Learn how to choose a bookmaker and start playing online

One of the fastest-growing markets in Brazil in recent years is internet betting, with many people opening accounts with one of the more than 200 companies in the field, both domestic and foreign. Since the segment was legalised in December 2018, the universe of bettors has continued to grow, as have bookmakers’ investments in our country, a priority in the companies’ strategy because of its gigantic population and love of sports, especially football.
Against this backdrop, beginners are often at a loss as to how to choose a company to open an account with and enter this fascinating and potentially lucrative world of entertainment that already encompasses millions of people all over the planet. After all, what steps should be taken to ensure greater transparency, earning potential and security when operating on the world wide web?
One of the first tips from veterans is to choose an international company with a long history in the market. Next, you should research customer satisfaction and reliability. Having a licence from competent bodies in more than one nation, specialising in dealing with gambling, weighs in a bookmaker’s favour when making a choice.

International bookmakers such as bet365 – the world leader in the segment with more than 20 million users – and Unibet, which has also been on the market for a long time, are just some of the examples of companies that have licensing certificates in very demanding jurisdictions. Places like the United Kingdom, Gibraltar, Malta and the Antilles are among the strictest in terms of certification, demanding quality, technology, fairness in processing and proof that what customers have won in their bids on the network has been paid out by the bookmaker.

Another point to consider is support. Companies like those mentioned above and others have customer services in more than 20 languages, including Portuguese, an advantage over the Brazilian market. In addition, the communication channels include a 24-hour online chat, the possibility of contacting them by e-mail or even a simple phone call.
Nowadays, most internet betting, both on sports and casino games, takes place via mobile phones, smartphones and other devices. Prospective gamblers can download the corresponding app for free and it’s worth checking with those who have been playing for a long time to find out more about the app. Interactivity, ease of navigation even for beginners and even good taste in design are among the differentials of a bookmaker in the segment.
The big companies in the sector offer up to a thousand events a day in more than 30 sports, from the popular football to the unknown badminton, basketball, volleyball, tennis, martial arts, motor racing and much more.
Knowing about promotions such as Bet365 welcome bonuses for those who have just opened an account or weekend bonuses – usually on Fridays – is also another tip for experienced punters. This can always qualify first bids and increase the chances of success.

While it’s true that many daily events are offered to users, finding out about streaming (the quality of live broadcasts of matches or events) is also highly recommended. After all, no one who wants to follow live the event they’ve bet on wants to have their game interrupted because of technical problems. Apps from the biggest and best companies ensure image quality that is equal to or even better than that obtained on televisions or PC screens.
After being legalised around five years ago, Brazil is going through a time of transition and the segment will soon be regulated. It is hoped that when there are even clearer rules, the volume of internet betting in Brazil, which already exceeds R$10 billion a year, will double in a very short time.
In our country, there are already people who earn more than R$15,000 a month by bidding through some of the countless bookmakers active in the Tupiniquim market. That’s why getting to know at least a little about the reality of the segment can open up a veritable pandora’s box of fun, legal, safe and lucrative activities for beginners. It’s worth a try!

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