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Online sportsbook member reviews

TBarm7
04-16-2007, 01:37 PM
I use 5dimes for challenger betting. Does anyone have another site that people from the USA can wager at? Thanks for your help in advance.

Andre♥
04-16-2007, 01:40 PM
I use 5dimes for challenger betting. Does anyone have another site that people from the USA can wager at? Thanks for your help in advance.

I use both 5Dimes and Fonbet. Don't know if Fonbet allows USA members...

bad gambler
04-29-2007, 09:50 AM
Just thought it might be useful for people to share their thoughts on the books they use to cover tennis along with other sports they bet on given there seems to be a recent increase in number of questions posed by members here about certain books.


Use this thread if you have any questions about a particular book, and I'm sure another member here can help you out given we are all from various parts of the world, or if you simply want to give other member heads up about pros and cons about the current books you use etc


I do ask you to refrain from actually posting direct websites of the online book sites, just a name will do.

Gamblore
04-29-2007, 10:04 AM
Well, i am interested to know if anyone uses a sportbook similiar to Fonbet that offers Totals on Cards and Corners. As you probably already know that the bookmaker Fonbet has got a short limit on these types of bets. I know Nordic and Bet365 have there corners at 11. But am still wanting the Cards and fouls option as well if there is a bookmaker that does offer this. Marathonbet maybe a better bookmmaker than Fonbet, but i'd really don't want to take up Russian. Maybe i'll listen to it when i'm sleeping.

xcrap
05-01-2007, 01:55 AM
anyone had any issues with their books closing their accounts cause you profit too much? post away :)

jayjay
05-02-2007, 10:53 PM
Well, i am interested to know if anyone uses a sportbook similiar to Fonbet that offers Totals on Cards and Corners.

Hills have the corners markets set at under 10, 10-12 and over 12. You can also now back 1st half and 2nd half corners before KO, at under 5, 5-6 and over 6. You can back 2nd half after the 1st half also.

As far as bookings, their market is based on 10pts for a yellow, 25pts for a red (35pts combined for 2 yellows resulting in a red). They set their lines at either under 25 or 35 pts, 25-55 pts and over 45 or 55 pts depending on the expected carnage of the match up.

If you're looking at a card fest soon, Sevilla-Osasuna 2nd leg might rack it up.

bad gambler
05-04-2007, 02:03 PM
anyone had any issues with their books closing their accounts cause you profit too much? post away :)

That is pretty much standard practice for all the European books, especially the British based ones like Lads and Willhill

dave nz
05-05-2007, 04:44 AM
Bet with Pinny they welcome winners. They love betting with other books with the winners plays, as well as knowing how to move their lines.

dave nz
05-05-2007, 04:44 AM
That is pretty much standard practice for all the European books, especially the British based ones like Lads and Willhill

Add Stan James and bet$3.65 to that.

Gamblore
05-05-2007, 06:36 AM
Add the NSW Tab.

Eustache
05-07-2007, 11:07 AM
www.188bet.com

www.mansion88.com

Two solids Asian books (real licence) with Game handicap (1,91/1,91) and Over/Under as well on ATP and WTA.One bad thing only,we can only bet single.

bad gambler
05-08-2007, 12:27 PM
www.188bet.com

www.mansion88.com

Two solids Asian books (real licence) with Game handicap (1,91/1,91) and Over/Under as well on ATP and WTA.One bad thing only,we can only bet single.

Yes I used to have a mansion account as well but the fact that you were unable to parlay bets was unappealing

Eustache
05-08-2007, 03:01 PM
yeah and same for 10bet.They do offer handicap but with no combo available :(

xcrap
05-09-2007, 01:03 AM
anyone like the new centrebet layout.?

Gamblore
05-09-2007, 01:18 AM
anyone like the new centrebet layout.?

What the hell is different about it. It stills looks 80% the same as it was before, if you are partly blind, this site is for you. Personally i hate that bookmaker anyway. I hate that toolbar on the side. Only good thing is that they have one of those countdown timers.
I prefer pinnacle and betfair.

Alistair
05-13-2007, 06:35 AM
Centrebet's new layout is ATROCIOUS.

You can no longer check all the events you want to view that are closing in xx hours and there is no way to view your settled/unsettled bets. You can view your history but there is no way to sort them. I'm very unhappy.

xcrap
05-13-2007, 06:57 AM
you can still view the xx hours, just that its abit fucked up with the times,theyre all wrong, they removed the closing in 30mins but put a list of games on the right hand, side which is shit.

yeap the betting history sucks. far worst than the previous one which had undecided and decided, it also showed you the result which was cool. it also had green and red money which showed debt and credit which was much easier to read.

we should send them a feed back

Alistair
05-13-2007, 06:58 AM
we should send them a feed back

I have. Several times.

xcrap
05-13-2007, 07:00 AM
I have. Several times.

have they replied? what did they say.?

