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Below is a guide on how to get started with betting.
Find the best odds
Under matches you can select the matches you want to view odds from. Under outrights you can get odds on outright bets, such as the winner of Premier League. Use Next Matches to check up the upcoming events, and the Stats and Scores to see how your favorite teams and players have performed lately.
Click on hyperlink to bookmaker
Choose the bookmaker by clicking the link with the bookmaker's name. This will lead you to the bookmaker's website. For some bookmakers, there will be a direct deep link to a betting slip or the event inside the bookmaker's site. The direct links are placed on the odds in the odds tables and on the bookmaker names, in the other pages.
Bookmakers operate with different terms, rules and regulations. For that reason it is a good idea that you become acquainted with certain business terms of the bookmaker. You can get help under Bookmaker Information, which gives you information on specific bookmakers.
Here is a selection of the terms, which it is useful to know:
- Options for depositing funds at betting account
- Requirements of a minimum deposit amount
- Options for withdrawals from betting account
- Fees in relation to deposits on betting account
- Fees in relation to withdrawals from betting account
- Minimum matches required for a bet
- Minimum required stake in a bet
- Maximum allowed stake in a bet
- Maximum allowed winning in a bet
- Rules for voiding bets accepted
The bookmakers have different rules and regulations, so it is recommended that you spend a little time becoming acquainted with the specific terms of a bookmaker.
Open an account
Before you can place a bet with a bookmaker, you have to open a betting account. Here you provide them with your personal details. When the registration is completed, you have entered/received a username, password and/or an account number. It is important that you write this down. It has to be somewhere where you and only you can find it again.
Notice that some bookmakers will offer you a promotional bonus as a new member. Remember to check the conditions for receiving the bonus.
Deposit funds at betting account
The most common options for deposits are credit card, bank check and bank transfer. Credit card deposits are deposited almost immediately, while bank checks and bank transfers will take a few days. The fees for using the various options vary as well, and some bookmakers will cover a part of these fees. But you have to check that with the specific bookmaker, your bank and credit card issuer.
Place a bet
When you have deposited funds at your betting account, you can start placing bets. Notice that some bookmakers only accept that you bet doubles and triples, that is combining two and three matches respectively. You can come across six different formats for presentation of odds. There is the European way (decimals), the British way (fractions), the American way, the Malaysian way, the Hong Kong way and, finally, the Indonesian way. Read more about odds formats under Odds Formats. With some bookmakers you will notice that you, instead of entering how much you want to bet, have to enter how much you want to win, that is the winnings (payment - stake).
Withdraw funds from betting account
The most common options for withdrawals are, as with deposits, credit card, bank check and bank transfer. Here also transfer time, fees and who covers the fees varies from bookmaker to bookmaker. Remember to check the amount you receive and be aware that there can be fees in relation to currency exchanges.