Live Dealer Weekend Bonus at Betfair Online Casino

Posted By Barbara Nathan on December 2, 2017 - Last Updated on January 23, 2019

The excitement of playing your favorite Live Dealer Table Games at Betfair Online Casino has become even more exciting. While Live Dealer Games are open for your enjoyment and convenience seven days a week, the most popular time to play is on weekends. That is also the time when you can take advantage of this exclusive Betfair Live Dealer Weekend Bonus. In fact, the offer is good not only this weekend, but every Saturday or Sunday for the rest of the year!

How to Access the Betfair Live Dealer Weekend Bonus

 The Betfair Live Dealer Weekend Bonus up to $25 is available every Saturday and Sunday. In order to participate, you need to do the following:

  • Log into your BetfairCasino.com account anytime between 12:01 a.m. Saturday and 11:59 p.m. Sunday.
  • Go to the “Deposits Page” and enter the Promo Code DEALER. Then click on “Add.” You should receive a message “Success, your bonus code is valid.”
  • Make a deposit of $10 or more and click on “Add Funds.”
  • During the Live Dealer hours of operation, select the Live Dealer Game of your choice and start playing. Depending on the game, you will be able to play anytime from either noon or 3 p.m. to 3 a.m. daily. However, keep in mind that  the Weekend Bonus is based only on your Saturday and Sunday afternoon and evening play,

Live Dealer Weekend Bonus Amount

After making your qualifying deposit, the amount of your bonus will depend on how much you wager on Betfair Live Dealer Table Games that same weekend. If you wager a total of $500, you will receive a $10 bonus. If you wager a total of $1,000, you will receive a $25 bonus. If the total amount wagered is less than $500, you won’t get a bonus.

How Often Can You Claim the Live Dealer Bonus?

On any given weekend, you can only claim this bonus once (either Saturday or Sunday). In addition, all qualifying wagers must be completed during the same weekend and cannot be carried over to the next week. However, on subsequent weekends you  should be able to make another deposit in the same manner. Then, upon completion of either $500 or $1,000 in wagers, another $10 or $25 bonus should be forthcoming.

I am qualifying my statements here with the word “should” because unfortunately, no one at Betfair responded to my multiple requests for clarification regarding the ability of players who have already accessed this bonus to receive it again on subsequent weekends. However, my interpretation of the less than clearly written terms and conditions is that players who meet the deposit and play requirements can indeed get the bonus on multiple weekends.

Eligible Games and Tables

 As of this writing, Betfair Online Casino offers the following Live Dealer Table Games:

  • Live Dealer Blackjack: three tables
  • Live Dealer Roulette: two tables
  • Live Dealer Baccarat: one table

Both of the roulette tables are American Roulette, played with both a single and double zero, and therefore having a higher house edge than European Roulette. The most recently added table offers Multiview Roulette.

Table Hours and Minimum and Maximum Bets

The following is the basic information you need to know about hours of operation and minimum and maximum bets at each of the six Live Dealer Tables at Betfair Online Casino. Keep in mind that this information is subject to change.

Live Blackjack Table 1

Hours of Operation: 12 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Minimum Standard Bet: $10

Maximum Standard Bet: $1,000

Live Blackjack Table 2

Hours of Operation: 3 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Minimum Standard Bet: $10

Maximum Standard Bet: $1,000

Live Blackjack Table 3

Hours of Operation: 12 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Minimum Standard Bet: $20

Maximum Standard Bet: $1,000

Any permitted side bets in Live Dealer Blackjack can only be made in addition to, not in place of, the standard bets. At all three Live Dealer Blackjack Tables, the minimum side bet is $1 and the maximum is $100.

Live Roulette and Multiview Roulette

Hours of Operation: 12 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Minimum Bet: $1

Maximum Straight Bet: $50

Maximum Outside Bet: $1,000

Maximum Specialty Bet: Varies for different bets; check with the dealer

Live Baccarat

Hours of Operation: 3 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Minimum Bet: $1

Maximum Standard Bet: $500 ($1,000 for VIPs)

Maximum Tie Bet: $200

Maximum Dragon Bonus Side Bet: $100

When the Live Dealer Weekend Bonus Becomes Available and What You Can Do with It

If your play on any given weekend qualifies you for a Live Dealer Weekend Bonus, the bonus will be automatically credited to your account within 72 hours.