Lebowski
05-13-2007, 07:04 AM
For Americans you dont have much a selection

5dimes - Overall good book but limits can blow ..... plenty of betting options.. (best option for tennis)
thegreek - Is shit for tennis, release their lines extremely late but everything else is swell... Fast grades and payments
bookmaker - Solid book but options are weak for example no 2nd half moneylines
Wsex - Ok for your plain generic wagers but no variety... Lines tend to be weak
Bodog - Awful
Matchbook - growing exchange but still needs more members... find your best odds here

long live pinnacle

Alistair
05-13-2007, 07:07 AM
have they replied? what did they say.?

Something like,

"Thank you for your feedback. We have passed it on to the relative department."

xcrap
05-13-2007, 07:12 AM
cool, i might send them one later, push them even more.

Alistair
05-13-2007, 07:25 AM
cool, i might send them one later, push them even more.

complaints@centrebet.com

and CC centrebet@centrebet.com

dave nz
06-04-2007, 12:41 PM
For Americans you dont have much a selection

5dimes - Overall good book but limits can blow ..... plenty of betting options.. (best option for tennis)
thegreek - Is shit for tennis, release their lines extremely late but everything else is swell... Fast grades and payments
bookmaker - Solid book but options are weak for example no 2nd half moneylines
Wsex - Ok for your plain generic wagers but no variety... Lines tend to be weak
Bodog - Awful
Matchbook - growing exchange but still needs more members... find your best odds here

long live pinnacle



Don't forget betjamacia. Been using them for awhile now. -110 lines which is nothing special, but they offer everything for US sports bettors, covering all the sports. Allow u to buy points and teasers If thats your cup of tea. Best thing about them is their head of operations Scotty Johnson he is class. You know your money is safe with them and they are here to stay. Have had payouts with them all painless.

Nitefaery
06-05-2007, 07:36 AM
anyone had any issues with their books closing their accounts cause you profit too much? post away :)

I deposited $200 at nine.com and withdrew over $9000 a few weeks later. They were very unpleasant in dealing with me but the account remains open and I did receive the money

rod_steel
06-05-2007, 09:59 AM
Centrebet's new layout is ATROCIOUS.

You can no longer check all the events you want to view that are closing in xx hours and there is no way to view your settled/unsettled bets. You can view your history but there is no way to sort them. I'm very unhappy.

I actually don't mind it you get used to it after a while anyway :shrug:

Straby
06-10-2007, 11:50 PM
Anyone with experience at Bet24 here? I'm looking to extend the number of books to use for cycling betting and came across them the other day. Emailed them with a couple of questions and they responded within the hour, so that's a first big plus for them.

Limits shouldn't be a problem for me as I don't bet with thousands at a time. Or did anyone have problems with them betting with 3 figure amounts?

Are they fast with pay-outs?

I think they are focussing on European based gamblers and mainly UK so any help from the UK is more than welcome.

Their logo seems really familiar to me (I think they are into sponsoring UK football teams), but I can't find much about them on the net.

bad gambler
06-14-2007, 03:11 AM
The problem I have found in the past with the European books is they invariably are painfully slow in paying out

Straby
06-14-2007, 09:23 AM
The problem I have found in the past with the European books is they invariably are painfully slow in paying out

I have been playing at Bet24 for a couple of days now and I have even requested a pay-out to my Moneybookers account to test them and they were surprisingly fast (received the funds after 14 hours). So far so good. :yeah:

A_Skywalker
07-15-2007, 06:02 PM
I have been playing at Bet24 for a couple of days now and I have even requested a pay-out to my Moneybookers account to test them and they were surprisingly fast (received the funds after 14 hours). So far so good. :yeah:

WOw, that must be a record :)

Straby
07-22-2007, 08:33 AM
anyone had any issues with their books closing their accounts cause you profit too much? post away :)

Well Sportingbet has not closed my account yet, but they put a limit on me of 18 euro per bet. I have no idea why, because I'm not exactly a big fish. I do have a winning record there, but it's nothing compared to pro gamblers. :confused:

I won't miss their customer service (simply because it's non-existing, they never respond to emails), but I will miss their cycling offers. So beware...

