Welcome to our guide to betting sites where we show the best sites available, how to choose the best option for you and what games you can bet on.
Let’s jump right in and start with the basics, what are the best betting sites available today?
The best betting sites in the UK
#1 William Hill
William Hill is according to us the number one betting site in the United Kingdom.
They offer betting on almost all sports and if you are a big football fan you can find bets on basically anything.
The only negative we can say about William Hill is that their eSports betting offer is not the best we’ve seen. Compared to bookies like Betway or Betsafe the amount of things you can bet on is quite low.
Internationally, Bet365 is undoubtedly the best betting site ever but in the UK we put them one step behind William Hill for one reason; they offer more bets on football (which pretty much is the national sport of the UK).
However, for any punter, Bet365 is pretty much an excellent fit. Not much more to ask for as they have been dominating the betting industry for over 10 years and counting.
Betfair is a great online bookie for the experienced gambler. Mainly cause it’s the only betting exchange in the world, where you can actually bet against other players, making it possible to offer the odds you’d like to other punters.
It’s really cool, but a bit complex for beginners.
However, they do have regular bets as well, which is more than enough for the seasoned gambler.
Betting Sites in Other Markets
The UK is a leader when it comes to online betting, but in many countries around the world more and more people are starting to place their bets online instead of offline. Below, you can read about some of them.
Betting in Nigeria
Today, thousands of people enjoy online betting in Nigeria, and with sites like bettingtipsnigeria.com promoting local bookies, it’s bound to grow even more in the coming years.
The most popular sport to place bets on is (of course) football. The interesting thing is that the most common league punters in Nigeria bet on is the Premier League.
Betting in Sweden
Sweden is a recently regulated gambling market, with thousands of active punters. What’s interesting is the high number of players even though the nation as a whole is less than 10 million people.
In Sweden, people love to place bets on football, but also Ice Hockey, American football, basketball and skiing.
How to choose a top-rated UK betting site
Choosing a betting site is not easy for the untrained eye, but when you know what to look for, it’s a piece of cake.
Below, we have 3 areas you need to look into before you choose a bookie to play on:
- Check the licence – For UK players, you should only bet on UKGC approved bookies. For international punters, if you live in a country where you have a local regulator such as the UKGC, play only on betting sites with that particular licence. If your country does not have a local regulator, bet on sites with off-shore gaming licences such as the Malta Gaming Authority or The Gambling Supervision Commission (Isle of Man).
- Is the bonus fair? Some welcome offers come with lousy terms for the player. Keep away for those bonuses and go for the fair ones instead. For example, use betting bonuses with maximum 11x wagering requirements. If the requirement is higher than that, choose another bookie with a better bonus instead.
- Sports selection – Some sites cater to ice hockey fans, some to cricket lovers and some cater to all sports. There are pros and cons of every site, so try finding a site that really offers the most bets possible on the sports you fancy.