There are so many online bookmakers that it is difficult to know which one to choose when placing a bet on the races but there is help at hand.
Bookmaker Advisor’s sportsbook reviews provide information on all the major players and give the pros and cons for each betting site.
There is a rating system out of five, with Betfair, William Hill and Bet365 given the best marks of 4.5/5.
With Betfair being a betting exchange odds can be higher and that is a major selling point for the company, while in-play betting is now very popular and offers punters the chance to back and lay horses right up until the conclusion of a race.
Cash out facilities are available, while punters are offered bonuses and free bets and new customers receive offers as well.
The same is true of William Hill and bet365, who also offer live steaming of races to further enhance the betting experience, although the pictures can sometimes be of low quality.
The bookmaker that you chose should be tailored around the type of betting you want to take part in and so it is important to read the reviews available for each site to ensure you make the right decision.
If you are someone who likes to bet on accumulators, or ‘accas’, then make sure the site you sign up with has this facility.
It can be tough to navigate through some online betting sites and a glance at the reviews suggests that Sky Bet is one of the most user-friendly.
It can be very frustrating, especially for the novice punter, if you cannot get the bet on that you want and lose out on the possibility of a winner.
As with anything online, there is always a chance that things might go slightly wrong on occasions and that is where sites with strong customer service back-up win the day.
William Hill rate well on this issue while bet365 are not so hot and Sky Bet also score highly, so make sure you check out the reviews if this is something that could be of concern.
Betfred are a big player in the market and specialise in horse racing, with plenty of offers and incentives but they also have negatives to consider such as a ‘drawn out’ process to put a bet on.
They do provide an easy to use website but their in-play options are not extensive and can leave punters frustrated.
Ladbrokes are a familiar name on the high street and are mid-table in the reviews of their online services.
They offer extensive markets and many in-play facilities but are fairly tight on promotions, with other sites offering more to both new and existing customers.
There are a few sites that do not offer odds on racing and so, if the sport of kings is your bag, make sure you do not sign up with these.
Betsafe and Redbet do not get involved in racing but the majority do, with Paddy Power big on horses and rated at 4.3 for its overall performance.
As the numerous TV adverts suggest, they provide many money back specials and other offers and have a huge range of markets, although this has led to a slightly cluttered looking site.
As with anything, it is down to personal choice but there is plenty of information out there to help you decide which bookmakers to sign up with.