Laying and backing bets on the go is made possible with Betfair Australia. They offer native apps for both iOS and Android, on top of the web app that works across all devices.
In our Betfair App review, you will find out everything there is to know about them. We cover things like app deposits, special features and overall usability, so make sure you keep reading.
Pros And Cons
- Excellent interface
- iOS and Android native apps available
- Australia’s only betting exchange
- Live betting online
- Live streaming available
- Not as many markets as some bookies
- Not a huge number of withdrawal options
Betfair Exchange App Overview
One of the things we like to see is when a mobile web app closely resembles the bookie’s desktop site. The Betfair mobile app does exactly that, with the same yellow and black coloured theme that they use on the desktop platform. Both iOS and Android native apps follow the same design.
The most popular betting markets can be found on the sliding menu bar at the top of the landing page. Here you can find links to access in-play betting events, horse/greyhound racing, Aussie rules, rugby, soccer, tennis and lots more. You will find all the same markets and prices on the Betfair app that are available on the desktop site.
At the foot of the landing page, you will find buttons to view the Betfair Exchange app home page, A-Z menu and The Hub, which is your one-stop-shop for all the latest tips, trends and stats for a multitude of sports. Account settings and deposits/withdrawals can be accessed via the A-Z menu button. The Betfair app is easy to use, loading times are minimal and it makes betting on the move as easy as can be.
Betfair App for Android
Initially, Betfair Australia did not have any native apps for Aussie punters. Fortunately, that’s not the case any longer! Android users are not the favoured group, as they have to go to the Betfair site and download the Betfair Android app. It’s a simple process, or better said, “simpler” than it used to be back in the days. For what it’s worth, we have to provide step by step instructions on how to download the Betfair Exchange app for Android.
The Betfair Exchange app for Android features the same high standards Google has, but because of their policy on online gambling in certain regions, bookmakers cannot offer their Android apps in the Google Play Store. Rest assured, this app is safe to use! After all, Betfair’s reputation is on the line, they have way more to lose!
Betfair App for iPhone
If you have an iOS device, all you need to do is visit the Apple App Store. Downloading the Betfair Australia iPhone app is as simple as downloading any other app from iTunes. We hope this will be the case in the near and distant future. Apple has been keen on online betting as long as it’s done responsibly, and the operators have obtained all the paperwork.
Betfair app for iPhone has the same feel, the same touch, and the same interface as the Android one. It guarantees that you’ll have the same betting experience, regardless of the device you use. Here is the quick guide on how to download this app. Note that the same goes in case you want to get the Betfair app for iPad.
Betfair Mobile Web-App
The Betfair web app is as good as any other. It’s fast and well-optimised, meaning that you can get an excellent mobile betting experience even without having to download any software. They regularly update the web app and make sure that every new feature is added to the system. If you like to skip the hassle of getting the Android app, or you have a Windows phone, the Betfair mobile app that runs in your web browser is more than enough for your exchange bets. To start using it, just visit this bookie using a mobile browser, and you’ll be redirected to the Betfair mobile site right away.
We like it when bookies’ apps are as uncomplicated as possible and we found that the Betfair app scored well in this department. As we have already outlined, the app is nicely laid out and is easy to navigate. The various menus are simple to find on the app home page and there are lots of quick links to all the current most popular sports and horse racing events.
A sliding menu at the top of the home page provides quick and easy access to in-play betting events as well as all the most popular sports. If you can’t find the sport you want to bet on, just click on A-Z menu at the bottom and you will get the list of every single sport you can bet on via the Betfair Australia app.
The Betfair mobile app is where you will find Australia’s only betting exchange where you can choose to either back or lay bets. In its simplest terms, when you back a selection you are wagering on that selection winning, whereas if you lay you are betting on that selection to lose. Betfair receives a commission from each transaction. Check the terms and conditions for full details.
Placing a bet on the Betfair app is probably as simple as can be considering it is a betting exchange. When you have decided what event you wish to bet on and locate it, the odds on display will be the ‘Back’ odds (in blue). To view the ‘Lay’ odds (in red) swipe from left to right on the right-hand side of the screen. Then simply choose your odds, enter your stake and hit ‘Place Bet’.
The Betfair Exchange app comes with a few special features that will further exchange your betting experience. In the paragraphs below, we will take a look at just a few of the best ones. To learn more about special features, read our Betfair review or visit the Betfair website.
The Hub is a section of the Betfair site that can be accessed via the main menu bar at the bottom of the home page of the Betfair app. In The Hub you will find a wealth of information and expert views on a variety of sports. These include tips for horse and greyhound racing, NRL, AFL, cricket, tennis, soccer and USA sports. You will also find form guides, stats and sectional times for horse racing, as well as all the latest results from Australia and around the world. The Betfair Hub is an excellent resource and it makes up for the lack of special markets on offer from Betfair.
In Australia, sportsbooks cannot offer online in-play betting due to the Interactive Gambling Act. However, as Betfair is a betting exchange where you bet against other punters, this live betting ban doesn’t apply. Out of all Australian betting sites, Betfair is the only one that accepts live bets online.
You can also bet in-play on the move on your mobile device with the Betfair app. If your horse racing bet is unmatched at the off you can select ‘Keep Bet’ and your bet will be matched if the odds are reached during the running of the race.
Most Popular Bets
Another handy feature of the Betfair app is the Most Popular Bet section on the home page. Just scroll down through the quick links and horse racing menu and you will find the ‘Most Popular Bet’ section. With just one click you will be instantly directed to the current most popular betting events on the Betfair app.
App Deposit Options
Before you register with a bookmaker it makes sense to first check out what banking facilities are available for deposits and withdrawals. We were extremely impressed with the range of banking options on the Betfair Exchange app. The same deposit and withdrawal options can be used across all platforms.
The range of options for depositing cash includes Visa, MasterCard, POLi, BPAY, Bank Transfer, Neteller, Skrill, PayID and Osko. Note that you can withdrawal only using via Transfer, Skrill and Neteller. Also keep in mind that you must verify your account before withdrawals are permitted.
We think the Betfair app has plenty going for it. It gives punters access to Australia’s only betting exchange on their mobile devices. The smooth operation, familiar interface and quick loading times make the Betfair mobile web app very easy and pleasant to use. You can also bet in-play on the Betfair mobile web app, which is one of the main things that helps this app stand out from the crowd.
Betfair App FAQs
Is Betfair Australia good for mobile betting?
Yes. Betting at Betfair Australia is just as good on mobile as it is on desktop. There are a few differences but these are extremely subtle. Betfair’s mobile app is available for instant betting across all major devices and operating systems.
Is there a Betfair Android app?
Yes, there is a Betfair app for Android devices. However, note that the app is not available on the Google Play Store, meaning that you’ll have to download it directly from the Betfair site. In case, you haven’t done this before, check out our review for more info about how to get the Betfair Exchange Android app.
Is there a Betfair iOS app in the App Store?
There is a Betfair app for iOS devices. If you want to wager on your iPhone or iPad, just visit the App Store and start the download. After that log in with your Betfair account and begin wagering! To learn more about the Betfair app for iPhone or iPad, check out the article above.
How do I install the Betfair app?
Android users need to go to the Betfair site and download the app directly and then install it on their device. We have explained how to do that in our step-by-step guide above. Note that the web-based app doesn’t require any installation.