Learning how to check your bets on Betfair isn’t difficult. Below we show you how to do it, and we also have tips and advice to help you understand the status of the bets in your account.
How To Check Your Bets
Starting with how to check your bets on Betfair. This might sound obvious, but you will first need to be logged in.
You then have two options to start with. As shown on the below screenshot, you can either click on the ‘My Bets’ link on the left hand side of the screen, or you can click on the ‘My Account’ tab on the right hand of your screen.
Both options are highlighted in red.
If you click on ‘My Accounts’ on the right, you will then have to select ‘My Bets’ from the drop down menu.
Whichever option you take, you will land on the page shown below.
Here you will see we have highlighted the ‘open / settled’ options. You click on the ‘open’ tab to see your current live bets. And you click on the ‘settled’ tab to see your completed bets.
If you click on the highlighted ‘Betting Activity’ tab, you will see another option become available to you.
From the drop down menu you can see a list of different options.
Using this option you can just check your sportsbook bets, or your exchange bets. There is also an option to check your account statement, along with the chance to check your transaction history.
The ‘Transaction History’ option will show you your cash transfers in and out of your account. Helping you keep track of your finances.
What Does Settled Bet Mean?
In a nutshell, a settled bet means your bet is complete. It has either won or lost – or in some cases voided.
If your settled bet has won, the money should be in your account. If the bet has lost, the money will have left your account.
What Does Unsettled Bet Mean?
The term unsettled bet means your bet is still active, or live. So for example, if you’ve bet on Team A to beat Team B at football, and at half-time you checked your bet status on Betfair, it would still show as live or unsettled.
If you again check your bet at full time, it will say the bet is settled, as the match is finished.
Please note; it may take a few minutes after the sporting bet has finished for your account to update and the bet to show as settled.
Another thing worth noting; As Betfair is continually updating it’s website to improve the user experience, they make subtle changes here and there.
As you may have noticed from the above screenshot, the word unsettled isn’t used, it says live instead. In this instance, a live bet is the same as an unsettled bet.
What does Void Bet mean?
A void bet is a cancelled bet, and you will usually always get your original stake money (amount you placed on bet) returned.
For example, if you placed a bet on a team to win in a football match, and the game had to be abandoned due to weather, the match would be voided and your bet amount would be returned to you.
It’s at a bookmaker’s discretion to void a bet though, and it can be done for a number of reasons.
Going back to the match getting abandoned due to the weather example above, and in this situation, one bookmaker might keep the bet live and let it run on when the match is replayed.
While another bookmaker may just void the bet and give you your original stake money back.