Betfair Celebrates Two-Millionth Customer

13 October 2008

A Swedish man became Betfair’s two-millionth customer after he placed a small bet in favor of John McCain’s White House bid, the eight-year-old online betting company announced today.

Betfair, who reached the one-million mark almost two years ago, rewarded the 59-year-old with a V.I.P. weekend for two in London.

“In a year when we won a Queen’s Award for International Trade, it is fitting that Betfair’s two-millionth account comes from outside the U.K.,” said David Yu, chief executive of Betfair, in a prepared statement. “Our international customers are already an essential part of our business, and they are growing larger in number every day.”