question for american bettors

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  1. piglord

    piglord Black Belt

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    hey could you please list the top 3-5 bookmakers you use in order of regularity?

    i'm guessing dimes will probably be at the top of everyone's list.

    basically i'm looking for reliable books to advertise on my site but no use promoting the super popular ones because everyone will already have an account. thanks
     
  2. Sadistics

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    As far as I know Americans are pretty much limited to 5Dimes, Bookmaker, BetOnline, Bovada, and BetDSI. Not including Bitcoin books.
     
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  3. lifeisgood12345

    lifeisgood12345 Green Belt

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    Youwager.eu is alright. I made a lot of money there and got paid. It was always my least favorite book in the rotation, but also the only book outside of the ones Sadistics listed that I found to be decent.
     
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  4. JimGunn

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    Aside from those five, I also use Sportsbook.com, Heritage & Intertops.
     
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  5. Naught2Sixty

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    Mybookie.ag is pretty good. Mma isnt exactly their forte but they give out comparable prices to 5D, the layout is nice, CS is really helpful, theyll have props for ME'S most times, you can deposit and withdraw via btc.

    But yeah, 5D, Bookmaker, Betonline, Bovada and Betdsi. Chael advertises betdsi ln his podcast that you can get a sign up bonus with
     
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  6. piglord

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    thanks guys. does anyone use sportsbetting.ag?

    i'm allowed to promote them as part of my affiliate deal with betonline, appears to be a sister site offering exactly the same odds.
     
  7. Ruthfella

    Ruthfella Blue Belt

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    @piglord does bet dsi offer mma live betting?
     
  8. piglord

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    yes dude.
     
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  9. lifeisgood12345

    lifeisgood12345 Green Belt

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    I've used it before. It's the same thing. Although if you try betting on both you'll get your limits cut in half bc they have the same risk management team
     
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    BetUS is a good site the payout process is reasonable. Not sure if they have a lot of mma lines though
     
  11. piglord

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    interesting i got a bunch of sign ups at betonline but only 1 customer deposited. i'm adding a few new books and seeing what works.
     
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    Bookmaker is #1, and it's not close.
     
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  13. piglord

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    hey man maybe i'm wrong but aren't you from china? do you have access to the same books as americans?
     
  14. JimGunn

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    It's not only close, it's debatable. Bookmaker is great, definitely one of the top two books, but there are some things that 5Dimes traditionally and currently has done better, at least for MMA, like often having slightly better odds (not always) as well as opening more lines up on non-UFC promotions as well as boxing & kickboxing and offering far more props than Bookmaker as well as still having the between round live betting which Bookmaker has long abandoned. Bookmaker limits are great and they supposedly don't limit or cut bettors off like 5D eventually may do, so for professional bettors Bookmaker is a necessity. But that doesn't mean that every bettor can easily live without 5Dimes and just use Bookmaker without feeling really unsatisfied and missing out.
     
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  15. JimGunn

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    You're just one person though who is secretive about his bets anyway, so who knows what you do or don't really have going on and what your opinion is worth, no offense. I know people who make multiple bets of thousands of dollars each on MMA and hot dog eating contests and even bigger on all kinds of other sports on 5Dimes and who sometimes post slips to prove it, so maybe while 5Dimes is spoiled for you for whatever reason it's still a place where many other people can get significant action down.
     
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    Not sure about you, but my 5Dimes limits are $500 on most of the UFC 227 fights. When you bet the limit, you have to wait for someone at 5Dimes to manually reset the line. That's a joke. At Bookmaker I can bet to win $20,000 on favorites in a matter of seconds. There is no comparison.
     
  17. JimGunn

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    You have a good point about Bookmaker for whales and pros, but it doesn't make it better than 5Dimes for recreational bettors and even people who want to bet maybe up to thousands of dollars on a single fight if they have different limits than you or feel comfortable making a few bets to effectuate that. That's all I am saying. As a recreational bettor and aspiring semi-professional I like having both sportsbooks in my mix and several others.
     
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    Your limits are $500 on openers too? (like up to 1 day or so after a line opening?
     
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    Not sure. I rarely use 5Dimes. Currently it's $500 for the main card except the main event, which is $1000.
     
  20. JimGunn

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    I'm sure that is frustrating. Bookmaker is nice because they show you the limit without loading up a prospective bet. Looks like I can get $5,000 to risk on underdogs or to win on favorites for UFC 227 bouts on Bookmaker at the moment and I was able to load up a $1,200 to win $1,000 bet on T Dillashaw on 5Dimes. I didn't try more than that. I have only really recently started to give more thoughts to limits lately. For now I am sure my dozen or so collection of books will allow me to put down as much as I want for the foreseeable future on any one fight. At some point though I may need to add a local if I can find one or use the services the pros use online to get big money down if such places exist and are reliable enough to do business with.
     

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