A_Skywalker
07-22-2007, 08:37 AM
Well Sportingbet has not closed my account yet, but they put a limit on me of 18 euro per bet. I have no idea why, because I'm not exactly a big fish. I do have a winning record there, but it's nothing compared to pro gamblers. :confused:

I won't miss their customer service (simply because it's non-existing, they never respond to emails), but I will miss their cycling offers. So beware...

That is ugly from them. I was using sportingbet before a friend told me for Betfair's exchange. All I see in sportingbet is fixed odds- like 1.75 for the firsrt player and 1.85 for the second. You cant win money from odds like this. In the long term sportingbet always wins. In Betfair is different, people offer the odds and the odds are so much better, especially when in live play where you can dsometimes catch odds over @15

xcrap
07-22-2007, 09:53 AM
sportingbet have always been a tight ass bookie. if you have a winning record against them, they will limit you. even if its an average winning record, doesnt have to be PRO.

bad gambler
07-22-2007, 11:34 AM
Well limiting stakes is nothing new with a lot of the books like Billyhills, bet365 laddies etc

jayjay
07-25-2007, 11:30 PM
WH's new football layout is really fucking me off. You don't even have the option of an overview as you have with the other sports. Pathetic.

Jimnik
07-26-2007, 12:14 AM
Just joined bwin today and I was very impressed. The livestreaming is awesome because you actually get coverage of the 1st and 2nd courts even in MM tournaments like Kitzbuhel. And it's great to be able to bet on each individual game in a match and loads of other various statistics. Got to be the best bookmaker for tennis I've seen. :yeah:

But Betfair still has the best odds and the better Live Stream quality for the matches they show (probably not as many as bwin).

bad gambler
09-18-2007, 11:20 PM
Just an update here - bet365 have really revamped their website over the past week and now offering a wide variety of streaming of live events across many sports, including tennis.

I'm not a fan of the actual book itself given the way they ridiculously limit stakes after a few winning bets but definitely useful going forward just for their streaming offered.

xcrap
09-19-2007, 12:58 AM
how is the quality in streaming? biterate?

xcrap
10-16-2007, 01:02 PM
just realize i posted this question in the wrong thread before. moved...

in regards to centrebet...if a particular market didnt get enough action and someone places a big stake, they would limit their stake right?

dave nz
10-16-2007, 01:13 PM
I'm loving live betting, going through a patch where I've had more than is normally the case.
xcrap yes they will limit u particularly If two factors are the case 1) You have a winning record with them 2) As u say If it is a market with a low turnover.

jayjay
10-16-2007, 11:07 PM
For UK users of Hills, they have been offering Bet live TV which is pretty good. Much the same as the other betting streams on offer.

http://www.willhill.com/iibs/EN/betlivesports.asp

bad gambler
10-16-2007, 11:14 PM
For UK users of Hills, they have been offering Bet live TV which is pretty good. Much the same as the other betting streams on offer.

http://www.willhill.com/iibs/EN/betlivesports.asp

Seems like the trend which is great for users. I recently closed down my hills account but if the stream is quality may reopen just for this.

Mind you I have a bwin and bet365 account but have not placed a bet in either of these books ever :lol:

ryan23
11-02-2007, 12:28 AM
To be fair to hills the livestream is pretty cool loads of different sports and most nights their is something to watch, but i'm not to keen since they changed the layout,

Jaap you said only for uk users the stream is available? if thats true thats shit, should be for everyone

dave nz
11-02-2007, 12:42 PM
Thanks for the info been with Hills for ages but was not aware of this. Do they show NBA and NHL ? and what are all the sports they cover ?

Will check it out.

dave nz
11-02-2007, 12:43 PM
For UK users of Hills, they have been offering Bet live TV which is pretty good. Much the same as the other betting streams on offer.

http://www.willhill.com/iibs/EN/betlivesports.asp

Is it only UK users ?

A_Skywalker
11-02-2007, 12:46 PM
Is it only UK users ?

Yes, I have account there and it doesnt work for me.

ryan23
11-02-2007, 01:20 PM
Shame its only for uk users cause its the only good thing about hills, and to answer Dave i believe they do have those sports amongst others

L James
01-06-2008, 11:30 AM
What are the best books for tennis handicap bets?

jayjay
01-06-2008, 06:22 PM
Is it only UK users ?

At first it was just for UK users, but that has been expanded since.

There is alot of tennis this week and they are showing SIX live courts for AO. The coverage this week, as you can see, excludes those in Russia, USA and Australia. I imagine that will be the same during AO, which is a shame for me, as I'll be in the US during the 1st week of the AO.
http://www.willhill.com/iibs/EN/betlivetv.asp#

bad gambler
01-27-2008, 10:15 AM
What are the best books for tennis handicap bets?

www.5dimes.com

Pinnacle is pretty good but only offer the option for slams and selected masters matches.

