USA Online Sportsbooks for MMA betting
MMA Betting with Online Sportsbooks for US Players
Many international sportsbooks currently do not accept bettors from the United States. The other scenario are on some USA online sportsbooks that do offer traditional sportsbetting or fantasy betting (for money). Here we mention the pros and cons of the 4 most used betting sites by americans for MMA betting + the top, and first MMA fantasy site.
*Because we have so many Canadian customers, if you are from Canada some things vary for you. Here is our MMA betting in Canada guide.
*We do not recommend or condone illegal gambling on MMA or earn advertising revenues from any sportsbook mentioned on this page from US customers, we do it for educational purposes only.
With that out of the way there are 3 online sportsbooks that DO accept American bettors, and luckily they are four of the best and most trustworthy sportsbooks with worldwide citizens. All of these companies have been in business for 10+ years and are highly respected in the gambling community. The fourth option would be Draft Kings, the fastest growing fantasy betting site.
Offshore Sportsbooks for American Users (traditional betting style)
Bovada.lv – Bovada accepts all credit cards, eWalletXpress and Rapid Transfer as deposit options. Bovada also has some of the best betting selections for non UFC fighting leagues. Also popular in Canada where online betting is legal through specific bookmaker sister site, Bodog. They may not have the lowest odds such as those mentioned below, but give the best customer experience.
Bookmaker.eu – Accepts credit cards and bank transfers from the United States, a well known international sportsbook that has been around for more than 10 years. The only past issue known to Bookmaker.eu was when their main domain Bookmaker.com was seized by the FBI some time back for taxing issues, but they remain on the top three most reliable online sportsbook used by americans.
5dimes.eu – 5dimes has always paid their clients on time and posses the most favorable odds in the American market. Only American and Canadian credit cards are accepted as a deposit method, mainly Visa. Other funding options are available like Walmart, Amazon gift cards and Bitcoin.
Real Money Fantasy vs Traditional Sporsbooks
#1 Draftkings.com – FULLY LEGAL MMA BETTING OPTION INSIDE THE USA! A fantasy betting site that now offers MMA bets and seems to be kicking-off faster than any other online sportsbooks in the country, highly addictive after the first try. The site now accepts real money bets deposits through Paypal and credit cards.
According to Forbes in 2014 when Draftkings joined in the MMA Fantasy market ( source 1), Kountermove, the first website to offer fantasy MMA, had already 26,000 subscribers. But that number was growing faster than even other American fantasy sports and was likely to attract attention from more fantasy betting sites. MMA Fantasy betting is still in its infant years and is nowhere near the 40 million people taking part in American Football.
But those numbers keep growing with the staggering 300 million fans worldwide (more than the MLB fans around the world). Fantasy sports are more appealing to young tech savvy people that view the practice as the next step from gaming.
*For more information see our DraftKings MMA betting review.
Whichever site you select be ready to bet on stellar fights, like the return of Street Fighter Kimbo Slice on February 2016 ( source 2). Kimbo Slice used to be the king of street fighting in Florida, no fighter could even land a punch on him. In his late UFC debut his rivals were a little more experienced, but the Street Fighter will make a final comeback next year before retirement.
Jimbo Slice on a street fight beating his opponents to a pulp:
Tips for Depositing into Sportsbooks
Tip #1: ALWAYS bet with trusted and verified sportsbooks. If you’ve been gambling for a while you know sportsbooks come and go in a time span of three years, so make sure you are working with a time reputable site.
Tip #2: Another smart move would be to review the TOS (Terms and Conditions) first thing before claiming a bonus. Know exactly what are the wagering requirement is. The most common offer is the 100% first deposit bonus with a play through requirement of 3x.
Also check what it says about betting strategies. Many sportsbooks forbid most of the sleazy techniques you have in mind to protect your winnings. A very common practice is to win big money with a few bets and then place multiple small minimal bets to fulfill the betting requirement, trying to lose as little as possible.
Better stick to a structured staking plan. Follow the betting tips of tipsters if you must, but do not randomly shift the size of your stake. Your balance can be frozen otherwise.
Most of these conditions come with the bonus terms, so be prepared to play by the rules when claiming one. There are other legal ways to apply these strategies by opening several sportsbooks accounts with all 4 sites and distributing a betting system strategy between them. It is effective and a practice followed by all experienced bettors.
Tip #3 If your credit is rejected just try somewhere else, you have 3 sportsbook options and Draft Kings fantasy betting if all three reputable sportsbooks don’t allow you to deposit. If everything else fails Moneygram and Western Union are an option as explained on our MMA betting guide, but it’s a true pain in the butt and not worth it when you got all other options.
Tip #4 American Bettors need to check twice about how they are going to withdraw money from offshore betting sites. Making a deposit with a credit card is easy, but sometimes those options aren’t available when claiming your winnings. Plus some US states forbid banks and credit cards to accept transfers from betting sites, so check your local state law before betting online. Ask support on the live chat box about your options.
(1) forbes.com, Daily Fantasy MMA May Quickly Outgrow Mainstream Sports Offerings, 2014
(2) mmafighting.com, Kimbo Slice Wants Six More Fights, Vows to Put Asses On Seats, 2015
Author: Rory Aldo
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