The online betting market is highly competitive and there are literally thousands of online bookmakers to choose from. However, not all online bookmakers are created equal, and as such punters should look out for a few things to select the best betting sites. There is only one authorized online bookmaker in New Zealand, which has seen a significant shift in Kiwi punters placing wagers with the numerous offshore bookmakers that offer their services to punters in New Zealand.
A simple search for online sportsbooks will yield an overwhelming array of choices, so Kiwi punters should be aware of what to look for to find the best betting sites.
Selecting the Perfect Online Bookmaker
The options may seem endless at first, and while tips from fellow Kiwi punters could help, the options can be quickly narrowed down by comparing a few sites at face value.
Wide range of betting markets: The best betting sites should offer wagers on almost any sport imaginable which is played on a professional or amateur level. Punters should make sure that their favourite sports are listed amongst the options, and that there are several different types of wagers can that be placed on a given match at online betting.
Deposit & withdrawal options: Take a look at the deposit and withdrawal options, as the best betting sites will have a wide range of options. Most punters will be satisfied with a simple credit card transaction, however there should also be a good choice of e-wallets, and many accept cryptocurrency as well.
Sign up bonuses: Don’t be lured by the promise of insane sign up bonuses, and make sure to read the terms and conditions of these bonuses before accepting them. If an online bookmaker is offering something for nothing, it’s probably too good to be true, so look out for a site that will match your first deposit up to a certain limit.
Opening an Account
The process of opening an account should be quick and easy. The best betting sites will not ask punters for unnecessary details, and will not insist on punters creating an account before a good look around can be taken. Before signing up make sure that there is a quick turn-around time for deposits and withdrawals, and there should be a page which details any fees and waiting times for all deposits and withdrawals no matter which method is used. Should punters run into any trouble during sign up, there should be a wide range of contact options, and the best betting sites will offer a 24/7 live chat service.
Maximising the Winning Potential
One of the most important things to remember when looking for the best betting sites is that there is no need to choose just one. There is no limit as to how many sites punters can sign up to, and if the site offers to match the first deposit up to a certain limit, this will increase the betting potential. Line shopping is also popular amongst Kiwi punters, and this involves comparing the odds and betting markets offered on a given match, and then deciding which sportsbook to place their wager on. Multiple wagers can be placed across more than one bookmaker at a time, which will increase the winning potential.