A handy guide to safe and secure online betting for Port Vale supporters.
Every fan of the Valiants wants to take any available opportunity to get behind the team, whether it is in person in the stands at Vale Park or vicariously by following the action online or on TV or radio. But there is always an extra incentive and a feeling of really being involved in the action if you have a personal stake in the outcome.
It is this experience that is predominantly behind the increased popularity of football betting over recent years rather than any misguided idea that you will ever get rich by putting a couple of pounds on the game every week. In years gone by, it meant paying a visit to a high street betting shop, but of course today, we can do anything and everything from our smartphones.
There are literally hundreds of sports betting sites out there, and the people at www.scams.info have gone to considerable lengths to compare and contrast what’s on offer. But what particular points do you need to keep in mind to choose the site that’s best for your purposes?
Trust and security
You will be entrusting the site with your hard earned money and personal details, so the first question you need to ask is whether it is safe and trustworthy. There are plenty of big name operators out there that rely on maintaining integrity in order to stay in operation, but there are also some smaller ones that offer really good deals and introductory bonuses. If you choose one of the latter, make sure it is licensed by the gambling commission (or equivalent if it is an overseas site) and that its security is externally accredited.
Cash in and out
You need to be able to make transfers to and from your gambling account quickly, easily and without incurring excessive costs or fees. Check the payment methods the site uses. These might be card payments, PayPal, Neteller or even Bitcoin, and examine the small print.
What bonuses are on offer?
As the list mentioned earlier demonstrates, this is a highly competitive sector, and there will be a host of good sites falling over each other to get your business. They will therefore be willing to offer lucrative incentives for you to join them. These typically include free bets or deposit bonuses. Again, assess the options carefully and don’t just go for the one that looks biggest. There are sometimes hidden catches, in that you need to reinvest any winnings from your “free money” a set number of times before you can cash it out.
It’s a mobile age, so check the site has a solid mobile platform with its own app so that you can place bets when you want and from where you want without having to be in front of a PC or laptop.
Live betting adds even more excitement to the proceedings. This is where you can place bets after the game has started. It’s fast and furious, as the odds are constantly changing. Look for a site that provides this option and you won’t regret it.