Many people believed that the internet would revolutionize the way they bet. It has also revolutionized many other aspects of life. Recent prevalence studies show that online betting is not as popular than other forms of betting like phone betting, going to the bookmaker, and being on the track. If you are still not convinced that online wagering is a better option than these other options, here are 10 reasons to do so:
1) Free bets They will often offer a free wager to entice you. This usually comes in the form a matched wager (you place a certain amount and they match it). This will double or even triple your money. These free bets are often quadruple around major betting events such as the World Series or the Kentucky Derby. This makes them an attractive incentive. What was the last time that you went into a betting shop and were told by the lady behind the counter, “Here, take $10!” It’s unlikely that you have ever!
2) Compare odds: Many websites allow you to compare odds on different types of bets across all betting events. It will surprise you at the differences in odds between bookmakers. Online odds comparison tools can help you find the best odds. This information is not only online but it is also free. You will not get the best odds if you’re sitting in a bookmaker all day.
3) Special Offers: Online special offers like “money back specials” seem to be more in demand. Online betting sites will often offer this service in advance of sporting events to attract bettors. It could be as simple as, if your horse loses or your team loses on penalties, you get your stake back. This is a rare offer that you’ll find in high-street bookmakers or on the telephone.
4) Other betting options The popularity of the internet has led to the creation of new betting markets. This allows for all kinds of betting options, and the final result is just one. These new betting options are not only controversial in certain sports but they are also very popular and will continue to be so.
5) More markets: Many bookies offer popular betting markets such as horse racing and football. Online betting offers a wide range of options, including foreign betting, political betting, novelty gambling, and many other bets. Some betting sites allow you to place bets on things like the 2nd Division of the German Handball League or Gaelic Football matches in Ireland. Before the internet, it was impossible to place bets on events or sports that didn’t occur in your country. This is a huge advantage for bettors who are interested in obscure sports and events.
6) Access to information. It doesn’t require a genius to figure out that the internet can provide all kinds of data, facts, and statistics. These can be accessed quickly and at minimal cost. No matter how skilled the writer of your paper’s form guide is, it will not be able to match the vast amount of information available online. You can easily access a variety of blogs, forums, and reports to help you in your wagering decisions.
7) Comfort: You don’t have to travel far to bookmakers (which might be hundreds of miles away), when your home is your refuge and you can make your wagers from the comfort of your own house. Bookmakers are often dull and boring places, with Formica chairs, poor decor, and a lot of sad faces. It is much easier to turn on the kettle, open your browser and look at the odds of winning.
8) Speed: Online betting is possible if you have reliable broadband internet. Online betting is fast and easy. There’s no need to wait in line, or miss the start of a race or game. Simply locate your stake, choose your options, and then place it. All of this can be accomplished in less than a minute. Although phone betting may seem faster than desktop, you will usually need to wait between 5 and 20 seconds before connecting to a representative. Why wait when you don’t have to?
9) Access anywhere: As long as it’s legal to place bets in your jurisdiction, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be able to place bets from any part of the world. All you need is an internet connection. Access your account from anywhere: You can transfer money and place bets wherever you are, at any time of the day or night. The majority of high-street bookmakers close at night, with a few remaining open until late. The same applies to several telephone betting services. Just imagine how much your hotel bill will be if you call in half a dozen of these bets.
10) In-race Betting: There is new technology that makes it possible to place bets online while you are running or during a match. This advanced technology is revolutionizing the way we bet. This is impossible to do in a betting shop or on the phone.