Top tips for choosing a bookmaker in 2017

Posted on August 3rd, 2017

There’s no doubt that betting can be a lot of fun (not to mention lucrative), but to get the most out of gambling, it’s very important to choose the right bookmaker.

In the UK, laws are in place to ensure that bookmakers adhere to a strict code of conduct. This helps to protect your rights and keep your bank details and other personal information safe. With this in mind, it’s highly unlikely you’ll get stung my unscrupulous bookies looking to rob you of your cash.

Yet to make the most of your gambling experience, here are a few questions you need to ask…

What types of bets do you want to make?

Any online bookmaker offers straight-forward betting choices (such as straights, parlays and totals). Yet some bookmakers offer better live-betting options than others.

Again, all bookmakers will offer bets on standard fare like football. If you’re looking for the best soccer betting options, Bookmaker Advisor’s Ten Best Bookies for Football article is a good place to start. This website also allows you to sign up with several bookmakers and compare and contrast odds and books for the perfect mix of your favourite betting types.

Whether accumulators, double chance, or handicap wagers are your thing, you’ll find all the information you need on that website. Of course, you can also make longer-term bets, for example on the Premier League title race or Champions League.

Is the website easy to use and understand?

Whatever types of bets you want to make, you should make sure you find a bookmaker whose website is easy to use. With so many football betting options available, a bookmaker has no excuse for not making it simple to navigate and understand.

Is the betting slip easy to fill out? Can you make changes easily? Is there a way to cut your losses if a bet doesn’t like it’s going your way? A bookmaking website which has these things in place is bound to make your whole experience more fun.

What are the mobile betting options?

Mobile betting offers you a level of convenience that was unheard of just a few years ago. After a long day at work, you no longer have to your way to a betting shop in the hope that’s it still open. Now, as long as you have an internet connection, you can place your bets on the move – and you can do so quickly and easily!

Back in January 2015, Fortune magazine reported that “mobile gaming is tipping the balance of power” in the technology industry. As a result, bookies are scrambling to offer you the best mobile apps.

Look for ease of use, as well as the most generous odds and sign-up bonuses. With so much competition out there, you really are spoiled for choice. Again, the reviews on Book Advisor will help you to sift through the mine of info and choices at your fingertips.

Customer service

For the best experience, look for a bookmaker which offers 24-hour customer service and has a great reputation for doing so. Thankfully, most of the well-known sportsbook sites offer great customer service.

To find the best bookie for you, read reviews to see how quickly each bookmaker deals with issues and answers questions. The best bookmakers also offer several ways to get in touch with them, as well as giving you a choice of methods to withdraw and deposit cash.

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