The bookmakers in town IMG_4957 (Photo credit: tomylees)
I’m often asked (mainly by newcomers) where to get information about the best betting sites to use, so to answer that question I wanted to do a post on some of the online betting sites I personally use and recommend.
Of course it’s kind of a broad question, because it all depends what information you’re looking for. So I will try to make a few suggestions of sites you might want to look at for different purposes.
As always if you have any questions about any of these sites, you can contact the sites themselves or just leave me a message and I will do my best to answer you in a future post.
Bookmaker And Sportsbook Reviews
If you’re new to the online betting market, you might be confused by the sheer number of online bookmakers to choose from. It’s understandable, there are so many companies all claiming they have the best service, the most generous odds, the highest free bets. How do you know who to believe and which one should you choose?
That’s why you need an independent website that compares and reviews the most popular bookies and free bets. There are many such sites, and more come along every day. One of the newer sites is also one of my favourites.
I found that whichbookie.co.uk offered unbiased bookmaker reviews and compared most of the big name bookies and free bets. The reviews were well written and easy to follow. If I was new to the online betting market, this is a site I would want to check out first before I signed up with any betting company.
Betting Promotions And Bonuses
Once you have accounts with a few bookies, you ‘ll have already used up their signup bonuses. But you still might want to keep up to date with the ongoing promotions that they offer. If you’re betting on a particular event, you’re much better off betting with a bookie that is offering money back promotions on the event rather than one that isn’t. That way if the bet doesn’t go your way, you still have a good chance of breaking even.
Sites that compare sports betting promotions are less common, however one such site that I like to use personally is sportsbetpromotions.com. This site gets updated every week with the top promotions for that week’s most popular betting markets, so you’re very likely to find an offer on the event you plan to bet on.
Research And Statistics
If you’re going to take your betting seriously, you’ll certainly want to do some research into the best value bets each week. My personal preference is soccer betting, and for my research I use soccerstats.com as I find it has the most detailed analysis and stats of any soccer site.
The stats cover a wide variety of leagues and you can go back through several seasons’ worth of data, so in-depth research is possible. Like all the sites I have recommended, it is also free to use.
I hope you find these recommendations useful, and like I said at the beginning, if you have any questions please get in touch and I will use these as the basis for future betting posts.