Sports Betting

Online sports betting is a billion dollar industry that’s already regulated in most countries around the world. Even if online sports betting isn’t regulated where you reside you can bet that there will still be offshore betting sites that will take your action.

On this section of Online Gambling Pro we’re going to teach you everything there is to know about sports betting. We’ve written betting guides on every sport, sportsbook reviews, betting strategy and information on how to make money clearing bonuses.

Choosing the Right Sports Betting Site

Are you knew to online sports betting and have no idea where it’s safe to wager without having to sweat the payout? We’ve put a table of the best online sportsbooks below. We’ve bet with each betting site and have received dozens of withdrawals on time.

The two biggest betting events are upcoming for this year 2014. First off the Super Bowl of course, and this summer we can look forward to the soccer World Cup. To wager on these games we recommend checking the world cup betting site where they have more detailed information and tips for this tournament in Brazil.

Interested in knowing what goes into our sports betting reviews and how we choose the best sportsbooks? We know that most bettors don’t have time to stay up to date on what’s happening in the industry, but we’ve been in the industry for 10+ years.

  • Company/Owner Reputation: Before anything we research the reputation of the owners of a sportsbook. Searching on Google and the big sports betting forums brings up lots of information at any major bookmaker in the industry.
  • Payout Time: We deposit, wager and then test the withdrawal at every Checklist-OGPbookie to find the fastest paying sites. In the US people are just happy to be paid, but we want our bettors to be paid as quickly as possible.
  • Betting Selection: The number of sports you can bet on and the types of wagers you can make is important. I often bet on props or other exotic bets like 2014 Super bowl Predictions as they present more value than traditional wagers such as the ML or O/U.
  • Feature Selection: Do you require mobile betting because you’re on the go often? Maybe you require the ability to bet on sports in-play because that’s your forte. We take a look at all the features available at each betting site.
  • Promotions: When you’re betting $50/$100 per bet or more then promotions aren’t that important. However, if you have a small bankroll, the bonuses and other value added promotions from bookies can really help you out.

Setting Up a Sportsbook Account

Opening an account at an online sports betting site takes minutes. Follow the links above and register an account. After you’re done registering the account you have to complete your first deposit before you’ll be able to start betting for real money.

Sportsbooks accept numerous deposit methods including credit cards, e-wallets, debit cards and vouchers. If you live in the US then the best method to use is a money transfer (Western Union or MoneyGram), as most other methods won’t work.

Online Sports Betting Bonuses

The majority of sports betting sites offer new accounts a bonus, but not all of the bonuses are the same. Sportsbooks offer free bet bonuses and cash bonuses depending upon the bookmaker you join. Cash bonuses are better, but have a higher rollover.

If you’re just starting to bet online the best way to build your bankroll early on is through bonuses. We list the bonuses available along with the terms and requirements you need to meet to receive the bonus in each of our sportsbook reviews.

Head over to our sports betting site reviews and find out how to start earning $100’s in free bonus money. Make sure you read our bonus information to find out what countries are eligible for the bonus, the rollover terms and any other terms.

Mobile Sports Betting

The days of having to be in front of a computer to bet on sports are long gone. Mobile betting is the fastest growing segment of our industry right now and has been for years. Almost every bookmaker offers some sort of mobile betting platform now.

Some betting sites have native betting apps that you can download to your mobile device, but most mobile betting sites can be accessed on your mobile device’s web browser without downloading anything. Being able to bet on the go is a huge benefit.

Live Sports Betting

Live sports betting or in-play betting depending upon where you live is another huge reason why sports betting is so huge. You no longer need to bet on a team to win anymore, as sports betting sites offer hundreds of other live betting markets.

Being able to bet on sports live as the game/event is being played has become popular with casual sports fans. You can bet on just about anything in-play nowadays. An example would be betting on the next team to score in sports like the NFL or MLB.

Learning How to Bet on Sports

We’ve been betting on sports now for over a decade and have lots of experience that most websites can’t offer. You can read our betting guides to learn how to bet on sports, what types of bets are available for each sport and strategy to beat the book.

Whether you want to bet on MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, Tennis, Golf, UFC or any other sport the first thing you need to learn is how to bet on that sport. We go into detail in our sports betting guides teaching you everything you need to know as a beginner.

Free Sports Betting Picks

This section of our website wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t offer free sports betting predictions to our readers. We analyze and bet the markets daily. When we have a strong pick that we’re confident in we’ll be sure to share it with everyone.

New bettors are often intimidated by the online sports betting market because it’s unregulated in most countries. However, as long as you stick to the reputable sports betting sites in the industry you’ll never have a problem getting paid.

Make sure you follow out Twitter to stay up to date on everything we do here at OGP. We keep it updated with our free sports betting picks along with other industry news that we feel is important for the bettor to know about.

May 27, 2013 - Offer valid as of date published. T&Cs apply.