Betfair Casino App for iPhone or iPad (iOS)
|Required||iOS 8.1 or later
|Last Updated||March 29, 2017
|New Features||Push notification and geo-location improvements and bug fixes.|
Betfair Casino is a regulated and legal NJ online casino site. It is debatably the biggest site operating under the industry leading Golden Nugget AC online gambling license.
UK-based Betfair is no stranger to the mobile casino market, and it shows. Its New Jersey casino app practically sings, which is quite the accomplishment given that it houses over 120 games.
We just wish that the game selection on Betfair’s mobile app wasn’t so heavily weighted toward slots. But given the app’s overall design, features, and performance, we’ll assume most players will be willing to overlook this minor deterrent.ger, but from the looks of it, Virgin Casino is working hard to expand its mobile library.
Betfair Casino App Screenshots
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The bonus remains valid for 60 days after it’s deposited in player accounts, after which time it will expire.
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Betfair offers mobile players the single biggest first-time deposit bonus in New Jersey. Players will be entitled to a 100 percent match up to $1,500.
Players must wager the full amount 20 times on slots before the funds become eligible for withdrawal. This equates to a 5 percent cashback deal — meaning that players who grind out a 95 percent return slot should expect, on balance, to break even. Of course there is a strong possibility they’ll turn a profit.
Other game formats contribute at a lower rate. Roulette wagers contribute 50 percent, and all other table games, including video poker, just 10 percent. Therefore, it’s probably in a player’s best interest to clear their bonus wagering on slots.
In either case, players are allotted plenty of time to clear their bonus: a full 90 days.
Three areas where Betfair Casino mobile exceeds the competition
- Fast: Betfair clearly optimized its NJ casino app, as both its menus and games load quite quickly. That’s saying something, considering the app is stocked with account management features, not to mention, over 120 games.
- Accessible: It’s pretty rare for a mobile app to be more smartly designed than its desktop counterpart. But on Betfair mobile, practically everything, from most account menus, to game groupings, is just a single tap away. Despite this, the app does not feel cluttered.
- Exclusive content: Betfair offers more exclusive slot titles than any other NJ casino app we reviewed.
Three areas where Betfair Casino mobile could be better
The pros of Betfair Casino’s mobile app vastly outweigh the cons, but that’s not to say there aren’t a few small areas where it could be improved.
- Download size: As far as NJ casino apps go, Betfair’s offering is on the large size. In fact, it’s the largest of any app in the industry. The Android file clocks in at around 45 megs, while the iOS version will take up over 75 megs of space. Still, that’s a relatively minute amount of space on most modern devices, where 8 -64 gigabytes is standard.
- Promotions: Betfair isn’t big on promotions, and when it does offer them, they’re not always very appealing. Players will find that most of their value will come from the site’s loyalty program, which is excellent.
- Table game selection: Betfair is known for its exclusive and one-off table game selection, so it was a little disappointing to see that only roulette and blackjack made the transition to mobile.
Mobile games on Betfair Casino NJ
Betfair offers an ample amount of slots, and a few other games. Overall, its mobile game library ranks slightly above average.
Slots are the bread and butter of the Betfair Casino NJ mobile app. At present, there are well over 100 slots available for mobile play, with more added regularly.
At this juncture, it’s pretty safe to say that if a slot launches on the main site, there’s a strong chance it will find its way to mobile shortly thereafter.
New slots are prominently displayed in the app’s lobby. Recent listings include:
- Lucky Tree
- Divine Fortune (Progressive)
- Epic Monopoly II
- Cleopatra Plus
- Wild Wild West: The Great Train Heist
Betfair is no slouch when it comes to offering old standbys either. Patrons will be happy to know that the same games they’ve been playing for years, can now be played from anywhere in New Jersey.
- Wheel of Fortune: Triple Extreme Spin
- Davinci Diamonds
- Double Diamond
As is the case with all NJ casino apps, Betfair’s slot lobby is mostly comprised of penny slots, where a healthy portion of the return is wrapped up in one or more bonus features. Be prepared for some volatility.
Players will find that they have a lot more wagering options on Betfair’s mobile app versus an Atlantic City casino. Full cover bets can be made for as little as a quarter, and as much as $50 or more.
Betfair Casino’s mobile video poker lobby is pretty bare bones, comprised of just four single-line games.
On a positive note, all games feature returns of ~99 percent or more under optimal player condition. That, and they’re the Game King versions of the games, which we consider superior.
- Jacks or Better (highest return)
- Bonus Poker
- Double Bonus Poker
- Double Double Bonus Poker
Admittedly, we expected a bit more, as Betfair features significantly more VP games, including a couple of exclusives, on its desktop client.
Betfair is known for supporting an eclectic blend of lesser-known table games on its main New Jersey site. Unfortunately, none of these one-off titles were ported to mobile.
