What we review
We take a look at several key elements of all betting sites that we review here at Topratedbetting, but let us take a moment to give you more of an insight on the specifics.
This is undoubtedly one of the key areas of any betting site, for a solid range of sports gives you plenty of variety for your sports wagers. Specifically for UK bookmakers, we tend to look for the supply of popular sports in the UK such as football, horse racing, tennis, darts, golf, and various other events. If a bookmaker does cover these markets, it’s naturally more appealing than a site that doesn’t.
Quality of odds
You can find a list of online bookmakers these days just by a quick search engine browse, and all of them seem to claim ‘great odds’ or the best odds out there. Needless to say, this cannot be true of every site, so we take the time to check this in great detail. We define quality odds as those that are generally higher than the odds that can be found for the same event at other online bookmakers.
Having the option to live stream your favourite sporting events, such as the Grand National, Cheltenham, Premier League fixtures, and WWE bouts, is something that has exploded in demand in the UK. Online bookies that do offer these services are highly sought after, especially those that offer these services through a mobile app. We always check out what sports a bookmaker does stream, whether it’s accessible from a mobile app, as well as the quality of the stream itself.
That’s right – we don’t just keep the focus on the sportsbook itself. You will always find information concerning customer support options in our betting site reviews, as this is a key area. There is nothing worse than when you are using a betting site and something goes wrong, which is why it’s important to have instant access to a support agent. We like to see support methods in the form of live chat setups as well as a dedicated support number to call.
First and foremost, an enticing welcome offer is always good to see at any online bookmaker. This gives you an instant shot at some free cash, such as through a bet £10 get £30 offer, or at least some other reward, so we always check this out before going into other promotions. Once you’ve used the welcome offer, however, where does this leave you? Well, you are then an ‘existing customer’, and we always analyse how generous a site is with its reload offers for existing customers.
It’s all well and good to use a site that has a great range of sports, but what about the range of markets for each of these sports? Are domestic and international football leagues available? Is every boxing weight class covered? This is something that keeps any online sportsbook fresh and exciting, and it gives you more variety than just the usual singles or spread bets. You’ll see that our betting site reviews always take a look at this element, and we look favourably upon sites that serve up plenty of action for this category.