All new betting sites go through a vigorous evaluation by the Stakers team here at the Bookmaker Residency Private Club. No venue gets their official residency at Stakers until it gets the stamp of approval from every member of the team. It’s a tough process but with so many new betting site applications appearing on our doorstep, we need to ensure that you get access to only the best bookmakers.
Every betting site wants to portray themselves as trustworthy and safe, and a valid betting license does go a long way in securing that, but Stakersland expects more from every bookmaker that takes up residency here. A valid license is one thing, but we also examine multiple other elements that all combine to create the perfect betting experience. No betting site is perfect, but we make sure that bookmakers are doing all they can to provide that level of trust and security that all of you stakers expect. Every betting site goes through a regular review so we can keep on top of our ratings and recommendations to ensure that a) they hold the right credentials for a Stakersland residency and b) they provide all the right betting tools that our stakers need. All of the information that you need to locate the best new betting sites is right here, so sit back and let us help you get up to speed with all the new bookmaker arrivals at Stakersland
A positive start to your betting journey with a bookmaker paves the way for success and there is no better way in doing this than to claim a staker-friendly welcome offer. There are many offers throughout the land of stakers and some provide more value than others for your first bets in the park. As with most bonuses from new betting sites, the terms and conditions will dictate whether the offer is worthwhile and also if the offer is suited to you and your betting style. One bonus may be perfect for one staker who bets on football, while the same bonus may be useless to a staker who only bets on the NBA.
The bonus team up at the Bookmaker Residency Private Club are constantly reviewing the latest welcome offers and bonus promotions being advertised by new betting sites across Stakersland. The team know exactly what to look for to determine the overall bonus value. We spell it out in simple words right here at Stakers, so that you can quickly judge if it is worth your time and money or not. We take into consideration factors such as the bonus amount, the minimum deposit amount, the overall wagering requirements, if there are any odds or sports restrictions, and we also factor in the limits on the maximum winnings and expiry of the bonus after you claim it.
Gambling and sports betting in particular has always managed to flourish and this has a lot to do with the fact that sports in general is one of the leading forms of entertainment in the world. We have already seen that even when the rest of the world gets locked down, major sports and leagues still continue to give the fans an outlet of entertainment. For hundreds of years, we have seen that wherever there are sports events, there are betting markets. The rapid progression of technology has now given millions of stakers access to an entire world off betting opportunities. Mobile betting is clearly a huge development and along with in-play betting, stakers now have an endless supply of markets on sports events from all four corners of the land. It doesn’t stop there though; we are seeing a huge emergence in esports betting and this is set to expand rapidly as technology advances and the digital world of sport grows as well as new betting sites appear. VR sports betting is another area in which the industry expects to see growth and there is also the continuing presence of digital money. Cryptocurrencies are still with us and there will surely come a point in time when the regulators and gambling acts will need to start taking them more seriously.
Stakersland and the sports betting markets look set to continue their rise because after all, sports entertainment will always remain relevant and exciting. The big trends that are set to emerge between now and 2025 include the growth of potential markets within the US and major Asian and African countries. What we expect to see is for the rules around digital betting to be weakened around many of these of emerging markets, and the old laws to get updated to something more in line with the modern digital world that we live in. Gambling technology will continue to grow and it is up to the countries and regulators to keep up with this and to keep their laws up to date. Mobile gambling, cryptocurrencies, and live casinos will all continue to become a huge part of the gambling world, and fresh new ideas such as board games and full VR betting experiences are areas to look forward to in the not so distant future.
All the advancement in technology and the ever changing behaviour of stakers results in gambling acts becoming quickly out of date. All eyes are on the upcoming UK Gambling Act, which was previously scheduled for a revamp in 2020, but due to the recent global pandemic the future gambling laws are now set to be discussed in 2021 or possibly even 2022. Whenever it does come then it will not mean instant changes overnight, but you can think of this as future plan for the landscape of UK gambling, for both existing and new betting sites. Some of the major points to be discussed will likely be based around staker safety and so this covers details like self-exclusion rules and responsible gambling tools. Other important talking points include the removal of VIP schemes and loyalty points, stricter stake limits, a clamp down on advertising and sponsorship, awareness of black market gambling, and increased active monitoring on staker activity.
