Sport of one kind or another is a big part of many people's lives, whether they just watch it or actually participate. Britain has a long tradition of playing sport, and indeed introduced it in some forms such as cricket, to other countries. British public schools have long supported sport as a way of developing character as well as encouraging health and fitness.
Those who watch sport, especially football, often support one or other club or are fans of a particular player that they admire. Many such supporters like to bet on their favourites as a way of adding extra interest to the games whilst hoping to make some money as well of course. Thus the practice of betting on sporting events of all kinds is immensely popular and there are plenty of UK betting sites that cater for this.
Most, if not all, the traditional high street bookmakers have a presence online nowadays, and for many, betting online is much more convenient than having to go to town to place a bet. You will find names like Ladbrokes, Coral, Betfred, and William Hill represented online, and in addition many less well known sites such as Bet365, Boylesports, Paddypower, VCBet, Skybet, Unibet, Betinternet, and more. The advantage to many of opening an account with one of the online bookmakers is the generous bonuses that they offer to new customers. Bet365 is one of the best, offering up to £200 in bonuses and free bets although there are conditions to be met of course. You often have to bet through your initial deposit amount in order to qualify for a bonus or to be able to withdraw it, with the consequence that you might lose some or all of it. However, with the appearance of sites where you can actually lay an outcome as well as back it there is the potential to profit from bonuses without risk. (more...)