Not all bookies are created equal


It’s hard to choose an online bookmaker that suits your every requirement. In fact I very much doubt the perfect bookie even exists. The problem we all face is that each bookmaker offers something unique to punters, this is their USP or unique selling point. While many focus solely on the sign up bonus or welcome offer to entice us with a free bet here and there, others give us odds boosts.

There isn’t one bookies that offers everything we could possibly want, why? because if they did their business would be in trouble. We all want and seem to expect to much nowadays, we never got a single bonus while standing in the betting shop all Saturday afternoon, or running from pub to bookies and back every 25 mins, so why should we now?

Betsharks is all about betting site reviews, we do this to give people just like ourselves an indication of what the bookmaker has to offer. There are plenty of other review sites out there such as to name just one of thousands. Their and our job is to make sure the sites we review are safe, honest and fair. Even then every review site focuses on different aspects and might not cover what you need to know.

Here’s what bookies offer, not all in one place!

  • Free bets
  • Deposit bonus
  • Odds Boosts
  • Acca insurance – each is different
  • lucky 15 bonuses – some do some don’t
  • lucky 31 bonuses – best one do
  • lucky 63 bonuses – not all offer these
  • Yankee bonuses
  • Canadian bonuses
  • Heinz bonuses
  • Casino promotions – most do this
  • Days out at the races – If only! but some vip’s get it
  • Birthday free bets – sometimes
  • Money back offers
  • Double winnings for hitting crossbar – yes that’s a thing

This list could go on forever because every single betting site has it’s own little querk that hopes to attract us to sign up, bet and keep betting. The truth is that we need multiple accounts to get the right value for money. One betting site is right for our football acca’s but nit for horse racing! Another might give a special prices on a certain game, but not on the other game we want to also bet on!

It’s all very frustrating and I suppose that choosing our top 3 bookies and having an account with each does cover most eventualities, and does give most of the offers on the list above.

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