Recommended Sites

Here are the books that I recommend right now:

Pinnacle Sports – a solid reduced juice option for non-Americans.  They don’t care if you win or lose, their entire goal is built upon getting an even amount of money on both sides of the game.  There are a lot of online service providers that simply copy the line feeds that Pinnacle offers.

Bookmaker – another large operation that doesn’t care if you win a ton of money.  They welcome professional players of all types, and rely on line movements to get even action on both sides of the game.

Bovada – if you are a recreational player this is a nice spot to have your action.  They have a unique line set that favors underdogs, but they have very low limits.  If you are a professional and win any kind of money from them your account will be limited and closed.  So why do I recommend them?  Because they are so reliable at paying out, they have a great customer service team, and are an excellent choice if you don’t bet a lot on each game.  If you are non-American the same site is called Bodog.

BetFair – another bookmaker that is only open to non-Americans.  What makes this place great is that you set your own line.  The company only takes a commission when two bettors match up on a bet.  So, you can either post something and hope that someone else accepts it or you can just take what they are offering.  Either way you are going to be paying very low vig so it’s very beneficial for the player.

5Dimes – kind of the American version of Pinnacle.  They have low limits on their reduced juice as they don’t have quite the kind of action that Pinnacle does.  But, they have excellent customer service.  I’ve never had a problem getting a payout or a deposit to go through, and the reduced juice helps you save a ton of money if you place a lot of bets.  Definitely a place I recommend everyone checking out.

Basically these are my top five choices on where to bet online.  You certainly can’t go wrong with making a deposit at any one of these, but remember that if you are a volume player the reduced juice options can save you a lot of money in the long run.

I also recommend you opening accounts at more than one.  This lets you shop around for the best odds on each game you are going to wager on.  The more options you have the better numbers you’ll get, and it’s one of the easiest ways to increase your chances of winning.