android are used by millions of customers from all over the world.
As to the applications, the company can brag about the extremely easy structure they come with. Thanks to this structure the consumer can find any market or service for less than a second. Links to the most interesting markets and functions can be also found on the application home page.
The best thing is that the bets from the mobile device don’t limit you as to the usage of the website as the applications come with the same functions the page has.
If you use the mobile device with an Android platform, the only way to download it is to enter the browser and visit the website which will automatically load its mobile version and will offer you a link for the application download. In case you don’t want to download the application you can continue using the mobile version which is quite similar to the app, by the way.
Save for sport betting, you can use your mobile device for the poker and casino services betfair.com provides. We are about to present them, too…
As we have already mentioned it, at Betfair Kenya you can find odds on almost anything you can think off. At any moment on the website, you can find more than 10 thousands of different markets and you have the chance to bet on all of them. Thanks to its global popularity, Betfair, lets you bet on different local leagues – including on the Kenyan championships, which are not so widely spread in the rest of the bookies.
Live betting and live streaming
Betfair sports also has an excellent live betting offer, so you can bet during the sports event, too. In live betting section you will also find live events on numerous matches and games, too.
The live betting section – both, in the bookie’s page and in the betting exchange market – offer every single function that can be expected from one contemporary bookmaker which specializes in sports betting sphere. The number of markets, as well as the big diversity as to their types in the live sport betting category, isn’t less than those in the pre-match betting category. Moreover – sometimes, the live betting section is even more generous as to the number of events to bet on. The bookie will also offer you a lot of additional extras such as statistics and animated analysis in real time and while the game is on.
Of course, one of the audience’s most favorite extras is Betfair live streaming service which offers you the possibility to watch dozens of sports events every day and 100% for free.
Indeed, Betfair live streaming service isn’t so rich as to its content, if we compare it to the one from Bet365, for instance, but, yet it includes many intriguing events, among which you will find football leagues from Denmark, Poland, Holland, tennis tournaments from ATP, some of the most interesting tournaments in volleyball, basketball or handball world, as well as almost all horse racing events that take place in United Kingdom.
Once you deposit your first money on the website, Betfair Kenya will surprise you with a welcome bonus. The bonus depends on your primary deposit and can be up to $30. In order to receive the bonus, you need to make your first bet for at least $10 and of an odd at least 1.2. Then, you will have the right to make three free bets for $10. Have in mind that only the final win from the free bets is credited to your account balance. This means that if you bet $10 on 2.00 odd and your bet is winning, your account balance will be credited with $10.
The company offers additional bonuses, including a bonus for the first time you use the cash out function on the website, as well as a bonus on all multiple bets you have placed.
Betfair, like the rest of the reputable world bookmaker, has added to its platform a special function allowing the punter to close a bet. Thanks to this function you can guarantee yourself a good profit at any moment within the period between placing the bet and the end of the event or all of the events in the multiple bet. Depending on the progress of the event you will be offered with different suggestions to cash out. If the even advances well – the offer will be higher than the bet amount and it is often for it to be even the same amount you would win if you wait till the end of the game. And vice versa, if the event doesn’t progress as well as you have expected it to progress (for example, you have bet for the host to win, but the guest has scored) the suggestion will be a smaller amount of money in comparison to your bet. Yet, it will help you to end up with some money in your account.
Betfair cash out function is available in the betting exchange market, as well as in the bookie’s website and you can apply it for both: single bets and multiple bet slips.
To close your bet you only need to go to the event page or in your profile where you will find a page with all of the bets you have placed. Press the yellow button Cash out. You will be shown (right on the button) with the amount of the money you can take at this very moment.
The Betfair sport bookie’s website offers 100% bonus after your first cash out function usage, too. The rules of these special promotions are the following: You should have never used this function and you should have placed a multiple bet with at least 3 selections and then, to press on the cash out button (there is no matter when you will click on it). Right after that, the company will transfer you 100% net profit of the bet up to $ 25 as a bonus. In other words, if your bet was $ 50 and after cash out you have received $ 70, it means that the net profit is $ 20 and this is the amount your bonus depends on.
Betfair provides a great abundance of casino games, which can be played in two ways – with real money or with play money. The casino offers embrace a wide range of different categories from the casino industry and they include table tennis (for instance, roulette, Baccarat, Blackjack and others), as well as slot games, arcade games like Keno and scratch cards, plus games which are specially made for the mobile website version.
In Betfair casino category punters have at their disposal games with real dealers. These dealers manage the game from a real casino and you watch the action with HD video on your smartphone or computer. In difference to the animated games, here, in the live casino you cannot play with real money, but only with real money. Roulette, Baccarat, hold em video poker and Bccarat are the games from the live casino games.
Especially for its casino room Kenyan consumers the company offers 200% bonus for the first deposit up to $ 300.
The other main possibility to make some money at Betfair is to enter the fully complete poker room developed by Ongame. Betfair poker category includes a $ 40 start package for the newly registered consumers, as well as tournaments with free entry, different missions that once being completed you can get different types of prizes, plus various cash tables and tournaments.
Other offers you can find at Betfair website
- News – The bookie owns its own blog where you can read the hottest sport news every day
- Virtual bets – Bets for animated events in the sport disciplines like football, horse racing, motorcycle sports, speedway, hounds and cycling, where the result is determined randomly
- …And many many other offers
Ok, we have told you how many things you can find on Betfair, but to take benefits of them, of course, you also need to know how to make betfair registration. Becoming a Betfair member is possible for few minutes only. The registration starts with the click on Join Now button, which is placed on the top right edge of the screen. Have in mind that people under 18-year old age are not allowed to register and Betfair customer support tram can ask you to provide an ID document with picture to identify yourself.
Once you enter the registration page, you will have to fill the following information:
- Birth date
- Post code
- Telephone number
- User name
- Security question and answer
- Currency to bet and manage your account with
When you finish the registration, a window will pop-up to give you the possibility to deposit money. You have several payment options: credit or debit card, bank wire transfer, Paypal, Netteler, Ukash, Western Union, Skrill and few more.
If you want to make a deposit with the most popular payment method – credit or debit card – the only thing you need to do is to to type the card number and the deposit amount. And the payment will be done. If you use any of the e-wallets – Paypal, Skrill and etc – Betfair login will transfer you to the e-wallet login window for deposit amount inserting.