Betfair is one of the flagship brands of Flutter Entertainment, a company that also owns other popular gaming brands like Paddy Power and SkyBet. Betfair started operations in the year 2000, ad currently operates one of the biggest betting exchanges in the world, along with a sportsbook and an online casino. Given its worldwide popularity, Indian players too would be willing to try out the website. Is Betfair available in India?
Getting access to it can be a bit difficult.
Is Betfair available in India?
Sadly, Betfair is currently unavailable for players residing in India. Any attempt to open the Betfair website displays an `Access denied´ message, saying that the site does not accept bets from the country you reside in.
While the website was previously operational in India and accepted Indian players, it withdrew services almost two years back. The exact reason for this exit is not known.
Is there any other way I can access Betfair from India
Like all other gaming websites, Betfair tracks your IP address to determine your location and blocks access to the site if you are residing in India. However, players can use proxy servers, or Virtual Private Networks, also known as VPNs, to access Betfair. These servers and networks route your request to the site via an intermediary, thus masking your real IP address. The website does not know your real IP address, and hence you can easily access the site.
However, it is not always advisable to access the sites via proxies or VPNs, because while you may be able to access the site and place bets, you may face issues while requesting a withdrawal, as you will need to give your account or card details, which will obviously be Indian, and your request might not be processed.
Is Betfair available in India? Getting to it is technically possible but maybe not worth the effort. In the absence of Betfair, you can try out betting exchanges run by 888sport and 1xBet for Indian players