Why Bet Online?

August 6, 2010 - by mosesbet · Filed Under betting articles 2 Comments 

Why Bet Online?

There are millions of people who bet on sports all over the world.  UK bookies such as Ladbrokes have been running high streets shops for over half a century and in many ways betting and sports have become synonymous.  There are now more than one hundred million sports bettors signed up with online account at multiple sportsbooks.  But what’s all the hype about betting online for?  I’ll try my best to answer this awesome question right here.

 First of all, online betting isn’t evil or reprobate – I don’t even know where this idea came from.  Sports betting can be an extremely social activity and with the opening of online Betting Exchanges such as Betfair you can now bet directly with other fans (skipping past the bookie in the process).  You can now lay teams and choose the odds yourselves – in many ways this is web 2.0 taking online betting to the next level.

The fact is, betting can be cool.  Testing your reading of the game and putting your money where your mouth belongs can be so much of a thrill.  When you know you’ve got money wagered on a game it makes is so much more entertaining to watch.  Betting on unknown quantities in the Europa League such as Werder Bremen – it suddenly feels like a Champions League Final.  First-time scorer, correct score predictions; it all makes the game more exciting.  Especially when you’re betting with your mates, sports betting can be very social, competitive and entertaining.

Betting online has many more advantages to simply placing a bet at your local bookie.  For starters, all the bookies are switching online anyway.  Even though Ladbrokes has more than 700 bookmakers on the UK high streets, they only need one website to cater to their 2.5 million online and mobile bettors.  Signing up to online betting sites includes incentives such as free bets and bonuses.  Rather than walking into a bookies empty handed you can bet online with 99% less effort from the comfort of your arm chair. 

The additional promotions, features and offers punters get from betting sites are out of this world too.  SkyBet’s Super 6 Weekend Draw is free for all players to enter and awards £100,000 to the winner.  The biggest UK online sites including Bet365, Betfair, Skybet and William Hill all provide free streaming TV events on your computer too.  Skybet customers can watch all the main Sky Sports channels with their online account – ranging from the playoff finals to Premier League and League Cup matches.

The final reason to bet online is that it’s easy.  Online bet slips, speedy transactions and a range of deposit options means you can bet on a match in under a minute.  Online betting sites cover a far bigger range of events and lines too, including even Politics and TV/Movie Awards and Reality TV shows.  Most betting sites now let you bet on the financial markets too and become a real trader – enter Betfair’s nascent TradeFair corporate trading brand.

So, in conclusion, any serious punters should be making use of the fantastic offers, promotions and bonuses they can abuse online.