Figure 1 Betting on sports is now legal in more than 30 US states
There has been an explosion in the world of online sports betting in the US in the last few years. It is all down to the Supreme Court overturning the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) in 2018. Suddenly individual states had the choice whether to legalize sports betting within their borders – and many did.
There had, of course, been a lot of betting happening before then. But US customers could only use offshore sportsbooks. Now they can use those same sites, as well as a number of sportsbooks that have looked to capture the American market in the last few years.
But how do you know whether a sportsbook is any good or not? This could be a tough call – especially if you are new to sports betting. Read on to find out what to look out for.
As with absolutely everything to do with online sports betting, we recommend doing your research. You should do your homework on the betting site options the same way that you would study the form before placing your bets. There are plenty of customer review sites for you to gather information.
Don’t be dazzled by the bright lights of online betting – most of the sportsbooks are very similar. So it really does make a difference if you can get some honest, expert, reviews of what is out there. Once you have a little more information, you can start trying some out for yourself.
Check Out the Offers
One thing that you definitely will have noticed if you live in an area where sports betting is legalized is the sheer number of adverts about sportsbooks. One of the main ways that these betting forms attract new customers is by offering enticing welcome bonuses. So this is a good way to thin the crowd.
The first thing to realize is that all of these offers and promotions are completely legal. You will get your free bets, or a 100% deposit match. But you need to know that the bonuses will come with their own terms and conditions. Make sure you read the small print so that you know exactly what you are getting into.
Range of Betting Options
For the betting novice, this is one area where all sportsbooks will look the same. It is true that almost all online sports betting sites will cover the same events, leagues and tournaments. But you need to notice the small differences to find the best site for you.
Think about what you would like to bet on and make sure that your prospective sportsbook covers the league. Some bookies do specialize in particular sports, so you could find one that has better markets for football, for example. You should also compare odds at this point. Even the smallest difference could be worth it when it comes to potential winning returns.
Figure 2 The rise in online sportsbooks has revolutionized betting
As we mentioned before, many of these online sports betting sites are much the same. So it could come down to the possible extras that sway your decision in the end. This could be bigger bonuses or accepting cryptocurrency as a payment method – if that is what you know about.
Other special features, like live streaming of sports, can be important deal-breakers too. If you are able to actually watch the games that you are betting on, you are getting more information to back up your bet. Registering for a betting site is also a cheaper way of accessing live sports in this way.
Find a Sportsbook That Suits You
Hopefully these factors to take into consideration when choosing a sports betting site have helped you. But the main aspect to remember is that the sportsbook should be able to provide you with all your betting needs. There is no point in signing up with a site that doesn’t cover soccer very well if you want to bet on the World Cup.
Betting should be an enjoyable pastime, so make sure you select the best sportsbook to use. That way you can have the best experience, even if you don’t end up winning too much.
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