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Posted 15 January 2011 - 11:30 AM

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2010

OCTOBER
Shares in Betfair Group plc begin trading on the London Stock Exchange

SEPTEMBER
Betfair announces its intention to list on the London Stock Exchange

AUGUST
Betfair is first betting company to launch a widget for the iPad in Apple’s App store

JUNE
Betfair is first betting company to launch a betting widget for internet enabled televisions

MAY
Betfair is first betting company to launch a widget for the iPad in Apple’s iphone store

APRIL
Betfair announces that it has three million registered customers.


2009

OCTOBER
Shares in Betfair Group plc begin trading on the London Stock Exchange

SEPTEMBER
Betfair announces its intention to list on the London Stock Exchange

AUGUST
Betfair is first betting company to launch a widget for the iPad in Apple’s App store

JUNE
Betfair is first betting company to launch a betting widget for internet enabled televisions

MAY
Betfair is first betting company to launch a widget for the iPad in Apple’s iphone store

APRIL
Betfair announces that it has three million registered customers.


2008

DECEMBER
Five-year sponsorship of the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot announced with prize money for the race hitting £1 million for the first time.

Betfair employees choose the children's charity Sparks as its Charity of the Year for 2009, with the aim of raising £150,000.

NOVEMBER
Melbourne's prestigious Sandown Racecourse is to be renamed Betfair Park in a three-year sponsorship deal.

Betfair hosts the third 'Pride of Racing' Awards which raises over £31,000 for Racing Welfare.

SEPTEMBER
Betfair registers its two millionth customer.

Betfair Arcade is launched with an initial sixty games available to play, and more titles promised each month.

JUNE
Euro 2008 produces Betfair's highest three football markets in terms of volume of bets matched.

MAY
Betfair's Italian Sportsbook is launched.

APRIL
Betfair wins an unprecedented second Queen's Award for Enterprise, this time in the International Trade category. Winners of the award are selected on the recommendation of the Prime Minister and an independent advisory committee.

MARCH
Betfair wins case against the Western Australian Government in the Australian High Court.

FEBRUARY
Betfair presents £125,000 to SportsAid, its Charity of the Year, at the end of the first of their two year fundraising partnership.

JANUARY
Betfair launches Cash-4-Clubs, an innovative new scheme to help community sports clubs throughout the country raise vital funds.


2007


DECEMBER
Betfair creates a new business, Tradefair, to provide a range of financial products to the retail market.

Betfair's revolutionary Starting Price product - the Betfair SP - is launched.

NOVEMEBER
Betfair sets out its ambitious environmental strategy to reduce its carbon footprint by 30% per pound of revenue by the end of 2010.

OCTOBER
First Betfair television adverts are screened in the UK and Sweden.

SEPTEMBER
Betfair presents the first World Series of Poker Europe in London.

Betfair Turbo Tennis launches at the O2.

Betfair wins 'Operator of the Year' at the eGaming Review Industry Awards.

Betfair signs a product fee agreement and MoU with the Football Federation of Australia.

AUGUST
Betfair becomes the 'Development Partner of Team University Great Britain' as the team travels to compete at the World University Games in Bangkok.

JULY
Betfair becomes the Official Betting Partner of the England Rugby Union team.

Betfair announces a deal with Tattersalls, Europe's largest Bloodstock Auctioneers, which will see it sponsoring the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale.

MAY
Betfair creates new IT development centre in Cluj, Romania.

Betfair hosts the SportsAid Quiz at Lord's; the main fundraising event of its annual partnership with SportsAid.

APRIL
Betfair launches Exchange Omaha Hi.

MARCH
The business undergoes a rebranding with a campaign focused on "a different kind of betting company".

Kauto Star wins the Betfair Million; a one million pound bonus offered to any horse which could win the Betfair Chase at Haydock, the King George at Kempton and the Cheltenham Gold Cup in one season.

