Unfortunately, in the classroom, all of those history papers and algebra problems were yours to deal with. On the other hand, if you’re looking for an online sportsbook, OddsIndex has you covered!
As longtime, avid sports bettors ourselves, we’ve seen just about everything the sports betting world has to offer. Through the years, we’ve developed a good idea of what the best-quality online sportsbooks offer to players. Along the way, we sorted what we learned into four categories, and developed the OddsIndex Sportsbook Review methodology for sportsbook ratings. It covers the following sections:
Whoever said “money isn’t everything” wasn’t a sports bettor. This game is about money - quickly, easily and securely getting money into and out of your online sportsbook account, and ensuring that emotions don’t spiral into financial disasters. On this point, when assessing “Depositing & Withdrawing Funds”, we look at:
Let’s take a second and talk about spending controls…
The best thing about online betting is the ease and speed with which you can find action. The worst thing about online betting is… the ease and speed with which you can find action. Every sports bettor has days and weeks where NOTHING seems to go as planned. Giving in to frustration, “chasing those losses” and “revenge betting” is a recipe for financial disaster. You know the drill: one angry and uninformed bet gives way to another and, before you know it, you're reaching for your wallet. It takes all of the fun out of sports betting
Fortunately, in this modern age of legalized online sports betting, books institute daily and monthly deposit limits and, in some cases, provide players with tools to implement their own financial controls. Any book that does this, while also offering a comprehensive selection of fast and secure deposit and withdrawal options, is looking at a 5/5 score in our first category.
Who doesn’t love a welcome gift?
The good news is that online sportsbooks love giving welcome gifts as much as we love receiving them! Sort of.
These days, simply opening and funding an account earns you a pretty hefty bonus. This is super cool… assuming there are as few strings as possible (like “play through” requirements) attached.
As great as it is to get a $1,000 bonus for an initial deposit of $1,000, if you’ve got to place $6,000 (or even $12,000) worth of bets to claim your “free money”, how much of a “bonus” is it, really?
Our OddsIndex Bonus Score takes into account just how easy it is to make this “free money” yours. The OddsIndex bonus reviews also consider how much a book rewards not just newcomers, but also existing players, through ongoing promotions and loyalty bonuses.
Naturally, any book offering bonuses that are truly “no strings attached” is awarded a perfect 100 Bonus Score. After all, free money should actually be, well, free.
Selecting the right book isn’t just about safe, speedy and secure transactions and bonuses. From there, you want a quality user experience. The OddsIndex Mobile App Reviews consider stuff like:
When we get to the point of actually placing bets, there’s another bunch of factors we consider:
Put all of this together, keep it up to date - we check for updates every month - and you’ve got an excellent tool for finding the best online sportsbooks in the U.S. That was what we set out to build with the OddsIndex Sportsbook Reviews and Bonus Scores. That vision is now a reality, here to help the U.S. sports betting community get the most out of their betting experience.