Almost every sportsbook can provide betting odds on the biggest matches, tournaments and events around the world but some sportsbooks stand out from the crowd.

Ultimately, punters who bet on sports want security, competitive odds and reliability – and many sportsbooks prioritise these three factors to ensure excellent customer service.

While sports betting laws in the United States are often complicated to understand, these sportsbooks are among the top rated betting platforms in the country.

Without further ado, we look at five of the biggest US sportsbooks in existence, starting with one of the top rated sportsbooks around – FanDuel.

FanDuel Sportsbook

The origins of the FanDuel sportsbook can be traced back a fair few years, making it one of the most reliable sportsbooks available in the United States.

That works in their favour as new customers know about their stellar reputation and FanDuel is perfect for punters who are relatively new to sports betting.

With low minimum bet limits, helpful customer service agents and a range of major sports on the sportsbook, the pros certainly outweigh the cons for FanDuel.

The desktop site may take some time to get used to but the mobile website is sleek with quick loading times – and that is a huge factor for sports bettors in today’s fast paced world.

SI Sportsbook

Sports Illustrated is one of the most recognisable names in the sports media industry and it has been a go-to source for US sports fans since 1954.

However, the company recently decided to venture into the sports betting industry in a bid to make a mark in the sportsbook world.

With plenty of sports betting and daily fantasy odds on the website, SI are looking to change the game for punters in the United States.

Follow SI Sportsbook closely for new sports betting offers, markets and more – as the Sports Illustrated brand properly starts to take off, the sportsbook should thrive.

DraftKings Sportsbook

Now one of the biggest fantasy sports platforms around, DraftKings have branched out into the sports betting universe – and their website is going from strength to strength.

Currently operating legally in 11 states, DraftKings is growing and they pride themselves on excellent customer service, rapid in-play bet servers and more.

The DraftKings sportsbook offers punters a unique experience, with helpful guides on how to get the most out of sports betting, as well as lucrative promotional offers.

Like many sportsbooks, DraftKings have focused on building their sports betting app and that modern technology has helped put the sportsbook firmly on the map.


Described by many as the king of sportsbooks, the BETMGM platform is everything you want in a modern sports betting website.

From in-game betting to prop bets and promotional offers, BETMGM sportsbook is easy to use and can be accessed in several states across America.

Arguably the most comprehensive sportsbook on this list, punters can find odds on almost any sports event around the world – from NASCAR to soccer.

Here, BETMGM offer exclusive parlays for customers on the biggest US sports. So if you are looking to make extra bang for your buck, BETMGM may be the sportsbook for you.

Bovada Sportsbook

The grandaddy of the US sportsbooks, Bovada is widely regarded as one of the best options for sports betting – especially as they are among the most reliable sportsbooks around.

With a significant welcome bonus offer, the sportsbook appeals to hardcore punters but the ease and accessibility of the site is perfect for sports betting newbies.

Bovada have invested in their mobile website, making it easy for punters to place sports bets on the go, with the live betting platform proving especially popular.

While you may have to wait a little longer for opening prices than other sportsbooks, Bovada more than make up for it with security, connectivity and first class service.

*Credit for the main photo belongs to John Locher, File / AP Photo*


FIRST PUBLISHED: 18th August 2021

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