Betfair Casino is an online casino using games created by Playtech, WMS Gaming, Ash Gaming, International Game Technology and OpenBet. It is operated by The Sporting Exchange Limited and is registered under the jurisdiction of Malta. Last updated: June 7, 2013.
Betfair has always been best known for the Betfair Betting Exchange, but it also offers a full range of other betting services such as casino, poker and bingo. The casino offering at Betfair presents players with a wide choice of games from many different software providers, and players can choose to download and install software from Playtech, or play the other games in their browser window (or both). Players with existing sports betting or poker accounts with Betfair do not have to bother registering and can log in at Betfair Casino immediately.
The layout is up to Betfair’s standards - it is navigable, uncluttered, and fairly easy on the eyes. You can either download the Playtech powered casino software, or play a selection of popular games from other suppliers such as IGT, OpenBet, and WMS Gaming in your browser window. These in-browser games are segregated into different tabbed sections on the website, namely the Arcade and Vegas Slots sections. This organisation of the games can be a tad annoying when you find yourself repeatedly switching sections to find a game.
The Playtech casino has more than 200 games including baccarat, poker, blackjack, roulette, craps, 3 and 5 reels slots, and almost all of your other favourite games – card games, table games and even video games. In addition there are a full complement of Playtech progressive jackpots on offer here. These jackpots are pooled between most casinos that run Playtech software and several have been won in the past for multi-million pound sums.
An interesting innovation that Betfair offers is The Zero Lounge. The four games inside this section of the casino (roulette with no zero, blackjack, baccarat, and jacks or better video poker) have absolutely zero house edge, meaning that over the long run the casino has no advantage over players that choose to play these games. Aside from a wider choice of games, the regular casino has higher maximum stake sizes than the Zero lounge.
Betfair offers a choice of a couple of different sign-up bonuses which suit players with different tastes in games. See above for the current offer details. Note that you cannot play in the Zero Lounge using bonus money. In addition, you accrue "Betfair points" while playing all games in the Main Lounge, which are Betafir's name for comp points.
As expected of a company the size of Betfair, the casino provides first class 24/7 customer support via email and phone. Unfortunately a live chat option is not present. There are a multitude of money transfer options available, including many localised services that are specific to the country you live in. In short, you should have no problems getting your money into and out of the Betfair system.
In our experience, withdrawals at Betfair are paid within 24-48 hours, which is good but not outstanding. An initial identity verification process is required after signing up, and it must be completed before you can make a withdrawal.
Betfair Casino is a solid offering backed by a financially successful and professionally managed company. The Zero Lounge should appeal to all players who don't like playing under the terms imposed by casino bonuses. Recommended.
These are the current progressive jackpots at Betfair Casino as recorded by our casino jackpots tracker. Click a jackpot name to view detailed statistics, jackpot graphs, and win records.
|Mega Jackpots||$3,978,116 €3,120,091 £2,600,076|
|Jackpot Darts $3||$294,291 €238,964 £214,973|
|Marvel Ultimate Power||$210,371 €157,294 £134,280|
|Magic Slots $5||$206,853 €158,449 £137,460|
|Jackpot Darts $2||$192,539 €156,577 £140,983|
|Megaball||$169,595 €131,852 £115,486|
|Gold Rally||$114,697 €104,681 £100,338|
|Jackpot Darts $1||$90,787 €74,189 £66,992|
|Progressive Baccarat $5||$88,730 €78,959 £74,721|
|Beach Life||$83,574 €75,103 £71,430|
|Progressive Blackjack||$75,854 €69,331 £66,503|
|SafeCracker $5||$62,143 €54,033 £50,517|
|Dollar Ball||$59,840 €47,266 £41,813|
|Cinerama||$54,187 €44,300 £40,013|
|Wall St Fever||$46,566 €35,196 £30,265|
|Jackpot Darts 50c||$45,394 €37,095 £33,496|
|Magic Slots $1||$41,371 €31,690 £27,492|
|Progressive Baccarat $2||$35,492 €31,583 £29,889|
|Queen of the Pyramids 25c||$34,286 €28,159 £25,502|
|Diamond Valley||$32,788 €25,777 £22,737|
|Stravaganza||$32,167 €26,574 £24,149|
|Wild Viking||$20,834 €18,101 £16,915|
|Magic Slots 50c||$20,685 €15,845 £13,746|
|Queen of the Pyramids 15c||$20,572 €16,895 £15,301|
|Progressive Baccarat $1||$17,746 €15,792 £14,944|
|Genie's Hi-Lo $5||$14,352 €11,046 £9,613|
|Marvel Super Power||$13,102 €9,797 £8,363|
|Jacks or Better 10-line||$12,769 €9,800 £8,512|
|SafeCracker $1||$12,429 €10,807 £10,103|
|Magic Slots 25c||$10,343 €7,922 £6,873|
|SafeCracker 50c||$6,214 €5,403 £5,052|
|Genie's Hi-Lo $2||$5,741 €4,418 £3,845|
|Fruit Mania||$3,266 €2,757 £2,537|
|SafeCracker 25c||$3,107 €2,702 £2,526|
|Marvel Extra Power||$2,904 €2,171 £1,854|
|Genie's Hi-Lo $1||$2,870 €2,209 £1,923|
|Genie's Hi-Lo 50c||$1,435 €1,105 £961|
|Megajacks||$474 €433 £416|