New Recommended Bookmakers BetConnect
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BetConnect is widely regarded as one of the top new recommended bookmakers, but they are not a bookmaker in the traditional sense. Technically, they are a social betting site and an online bookmaker, falling more into the category of exchange betting. Launched in 2018 and licenced by the UK Gambling Commission, BetConnect processes betting activities between users and acts as a traditional bookmaker at the same time.
When you sign up with BetConnect, you can choose to be a punter or a pro. As a punter, you get sent bet requests from the pros. You can then choose to lay the bet (bet against the pro) or piggyback the bet (bet with the pro). If you bet against the pro, you pay the pro if he or she wins. It’s that simple. If you bet with the pro, (any stake you want) you pay BetConnect if you lose. If the bet is successful, BetConnect pays you.
BetConnect is still very new to the online bookmaker scene and is in the process of enhancing their user experience. The customer service department is one area that could use a bit more attention being that they only offer email and live chat support during working hours. That being said, the support agents are friendly and knowledgeable, able to help with whatever query or problem you may have.
As one of the top new recommended bookmakers, BetConnect is held to extremely high standards of security and bettor responsibility. All betting activities and payment processing systems are protected by SSL encryption technology. Whether you are using your mobile phone or desktop, you can be sure that your personal and financial information is safeguarded at all times.
It is worth remembering that BetConnect should not be grouped in the category of traditional online bookmakers. They are a social betting site with facilities that match. It is therefore not surprising that their payment options are limited to credit and debit cards. If you want to fund your account, you have the option of paying via Visa, MasterCard, Maestro or Visa Debit. We may see other options incorporated at a later date, but for now, this is it.
Odds and Coverage
If you sign up to be a BetConnect Pro, you have the ability to create bets with highly competitive odds. Since you essentially become the tipster, you are given access to odds that you simply don’t find at new recommended bookmakers. We are talking really good odds here. The coverage is a bit limited though. In terms of sports, you have around 13 to choose from including Football, Cricket, American Football, Tennis, Rugby, Baseball, Basketball, Darts, Boxing and Snooker. The number of markets on each sport is also a bit limited, but as the site grows, we can expect an expansion of both sports and markets.
Is There Anything Else You Should Know?
The BetConnect betting model does take some getting used to. It is quite novel in the world of online bookmakers, but one we feel will catch on quickly. For newbies, the system may seem a bit confusing at first, but it was designed to make betting easier and more accessible to the general public.
If you are just starting out, open up a “punter account” and wait for a bet request from a pro. Once you have done your research, simply choose to back or lay the bet. If you have years of experience creating custom bets, then open up a “pro account” and choose your own odds, your own markets and send request to other users.
To keep up with traditional online bookmakers, BetConnect does offer free bets for those who sign up for a “punters account”. This equates to £50 in free bets with a minimum deposit of £10.