Unlike traditional online casino bonuses, where the player must wager the bonus a specified number of times before being able to withdraw either the bonus or any related winnings, this bonus acts as a Site Credit. The bonus itself is not withdrawable. However, you can use it to play any online game of your choosing anytime, and any resulting winnings become available for withdrawal immediately with no further wagering requirements.

It is entirely up to you whether you wager a site credit as soon as you get it or wait until your accumulate more site credits for a chance at a larger win. Site credits never expire.

How Does the Live Dealer Weekend Bonus Compare with Other Online Casino Bonuses

As of this writing, two NJ online casinos offer Live Dealer Games–Betfair and Golden Nugget. However, the Live Dealer Weekend Bonus is exclusive to Betfair.

It is certainly admirable that Betfair has stepped out of the box in an attempt to better recognize the players who frequent the Live Dealer Games. These games are not only very popular; obviously, they must be making an important contribution to the casino’s bottom line. Otherwise Betfair would not have increased the number of tables and extended the hours of operation. Accordingly, I wish I could give a 100% thumbs up  rating for this promotion. However, a thorough examination of the various terms and conditions of this bonus leaves leaves me with mixed feelings and no choice but to point out its weaknesses as well as its good points.

What is Great About the Live Dealer Weekend Bonus

The best feature of the Live Dealer Weekend Bonus is its flexibility. You can use the reward whenever you wish on any game you wish.

What Could Be Better

My first reaction upon seeing the amount of play required–$500 and $1,000–to receive a $10 and $25 bonus, respectively, was that a lot of wagering is being demanded for a relatively small bonus amount. These requirements would put the bonus out of reach for many small players or otherwise compel them to wager way beyond their means. High rollers, on the other hand, would look at a $10 or $25 bonus as a waste of time. Players with concerns about their ability to wager $500 in one day should start their qualifying play on Saturday rather than Sunday. That will given them two days to meet the wagering requirements.

Fortunately, the bonus doesn’t expire, but stays in the player’s account as a site credit until used. So if player can requalify week after week, there will eventually be enough money in site credits to make an appreciable contribution to future wagering.

Even so, the fact that the bonus itself is non-withdrawable is another big negative. Even though traditional bonuses often have hefty wagering requirements, it is precisely the fact that a player can wager the bonus again and again that creates the potential for a big win. With a non-redeemable site credit, as soon as the credit is wagered once, win or lose, it’s gone. Unless the player gets lucky and wins right away, with the bonus gone, the player is left with nothing.

Player Feedback Wanted

It was most disappointing to find the Betfair Marketing Department so completely unresponsive to my inquiries. One would think they would welcome the opportunity for more publicity about their Live Dealer Games and be happy to answer any reasonable questions. However, my most important question about these games is one that only you can answer. I would love to receive your comments on what you like or dislike about the Live Dealer Games currently being offered and, in particular, your experience with the Live Dealer Weekend Bonus.

Summary

If you are a BetfairCasino.com player, you owe it to yourself to check out the Live Dealer Games at this casino, if you haven’t already. Weekends are when these games are most popular, and BetfairCasino.com is now giving you an extra incentive to play on weekends with its exclusive Live Dealer Weekend Bonus. While the offer is far from great, if you can afford the play requirements and can requalify over successive weeks, it has the potential to be a winning proposition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Barbara Nathan is a professional writer with a Master’s degree in psychology and expert knowledge of casino, poker, and sports betting. In 2012, just prior to the official launch of New Jersey regulated online casino and poker gambling, she relocated from NYC to Absecon, NJ in order to keep tabs on important developments in the industry from day 1. Barbara is very familiar with each NJ online casino and what it has to offer, making her comprehensive, unbiased reviews and game analyses must reading for any online player interested in maximizing his or her bankroll. Barbara is also a certified literacy tutor and enjoys volunteering in the Atlantic City community.

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