Avoiding The Bad Sportsbook ExperienceDon't we all have that buddy that just seems to run into trouble everywhere he turns? You know that guy, as he's the one that is always coming to you with his problems. If your friends are anything like mine, then they have their fair share of sportsbook experiences, too. Some of them are good, while the vast majority are ugly. So what can you do to avoid a terrible sportsbook experience? A lot of it starts with selection.
Choosing the right sportsbook
There are some really good books out there, so picking out a good one shouldn't be so tough. What you should know is that it is much easier to find a bad sportsbook than it is a good one, though. The high quality books are out there, but there are hundreds of books that just aren't a safe place to stash your cash. Picking out the right one is about doing your research and understanding the history of some of these books. Find a place where the reviews are positive, the people like the service they are receiving, and the book's bet limits fit your bankroll.
Staying on top of your book's rules and regulations
Especially with baseball season here, some people are going to inevitably run up against some of the house rules offered by their sportsbook. Suspended games, delayed games, and pitching changes can wreck your bet, so you need to know how your sportsbook handles all of these things. It won't take you too long to read up on the house rules of the book that you are using, just so that you will know exactly what you are working with. They reserve the right to make changes to those rules every now and then, too, so checking every month or so will be a good thing to do.
Finding a good sportsbook is all about common sense. Why would you go to a book that won't return your email? Why would you go somewhere that has just taken someone's money and not payed them out? There are quality books that can change your mind on online sports betting. It is your job to find them.