Pay Per Head Sportsbook
These days, thanks in large part to their extreme usefulness, there are a lot of different pay per head sportsbook services in existence. It is important to note, however, that one pay per head service isn't necessarily as good as the next. In fact, a lot of the services in operation today are poor excuse for per head companies. Such services may be extremely cheap to use, but that's really the only thing they have going for them. They employ inexperienced staff members, many of whom do not speak English well or at all. They don't offer your clients a wide range of betting options and they don't allow you full control of your clients and what they are doing. Their software is often out of date, and they are essentially quite useless to you. Having such a service is worse than having no service at all.
To avoid being stuck with a pay per head sportsbook like the one described above, look first and foremost for a company that has been in business for a long time. Having a strong, solid background and reputation in the industry is a good indication that a service is trustworthy and not just some fly by night organization.
You'll also want to look for a pay per head sportsbook that employs only the most well trained, experienced and knowledgeable professionals available. This is especially important when it comes to the sportsbook line movers. Remember as well that all wagering and reporting systems should be on a minimum of three redundant backup systems. A good service will also have a well staffed call center to take bets, a strong risk management team, and a wide variety of wagering options.
Opening an account with an offshore sportsbook will also alleviate a lot of legal issues for active bookies. While many people balk at the term offshore sportsbook, picturing some poorly staffed shady operation, being located overseas is actually a huge plus in this industry. That's because by basing call and help centers in areas like Costa Rica, where betting is legal, these services virtually eliminate the risk of you, or any of your clients, getting into trouble or facing legal action of any sort. Sports betting, gambling and bookmaking in general is an up and down lifestyle where turning a profit is not always easy. Bookies who use offshore sportsbook facilities greatly reduce their overall risks and gain a huge advantage over bookies who try to do everything on their own.