this may be of some local interest
Way OT: Best online sports betting site?
My Grandpa once told me if you want to double your money fold it in half and put it back in your wallet.
But that seems boring as shit.
Also I have input on the OT.
I use Bovada and I think it has the easiest-to-use layout of the sites I've looked at. But they can be slow to post their lines.
if you don't mind the lines being .5 to 1 point different, usually less favorable, then the other sites/books. I use JustBet.cx and haven't had any issues.
I've used 5dimes and bovada, both are decent but I've heard of people having issues getting money back from bovada. Also, 5dimes seems to put lines up earlier and be less restrictive about some things like parlays and teasers.
i requested a check from bovada on 12/17, confirmed 12/19, received 1/7, deposited 1/8 and funds released on 1/10.
so not as bad as it was 6 months ago.
I have been using sportsbook.ag for about three years, they have great odds, and they run weekly free pick em' contests against the spread during football season
Are there any good sites that use paypal? I'm not especially comfortable throwing my information everywhere
what would you suggest is the most secure and user friendly combo for beginner bettors? I am not looking at making a living just betting small amounts for some fun
Ehh . . . that's what they all say in the beginning. Are you sure you want to start basically throwing some of your money away?
I've used Bovada and Sportsbook as well, but 5Dimes is the best IMO. It offers the best odds on futures bets, more player-friendly spreads and reduced juice, plus you can have payouts deposited directly to your bank account.
I'm a pansy when it comes to my money, so I use freesportsbet.com
It's Actually quite good and you can cash out for real $$$
Luckily I live in the south where bookies are more common than fluoride.
I use Bet US, never had a issue and never tried anything else.
They have some nice incentives at times.
Does Bovada take mastercard?
nope, only visa.
though my suggestion would be to use western union/moneygram because then you can use it to cash out.
I use betdsi. Been using them for a couple years. They won't put games up for parlay until Friday, so that kinda sucks. I've done pretty well so far. They offer a lot of bonuses, but I've never taken any.
I've ever had a problem with sportsbook.ag. Would recommend it.
to everyone suggesting sportsbook.ag to people, please stop. they are one of the worst books there is. TONS of issues regarding payouts.
not that anyone should use sbr as the end all in sportsbook ratings, but they have them rated as a D-.
like i said, take everything regarding sbr with a grain of salt (essentially you can buy ratings, also the whole betislands fiasco) but for the most part, their ratings are the best around. stick to A books...bookmaker, dsi, 5d, bovada etc.
Bookmaker.eu has been a pretty solid site. No problems with deposits or payouts. Website is very user friendly. Good online help. Odds are posted fairly quick, betonline is slightly faster. Bookmaker doesn't have many exotic type bets. $1.00 minimum bets.
I didn't try those yet but they looks greatly positive as per every one's comments here about it. I am just using Dynamite Sports Picks and also 5dimes is a good way to start. One thing I like the site is that they are fairly transparent showing odds and even showing those who wins.