Bolar Bolabi
04-01-2008, 03:27 AM
anyone had any issues with their books closing their accounts cause you profit too much? post away :)

No, I don't have a problem with that, but I do have a problem with one Book limiting how much I put on a bet when I'm winning too much. For example, I wanted to put a 10k bet 2 years ago on an NBL over. I did it over the phone. They had to clear it with someone that I could actually do that. They did manage to let me do that and alas the bet got up.

But, online, they do give me limits if I hit a certain amount so I have to ring up to allow it to happen. It sucks.

Bolelli Ultra
04-01-2008, 03:56 AM
I think in terms of clarirty, usability and efficiency, Centrebet is the best i have used.

I have account with other companies such as Betfair and Pinnacle but Centrebet is my primary use.

It covers most sports i am interested in, has decent odds and multi bets are very easy to produce.

Tennis World A
04-12-2008, 12:08 AM
It's efficiant being a member of top companies that give you free subscription to watch live matches online such as bwin and bet-at-home.

A_Skywalker
05-13-2008, 10:40 AM
I have a small site for gambling reviews. For me the best site for betting on sports is Betfair.
Here are the benefits of using Betfair sports
Better odds- As you are betting direct with fellow punters at Betfair there are no hefty bookmakers' margins resulting in odds that are on average 20% better.
Most of the online bookmakers reduce your stakes or close your accounts if you are successful. In Betfair your stake will never be reduced. They never close winning accounts. There are no limits. You can bet without worrying for limits.
Live in-play betting- You can bet almost on every single event live.
Safe and secure- Betfair has over 100 000 active customers a month placing over million transactions a day, making Betfair the World's number one betting exchange. The transactions in and out of the account are fast and secure. You can deposit or withdraw at any time.
Watch live video of many events(mainly football and tennis)
Credibility- Betfair were awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category in 2003. Betfair hold Memorandum of Understanding's (MOU) with multiple sports organisations around the world helping to ensure fair play.
Back and lay- The most important benefit. When you "back" a selection (be it an individual, a team, horse, dog or other), you are betting that it will win. This is just like betting with conventional bookies. When you "lay" it, you are betting against it winning. For example, if you're betting in a market on which team is going to win the Premiership and you lay Man Utd, you offer odds to other punters who wish to back Man Utd. If Man Utd don't win, then you pick up the backer's stake. If Man Utd win, then you pay out. This is what bookmakers traditionally do. Back and lay creates many new possibilities. Many new tactics.

You can also visit my review of Betfair at my site http://bettingwise.hit.bg/Betfairsports.html
and get a 35 euro bonus for new players

manuelmmp
06-21-2008, 02:15 AM
can any1 give me information about bookers that accepts e-gold deposit?

PD Im on 5dimes and fonbet...

Thanks...

bossboss
07-17-2008, 12:14 AM
Has anyone from Australia tried http://www.lasseterssports.com.au before?

any current members or previous members on board ?

bad gambler
07-17-2008, 09:27 AM
Has anyone from Australia tried http://www.lasseterssports.com.au before?

any current members or previous members on board ?

I have an account with them, use them at times for the footy codes mostly because of the lines & prices they offer are very competitive compared to other books ($1.93). Payouts are reasonably quick as well.

Main gripe would be that for other sports they are quite late in putting up markets

dave nz
07-24-2008, 05:05 PM
Has anyone from Australia tried http://www.lasseterssports.com.au before?

any current members or previous members on board ?

Solid as a rock. Only minor gripe, sometimes they have a market that appears on the menu of the site and when you click on it, its not up for betting. Like BG said too, often late coming out with their markets.

My fav books / exchanges = pinny, betfair, 5 dimes (for golf only), The Greek -purely because they have some markets they frame only for themselves and no-one else on the planet has it, Lasseters, Sporting bet Australia.

bossboss
07-31-2008, 12:53 PM
cheers BG & Dave, just joined couple of days ago , looking good so far.
notice the right side menu for markets no available , this is the only down side
Advantage better odds than CB and the others. Markets open sometimes quicker
so far happy

jayjay
08-01-2008, 02:45 AM
We've got reviews of nearly all the major bookie sites and exchanges at Priceform if any of you guys are interested for a quick look reference about changing books.

UK, European, Australian, American - you name it, it's there. Just click on the bookie for reviews and critical info about the various sites.

http://priceform.com/bookmakers/

For Betfair etc, just click on exchanges in the menu bar. Hope it's of some use to any of you. :hatoff:

bad gambler
10-23-2008, 09:01 AM
Has anyone from Australia tried http://www.lasseterssports.com.au before?

any current members or previous members on board ?

