When looking online for a sportsbook to place your next bet or open your new account, you will quickly realize that the online gambling marketplace is becoming crowded. Before getting lost in the maze of options available, it is a good idea to identify what is important to you in an online sportsbook.
This is a popular list of some things you might want to consider when making your decision:
Some players elect to make their decision based almost solely on this factor. Players will often be willing to take on more risk or be willing to deal with poor quality websites in exchange for larger bonuses.
Along with the size of bonuses offered, you will want to have a good understanding of the sportsbook’s policy on rollovers. A large deposit bonus is really of no use if it is going to be nearly impossible to ever be able to withdrawal.
Deposit Methods Available
Some sportsbooks limit the transaction options you have available as a gamer. Are you comfortable with using wires and direct withdrawals, or would you prefer to strictly use eWallet? Will you have to change your habits to use the site you are looking at? Maybe the more important question is are you willing to change your habits? If not, best to stick with a book that fits your current deposit preferences.
Obviously, nobody wants to be on the receiving end of poor customer service, but just how important is customer service to you? Are you willing to settle for a lower quality of service if the sportsbook scratches all of your other itches?
If you prefer not just good service, but over-the-top great customer service, you might want to consider one of the invitation-only sportsbooks. The invitation-only model allows them to keep the number of account managers to players at a very favorable ratio. If you want to feel like something more than just a number or just another gamer, one of these sites would be ideal for you.
Are fees for making deposits and withdrawals a deal breaker for you? Are competitive fees tolerable to you as long as the sportsbook offers everything else you are looking for? Frequent deposits and withdrawals tagged with fees can add up. Are you a gamer that frequently makes transactions or do you tend to do fewer transactions but just in larger amounts? If you have found in the past that you do a lot of transactions, you will want to pay more attention to the fee structure of any site you are considering.