Telephone Betting Tips
Telephone Betting is another way in which punters can place bets on various markets. Many feel the method of betting via phone is the easiest and most convenient.
With online gambling currently the most popular, you do need an active Internet connection in order to place bets. With telephone betting you can call up and place a bet very quickly, without the hassle of navigating a website or app, or the need for a data service.
To begin with you need to choose which bookmaker(s) that you’re going to open an account with.
All of the top firms have a phone service and all have various introductory offers to try and tempt new customers to open an account. It may be worth your while taking advantage of a couple of new customer offers, but always remember to check the terms and conditions first. Some offers may not be as good as they seem, with many including wagering requirements.
You probably are best going with one of the market leaders who have been around a while. This is because telephone banking has also been around a long time, so you’re more likely to get a better, more efficient service, from one of the more well-known bookmakers.
In order to set up a betting account it is as simple as making a phone call. You must remember though to make sure that the details that you provide are accurate and that they are also kept up to date while the account is active.
At the time of registering an account you will provide an active payment method in the form of a debit card for example. This can be used to deposit money into your account.
In the event that you do not have money in your betting account when making a bet via telephone, your active payment method will be used to provide the required funds.
When everything is set up, you’re ready to go. You can then call whenever you’d like to place a bet. You will phone the number provided and speak to a company employee who will take your bet. It’s important that you listen carefully as the bet will be read back to you to confirm that all the details are correct.
Problems can occur, as with any betting system. The call could disconnect due to a bad signal for example.
If this is the case you will be required to call back to confirm the bet. If the call cuts out before the customer advisor has confirmed the bet as placed, it will not be accepted. So, always stay on the line and wait for confirmation.
Some companies have a minimum stake requirement for people placing bets via telephone.
So it’s important that you check the full terms and conditions prior to opening an account. You could find that using online or in-store services may suit your needs better.
Telephone betting is fast and it is also convenient. You can literally place a bet in a matter of minutes, from wherever you are. It’s imperative you know the terms and conditions of the service provided by the company first though, they will differ from bookmaker to bookmaker.