Best Betting Provider
First up, we’ve landed on the planet where we award the most prestigious title in the solar system of sports betting awards. This award is given to what we believe to be the ultimate best sportsbook in the whole gambling galaxy. As you probably well know, there are literally thousands of bookmakers out there in the gambling galaxy. So, how do our experts manage to narrow it down in order to crown one ultimate sports betting champion?
Truthfully, there are multiple aspects we need to scrutinize in order to find the very best sports betting site. Too many to name, in fact. However, what we are able to do is narrow everything we assess down into 3 categories. Namely, these are: Range, Handling and Innovation.
In short, this refers to the expanse of sports, betting markets and bet types available in any given betting provider’s universe. Nowadays, a range of at least 20 staple sports needs to be joined by more niche sports to be considered a top online bookie. Additionally, all of the most popular bet types need to be there as well as more obscure bets and flexible bet builders.
Handling refers to the overall navigation and ease of use of a betting provider’s site. Firstly, it has to look good and be easy to use. Then, we take a look at the customer service and regulation to make sure the shuttle is safe to fly. Finally, we take a look at the payment methods to make sure we can fuel the engine safely and securely during our betting provider reviews.
The two above categories contain all of the boxes that any betting provider should tick to even be considered worthy of use. However, a provider worthy of our sports betting awards should go the extra mile for their customers. What we’re looking for here are extra special features such as odds boosters, live streaming options and extra special promotions.
Best Sports Betting Bonus
Now, we land on the 2nd planet in the sports betting awards solar system, where we search for the galaxy’s elusive best bonus! Like a diamond in the rough, a truly excellent bonus can be hard to find. At first, many appear to be attractive, shining stars on the outside. However, once you look a little closer, you can sink into a black hole of wagering requirements, small print and restrictive time limits that hardly make the bonus worthwhile. So, what does it take for a bonus to be considered as having award-winning potential? Follow us, and let’s find out…
Best Online Casino
Now, let’s leave the Sports Betting Awards solar system behind for a moment and blast off into the Cosmos of Casino Awards. Firstly, the most important category you’ll find here is the crown for the ultimate best online casino. In the greater gambling galaxy, the number of online casinos matches and perhaps even surpasses the number of sportsbooks. Therefore, once again, our experts are left with the astronomical tasks of filtering through them all to find the best. So, how do we find, rate and award the best? Once again, we use our 3 generalized categories: Range, Handling and Innovation.
In short, this category is all about variety. To be considered for our casino awards, a platform has to have a decent spread of games across multiple categories. That is to say, an even spread across different types of games is more important than having a lot of games of one type. For example, if a casino has 1,000 slot games but little-to-no table games or live casino offerings, then we wouldn’t consider it to be good enough.
You can have the biggest and most impressive spaceship in the universe, with a variety of functions. But can it actually take off and navigate once in flight. Basically, that’s what we’re assessing in this category. What we look at here, for example, is slot game loading times or if they bug and crash easily. Additionally, we look at the overall usability and navigation of the site. Also, we assess the customer service and payment options – because it’s important how we fuel the engine!
In the same vein, as we do with the Best Sports Betting Provider, we’re looking to see what the casino does differently from others here. In a nutshell, we’re looking for special features, trailblazing games and extra special tournaments and competitions among many other things. Basically, if it’s new, eye-catching and brilliant, we’re happy.
Best Casino Bonus
Next up, prepare to land on our 2nd bonus awards planet and the next most important category in our Casino Awards Cosmos. Much like sports betting bonuses, there are plenty of eye-catching casino bonuses out there. In fact, the numbers involved with casino bonuses make them shine even brighter on the surface than most sports betting bonuses. However, as you may probably have guessed, all is often not as it appears to be. In the case of casino bonuses, the bigger bonuses usually require large deposits from you, and that’s before you consider the wagering requirements. So, what makes a casino bonus worthwhile and potentially award-winning? In a nutshell, should it be valuable and fair?
What makes a casino bonus valuable and fair?
For starters, the best casino bonus shouldn’t require a heavy upfront investment from you. Additionally, it shouldn’t have galactic wagering requirements that are impossible to play through. And lastly, it shouldn’t have a short time limit that makes it impossible for you to play through the bonus before claiming your winnings. In a nutshell, the bonus should provide you with a realistic chance of winning and shouldn’t have any small print that’s designed to trip you up.
