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    BradyFreeMoney
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    As a low roller, football season only bettor, should I bother sticking to one site?

    If I only deposit $500 every year for NFL/College and make $20 bets and cash out at the end of the season, is it worth it to stick to Bovada and slowly grow my account?

    Or should I just sign up to a new site every year and get a 50% or 100% signup bonus?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Welcome to posting!

    If you are in it for a full a full season in any sport, yes take the bonus when available

    Only bettors who like hit & run (win & withdraw) in short time frames should decline bonuses

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hman View Post
    Welcome to SBR.

    If you are in it for a full a full season in any sport, yes take the bonus when available

    Only bettors who like hit & run (win & withdraw) in short time frames should decline bonuses
    Well I could take a 150% casino bonus and I have $30 rewards built up from last season on Bovada (was on 5Dimes prior).

    But Id rather have sports betting free play. Signing up for Heritage or Bookmaker (100% signup bonus) would be the better move as opposed to sticking to Bovada and building the account over the long haul to Hall of Fame level?

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    Heritge/Bookmaker > Bovada. By a mile. GL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Easy-Rider 66 View Post
    Heritge/Bookmaker > Bovada. By a mile. GL.
    Thank you.

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    yea with such a small roll for betting you should be trying to build it as quick as possible and bonuses help you do that. Again it has to make sense though. If a site offers way better vig then you should probably stay with that site even without any bonuses.

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    I would think a couple of sites you always need a back up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ballerholic View Post
    yea with such a small roll for betting you should be trying to build it as quick as possible and bonuses help you do that. Again it has to make sense though. If a site offers way better vig then you should probably stay with that site even without any bonuses.
    Thanks.

    I see Bookmaker has a 30x rollover for a 100% bonus and Intertops has a 6x rollover for a 100% bonus. Would it be smarter to just go with the 6x?

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    5dimes > Bovada. By a mile. GL.

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    Bovada will probably have a football season bonus offer.

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    why stick to one site?

    shop around to get better lines, bonuses etc

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    Ignoring bonuses, there are many better sites than Bovada for football. 5 Dimes has the most offerings although Heritage has better lines a majority of the time during the week. as 5 Dimes Reduced Juice lines usually do not go up until gameday. So if you like betting early, I suggest Heritage. If you do not bet until day of game and enjoy tons of props, I suggest 5 Dimes.

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    You are starting with a small amount of money. The truth is that these "freebies" and bonuses that sites offer are rarely free. Go with the site that offers you the best odds. Eventually that is what is going to determine your W-L record. Another thing. 30X rollover is totally ridiculous. You will never hit it. You want to be able to get your money in and out as easily as possible. Every site has it's up's and down's. A little investigative work on your part now can pay off big dividends later.

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    Heritage would give you like %100 or 50% cash or so on 500, plus reduced juice, plus cashbook.

    If I could only use one book, it would be heritage by a mile

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    Sammy's been a Player Advocate for many many years

    He will be loaded at these three for football



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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Odom View Post
    Sammy's been a Player Advocate for many many years

    He will be loaded at these three for football


    Smaller bettors really have no need for Bookmaker

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    LT right as usual

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterstpub87 View Post
    Heritage would give you like %100 or 50% cash or so on 500, plus reduced juice, plus cashbook.

    If I could only use one book, it would be heritage by a mile
    I agree here. Straightforward group that just has some software identity crisis every now and then.

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    horrible info throughout the thread

    stick to bovada until you learn how to win

    that is the easiest site to win at

    pinny has reduced juice and some people would rather play pinny than bovada?


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    best to not even bother wasting your time. good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAKEPEAVY21 View Post
    why stick to one site?

    shop around to get better lines, bonuses etc
    Yup. Not even for the bonuses or whatever but for the variety of betting options and line shopping.

    Sticking with just 1 out when you have options is a bad trait if you hope to become a winner long term.

    Best of luck this season.

