Betfair Poker

Posted by Gerry Poltorak on Sep 16, 2009 Posted in Poker Room News | No Comments »

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Summary

Betfair Poker has a large customer base largely due to the fact that it is also a huge sports exchange site, where people can bet on sports from around the world.  Betfair has signed young, popular internet pros such as Sorel “Imper1um” Mizzi and the ever popular Annette “Annette_15” Obrestad, who won the Wold Series of Poker Europe Main Event for $2 Million.  Combine that with aggressive promotions and a large customer base, and it is easy to tell why Betfair is such a hit in the online poker world.

Features

One of the most popular features of Betfair Poker is that in 2007, the software was updated to allow players to play up to 15 tables at once.  Betfair also has a free “poker buddy” hand history tool which allows players to review there hands.  Betfair is a site for European players and is not open to the U.S. Market.  There is also a refer-a-friend program, a solid loyalty points system and promotions that change seasonally to keep their players excited.

Bonus

Betfair poker offers an exclusive bonus that is one of the biggest in the business.  Betfair Poker will match first time depositors 100% for all deposits up to a whopping $2,000!  Players will receive their bonus in increments of $10, and will receive one payout for every 400 Betfair points they earn.

Rakeback

Betfair Poker offers a good rakeback of 40% via third parties with a standard promotional code.

Tournaments

There are approximately 20 guaranteed tournaments per day and the buy-ins range from a few dollars to hundreds of dollars.  Most tournaments have a lot of players, most of which are very poor players, so cashing in Betfair tournaments is relatively easy.  The largest tournament of the week is a $66,000 guarantee that draws big fields.  Betfair also offers players satellites into big live events such as WSOP, WPT and EPT event.

Traffic

Suprisingly, Betfair is mainly a middle-of-the-raod site in terms of traffic.  Most players play small stakes No Limit Texas Hold Em.  As of September of 2009, there are approxiamtely 1,200 real-money players playing at peak hours.

Software

Betfair Poker software is fast and clean with easy playabaility.  In early 2007, Betfair’s software was drastically updated and added new popular features, such as mini-table mini-view, improved graphics, enhanced search functions and the option to play up to 15 tables at one time.

Support

Betfair Poker support is friendly, fast and accurate, just about everything on online poker player could want.  Support to offered to players via phone and the internet which are equally helpful.  As well, there is an FAQ page which answers most questions for players.

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