Benefits

Multiple promotions where you can earn very high rakeback
The client is customizable
Tracking softwares are supported
Speed poker is available – move to the next hand as soon as you fold
Short-deck poker available

BETFAIR POKER REVIEW

Betfair was founded in 2000 in the United Kingdom. Originally a sport betting site, they started offering poker games to their users in 2004.
Betfair is still number one in online betting exchange in the world – betting exchange differs from regular sports betting, since you can make your own odds for an event and see if other users on the site are willing to take them.
The Betfair poker room was independent until 2010, then became a member of the Ongame Network. They currently operate as part of the iPoker Network, one of the top 10 highest ranked networks in terms of traffic.

Traffic Review

The iPoker Network is currently ranked 9–10th place in terms of room traffic. Their 24-hour peak is 1,484 cash players at once while their 7-day average is 700. The peak of the game falls on the evenings on Central European time.

In Pot-Limit Omaha, on all stakes except for the highest, 4-7 tables are active on a given limit. There are 2-3 tables at the peak traffic on PLO400-600.

In fast poker (move to the next hand when you fold), three stake levels are popular – NL5, NL10, and NL20 – at the height of their traffic there are up to 100 players in the evening.

Betfair Poker has a large selection of MTT’s, but the main traffic is concentrated on the lottery Twister tournaments, which are played on 6 limits from €1 to €50. The main tournaments daily are: €10,000 prize pool Championship (€50 buy-in), €5.000 Grand Master (€30), €3,000 Warm-Up (€50), €3,000 Money Time (€50), €2,000 Night Club (€50); and on Sundays, the €30,000 Sunday Premium (€50).

SOFTWARE AND TRACKERS

Betfair is a skin running on the standard iPoker software. You can customize the layout by choosing your theme, avatar or browsing through another host of choices in the settings.

If you have the iPoker Tools program, you can change even more things to your liking – for example, you can choose to have the stack sizes displayed in big blinds automatically.

Unlike on partypoker or PokerStars, the screen names of the players at the tables are displayed in the lobby. This is especially useful for players on higher stakes, who play at a level where the player pool is very small and it’s likely they are going to play against certain players multiple times.

Betfair allows you to import the hand histories to your tracking software. HUD can also be used on the site.

If you follow what’s happening in the high stakes poker circles, you probably heard of the newest variation of hold’em poker, the so-called “short-deck hold’em”. The biggest names in the poker world are playing it. This is the game where the 2’s through 5’s are removed from the deck, making it only 36 cards instead of the regular 52. Betfair is one of the first rooms to allow their players to try out this new game type.

Deposit methods and withdrawal terms

You can use Skrill, Neteller, Visa or Paysafe for your transactions on the site. Withdrawals and deposits are usually completed within a day.

Betfair Poker Rake Structure

Betfair Poker uses a complicated, partially SBR (source based rake) system, which is designed to benefit the recreational player.

Deposit methods and withdrawal terms

You can use Skrill, Neteller, Visa or Paysafe for your transactions on the site. Withdrawals and deposits are usually completed within a day.

Cons:

High rake on small stakes
No waiting lists for cash tables


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