I hadn't placed a bet with lasseters for a while and got a message saying that they no longer accept any bets :lol:

Nice while it lasted

Gamblore
11-18-2008, 10:11 PM
BetChoice

Seems pretty solid. Offers just about everything in terms of Basketball (NBL, NBA, Spanish Euro etc) and other popular US sports. Not the best with football, but i usually use Pinnacle for that or Betfair.

Check it out fellaz, i recommend it:yeah:

Roddickominator
01-23-2009, 11:23 PM
Okay so i'm in America and looking for sportsbooks....I have an account on sportsbook.com and it's fine for NFL and NBA stuff, but the tennis betting options are awful. Any other good sportsbooks that allow US accounts?

RaghuBhai
04-11-2009, 08:14 PM
hi!!

i used to bet on all kinds of sports using bet 365 pinnacle... but after the law against gambling was passed here in US...i stopped gambling...is it still legal to bet online in US??..

a little help in this area will be useful..someone please reply and let me if it is still possible to gamble in US.\\

thanks....RB

Lendlforever
06-18-2009, 09:04 AM
Everybody always seems to recommend Betfair. I'm wondering why that is? Just because it's the biggest name? All things considered equal (and assuming they're not frauds), isn't it about a) liquidity and b) what kind of commission they are taking? Here's top100bookmakers comparison charts. very helpful in my opinion:

http://top100bookmakers.com/traffic.php
http://top100bookmakers.com/commission.php

game2win2009
06-19-2009, 07:22 AM
recently I found some new bookie with good odds bet7days who do their best to make payments as quickly as possible :)

A_Skywalker
07-19-2009, 03:22 PM
Because its a betting exchange. The betting exchanges offer more than 30% better odds, especially when betting on outsiders, at betfair I have made some bets that I cant make at bookmakers, if you want to bet big and win big its at the betting exchanges. Other than Befair, Betsson is also betting exchange and they take only 1% commission. While BEtfair takes 5%. You can find review of BEtsson here - http://www.gamblingsafe.net/online-bookmaker-reviews/112-betsson-sportsbook-review.html
Betsson s site just takes small commission on your winning bets, around 1% of your winning ammount

Everybody always seems to recommend Betfair. I'm wondering why that is? Just because it's the biggest name? All things considered equal (and assuming they're not frauds), isn't it about a) liquidity and b) what kind of commission they are taking? Here's top100bookmakers comparison charts. very helpful in my opinion:

http://top100bookmakers.com/traffic.php
http://top100bookmakers.com/commission.php

shmeeko69
09-08-2009, 02:20 PM
I think Betfair (http://ads.betfair.com/redirect.aspx?pid=11687&bid=1861) are the best because of the ease of use of their platform.

The fact that you can lay the outcome if you think the odds are
to short & back when it drifts & trade out for a guaranteed profit
& the opposite if you think the odds are to big you back & lay it
when the odds tighten is superb.

You start to get better at predicting, if the market has got the
odds incorrect.

The only drawback with Betfair (http://ads.betfair.com/redirect.aspx?pid=11687&bid=1861) is the 5% commission on winnings,but with much better average odds than the majority of the
online bookmakers, more than makes up for it !

Mark :bolt:

priceman888
03-25-2010, 08:59 PM
yes, betfair is the best for professional players.

I find this website: www.bookmakersexplorer.com (http://bookmakersexplorer.com) (the best website on bonuses)

philosophicalarf
06-20-2010, 12:59 PM
Betfair's premium charge essentially caps your RoI, as well as making accurate stake sizing very difficult. Pinnacle is the only choice for tennis gambling, all the rest limit you to pennies.

Bleeth
07-23-2010, 08:42 AM
What kind of limits does Ladbrokes have on tennis, and how quickly do they cut your limits if you're winning ?

Zovko v Lacko
10-23-2010, 07:58 AM
Who would people say are the best sportsbooks at pricing up qualifying draw matches?

aabhtslob
03-15-2012, 04:17 PM
anyone used matchbook.com for tennis? great liquidity and low commission... just started using them

bad gambler
09-07-2012, 11:45 PM
Who would people say are the best sportsbooks at pricing up qualifying draw matches?

paddypower

yeahdude
08-09-2013, 04:32 AM
betvictor-generally, great odds
bet365-wide variety of markets but i don't like the site navigation
sbobet-great odds, especially for asian markets

Juders
04-01-2014, 02:30 PM
Pinnacle (http://www.pinnaclesports.com/) is a good one, but recently they've raised the minimum bet.