How to Choose the Best Online Sportsbook

Figure 1 Sports betting could soon be completely legal in Nebraska
Figure 1 Sports betting could soon be completely legal in Nebraska

The last few years have been hectic in the world of sports betting. Thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in 2018 to revoke the Professional and Amateur Sports Act (PASPA), individual states have been given the opportunity to take steps to legalize gambling within their borders.

The road to legal sports betting in Nebraska has been a long one – and one that is still going. But all the best betting sites are now getting ready for the chance to sign up some Cornhuskers. There will be plenty of people who have no idea about betting on sports though, so here are a few factors to consider when you get the chance to register with an online sportsbook. 

Keep Checking the Legislation 

This could be the most important thing to make sure of when it comes to choosing an online sportsbook. The gambling laws have been changing over the last few years in Nebraska – but we aren’t quite there yet. Sports betting is legal but the details are still to be finalized.

Most important to note is the laws relating to online betting sites. Where people are allowed to bet in person in certain places, online betting is still prohibited. All this should change soon but you need to know what the current state of play is. Keep an eye on the latest developments to know when you can start taking the next step. 

Offers and Promotions 

Let’s pretend for a moment that online sports betting was completely legal in Nebraska. What should you be looking out for first? Well, you probably wouldn’t be able to move for betting firms offering all kinds of bonuses and promotions to get you to sign up with them. 

Some of the new customer offers include very attractive sounding bonuses, either in the form of free bets or deposit matches. The thing to remember about these is that they are all completely legal – but you do need to read the terms and conditions to know exactly what is expected of you if you claim the bonus. 

Betting Options 

This might seem like a strange factor to consider – of course you would take a look at the betting options. But newcomers to gambling may not realize how much difference there is between sportsbooks when it comes to what is offered and the odds of the events. 

To a novice gambler the odds may look very similar. In fact, they are. But those small differences can have bigger consequences when it comes to potential payouts. Look for the best value odds (and if you don’t understand value, you should do quickly!) and the widest range of markets for the sports you want to bet on.

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Figure 2 Apps have accelerated sports betting uptake nationwide

Mobile Apps 

This is something that may not even be applicable depending on how the legislation goes in Nebraska. But, if other states are anything to go by, the popularity of mobile apps will spearhead the sports betting revolution here. All good sportsbooks have their own apps these days. 

Betting apps make everything so much easier and convenient for customer account holders, as well as providing a faster service. These apps are crucial for timing bets to perfection, especially if you are looking to bet on live events with odds that are constantly changing. 

Choose What Suits You Best 

All of these factors are important when it comes to choosing a sportsbook to bet with. But one aspect that we have already touched upon should be vital to your decision. The sportsbook has to work for you. If you would rather bet on the World Cup than the Super Bowl, you need to know your sportsbook covers soccer thoroughly. 

Sports betting should ultimately be a fun pastime for customer account holders. So, do your research, but pick the site that suits you best. It is your money and you have the power to make the choice.

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