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Sportsbook Reviews

The internet has given us many great things, and for gambling enthusiasts, probably the finest thing it has delivered is online betting. Gone are the days of having to visit local betting shops, or underground odds makers who work to huge margins; now bettors have the choice of sending their business to any one of hundreds of different firms at the click of a fingertip. Hot competition between books has led to more generous odds and attractive promotions for customers, which gives them a better chance than ever of making money.

Reviewing Betting Websites

While having so much choice is an obvious benefit to punters, it does come with its issues. The quality and integrity of online bookmakers really does vary, and bettors should be clued up on each site they use before parting with their hard earned cash. That is where Sports Betting Online’s sportsbook reviews can help.  As experts in the online betting sphere, we analyse and review sportsbooks with a fine toothcomb, identifying the pros and cons of each firm. The list below is self explanatory and should help you choose a betting site that suits your needs.

Sportsbook
Rating
BonusReviewVisit
32Red Sport No rating results yet 4£100 in-play bonusReviewVisit
Flamantis Sports3.550% up to €50ReviewVisit
Grosvenor Sportsbook4Bet £5 Get £20ReviewVisit
Genting Bet Sports3£10 free betReviewVisit
NextBet Sportsbook4100% up to MYR 388ReviewVisit
21Bet Sport4.5£10 free betReviewVisit
Smarkets Exchange350% up to £10ReviewVisit
Planet of Bets Sportsbook1ReviewVisit
Gamebookers Sports3ReviewVisit
Goalbet Sportsbook3.5100% up to €50ReviewVisit
GoldBet Sports3.5ReviewVisit
Leonbets Sportsbook1.5ReviewVisit
TempoBet Sports2.5ReviewVisit
RealBet Sportsbook2.5100% up to $1000ReviewVisit
Bumbet Sportsbook3100% up to $100ReviewVisit
The Greek Sportsbook4.5100% up to $100ReviewVisit
Meridianbet Sports3100% up to €50ReviewVisit
TrioBet Sportsbook2.5100% up to €50ReviewVisit
BetInternet Sports0ReviewVisit
Smart Live Sports0ReviewVisit
MB24 Sportsbook0ReviewVisit
Betoto0ReviewVisit
DoBet Sports0ReviewVisit
Betser Sports3.5100% up to €100ReviewVisit
Bet Butler Sports0ReviewVisit
WhiteBet Sports3ReviewVisit
World Betting Exchange Sportsbook0ReviewVisit
GoBetGo Sportsbook0ReviewVisit
RedBet Sports3ReviewVisit
FavBet Sportsbook3N/AReviewVisit
Real Deal Bet Sports3.5100% up to €100ReviewVisit
McBookie Sportsbook3.5100% up to £25ReviewVisit
Rivalo Sports4.5100% up to R$500ReviewVisit
TonyBet Sports350% up to €100ReviewVisit
LSbet Sports3.550% Up To €120ReviewVisit
Jetbull Sports450% Up To £100ReviewVisit
NoxWin Sportsbook350% Up To €75ReviewVisit
FortunaWin Sports2.5ReviewVisit
OddsRing Sportsbook3200% up to $200ReviewVisit
Parimatch Sports2100% up to $10ReviewVisit
Efbet Sports325% up to €100ReviewVisit
1xBet Sports3.5See WebsiteReviewVisit
Mr Green Sportsbook3.5100% up to £100ReviewVisit
LVbet Sports3.5100% up to €150ReviewVisit
LeoVegas Sports4.5100% Profit BoostReviewVisit
Tipbet Sports4200% up to €100ReviewVisit
Digibet Sports3100% up to €20ReviewVisit
DOXX Bet Sportsbook450% up to €150/£100ReviewVisit
Colossus Bets Sports3.5ReviewVisit
BetRebels Sportsbook3.5100% up to €100ReviewVisit
Betsonic Sports2100% up to €50ReviewVisit
READYtoBET Sports3.550% up to €100ReviewVisit
Bet MIRA Sports3100% up to €300ReviewVisit
Betclic Sports4100% up to €100ReviewVisit
Cashpoint4ReviewVisit
BetShop2ReviewVisit
Bets103.5See WebsiteReviewVisit
Betin2.5ReviewVisit
BetAdria3ReviewVisit
