With an array of different sites on offer, it is helpful to see what important things to look out for on tennis betting sites. For example, a crucial thing to note is the available markets offered from some sites. Whilst the major tournaments, such as Wimbledon and Rolland Garros, are covered by the majority of betting sites, some bookmakers don’t offer much odds – or no odds at all – on the other tournaments that are on offer for tennis fans throughout the year (such as WTA and ATP). This means that if tennis is your forte and you want bet on all of the major and minor events in the tennis calendar, it’s worth knowing which sites offer odds on which tournaments.
The different markets to choose from is also worth keeping in mind when deciding which site to use, with some bookies not offering as many options to bet on as others. All sites that offer betting on tennis will offer the standard match singles bets (eg; Federer to win), with the majority also offering odds for accumulators and multiples. There’s also a whole range of different markets to look at when choosing a bet, as well as the various in-play bets available to you for when the action is underway. There is a variety of tennis bets of choose from, such as total games, results of each set, first player to win a set, player handicaps and more. It’s up to you which bet you place, so why not have a look around different sites to see which bet you want to go for as well as seeing which site has the best odds.
When browsing the different tennis betting sites, it can be tough to pick out which sites have the best odds, but worth it to earn you more money from your winnings. The superior betting sites are the ones that have the best odds as well as the best offers. Each bookmaker can vary on different markets, with some having the same price as others whilst some may be completely different – despite it being the same fixture. Look out for Price Boosts, Power Prices and other enhanced prices from sites, these may give you better odds than other sites and win you more for your money.
Another factor when deciding which site you want to use for your tennis bets, is the welcome offers that are available to you when signing up as a new customer. These welcome offers are set up by the bookmakers to entice customers in, giving you a tidy bonus. An example at the moment is the sign-up offer being offered by Skybet – sign up and bet £5 and you will get £20 free in free bets. All you simply have to do is bet £5 on one bet and receive £20 in free bets once the £5 bet has settled. The free bets can be used as a stake on any market but can’t be withdrawn from your account. Sky Bet’s welcome bonuses do change, and this bookmaker is always offering some of the best offers out there for sports bettors. There are many different welcome offers from betting sites that you can take advantage of. Some bookies offer free bets, whilst others offer bonuses such as money back if your first bet loses.
Offering bettors a 100% matched first deposit is also a common welcome offer used by betting sites that you can get. 888Sport are one of many sites that are offering this welcome bonus, meaning the money you put on your first deposit, will be matched in free bets by the site after your first bet is settled. For example, if you signed up as a new customer and deposited £20, you would receive £20 in free bets when the bet has been settled. A similar offer is also currently available to redeem for new Bet365 customers, offering new customers up to £100 in bet credits on their first deposit.
Claiming welcome offers is a simple process, but it is one that needs to be incredibly precise to claim the offer itself and to hit each minimum requirement asked for. For example, most bookmakers require a minimum stake on a bet in order to start claiming the welcome bonus. For example, Paddy Power offer a bet £10 get £40 in free bets, and to do this, the customer must bet £10 to receive the £40, and at the same time, the odds must be at a minimum of 1/2, meaning anything higher, such as a 1/3, will not count and the welcome offer will stop. So, be sure to read every little detail for welcome offers, as each one is different.
When deciding which site to use, the in-game coverage of the fixture you are betting on is also important to note. One of the best features of sports betting is the impressive live streaming of games, allowing you to watch for free. Not all betting sites offer this feature though, so you may want to look around before deciding which site to use. Streaming is free but you may have to have some money in your account with some sites to qualify for the live stream, as is the case with Bet365. This can be rectified with a small £5 deposit if there is no money in your account. To access these live streams of games, click on the chosen event. There will usually be a little play button located on the screen (on Bet365 this appears in the corner next to the players, games and set tabs, whereas on Skybet it appears above the name of the two players with a ‘watch live’ button). After clicking on the play button, the live stream will open and show the live match. Depending on your connection, the live stream will play smoothly in a box on your screen, allowing you to still navigate the betting menus on the site. On a mobile device, you can also watch in full screen by unlocking the rotate device setting on your phone and rotating the screen when the stream is playing. If live streaming is something you do not want to miss when betting on a tennis event, check to make sure which betting sites are offering live streaming for the event. Most betting sites will advertise their live streaming, if not you can check if the match you want to watch is being streamed by looking at the list of fixtures via either text saying live stream available, or a play button next to the names of the participants that indicate that the game will be streamed. Live streaming is not a feature for every betting site, however, with only a selected few able to show live events. Bet365 are the front-runners when it comes to tennis live streaming, usually showing more than their competitors. Skybet are not far behind and offer a fair few amount of live streaming, as do Paddy Power, Coral and BetVictor.
A huge part of sports betting is the mobile and desktop experience customers get when using a betting site. No longer do you have to make the journey to the bookies by foot to place a bet, as online betting allows you to place bets from the comfort of your own home.
Most bookmakers will offer customers the opportunity to use both online through a football betting site, and through mobile experience on their tablet or phone. Simply head to the Google Play store or the App Store and type in the bookmaker you are using and download the app. Some bookmakers like SBK offer solely mobile experiences and you cannot use a football betting site service - it is only through the app. However, all of the major bookmakers out there tend to offer both excellent website services and mobile-friendly services with an app or through their betting website on your mobile. There will be no restrictions and you will still be able to see all the latest offers, promotions and markets on the mobile, as you would on a laptop or computer.
The mobile interface provides bettors with easy to navigate menus, with some bookies even adding some impressive features such as visual in-play graphics as well as stats and figures. Just take a look the next time you’re keeping an eye on an in-play event to see what each site offers. For example, Skybet and Bet365 offer an exciting up to date animation, showing the score, who’s serving, and the shots being shot as they happen in real time. Mobile and desktop services have made it quicker and easier for you to look through all the markets on offer before placing a bet at the tap of finger.
Another great little feature of the mobile and online betting is the cashout feature that can be used on most popular betting company apps. Cashout is a simple concept, allowing the bettor to cash in and settle a bet before the event is over and take a percentage of the overall returns as the bet is ongoing. For example, if you had a single bet on Rafael Nadal as the outright Wimbledon winner, your bet could be looking more and more likely to happen if he progresses to the quarterfinals, then the semi-finals. This could see your cash out value exceed your stake and show a tidy profit –up to your original bet winnings. If you were to cash out, you would receive the cash out winnings and settle your bet. This could backfire though if Nadal did go on to win the tournament, likewise if you choose to not cash-out and he got knocked out of the competition. The cashout feature is available on most betting apps, such as Bet365, Skybet, Ladbrokes, Paddy Power, Coral, William Hill and more.