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How to choose a betting site

How To Choose A Betting Site

New Zealand is firmly in the modern world when it comes to mobile and online technology. This has granted access to online sports betting sites to punters who previously had to either brave the weather in order to go down to the local TAB, or make a phone call to a possibly dodgy bookie.

Thanks to this modern technology one can now place a wager on a sports event or race from the comfort of your own home, and even on the run thanks to mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets. Sports betting on a wide range of sports is now easier than ever, but with that comes a huge selection of online and mobile apps and sites to choose from.

Choosing Your Site

When one types New Zealand sports betting sites into a search engine, you will be inundated with results. There is a huge number of both local and international sports betting sites and apps all vying for your membership. Choosing between them may be a difficult task, but luckily there are a number of ways in which one can whittle down the choices to a much more manageable number.

Mobile Or Online

The first thing you need to decide is whether to go with a mobile site or a regular online one. A mobile site or app has been designed to run on a particular mobile device, so ensuring that you have a compatible device to the app or site is imperative. If you wish to place bets on the move as you are a busy person, this may be the option for you. With mobile betting, you can place wagers, keep up with results, watch games or races live and even get info on teams or runners directly on your phone.

Online sports betting is slightly older than mobile betting, and therefore more established. This option is best for punters who wish to relax, have a look at the options on a larger screen, and possibly watch games or races without having to peer at a tiny display. Online sites can sometimes offer more options regarding wagering markets than mobile sites and apps too.

Features And Options

Lastly, you need to choose a site which has all the features and options which you are looking for. The most obvious are whether the site offers betting on the sport of your choice and security. Not all New Zealanders wish to bet on local sports, and some enjoy betting on international leagues such as the NFL or NBA. Your chosen site should offer your favourite sport, with a number of betting markets as well.

Security is a huge factor when choosing a site. Your site must be safe and secure, and come from a reputable source. Many of the larger online sports betting sites will make use of an SSL Encryption layer which is the same kind of software that is used by large banks and other financial institutions. Your chosen site should also offer banking, both withdrawal and deposits, in a number of familiar and easy to use options.