Betfair Casino Review
Betfair Casino is an online casino that runs on a multi-software platform offering games from a variety of suppliers. It is operated by The Sporting Exchange Limited and is registered under the jurisdictions of United Kingdom and Malta. Last updated: October 19, 2015.
Review of Betfair Casino
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.
Software and game selection
The layout of Betfair's casino website is on par with the sportsbook - 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. There is no global search function that allows you to find a game irrespective of which section it has been placed in, which can make finding a specific game more difficult than it needs to be.
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. Also note that the zero house edge games are only available on the downloadable casino software, and you cannot play them if you have claimed a bonus.
Support and banking
As expected of a company the size of Betfair, the casino provides first class 24/7 customer support via email, phone, live text chat, and you can even contact support via Twitter if you prefer. 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 my 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.
Security, fairness and responsible gambling
Betfair's casino is licensed and regulated by the Malta Gaming Authority, a mid-tier European jurisdiction. Every connection that you make with the website is secured via the use of SSL encrypted connections. This grants your browsing, gameplay, and financial transactions both privacy and security.
The software providers that supply their games to Betfair are independently audited to ensure that the random number generators used in their games are fair. However it does not publish any payout audits, nor does it reveal the theoretical RTP numbers for any of its games, unless said numbers are included in the game's paytable (the majority are not).
Responsible gambling is handled professionally at this casino. You are able to set daily, weekly, or monthly deposit limits in the account management part of the website. You are also able to do the same to limit losses, along with requesting a cooling off or timeout period and/or a complete self exclusion.
Betfair Casino is a solid offering backed by a financially successful and professionally managed company. There is a wide choice of games from some of the industry's best game developers on the website, and the Zero Lounge games should appeal to all players who don't like playing under the terms imposed by casino bonuses. Recommended.
Betfair Casino Jackpots
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.
|Jackpot Giant||$10,686,801 €9,082,712 £8,002,277|
|Spamalot Holy Grail||$1,886,812 €1,572,092 £1,457,940|
|Beach Life||$1,555,104 €1,329,188 £1,177,022|
|Cat in Vegas||$529,177 €449,747 £396,248|
|Esmeralda||$526,506 €451,230 £400,528|
|Thai Temple||$519,179 €445,753 £396,297|
|Frankie Dettori's Magic Jackpot||$444,881 €378,105 £333,127|
|Age of the Gods Ultimate Power||$407,641 €346,455 £305,242|
|Gladiator||$346,667 €294,632 £259,584|
|Jackpot Darts||$328,405 €290,369 £264,750|
|Deal or No Deal Banker's Riches||£238,398|
|Chests of Plenty||£204,630|
|Wall St Fever||$246,426 €209,663 £184,901|
|Winners Club Scratch Platinum||$227,317 €183,704 £157,799|
|Funky Fruits||$225,122 €198,836 £181,131|
|Everybody's Jackpot||$218,685 €185,860 £163,751|
|The Pig Wizard||£146,729|
|Deal or No Deal Slot||$192,086 €163,254 £143,834|
|Super Diamond Deluxe||£143,035|
|Gold Rush Showdown||£138,806|
|Gold Rally||$149,147 €138,017 £130,521|
|Rumble in the Jungle||£105,513|
|Queen of the Pyramids||$140,823 €121,186 £107,960|
|Progressive Blackjack||$140,290 €126,737 £117,609|
|Sweet Party||$134,801 €122,072 £113,499|
|Chinese New Year||£100,190|
|Diamond Valley||$122,105 €104,528 £92,688|
|Wizard of Odds||£83,716|
|Cinerama||$108,712 €94,646 £85,171|
|Progressive Baccarat||$91,151 €84,974 £80,814|
|Dollar Ball||$82,050 €71,236 £63,951|
|Pyramid of Ramesses||$78,690 €69,130 £62,691|
|SafeCracker||$74,765 €68,046 £63,520|
|Captain Cannon's Circus of Cash||£47,330|
|Megaball||$59,729 €53,766 £49,749|
|Madness: House of Fun||£39,147|
|The X-Factor Jackpot||£38,191|
|Nags to Riches||£36,903|
|Betfair Super Trails||£36,158|
|Stravaganza||$44,880 €39,644 £36,118|
|Purple Hot||$37,949 €36,006 £34,697|
|Magic Slots||$36,436 €33,219 £31,051|
|Fruit Mania||$28,117 €24,084 £21,368|
|Wild Viking||$26,647 €24,149 £22,466|
|Adventures in Wonderland||£11,355|
|Age of the Gods Super Power||$10,857 €9,227 £8,130|
|Chain Reactors 100||£7,049|
|Genie's Hi-Lo||$8,444 €7,364 £6,637|
|Jacks or Better 10-line||$7,159 €6,235 £5,612|
|Major Pink Jackpot||$5,286 €4,492 £3,958|
|Age of the Gods Extra Power||$2,354 €2,000 £1,762|
|Spamalot Slightly Less||$897 €748 £693|
|Minor Pink Jackpot||$883 €750 £661|
|Megajacks||$597 €555 £526|