Stakersland is full of those people who like to think they know best when it comes to sports knowledge and now they can actually put that knowledge to the test. Fantasy sports betting, or otherwise known as DFS (Daily Fantasy Sports), allows you to become the manager of your very own team and the decisions that you make can result in cash prizes.
Many of you may already take part in season long just-for-fun fantasy leagues, but now you can put your money down and take part in daily tournaments to win cash and bonus prizes. For those new to this type of betting then you need not worry about the legalities in most parts of the world, but double checking in your own country or state would be wise to ensure it is legal under the local laws.
Let us take a fantasy football competition, for example, and show you how this works. You pick a total of 15 players using a set transfer budget with players covering all positions including four substitutes. You then pick and choose your starting eleven before each game week in the hope that those players will pick up the most points. Points can be earned by simply playing 45 or 90 minutes, but the big points come when your players score and assist goals or keep clean sheets. Many tournaments allow you to make one or two substitutes every week so that you can drop players who are under performing and bring the in-form players into the active squad.
Football is the most popular fantasy betting sport across Europe and the UK, but in the US there are various options to enjoy fantasy NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, and there is fantasy golf and NASCAR racing options too, plus a long list of fantasy esports to enjoy as well. The options will only get bigger as this type of sports betting grows in popularity and more markets emerge on the new betting sites. The current line-up of tournaments available to bet on includes anything from seasonal and daily leagues to head-to-head competitions with your friends.
Many of the new betting sites also tend to run freeroll leaderboards with huge cash prizes, and others simply let you battle your staker friends for free. A list of beginner contests is often supplied to help you ease into how this style of fantasy betting works. The options available to you are a lot similar to any of the top online bookmakers found across Stakersland though, so you will often feel a sense of familiarity if you already have some sports betting experience behind you.
If you are new to fantasy sports betting then we would suggest that you locate the Beginner leagues and take some time to understand how it all works. Knowledge of the sport and keeping up to date with the latest team and player news is absolutely essential if you want the chance to win prizes. We all like to think that we know everything there is about our favourite sports, but the fantasy betting markets allow you to put all of that knowledge to the test.
Esports is now a huge part of the sporting calendar and it is starting to overtake various traditional sports like football in terms of recreational entertainment. Esports betting at new betting sites is an area that is also set to take off in a big way. It is going to take some time for the older generations to get a full understanding of how all this works, but the younger generations who were raised on video gaming will find the tournaments and global leagues to be a natural progression.
For the uninitiated, esports is based around individual players or teams competing against each other within a video game. These games include popular titles such as FIFA, CS:GO, League of Legends, Call of Duty, and Overwatch, and these are the games that attract millions of fans during each tournament.
CS:GO is perhaps the largest and most famous of the esports tournaments right now. CS:GO, which stands for Counter Strike: Global Offensive, is part of the online tactical shooter genre where two teams of five players compete over various maps. The connection to betting is something that has been inspired by the streaming sites that allow you to watch these events play out. Twitch, for example, lets you sit at home and watch the teams and players battle each round from start to finish. The idea of betting on these games whilst watching is just the same as those who sit and bet in-play during Premiership matches or any other live sporting event in the real world. If the option is there to bet then many esports fans are going to be tempted to place a stake on their favourite teams and players. Many specialist esports bookmakers have emerged and both big and new betting sites have also included their own esports betting markets in the hope of attracting the massive crowds of fans.
Betting on esports and making a profit is not just a case of turning up and picking one team or player over the other. There are many factors involved and you need to treat these betting markets as you would any other sport such as football, cricket, or athletics. Current form, injuries, and even team transfers all need to be followed in order to gain your advantage over the markets. Keeping track of all the latest news and how the teams are going to line up on the day is something that will put you in a much better position when placing your esports bets across Stakersland.
The betting exchanges found across Stakersland can provide you with a lot more value if you understand how the betting process works. In essence, an exchange is a service that matches your bet with another staker in the form of backing and laying. Backing is the same as any bet that you would make at a standard bookmaker and it covers a certain team or player to win or a specific event to happen.
