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Sports Gambling Tips - Picking the Perfect Bookie

by Miquel Smallwood (2021-02-10)

Faced with today's negativity towards sports gambling and bookies' portrayal in popular movies as out to rob you of every dime in, finding a bookie that suits you can seem unimaginable.

Even though it's true that bookies can only make money when you lose, that doesn't mean that all of them are completely against you. Some recognize that their winnings are just as much a gamble as yours and their job is to balance out the wins and losses so at the end of the night, it's not them that get robbed.

The number one thing that you must do to find the bookie for you is research. Don't just take the advice of a friend, or ask around where you think you'll find one. Sports betting takes skill and if you really want to find a great bookie, you've got to dig.
Wouldn't you rather know something about the bookie before you meet him, rather than going in blind? That's where sports betting review sites come in handy. Along the lines of "Angie's List," bookies are listed and graded or scored, coming with multiple customer reviews.

To really find a good one, it's going to take a while, so don't just go with the first one that you find. Make sure to compare with other good ones so you can find the right fit for you.

As with any site that rates customer service, you're bound to find negative reviews on even the best bookies.

People will lose a bet, and in the heat of the moment, take it out on their bookie. This is why it's important to look for one that's well known with a sizeable amount of reviews that you can easily measure their credibility from. Make your decision from the reviews strictly about the customer's sports betting experience with the bookie that include payouts, easy contact, and level of customer service.

Once you've found a few bookies that look to be a good fit for you, narrow down the list by looking at the fine print. This includes the level of betting minimums and, in some cases, sign-up or loyalty bonuses. If the betting minimums are low, you've only got to put down a small amount of money to start.

Never let your first sports bet be a large amount. If any sign-up or loyalty bonuses are offered, make sure that in order to get these bonuses, you don't have to place a certain number of bets or commit to a long term membership.

If you think that you've found the bookie that fits your sports gambling dream, make sure they're knowledgeable and professional.

A bookie that won't alert you of any sports handicaps that could affect your bet is not the one for you. As sports betting not only gives you some extra cash, but the opportunity to quit your boring 9-5, you'll want someone you can trust that's available to you as often as you need to answer any of your questions.

Larry Bray has twenty years of experience in the sports betting industry. During those twenty years, he has created long lasting relationships with many serious sports bettors who bet thousands of dollars on games. These guys are commonly known as the "Wise Guy's".

They do things differently than a lot of sports bettors and their winnings are much higher. Larry now uses their knowledge and strategies to show the average sports fanatic how to get in the game with sports betting knowledge. You can read his blog at