Betfair wins, for the second time, the Computer Weekly award for 'Best Places to Work in IT'.

FEBRUARY
Betfair Radio launches.

JANUARY
Betfair launches its two-year charity partnership with SportsAid, the charity for sports people, with the aim of providing a half million pound boost for SportsAid.

Betfair signs a MoU with Tennis Australia.


2006

DECEMBER
Betfair becomes the first online gaming organisation to gain the internationally recognised ISO/IEC 27001:2005 Information Security Management System Certification.

NOVEMBER
Betfair acquires Timeform, the world-renowned brand publishing horseracing ratings, form guides and analysis.

Betfair hosts the Betfair Asian Poker Tour in Singapore.

Betfair signs a MoU with The PGA Tour of Australasia.

OCTOBER
Betfair launches its online casino, featuring the revolutionary Zero Lounge.

Betfair Poker re-launches on Betfair's own platform, developed since the PokerChamps acquisition in 2005.

Betfair hosts the second 'Pride of Racing' Awards which raises £35,000 for Racing Welfare.

Betfair wins Socially Responsible Operator of the Year for the second year running at the eGaming Awards.

Betfair wins the first annual Citrix Customer Innovation Award.

AUGUST
Betfair's Australian office in Hobart, Tasmania becomes fully operational with the launch of the Australian exchange.

Betfair agrees to pay 10 per cent of its revenue on Irish horseracing directly to Horse Racing Ireland (HRI). The voluntary agreement guarantees revenues to HRI in excess of £1 million a year, for the first three years.

Betfair agrees MoUs with the Irish Turf Club and the Irish Football Association.

JULY
French, Bulgarian and Czech language sites are added, taking the total to 18 worldwide.

Betfair signs MoUs with Racing Services Tasmania and Racing Victoria Limited.

JUNE
Betfair handles a record number of bets during the World Cup.

Betfair wins the 'Most Effective Enterprise-Wide Infrastructure' award at the Effective IT Awards.

Betfair Mobile launches in time for the World Cup.

The third of Betfair's exchange-enabled games products, Exchange Baccarat, is launched.

MAY
Betfair signs MoU ahead of the World Cup with FIFA Early Warning Systems Ltd.

Betfair launches its World Cup Betting Zone.

APRIL
Betfair signs an agreement with Post Office Ltd to streamline the identity verification of customers.

MARCH
Betfair wins the 'Hollis Media Sponsorship of the Year' for its sponsorship of Channel 4's coverage of the Ashes in 2005.

FEBRUARY
Betfair signs a deal with PayPal to allow its European customers to make payments using PayPal.

Betfair signs MoUs with the Belgian FA, the British Darts Organisation and the Rugby Football League.

Betfair launches a new Express View which displays the current back prices only on all Betfair's markets.

JANUARY
Betfair is awarded a licence to operate in Australia by the Tasmanian Gaming Commission.

The Brooke Hospital for Animals is announced as Betfair's 'Charity of the Year'


2005

NOVEMBER
Betfair wins for the second year running 'Company of the Year' at the CBI Growing Business Awards. It is the first company to successfully retain its title.

Betfair is named 'Socially Responsible Operator of the Year' at the inaugural eGaming Industry Awards.

OCTOBER
Betfair acquires the Danish-based poker platform, PokerChamps.

Betfair hosts the inaugural 'Pride of Racing' Awards, in aid of Racing Welfare, to salute the unsung heroes of the horseracing industry.

Betfair signs MoUs with the Sony Erickson WTA Tour, the International Tennis Federation, the Grand Slam Committee, the Lawn Tennis Association and Australian Football League.

SEPTEMBER
Betfair is named the UK's seventh fastest-growing technology company in The Sunday Times Tech Track 100.

JULY - SEPTEMBER
Betfair sponsors The Ashes on Channel 4, its first broadcast sponsorship.

JUNE
Betfair launches Spanish and Turkish language websites.