Laying is the opposite and requires you to bet that something will not happen such as a team not to win or there not to be over 2.5 goals. The advantage here is that by laying against a team or player not to win then you have in fact two chances of the team or player losing as well as the draw/tie.
For those of you who are new here, the betting exchange and the bets that you place are all completely legal providing that you bet with fully licensed betting sites, which is what we will recommend to you shortly. Betting on the exchange takes all the dispute away from the bookmaker because in reality bookmakers want you to lose your bet in a typical sportsbook. In the exchange, they would rather you win and then go on to place more bets because they make their money on the commission from winning bets that are placed by you and all the other stakers. Popular sports include football and horse racing but the American leagues like the NFL, NBA, and MLB are all common betting options on the exchange as well.
The advantage that many experienced stakers enjoy about the betting exchange is that you can choose from a wide range of odds. As long as another staker is willing to match you by backing or laying your selection then the bet is on. You can also hedge your bets and make a profit before the event starts by backing and laying the same market, but this only works if the right odds are available. The general trick when betting on the exchange is biding your time and waiting for the right odds because it can be a very volatile place. Odds can fluctuate up and down dramatically for some events and so the key is timing and placing your bet when the odds are at their most valuable. Lastly, always be aware of your liability when you are laying bets because if you lose then you could potentially have to pay out a large sum of money to the other staker who was successful.
Cryptocurrencies continue to thrive and more stakers are starting to find out the benefits that come with banking and betting with crypto at the new betting sites. These digital currencies have no affiliation to any of the central banks and so it is all completely stored and “mined” online. The use of cryptocurrencies is becoming a lot more widespread and the future may just see you using the likes of Bitcoin just as freely and openly as you do with payment providers such as PayPal or Neteller.
The Bitcoin cryptocurrency is by far the most popular and most successful to date with it taking up roughly 40% of the total value of crypto currently in circulation. When you consider that there are around 1600 cryptocurrencies available to buy and trade at the moment then you can appreciate the popularity of Bitcoin. The value of Bitcoin in particular is one reason that both attracts and deters stakers from using it. The fluctuating value has been extremely unpredictable over the years but it recently hit an all-time high of £42,000 and so it is clearly still popular.
If we look at the use of cryptocurrency across Stakersland and when it is used in a gambling sense then there are some positives and advantages for those who use it. It doesn’t give you the full anonymity that some people are led to believe, but it certainly offers it on a much higher level than when using the traditional fiat currencies and payment methods. Betting with cryptocurrency and the legal issues surrounding it is still a grey area when it comes to licensing and the regulators. Due to the fast pace of the crypto and digital money movement, the licensing rules cannot keep up and so it is largely neither allowed nor prohibited to use cryptocurrency when betting. The online gambling industry is always trying to keep up and move forward with technology, and so many of the new betting sites have started to accept deposits in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies such as Ethereum and Litecoin. As it stands, betting with cryptocurrencies is fast and flexible and it allows some stakers to get around their local gambling laws.
The rapid progress of modern technology has already given us a stream of betting tools and features at the new betting sites since the turn of the millennium, but as technology advances into a new age then the future of sports betting and online gambling in general looks set to be extremely exciting. Not every betting tool is going to be successful and not every betting feature will be worth your time, it all comes down to different needs and betting styles.
However, technology and innovations as a whole are designed to make your betting experience more profitable, if used correctly. They can help you to analyse sports data more effectively and in turn this should help you to make informed decisions, and hopefully, place more winning bets in the long run. As well as the staker-facing technology, there is a lot going on behind the scenes as well. The technology used to keep the bookmaker afloat in the digital space is such an important aspect of the betting experience that we have tasked our team of tech experts to investigate.
