Betfair started out as a place for sports betting, but the site is nowadays also home to a poker room, online casino, live online casino, bingo hall, and more. Instead of being a traditional bookmaker, Betfair runs a betting exchange. This betting exchange is one of the largest in the world, with a weekly turnover exceeding £50 million.
Playing poker here
Since Betfair Poker is a part of the iPoker network, they get their poker software from iPoker. Ipoker is owned by the big game and software developer Playtech, and it comes as no surprise that the poker software used by iPoker is really good when it comes to functionality. The graphic isn’t exactly cutting edge, but it gets the job done. A big minus is the fact that there is no downloadable poker client for any other operative system than Windows. If your on a Mac, you’ll have to make do with playing in your web browser.
Examples of popular features with the iPoker software are the enhanced search function, the auto top up and the buddy list. You can have up to 15 tables active at the same time, and there is a very convenient multi-table mini-view available.
Betfair Poker is a part of the iPoker network. At the time of writing, iPoker is #4 in PokerScout’s list over poker rooms and poker networks with the most traffic to their cash game tables. (The three top spots are occupied by PokerStars, 888 Poker and Bodog.)
A lot of the poker rooms in the iPoker network are attached to big gambling sites that offers sports betting, race betting, casino, and similar. This means that there is often a spill-over to the poker room from the other gambling sections. Quite a lot of people decide to give poker a go after winning big on sports betting or hitting a nice little jackpot in the online casino. This in turn means that you get a somewhat different clientèle compared to poker sites where poker is the main focus, e.g. PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker. Within the iPoker network, it is not usual to find loose players and poker novices way up into mid-stakes territory. The see-flop percentage can be stunningly high even at tables where seeing the flop is quite pricey.
Examples of available poker variants
- Texas Hold’em
- Omaha HiLo
- Seven Card Stud
- Seven Card Stud HiLo
- Five Card Stud
The fast poker offered at Betfair Poker (and at all the other poker rooms within the iPoker network) is called Speed Hold’em Poker.
As a part of the iPoker network, Betfair Poker offers a great tournament selection that includes both scheduled tournaments and sit ‘n go tournaments. Every Sunday, there is a $200k GTD.
If you’re interested in sit ‘n go tournaments, we can recommend the Twister S&G at Betfair Poker, a type of sit ‘n go tournament where 100% of the prize pot goes to the winner. There is no second prize. Also, the prize pot size is decided randomly and is always at least twice the buy-in and sometimes 1,000 time the buy-in.
Betfair Poker has a lot of travel package to hand out to offline events such as WSOP, EPT and WPT: Also, Betfair runs the Betfair Poker Live, a poker tour with stops throughout Europe. Naturally, you can qualify to Betfair Poker Live online at Betfair Poker.
Your first deposit to Betfair Poker is matched by 100% up to €1,000.
When you have participated in your first real-money tournament or real-money cash game, you will be invited to a free roll with a $2,5000 prize pot.
The English language Betfair Poker support is staffed around the clock, seven days a week. You can call or send an email. There is no live chat.
Phone #: 0044 203 059 8888
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Examples of accepted transaction methods:
- Bank transfer
About Betfair Poker
Betfair Poker is owned by the Betfair Group PLC through its subsidiary The Sporting Exchange Ltd.