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Betfair Poker app

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New poker app from Betfair

Overall impression

Graphics - 90%
Gameplay - 90%
Bonuses - 92%
Value - 87%
Summary:

If you want a fast, reliable app for playing poker anywhere, you should seriously consider this poker app from Betfair.

89%
Operator
Name: Betfair
Betfair Poker Android app download instructions

1. Go to www.poker.betfair.com and register for your account. Sign up is quick and simple & needed to claim your welcome bonus
2. Press the settings on your phones browser
3. Go to the add to home screen option and press ok
4. You now have a quick link to the Betfair mobile poker app

Betfair, one of the worlds largest gambling companies bring you the Betfair Poker app. It’s available for all mobiles and tablets including Windows mobile, iOS devices and all Android handset and tablets. The app brings you all the excitement of playing real money Poker on your mobile whilst offering you an intuitive and secure gaming experience. New to Betfair? Well that’s good news as you may be eligible for a new customer welcome bonus. Just head to www.poker.betfair.com and click the join now button. The offers vary from country to country and change regularly so check the app, mobile site or website for the latest offers. You will find regular tournament offers and also existing customer promotions available so it is well worth keeping an eye out for these.

This bookmaker may be better known for the sports betting side, but don’t let that put you off. This app is part of a massive poker network where you can play against millions of players from all around the globe. There may be better looking apps out there with more flashy graphics, but don’t let this put you off.

Downloading the app on to your mobile & tablet

Betfair poker are one of the growing number of poker providers who are opting to have both a downloadable app and also a quick play browser version. For Android users, there is no Betfair poker APK yet, just the quick play browser option. This isn’t a bad thing, it just means you don’t need to download an app you just play via your phones browser. It saves phone memory and some prefer not to have an app. You can add Betfair poker mobile to your home-screen for quick access like above. This option will work on any Android mobile or tablet including all popular Google Nexus, Samsung Galaxy range, Sony, HTC and Motorola.

If you are an iOS user with an iPhone, iPad or iPod, you too can play the browser based version, or you can also download an app via iTunes. The quickest way to do this is first create your account at www.poker.betfair.com then once you have that, click on the download from iTunes button and press get like any other app. Once downloaded, you can log in with your new account details.

Why play on the Betfair poker app?

Betfair use iPoker software on their poker app. This means it’s a brand you can trust. They make poker software for lot’s of providers and are highly regarded in the gambling world. They also offer one of the most stable platforms that enables you to play with millions of other players from all around the world. If you add this to the generous welcome bonus, the reputable Betfair name and the excellent game play available on the poker app from Betfair, you get a winning package. On top of this, Betfair also offer players the VIP treatment too. When you sign up, you are automatically enrolled in the VIP program and the VIP Club is there to reward your loyalty every single month in the form of cold, hard cash. There’s no need to opt-in – all players are part of the Club automatically. The VIP Club is available on the mobile app and also the website and is made up of 3 Monthly levels Bronze, Silver and Gold. Each VIP Level has a monthly Status Point requirement to achieve that specific Level. Your Level is calculated on a daily basis. The good news is that you can move up a VIP Level at any time, but your level can only be reduced at the end of the month.

App design & features

As soon as you launch Betfair poker, either from the downloaded app or via the mobile you know you are playing with quality. You enter the lobby where you can choose your game type you want to play. Here you can choose from Six Plus Hold’em, Twister, Cash, Speed Cash or select a tournament. Each game allows you to pick your preferred table size and buy in. If you click on the browse list, you can then see a full list of available tables to choose from. You need to make sure you have a funded account before you can get to a table and play. Buy ins start from as low as €0.02 and you will always find a good range of tables, regardless of the time of day. Players on the app are part of the iPoker network so they are mostly a good level of player. You will find varying levels of players across the tables but don’t expect everyone to be a novice. The app is really simple to play on. It is a matter of funding your account, finding your table and then joining.

The Betfair poker app for Android & iOS has one of the most customisable designs we have come across. You can set the app up to work just how you want to work. Once you have registered and signed in, if you click on the menu button on the left, scroll to settings and in here you can really customise the app. It allows you to choose your own home screen, avatar, set a time bank and even choose what kind of cards you play with.

This poker app from Betfair – both iOS & Android/mobile app is a real money poker app. There is no option for play money available.

Features

  • Cash and Speed Poker games available 24/7
  • VIP Club
  • Welcome pack and promotions
  • Exclusive monthly offers
  • Fast, safe & secure
  • Win up to 1000 x your buy in with Twister Poker

The latest update to the app really has fixed any bugs that players did bring up in the past. No longer does the app lag or crash, it is very smooth now and reliable. The last thing you need is the app freezing when you are mid game and sat at a table.

Available Game types

All available via the Betfair Android poker app & iOS variant – Six Plus Hold’em, Twister, Cash, Speed Cash poker.

One of our favourite games is twister poker. Games are easy to play and you could win up to x 1000 your buy-in just for taking down a three man sit & go. To play, enter the Twister area of the Betfair Poker lobby via the app, then choose your stake. The prize pool will then be chosen at random before the tournament starts.  It could range from x 2 all the way to x 1000 your buy-in. Play the tournament and if you win, claim the cash – winner takes all.

You can also compete for missions on the app too and win prize money when you have completed them.

Deposits, withdrawals & banking on the app

Betfair have a wide range of options to deposit and withdraw from your account. These include Debit Cards such as VISA, Maestro, Solo, Laser, Credit Cards including VISA, MasterCard, PayPal, eMoney and wallets like Moneybookers, NETELLER, ClickandBuy, Skrill, Bank Transfer/Western Union and Cheque.

Bonus information

Like most poker operators, new customers get a helping hand and Betfair is no exception. See www.poker.betfair.com for the most recent offers and promotions. Like we say, these change all of the time but are among some of the best in the poker world.

App compatibility

Compatible Android devices – Any Android running 2.0 or higher including

Samsung: Galaxy S5, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus, Galaxy Note, Galaxy J3, Galaxy A3, Galaxy J5
Huawei: P9, P9 lite, P9 Plus, Y3, P8 Lite, P8
Sony: Xperia E5, Xperia X Compact, Xperia XZ, Xperia X, Xperia XA,
Motorola: Moto G4, X Force, X Style, Moto G4 Play
LG: G5 SE, Nexus 5X, G Flex 2
HTC: 10, One A9S, Desire 530,
Other: Vodafone Smart platinum 7, BlackBerry PRIV, Pixel Phone by Google, DTEK 50, ZTE Axon 7 Mini, ZTE Blade V7 Lite

Compatible iOS devices

iPhone: SE, 5, 5s, 5c, 6, 6s, 6s Plus, 7, 7 plus, 8, X
iPad: Pro, iPad mini, Mini 2, 3, 4, iPad Air, Air 2, original iPad

This list is not extensive and conclusive, the app will run on any newer Android mobile or tablet and any iOS device. To check if your device will run the app, head to Betfair poker and download it and see – it’s the only way to check.

So should you use the app? Well yes we think so. It gives you access to one of the most popular, best renowned networks with millions of players and a name you can trust.

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