Online betting can be a bit confusing at first – should you bet with the person with the best odds, or the best offers. And are all betting sites trustworthy?
On this site we’ve written a guide that should cover pretty much everything you need to know. From how to bet on various sports through to the best places to do it, and even how to get the most value out of your bets.
To get started, let’s begin with our main betting sites guide which you can find below. This list is made up of all of the websites we recommend on bestbettingsites.eu – all of them are trustworthy and reliable, and all of them hold licenses in an appropriate jurisdiction (including the UK, Malta or Gibraltar).
The swiss army knife of betting sites. Easy to use website, very competitive odds and excellent offers. Plus live streaming, cash out and an excellent range of sports and markets.
Note: All of the betting sites listed above are licensed in the UK by the UK Gambling Commission. This is because a large portion of the bigger sites have strong ties to Great Britain, either because they’re based there or because it’s a big market for them.
Don’t worry if you’re not from the UK, most also accept players from throughout Europe as well as the rest of the world. Having said this, some countries have restrictions on where you can bet – we’ll be writing country-specific guides very soon.
What Makes A Good Betting Site?
There’s a big difference between a good betting website and a bad one. And it’s not just because one’s slow to load. A site with poor odds will quite literally cost you money as your winnings will be less than they could have been.
Likewise, a site which pays lower than standard places on an each way bet can make a potentially winning bet lose. All because it was placed with the wrong website.
And then there’s limits. Payout limits are an often overlooked factor when evaluating a betting site, but choosing the wrong site can be very costly. Whilst betting limits are defined by the amount you can bet and clearly stated when placing your bet, payout limits can be easily exceeded, especially when placing an accumulator.
Unlike betting limits, if you place a bet which will exceed a payout limit you often don’t get any warning. A slightly cheeky move perhaps, but one that’s more likely to do with how the system handles bets rather than having an ulterior motive.
Payout limits are calculated based on a series of factors including the sport, league, specific event and bet type. With accumulators the lowest payout limit usually stands – so an acca involving 5 EPL matches may have a maximum payout of €2m, but throw one lower league match in and it suddenly drops to €50k.
We’re not saying this to scare you, just to highlight the fact that two betting sites that look very similar on the outside can be very very different when it comes down to it.
This site is written by a small number of London based betting enthusiasts, with decades of experience between us. Despite what happened on 23rd June 2016 we still see ourselves as very much a part of Europe, so don’t let the fact that we’re Brits put you off!