How Safe Are Sports Bets?

Sports betting is becoming increasingly popular in Germany and more and more people are taking part. Since the year 2011, when the market for online sports betting opened, the number of customers as well as providers is increasing. On the one hand, this has the advantage that more and more information on the subject of successful betting can be read, as many users share their knowledge, experience and skills with others, and the choice of betting providers is also greater. However, the almost unmanageable array of online bookmakers also leads to uncertainty as to which betting provider is the right one, what needs to be taken into account when making a selection and what criteria speak in favor of a serious company. There is also the question of how safe sports betting can be.

The license for gambling
Sports betting in Germany is regulated by the Gaming Act. The reason is that gambling is a participation in a betting game where the result is in the future and is determined by chance. However, there are also opinions that this is not true for sports betting. Nevertheless, betting providers need a valid license in order to offer their sports betting services legally. These come from Malta, Curacao, Gibraltar, England, Schleswig-Holstein and a handful of other countries. Gambling has been allowed in these countries for some time and there are strict rules. This benefits the company, as it can plan its business activities for the long term and the customer can be sure to have an account with a secure and state-approved company. The license is usually presented directly on the start page. If you can't find it, it's evidence of a dubious betting provider and you shouldn't open an account there. 

The certificates as another important quality feature
Sports betting is a type of service. Similar to a service or a product, there are quality awards and test seals. These come, for example, from TÜV or the German lottery company. The certificates issued provide information about the security, quality and bandwidth of the offer and further details of the site. The certificates are usually displayed together with the license on a provider's home page. In addition, the certificate is accompanied by an extensive test, in which the individual points are explained and evaluated in detail. If the licenses and certificates are available on one page, you can be one hundred percent sure that the betting provider is reputable and that participation in sports betting is secure.

Sports betting offer
It goes without saying that the betting provider must offer a wide range of sports as well as betting options, according to the motto: the more, the better. Usually a bookmaker manages around forty different sports. In addition, there are the individual leagues for each country. Most bets are on football. This is also due to the fact that most leagues in football were contracted with betting providers. This makes it possible to place bets on the first Bundesliga up to the regional league. In addition there are the DFB Cup and international competitions. In addition, there are the foreign leagues in and outside Europe. There are also several leagues in handball, basketball, tennis and all other sports. So the choice of bets is gigantic. The reason why you should choose a betting provider with a large selection is because the lower leagues, for example in the Bundesliga, offer better odds from the third league onwards. This is also the case with the French Football League. Other sports, such as tennis, also have significantly higher odds than in the first Bundesliga.

The user-friendliness of the platform
Another important criterion for the perfect betting provider is the use of the platform. Many providers now have an app for mobile devices. A good overview must be provided on the computer, on the tablet and also on the mobile phone. Nobody wants to search long until they have finally found the right sport or betting option. Everything should be done with a few clicks. This starts with the registration, continues with the selection of bets and ends with the entry of the bet amount. In addition to the use of the page, it is also important that the page is sufficiently secured. After all, sports betting is about real and hard-earned money. This is why most providers use SSL encryption. Full security against fraud is therefore provided.

Further characteristics for a trustworthy betting provider 
Before it comes to how safe sports betting is and what points you have to pay attention to in order to be successful, a few more quality features are explained for a serious provider. When you visit sites like, where all licensed betting providers are listed, the first thing you notice is the bonus payments. The bonus is offered on the first deposited amount of one hundred percent on this amount, up to one hundred euros. Some also offer up to 150 euros, others less, but may offer additional premiums for long-term customers. An easily accessible customer service, which can provide competent information around the clock, is also an important decision-making and quality feature. Several deposit and withdrawal options via PayPal, credit card, Giropay or meanwhile crypto currencies facilitate payment transactions. More information to be found on

Place risk-free and safe bets
At the beginning of the article it was mentioned that sports betting is regulated by the Gambling Act because the end of sports betting is in the future and is determined by chance. This is only partially true, however, because unlike games of chance such as poker or roulette, it is possible in sports to prepare for a game and bet by researching. In the end, all you have to do is follow the sport you want to bet on. If you want to place bets on the first soccer Bundesliga, then you first look at the table, the statistics of the playing teams, the last matches, scorers and pass odds and follow the general sports news. On the basis of this information, sports bets can be concluded safely and without risk. But there's more. As more and more people are passing on sports bets, many of them share their knowledge and experience. This is especially helpful for newcomers. With the help of tips and tricks from experienced players, it will be easier from day one to assess odds, how safe a bet is or which league offers the best odds at the moment.

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