Where to Bet
The following online betting sites have been chosen because they have displayed quality customer service, have been in business for many years, are sound financially, and they take bets on MMA fights.
Founded in 1994, Bodog Entertainment, with its head office located in the Caribbean nation of Antigua, is one of the world’s fastest growing media and digital entertainment giants. Bodog offers some great lines for mixed martial arts events. They always have odds up for UFC fights at least one month in advance. Lately Bodog Life has been putting up odds for Bodog Fight, Heroes, IFL and KOTC as well.
Bet365 are the internet and telephone betting division of the Bet365 Group Limited, one of the UK’s leading betting and gaming groups. The group has held a UK license since 1974 and now has over 600 employees. Bet365 offers lines for UFC events. If you like betting underdogs Bet365 have the best lines out there.
BetUS.com is a leading online sports betting and sports wagering entertainment website, providing a safe and secure place for online gambling for more than 14 years now. BetUS has some of the best lines out there if you like to bet on favorites. They donâ€™t jack up their juice on bets like some sportsbooks do. BetUS also recently added lines for many non UFC events, and have been posting odds earlier than usual.
Sportsbook.com claims that it is the biggest sportsbook on the planet, and they are probably right. They started taking bets in 1997, and have over a million client accounts. Sportsbook carries MMA odds on all the major events and usually post betting lines on the minor shows too. They get their lines out faster than most betting sites and their odds move less than several other sites.
Should I have more than one sports book? Definitely…
It certainly doesn’t hurt to have accounts at multiple books. In fact, that’s a great practice of a strong bettor: it allows you to do what we call line shopping (looking for the best price on a given event). Serious bettors will likely have accounts at 4-5 books or more. For example, one book might find Sean Salmon at +500 on one site (meaning for every $1 risked you would win $5) and +450 on another ($4.50 for every $1 risked). You’d obviously want to shop and get the best price, namely the +500 line. Otherwise you’re just leaving money on the table…
The easiest ways to fund your sportsbook account:
Funding an online sportsbook account can be somewhat confusing at first if youâ€™re new to the world of online betting. However, we will take you through each step of funding your account and show you the easiest possible way to start betting today!
Credit card (Mastercard, Visa, Prepaid Visa) – Credit cards are the main deposit option for most bettors. If you have a debit card, that will also work as well. Credit cards and debit cards are also the quickest deposit method available.
Direct bank wire / Money transfer/ Echeck – Bank wires and money transfers are a very easy deposit method to use. For these options, your money will just come straight out of your bank account and go directly into your sportsbook account. If you need help with this, call the sportsbook and they will set it up for you right away.
Nucharge – Nucharge is an online payment system that is extremely easy to use. Just deposit money into your Nucharge account from your credit/debit card and then you can use Nucharge to fund your online sportsbook account right away. This is a great option for people whoâ€™s credit cards are not accepted at the sportsbook.
Check by mail – This is usually a last resort if you can not get any of the other deposit options to work. Checks by mail take a little bit longer to deposit (7-10 days), but if itâ€™s the only thing that will work for you, then go ahead and do it. Checks by mail are allowed at almost every sportsbook.
How do I fund my account if I’m a US citizen?
Since the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) passed in October of 2006, funding your betting accounts has become a little bit harder if youâ€™re a U.S. citizen. Contrary to what some media sources are reporting, the UIGEA does not make online betting illegal. The only thing this bill does is reduce the amount of ways Americans can make deposits to online betting sites.
One of the biggest reasons we recommend Bodog is that Bodog is the only major site where I’d say its still very easy to move money in and out. Bodog has a secure credit card option called NUcharge which lets you use your credit card to quickly and easily fund your account.