Best Esports Betting Provider
And now, let’s leave the Casino Awards Cosmos behind and once again return to the Sports Betting Awards Solar System. We’re now approaching the newest and fastest-growing planet in the solar system, Esports. Currently, in these modern and galactic times, almost all of the best online sportsbooks also offer esports. However, you’ll also find plenty of platforms that are solely dedicated to the world of esports betting.
So, what types of betting platforms do we consider for our Best Esports Betting Provider and sports betting provider recommendations? In short, any platform that offers esports betting capabilities. Just because there are dedicated esports betting platforms doesn’t mean we should omit more general sportsbooks that also offer esports. In plenty of cases, the more generalized platforms have better esports offerings than more dedicated platforms.
Right, so what do we look for in an award-winning esports betting platform? Once again, I’ll refer you back to our 3 principal categories: Range, Handling and Innovation. However, this time we won’t bore you with another rundown of what each category means here. As it’s similar to how we implement them for our best sports betting provider awards, it’s therefore not worth your time nor mine. We will, however, speak a little bit about innovation here. Esports betting is unique in that it’s the one sport where some platforms allow players to bet on themselves. With possibilities like that on offer, we thus find the potential for new betting innovations here to be very exciting.
Best Esports Betting Bonus
Now, we bring you to our esports betting bonus awards planet, which is the last in the Sports Betting Awards Solar System. Esports betting is the latest blockbuster addition to the gambling galaxy. However, its growth has been so astronomical, that it merits its own category that’s separate from other sports. Additionally, most providers have bonuses and promotions that are esports specific.
Firstly, we imagine some of you may be asking the question, “How do esports bonuses differ from sports bonuses?”
In short, they don’t really. That is to say, all of the same bonus types you’d expect to find in a sportsbook or online casino are there. For example, matched deposit bonuses, free bets and reloads are all there. So how do esports bonuses differ from regular sports bonuses? Essentially, they are the same bonus types and the only difference is that they are made for exclusive use on esports or specific esports leagues. In the case of sites that offer both esports and regular sports, you’ll usually find that the esports bonus is different from the regular sports bonuses. Often, esports bonuses are more valuable.
Best Poker Provider
Now, let’s leave the Sports Betting Awards Solar System behind, head to the outer rim of the Casino Awards Cosmos and onwards to Poker Planet! Sometimes they can be found within online casinos, but the best poker rooms and tournaments in the gambling galaxy are generally found on dedicated poker platforms. So, what makes a poker provider potentially award-winning for us? Well, just as your game selection is important in you becoming a winning poker player, the amount of games and functions on offer is important for a winning poker platform.
What we mean to say is that the best poker platforms out there should offer variety. Not only on the range of tournaments, stakes and types of games but also on levels. For us here at PlayersBest, an award-winning poker platform should have a selection of tournaments that range from soft to being completely professional. Additionally, the top poker platforms should allow you to set up tournaments with your friends, as well as offering you the chance to play against strangers.
Best Poker Bonus
Finally, we’ve reached the final destination in our awards tour of the gambling galaxy. Once again, we find ourselves on the outer rim of the Casino Awards Cosmos on Poker Planet. This time, we’re taking a look at what makes an award-winning poker bonus. Firstly, it’s important for us to highlight that poker bonuses are perhaps the most different from any others in the gambling galaxy.
So how do they differ exactly? In short, they carry more value but are released in multiple small amounts. For example, a typical poker welcome bonus might be worth C$350. However, it will be released in small installments of C$2.50 over a 60 day period based on how many games you play and points you win. What do we look for in an award-winning poker bonus? In the same vein as any other type of bonus, we’re looking for a bonus that’s attainable, valuable and fair.
Bringing it Back Down to Earth
We hope you’ve enjoyed our awards tour of the gambling galaxy. Additionally, we hope you have a better idea of our awards system and how we select the very best betting providers and bonuses in the galaxy. To summarize, our experts work extremely hard behind the scenes to bring you our very best professional recommendations for the best bookmakers. Finally, our sports betting and casino awards aren’t there to function as a pat on the back for the betting provider. Instead, what they’re here to do is help you to find the very best betting and casino sites for you.