Sports betting has really enjoyed a golden period since online betting broke into the public mainstream. The online version of sports betting made it more accessible and appealing to the public. It has also increased the variety of services and options that are now available to the potential gambler.
As in all services it is extremely important to select a good sportsbook. This will contribute to the experience and ensure that you maximize your pleasure from it. Here is a list of the top five sportsbook sites
William Hill is undoubtedly one of the biggest gambling brands in the world and having invaded the Italian legal market this year, it can only be seen as a positive year for the company. It offers betting options on almost every sport imaginable. From the more traditional horse racing, football and of course boxing to other branches like darts, snooker, winter sports and ice hockey. William Hill’s site is very informational and you can always see exactly which sport activities are available for betting.
Titanbet is one of the less high profile names on the betting scene but Titan is one of the most famous brands when it comes to poker. Players can get $25 worth of free bets when they join up and there is a wide choice for players to bet on including horse racing, football, cricket and golf.
Bet365 is one of the world’s leading gambling companies and is believed to have over 6 million customers in over 200 countries. It has all sports branches on offer and has revolutionized sports betting by leading the way with live betting and in-play betting.
This Irish bookmaker has long been in the limelight thanks to its constant involvement in sports sponsorships. Paddy Power has become a reliable and trusted name over the years and despite being involved in controversial incidents such as offering odds on the first species to be extinct due to the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, it is the risk taking nature of offer of obscene specials in the betting market that makes Paddy Power so popular with the gamblers.
Ladbrokes is widely regarded as the working class man’s bookmaker. They target the working class audience and their close association with such publications as The Sun and other tabloid publications is proof that they are catering for a certain demographic. Ladbrokes enjoyed revenue figures of £980 million in 2010 and it remains one of the biggest names in global gambling. A new television advertising campaign featuring the charismatic Italian football pundit, Tiziano Crudeli, has signalled Ladbrokes intent to enter 2012 as a mainstay in the public domain for sports betting.
Other sports betting sites including Betfair, Bodog and Betfred are looking to take advantage of the evolution of smart phones and tablets to make use of mobile sports betting and even though these are the top five betting sites right now, it is unclear whether the mobile market will allow these sites to consolidate their place at the top or whether it will in fact aid those sites that are chasing the big brands down.