What we’re left with are five of the better blackjack and roulette games available on mobile:
- Blackjack Classic Touch
- Blackjack Touch Single Deck
- Roulette Royale
All of these games rank at or near the top of their class with regards to RTP (return-to-player). The blackjack games all offer returns of approximately 99.5 percent or higher, assuming basic strategy. Roulette games feature just one zero, effectively trimming the house edge down to a scant 2.7 percent.
As far as the game controls, it’s pretty clear that the touch titles were designed specifically with the mobile user in mind. The ports are a bit clunkier, but not to the point where they’ll cause players headaches.
Betfair Casino mobile system requirements
Betfair is a hefty app, so it doesn’t surprise that the system requirements tend toward the higher side.
The first thing players will need is an Android or iOS powered device, as the software doesn’t support any other mobile platform. Secondly, the device will need enough storage space to hold a pretty chunky app: 75 megs on iOS, ~45 megs on Android.
Lastly, the smartphone/tablet will need a fairly modern version of the Android or iOS operating system. Presently, iOS users must have version 8.1 or higher installed. That’s just a couple versions behind the latest version.
There’s only one NJ casino app on the market that has higher versioning requirements, and that’s the newer, and feature intensive Play SugarHouse.
Betfair Casino mobile user interface
There’s a strong argument to be made that Betfair’s mobile interface is better than its equivalent on desktop.
The Betfair difference is felt from the moment a player logs in.
Located in the main lobby are handy top and bottom bars, that provide links to various game libraries and account management features. Games are grouped not only by type, but by popularity and exclusivity.
Below the top bar, are a series of game icons. These icons are divided into two groups; one for new games, located conveniently toward the top of the screen, followed by a listing of Betfair Casino’s most popular mobile games. It works.
As for the account management features, they’re as numerous as what’s found on desktop. Bottom bar options include Promotions and VIP Club, while players can access the app’s cashier from either the main interface or the side menu.
Game interfaces vary, depending on the title’s manufacturer, but in all cases, they’re easy to get a handle of. Options such as sound, rules, pay tables, and Autoplay are often grouped together, and there are controls to handle bet denominations and player decisions.
All in all, about the best interface we’ve seen on any NJ casino app.
Is Betfair Casino mobile app stable?
No major stability problems were encountered. However, there were a few minor quirks that caught our attention:
- There is a new location verification check every time a game is opened. The geolocation process eats up a few seconds each time.
- Games are prone to the occasional hangup. Once or twice we couldn’t back out of a game without closing the app.
- Some games have demo, or free, mode — some don’t.
It is worth noting, that when the app is working properly — and that’s most of the time — it’s performance is nearly unparalleled. Menus load in the blink of an eye, and there are very few lost frames or technical hiccups during play.
Installing the Betfair Casino NJ mobile app
For the most part, yes. Although it does entail a few extra steps on Android.
In order to get started:
- Navigate to BetfairCasino.com from an Android or iOS powered device.
- From there, click on any game title.
- A screen will prompt users to download the app from the App Store (iOS) or for Android.
- Before downloading for Android, users must navigate to their Settings -> Security, turn on Unknown Sources, and then pull down the notification panel from the top of the screen, and tap the Betfair download package.
- iOS users can skip this process, and have the option to download the app directly from iTunes.
- Install the Betfair package and run the app from the applications menu.
Tip: Players that cannot open the download package may want to consider grabbing a File Manager app. Generally speaking, players should have no issue opening and installing any NJ mobile casino download file from one of these programs.
Cashiering on Betfair Casino NJ mobile
When it comes to depositing options, Betfair’s mobile casino offers more than a few:
- ACH (eCheck): Quick and reliable way of getting funds on and off site. Instant approvals. Checking account required.
- Betfair Prepaid Card: Well suited for players who are having trouble depositing via more traditional methods. No physical card is required for Betfair Casino mobile deposits. Physical card can be used for ATM withdrawals and wherever Discover is accepted.
- Visa/MasterCard credit and debit card: Quick, easy, but not so reliable. Visa transactions are especially known to fail.
- Bank transfer: Players must enable Online Bill Pay from a participating bank to use this option.
- Skrill: Third-party payment processor. A 2.9 percent fee on MasterCard/Visa loads applies.
- PayNearMe: A 100 percent reliable means of getting funds on Betfair Casino. Only problem is players will have to conduct a person-to-person transaction with a 7-Eleven agent.
- Cash at the Cage: Load fund with cash at the Golden Nugget casino cage in Atlantic City.
- Wire transfer: Players can wire funds from their bank account to Betfair’s.
- Other: Betfair also accepts cashier checks, money orders, bankers drafts, and personal checks in US dollars. Just expect to wait about 7-10 days if using one of these methods to deposit.
Withdrawal options are somewhat more limited, but still varied enough to suit most players:
- ACH (eChecks): Fast turnaround time.
- Betfair Prepaid Card: Capped at two withdrawals a day. Fastest turnaround time.
- Check by mail: Can take 7-10 business days to reach players.
- Cash at the Cage: Pick up funds at the land-based Golden Nugget in Atlantic City.
|Required||iOS 8.0 or later
|Last Updated||May 02, 2017
|New Features||Improved Login
Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements