How Do I Pick a Sports Site?
As a wise man once said, “It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than it is for a bettor to pick a Sportsbook site to play at.” Or something like that! Anyway, the point is that there are so many to choose from and with so many different features and promotions, that it can easily become very confusing. No problem! Like The Lone Ranger coming to the help or a damsel in distress, we are here to help you un-muddy the waters!
The Best Betting Oddsbe betting with the best odds on every be, but no one website is going to have the best odds on every sport all the time. We have found that if you have accounts at 4 or 5 of the top bookmakers/sportsbooks , then you will be able to get the best odds on a particular event 99 times out of 100. So don’t be afraid to open up a few accounts and be ready to move your funds about when necessary. Of course, this also means you can get the sign-up bonuses etc at each site. And since we’re on the subject……
Cashback, Bonuses and Promotions
As with Casino/Poker and Bingo, all the sites offer you incentives on a regular basis to join or to stay with them. Sportsbooks are no different. Remember, you always need to make the best choice for you…not them. So make sure you sign up with sites that offer good incentives such as doubling or tripling your initial deposit. Then once on board make sure that you're taking advantage of any free bets that might be on offer, or odds boosts. These are becoming more frequent as bookmakers realise just how important your account is to them! Again this is exactly why we encourage you to have accounts at more than one sportsbook.
VARIETY OF SPORTS and EVENTS
As we mentioned before not every bookie will cover every sport but they will all cover the main one like Football (Soccer for our friends across The Pond), cricket, horses, Formula 1 etc. Some will also cover reality TV betting like X-Factor, Strictly Come Dancing or I’m a Celebrity get me Out of Here!
They may also cover politics bets and financials. If you have a particular interest in betting on a niche sport like Kabaddi or Elephant Polo, then make sure one of the sites you register with covers that sport. For the record we have no idea where you might bet on Elephant Polo! Good luck with that.
DEPOSIT AND WITHDRAWAL OPTIONS
Every country has different payment methods and so each Sportsbook has different deposit and withdrawal choices. Most will have debit card and some credit card. These days you can use a variety of eWallets like Skrill, Neteller or PayPal. A lot now accept crypto coins too. Make sure that you can withdraw to the same method you use to deposit. Some casinos are all too quick to take your money but make you jump through hoops of fire to get the money back out. Make sure also that when you do withdraw, the money is back in your account within 48 hours. Where next….ahhh devices
Are you always on the go? In which case you’ll need a site with a good mobile interface. Make sure you familiarise yourself with the layout etc well ahead of placing your first bet. You don’t want to panic when placing a bet.
Licencing and Customer Service
All the sportsbooks you will find on our site are properly licenced and regulated so your money is as safe as it can be with any gambling site. Never leave too much money in your account. That doesn’t mean withdraw all the time as that might cost you lots in fees. Just be sensible and have a small amount ready to place that quick bet if you need to. Good customer service is paramount when you are playing, whether it’s a question about how to place a bet or a question why you didn’t receive as many winnings as you thought you would. Most sites have live chats and should be able to solve issues fast. If you’re not happy, certainly don’t place any more bets at that site and till they have come through for you. You’re the boss remember! Unless you’re me in which case my wife is the boss.
Lastly and we mean this seriously
All gambling should be for FUN and done with money you can afford to lose. Never chase a losing bet and never bet when angry or drunk. Remember when the FUN stops, STOP!
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