In this ultimate Betfair eSports review, we look at Betfair’s latest eSports welcome offer, the games and markets available, In-Play betting, mobile offering, payment methods, customer service and more.
Betfair eSports Review
Betfair is one of the most established online bookmakers in the UK.
A merger with Paddy Power in 2016 elevated the company’s strength to new levels and Paddy Power Betfair group has become one of the most dominant forces in an extremely competitive industry.
Once innovators of the ‘betting exchange’, which allowed for customers to set their own odds on events, Betfair have now entered the eSports market.
Betfair eSports Welcome Offer
All new customers can claim Betfair's sign up offer of £100 in free bets. Simply sign up using Betfair promotion code ‘ZBBC01’ and place a £10 single bet at odds of 1/2 or greater. Betfair will then credit your account with a £20 free bet. You can repeat this process 5 times. Official offer description is outlined below.
Betfair eSports Games & Markets
As is the case with all online bookmakers, the games and markets available will depend on the time of year.
As you'd expect, all the main games are covered including CS:GO, COD and LOL, however depending on the title, the number of markets available can be minimal. This is a big downfall in comparison to, for example, bet365's eSports offering, who provide an in-depth selection of markets.
List Of eSports Games Available At Betfair
- Call of Duty
- DOTA 2
- Global Starcraft 2
- League of Legends
Betfair aim to settle bets no longer than 30 minutes after the completion of an event. For unsettled bets, the company has an extremely useful system in place with the use of a ‘Bet ID' in order to quickly and efficiently resolve issues customers may have.
Betfair eSports In-Play Betting
It doesn’t appear that In-Play betting is available via the main website on any of the eSports titles that Betfair provide coverage on, however there is an option to do so on the app which we found strange. Hopefully Betfair can provide some clarity in this area at some point.
Betfair eSports On Mobile
eSports can be accessed via Betfair's mobile app which is available to download on both Android and iPhone devices.
Just like the website, the eSports section can be accessed quickly and easily using the A-Z menu. In fact, we found that browsing eSports was much easier using the app which provided a better overall experience.
As is standard with all gambling related apps, location services must be switched on in order for Betfair to ensure you are in a region where betting is permitted.
Betfair eSports Payment Methods
Betfair provide a wide selection of banking methods that will allow customers to make deposits and withdrawals quickly and more importantly securely.
List Of eSports Payment Methods Available At Betfair
- VISA Delta
- VISA Electron
A full list of deposit methods can be found on the Betfair website.
Betfair eSports Customer Service
The two primary ways of contacting customer service are via Live Chat and by phone. This means it is easy for customers who are on the go to reach Betfair by phone and also allows customers with more simpler issues to use Betfair's Live Chat service. The company are also very active on social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook
Customer service is an important corner stone of any business so it's good too see Betfair taking it seriously by offering various ways for customers to get in touch.
There is no doubt that Betfair is one of the leading betting establishments in the UK, however following our review, Betfair's eSports coverage is clearly trailing behind in comparison to other sports.
Their lack of eSports titles and available markets for certain events is disappointing and leaves little option for those wanting to delve deeper into matches.
However, given Betfair's prestige, we have no doubt that their eSports offering will only become bigger and better over time and we'll certainly be keeping an eye on their progress.