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Best Sports Betting Sites 2020

What's going on, I am Kyle Scott of crossingbroad.com and today we are going

to talk about the best sports betting sites for 2020. You may rain.

Okay, so now that online sports betting has been legal for over a year to full

football seasons and is available at large scale in New Jersey Pennsylvania

Indiana West Virginia then other states coming online like Indiana like Illinois

and Iowa maybe New York soon in the future we thought it would be good to

take a look at where the market is today and which are the best online books that

we recommend keeping in mind that sports book reviews traditionally focused on

reliability the ease of putting money in and getting money out since sports

betting is regulated in the United States all sports books have to go some

level of testing and therefore we consider all them to be safe and secure

and all that so we really don't factor those into the ratings that said there

are still some that are clearly heads and shoulders above the competition and

where you should be putting your money when you invest in sports ok there is no

shortage of online books available particularly in New Jersey which was the

first state out of the gate there's over 20 possible options you have as a player

and those mostly are available across the web and through ios and android apps

with some caveats so what we wanted to do was whittle that list down to our top

5 sports books so we're gonna go in reverse order from the also-rans to our

best overall book first up are also round these two sports books get

honorable mention because they are reliable popular and allow you to bet on

sports with a wide variety of options good signup bonuses good app

architecture but they're not quite as good as our top three recommendations

and they are first up FanDuel sports book so Phanuel is the most popular

online sports betting app in terms of total handle across the four states in

which it is available and for good reason FanDuel along with draft kings is

the incumbent it's gaming brand and they've had a ton

of advertising dollars to dump into the market both as a daily fantasy operator

and now as a sports book there's huge brand recognition there and FanDuel is

capitalized on that out of the gate moreover in new jersey they have several

physical locations which means they're able to brand themselves to casino

players who then go home and play their app we like FanDuel it's got a good

interface good live betting it's reliable all of that but nothing about

FanDuel really jumps out to us as being next-level yes they offer same game

parlays but they're you know kind of one-off contests and promotions or

either generic or somewhat confusing they have a 15 question quiz where you

can enter to win a million dollars and honestly I've tried it three times and I

still don't understand it I feel like FanDuel is just really good

at the nuts and bolts but it appeals to the casual better from our view their

lines tend to be juiced up a little bit more than some of their competitors even

though they do have varying lines from the can be backed books because they are

owned by Betfair so FanDuel is a good option you might already have it on your

phone but there are some better ones we think that are worth your time depending

on what type of player you are the other runner-up is William Hill now William

Hill also benefited from being very early out of the gate with legal online

betting particularly in New Jersey where they to have physical locations they

have brand recognition from being popular in Europe and because they have

physical locations in Nevada but the transition the online hasn't been super

smooth for them the first year the 2018 football season was not kind to them

their app was basic as it comes didn't offer a lot of variety almost no prop

bets felt like someone tried to take a physical sports book and squeeze it into

your phone but for the 2019 season William Hill started using a new

back-end and now the app is much more modern and it features prop bets that

were sorely lacking here before and now what is on your phone feels like it

belongs on your phone rather than in say like a list of odds in a newspaper it's

a good app but it's only available in New Jersey coming soon the states like

Indiana and Iowa and others William Hill has plenty

of market access deals and they will be an omnipresent sports book as sports

betting rolls out right now it's only in New Jersey and it's a good app if you're

there but it doesn't crack our top three okay so rather than rank our three

favorite sports books three two one figured we best to kind of carve out a

separate area for Best Overall and then also for casual players so our best app

and we call them number three here for casual betters is Foxman Fox bet is

backed obviously by Fox Sports it's actually the old bet stars app that has

kind of been reconfigured and branded for Fox

but with that rebrand it came in upgrading technology and upgrading the

way you interact with app and continuous iterations to make it a very

approachable sports betting app now it is for casual betters the thing that

makes Fox bets stand out as more of entertainment than an investing tool is

the fact that they leverage their spot Fox's personalities like charissa

Thompson cousin sale Colin Cowherd and even if you don't like some of these

people sometimes it's fun to fade them or try and bet against their picks each

day of the week one of their personalities will offer up some version

of their lock of the day or their favorite parlay or a cool odds boost and

then you'll be able to bet on that and it's very promotional so if it

doesn't win you'll get your money back they'll boost the odds occasionally they

have crazy no-brainer boost like 25 to 1 odds on if a quarterback throws a

touchdown some things you have to take it's very promotional there's typically

$25 maxes on these bets which is why it's better for casual gamers and not

necessarily for someone who's betting 500 dollars a game that said that is a

lot of the market the expansion area in online sports betting is for casual

players who want a little bit of skin in the game more for entertainment purposes

