The Betfair Casino is a no-download site, so as long as you have a functional web browser (and the fact that you’re reading this suggests you do) you can simply sign up and start playing. There are two lounges that you can play in here. The Main Lounge offers more than 40 traditional casino games with the same kind of rules you’d expect at any other online casino. The Zero Lounge offers just four games, but with a 0% house edge – more on those later!
The graphics at the Betfair Casino are realistic, smooth and impressive even when you expand your browser to maximum screen size. Audio is also very good. The voice of the dealer is appealing and the sound effects are very realistic. There is even an option to have ambient noise playing in the background – something you don’t get at all instant casinos by any means.
All games here at Betfair Casino can be played for fun or for real money, so you can effectively “try before you buy” – a handy feature if you fancy playing a game you aren’t yet familiar with. Should you ever run into difficulty, either with the games themselves or with your account (neither of which is likely if our experience is anything to go by), the Betfair Casino customer service team is very good and will help you to resolve your problem quickly and courteously.
As we said earlier, Betfair Casino has a couple of unique offerings that you won’t find anywhere else. The first is the Zero Lounge. This is where you can play Baccarat, Blackjack, Video Poker (Jacks or Better) or Roulette with no house edge. This is possible because the games have been tweaked in favour of the player – for example, by removing the zero from the roulette wheel. Minimum stakes in these games are higher than when you play in the Main Lounge, but serious players will be delighted that they have no house edge to fight against.
The second is the ability to bet on certain casino games as a spectator using exchange betting rules. For example, you can watch four hands of Texas Hold’em being played out and play bets on which hand you think will win or lose at various stages (pre-flop, post-flop, after the turn card, and so on). You do all of this via the Exchange Games tab on the Betfair page, but you use the same account and username so it counts as a valuable extra in our book.
Add in some generous promotions, including a 100% first deposit bonus and competitions to win prizes such as iPods and plasma screen televisions and there is plenty at Betfair Casino to keep you smiling for months. Innovative and from one of the most reliable companies in the betting industry, Betfair Casino is well worth exploring.