Not every bookmaker makes the most of the technology available to them and some even continue to run on old technology. The thought process behind this is worrying as these aged online betting venues will either cease to work altogether, or the development team will have a huge task of updating the whole platform to meet the ever-evolving modern standards. One of the tasks taken by the Stakers team includes the testing of the technologies that power well-known as well as new betting sites. We continually run a series of inspections against a strict checklist of features that reveals which of the bookmakers take care of their betting platforms, and which of those who do not. Some of those features include the average uptime rate of the bookmaker’s site, when the latest downtime was detected, the average loading times of the homepage, a full technology review of the frontend, backend, and the data transfer technology being used. We also check to see where the server is located and lastly the SSL certificate is assessed to give us the overall security level of the site.
All new betting sites being introduced into Stakersland must give a high level of prioritisation to football because this is the one dominant betting market that stakers from all over the world continue to bet on. The market detail should also match the level of priority and by this we mean that new betting sites need to follow and offer betting options across all the top football leagues. The big attractions are La Liga in Spain, the Premiership in the UK, Bundesliga in Germany, Ligue 1 in France, and Serie A in Italy. These leagues contain the best players and teams in the world and they all enjoy global support groups, so there is always a crowd of stakers who are looking to bet on their favourite team. All the top betting markets should be covered when you choose your next new betting site and these include the main 1x2 market which is the most popular by far. Other common betting options include both teams to score, over/under goals, and first goalscorer. Many stakers also enjoy finding bigger value by searching through the niche betting markets for options like goals to be scored in specific time periods and the method of the next goal being scored such as shot, header, or outside of the box.
The Premier League is one of the biggest football leagues in the world and it has a long list of famous players and manager who have enjoyed and are currently enjoying famous careers. English football has been running for over a hundred years now and there is a lot of history to the game, but the Premiership as we know it today has been in motion since 1992. Teams from Manchester have enjoyed a lot of success so far with Manchester United paving the way for Manchester City, and there have been some glory days for one or two teams from the capital such as Chelsea and Arsenal.
Players from all over the globe are scouted by the top Premiership teams and so there is a lot of attention from many other countries when the Premiership fixtures are played. Its popularity brings a lot of betting opportunities and due to the large volume of betting actions, there is also the chance to grab some decent betting value through boosted odds and special offers. The Premiership betting markets are some of the most in-depth markets available at any bookmaker. New betting sites often run promotions across these markets to attract new stakers, and so for those who have a deep knowledge of the league there are chances to find a lot of profit from these betting site deals.
The German Bundesliga is a unique football league that attracts a passionate crowd of fans that not only dedicate their weekends to watching their clubs play, but Germany as a whole is a very active betting nation. The quality being played in the Bundesliga also draws a lot of attraction from Europe and the rest of the world with top-class players filling up the squads of the top clubs. One of those top clubs is Bayern Munich and it is they who have enjoyed the most success over the years, and they have also been home to some of the greatest footballers ever to play in Germany. Gerd Muller, Franz Beckenbauer, and more recent stars such as Oliver Kahn and Phillip Lahm have all pulled on the Munich shirt.
Betting on the Bundesliga is as popular as any of the other top elite European leagues and the depth in markets should always be a must-have for all new betting sites. The forward-thinking style of play usually results in multiple goals and so the over/under goals and both teams to score markets both often see a lot of action in the betting venues of Stakersland. Many world-class strikers also means that betting on the first to score market can be profitable. The Bundesliga is a popular betting market for many reasons and it should be a part of any new bookmaker’s setup.
Serie A is Italy’s top football league and the history of the game in this famous nation goes right back to 1898. Italy has created some of the all-time greats of the game with an impressive list of world-class players that seems to get longer every few years. The attraction of the league is also something that is spread throughout the world with top players from all the major footballing nations signing for many of the different Italian clubs. Betting on Serie A has always been a popular hobby for footballing fans right across Europe and many stakers often include Italian clubs in their accumulators and multi bets because of the quality of the football being played. Quality football is more predictable in terms of betting and Italian football tactics is known for its predictability.
The arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo prompted an even bigger influx of fans and stakers wanting to bet on the league, because wherever Ronaldo goes there is always an option to bet on him to score. The Italian way of playing football is often termed as defensive and so many stakers use this in their betting strategy. The likelihood of multiple goals is not as high as other leagues and even with Ronaldo in the line-up, the markets that offer fewer goals and draws tend to be more popular. One thing is for sure and that is there will never be any shortage of betting options on the Serie A and new betting sites must be following this famous league to keep their stakers entertained.
