Age Policy

It is illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to open an account or to gamble on Betfair.
Betfair takes its responsibilities in this regard very seriously, and we carry out age-verification checks upon registration.
Betfair reserves the right to request proof of age documentation from any client at any time and to suspend any accounts until this is provided. We further reserve the right to forfeit all transactions and return all deposits minus withdrawals to anyone under the age of 18*.

We understand that minors can often use our phones, tablets and laptops.
At Betfair we advise and encourage our customers to prevent minors from accessing gambling.

Tips for protecting minors:
  • Always log out of your gambling account/s and keep your username, password and deposit details out of reach of minors.
  • Talk to your children openly about the legality and potential damages of gambling and underage gambling.
  • Install blocking software which allows you to control and block access to, amongst other things, gambling sites both on PC and mobile.
  • Find out more at BigDeal, an organisation run by GamCare, offer gambling information, advice and support for young people.

Here is a list of gambling-specific blocking software. Some of these are available free, whilst some might ask you to pay:

Gamblock (Windows computers and Android phones)

BetBlocker (Windows, Linux and Mac)

Net Nanny™ Netnanny is a general blocking software and has capability on Windows computers, ioS, and Android phones.

Gamban Betfair and Flutter offer a free 6 month subscription to download Gamban on an unlimited number of devices. For additional timeframes, please reach out to our customer support team.

Information, advice, and guidance can also be accessed through the National Gambling Helpline:
UK: 0808 8020 133
Ireland: 1800 936 725

*In Greece, it is illegal for anyone under the age of 22 to open an account or to gamble with Betfair.