In this article, we will try to answer a popular question asked by newcomers to sports betting. How to choose a bookmaker’s office and not get into trouble when withdrawing your winnings? Below are some tips to help you avoid scams.
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Gamblers who bought into fabulously generous offers most often fall among thieves. A bookmaker who is not going to pay can offer the player whatever he wants. It must be remembered that there is no such thing as a free lunch. If a company offers bonuses that are noticeably different from those of competitors, then this is a reason to double-check this bookmaker’s office. In this case, one must understand that it is not the amount of the bonus that is important, but its purpose. For example, bookmaker bonuses for registration of new players usually range from 10 to 50 euros and are given as a free bet, the amount of which is equal to the amount of the first deposit. So, an office offering a € 500 bonus is most likely trying to cheat you. As for loyalty programs, which can be in the form of a commission return on betting exchanges or a return of part of losses in bookmakers, in this case, the amount is practically unlimited. Reliable companies are happy to give back some of the money they earn to retain a good client.
Do not trust the positions in the search engines. Many people do not realize that the position in Yandex or Google in terms of the reliability of the office does not mean anything. The position of the display is determined not by people, but by robots that read signals on the world wide web and react to them according to the given algorithms. Unfortunately, search engine robots are not yet smart enough to be manipulated. Having spent enough effort and money, even the most unscrupulous company can take the first positions in search engines. Moreover, they do not hesitate to influence the search results in any way and use dishonest and prohibited methods. At the time of writing this article, the first position in Yandex is given to Marathon company (this is normal, although the Marathon is not the best office, it is one of the popular Russian betting offices). The second position was taken by the website about betting offices that do not accept sports betting. The third place is occupied by Buker.ru, a bookmaker’s office, which is on our blacklist, and the entire Internet is full of complaints from cheated players about these swindlers.
Do not open accounts with companies that use intrusive advertising methods. A reliable betting company will never send out spam or advertise itself through intrusive pop-up windows. If you received a letter to your post with a “fantastic” offer that you did not expect, you are likely dealing with scammers. Beautiful pictures, short and “expensive” domain names like vegas777, positive feedback posted on the bookmaker’s website, not on an independent resource, do not talk about anything. Anyone can do it all. Choose offices that advertise themselves on respectable websites where only serious companies can afford it. The surest way is to look for recommendations on a specialised website, such as our rating, where companies are scrutinised.
Do not play at the office without checking the quality of the services provided. It is difficult for an inexperienced player to identify an office that has a quality line. At the same time, many beginners think that the more outcomes in the line, the better the office. This is by no means the case. A wide line usually indicates low odds and betting limits. This is because to supervise the odds in an extensive line, it is necessary to have specially trained personnel in the required number. It comes at a cost to even the richest companies. Also, with a large number of outcomes in the line, bookmakers will not be able to balance their risks if, say, one of the players decided to bet a large amount on an unpopular outcome. The issue of tracking the odds is solved by reducing them. After all, there is no need to monitor low odds, since they remain within the range of current prices even with significant changes. And the issue of balancing (hedging) risks is solved by lowering the highs. It should be noted that everything is relative here, one player will be satisfied with a limit of $ 50, while another will find the limit of $ 5,000 as small (the latter we recommend offices for professionals). The best bookmakers successfully balance the number of outcomes and the quality of the line provided.
Make sure that your bookmaker gives you everything that players at other offices are allowed to do.
Some bookmakers, after giving you one registration bonus, relax and stop giving gifts and promotions. Do not limit yourself to one bookmaker’s office if you feel that you have been forgotten. Such a bookmaker will “cheer up” your activity pause and lack of new deposits. After a few weeks, you will receive a new offer to come back with a pleasant surprise in the form of an additional bonus.
However, some companies value their customers and constantly delight their players with various promotions. Except for betting exchanges, absolutely all offices want to beat their visitors, but the difference between a bad office and a good office is that the first one wants to pocket your entire deposit, while the second one will only take a small part of it and this will extend your enjoyment of the game. The fact that you lose a lot may not be your fault at all. There are offices where, due to low odds and the huge advantage of an office over a visitor, even the most visionary player cannot win.
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