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    its so funny how wrong you guys are on this topic

    i will make a thread when i am free

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    What these people are trying to say is this. Every sportsbook is glad to take your money. Every sportsbook has it's ups and downs. You will never hear a sportsbook accuse you of any wrongdoing when you lose. The problem is what do they do when you win? This is what you had better determine. Offshore sports books are a racket. No matter what anyone in here may tell you, they have many reasons, legitimate or not, of refusing to pay you if you win. Your job is two fold. #1 is to win, which is something that 85% of the people who post in here do not do. Any book will take money from a loser. #2. Find a book that you are comfortable with. Disregard anything that anyone has told you. It is your money. Your investment. You have to be happy with the investment.

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    Bigdaddy what books do you play at?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BradyFreeMoney View Post
    Thanks.

    I see Bookmaker has a 30x rollover for a 100% bonus and Intertops has a 6x rollover for a 100% bonus. Would it be smarter to just go with the 6x?
    Doesnt really matter if you plan on playin all season before withdraw, assuming you up should have no problem hitting any rollover. Never played with intertops, Id prob go w bookmaker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RudyRuetigger View Post
    horrible info throughout the thread

    stick to bovada until you learn how to win

    that is the easiest site to win at

    pinny has reduced juice and some people would rather play pinny than bovada?

    Bovada blows. Used to use Bodog before they went to Bovada. Would not post up another penny there. Weak shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RudyRuetigger View Post
    horrible info throughout the thread

    stick to bovada until you learn how to win

    that is the easiest site to win at

    pinny has reduced juice and some people would rather play pinny than bovada?

    Big difference between Pinny and Heritage/5 Dimes. Pinny is the sharpest book in the world, they can deal 2-cent lines if they want and still get you money (I am exaggerating but you get my point), whereas Heritage and 5 Dimes are more exploitable with Reduced Juice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterstpub87 View Post
    Heritage would give you like %100 or 50% cash or so on 500, plus reduced juice, plus cashbook.

    If I could only use one book, it would be heritage by a mile
    This. Stay out of their junk casino though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LT Profits View Post
    Big difference between Pinny and Heritage/5 Dimes. Pinny is the sharpest book in the world, they can deal 2-cent lines if they want and still get you money (I am exaggerating but you get my point), whereas Heritage and 5 Dimes are more exploitable with Reduced Juice.
    you are wasting 3 initial deposit bonuses by spreading $500 into 4 books which is worth more than reduced juice on football games the first year

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    Quote Originally Posted by RudyRuetigger View Post
    you are wasting 3 initial deposit bonuses by spreading $500 into 4 books which is worth more than reduced juice on football games the first year
    Depends on your volume. For me, more important to always have reduced juice, that will more than make up for lost deposit bonuses with time. Although the OP said he bets $20 per game, so on second thought seeking bonus may be way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterstpub87 View Post
    Heritage would give you like %100 or 50% cash or so on 500, plus reduced juice, plus cashbook.

    If I could only use one book, it would be heritage by a mile



    I see no offers from Heritage right now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hman View Post
    I see no offers from Heritage right now
    50% Cash Bonus on initial deposits of $300+ up to $250 Bonus (so up to $500 deposit)

    They MIGHT still have 100% bonus on initial Bitcoin deposit, I don't think they ever advertised it but they had it up to 1K,

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    Quote Originally Posted by LT Profits View Post
    50% Cash Bonus on initial deposits of $300+ up to $250 Bonus (so up to $500 deposit)

    They MIGHT still have 100% bonus on initial Bitcoin deposit, I don't think they ever advertised it but they had it up to 1K,


    Thanks LT

    Didn't see it on their front page so is this their standard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LT Profits View Post
    Depends on your volume. For me, more important to always have reduced juice, that will more than make up for lost deposit bonuses with time. Although the OP said he bets $20 per game, so on second thought seeking bonus may be way to go.
    if he bets 20 games for 20 weeks of football (which is alot for a rec player), its not even close to take a 100% bonus at only 1 book

    you might make it up in the first year, but by year 2, you would be up alot more using only 1 book and still be eligible for 100% deposit at the next book

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hman View Post
    Thanks LT

    Didn't see it on their front page so is this their standard?
    After you log on, click Heritage Perks on bottom

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