- OPENING AN ONLINE BETTING ACCOUNT-
WHAT'S THIS ABOUT?
One of the main reasons that we started FootyPUNTS.com was basically because we found it easier to make money betting online rather than walking down the local High Street.
HOW IS IT EASIER?
First of all, you can easily compare the best prices, to make sure that you get good value for the punt. It just doesn't make any sense at all to accept a price way below the best.
Secondly, we've found that bookies think that it's cheaper to accept a bet online than through a shop. They don't have to pay as many staff, or keep the office tidy, and because of that they're actually encouraging people to bet online.
And finally by getting online and exchanging ideas on betting forums you can get all the "good oil" regarding the latest injuries, team selections, and head-to-head statistics.
HOW DO I JOIN ?
Just click on the links at the bottom of the page to visit the bookies and then follow the join now prompts and follow their directions.
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Here are our recommended sites for betting online. They are all safe, secure professional online bookmakers who have been in business for many years - and they offer far better prices than street bookies!
Note how widespread the prices are between bookies for some matches. If you're placing a bet - you want the best odds ... anything else is just "mug punting"!!
| OUR FAVOURITE ONLINE BOOKIES
| FIXED ODDS BETS
|| ASIAN HANDICAP BETS
|| SPREAD BETS
|| EXCHANGE BETS
| (All links to bookmakers are at the bottom of this page)
Opening an Online Betting Account
Always wanted to try Online Betting ... but never known quite where to start ?
WORRIED? - DON'T BE
Are you worried about online security? Or whether you credit card is safe? Or whether you can really trust an online bookie in another country?
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
Well - then you've come to the right page. We're going to take you on a step-by-step guide to opening a betting account, telling you what you can expect to see and how to handle it.
Even better than that we are going to give you a guarantee. Yep. A "piece of mind" guarantee about your new betting account.
If you open a betting account with any bookie from one of our links and they muck you around - then WE will go into argue for you and we'll get it sorted out to your satisfaction.
We've partnered with GoonersGuide.Com (one of the oldest tipping sites) to pool our influence with the bookies and we've usually got a connection to the top people in the bookmakers service areas.
If you're still not happy then we will stop using and promoting their service. And we'll try and put things right for you out of our own pocket. (Within reason)
We can do this because we only use and promote top online bookies that our columnists have been using safely for ages. You wont see odds for all bookies - just the ones we personally trust and use.
LET'S GET ON WITH IT
So. Online betting IS safe. Online Betting IS easy to do, and Online Betting gives you access to all sorts of free money offers.
If you're still betting down the High Street instead of online then you're losing money !!
Who Can Do It ?
Surprisingly, online betting is not allowed by all governments.
Citizens of the United States, the Netherlands, and Singapore are breaking laws if they gamble online using international bookmakers - and so are the bookies if they knowingly accept bets from these people.
It's surprising isn't it? All of these countries pride themselves on "civil liberties".
Of course the real reason is not about liberties or corruption at all, but because the governments make an enormous amount of tax profit on the local setup and do not want to reduce revenue.
So if you are from these countries, then I cannot help you to join an online bookie. Sorry.
Where Should I Join ?
That's a good question. There are so many bookmakers out there how can you choose?
Easy. We'll tell you the safest places to bet that offer the styles of bets that you like. We've always got a list of our recommended bookmakers and exchanges at the bottom of each page.
So we sat down over a beer last week and argued about the BEST places to bet for each of the four main styles of betting - from fixed odds to handicaps to spread betting. Here's what we came up with.
What Will Happen ?
When you join up you'll be asked some basic questions. Name. Address. Age. Country etc. They will probably ask you which currency you want to use as well.
Then they'll get you to choose a Username and Password. And probably check your email address too.
Then you'll have to fund your account. Either through UK debit card, Visa, Mastercard, Bank Transfer or even Western Union money transfer.
Some bookmakers may also ask you to fax documents or copies of card statements to prove that it is yours. Don't take it personally, they're just being extra cautious to prevent fraud. See - they're worried about you !!
And that's about it. It should take 10-15 minutes all up.
Is It Really Safe ?
Didn't we cover that before? :)
Yes. The bookies we recommend are safe. And using your credit card on the net is also safe. There is probably more risk of being ripped off when you hand your credit card over the counter at your local restaurant !!
These places are big business who deal fairly with punters. They need to be squeaky clean and are tightly regulated.
Relax. You're going to enjoy this.
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