ApolloBet3ReviewVisit
377Bet3.5ReviewVisit
24hBet2.5ReviewVisit
1Bet2Bet4ReviewVisit
Marathonbet3.5ReviewVisit
18Bet3ReviewVisit
Betrally3ReviewVisit
1Bet3ReviewVisit
Matchbook3.5£25 Free Matched BetReviewVisit
Bet30003.5ReviewVisit
Interwetten4ReviewVisit
Tipico4ReviewVisit
SBObet Sports4.5ReviewVisit
Guts Sports3.5100% up to $100ReviewVisit
Betway Sports5£30 Free BetReviewVisit
NetBet Sports450% up to £50ReviewVisit
PMU Sports1.5Up to €170ReviewVisit
France Pari Sports4.5100% up to €120ReviewVisit
Cloudbet Sports5100% up to 5.0 BTCReviewVisit
Betcoin41.0 BTC BonusReviewVisit
Nitrogen Sports4.5ReviewVisit
138450% up to £50ReviewVisit
VietBet Sportsbook3.520% Free PlayReviewVisit
ChineseBookie Sportsbook450% up to $400ReviewVisit
BetPhoenix470% up to $2000ReviewVisit
Spreadex Sports Review4X2 odds up to £100ReviewVisit
Betfair3.5£50 Free BetReviewVisit
bet-at-home250% up to €50ReviewVisit
TitanBet Sports3Bet €50 Get €50 FreeReviewVisit
Bodog88 Sports4.533% up to $300ReviewVisit
Betsafe3.5100% up to €25ReviewVisit
SportsBetting.ag Sports4.525% Free PlayReviewVisit
Winner Sports3.5Bet £5 Get £20ReviewVisit
Sports Interaction4100% up to $125ReviewVisit
Totesport Bookmaker2.5Bet £5 get £10 FreeReviewVisit
Betdaq2.5€500 In Free BetsReviewVisit
Betfair Exchange4£50 Free BetReviewVisit
NordicBet Sportsbook3100% up to €10ReviewVisit
10Bet Sports450% up to €200ReviewVisit
William Hill Sports4€25 Free BetReviewVisit
Unibet Sports4100% up to €50ReviewVisit
Ucabet Sportsbook3.515% up to $2500ReviewVisit
TopBet Sportsbook5100% up to $500ReviewVisit
Stan James Bookmaker1Bet £10 Get £10 FreeReviewVisit
Sportsbet Sportsbook4$100 Free BetReviewVisit
Sportingbet Australia Sportsbook4.5$200 Free BetReviewVisit
Sportbet Sportsbook250% up to $500ReviewVisit
Skybet4.5£5 Free Every WeekReviewVisit
Pinnacle Sports3.5Reduced VigReviewVisit
Paddy Power Sports3€50 Free BetReviewVisit
mybet Sports4100% up to €100ReviewVisit
M88 Sports2.520% Up To $200ReviewVisit
Ladbrokes Sports3.5€50 Free BetReviewVisit
JustBet Sportsbook450% up to $2500ReviewVisit
Intertops Sportsbook4.525% up to $100ReviewVisit
IASbet Bookmaker3.5$100 Free BetReviewVisit
GTbets Sports4.5100% Cash up to $250ReviewVisit
Dafabet Sports5SGD150/RM250ReviewVisit
Coral Bookmakers5£50 Free BetReviewVisit
ComeOn! Sports4.5100% up to €25ReviewVisit
Centrebet Sports3.5100% up to $200ReviewVisit
Bwin Sports1.5100% up to €50ReviewVisit
Boylesports2.5Free €50 BetsReviewVisit
Bovada Sports550% up to $250ReviewVisit
BookMaker.eu Sports515% up to $2500ReviewVisit
Bodog Sports4.5100% up to $200ReviewVisit
BetVictor Sports5£30 Free BetsReviewVisit
Betsson3.5100% up to €25ReviewVisit
BetOnline4.5$50 Free PlayReviewVisit
Betfred4.5£25 Matched BetReviewVisit
BetDSI415% up to $2500ReviewVisit
Bet Guardian415% up to $2500ReviewVisit
888 Sport3.5Triple The OddsReviewVisit
5Dimes520% Free PlayReviewVisit
188Bet4.5Bet £10 Get £30ReviewVisit
12Bet Sportsbook2.520% up to £190ReviewVisit
YouWin Sportsbook4100% up to €10ReviewVisit
Bet3655100% up to €200ReviewVisit

What We Look At

Our reviews are extremely comprehensive, and cover all of the essential factors that bettors need to know before using a sportsbook. Firstly and most importantly is the legitimacy and security of the bookmaker. There is no use having an account with a bookmaker if they are renowned for withholding funds or undertaking unscrupulous practices, as it doesn’t matter how successful an individual is as a punter if they cannot get their money. Other things that are taken into consideration include:

