Four Tips before Betting with a New Online Sportsbook

While there are many things to consider when choosing a brand new online sportsbook, SBR has four tips that players are advised to consider before posting up with a new betting site.

These tips are timeless and applicable for the entire sports calendar, whether it is a week removed from the start of the NFL season or the Champions League final.

Players are invited to give their feedback on the four tips below by writing an e-mail to

#1. Find the Sportsbook's Rating
The sportsbook rating guide, developed in 2002 after three years of analyzing sports betting websites, lists ratings on more than 200 active online sportsbooks and has a complete history of more than 1,000 sportsbooks.

#2. Browse Sportsbooks who have been voted best by SBR Forum members
The best sportsbooks directory lists websites that have consistently been voted at the top of the annual SBR posters' poll held once a year. Sportsbooks that are not in good standing with users are not listed on the page.

#3. Check for Sportsbook Bonuses
While the size of the starting sportsbook cash or free play bonus should not be the sole factor

#4. Word of Mouth
At the end of the day, whether shopping for a new sportsbook to call home for the NFL season or simply looking for feedback on the latest iPhone or Galaxy smartphone, consumers like hearing from other consumers who have experience on a given subject or with a product. The online sportsbook universe is really no differnet.

Players can share experiences with one another by using the SBR Sportsbook & Industry forum.

Players who encounter difficulty with an online sportsbook can file a sportsbook complaint with SBR.




Posters' Poll Pts Rating
#1 5Dimes 675
#2 Heritage 665
#3 Bookmaker 380
#4 Pinnacle 310
#5 BetOnline 165
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