while you're sitting on your couch at night those people don't want to bed 100

200 dollars a game they maybe have $25 bankroll for a given game and mix that

between a spread bets and live bets and some cool props Fox offers two things

that really stand out there custom bets where they combine a number of weird

factors might be a player prop with a total might be

several player pops mixed together and they give you odds on that and they even

sort them out you can get odds on things that are plus over plus 10,000 so you

take some really long shot roulette chips and hope that one of them hits

it's a fun way to spread around a few bucks and get some skin in the game the

other thing they do is their bet boosts they gotta be careful with bet booth

sportsbooks aren't dumb and they're not gonna boost things that are very likely

to happen so you can be a little bit of a trap it's a trap

but for every game at least every marquee game Fox bet has a number of

really cool bet boost for your favorite players and it's fun to play it's the

one that I've seen casual players enjoy the most because it's very easy to find

your way around the app but it is missing a few features live betting can

be a very difficult task with Fox bet though it's getting better locking in a

bet on any app is hard in real time as the lines are constantly updating but

Fox bet seems to be just a little bit behind though it has gotten better since

they launched they don't have same game parlays which draftkings and FanDuel

offer and there's maybe a layer of polish there in the app that say

draftkings has that they do not have but still it's a fun app it's approachable

and new users who go to Crossing Broadcom /fb can get their first bet get

$20 free and then $100 deposit bonus so it's a good way to try out the app $20

free comes with no deposit whatsoever you just have to register you can try it

out so that is our best app for casual players now our runner-up sports betting

app and it is points bet you've probably heard a little bit about points bet

there are pretty heavy with advertising particularly with the likes of barstool

sports which itself is coming out with a sports book so you may have heard their

name right now available New Jersey available in Iowa they have sign up in

person and coming soon the states like Illinois which were they have key

locations around the city and figured be one of the big books there they also

have Marc's market access deals in states like New York should they ever

legalize sports betting points mint may offer the best tech of the bunch let me

say that again points bet a small Australian company that literally moved

their people in their office to Jersey City in New Jersey in 2018

might have the best heck in the bunch they are very progressive

forward-thinking their online book first and foremost why are they so good one

it's just a good app it looks and behaves slightly differently from some

of the others but it's very intuitive then we do have some nitpicks on some

how they lay out some of the sports it's very intuitive and it works exceedingly

well that's one - they have unique ways to bet it's called points bet because

they offer something called points betting which is really just spread

betting so you can take a particular problem went to throw over 300 yards and

if you bet $10 on that for every yard he goes over or under 300 yards you can win

or lose a multiplier of your bet so it's a really fun way to get sort of this

high-risk high-reward way to bet on props and totals and things like that

now you got to be careful because you can also you can win a lot of money and

you can lose a lot of money so I'd recommend using small bet amounts on

this but this is a very fun way to play but it still only makes up about maybe a

quarter of the action that points bet takes they offer lightning-fast

in-game odds their spreads they typically offer 5 cent lines as a pair -

compared to 10 cent lines for things like the NFL playoffs and most

importantly they have the best customer service in the game you may have heard

about their karma committee payouts they got some pub on Good Morning America

routinely during big events with bad beats and even not so big events with

bad beats points bet because they don't have that big of a handle can afford to

refund bets on bad beats without breaking their so-called bank they're

also very approachable they're honest about what they want and lost and we

think just overall they are the most customer friendly you can always get a

hold of someone in their chat and you don't feel like it is the book is out to

get you they also offer a ton of promotions

fun ways to sign up and constant ongoing promos that keep you coming back they're

continuously giving you free cash now will this keep up at sports betting

grows and they have a larger audience and they can't refund that many people

yeah probably not but right now we really like points bet and they're

definitely one to watch in the betting space and finally for our top overall

sports betting app it is draftkings sportsbook they are the

OG so the first actually launched a legal online betting app in New Jersey

in 2018 was draftkings they have been preparing for this for years for 18

months they've been building out a betting app waiting for it to be

legalized in the United States and they were ready to go

they've continuously iterated on what they offered on day one they have the

best live betting thanks to something called flash bet which not only allows

you to place live ingame bets on a sliding scale by quarter in half and all

of that but you can also bet on drives and series for select games meaning you

can bet on an outcome that is mere seconds away so it's a good way to stay

engaged and betting throughout the game we also find that the pricing on their

lines is fair anecdotally because this can be hard to test without massive

amounts of data seems to be a little bit cheaper than FanDuel we think their app

works better overall it could be a little bit confusing for novice betters

because it's so functional and robust that it takes you a little while to find

your way around and I do have some nitpicks about the way you have to slide

between sports I feel like there's too many sliders at the top of the page but

that's because the app is so complex and offers so much depth to it

they have sports book pools they have other unique games and in certain states

like New Jersey they have an online casino built right into the app with

their own live blackjack dealers and draftkings branded studios so it's a

full functional betting experience and we think that between the combination of

their promotions the reliability of the app the cost of their lines and their

continued innovation trying things that actually seem to stick unlike say

FanDuel with new ways to bet new types of props and odds and all that the

draftkings offers the best all-around betting experience and more importantly

it's available in every state right now where large-scale online betting is live

in legal New Jersey Pennsylvania Indiana West Virginia and they have plenty of

market access deals for other states and unlike say fox paw Fox bet or sugarhouse

sports book draft King offers one app available across all the states which

means there's no confusion when you go to the App Store in fact

you go to crossing Broadcom / DK that will activate the best currently

available offer sign up and then just download one app works in any state

where betting is legal draftkings our top overall book for 2020

alright so I hope you enjoyed our list of the best sports betting apps for

February 2022 football seasons under the belt for online sports betting and the

industry is just getting started by next football season we're expecting

states like Illinois Michigan Colorado possibly New York maybe some major

states to begin offering online betting as this begins to fan out across the

country so these are the best apps so far but it is early days expect to see

continued improvement and iteration among all the sports betting apps where

can you bet right now to go to Crossing Broadcom hit the sports betting tab at

the top we list out all the states where sports betting is legal click on your

state and find out the best books available in your state but it's a quick

primer New Jersey Pennsylvania Indiana West Virginia are all available for

full-scale online betting and by that we mean you can sign up and play online you

don't have to walk into a casino additionally states like Iowa and

Illinois offer online betting Illinois very soon Iowa live today but you have

to you can register outside a casino everything you have to walk into a

casino to verify your identity so it's a bit of a complex process we have other

videos for how to do that particularly in Iowa and you could read more about

that a crossing broad but right now those are the states that are legal as

of 2020 we'll update this video as new apps come out and as new states come

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