One bookmaker gives great bonuses, another has high odds, and a third has great customer service. Which bookmaker should you choose and what does it depend on? How to choose the best bookmaker? In this article you will learn how to do it step by step.

Key features of a good bookmaker

Reliability of the bookmaker

The first and most important issue is always safety. You can be the best typer in the world, but if you deposit money with a bookmaker who is a scammer, you won’t earn anything from it, in fact the opposite.

The credibility of foreign bookmakers largely depends on the quality of the gambling regulatory commission in the country where the bookmaker is licensed. There are also bookmakers or gambling operators who have not purchased any license. Using such operators is asking for trouble.

In the case of bookmakers you know poorly, I would seek the opinions of other players and authorities (such as myself). The vast majority of player reviews will be negative. So don’t focus on the number of negative comments, but on what type of problems players encounter when dealing with a particular bookmaker. Also, see what they like.

Bonuses and promotions

The vast majority of players, especially beginners, are heavily into welcome bonuses and bookmaker promotions. This is not surprising, as taking advantage of bonuses gives them a better chance of winning in a market where the bookmaker has a knowledge advantage over them.

Enjoying an extra cash injection can therefore be part of a player’s strategy. Of course, each bonus regulation restricts the player in some way through additional conditions to be met. However, if bonus-seeking is a player’s dominant strategy, I would rank the order of registration with bookmakers according to the following criteria:

  • 100-200% bonuses that have a low amount bonus.
  • 50-100% bonuses with easy wagering terms.
  • 0-50% bonuses with easy wagering terms.

In general, the idea is to make your budget grow as much as possible in the shortest possible time, but at the same time to take advantage of the bookmaker’s maximum offer (taking a 100 USD bonus when the bookmaker offers 100% up to 2000 USD is better left for later).

High odds and high stake limits

On the other side of the pole of bonuses and promotions is the high quality of the odds, which manifests itself in the bookmaker’s low margins in selected markets. High odds are usually accompanied by high limits, but there are exceptions.

It should be made clear that individual bookmakers specialize in specific sports. Some have the best odds on soccer, and have high margins on other sports. For other bookmakers, you will find the best odds on American sports, while on soccer they will be very poor.

That’s why it’s so important to choose a bookmaker for a specific strategy. If you haven’t established it yet, go back to the beginning of the article and do it now. As you can see, it’s impossible to choose a bookmaker if you don’t know what sport you’re betting on, are you looking for high quality odds or are you targeting promotions?

You’ll find high odds at bookmakers that have little or no promotions.

Wide range of sports betting

For some players, promotions and bonuses, as well as the size of the margin, do not matter much if they are betting on niche markets. In such a case, the breadth of the offer, or the specialization of a particular bookmaker in a particular market, can matter much more than other factors. For example, if a player is betting on women’s soccer, speedway or betting on players in the NBA league, he may simply not find it on offer at standard bookmakers.

If your strategy focuses on a market that is not very popular, your choice of bookmaker will be very limited. You can look for one on your own, or write to me to request a list of bookmakers for your strategy.

Payment methods offered

Payment methods usually do not matter much because with most bookmakers there is always some way to deposit and withdraw money from them. What remains is the question of the player’s convenience and the amount of time it takes to do so. So if you have bookmakers on your list who offer convenient payment methods then this can be their big advantage.

In the case of legal bookmakers, payment methods are of marginal importance. In the case of foreign bookmakers, the matter is already quite complicated and you need to spend more time to study the topic well.

In the case of some payments, the cost of deposits and withdrawals can be important, as well as the speed of processing. Deposits usually come in a flash. More important is the speed of withdrawals, because here it can be very different.

Almost all companies accept EUR and USD. The lack of local currency can be a kind of barrier that exposes us to additional costs. In this case, you need to consider the advantages and disadvantages of the lack of our national currency (there will be costs of currency conversion and exchange rate fluctuations).

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