BF Sportsbook is part of a well-known betting exchange Betfair and begins its history from 2013.
As of today, this bookie enjoys a tangible popularity among professional gamblers, so my today’s review would be dedicated this bookmaker.
Since BF Sportsbook integrated into Betfair, the website logically doesn’t differ from this betting exchange. By the word “integrated”, I mean that the player creates one account in the system with shared balance for both betting exchange and bookmaker.
What concerns usability of the site, personally I have no problems with that since I’ve been using the aforementioned betting exchange for a long time. However, I think that beginners are unlikely to have any issues with the interface of bookmaker’s website.
Pros of BF Sportsbook
Reliability. Betfair operates in the gambling market since 2000 and during that time it managed to gain an excellent reputation, which is confirmed by numerous reviews of its customers.
Naturally, if you trust the money BF Sportsbook, then you don’t have to worry about their safety because you cooperate not with some one-day bookie, but with one of the “sharks” of the gambling business.
Plenty of arbs. I can’t say that this bookmaker is pretty ahead of its competitors by the number of arbs with its participation, but in general, it is quite good. Especially it concerns live mode, as in prematch bookmaker analysts have time to quickly correct odds.
By the way, if we talk about arbs, sometimes BFS overestimates the odds on European handicaps of popular events, and as a result, very good arbitrage situations are formed.
No verification problems. If the bookie has no serious claims to your account, it often asks to send only the standard set of documents for verification in the form of a scanned passport photo and sometimes utility bill.
Herewith, usually the account verification itself is quite fast, that can clearly be attributed to the advantages of this bookie.
Quick live bets acceptance. Undoubtedly, the benefit of this bookmaker can be attributed to the fact that live bets are accepted pretty fast (about 2 seconds).
It is very important for those who work with live arbs because this type of arbitrage situations characterized by rapid odds change, and the arber should have time to place bets.
Cash out feature. The bookie has a pretty useful option called cash out. I won’t go into detail here what it is and what are the benefits of this feature because all this info has already been in my other article.
Cons of BF Sportsbook
Cut the limits. BF Sportsbook is not so loyal towards pros and therefore cuts arber’s accounts.
Another question is that unlike many other colleagues/competitors, this bookie reduces the limits not so actively, so the arber can avoid cutting long enough if he doesn’t pay too much attention to himself.
By the way, when it comes to BF Sportsbook max stake limit, I’d like to point out here one moment. In order to check the maximum stake size on a particular outcome, you need to enter a large amount in the coupon field and click on any area of the coupon.
Incorrect display of max stake amount for live. I don’t know why it happens, but sometimes the bookie incorrectly displays the maximum stake amount for in-play events. So I’d personally recommend arbers to make the first bet on BF Sportsbook, and then on the other bookie, which is participating in the arb.
Rather to the peculiarities than disadvantages I’d have attributed the fact that this bookmaker often allows betting more on Moneyline (1-X-2) than on totals and handicaps.
As you can see, BF Sportsbook has a number of advantages due to which it attracts thousands of pros from all over the world.
However, the bookie also has some disadvantages, so each arber has to decide whether it will work for him. My task was only to tell you about all the pros and cons of this bookmaker.