Betfair Free Bet Bonus Code and Review

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Betfair is an exchange, rather than a traditional bookmaker, meaning you can lay bets as well as back them and there is no middleman taking a large slice out of the odds.

The company was founded in 1999 by two – now very rich – English blokes, and is by far and away the dominant exchange in the betting world.


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Betfair Australia Introduction

Betfair Australia are quite simply huge, with over four million registered customers worldwide they process more than seven million transactions daily (more than all European stock exchanges combined), generating seven billion page views every week. Their head office is in London but they also have significant bases in Malta, Australia and several other countries too.

Betfair Australia was launched in 2006 and is a joint venture between Betfair itself and ASX-listed Crown Limited . They employ more than 100 people at their operations base in Hobart and also have corporate HQ in Melbourne and the Australian arm alone matches around 200,000 bets every single day.

The company is simply one of the biggest, best betting operations in the world with unquestionable security, a great reputation and it is undoubtedly a safe, secure place to do your punting. They have won countless industry awards and also general business prizes for innovation and enterprise, so they seem to know what they’re doing.

Licensed and regulated in Australia by the Tasmanian Gaming Commission, the primary focus of the company is the exchange and sports betting but they have increasingly developed the games, casino and fixed odds side in the UK with Australia sure to follow.


Betfair Free bets, bonuses and promotions

Despite several unique selling points that mean Betfair do not really need to offer many bonuses and promotions, they now offer an excellent all round package.

New customers can claim a losing first bet refund bonus up to a maximum of $200 (offer, as is often the case, not available to those in Victoria and South Australia). To claim this free welcome bonus first join Betfair by clicking the lnik above and making your first deposit. If your first bet then goes on to lose then Betfair will refund that stake up to a huge $200, just make sure you use the Betfair free bet code FBR262.

As if that wasn’t enough Betfair are pretty solid in terms of ongoing promotions too. Fans (and owners) of horses and dogs do best, with a 20% bonus on winnings when your (meaning actually owned by you) horse or dog wins. For those of us who don’t own race horses or dogs, the Best of Four offer is available on all Aussie races and their Three Times a Charm promo gives you a $100 bonus if you back three winners at the same listed meeting. Add to that a tipping competition that is free to enter and offers over $10,000 of prizes and there are heaps of chances to win.

However, it’s not just racing fans that get the full bonus treatment, with boosted doubles every week of the AFL and NRL season. In addition there are offers on many of the biggest events and, if the UK site is anything to go by, there will increasingly be offers available on instant games too.

Betfair Site overview and conclusion

Betfair are simply the best for Aussie punters with an unbeatable all-round package. The exchange model is still relatively new to Australia and to encourage reluctant traditionalists Betfair are offering a sensational bonus to new customers that is only possible due to their vast resources and wealth. Grab it while you can as it may not be around for ever.

In addition they are ahead of the game in so many other areas too. Their odds, even allowing for the commission (5% dropping down as low as 2% for high-rollers), are simply sensational, especially on outsiders. You may find odds 20% higher than the best conventional bookmakers and at long odds that makes a massive difference to your payout.

They also have top notch customer service, with brilliantly trained staff available 24/7 and whilst there is no live chat there is a pledge to answer emails within two hours and a really useful callback service that means you never have to waste time waiting on the phone.

With the general design and feel of the site being spot-on, a huge range of markets and a world-leading in-play offering we really love Betfair. Throw in a great mobile site/app, superb coverage of Aussie sports and that (almost too good to be true) free bet and we’d bloody well marry them if we could!