Sports Betting With Top Online SportsbooksPublished January 12, 2013 by OCR Editor
New betting platforms are opening and introducing more special promos along the way
Sports betting is booming on the back of a big year, which included massive events like the 2012 London Olympic Games and Euro 2012 football championships, in addition to the explosion of mobile and in-play betting, live streaming, and other innovative promos.
The biggest brands know that customers are after more of everything: more sports, more wagering options, more promos, and more special features. The top sportsbooks are those that are able to satisfy this demand, and below we look at the best of the past year and what is to come in the next.
Sports betting in 2012
Live or In-Play Betting, complemented by live streaming facilities, became all the rage in 2012, as punters demanded more than just the regular pre-game wagering options. Most of the top bookmakers now offer a live betting page, with updated odds and betting options on a number of sports, plus updated scores and running clocks.
Mobile betting was the other big mover last year, with most of the top online sportsbook launching mobile apps. Thanks to these apps, which allow customers to do most of the things they can do from their computer, mobile betting now comprises over three-quarters of all mobile gambling activities.
What to watch for in 2013
This year is one of those odd-numbered years in which there is no Olympic Games and no major football tournament. But fear not, for there are plenty of other events and tournaments to follow, such as the usual tennis and golf grand slams, European football league, and American sports.
Special events to take place in 2013 include: the World Swimming Championships, to be held in Dubai in July-August, the Rugby League World Cup, to take place in England and Wales in October and November, and a whole lot of regional tourneys such as the upcoming African Nations Cup of football.
Top betting brands
Bet365 is always one of the leading sports betting brands. In addition to offering one of the widest ranges of wagering options, it also hosts perhaps the pioneering In-Play Betting service. Open an account now and make a deposit of $10 (or currency equivalent) for a 100% welcome bonus.
William Hill Online is another bookie to watch in 2013. Forever coming up with new ways to attract punters, Hill is back with betting on all the major leagues, events, tournaments, World Cups, and specials like politics and weather.