How To Bet Online
This is a question that over 25 million people worldwide ask per month! It’s a question with several meanings, ranging from “I am new into betting I need to know everything before I start” to “I need a new strategy on how to bet, to maximize my profit”.
Everything is covered in this page, or in other parts of our site, so you’ve come to the right place. Before you proceed with reading on, please make sure you have 18 years of age (or the age required for gambling in your country), and that betting online is legal in your country.
For your convenience, this guide will be in steps. Following and completing each step will guarantee you at the end that you will know how to bet in general, and specifically online!
1. What will I need to bet online?
As mentioned above, first you would have to be 18 years old and check if the country you are in allows online gambling. Second you would need a reputable sportsbook, or in many cases several sportsbooks. It’s a must to have at least 3 accounts in different sportsbooks to be able to take advantage of the odds when you need them. Each book has its strengths and weaknesses which will be discussed later.
Third thing you will have to have a way to deposit and withdraw money into and from your betting account. All books accept the major Credit & Debit cards Visa, Master Card, American Express (and more). E-wallets like Moneybookers & Neteller are also an option, and a good one since usually the deposit and withdraw minimum is lower. Bank wires are also an option. For more information, check our Sportsbook section, and look into the Deposit Methods for each particular sportsbook.
Bottom line, make sure you have at least a credit or debit card and/or bank account. This will be most likely enough!
2. How to Register in a Sportsbook?
Before you proceed with your registration there are a few articles you might want to read, to get a better understanding of online betting:
– How do books calculate your odds?
– Money management: How to prevent loses while betting?
– Get familiar with common betting terms!
– Learn to identify betting trends!
– Free Bets: Get your sign up bonus today!
If you want to however continue without reading, or have read everything already take your time to pick a sportsbook. Notice that many restrict certain countries, pay attention to that! Visit the Sportsbook Section, and find which suits you best. For example bet365 is for all football (soccer) punters out there, giving you perhaps the highest odds as well as free live streaming of the games. If you are a horse betting fan, then you would want to check Paddy Power.
There are just few of the examples, the rest you will find in the reviews of each individual book. I have tested each and every one, so you have nothing to worry about. I do have active accounts in many of them as well.
Here’s an image of what a normal registration page looks like:
Pretty straight forward with basic information, that you have to fill in. Depending on your location I’d recommend the following Sportsbooks to you: USA: One of the most restricted countries with limited choices. Recommended books: Intertops & BetOnline.
UK: Some of the most reputable books are oriented towards the UK market. I recommend: Bet365.
3. I have registered and have deposited. What now?
Now comes the fun part. Each sportsbook offers tons of sports to bet on! Pick between American Football, Football (soccer), Basketball, Volleyball, Handball, Tennis, Baseball, Hockey,Cricket, Motor Sports, E-sports and much much more. Each book also has most likely casino, poker & bingo section as well!
This website solely focuses on Football (soccer) so if you are a fan, be sure to check our latest betting tips.
Sportsbooks like Bet365 give you free live streaming on hundreds of games each month. To stay update, checkout their live streaming schedules: Bet365 Schedule.
To improve your betting and maximize your profits be sure to read some of our articles, some of which apply to all sports not just football.
The best part of online sportsbooks is they also offer you reoccurring bonuses. Under certain conditions, or in different events, the books value you being their player and will offer you cash-back bonuses or special juiced up prices. To check them out visit our Bonus Betting section.
The sportsbooks famous for their weekly sports offers are Betfred, who’s promotion page can be found here.
4. Final Words
Remember that betting should be always fun and done for fun. Always risk what you can afford to lose, otherwise you can ruin your financial life.
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