5 Things That Make a Trustworthy Betting Site
With sports betting gaining more and more traction over the past few years, there has been a sharp increase in the number of betting websites.
Unfortunately, not every betting site is trustworthy or accurate, hurting new and veteran sports betters.
It’s important to be aware of websites that provide false information or take your money without permission.
During this betting season, keep your eyes open for possible scams, and use these tips to find trustworthy sites that you can count on.
1. It Uses External Sources
Websites that use information gathered from external sources and appropriately cite the sources make for a trustworthy site.
There’s typically a large amount of data to gather in sports betting. When coming from the wrong source, this information can significantly hinder your ability to make an appropriate bet.
On the other hand, solid websites that use information and statistics straight from the source (the MLB, NBA, NFL, etc.) can significantly increase your revenue stream.
If the website has an in-depth and honest odds comparison, this is also a great sign that it’s trustworthy.
Many numbers and statistics go into creating reliable odds comparisons, which shows the site’s credibility.
It’s not enough for a website to have numbers and assumptions or statistics. It’s got to come from a trustworthy source for the site to be reliable and accurate.
2. Website and Mobile Set-Up
Although this may seem nit-picky, bettings sites with a modern and sophisticated set-up and accompanying mobile app are typically far more trustworthy than websites that do not.
Large companies and trustworthy sites will take the time and money needed to optimize the user experience.
They care about how easy it is to navigate around their website, and they’ll want to give you opportunities if you’re on the go.
Creating an easy-to-use and understand website and accompanying mobile app is a top priority with trustworthy betting sites because they know how much it means to you.
3. Banking Options
Another great sign of a trustworthy betting site is that the site has multiple banking options. If they push you to use one specific form of payment or ask for too much banking information, it’s probably a scam.
If you’re betting online, you’ll have to enter some card information no matter what. But it’s important to beware of websites that ask for routing numbers, checking numbers, or any information that seems too invasive.
Websites that use third-party services like PayPal are typically more trustworthy than those that directly ask for your banking information.
Websites with substantial withdrawal fees or only allow you to withdraw money once a month are likely not very trustworthy.
It’s your money, so reliable sites should (and will) allow you to have more freedom over the speed and amount of time you can withdraw your money with minimal fees.
4. Very Informative
If you’re looking for a trustworthy betting site, look at the information they offer. Reliable sites will have tons of information and reasoning behind their predictions or odds comparisons.
For example, suppose you go to a betting website and see information on your favorite football team that you know is incorrect or falsified. In that case, it’s probably not a trustworthy site.
On the other hand, if you go to a website searching for the history of the LA Rams, and you find a detailed and resourced page full of stats and history, you know you’re on a good site.
5. Variety of Betting Options
Finally, you’ll want to consider the variety of betting options the site has. The more options they have, the more likely they are a trustworthy and reliable site.
If you only see one option or the site governs the amount of money you can put down per bet, you might not be on a trustworthy site.
Trustworthy sites will have various betting options, including money line bets, over/under bets, point spreads, and prop bets.
In addition, if the site claims or boasts that the athletes themselves have a say in a specific bet or have inside information on certain odds, you’re likely on an unreliable site.
Most professional athletes (especially in America) are not allowed to place bets on their own sport and cannot make predictions on game outcomes within their own sport.
If you keep these five tips in mind, you should have no trouble finding a trustworthy betting site this season!