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Betfair Country & Territory Restrictions: Where Is It legal?

Where is Betfair legal and illegal? Find out about all of Betfair’s restricted countries and territories by using our handy checker tool.

Detailed info on legal and illegal countries also included along with bonus restrictions and currencies accepted by Betfair.

Betfair Restricted Country Checker:

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  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • American Samoa
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Antigua
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Chinese Taipei
  • Columbia
  • Congo Republic
  • Costa Rica
  • Cote D’Ivoire
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Democratic R. of Congo
  • Denmark
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guyana
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Haiti
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Ivory Coast
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau
  • Macedonia
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Malta
  • Martinique
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Myanmar
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • North Korea
  • Norther Ireland
  • Norway
  • Pakistan
  • Palestinian
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Republic Of Ireland
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Tonga
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • UAE
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • Uruguay
  • US Virgin Islands
  • Uzbekistan
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Virgin Islands
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
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Which countries are legal at Betfair?

Bookmakers in general tend to enshrine within their terms and conditions a clause which states that it is up to each individual punter to ensure that it is legal to access their sites within the punter’s country of residence. Betfair are no different and state that;

It is your responsibility to verify that you are permitted to bet with us according to the jurisdiction of your domicile or habitual residence.

In order to help you in working out whether you can legally access the Betfair site, the following is a list of legal countries from which Betfair do accept customers:

  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Egypt
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Guatemala
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom

Note: whilst this list is correct at time of writing, it is important to note that gambling law and legislation is always subject to change and thus some countries may be removed or added over time.

Which countries are illegal or restricted at Betfair?

If your country’s name is not featured on the above list, it does not necessarily mean that you are prevented from accessing Betfair’s services. The following, however, are nations from which it definitively is illegal to create an account or bet with the bookmaker:

  • Canada
  • China
  • Cote D’Ivoire
  • Cuba
  • DR Congo
  • Eritrea
  • France
  • Greenland
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • North Korea
  • Portugal
  • Somalia
  • Sudan
  • Turkey

As with our previous list, this one is also subject to change and it is always worth checking the legal situation regarding online gambling in your own country before betting.

Currencies Accepted With Betfair

It should now be abundantly apparent, therefore, that Betfair do cater to customers from many nations around the globe. In order to better serve those customers, too, the bookmaker allow for the use of a variety of different currencies on their site. Those currencies are as follows:

  • Australian Dollars (AUD)
  • Danish Kroner (DKK)
  • Euro (EUR)
  • Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)
  • Swedish Kronor (SKK)
  • UK Pounds (GBP)
  • US Dollars (USD)

Betfair do, therefore, cater for a reasonable of different currencies in order to suit their international customers. To find out what deposit options are available see our Betfair review.

Bonus Restrictions

As well as assessing legality and finding out whether Betfair allow for the use of your native currency, another factor to consider is whether their promotions and offers are available in your country of residence.

There is not hard and fast list of what bonuses are applicable in what countires where Betfair is concerned but what we can tell you is the Betfair free bet offer in the UK and Ireland will be different for that on offer in Germany for example.

The only way to find out what you can or can’t get is to click the link below as you’ll be redirected automatically to the relevant bonus for your territory…

Want to see what bonus you can claim? Click here to find out now!

General Overview

Licensing Information

Betfair’s online sportsbook is licensed under the company name of PPB Counterparty Services Limited. It is licensed and regulated by the Malta Gaming Authority and has the registered address of Triq il-Kappillan Mifsud, St Venera, SVR 185, Malta. For UK customers, it is also licensed and regulated by the British Gambling Commission.

Ownership Information

The UK’s largest online bookmaker for a number of years, Betfair was subject to a merger-cum-takeover in 2015. The British based company merged with Irish bookmaker Paddy Power in a transaction which was structured as a takeover of Betfair by the Irish company. The larger entity, therefore, is now called Paddy Power Betfair.

Operating Information

Due to the aforementioned merger, it is a tale of two cities when it comes to the operational headquarters of Betfair. The larger Paddy Power Betfair is run out of Dublin in Ireland but Betfair itself still has a head office in Hammersmith, West London.

Author: David Lenton

David Lenton
David 'the Cheeky Punter' Lenton is an ex professional online sports bettor and trader with over 15 years of experience in the industry. He has also worked for a number of top bookmakers including Bet365, Ladbrokes, William Hill and Coral. With such a long time spent dedicated to the gambling industry no one is better placed when it comes to advising punters. Follow on Twitter @thecheekypunter