Everything you need to know about Betfair's Betting Offers

Everyone loves an offer, or even a freebie, and that's no different when it comes to betting. Betfair have a wide range of offers and promotions available to both new and existing customers...

  • Unrivalled new and existing customer offers

  • Read about our regular FREE bet promotions

  • We tell you about Money Back, Extra Places and Boosts

When it comes to offers and promotions we feel that here at Betfair we are unrivalled when it comes to the quantity, frequency and variety that we provide.

Gone are the days when the only offers available were to new customers. While we'll always have a fantastic welcome offer for anyone who wants to join Betfair, we take immense pride in looking after our existing customers by offering them a wide range of free bets and exclusive offers.

Our offers are changing regularly, but below we discuss what we have currently, how they work, and where you can find them.

New Customer Offer

If you're not yet a Betfair customer but wish to sign-up then you can take advantage of our brilliant Bet £5 Get £20 welcome offer. Your qualifying bet must be placed on the Sportsbook at odds of 1/21.50 (1.51/2) or greater. For full details click here.

Our welcome offers change from time to time so if when reading this the link is no longer available, just type "Betfair new customer offer" into your Google search bar and our current new customer offer will show at the top of the search results.

Existing Customer Offers - Where to find

Before we discuss the different types of offers and promotions we regularly run it's important that you know where to find them.

Perhaps the easiest way is to simply keep your eyes peeled when navigating around the Betfair Sportsbook or Betfair Exchange, as our current offers will show in carousels on the home page and the main pages of various sports such as Football and Horse Racing.

But you can also see our current offers all in one place by clicking on the Promotions tab on the Betfair Sportsbook (desktop users).

From here you'll be able to see Betfair's current offers for the Sportsbook, Exchange, Casino, Poker, Exchange Games and Bingo (see below image).


For those that use the Betfair app on mobile or tablet, to view all of Betfair's current promotions and offers, from the home page, directly underneath the sports menu bar, scroll across the adverts until you see the Promotions "Don't miss out" ad (see below image).

Simply click on that and you will be directed to a page showing all the current promotions and offers.


Types of Offers Explained

Completely FREE Bet, Bet Builder or Acca

Quite regularly Betfair will offer existing customers a completely free bet, typically between the value of £1 and £10, and it will be available to place on a variety of, or named sport, and sometime the type of bet will be specified.

A typical example would be a completely free bet on a Football Bet Builder or Acca, or a completley free bet on Horse Racing Multiples.

Opt-In is always required and each offer will have it's own T&C's that will tell you the sport and type of bet you need to wager on, how many selections you must include, and the minimum odds required.

Once you have opted-in the free bet value will appear in your balance and once you have correctly added selections on the sport specified you will have the option to use your free bet balance in your betslip.

Non-Runner Money-Back (NRMB)

One of the risks attached to betting on ante-post markets is that should your selection become a non-runner (doesn't participate in the event) then more often than not you will lose the money you staked.

The one exception is when that ante-post market carries a Non-Runner Money Back (sometimes referred to as Non-Runner No-Bet) concession, and it works exactly as it says, should your selection become a non-runner then you get your money back.

NRMB markets typically become available around 4-6 weeks before an event starts and they are very popular among Horse Racing fans as they give you the confidence to back an ante-post selection on big events like the Grand National and Cheltenham Festival, knowing that you won't lose your money should your selection become a non-runner.

Money Back Offers

Not to be confused with the NRMB concession, a Money Back offer is a promotion that will give you your money back - either in the form of a free bet or as cash - should your losing selection meet the qualifying criteria.

A typical example is the Betfair Sportsbook giving you your money back if your selected horse finishes second to the SP favourite in a specified race or if one leg of an accumulator lets your down.

Ocassionally a selection that you have placed money on won't even get the chance to participate, like a horse failing to come out of the starting stalls with the rest of the runners.

When this happens and your selection isn't officially deemed a non-runner, then betting companies are not obliged to give you your money back. But sometimes that rule doesn't feel right as customers have lost money through no fault of their own, so here at Betfair we will give you your money back as a justice refund when we feel that you have been unfairly treated.

The best way to track justice refunds is by following our X accounts @Betfair @BetfairRacing and @BetfairExchange where we will announce any justice refunds that we make.

Extra Place Races

Horse Racing is one of the most popular sports that you can bet on and each-way betting has become even more popular since we introduced Extra Place Races.

These 'promotions' races are now available on a daily basis and are distinguished on the Betfair app Horse Racing home page (and on desktop) by the races that have a white plus sign in a yellow circle (see below image).


When you place an each-way bet in these Extra Place Races, instead of getting the usual number of places that your horse can finish in so that you can secure a pay-out, extra places will be available.

As an example, in a typical 10-runner horse race, the rules of racing for each-way betting means that bookmakers must pay out on the first three places. However, in a Betfair Extra Place Race we will pay out on the first four, and sometimes even the first five, horses home to settle each-way bets.

Boosts and Superboosts

Another great offer to look out for is a Betfair Boost or Superboost, where the Betfair Sportsbook will enhance the odds on a particular eventuality.

Boosts can be found on most sports every day, but especially in Horse Racing and Football where we will bost a certain horse's price from 8/19.00 to 10/111.00 for example, or a trio of football teams winning at combined odds of 3/14.00 boosted from 5/23.50.

A Superboost works in exactly the same way in that the Betfair Sportsbook will boost the price of something happening, but we are far more selective with a superboost and they are usually very much in the customer's favour.

And that is because we will often superboost something that is very likely to happen - like Mo Salah to have one shot on target in a game of football or a Paul Nicholls-trained favourite to finish in the top four - from a price of say, 1/31.33 to Evens (1/12.00).

Boosts and Superboosts can be found in an event page itself - a horse race or football match page for example - but you can also find a list of all boosts for a particular sport by clicking on the Specials tab within that sport.

90 Minute Payout

One of our newest offers, 90 Minute Payout means Betfair customers who like a match odds bet needn't worry about added time in many matches in the UK and across all major European leagues.

This new market - called Match Odds 90 - will spare football bettors last-gasp disappointment knowing their bet will settle before the final whistle.

The 90 Minute Payout means that, if you backed a team that are winning on 90 minutes, your bet will be paid out no matter what happens in added time. It's a simple as that.

For more information on this fantastic new offer please watch the educational video below.

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Prices quoted in copy are correct at time of publication but liable to change.

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