Avoiding bad sportsbooks

Posted by adironda
Jan 04 2013

Anyone who has been involved in sports betting for a couple of years know that there are good sportsbooks and bad, just like in any other sort of market. However, these two can be tricky to tell apart at first glance, especially for a beginner, because how is he or she supposed to know whether a sportsbook is good or bad when he has no previous references to compare it to? Although most sportsbooks are alright, meaning that you can play at them without much problems, there are a few sportsbooks that should be avoided at all costs. On the other hand, there are also a few bookmakers that have “something extra”, something that really makes them worth playing at. In this article I want to go through how you avoid ending up at a bad bookmaker.

As I stated a bit earlier, it’s really hard to tell the difference between a good and bad site for a beginner, as they often look very similar to each other. A bad bookmaker can often look very professional, but it’s under the initial layer that the problems lie. One easy way to get a good view over what types of sportsbooks there are around today, and which ones are the most popular is to visit web services like apuestasdeportivos.es, which is a betting central that was created to give newcomers a good start in the world of sports betting. At their site you can find guides and tips, but most importantly they have review most of the biggest brands in sports betting today, stating each and every site’s strength and weaknesses, giving them a rating between one to ten. They cover several different sections of each website so that you can know if they have good bonuses, support as well as game selections and other things.

One thing I always look for in a bookmaker is a live betting feature (you can find a ton of bookmakers offering this feature by clicking this link!). Live betting only came around a few years back, but it has quickly become an important branch of the betting world. In live betting, unlike standard betting, you have the option of placing bets on games that are in progress. This gives us plenty of advantages. We can get a feel for the match and how it’s progressing, which makes it easier for us to predict the outcome of the game. In live betting, you usually have a lot of different options on what to bet on. You don’t simply bet on the end result but you can bet on such things as which team will win ball possession, and which team will get the most yellow cards.

Another thing you should make sure that your sportsbook offers is a large game selection. Initially you are not likely to bet on more than a few teams that you know stuff about, but are your skills are improving, you are more likely to want to start betting on more unknown sports and teams, and therefore it’s good to pick a website that offers this from the start, so that you don’t have to change operators when the time comes!

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