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10 April 2011 - 3:30pm

US Friendly Online Sportbook?

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Ok, with all the talk of online casinos being US friendly, I have yet to hear of a reliable US friendly online sport book. Do you guys know of any that a guy like me could use? NHL playoffs are coming up in a few days and I want to be able to put through some wagers with bookies that won't cut off my toes.

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10 April 2011 - 10:28pm
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There are quite a few. The ones I would recommend are Sportbet (aka 5Dimes) and Bodog.

Sportbet / 5Dimes has been around over a decade and although they are run out of Costa Rica (which is usually a black flag for us), but they have proven to be very reliable. They offer odds for a wider variety of sports than most U.S. friendly bookmakers - I can't vouch for how good the odds are though. Their "Bonus Casino" is interesting because they alter the payout tables to make the odds on the games better than just about every other casino online.

Bodog is the 800lb gorilla in the industry. You'll get paid no fuss by these guys. Again its up for you to decide if the odds are good enough.

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10 April 2011 - 11:38pm
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Thanks Ed. I am going to sign up for an account with Sportbet and will let you know what I find out in terms of odds and how they compare to other sites/books I track down.

Appreciate the help.

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10 April 2011 - 11:53pm
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Intertops, Playersonly and Sportsbook is also pretty good for US players. Oddsmaker is under a lot of controversy lately for not paying out big wins to several players. You are probably best to avoid them.

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10 April 2011 - 11:57pm
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I would avoid Players Only / Sportsbook too - lots of complaints about them on our review of their casino: Players Only Casino Review

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11 April 2011 - 2:36am
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Sportbet didn't work for me for some reason...I am off onto Intertops now. Thanks Usne.

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14 April 2011 - 1:54am
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How did it go? Did you get a bet on and more importantly if so did you win?

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14 April 2011 - 12:46pm
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I ended up signing up for PlayersOnly and found that to be the easiest one to place a wager on. I am going to a Detroit Red Wings playoff hockey game on Saturday and am going to place a bet on that game. I am still unsure as to what I want to bet though. How about I wager based on what you guys say? Line or Over Under?

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14 April 2011 - 2:54pm
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The Blackhawks lost game one and most likely won't go for the long hall. So gonna root for your Red Wings should they lose! How exciting you got tickets for the playoffs. Good luck to you!!! You are probably better then me on the wagering. I wouldn't want to jinx ya!

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15 April 2011 - 2:26am
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Without knowing anything at all about hockey ... bet the underdog on the line. They win more often.

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15 April 2011 - 5:53am
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Here is my weekend bet on the English Premier League. I was sent a $10 free bet by a bookmaker I haven't used for a long time so decided to go for broke with a parlay to win some big cash:

Birmingham City @ 2.20
Everton @ 1.70
Chelsea @ 1.70
Liverpool @ 4.90

$10 on to win $311.54 and if it comes in I'll consider rolling it into Manchester United beating Newcastle on Tuesday night.

Chances are slim but we will see...

(btw my eyes are bleeding from the Borat mankini slim!!)

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15 April 2011 - 2:36pm
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God darnit! I am now having trouble getting anything deposited with PlayersOnly!

I am beyond frustrated with my sports gambling experience. I am going to just go for the big boy now and play Bodog.

IF I can even manage to get a deposit posted in time, I am going to follow your advice Ed and bet the underdog on the line. At this time I believe it to be Phoenix, and with me rooting for Detroit, I will not be totally upset if Detroit loses.

This whole experience has been much more difficult for me than I expected, and much more difficult than finding a decent online casino to play blackjack at. I think I am going to write a blog post about my experiences and frustrations as a first time sports gambler so watch for that... Being a US player for online gambling sucks, and my frustrations stem from not allowing me to sign up/deposit, and I don't think it is my computer necessarily causing these problems either.

On the mankini, all I can say is: VERY NIICE!

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16 April 2011 - 12:07am
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IS NICE...

Trust me I think you may be better off giving Players Only a miss.

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17 April 2011 - 5:14am
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Birmingham, Everton and Chelsea all won so now its up to Liverpool tonight. $300 or nothing (I considered hedging by laying on Betfair but its not really worth it for $60 or so).

Come on your reds!

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17 April 2011 - 10:45pm
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1-1 grrr, it wasn't to be!

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18 April 2011 - 1:03am
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Aw, that is too bad! I couldn't get my bet to register on Bodog in time either. They seem to post their odds very late and I ended up taking a vacation day to make the 100 mile trek to Detroit to see my game. The Wings won, so it was a good day, but not as good as if I could have wagered a bet!

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6 May 2011 - 2:15am
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I finally found a sportsbook that I could safely deposit with at a decent rate! I am playing at Legends Sportsbook. I haven't seen anything on this site, so I will let you guys know how it goes.

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