Betting on football matches has long been a favourite pastime of punters up and down the country. However, more people than ever are now doing their football betting online because of the advantages which internet betting offers.
The most obvious advantage of internet betting is that it’s far more convenient to go online and use an online bookmaker, rather than trudge down to your local betting shop every time you want to place a bet.
Most online bookmakers offer free bets when you first open an account, with some even providing a 100% match on your first deposit. This is something which is sadly not offered by high street betting shops.
There are a vast amount of betting options available when you use online bookmakers. At traditional betting shops, you may be able to bet on perennial favourites such as final score and first scorer, whereas online you will find more individual specials, as well as cashback promotions in bigger games.
Online punters can make bets while a game is happening by way of the increasingly popular ‘in-play’ option of betting. This is a very exciting way to enjoy a match and lets you gain a feel for the action before placing your bet. Many online bookmakers now offer live streaming of football matches so that you can watch the action on your PC or laptop and place a bet at the same time. You can also play casino games if you want to try your hand at them.