It seems like an eternity but Football is back. The Premier League starts back Wednesday 17th and the games will come hard and fast. To make things even better for punters, Royal Ascot is ongoing. All of a sudden we have plenty of sport to keep us entertained.
Online Sportsbook are Gearing Up
Many sports betting sites have seen turnover plummet. That’s understandable given the lack of mainstream sport. However, for sports operators many of whom has to rely on Casino revenue to keep the lights on this will allow them to fire up their sports product again.
For us punters, this is a good opportunity to take advantage of any sign-up offers with many online sportsbooks looking to make up for the lost time when mainstream sport was suspended.
Star Sports – A Good Option
We all know about the big names and we know many of you may have already accounts with them. However, if you are looking to try something different then take a look at bookies such as Star Sports.
They specialise in a more bespoke service compared to the major brands. It’s worth giving them a try to see if you like their unique offering. They also have some fun sign-up offers that change based on events. They are quite innovative and deliver a different experience than the standard “free bet” offers a lot of other bookmakers use.
LeoVegas Sportsbook – for Mobile Punters
As well as Star Sports, another bookmaker you should consider comes from a Casino background but has managed to make a very good transition into sports. We are talking about LeoVegas.
The main reason why we recommend you check LeoVegas sportsbook out is that they come from a culture of mobile-first. You can definitely see this attention to detail when you visit the site on your mobile device. So, if you bet regularly on mobile its definitely worth checking out LeoVegas.
Esports, Poker and a Shift Back to the Old Guard
Esports has experienced a surge in turnover in the last three months. We predict this is a false dawn for the category on sports betting sites. The primary reason for an increase in stake was lack of other sport.
With football, horse racing and NBA basketball in July it seems that esports will return to previous level.
Similiarly with esports, Poker is likely to see a dramatic drop off as mainstream sport comes back. Online poker has experienced a renaissance in the last three months. However, we believe it will be short-lived.
Now is a great time to try other sports betting sites. Many will be more customer-centric in the current climate. As a customer don’t be afraid to insist on better. One other aspect that the lockdown will have on betting is that operators will start promoting fringe sports. Expect some decent promotions to be lined up next month.
All in all, it is great to see major events taking place again.