  • Design Of The Site: A professional and easy to navigate website is important. Everything should be intuitive and bettors should be able to find their desired markets/bets quickly.
  • Number Of Markets/Sports: A good sportsbook will offer a wide array of sports for customers to bet on (20+ is around standard). Horse racing is a sport that requires constant attention as it is on almost every day and odds move all the time, so typically on the bigger firms will price it up. On top of a good list of sports, it is important to have good depth to the markets – that is, a large number of different bet types for each game.
  • Generosity Of Odds: Bookmakers can offer concessions, have a huge number of sports to bet on, but it doesn’t matter if their betting books are compiled to criminal percentages. The closer to 100% the better for customers, and we look at how firms perform in terms of the competitiveness of their odds over a variety of markets.
  • Promotions/Bonuses: The ferocity of competition for new business in the online betting market has led to bookmakers offering generous bonuses and concessions when individuals sign up. However, there is a lot of fine print that comes with ‘free bets’ and ‘cash back’ and when reviewing a sportsbook, we assess their concessions and scrutinise the terms and conditions to ensure that the advertised bonuses are actually achievable (in terms of being able to obtain the amount stated and easily withdraw the winnings).
  • Payment Methods: There is a new payment provider/service popping up every day, and generally the online bookmaking fraternity have been good at incorporating new payment solutions into their websites. We look at the number of different payment types available with each bookmaker, their minimum/maximum deposit amounts, and whether they charge a fee at all.
  • Countries Served: Countries all around the world have differing laws regarding gambling. In turn, online bookies have contrasting approaches in whether to respect those laws. After all, in the vast majority of cases, the responsibility of knowing the local regulations lies with the individual betting. Firms do vary in the countries that they will accept sign ups from. We identify those countries where individuals cannot access different sites.
  • Customer Services: We look at how accessible and comprehensive customer services are. Can the bookmaker be accessed by e-mail, live chat and telephone? How many hours a day are the staff on the clock? Obviously a 24 hour customer services department is desirable, as if there are any queries with bets, customers want them resolved ASAP.

How Do We Compare Sites And Are All Sites Equal?

We look at all of the above factors, and access each bookmaker’s website to get a real client experience. Only by navigating around the website, speaking to customer services and identifying the depth of markets can we give an accurate assessment of a bookmaker.

With hundreds of bookmakers out there, it comes as no surprise that all sites are not equal in terms of their offerings. There is a real discrepancy in the quality of services offered by different operators, from the number of markets offered, to the competitiveness of odds to the professionalism of customer services.  Companies such as Bet365 and ComeOn are leading the way of the European bookmakers, whilst Dafabet have the Asian market well and truly cornered.

Safety Concerns

Customers should always be cautious when visiting an online bookmaker they have not heard of, especially if the website looks low budget. Some of these operators fold, and clients lose all of their funds without having a chance to retrieve them. Although there are some reputable companies who are licenced in the Caribbean (Curacao), the majority of rogue bookmakers tend to operate from this region due to the relatively easy licensing laws and low chance of legal action. Firms operating out of Europe are typically easier to contact and there is more likelihood of customers retrieving their money in the case of a dispute.

Another advantage of choosing an established and reputable betting company with a legitimate website is the fact that there is likely to be a more advanced security encryption, meaning that there is less chance of the site being compromised.

Legal Concerns

As mentioned, the legality of online gambling varies by country. Some bookmakers respect the individual laws of different countries, while others give punters the choice as to whether they want to contravene their home nation’s legislation. There is also a variation in how seriously governments of different countries view breaches of the law when it comes to online gambling, with some punishing the individuals with fines, whilst others target the operators rather than the people.

Scams

There are several ways bookmakers can scam customers. From taking bettors’ money and closing their site, to offering unrealistic bonuses, some firms will do anything to exploit honest punters. The bonus scam is probably the most common nowadays. For instance, a book will offer an enticing promotion such as ‘deposit $20, get $100 in free bets’.  Customers sign up in their droves and deposit their funds, only to find out that to withdraw their initial deposit and the promo money, they have to turn over the total ($120), 20 times on doubles with minimum odds of 3.0. Obviously the chance of being able to do this is absolutely minimal, and as such, the bookmaker pocket the initial deposit money virtually every time.

Not honouring bets is another scam used by sportsbooks once a bet has won. Firms will come up with baffling reasons as to why a bet is not being settled; collusion, incorrect odds, suspicious betting activity etc. In most cases it is very difficult for punters to retrieve their money.  Bettors who use bookies in Europe have more security in these cases, as many of the reputable firms are signed up to IBAS (Independent Betting Adjudication Service). IBAS act as an impartial adjudicator in the case of a dispute and the bookmakers agree to abide by their decisions. Online gamblers are advised to use these companies, as they tend to be more secure are less likely to scam customers. Read more on the angles taken by rogue operators in the scams section.

So there you have it. There is lots of information for bettors to digest when deciding on which sportsbook to use. Many will go in head first and pick an online operator with the best odds or the biggest sign up bonus, but it is worth delving deeper than that. Luckily, here at Sports Betting Online, we do the hard work for you and provide comprehensive, informed bookmaker reviews that you, the punter, can rely on.

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