Betting online has become more popular with the advent of mobile technology that allows you to gamble anytime and anywhere. There are several advantages to gambling online and these include:
- You do not need to go to your local bookmakers; you can place your bets right in the comfort of your home.
2. You can place your bets with your trusted betting shops in a fast and easy manner.
- Several online bookmakers offer Free Bets on a regular basis.
- You can make comparisons of different bookmakers as well as betting exchanges to know what the best odds on the selection you have made are.
- Online bookmakers often have special promotions – for example, each way bets that could include extra place, paying out when you have bet on a horse that finishes in the top 5 rather than the usual 4th position.
Opening an Account
From your search engine, enter your preferred online bookmaker and access the site. From the bookmaker’s site, go to the left side of the Menu and click on the “Open Account” option; it could be shown as “Signup” or “Register”. Enter all the necessary details that are required including a username and a very strong password for your account protection. It’s better if you choose an online bookmaker that has an offer for Free Bets for first time customers
Once you succeed in opening an account and are allowed access to the bookmaker, it’s time to deposit funds for the bets you want to place. Click on the “Account” option in your dashboard, and then click on the “deposit funds” option. Link your account to your preferred means of payment for your account to be credited.
Placing a bet
To place your bet, you must choose the selection you want, for example a horse racing category, most bookmakers will often on feature on their front page, a Grand National section. If you see this option, select it after which a bet slip with your horse’s name will appear. There several other types of bets you can place, which will depend on the bookmaker site you have selected.
Win or each way bet
Decide on the type of win you want: a straight win in the example of horse betting is where the horse needs to finish first for you to win; each-way means it has to be among the first 4-5 positions. The stakes on an each-way is double because you are betting on a horse to win as well as to place.
Taking an Early or Starting Price
The official starting price is the odds and they are declared once the race or event you have bet on is over. However, by placing a bet on the price offered by the bookmaker you are betting on the early price. The early price is selected by clicking on the “odds currently on offer” and this will guarantee that when the price on the horse or game you have bet on drops, you still get paid the larger price.
Collecting your winnings
Once your bet is settled, your winnings will be paid back into your online account. To collect the winnings, go to the “Account” menu and select the “withdraw funds”. Enter the amount you wish to withdraw which will be credited to the means of payment you linked to your bookmaker’s account (debit or credit card).