Betfair are the biggest betting exchange in the world and to be honest, probably one of the most recognised brands in the gambling industry. Their market coverage is absolutely staggering but they have gone about it in a way that offers something a little different compared to most bookmakers. Whilst they are predominantly a betting exchange, they have recently branched out to also offer a more traditional style of bookmaking in their static sportsbook.
One of the reasons as to why they have been so successful is the fact that they are a worldwide brand, allowing players from pretty much any country in the world, with one notable exception of the US. The company cover sports like very few bookmakers and their depth is also about as good as you are going to get. The inclusion of golf betting has been a big factor for them and this is definitely one of their biggest traded sports on the site. They offer a plethora of special offers exclusive to betting on golf, of which we will discuss later in this article.
Betfair tend to work a little differently than most bookmakers in that they often target popular upcoming markets for their welcome bonus package. A typical example would be to sign up an account and get either inflated odds on an event or simply get a refund on your first bet if it loses. One of the best things about these types of promotions is that they vary and you can likely choose between a few special offers at any one time to suit the sport or market you want to bet on.
Is such a promotion isn’t running then it’s likely Betfair will offer you a free bet worth up to £50 based on the amount of your first bet. This free bet can be used as you wish and it’s often in conjunction with other free bet offers, so it’s worth checking to see which promotions they are running at the time.
Their golf specific offers are simply insane and to be honest, are the biggest we have come across in the industry. They can range depending on the tournament but a few examples would be paying 10 places out on each way bets, massively enhanced odds on certain players and also money back specials. It’s definitely worth bearing in mind that Betfair run these promotions for pretty much every major tournament based in the US and the majority of the larger ones in Europe.
Golf Betting At Betfair
It’s quite interesting to see that the exchange has a lot more events covered at any one time compared with the sportsbook section. Having said that, the exchange includes a lot more Antepost markets than the sportsbook and as events start approaching or even turn in-play, they will likely be split pretty evenly between the two.
As you would expect, the coverage is excellent with PGA Tour, European Tour, LPGA, Seniors, Ryder Cup, Presidents Cup, all the majors and players specials covered in huge detail. A fantastic addition from Betfair is the inclusion of money list betting. The Race to Dubai and FedEx cup are now two of the biggest tournaments in the world with millions of dollars on offer for each, making betting a real hot bed.
Market coverage is another tick in the box for Betfair with outright winners, 3 ball betting, miss the cut, top American, top European and in fact top pretty much any country you can think of, all on show. It has to be one of, if not the biggest range and depths of markets we have come across for golf betting.
Mobile betting has been introduced over the last few years with Betfair and they have actually designed two apps; one for their sportsbook and one for their betting exchange. This makes betting on the go a breeze with both apps working admirably.
As a final point we want to make you aware that when you register with Betfair you can use a huge range of features on site which includes live streaming, betting tips, cash out options, news, dedicated TV shows and a more than healthy stats section.