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5. Make sure countries your sportsbooks reside in have strong gaming commissions. Countries such as Antigua (Barbuda), Australia, Austria, Belize, Curacao, Gibraltar, Isle of Man, Jamaica, Mauritius and England have strong gaming commissions with expensive and stringent gaming licensing procedures. In addition, they also have good technology infrastructures with adequate bandwidth for real-time betting.
6. Once you find a sportsbook you like, you will need to open an account. All I can say here is you need to enter all your information completely and correctly. Remember that this information will be used to send you your winnings.
7. Finally, make sure to record your plays. A simple spreadsheet works well for being able to add up your winnings and losses each year. However, sometimes players don't want others snooping in their affairs. If this is just a family issue, you can just save your open wagers page by using your internet browsers' "File Save As..." feature to some obscure folder on your computer. However, if snooping is a really big problem, you may want to check out utilizing offshore banking accounts to keep your privacy intact.
In essence, if you do your homework and find people that you can rely on, betting on sports can be fun, entertaining and lucrative. But keep in mind that this is a totally unregulated business worldwide (with exception of Australia). There is no safety net, and you are totally responsible for your own funds. So be prepared to do your due diligence...so you can enjoy this exciting and potentially wildly profitable industry.
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