MAY
Betfair announces £1m bonus for any horse winning the inaugural Grade One Betfair Chase at Haydock in November, the King George and the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Betfair obtains a licence to operate in Malta.

APRIL
Betfair becomes the Official Betting Partner of the John Smith's Grand National meeting, the world's most famous race and watched by 600 million people worldwide, in an exclusive three-year deal.

Betfair announces the sponsorship of a new race at Haydock Park in November, one of only three Grade One Chases in the country (the others being The King George and The Cheltenham Gold Cup) with prize money of £150,000.

Betfair welcomes the Gambling Act 2005, which for the first time provides a regulatory framework for remote gambling operators in the UK.

Betfair is granted a licence in Austria, its first outside the UK.

MARCH
Betfair named as the 'Best Place to work in IT' in the entertainment and leisure category at the 2005 Computer Weekly award.

FEBRUARY
Betfair signs MoU with the US Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau.

JANUARY
Betfair signs an exclusive deal with Yahoo! UK and Ireland to launch a simplified co-branded betting exchange.

Betfair signs MoUs with UEFA and the National Greyhound Racing Club.

Betfair launches its first 'Charity of the Year' partnership with Racing Welfare.

2004

DECEMBER
Betfair wins 'Company of the Year' in the Confederation of British Industry's Growing Business Awards.

NOVEMBER
Betfair launches a rescue package for Sporting Options' customers who have lost money as a result of Sporting Options, a betting exchange company, going into administration.

Betfair opens second office in the UK in Stevenage.

OCTOBER 2004
Betfair hosts its first online poker tournament with £100,000 prize money.

SEPTEMBER
Betfair successfully migrates 300,000 customers to Betex, its new platform.

Betfair sponsors the St Leger, the world's oldest Classic horserace.

Betfair signs MoU with the National Horseracing Authority of South Africa.

JULY
Betfair signs joint venture with Australia's Publishing and Broadcasting Limited.

MAY
Betfair launches its poker site as a licensee of Cryptologic.

APRIL
Betfair signs MoU with Cricket Australia.

MARCH
Betfair signs MoU with the English Football Association.

JANUARY
Betfair signs MoU with International Cricket Council.


2003

NOVEMBER
Betfair signs training initiative with GamCare, the charity which promotes responsible attitudes to gambling.

Betfair launches site translations in German, Danish, Greek, Italian, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish and Chinese.

OCTOBER
Betfair signs MoU with Association of Tennis Professionals.

JUNE
Betfair signs landmark Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the UK Jockey Club, aimed at protecting and maintaining the integrity of horseracing.

APRIL
Betfair wins Queen's Award for Enterprise, in the Innovation category, on the recommendation of the Prime Minister and following a full assessment by the Department of Trade and Industry.


2002

OCTOBER
The co-founders of Betfair, Andrew Black and Edward Wray, are named Ernst and Young Emerging Entrepreneurs of the Year.

SEPTEMBER
Betfair moves to its new offices in Hammersmith, London.

JULY
Betfair becomes the shirt sponsor of Fulham Football Club.

DECEMBER
Betfair merges with Flutter.com.

OCTOBER
Betfair launches its telephone betting service.

2001

JUNE
Betfair becomes the exclusive betting exchange provider for the Racing Post's website.

MAY
Betfair manages its first in-running soccer market - Alaves v Liverpool in the UEFA Cup Final.

2000

OCTOBER
Betfair places its first advertisement.

JUNE
The Sporting Exchange launches Betfair. Betfair's first market is on The Oaks, won by Love Divine.


1999

AUGUST
The parent company, The Sporting Exchange Limited, is formed to develop the betting exchange platform.

1998

JULY
Bert meets Edward Wray to discuss his idea and the two agree to work together.

JANUARY
Andrew (Bert) Black develops his idea of a betting exchange.


Quelle: Betfair Corporate ©01/2011 - History
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