OT: Best online betting sites

Submitted by Marvin on September 4th, 2013 at 12:37 PM

I'm thinking of starting a gambling habit, and I was wondering if anyone had suggestions for the best online betting sites out there.


On a different note, did anyone else hear Joey Harrington do the color commentary for the Kansas State vs North Dakota State game? He was one of the worst I've ever heard.


His Dudeness

September 4th, 2013 at 12:41 PM ^

Why doesn't this country just do like Europe does and make it legal?

There should be a sports bet on the corner right next to the cash advance place.

I mean let's face it, if you want to gamble you're going to gamble, why not make it legitimate?


It just pisses me off. Legalize it already.

Jehu the Damaja

September 4th, 2013 at 3:24 PM ^

Whoops I apologize. It wasn't 5dimes that deposited it directly. Me and a friend went half on bets on some other site, and the site he used payed out winnings directly, but unfortunately I can't remember what the site was. I always ended up spending all my winnings from 5dimes so ive never payed out. On 5dimes you can deposit directly from your debit/credit account, but it might have to be a Visa card, I'm really not sure. Sorry for the confusion.


September 4th, 2013 at 1:16 PM ^

I've been on it for a couple of years and they even have a free pick em promotion for college and pro during football seasons. I won $400 in that last year


September 4th, 2013 at 1:32 PM ^

This is the issue I am having.  Many times in the past I have tried to put in bets last minute with spur of the moment type decisions, and haven't been able to with non-Visa cards.  This resulted in me having a few online accounts with $0 and getting phone calls from representatives.  I will not use Western Union, but am thinking of getting a prepaid Visa card or Visa gift card (is there a difference?).  Hopefully this will be accepted like a credit card.  


September 4th, 2013 at 2:16 PM ^

WesternUnion is incredibly easy. I have deposited with 5Dimes twice using WU and haven't had any issues. You can even create a WU account and wire money online.

That's easier than using a credit card, in my opinion, because I don't want to fill out all the forms and provide 10 different types of ID these sites require when you pull money out. I feel a helluva lot safer using WU than sending a copy of my photo ID to Costa Rica.

Dan Man

September 4th, 2013 at 2:34 PM ^

Coming from someone who has lost a little bit of money, but A LOT of time on sports gambling, just don't do it.  Sure, you can win some money, but you are more likely to lose because of juice and pay out fees on the online sites.  And you are certain to get wrapped up into watching plenty of games that you would otherwise have no interest in.  Also, because these sites are illegal in the U.S., if one of them folds or decides to close up shop and not pay you, or decides to hassle you about payouts, you have no legal redress against them in this country.  It's a bad idea.  Why don't you instead spend more time on a more worthwhile activity?


September 4th, 2013 at 3:04 PM ^

I really am sure that

1) Michigan covers 8.5 wins

2) Michigan wins the legends

3) Michigan wins the B1G

4) Michigan wins the national championship


thats all I want to bet on....therefore I need a site I can trust to execute these bets


September 5th, 2013 at 12:07 AM ^

I've just started seriously betting this year. As long as you have discipline and strike when you can, there is money to be made. I am a fan of the money lines. I don't mind putting down 5000$ to win 1700$ when it's a 99% win chance. That $ line is the current ohio st vs San Diego state line. Sdsu just lost at home to a 1aa school. There is 0 shot of them beating ohio. Easy $ why bet the spread?


September 5th, 2013 at 1:11 PM ^

Not to sound like your parent, but when you're dropping four figures on one individual game, it only takes one fluke outcome to leave you seriously screwed.  If you gamble because you think it's a cute little hobby, that's one thing, but doing it because "there's money to be made"  can blow up in your face.  I would never approach gambling as a money-making endeavor.  If you've got some disposable cash and want to make more, why not just invest it?


September 5th, 2013 at 2:09 PM ^

No doubt 5G's a lot of money but with a big enough stack, taint no thang. Also, investing is gambling by a different name. Bets are bets. Sports betting just has a stigma associated with it.

The other part about it is look at the return cited...in 3 hours (All you gotta do is...).

You're on point though, speculative markets aren't for the faint of heart.

His Dudeness

September 5th, 2013 at 3:40 PM ^

"Also, investing is gambling by a different name. Bets are bets. Sports betting just has a stigma associated with it."



I have never understood the term "gambling problem."

I mean I get it, but uhhhh... that's like being a "sex addict." A sex addict is a thing you call yourself when you're caught with your pants down in a hotel room on a business trip. Any other time you just call yorself Dave, or Tim or whatever your mother calls you.



September 5th, 2013 at 8:21 AM ^

for various NCAA BB Tournament "event outcomes"?  E.g bets on whether a team will make the Sweet Sixteen, Elite Eight, Final Four, Championship Game, Win it all.  I like to use that info to construct my brackets.  I can't say I felt that the info I pulled from various sites last year was solid. 

Also, does anyone know of a market leading successor to intrade.com (for an unbiased, or profit-biased, outlook on the outcomes of political events?) 

http://www.intrade.com/v4/home/  :(


June 5th, 2014 at 1:40 AM ^


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