Recommended Sportsbooks & Sportsbook Reviews

Sportsbook can be divided into three different categories: Scam books, square books and sharp books.

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Scam sportsbooks are books that are set up by individuals or groups to simply steal money from unsuspecting bettors. These books will take all your deposits with no intention of honoring any of your withdrawals. Often these books are unlicensed and must be avoided at all cost.

Then we have square sportsbooks. Your money is safe with the square sports-books but they don't cater to long term winning bettors.  If you are a proven winner, square books would limit your bets to under $100 or simply shut down your account and return your balance. Since the majority of sports bettors lose money, these books are very successful and stay in business for a long time. Almost all the legit sportsbooks are square books. Clients of bettingresource, should avoid betting with square books frequently because the account will eventually limited or shutdown.

Finally, we have sharp sportsbooks. These books are fully licensed and they can cater to all types of bettors.  Betting lines originate in these books and these lines are shaped by the sharpest players in the industry. These books have a high volume of trading and because of that they can offer the highest betting limits. Sharp books will not limit or ban winning players. Your money in these books are as safe as in your bank account. Unfortunately there are only a few sharp books available online.

All our clients are highly encouraged to use only sharp sportsbooks. Top sharp books in the industry are:

  • Pinnaclesports Must have for non Americans.
  • Betcris Must have for non Americans
  • Bookmaker Must have for Americans and countries restricted by pinnacle/betcris.
  • 5dimes Must have for Americans and countries restricted by pinnacle/betcris.

Pinnaclesports and Betcris are by far the best sportsbook in the industry and they are must have books for all bettors because they are very safe and reliable books with very high betting limits that will never ban or limit you for winning long term. Accounts with both of these books is enough to bet all the picks that we release. Unfortunately these two books don't accept clients from USA.

Bookmaker and 5dimes are two must have books if you are from USA. Bookmaker is a branch of betcris created to keep American clients separate but they are identical in what they offer. 5dimes is another must have book for Americans and non Americans because of the variety of betting options they offer. They are not a complete sharp book (they are in between sharp and square) and their limits are not as high as the other 3 books we recommend but they are still good for bettors with bankroll of up to $50,000. 5dimes also offers live poker where you can play against many sports betting leisure players who are easy to beat--if you are a decent player.

Even though the above links are affiliate partner links, we do not get anything from these books since all our clients are profitable bettors. The reason we have the affiliate partnership with these books is because these books welcome winning bettors to sharpen their lines. By being an affiliate, we will have a general idea of the volume from our clients and we can track the line moves to further improve our handicapping efficiency. Above all, the biggest advantage of using our links to join these books is that if there is ever a dispute with these books, we as affiliate partners can represent you and help you solve the issue. These are the only books that we can assure you of safety and continued winning without any interruption.