The Primera Division, or otherwise more affectionately known as La Liga, is the top league of Spanish football. Founded in 1929, the league has been constantly in the hearts of football and staker fans across Europe and the rest of the world. Barcelona and Real Madrid are two Spanish giants who need no introduction. The two teams have been battling against each other for many years and they both attract big numbers of stakers who are looking to bet on or against them. Spanish football is a source of creative attacking football and often the gulf in class between the top and bottom teams in the league creates betting opportunities that many stakers simply cannot resist.
It also helps that many of the La Liga fixtures are often televised and streamed through many of the top betting site venues, which all helps to boost the in-play markets surrounding each of the games. The outlook for La Liga is promising as more teams continue to strengthen their squads with European and global talent. It means that this top Spanish league will get more competitive and this, in turn, will bring much more value to the odds being offered as long as you are prepared to do the right research.
The Premier League in Russia is one of the youngest major football leagues with its establishment year being 2001. The early years brought a lot of success to Spartak Moscow, but now that more clubs have been able to build up and strengthen their squads, the league is starting to become much more competitive. Growth in local Russian talent and an increase in player signings from abroad has helped the league to prosper and with the fact that money has never been a major problem for the club owners, we expect to see more players looking to the league tor transfer opportunities in the future. The league is now often seen as a useful steppingstone for many up and coming players looking to get noticed by the elite clubs across Europe.
Russia is renowned for being one of the toughest places to go for European clubs, and this is a common factor when stakers predict their European football competition bets. Teams who are playing in good form often fail to impress when they travel to a Russian midweek fixture. The traveling, weather, and solid defensive tactics is often too much for some teams and the experienced stakers know this all too well. This is why we and many football stakers like to see a mix of Russian Premier League betting markets to be made available on all new betting sites.
The new betting sites at Stakersland often give their members a complete list of payment methods to choose from. The full list may be different from country to country and so it always wise to check from your location, but often all the popular methods are included such as debit cards, e-wallets, online bank transfers, prepaid cards, and many mobile payment are being introduced now as well.
You will be able to withdraw your whole account balance if the amount is under the maximum withdrawal limit. Each of the new betting sites will set out their own withdrawal limits and some limits may be dependent on the withdrawal method, so checks should be made before attempting any withdrawal to ensure that you can get all or as much as your money out in one transaction.
You cannot choose to make your banking transactions private as this is specifically down to the bookmaker and their banking policy. You can, however, decide to bank with e-wallets which can help to increase the overall privacy of your deposit and withdrawal transactions at new betting sites.
The length of time that it takes to approve and process withdrawals will depend on the payment method and the payment team working for the betting site. Most new betting sites will indicate this on their banking page but, in general, bank cards take 3-5 days and e-wallets often take under 24 hours.
All top-rated bookmakers will support you with a knowledgeable and experienced customer service team who are fully capable of answering all bonus related questions and issues. Your query may get passed on to senior members of the team, but you will get the answers you need eventually.
Banking fees are often absorbed by the betting site but there are some situations in which you will get charged a fee. It may come down to the payment method you are using but on the whole, you can expect zero fees when making a deposit at most of the top betting sites.
The minimum deposit limit serves as the limit for all stakers and the lower the limit, the better it is for everyone. Your individual deposit limit over and above the minimum deposit limit set by the bookmaker is linked to your own budget and the fact that you should only ever deposit what you can afford to lose.
The common documents that new betting sites will request from you include your passport, driving license, or a national ID card for your overall identity. Other utility bills and bank statements may also be required to prove your address and to also link any payment methods back to you.
Betting margins can be a confusing subject for stakers at new betting sites but you can be sure that all your questions will be answered by the customer support team. Something like margins may get pushed to the senior support agents so you may have to endure a small delay in getting a response.
Claiming free bets from the customer support team of any of the new betting sites is always down to the discretion of the betting site and support agents. We cannot say that you will definitely receive a free bet if you ask for one, but there is never any harm in asking for one because you have nothing to lose and a free bet to gain.