Consider this a public service announcement.
With the NFL and college football regular seasons fast approaching, plenty of offshore sportsbooks are about to start getting creative, looking for any way possible to bait you into making a deposit.
Many reputable books will offer you massive sign-up bonuses—100 percent match bonuses, free play bonuses and possibly a little of both. However, many non-reputable books will do the same.
It’s in your interests to know how to differentiate between a credible book and one that’s looking to steal your money, and the best way to make an informed decision, at least in our view, is to rely on SportsBookReview.
SBR has ranked, rated and monitored every offshore sportsbook over the last decade and has made it very easy to identify which books are “safe”—or are believed to be safe—and which ones are rogue.
Of the hundreds of books, SBR gives just 10 of them an A rating. Most of them are graded in the B or C range and are probably safe. But the D books—and especially F-rated books—are the ones most likely to try pulling off a Power Play in an attempt to steal your money.
How do you know if a sportsbook is scamming you?
Keep this simple rule in mind: “If it looks too good to be true, it probably is.”