Never had a flutter before? Don’t worry, it’s pretty straight forward and with the advent of online betting you don’t even have the worry about actually going into a bookies to place your bet.
First of all you need to find a suitable betting provider, traditionally known as a bookie, or bookmaker. You should be familiar with the well known brands, which all seem to be keen to merge with each other at the moment!
You are probably best sticking with one of the big names for example Coral, Ladbrookes, Bet365. They all have bonus opening offers that you can take advantage of to get some free money to bet with, so shop around and look at what each has to offer.
What do You Want to Bet On?
Once you have signed up for an account and got your bonus offer money, you need to learn how to use the online betting platform. They are all pretty straightforward, so don’t worry.
You will soon get used to navigating your way around the site. Look for the market that you want to place your bet on e.g. is it horse racing, cricket, football? Look in the sports betting menu and choose your sport. There are some guides out there for specific providers, like this one that shows you how to use bet365.
Most of the platforms are pretty straightforward to use. Let’s assume that you have had a hot tip and you want to place a bet of a horse running in the 3:30 at Haydock Park. Look under horse racing and find the racecourse; click on Haydock Park, you will be presented with all the races on the race card for the day. Select your race, where you will be presented with all the runners and riders and their current odds.
How to Place Your Bet
It is just like placing a bet at the racecourse, if you are happy with the odds, select your horse and jockey. This will be added to your bet slip, you then decide how much money you are going to bet and whether it is for a straight win or for an each way bet. Click on the “Place Bet” button and that is it, simple as that. To make it even more convenient, you will be able to place your bets using a tablet, your smartphone or laptop.