Betfair started out with the Betting Exchange. But many players were (and still are) reluctant to conform to the unfamiliar ‘Back & Lay’ system, as well as the decimal odds format. So Betfair created a bookmaker tab on their existing site so that it catered to everyone.
Betfair’s Sportsbook isn’t just a tag-along, either. It rivals just about any other online bookmaker in its own right.
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