The Betfair AppMonday, Mar 20, 2017 13:14
Betfair is one of the largest and most popular bookmakers on the market today. The site is known for its comprehensive sports betting and available markets on individual events. With Betfair, you also get the opportunity to bet against other punters with the ‘bet and lay’ system. You can access all of Betfair’s features through their official app, available on all smartphone types.
With the Betfair app you can easily navigate your way through the thousands of markets Betfair makes available each day. Placing a bet or trying your luck at a ‘laid’ bet is all just a tap away. The ‘in-play’ market is available on the app, as well as the option to update and cancel bets, view live scores, and manage all of your account settings and details. You can easily deposit or withdraw via the app once your card details have been setup within your Betfair account.
A very impressive section within the Betfair app is the form and statistics area. This gives you a chance to do your own in-depth research before placing your bets. You could spend hours in this part of the app if you’re a statistics lover!
Another cool feature is the way you can bookmark markets that you use often, and Betfair will also suggest markets that are starting soon and those which are popular with other punters.
Betfair has dedicated apps for iPhones, iPads, Android phones and Blackberries. All other phones, including both HTC and Samsung phones, are covered by its Java app that is compatible with virtually all internet-capable smartphones.
The first thing to note is that you must specifically download the Betfair iPad app to get it running on your iPad. Most bookmakers have a one app fits all platforms but with Betfair, you need the specific device compatible app.
Also, you do require a pre-existing Betfair account, so if you are a new user, you need to open an account at the Betfair.com site prior to attempting to download the software.
The larger screen of the iPad makes it easier to see and navigate the site, which is great for exchange betting and viewing your position or potential position in any market. The iPad app does appear to run faster than the mobile app as well. That could be vital for any in-play betting!
The design is and layout is very impressive and the app overall is easily navigatable. The Betfair app makes it so simple to find the market you want to bet on. The concept of backed and laid bets takes some getting used to, but once you understand them it’s difficult to imagine gambling in any other way. The ‘cash-out’ feature also allows you to cut your losses and run if you can make your decision at the right time!
The app also gives you access to live scores and these update in real time on the same screen as the interface. This means less switching between screens during the action.
This is a fantastic app that sets the standards for all others. It’s exactly what a betting app should be, useful, functional and helpful. There are many settings you can configure to personalise the app, and that makes the app even more useful.