Betting on the Internet
There are three easy steps to betting on the Internet:
Let’s start appropriately enough with:
We recommend you open an account with a few bookmakers to ensure you always get the best odds possible. As you will see in Step Two, bookmakers odds vary greatly, and you should take advantage of this by having a few accounts to hand. Here are the ones we recommend:
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Owned by Rank Group PLC, we recommend Blue Square – Their prices are almost always one of the best available, and the site is so easy to use.
How to open an account with Blue Square
Go to Blue Square homepage.
Click on “Register Now” as seen in the following picture:
Next, enter your personal details:
Then, enter a username and password, followed by your credit or debit card details. You can be sure that your details are secure, as you will see a small padlock in your browser bar. Once you have entered these details, click “Create my account”:
That’s it – your account has been created, and you are ready to place your first bet. Now proceed to Step Two, and check you’re getting the best odds.
The odds that are offered to you by the different bookmakers vary greatly, which is why we recommend you open a few different accounts, and not just place all bets with the same bookie. Click here to see the bookmakers we recommend.
To check which bookmaker is currently offering the best odds possible on each market, it is easier to use an online checking service – We recommend Searchum Odds, which is a free service, and can be found at http://searchum.bestbetting.com HINT: Click on “Add to favourites” when you get there and you won’t have to remember the address.
Once the page has loaded, you can either click on the sport you wish to bet on from the left-hand menu, or search for a specific event/match/etc in the search box shown below:
So a search for “6 Nations” gives us 1 matching result which we can click on:
This now brings up all the available markets that we can bet on this event (Outright winner, outcome of each match, highest scorers etc). Click on one of them to bring up the odds:
You will then see the following screen, showing you the best odds available for each possible outcome. As you will see from this screenshot, no one bookmaker offers the best odds for more than one outcome, so who you bet with depends on who you’re betting on!
Now you’ve located the best odds available, it’s time to proceed to Step Three – Placing your bet.
From the “best odds” screen on Searchum Odds, click on “BET” next to the outcome you wish to bet on:
This will then take you to the relevant page on the bookmakers site, where you can place your bet. Simply enter the amount you wish to stake in the box shown, and then you will automatically see the potential return shown below. Once you are happy, enter your account number and password, and click on “Login and Place Bet”
And that’s all there is to it – You’ve just placed a bet, knowing you’ve got the best odds available – all that remains to do is hope that you’ve backed a winner – And on this front, all we can do is wish you good luck!