BetFair is the world’s leading betting exchange and is a fantastic place to bet on the 2014 Grand National. You’ll often find much bigger odds with BetFair than you’ll find in the high street bookies.
BetFair is not a bookmakers in the traditional sense, imagine you’re in a huge room full of people all wanting to place bets on the Grand National. Betfair puts you together with people who have got an opposing view to you. They hold the cash until the race is over, and then payout to the winner. This process is completely seamless and BetFair take care of all the technical stuff. But because BetFair aren’t trying to build-in a profit, the odds on offer are just a pure reflection of what punters (that’s you and your betting friends!) think is likely to happen.
REASONS TO JOIN BETFAIR
- You can bet on a horse or a team to LOSE rather than simply to win
- If you want better odds than are currently available, you can place an order for a better price
- You bet against other people not a bookmaker!
- You can still bet while the race is being run – In-Running betting
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So what makes BetFair so different? For starters you can bet that an outcome will happen (back) or that it won’t happen (lay), you can choose the odds at which you want to play, you can bet whilst a race is ‘in-running’ and you can also play on a range of innovative games.
The Betfair website has a number of tutorials designed to help new customers make that important first bet. Betfair normally have the best odds in the business, which is why serious gamblers love the site. However, the vast array of bet types and betting options may bamboozle a novice.
If you’re only looking to place a small each-way bet then Paddy Power will probably be a better option or you. Paddy Power is quick to join, easy to use and still offers great odds – plus they payout each way bets on the first 5 home*, even BetFair can’t match that.
*DOES NOT APPLY TO ANTE-POST BETS – E.G. Ante-post bets only payout 1,2,3,4 places.