Getting Started with Betting Sportsbooks Online
Now that you've decided to become an internet gambler, where do you begin? With sites
popping up faster than names on Kobe Bryant's sh** list, for a new player things can get awfully
confusing. And you know what that means: We have some helpful insight as to how to get
started. You never would have guessed, would you? Not with the title of the article being what it
is and all. You assumed that was there to confuse you, and boy, were you wrong. On to the
Finding a Sportsbook
Doing a search for "sportsbooks
" on the internet is like doing a search for
"porn." The internet is so saturated you're not going to get quality results. The best approach is
to scour through a few sites, test the navigation, find out how the cashier operates and make
sure they have your particular wager
type. On the other hand, if you're foolish
like me, you can pick sites solely on looks and pictures of hot models. I also like to keep in
mind whether or not the username is an assigned number. When I'm trying to slip in a
before game time, I don't want to have to figure out the square root of
5435349034590 just to log in.
To Credit or Not to Credit Your Sportsbook Account
There are about a thousand ways of funding your new sportsbook
but in the end it comes down to two choices, cash or credit. The difference being with credit,
you're spending money you don't have (assuming you're not filthy rich, but then why would you
be paying with a credit card if you were?). This leads to the all important question, DYFLP, or
"Do you feel lucky, punk?" Of course, most people who enter the world of internet
or risk takers to begin with, when presented with DYFLP? will answer
with a resounding YES. Just be careful not to end up maxing your credit cards within a week.
Losses come in streaks and after a few bad beats, you may find yourself dropping your last
thousand dollars on a twelve team WNBA teaser in hopes of just breaking even. Any time your
livelihood is contingent on whether Tina Thompson wore her lucky lipstick, you're in trouble.
Funding Your Sportsbook Account with Cash
For those of you who prefer using money you actually have, it may be smart to establish a third
party money exchange account, such as NETeller or Firepay. The drawback being the millions
of fees involved with using one of these services. You may also register a bank account, but the
limits on deposits through these means are usually small. However, none of this is relevant if
you have enough self control with your credit cards. Yet self control is not in a gambler's
vocabulary. And so we come back to the ultimate question, "Do you feel lucky, punk?"
On Your Way to Betting Online with Your Sportsbook
Now that you've found your sportsbook
and deposited your funds, now
comes the fun. Or pain. It really all depends, doesn't it? Well, good luck all the same and
remember, think Kobe in Colorado and maintain self control.