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3 Things You Should Never Do When Betting For Sports Online


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Jul 11, 2008
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Sports betting is a fun activity. Aside from giving you the chance to earn money through your wagers. However, there are some things that you should avoid for you to have a smooth, uninterrupted, and continuous betting experiences. There are some things that if you do would most likely end up with you getting dire consequences.

After finding your preferred USA sportsbooks to bet online, you are almost all set to benign betting for sports. But before that, here are three things that you should never do when you are betting for sports online.

Registering using fake details

It is understandable if you want to keep your private information safe. Some people even feel sensitive about sharing any of their info to the point that they register to an online casino using fake details--from a fake name down to a fake address.

However, this would not work in a real and legitimate online casino as part of their security process is verifying that you are who you say you are--and that you are not using fake information or information that is not yours. If you are caught doing any of this, a ban from the site is most definitely to be imposed on you.

Using a payment method that is not yours

Using a credit card, a debit card, a bank account, or an e-money wallet that is not under your name can also mean trouble for you eventually. In most cases, online casinos require that the payment or withdrawal method you use be only the one that is yours. This is so that the site or app can avoid any fraudulent activities or even possibly, identity theft.

Using a VPN service

There is no harm in using a VPN service per se. What can be harmful to you, as a gambler, is if you are looking to use a VPN service in two ways: if you are using a “free” VPN, or if you are using a VPN to access an online casino app or site that is otherwise unavailable in your real location.

Using a “free” VPN can pose many dangers, as these “free” apps and services are not free. Several studies have already proven that several VPN services that are hiding under the guise of being “free” are meant to steal your personal information or infect your device with malware that can be potentially harmful to your cybersecurity.

On the other hand, using a VPN service to access a site or app that is otherwise is restricted in your area can need up with you getting banned from that online casino and you lose any money deposited or winnings, too. Although a VPN may be able to bounce you to a proxy IP address and give out a fake location, most security systems of apps and websites now can detect if a VPN service is altering the IP address of a user in their site. Once detected, you are most likely to get banned from their site or app entirely.

The bottom line

As a gambler in a legitimate online casino, it is your responsibility to be truthful in the information that you provide, and not try to go and “beat the system” by trying to bend the rules to your favor. In the end, this will only hurt you as a customer and will not benefit you as a gambler or a bettor. If you did try to beat the system with the hopes of cheating your way through in whatever form, you are more likely to end up losing precious time and resources rather than having the gains you are looking to have


Jul 2, 2020
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You should never bet on your favorite sports team!;)

Simon Goodwin

Experienced Bettor
Dec 21, 2016
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You should never think your bet has won before it has even hit in-play...

Never bet with an online casino or bookmaker that lacks customer support and fairness.