We recommend playing at sportsbooks located in countries that have a very strong technical infrastruture, government control and have excellent reputations for longevity and prompt payments. I strongly encourage you to choose a sportsbook that operate out of one of these recommended locations. Our recommended list uses only sportsbooks from jurisdictions that are regulated by their governments.
A recommended book, Intertops.com was the first sportsbook to take a bet online and continues to be one of the most solid companies today. Antigua also is the home of two other solid sportsbooks – WSEX and WWTS. The Government monitors and taxes the sportsbooks that reside there.
Although this gaming jurisdiction has had some problems in the past with the Aces Gold demise, they have also hosted some of the most solid sportsbooks available. Gameday and
VIP Sports reside in the beautiful, high-tech Bon Bini Centre. Headed by VIP’s Alistair Assheton, a Curacao Internet Gaming Association policy is currently in the implementation process.
Canada (Kahnawake Reserve)
The Kahnawake’s in Montreal, Canada offers one of the most stringently regulated online gaming environments in the world. Currently, the Kahnawake Gaming Commission offers the same rules as the Nevada Gaming Commissions. The main advantage to this locale is the bandwidth as their land is located on a internet pipeline that feeds directly to New York. Among the books residing here are BovadaLife.
In the UK sports betting is an general way of life. Although sports betting in the UK is widely accepted with their government, there are currently only a few sportsbooks based in the UK that take bets from US residents. Sportingbet, one of the UK’s largest sports betting properties, is one of the few companies that targets US residents very aggresively. They are listed on the London Stock Exchange and are as secure as they come. Other companies such as Bet365 have made great strides with US customers.
The Australian government holds all punter’s money in trust guaranteeing their funds are safe. Canbet offers -107 vig everyday and is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. I highly recommened any book based in Australia.
Countries to Avoid:
Mainly becasue of the lack of Government control and corruption.
Margarita Island (Venezuela)