Who has the best odds for 2012? - Lets

Not an easy question to answer.  Finding the best odds depends on the market and the bookmaker.  Bookmakers tend to specialise in different markets and offer different priced odds depending on demand.  Some bookmakers might offer best odds on favourites for English football others might offer best odds for outsiders on European leagues.

Judged by the number of account openings Let’s Compare Bets.com found that during 2011 our visitors prefered Pinnacle Sports and Bet365.  Funnily enough GoonersGuide.com, a website that reviews bookmakers, found that Pinnacle Sports consistently had the best odds for outsiders for English leagues and favourites of European leagues for the 2007 – 2008 season.

What’s more Bet365 was found to have the best odds for European outsiders and nearly the best for English underdogs.

Now there is no guarantee that Pinnacle Sports and Bet365 will continue to give the best odds for 2012, but, the reasons for these bookmaker giving best odds have not disappeared.

Pinnacle Sports

Pinnacle sports is a big online only bookmaker and has very low overheads.  They don’t splurge on advertising or marketing and rely on word of mouth.  Rather than providing tantalising betting bonuses they simple offer good odds.  Pinnacle Sports probably has the best odds over a range of betting markets of all the bookmakers.

Don’t expect a really flashy website but it is very functional and easy to place trades on a range of international sports.  Pinnacle Sports also enjoys a following High Rollers who choose Pinnacle Sports not only for the odds on offer but for the fact that they do not limit the size of bets. Large bets are welcomed at Pinnacle Sports, which has made the bookmaker a favourite among the sports arbitrage betting community.

What else can be said about Pinnacle Sports?

Depositing and withdrawal of funds is quick and easy with various methods available.  Pinnacle Sports is an international operation and allow a wide range of currencies from the Chinese Yuan Renminbi to the Polish Zloty.  Withdrawal methods include Skrill (our favourite), Bank Wire Transfer, Neteller and others.  Pinnacle Sports has very fast withdrawal times  and withdrawals have no limits with selected partners.

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Bet365 was another favourite among our readers in 2011.  Bet365 have some of the best odds available, especially for UK markets, in particular English football.  One reason for Bet365’s popularity with our readers is probably the generous betting bonus offered to Bet365 members.  Although Bet365 don’t offer the best odds across multiple markets they do a have a great betting bonus and ongoing bonuses for existing members.

Bet365 have a large number of deposit and withdrawal options.  Account holders have experienced varying speeds of withdrawing money from 30 minutes to two weeks.  Common across all bookmakers is that they can never totally guarantee withdrawal times.  High rollers should take note that Bet365 do limit bet size and limit withdrawals to relatively small amounts compared to Pinnacle Sports (but more than enough for most people).

The final word

Pinnacle Sports is the bookmaker with the sharpest pencil although Bet365 offer goods odd on UK sporting events.   For a snap shot of bookmaker best odds use our odds comparison service.

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