Betfair is currently considered to be the largest internet betting exchange in the world. From the company’s headquarters in Hammersmith, West London, the company has offered players the chance to bet on everything from live sports through to online casinos and poker games. The company was listed on the London Stock Exchange, until it was merged with another large betting company called Paddy Power to form Paddy Power Betfair in February of 2016.

The company has more than 4 million customers, employing 1,800 people worldwide to help manage websites, administration costs and playing.

What Can You Bet On? which is a part of the same gambling company (Betfair) allows players to bet on a wide range of things, with sports, online casinos and poker all being available, amongst a host of other betting opportunities. The following are all provided by the main Betfair site:

Casino – The Betfair casino table games offer users the chance to simulate the feeling of being in a real casino, enabling them to play games like Blackjack and Roulette, alongside a host of games that are often attached to licensed properties, such as the Gladiator game or the Ace Ventura game.

Football – The company tracks football games from around the world, often offering hundreds of betting opportunities every single day on matches. Players can bet on full-time and half-time scores, in addition to a range of other betting options, such as high-low and whether or not both teams will score during a match.

Horse Racing – Betfair also offers people the chance to bet on horse racing from all over the world, offering odds that the company states are 20% better than their nearest rivals.

Poker – Betfair recognizes that Poker has become an extremely popular game in recent years, so it offers players the chance to play a few hands for themselves. An app is made available for those who want to be able to play the game on the go, plus the company arranges a number of daily tournaments with varying cash prizes.

The Arcade – The Betfair arcade functions much like the casino room, expect there is a little more focus on the previously mentioned licensed games and virtual spinners. Each game has a jackpot attached to it that tends to rise until a player strikes lucky and wins. Prizes as high as £500,000 are available.

Bingo – This game puts you up against a number of other live players as you all attempt to fill your cards to be the first to claim a ‘House.’ Cash prizes vary depending on the game and time of day, with ‘Millionaire’ bingo offering a main jackpot of £1,000,000.

Virtual Sports – If real sports aren’t your thing, you also get the chance to bet on virtual sports, with much of this area focused on virtual horse racing.

Awards and Recognition

Betfair has received a number of awards over the years for innovation within its field. The company founders received the Ernst and Young Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2003 and the company has also received Queen’s Awards for Enterprise in both the Innovation and International Trade categories.