Why are There So Many Betting Sites?

Doing a quick online search for a betting site to use, you might feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of sites available for use. Betting sites are easy to find and most of them are legitimate businesses. Why is it that you can find hundreds and even thousands of bookmakers online?

In most cases, it is actually simpler than you might think to set up and run a betting site. You don’t need a huge staff of workers, nor do you need a lot of money to set it up. Someone with a computer, a small amount of capital, and computer knowledge can go online and make a betting site whenever they want!


Today it is easier to create a website than it ever has been in the past. In less than one day you can create your entire website and have it up and running as a betting site. The capital needed to do this is much lower than it used to be as well, with many pre-made themed websites available for purchase.

The biggest hindrance to many people is the need to create a website and a money reception system that operates within a country where online gambling is legal. Countries like the US, China, and many others do not allow online gambling. To make a betting site from these countries your website should be started in another country with a different “.com” code. Examples are “.ag”, “.eu”, or “.au”.

In addition, you have to ensure that you receive money from the site to the same country in which the website is started or else another country where online gambling is legal. If you receive the money from this site into a country where this business is illegal, you might be at risk of legal action.

About Casino Bonus Offers

Online casinos give you bonuses and promotions in several forms. First is the no deposit bonus. With this casino bonus, you can claim the free money basically to try out the casino at their expense. There are requirements to claiming this bonus and they may vary from casino to casino. One of the main requirements is that you register a credit card or alternate deposit option. This is to insure the casino that you are a serious player, not a bonus hunter who just collects the free money from as many casinos as possible and then never deposits. There are also wagering requirements that casinos impose on this type of bonus. Usually it is that you wager the bonus anywhere from 8 times, up to 20 times and in some cases more. You can play certain games with these bonuses as well, the lower risk games being disqualified from meeting the wagering requirements. Examples of the games not allowed are Blackjack, Baccarat, Roulette, Craps.

The next type of casino bonuses is the percentage or purchase bonus. The amount is set by the casino, and normally it will be at least 20% and can go up to several hundred percent. This does extend your play time, giving you a greater chance of winning, and the wagering requirements are not usually as stringent as they are with no deposit bonuses. Always, read the terms and conditions before accepting any bonus. Before attempting to cash out on a bonus, contact the casino customer support to verify that all conditions have been met. This will help the withdrawal process go much smoother.

A match bonus will double your deposit with restrictions on the amount you can claim. For instance, a casino may offer a 100% match bonus up to $150.00. What this means to you is that you can claim up to $150.00 as long as you deposit at least $150.00.