There are a lot of really good sportsbooks out there, but there are also a lot of bad ones. We won’t sit on here and list all of the ones we don’t trust, because that list in is the hundreds. What we can do is list the ones that have an outstanding reputation! With that being said, here is our list of sportsbooks that we grade at A- or higher…
Best Online Sportsbooks
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We grade every sportsbook on a variety of factors:
1. Payouts: First and foremost, we like to be sure that we have no issues getting paid (and at a low cost). Different offshore sportsbooks have different philosophies and policies. There are a lot of stories out there about it taking weeks or even months to get paid by some sportsbooks. We only recommend those that are reputable and with no payout issues.
2. Odds: Sportsbooks all work a little bit differently on how they handle their odds. This category takes two things into account. First, if the lines come out early then the book will receive high marks. Second, how many games, sports, etc. are listed on the site for betting purposes. Obviously, the more options, the better.
3. Look: The usability of a web site is very important. The last thing that anyone needs is to accidentally bet on something that they didn’t intend. Web sites that easily migrate from section to section will get high marks.
4. Mobile: Similar to the “Look” category, we like to see mobile sites that have a great feel to them.
5. Casino: All of these web sites have corresponding casino sections built in. We judge how quickly the games load, the quality of the games, and how easy it is to transfer money into and out of the casino portion of the account.
6. Racebook: Though not as popular as the sportsbook and casino sections, Horse Racing is also a popular betting section on these web sites. Again, we judge how easy it is to make bets, etc.
7. Poker: The poker rooms are all a bit different from site to site. We judge which ones offer the best tournaments and are the most fun to play.
8. Promotions: Many sportsbooks have first deposit bonuses and/or promotions that run through out the year to give the user bonus cash. Some are better than others. Usually, you will find that the low juice sportsbooks will have very little promotional incentives while the high juice sportsbooks will offer a variety of neat promotions.