How to Choose a US Sportsbook?

December 9, 2011 - by mosesbet · Filed Under US Sports Betting Comments Off on How to Choose a US Sportsbook? 

The most important decision any sports bettor is going to make is choosing where to bet. The only land-based betting shops in the United States are in Nevada, which makes it difficult to gamble if you don’t live in Nevada.

If you’d like to bet on sports and you’re unable to bet in Nevada your only other option is to bet with an online sportsbook. There are numerous online sportsbooks that you can wager with if you live in the USA, but it’s important that you know your facts before you start betting online.

If you’ve never placed a bet online you may be a bit intimated with the industry. Millions of Americans place wagers on sports online and it’s a massive industry. At the same time you need to be cautious as a new bettor because there are lots of rogue sportsbooks that you need to watch out for. We’re going to take a look at a few factors every new bettor needs to consider before choosing a US sportsbook to bet with. Unfortunately many of the best European and UK sportsbooks aren’t open to Americans, but there are still plenty of solid US sportsbooks that are 100% safe and secure.

  • Always look to see if the sportsbook is licensed. Betting with a licensed sportsbook is always safer, but in the USA some of your best options aren’t going to be licensed sportsbooks due to the regions they operate in.
  • I always look at the reputation and financial status of sportsbooks because several sportsbooks have shutdown due to not having enough money. If a sportsbook has been having payout issues or slow pay problems it’s usually a sign of bad things down the road, which means you should never bet with a sportsbook having financial problems.
  • After you have a short list of US sportsbooks with a great reputation and great finances you should start looking at other important factors such as the betting selection at the sportsbook. If you bet on MMA you’re going to bet with a different sportsbook than a bettor that bets on MLB. Certain sportsbooks offer better odds on certain sports, which means that if you only bet on a single sport you should choose the sportsbook with the best odds and types of bets for the sports you want to wager on.
  • The last thing that you need to look at is the banking options available at the US sportsbook you want to bet with. Right now the processing isn’t the best in the online sportsbook industry. US bettors will find it difficult to find a deposit option and withdrawals often take a couple weeks at the bare minimum if you live in the USA. Processing is a big problem for US bettors, but it’s a factor that isn’t going to be going away anytime soon, so you simply need to do your best to work around the current processing problems that US sportsbooks are dealing with. 

It’s much more difficult choosing a US sportsbook than it is choosing a sportsbook in any other country. US bettors have a limited number of online sportsbooks compared to bettors in other countries and a lot of the US sportsbooks aren’t that reputable. Many of them aren’t licensed and have horrible finances, which most bettors simply don’t know about. We pride ourselves on offering our visitors with the best US sportsbooks to bet with and we’re always conducting new research on the market.