Way OT: Best online sports betting site?

Submitted by Jehu the Damaja on January 13th, 2013 at 10:49 AM
I was thinking 5dimes because I know a few people who use it and they all seem to like it. Just curious if the MgoGamblers out there have any suggestions? I'm not throwing down $1,000 bets so any advice for the casual gambler is greatly appreciated. Also, if anyone has sites they like to use to research before betting would be helpful as well. As always, GO BLUE! BEAT OHIO!

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Fitz

January 13th, 2013 at 11:03 AM ^

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.

TruBlue15

January 13th, 2013 at 11:04 AM ^

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

vnperk

January 13th, 2013 at 11:23 AM ^

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.

robmorren2

January 13th, 2013 at 11:39 AM ^

Bodog (Bovada) is what I use. I like it more than others I've tried. They give one free payout (by check) per month and only charge something like 4% for a transaction fee on deposits. Plus they have an app which is a huge plus for me. They seem to keep the spreads in line with what they really are (some sites will add/subtract a half point or point to favor the house). For example, Alabama was -10 (+110) and ND was +10 (-130) ... I made a killing off of that. That was a very favorable bet by an online offshore service IMO. UM is at +2 (-110) right now against Ohio. I figured that was worth risking a couple hundred (usually only bet $10-50 per game). Which reminds me, if you are just betting for fun, Bodog only has a $1 minimum, which is another plus. Other sites are $5 min.

tpilews

January 13th, 2013 at 3:49 PM ^

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.

wiper

January 13th, 2013 at 4:50 PM ^

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-. 

http://www.sportsbookreview.com/sportsbooks/

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.

bigbonedbrady

January 13th, 2013 at 6:49 PM ^

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.

 

albertdevant

June 14th, 2013 at 2:07 AM ^

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.