Betfair – Why Work For Us?

Passionate about sport. Innovative in our approach. Ready to be amazed. Betfair is a different sort of betting business.

There are many parts to the Betfair story; market-changing products, technological innovation, a continual understanding of the potential needs of customers, but overall it is a story of success. In a short space of time, it has grown from an idea to a financially secure organisation making good on global ambitions.

Headquartered in London, England, but with offices all over the world, we’re a truly global business. And, while we offer a range of online betting products from casino games to poker, and mobile apps to interactive racing TV, we couldn’t be further removed from the traditional bookmaker. That’s because the way we do business removes the need for one all together.

We’re talking about the betting exchange. The original innovation behind Betfair, it was the first of many revolutionary ideas – and it’s just one of the reasons that we’re now home to the biggest betting community in the world. With a customer base of over 4 million plus more than 2,000 employees and operations in Australia, the US, Ireland, Romania, the UK, Portugal and Gibraltar as well as Malta, things are only going to get better.

Betfair is one of the world’s largest international online sports betting providers and pioneered the first successful Betting Exchange in 2000. The Betting Exchange, where customers come together in order to bet at odds sought by themselves or offered by other customers, has eliminated the need for a traditional bookmaker. Driven by world-leading technology the company now processes over five million transactions a day from its three million registered customers around the world. In addition to sports betting, Betfair offers a portfolio of innovative products including casino, exchange games, arcade and poker.

That’s especially true in the States, where business is booming. We already run one of the largest interactive wagering companies in the country, TVG, and across all of our products, we process more transactions every day than the New York Stock Exchange. It’s big business – and it’s about to get bigger. Our offices in Denver, Los Angeles and Portland are getting ready to kick it up a notch as we expand TVG and launch the betting exchange Stateside.

 

We are committed to your development.

We know where we want to be as a business – ahead of everyone else in our industry. It’s not something we can do on our own. So to get there, we need to work, grow and improve together.

Working here you will be challenged everyday to work collaboratively and leverage the most out of opportunities, helping us to make the right decisions, at the right time and in the right way.

In return you will work and learn with industry experts on projects you can feel proud and passionate about. We develop our people to work on everything from skills and capabilities through to behaviors and relationship management. This means real development and progression in an evolving industry.

We firmly believe that no one knows better how to improve our business than the people working in it. That’s why we regularly ask for our employees input, which helps drive performance even higher.

You make your own luck here with your drive and intelligence being matched by a collective ambition to succeed.

We’re all driven by a desire to give our customers the best products and services in sports betting.

Our culture reflects the nature of our business. So we’re all enthusiastic about sport, technology and betting. And we’re all dedicated to giving our customers the best products and services. Acting with fairness and integrity in every aspect of our operations is a big part of what we do. 

In every Betfair office, talented, passionate individuals come together to keep us forging ahead. It’s a tall order and we think each and every one of them deserves to be inspired, engaged and developed in their work. That’s why we’ve worked so hard to make Betfair a friendly, welcoming place to be. 

The rewards for joining Betfair US are exceptional.

Our pay and benefits are generous, reflecting the success we’ve already had and that which we envision for the future. But what we offer goes far beyond cold hard cash – as a business, we want to look after our people. Which is why we offer benefits that include:

 

  • 25 days holiday (varies according to location)
  • Cash bonus scheme
  • Comprehensive medical insurance
  • Travel season-ticket loan (varies according to location)
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Employee referral scheme

 

Betfair Reviews

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Betfair CEO Breon Corcoran
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    Breakthrough technology, high growth, hit plateau

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Betfair full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great gambling company. Was on great track in USA

    Cons

    Now off track in USA

    Neutral Outlook
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Betfair Interviews

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Updated Sep 7, 2014

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    Anonymous Employee in Louisville, CO
    Anonymous Employee in Louisville, CO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Betfair in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    Betfair appears to be a great company to work for. Their managers and talent acquisition people are direct, honest, and intelligent (e.g., they ask probing questions which indicates the types of smart people that work there). It is rare that an internal corporate recruiter not only call with the results of the decision, but to provide substantive feedback. I wish them all the best in growing the business in the US.

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Additional Info

Website www.betfair.com
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 2000
Type Company - Public (BET)
Industry Arts, Entertainment & Recreation

Betfair was founded in 1999 and pioneered the first successful Betting Exchange. Today we employ 1700 people globally and are headquartered in Hammersmith with offices in Dublin, Malta, Gibraltar, Italy and Romania.

Betfair offers Exchange, Sportsbook and Gaming products to over 950,000 customers. We are one of the largest betting and gaming operators in the UK.

Betfair also owns Betfair US, which comprises of TVG, a licensed US horse racing wagering and television broadcasting business based in California and currently operating in California and New Jersey.

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