The World Cup is here! So pick a sports book, open an account and place a bet today! You’ll be glad that you did.
#1. Bovada – If you’re a US gambler, Bovada is an online site you should join. They offer bets on just about every sporting event in the world, they have a good size poker room that allows US players, and their casino offers all the games you would expect and a few more. They are also consistently ranked best in the industry for their customer service (which is outstanding) and their website and technology is one of the best around. They also have great bonuses, and they accept US players, which is rare for an online sports book of this size. ACCEPTS US PLAYERS
#2. BoDog – This sports book is in the “family of sites” as Bovada. A lot of what we said about Bovada can also be said about BoDog, but there are 2 unique differences. The first is that BoDog (like most online sports books) does not accept US players. The second is that BoDog is much older than Bovada. BoDog was originally founded in 2000 and has been recognized as one of the best online sportsbooks ever since. BoDog also has a poker room and full casino. DOES NOT ACCEPT US PLAYERS
#3. Pinnacle Sports – This is the largest online sportsbook in the world. They boast customers in over 100 different countries, and their website is available in 19 different languages. The problem for American gamblers is that Pinnacle stopped accepting wagers from the United States in 2007. While they’re still a great sports book, the inability to access it from the America may frustrate even European players as they won’t be able to place wagers when visiting the US. Pinnacle also has an online casino, but no poker room. DOES NOT ACCEPT US PLAYERS
#4. William Hill – This online bookmaker is located in England, and it’s listed on the London Stock Exchange. Founded in 1934 when gambling was illegal in England, William Hill currently employs over 16,000 people in the UK, and has recently gone through some massive changes including closing a number of shops in Ireland and Italy, investing in their website and internet operations, and purchasing 3 chains of sports books in Las Vegas, Nevada. They’re major downfall in America is that their website does not accept US players. DOES NOT ACCEPT US PLAYERS
#5. 888Sport – This is 888’s sports betting website. 888 is one of the largest online casinos in the world, and you can reach their site many different ways. They own 888.com, 888sport, 888poker, 888ladies, etc. They were founded on the Caribbean island of Antigua and their operation has since moved to Gibraltar. Like William Hill, 888 is lsited on the London Stock Exchange. Unfortunately they stopped accepting US players in 2006, when congress passed the “Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006”. DOES NOT ACCEPT US PLAYERS
#6. Bookmaker – Located in San Jose, Costa Rica, Bookmaker is another online sports book that accepts US players. It’s not as large as some of the other sports books mentioned above, but it makes our list because it’s one of the best that accepts bets from America. They’re also a trustworthy site with excellent security, which is very important in today’s day and age. ACCEPTS US PLAYERS
#7. Bet365 – Bet365 has over 7,000,000 customers and employees over 2,100 people. This is no small operation. Based in the United Kingdom and founded in 2000, this is one of the internet’s oldest online sports books. They were one of the first sports books to offer live betting on football (soccer) matches, and they’re receive numbers awards over the years. Like most of the sites mentioned above, Bet365 also offers a casino, poker room and bingo. Also like most of the sites listed above, they do not accept US players or French players. DOES NOT ACCEPT US OR FRENCH PLAYERS
In conclusion, the sports books above offer many great World Cup bets. You many even what to join more than one so that you can compare all the odds and prop bets offered at different sites. If you’re interested in betting on the World Cup, and you’re locating in America, we recommend Bovada (our #1 sports book above). If you’re interested in World Cup bets, and you’re located outside of the US, do yourself a favor and check out Bodog (our #2 book).
If you would like more information on how to bet on world cup soccer, we have a page for that. If you would like to know who the favorite to win the world cup is, we have a page for that too. Or if you would just like to learn more about a specific World Cup team (like the Mexico World Cup team), please search our site, as you’ve covered every team that’s in the 2014 World Cup from a gambling perspective.
Please note that the sports books listed above may carry very different odds (due to their location and clientele). It might be worth checking out a few different sports books to find the best odds on the bets that you’re interested in. For instance, if you want to ibet on the US World Team to beat Ghana, Bovada might have better odds than Bookmaker. Or if you want to bet on the Mexico World Cup team, 888 may have the best odds.
Lastly if you want to bet on your local team, you can probably get better odds betting in a different country. For instance, if you want to bet on England, sports books outside the UK probably have better odds. Likewise for the Australian World Cup team. Sports books located outside of Australia probably have better odds than you’ll find anywhere near the Great Barrier Reef.
And remember, the most important thing about sports betting is having fun! Thanks for making us your source for USA World Cup Bets. Good Luck!