Choosing a Bookmaker
Nowadays, there is a very wide range of online bookmakers and you should choose carefully those that will match your demands and expectations as the selection of bookmakers may heavily influence your betting comfort and overall performance. Making the right choice of online bookmaker means choosing a reputable, financially sound company which most closely matches your sports betting tastes.
But you shouldn’t limit yourself to just one bookmaker. By opening accounts with various online bookmakers, you can find slightly better odds with other bookmakers too. We highly recommend you to set up a portfolio of online bookmakers, good and stable portfolio, that allows you not only take advantage of odds differences but gives you a chance to cover more sports and leagues. At the same time you should keep the number of bookmakers on a reasonable level as you have to keep your balance in positive numbers if you intend to effectively use them. An online bookmaker, which is a must in any portfolio can be found from the following, Sportingbet, Bet365, Sportsbet, Luxbet, Bwin, Centrebet, Pinnacle, or Unibet.
What are the factors you should be looking at when choosing your bookmakers?
Reputation and Jurisdiction
If you are going to choose an online bookmaker, then your most important concern should be of the reputation. You surely demand your money to be on a safe and secure place and don´t want to risk that it may disappear in some tax paridise with weak level of regulations. Reviews and experience from other bettors can be very helpful for you. Before signing up, you should carefully read the terms and conditions of the online bookmaker. Some online bookmakers do not accept players from some countries, so make sure your country is not on the list.
The average payout of an online bookmaker gives you extremely important information which bookmaker offers the best odds in general. It is logical that bookmakers don´t pay out the whole amount of money they receive from bettors and a part of it stays in the company. The average payout percentage vary from every bookmaker but the best ones offer up to 98% payout. Read more about how bookmakers work.
Wide of the Betting Offer
You don´t want to open an account with an online bookmaker only to find out that your favourite league is not covered by them. Wide betting offer with all possible types of bets (f.ex. asian handicaps, HT/FT score, over/under for soccer games or set betting, games handicaps and other for tennis) same as covering the highest number of sports and leagues may be big advantage.
In this area one should pay attention to the range of transaction options each bookmaker offers and a the fees incurred by a user when making a money transaction. The range of transaction options is the number of deposit and withdrawal options of each online bookmaker. Credit / Debit Cards, PayPal, MoneyBookers (Skrill), Neteller, Checks and Bank Wire are among the most popular transaction methods. Last but not least bookmaker payout times should be taken into consideration as you don´t want to wait too long for your withdrawals.
Another factor to consider when choosing a bookmaker is promotional offers. Most online bookmakers offer some incentive for new customers, which usually takes the form of a sign up bonus, some online bookmakers offer additional promotions beyond sign up bonuses, such as VIP loyalty programs.
> Functionality, stability and user-friendliness of the web site
> Reliability and language of the customer support
> Currency options
> Bookmakers rules
> Minimum deposits
> Maximum winnings