Screen layout

betfair uses the same Playtech live feed as bet365 but with higher table limits, to appeal to those wishing to play for larger stakes.

The display is split into two sections - the board at the bottom and the dealer at the top.

To the left of the dealer is a section for chat. Unlike bet365, this section cannot be used to pay mini games - betfair want to keep your attention squarely on Sic Bo! To the right is a history section that shows the results of the last six spins. Above that is a countdown timer and a warning display.

The screen is busy and clearly aimed at providing players with as much information as possible. The board shows the payout and individual table limits of each bet.

The Sic Bo layout at betfair is desgined to allow high stakes gamblers to play Sic Bo with as little interruption or distraction as possible.

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Playing Sic Bo

Sic Bo at betfair is a fast and entertaining experience. There's a game every minute and you have 30 seconds between games in which to place bets.

The game timer at the top right of the screen counts down from 29 seconds. As the countdown approaches zero, a timer appears in front of the dealer, giving you one last chance to bet.

You can place bets right up to the last few seconds, though the confirmation message only appears when the counter hits zero, which can sometimes leave you unsure if your bets are placed or not.

As a number of casinos use the same live feed, there is a delay of 7 seconds between the call for No More Bets and the spin. The spin is very quick. The camera zooms in for the result and stays on the dice until the next countdown starts.

Table limits

betfair offers only one Sic Bo table but table limits of £1 to £1,000. This is a payout limit, rather than a bet limit, meaning that the maximum payout on any bet is £1,000.

To give some examples, the highest bet you could place on a Total of 6 (pays 17 to 1) would be £58 (17 x 58 = 986). The highest bet you could place on Big / Small would be £1,000 as that pays out 1 to 1.

The table limits are significantly higher than those at bet365 (the other Playtech casino) indicating that betfair is aiming to cater for VIP Sic Bo players.

Game speed

We tested betfair at different times of day and night. On most occasions, the time between games varied from 74 to 116 seconds, giving an average of 40 games per hour. However we found that at weekends the game speed could be as fast as 45 seconds, giving 80 games per hour.

The dealer changes every 20 minutes but the changes are quick and take less than 60 seconds.

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betfair offers a comprehensive 3 tier VIP rewards scheme that pays as you play. The Scheme works by giving you comp points as a rewards for betting. These comp points are then converted back into $s for players to play with or to cash out.

Rewards come at three levels - Gold, Platinum and Diamond. At the top tier, rewards include special offers, promotions and bonuses designed exclusively for high stakes players.

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betfair allow you to fund your casino account with 14 different banking methods, including Paypal, Neteller and most popular credit and debit cards. Most are instant and completely free.

The actual options available to you are determined by where you live - betfair tailors the deposit options to offer the best local methods. But wherever you live, you'll have the ability to make instant deposits completely free of charge.

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Customer Support

Customer support at betfair is exemplary, with free telephone support, email and Live chat. There's also an extensive support section that covers FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions).

betfair have dedicated in-house customer advisors available to players 24/7. These advisors are efficient, knowledgeable and polite - in our dealings with them, responses were prompt and all questions were answered thoroughly and accurately.

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The dealers at betfair change every 20 minutes, offering players a wide variety of personalities. The dealers each have their own individual presentation style - some are quiet, others cheerful, some very talkative.

The last call for bets is very clear and the button press is shown before the camera zooms in for the spin.


As with bet365, betfair offers an in-game chat option that allows you to interact with the dealer.

The chat box is smaller than at other casinos, but the process is the same - you type in your message and the dealer's replies are shown in the box.

We also found that the dealers sometimes responded verbally to our texts.

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betfair also offers multiple live versions of Baccarat and Roulette, plus Blackjack and Casino Hold'em.

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Why play at betfair casino?

betfair is a progressive, forward thinking operation that offers entertainment, value for money and customer satisfaction, whilst always looking for new and unique ways to set it apart from the competition.

Staying at the top of the game for over a decade is no mean feat, and this is in large part due to betfair never settling for what has been successful in the past, but taking that success forward into new products. Unique and innovative products, quick, easy and 100% secure banking options, and a fantastic player reward program, all add up to a premier class casino that we rate above all others.

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