Betfair Help Centre

What is 'time out'?

If you feel the need to take a short break from gambling we offer the ability to ‘time out’, this enables you to block your account for a 24hr, 48hr, 7 day or 30 day period.

During this time you will be unable to bet on any Betfair products.

Please be aware, if you have unmatched Exchange bets these will be cancelled and the funds returned to your account balance during a time out. Any (part) matched bets will stand.

Please note you will not be able to reverse this ‘time out’ during the period entered.

To take advantage of this restriction please take the following steps:

  1. Login to your Account
  2. Select ‘My Betfair Account’ from the ‘My Account’ drop down within the Header of the site
  3. Select ‘Player Protection’
  4. Choose the most appropriate option for you.

For further information please click here.

Please be aware that if you apply any player protection tool to your Betfair account it will not automatically apply to your Paddy Power account. If you wish to set a player protection tool you can do so via your Paddy Power account online or alternatively, Customer Services can set this for you.