would not touch betfair after the ripping off of players way back a few years ago including taking funds directly from players bank accounts , there is a thread somewhere.
You're right to be weary of Betfair, they have their reputation on here for a reason.
And take compliments on Betfair with a grain of salt. They do have people on here trying to fix their reputation without going the accredited route, and explain why they did what they did. There sure is a thread on it, and I would urge anyone to read it before depositing their money there. We all make mistakes, but when you do, you need to own up to it and accept it, not change the terms afterwards 'in the spirit of the promotion'
I used to bet on sports with Betfair, never played their slots, tried some live casino but I prefer Evolution. Now they've imposed certain rules on my account, so I've stopped playing there.
Good luck with your search
I am not trying to fix betfair's reputation, I don't believe it needs fixing, but I am entitled to give an unbiased view based on my personal experience, just as you are. You seem to have a problem with that.
I'd just like to add that most of my comps were received from Paddy Power, because I have also turned over more cash with them. But they are the same company, and I have complete faith in them, which is more than I can say for my recent experiences with a couple of high ranking accredited casinos, which I shall not name.