There are numerous sports betting sites on the Internet and some of them are locally advertised, while others are targeted towards a more international audience. Below, you can find basic information about some of the most popular online sportsbooks nowadays.
Bovada is a large, diverse and reliable online gaming and betting site that is well-established and rather popular among gambling enthusiasts based in the United States. It launched in 2011 after its predecessor, Bodog, exited the American market and started offering its services to customers in Europe and in neighbouring Canada. It is operated by Bodog’s owner, the Kahnawake-based Morris Mohawk Gaming Group, which accepts customers from the United States, Brazil and Mexico.
The online platform is user-friendly and available in English, Spanish and Portuguese, while the banking options include Bitcoin, along with traditional methods such as credit cards and e-wallets. One of the best things about Bovada, however, is that all major sections of the website – Sportsbook, Casino, Racebook and Poker are available through one account. Sports betting fans have a wide variety of events and markets to choose from, although the focus is definitely on North American sports. There are mainly American odds attached to point spreads, money lines, totals, futures, and even entertainment props.
Betfair is a London-based online gambling company which combines a Sportsbook, Casino, Bingo, and Poker sections into one comprehensive platform that also hosts the largest betting exchange. It is one of the most popular and reliable sports betting sites on the web and is fully licensed by the UK Gambling Commission and the Malta Gaming Authority. Moreover, it comes with a high-quality mobile sportsbook with apps available for both iOS and Android, In-play Betting section, and Live Streaming of multiple events.
Unlike Bovada, Betfair’s Sportsbook is mostly focused on sports that enjoy great popularity in the UK and across Europe such as football (or soccer), tennis, horse racing, and basketball. Punters in the UK can also find multiple betting options on cricket, greyhound races, golf and Rugby Union events. There are plenty of other sports such as American football, ice hockey, boxing, MMA, surfing, snooker, etc., as well as special bets on politics, royal affairs, TV and film, and even weather forecasts. Betfair also offers punters great promotions, fast and reliable withdrawals, and a wide variety of currencies and languages.
Bet365 is widely considered the world’s best in-play sportsbook, which has great betting options for punters from all over the globe as well as a fantastic mobile platform. It comes with several sections, all designed with simplicity and user-friendliness in mind – Casino, Poker, Bingo, Sportsbook, Horse Racing, and Betting on Esports. Established back in 2001, Bet365 is one of the most trusted and reputable sports betting and gambling sites on the Internet right now. It holds licenses from the UK Gambling Commission, the Gibraltar Regulatory Authority, and various local agencies.
This online sportsbook accepts wagers on a wide variety of sports including football, America football, boxing, tennis, basketball, rugby, baseball, motorsports, etc. As most good sports betting sites, it offers betting on live events, live streaming, and all three odd formats. It is available in around 20 languages, including English, Spanish, German, and Chinese. Punters have access to betting news, various statistics, real-time updates and live alerts that can be received directly on their mobile device.
Located in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles, Pinnacle is one of the leaders when it comes to truly international online sportsbooks. Although it accepts customers from nearly all over the world, residents of several countries are restricted from opening accounts and these include the United States, Ireland and the United Kingdom, Australia, France, Germany, and more. Pinnacle offers interface and customer support in multiple languages, as well as a wide variety of currencies.
Although it hosts an online casino, as well, Pinnacle is certainly most popular for its sportsbook section which accepts a variety of odds on sports such as football and American football, baseball, rugby, boxing, hockey, cycling, cricket, and many more. Bets are also available on Esports and entertainment events such as TV shows and intriguing questions such as whether a human would set foot on Mars by 2025. Pinnacle also comes with free and easy to use mobile apps for Android and iOS devices.
Intertops has been around since 1998 but although it is one of the oldest sportsbooks on the Internet, it has an incredibly modern, mobile-friendly website. The Antigua and Barbuda based sports betting site recently revamped its design to offer customers an easier navigation and smooth betting experience. In fact, the online platform combines a casino, a sportsbook and an online poker room, with the first two being operated by Thinkquick Ltd., a company registered by the government of St. Kitts and Nevis.
Intertops Sportsbook offers punters to choose from a wide array of betting markets, including American football, baseball, tennis, and basketball, which are the top sports on the site. Of course, there are many more sports to bet on – soccer, golf, cycling, as well as a stock market betting and a separate category where you can find bets on the popular US lottery Powerball. There are various statistics and results that would help betting fans keep track of the events and teams they are interested in. In addition, odds could be displayed in decimal, fraction or American format.