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Welcome to the BetFreeDirect Sports section.

Here you’ll find our hand-picked listings of some of the best sportsbook sites. So if you’re looking for Football accas, the best racing odds, in play deals or anything in between, you’ll find it below.

As with all sites on BetFreeDirect, All of the sportsbook sites are fully licensed and regulated for the UK market.

Don’t forget, always bet responsibly and when the fun stops, stop.

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Tips When Choosing a Sports Betting Site

There has never been so much choice when it comes to online sport betting. But with so many betting sites, how do you choose one that’s right for you? Rather than opting for the first bookies you see, its best to apply some criteria before making your decision.

Here are some of the things to consider when choosing a new sports betting site.


For us, this is the single most important criteria when choosing a new online sports betting site. It is unlikely you will come across a bookies that isn’t up to scratch but nevertheless, you should definitely carry out your own due diligence before signing up anywhere.

Check they are licensed to operate in the territory where you are (eg the UK). Make sure they are fully regulated. You can verify this by looking for the UKGamblingCommission logo. By signing up with a trustworthy, regulated betting site you can be confident the bookies adheres to strict UK regulations.

Best Prices

Look for an operator who caters for the market you are most interested in. Love football? Make sure the bookie caters for the competitions, leagues and teams you’re going to want to bet on. Compare live prices to see how they stack up against other bookies.

Don’t fall for clever marketing and celebrity endorsements – find a bookie that offers the best odds and prices.

Fair Play

We all agree that betting should be fun. Wagering and withdrawal terms and conditions may apply however. For this reason it’s best to familiarise yourself with the small print.

This way when you do back a winner make sure you know in advance how quickly and easily you can expect to see your winnings.


Make sure to consider the banking options available before choosing any betting site. In particular make sure that whatever means you want to bank are catered for.

So for example, if you wish to use PayPal for making deposits and withdrawals, look for betting sites that offer PayPal banking.

Nowadays most sites allow bank transfers, credit and debit cards plus online options like PayPal, Neteller, Skrill, even Bitcoin.

Customer support options

Can you get in touch by various means, like live chat, telephone, email, fax, carrier pigeon? (Ok just kidding but make sure they offer the option that suits you).


How quickly can you expect a response? What hours are operated by the different support options? This is usually made clear in the Contact Us section. Assistance that is offered 24/7, 7 days a week could be important if you bet online outside of typical office hours. If on the other hand support is only available Monday to Friday 9-5, it is no use if you play weekend nights and need assistance.

Bet In-Play

In-play has changed the game for sports betting. Once it was a revolutionary innovation, now you can expect if from all the top operators. But how do you compare the In Play offering between different bookies?

Firstly check live prices for an event covered by two or more different sports betting sites. After looking at the best odds offered, look for cash out facility plus live streaming and in-play match stats.

Range of Markets

Apart from looking for best odds, another crucial aspect when comparing sports betting sites, is the range of markets offered. This refers to the number of different bets you can place for any single match or event.

Speed of Payouts

All sports betting sites should payout reasonably quickly – but it varies, and there are a lot of factors depending on which banking method you use.

Generally speaking the quickest option is express withdrawal by bank transfer. This could be within 24 hours and probably incurs a fee. Ewallet withdrawals should be possible within 12-24 hours. Credit/debit card withdrawals take 2-5 working days.