Bettingtips.net’s Best Bookmaker Awards 2018
Do you love to place wagers online? Always looking for the top betting sites? Or maybe you’ve got experience of betting site offers that you want to share with other people? If so, we’re looking for you! Come vote on our Bettingtips.net’s bookmaker awards so your fellow players can benefit from your betting experience and your own knowledge of bookie’s sites. Each and every vote is cast from fellow players. There’s no third party or ‘industry expert’ giving their opinion. Instead we encourage all of our readers to give their own opinions to develop the online betting community now and into the future. Your advice will be helping other players find the top betting sites in UK and beyond. Theirs will help you out, too. You may even find a new bookie thanks to our voting system.
There are awards in six different categories; Best Bookmaker, Best No Deposit Bonus, Best Cash Out Betting Sites, Best Betting Apps, Best Betting Sites with Free Bets and Best Football Betting Sites. Cast your votes on as many of these awards as you like to make sure your opinion counts.
If you’re wondering what the best online bookmaker is, then look no further. In this award, our readers place their votes for the best bookmaker.
Best No Deposit Bonus
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Best Cash Out Betting Sites
What are the best betting sites for cash out? We have asked the users. Check out the toplist here.
Best Betting Apps
Are you mainly placing bets on you phone? In that case you should check out and vote for your favorite in our App Awards.
Best Betting Sites with Free Bets
Are you looking for a bookmaker that offers free bets? Or did you already find your favorite? Check out our toplist and vote now!
Best Football Betting Sites
Is football your favorite thing in the world? In that case you should vote for your favorite betting site for football betting here.
Last Year’s Top Betting Sites
Our Bettingtips.net’s Bookmaker Awards follow on from a very successful year of voting last year where we crowned five different bookmakers over six awards. Betway were the clear winner last year scooping not only the Best Bookmaker 2017, but also the Best No Deposit Bonus 2017, too. Other winners included Mr Green, industry stalwart William Hill, Coral, and the ever popular 888Sport. Will these bookmakers take the silverware again this year, or will they be relegated to the bottom of their respective table? There’s only one way to find out. Place your votes carefully and keep an eye on each of those categories. The toplist can change from day to day as more votes are placed by our readers. Don’t worry if you do change your mind after casting your vote, though. You’re free to change your team of choice from now until the awards are handed out. Without further ado, let’s find out a little more about those bookmakers that sat high as the top sport betting sites for 2017.
These are the Awards on Bettingtips.net
The Best Bookmaker 2018
The Best No Deposit Bonus 2018
The Best Cash Out Betting Site 2018
The Best Betting App 2018
The Best Betting Site With Free Bets 2018
The Best Football Betting Site 2018
The Benefits of Bettingtips.net Awards
Voting in our Bettingtips.net awards is a great way of sharing your opinions on the top betting sites available to UK players. Bookmakers will be able to gain real, constructive feedback on how players view their websites, which in turn could be used to improve their websites. You’ll also be able to help out all of your fellow players by letting them know which bookmakers are great and which should be avoided like the plague.
If you’re looking for a little inspiration on who to choose, how about reading our bookmaker or bonus reviews which will give you a detailed breakdown of a selected bookmaker’s services. Once you’ve decided on who to vote for, place your vote using the simple web form. Don’t worry if you change your mind. You can amend your vote to another bookie in the nominated list.
What Makes A Great Bookmaker?
Every reader will have their own suggestions on what makes a world class bookmaker. None of these are right or wrong, it’s all down to your own personal preference. Perhaps you prefer a small selection of sports to a larger site. Maybe bonuses are key in your betting game, so favour sites with plenty of those deals? To help you cast your vote more easily we’ve come up with a few pointers on what we consider when deciding whether a bookmaker is good or just average.
The list is not exhaustive, but if you’re stuck, feel free to use them to help you decide who to vote for in our annual awards. Remember there are six categories; Best Bookmaker, Best No Deposit Bonus, Best Cash Out Betting Sites, Best Betting Apps, Best Betting Sites with Free Bets and Best Football Betting Sites. Feel free to vote for as many categories as you like.
The best bookmakers in our opinion have great welcome bonuses that offer players a taste of what it’s like to place bets on the bookie’s site. The bonus doesn’t have to be large, some of the better ones aren’t, but we do prefer one with very few restrictions attached to it.
Wagering requirements that are low can be found easily, with some bookmakers omitting all wagering attached to a sports deal. Some bonuses also restrict the betting markets or bet types you can place, so beware that when voting. Those with the best welcome bonuses offer the best flexibility without compromising on site interaction.
The more betting markets the better as far as we’re concerned. Some players prefer the less-is-more approach, but we love being spoiled for choice when it comes to sports. We’d expect to see a healthy mix of common and less-commonly seen sporting events such as football, golf, cricket and horse racing alongside Gaelic football, esports and karate, for example. We find that on average, most bookmakers have around 30 different sports to choose from, although some bookmakers offer many more.
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Ever heard of the adage “The customer is king?” Well, when it comes to sports betting, that has never been more true. Customer service is something that many businesses pride themselves on, but with online gambling it becomes less of a customary measure and more of a website essential. Some bookmakers require customer service contact to register a promotional bonus, for example. Most, if not all bookmakers will also request personal ID if you win a large sum of cash. Again, this is interaction with customer service at its core. If you can’t get hold of one of the team members either via phone, email, live chat or social media then you have a problem. Good customer support should be the backbone of any bookie. If it’s not, then customer beware.
Tying on from the customer service topic is site security. When a player signs up with a bookmakers’ site they do so understanding that there is a certain level of risk. When they give their personal information to register on the site and add their payment details, these should be treated with care. You’ll find many bookmakers use SSL encryption which encrypts personal information making it harder to expose. Personal information may also be stored off site to prevent data breaches. A good bookmaker will mention the methods they use to keep your personal information safe. Be sure to check before signing up.
Most bookmakers will allow you to make deposits and withdrawals using credit and debit card, but it’s those that allow other payment methods for added flexibility that really draw our attention. More and more bookmakers are now using Neteller, Skrill and Paypal to make deposits and withdrawals, although often these cannot be used when bookmaker bonuses are involved. Others are more daring still, allowing direct bank transfers, money deposits from high street bookmakers and even the anonymous currency exchange of Bitcoin for payment. Generally, the more payment methods the better in our book. Although extra caution should be used with ewallets and Bitcoin due to their off-site transactions.
Our Top 5 Bookmaker
Lots of betting markets available
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Live streaming for some markets
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Good design makes the website simple to use.
Excellent range of sports and betting markets.
Good mobile site and apps available for both iOS and Android.
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Good website design, very easy to navigate around.
Strong customer service options.
Excellent range of live betting markets available.
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A generous TonyBet sign up bonus
Several years of betting experience
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A mobile app suitable for Android and iPhone users.
Huge deposit bonuses on casino and sports.
An easy to use website layout makes playing simple.
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