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Online vs. Bookie

Betting Online vs. the Corner Street Bookie
by Predictem.com Staff

There are MANY reasons for one to choose the online gambling route rather than placing bets through the traditional corner street bookie. Let's take a look at a few:

Convenience!
No busy signals! No "call in between the hours of 9 and 4." Online sportsbooks are open 24 hours a day 7 days a week 365 days a year. Bets can be placed by phone, computer and now one can do so via their mobile/wireless device from anywhere! Even fishing from the lake!

More Options!
Does your book offer action points? Pleasers? Does he let you buy points off of sides and totals? Does he offer props? He surely doesn't offer online poker as most online sportsbooks do.

Bonuses!
We've yet to hear of a bookie that gives you 10-20% extra on your first deposit! Almost all offshore sportsbooks offer some sort of incentive whether it be free bets, sign up bonuses or player loyalty programs in which you accrue points based on your play that you can redeem for prizes.

Better Lines/Odds!
By playing online, you have more choices which means you can shop for the best value. No more being locked into one line. No more inflated homer lines involving the team which is based in the city you live in. Better yet, keep your corner street bookie and middle the hell out of him. That's what he gets for offering some shaded local game lines!

Reduced Juice Offerings!
Does your man give you -104 on NFL sides like Pinnacle Sports does? USA players can get -105 style lines at 5Dimes Sportsbook

Stability!
If your man gets crushed, there's a good chance he's underfunded and is going to disappear with everybody's winnings. Online bookies are enormous in size and are real corporations. Some are even publicly traded. No stiff jobs here!

Make the move! Check out our list of recommended sportsbooks and make life easier on yourself starting TODAY!

New Account Information

Sportsbook Ratings - With all of the choices out there, who can you trust? Who offers what bonuses? Which are the best? We rate'em right here!

Opening an Account - It's simple but there are things to take into consideration first!

Sign-up Bonus - Most online bookies will offer incentives such as free money if you sign up with them.

Deposits - Is it safe? How do you do it? We explain it all.

Withdrawals - We explain how you collect your winnings.

Sportsbook Promotions - Offers that you can take advantage of on specific days of the week. Examples of this are reduced juice specials, free half points, signup bonuses, reload bonuses, contests and more!

Sportsbook Review - A review and list of top rated bookmakers on the net to gamble with.

Promotions

Free Half Point - Many online sportsbooks offer a free 1/2 point as an incentive to play with them. Get the details here.

$1 Minimum Bet Sportsbook - Yes! They do exist!

Dimeline Sportsbooks - If you bet on baseball games and your not being dealt a 10 cent line your wasting money!

Free Bets - Certain sportsbooks reward their players by awarding them with "free $10 bets" just for keeping their accounts active.

Loyalty Programs - Accrue points for your play and redeem them for free bets or prizes.

Misc.

House Rules - Rules protect both you and the house. Know them before placing your first wager.

Affiliate Programs - Have a website? Make money promoting online sportsbooks.

Referrals - Make money by referring buddies.

Ask the Bookie - Have a sportsbook related question? Ask the bookie here.

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