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20 Apr 13 09:35
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Betfair was supposed to be about making betting fair, moving away from the **** fixed odds bookies.

Now they are hiding their exchange. A new user wouldn't have a hope of finding it from the front page.

So they are creaming off the easy money and leaving us with less and less liquidity. Disapointing!
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Report nigelpm1 April 22, 2013 10:29 AM BST
Particularly when you can't bet on the fixed odds "offering" due to being limited to £0
Report stu April 22, 2013 10:50 AM BST
Agree totally - but post this on the site feedback forum, you may even get a reply.
Report stu April 22, 2013 11:04 AM BST
Reply from BF that is.
Report Darlo Bantam April 22, 2013 11:22 PM BST
Are Betfair even advertising the exchange on the TV any more? I've only noticed the Casino ads - none of those "Our odds are better than Ladbrokes/Hills/VC/etc" ads.
Report stu April 24, 2013 11:56 AM BST
Has this been done today? Betfair.com took me to the exchange (not sportsbook) Shocked
Report Templeton Peck April 24, 2013 1:23 PM BST
If I clear my browser history then I'm still taken to the sportsbook when typing www.betfair.com
Report viva el presidente! April 24, 2013 1:35 PM BST
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Are Betfair even advertising the exchange on the TV any more? I've only noticed the Casino ads - none of those "Our odds are better than Ladbrokes/Hills/VC/etc" ads.

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yes, they've been running those "is your bookie giving let's have a look shall we" ads recently.

the irony is, that was their best campaign for ages, and they've turned it into an ASA nightmare waiting to happen.

from a new user's perspective, you're being quoted better exchange prices, then taken by default to the sportsbook without the difference being explained.
Report stu April 24, 2013 1:48 PM BST
why did i end up at the exchange then Confused
Report viva el presidente! April 24, 2013 1:56 PM BST
because you've logged in before they changed things.

aiui new customers get taken to the sportsbook by default.
Report siwaadupa April 27, 2013 1:18 PM BST
Smart brains saying that exchange causing to many problems to the owners-regulations. Owners probably have figures whom says that sportsbook is a profitable business as well so the owners are taking whats best for them in front.
Report siwaadupa April 27, 2013 1:21 PM BST
Its like going to the shop and and what needs to be sold is on your head level and in front of you. What doesnt is hided. Dont know why its so hard to understand. We may not like it(I dont), but we need to accept it.
Report Coachbuster April 27, 2013 6:03 PM BST
i had my doubts about the long term future of the exchange when Beardy decided not to take an interest .

He normally has his snout into anything with a thread of viability
Report doridoru April 27, 2013 6:22 PM BST
Why are they showing the exchange advert non stop on all channels at the moment then? (the football cashout in the pub one)
Report TheInvestor2 April 28, 2013 9:00 PM BST
who's beardy coach?
Report Coachbuster April 28, 2013 11:06 PM BST
Branson Devil
Report stu April 29, 2013 12:10 PM BST
was wondering that myself doridoru - they still seem to be splashing around the idea that they're an exchange on TV.

Must be pretty confusing for new customers logging on to find a bookies...Crazy
Report stu April 29, 2013 12:22 PM BST
Just posted about this on Site Feedback forum - I have had responses from BF from that forum, so here's hoping.

Please add comments on there too.
Report stu May 5, 2013 4:56 PM BST
bump
Report Srichaphan or Ancic? May 31, 2013 8:37 AM BST
And yet, if they removed the exchange, they would instantly lose at least 95% of the customers/profit
Report hartani August 9, 2013 2:14 PM BST
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