What do you have to do in order to start practicing betting? How to choose the bookmaker? How to open an account and make your first deposit? These questions are asked by any fresh bettor. We will discuss these themes at our article.

So, you’ve decided to earn your living by making bets on arbitrage betting. How degree of you success will depend on many factors and the main is the bookmaker you have chosen. This is the first and the most important step for every bettor.

There are a lot of bookmakers in the Internet that propose their services and at first thought there is no difference between them. So, what bookmaker to choose? Bearing in mind the experience of career bettors, we have gathered the most important factors which you need to pay attention on.

Reliability

The most crucial factor is the reliability of a bookmaker. You can find a vast majority of top-lists of the bookmakers in the Internet. Of course, they give some useful information and you can pay attention on the leaders of these lists, but don’t trust them without any additional consideration. Visit some thematic forums, read the opinion of professional bettors. Perhaps, you have some friends who have experience in online-betting. Ask them some questions about the bookmaker you are interested in.

Your task is to get sure that your bet will be accepted with exactly that coefficient you have calculated before. Some bookmakers think that it is normal to cheat the clients in this way. This also works with payments. If the bookmaker is biding the time and doesn’t want to make the payment you should cease your mutual collaboration. This is the evidence of a low quality of work with clients and you can even lose all your money.

Accessibility

We strongly recommend you to check carefully accessible information about the bookmaker you’ve got interested in. Where it is located, its legal address and contact details. Register information will explain a lot of nuances. For example, Bet365 is licensed and registered in Great Britain. Of course, the bookmaker with the registration in offshore won’t deserve bettors’ trust.

Customer support

As you continue your collaboration with the bookmaker, a lot of questions can appear. Either the question on money account or some services. So, make sure that the customer support is perfect. It doesn’t matter, who did you ask your question (via e-mail, phone call or website) the answer should be quick, brief and adequate.

Deposit/withdrawal methods

Solid bookmakers pay attention on the comfort of their clients and propose a wide variety of deposit and withdrawal methods. We can name electronic payment systems and bank agreements that allow the client to transfer the money directly on their personal account (and this proves the fact that the bookmaker is a reliable one as only very reliable companies can sign such agreements).

Action line

The higher the status of bookmaker is the wider is an action line. Besides the most advanced bookmakers constantly widen the list of sport events that take part in betting. The cooperation with such a bookmaker will be positive, profitable and easy.

Odds

In order to promote betting, bookmakers have to propose more profitable odds than their rivals do, ensuring them by low margin. If the margin that the bookmaker you’ve got interested in proposed is more than 7.5% it is profitless to bet with this bookmaker. The most accepted favorite among the bookmakers that propose the most profitable odds is Pinnacle

Bonuses

Good advantage for the bookmaker is the proposed bonuses. You can learn about them at the web-site of every bookmaker. For example, a lot of bookmakers propose nice welcome bonuses or prize drawing among the clients and so on. In general, you have to meet conditions in order to get them. Read attentively the rules and regulations and make sure you can meet with them.

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So, how to start betting

So, you have studies carefully all the factors mentioned above and found a reliable bookmaker and, perhaps, you have found good arb and are ready to make your first bet. Let us study this process.

At first, you need to register. The opening of a bookmaker account doesn’t differ from registration on any other web-site. But, bearing in mind the fact, that the process of verification will take place be careful while filling in all the fields of the registration form.

Then let us look at financial side. So, open an account at any popular electronic payment system as not all bookmakers give an opportunity to refund the account directly from the card. The most popular payment system that is supported by the majority of bookmakers is Skrill (Moneybookers). More details about this system you can learn by reading the corresponding article.

Then the process of cash-in follows. Click the button Deposit of Cash-in at the Account Page and choose the payment system from the list of proposed variants. Type in the sum of deposit and click the button Confirm. You can use this money only at this bookmaker. Please, be very attentive while choosing the bookmaker. It has to meet all factors mentioned aboveFeature Articles, including your own demands. Be very responsible and you will gain only positive emotions and experience that won’t be spoiled by “surprises” from unfair bookmakers.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Alex Greene are Senior Editor at Sports Intensity, an online sportsbook review site dedicated to providing objective sports betting advice to the sports betting community.