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  • How do I open an account?

    You can create an account with us one of the following ways: simply clicking here going to our homepage ( and click on "Join Now" on the top right corner of the page. You'll be directed to our registration page where you need to e more

  • What should I do to protect my personal computer?

    Your computer has the potential to become the target of an attack by a criminal hacker. Their goal might be to capture your personal information, use your machine to attack others or it could even be used to store illegal data. Here's what you can do more

  • Why can I only view the latest prices logged in with a funded account?

    Only customers logged into an active funded account will be able to view the latest Betfair prices. We do this to discourage extreme usage of Betfair website data by software programs that don’t use Betfair to bet. Your account becomes an ‘active more

  • How should I protect my personal information?

    Your personal information is valuable, both to you and to fraudsters. Betfair understands this, and we have developed secure processes which further reduce the risk of your details getting into the wrong hands. For example, our processes ensure that more

  • What is my TAN (Telephone Account Number)?

    Your TAN (Telephone Account Number) is a unique code that allows you to bet via our Telephone Betting Service. To use your account over the phone you must quote your TAN when calling our Telephone Betting Desk. This number can be found as follows: L more

  • Can I change my username?

    For accounts that already have a username, unfortunately, you will not be able to change this. However, if your username is an e-mail address we would like you to take a few minutes to create a new username. To do this you just need to follow some more

  • How can I better protect myself online?

    Be aware of phishing emails. Betfair emails will be sent in the same format and structure at all times. We will never request you to update your details/passwords by clicking on a link via email. If at any time you wish to update information always l more

  • Why do you need my personal details?

    Every person who wants to use Betfair must first open an account. Transparency is a key pillar of our business and we hold all the relevant details of all our customers. This is of benefit to you as well: all your details are securely stored so that more

  • How do I report a security incident?

    If you believe that you have discovered a vulnerability in a Betfair product or have a security incident to report, email Please include a detailed summary of the issue, including the name of the product (e.g. Exchange, Sportsbook, more

  • What are Trojans?

    This attack is derived from the classical myth of the Trojan Horse. Trojans are applications that masquerade as legitimate and often interesting software. Links or attachments in emails from people you dont know should always be treated with suspicio more

  • What is Spyware?

    Spyware is another type of Trojan that performs activities on your computer without your knowledge. Typically, Spyware monitors your computing habits to gather personal information. This can be analysed to provide advertising information, collect cre more

  • What is Adware?

    This is also a type of Trojan. Adware refers to software which automatically plays, displays, or downloads advertising material to your computer. Adware is usually comes bundled with freeware software to generate advertising income. Follow the tips i more

  • What is Phishing?

    Phishing attacks are carried out by an attacker who sends a genuine looking communication, such as an email, to their victim claiming to be from a company with which they have dealings, e.g., Betfair. These spoofed emails will ask you to “verify yo more

  • How can I identify phishing e-mails?

    A Phishing (or spoofed) email will try to represent a well-known company such as Betfair and request personal information from you, the customer. The following are some characteristics to help you identify Phishing emails: Common or general greeting more

  • How can I identify phishing websites?

    The following are some characteristics of Phishing websites. Hidden Address bar Many Phishing websites disable the browser’s ‘address bar’, meaning that the address of the website you are visiting is not visible to you. This is deliberate so th more

  • What is a DDoS attack?

    A DDOS (Designated Denial of Service) Attack is a technique used by criminals to disrupt or crash websites. It works by sending millions of page requests to a website (just like when you hit F5 to refresh a webpage), until it eventually crashes. You more

  • How do I raise a complaint?

    We like to ensure that all our customers are fully satisfied with the products and service that we offer. However we recognise that there are those rare occasions where we have not been able to meet your expectations. Where this is the case we would more

  • Betfair is removing support for SSLv3? Am I affected?

    Why will old browser versions no longer be able to access Betfair’s website? Betfair is removing support for SSLv3 starting from November 2015.  SSLv3 is an encryption mechanism released in 1996 that is used to help secure information as it passe more

  • What is an ‘Inactive’ account fee?

    If you have not logged in to your Betfair account in over 13 consecutive months, your account is considered ‘Inactive’. Once an account is inactive, your Betfair account balance will be charged a fee each month until you: login and reactivate, more

  • Can I monitor logins to my account?

    We've added a handy new feature under the 'My Security' section which lets you review all of the access to your Betfair account. Essentially, you can check this section to verify the date, time, country and Internet Protocol Address for each login. I more

  • My Betfair Rewards FAQ

    How do I choose a package? You can choose your package in the “My Betfair Rewards” section of My Account. The details of each package are laid out on the page so you can compare the different bonuses, commission and rewards available. Once you ma more

  • Combined business of Flutter Entertainment and The Stars Group - FAQs

    Frequently Asked Questions around the combined business of Flutter Entertainment and The Stars Group   Please click here to see FAQs related to Responsible Gambling.   Does the merger mean I need to do anything as a customer to continue playi more

  • North Macedonia closure FAQs

    1. Why is your site no longer accessible from Macedonia? We can no longer offer our product to customers with a Macedonia country of residence or customers located in Macedonia. 2. I don't live in North Macedonia anymore; will I be able to continue more