Betfair are a breath of fresh air compared to the fixed-odds bookmakers due to the fact that you can request bigger odds on a sporting event, while many customers choose to lay a horse, football team or tennis player rather than back them.
Click here to discover why so many people are choosing Betfair, with the key difference being that you bet against other customers rather than a bookmaker, allowing you to get bigger odds, oppose football teams and cash out for a profit.
How to claim a free £50 bet
- Click here to open a new account with Betfair
- Bet at least £5 at minimum odds of 1/5 on the sportsbook
- Win or lose, Betfair will match your first bet up to £50
You can Cash Out without backing a winner
Many Betfair customers will be making a profit this weekend without actually backing a winning team. Say you had a bet on Liverpool to beat Manchester United and they take the lead, you then have a choice to cash out for a profit as Liverpool’s odds will have shortened in the process.
You can naturally let the bet ride out if you think the home team are going to be ahead by the final whistle, although cashing out a profit means that the winnings are yours whether Liverpool stay ahead, the game is a draw or Manchester United come back to win.