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Why using an offshore bookmaker makes sense

Before we can discuss why using an offshore bookmaker makes sense, we first need to determine the difference between an onshore and offshore bookmaker.

Talking from the point of view of a US gambler, an onshore bookmaker is one which is licensed and probably based in the US.  This would mean the online bookmaker has a license from the United states and the various Gambling Commissions and their company address is somewhere in the US too.

An offshore bookmaker is one which is licensed and most likely based outside of the USA.  The bookmaker could be licensed and regulated by Malta, Curacao or Gibraltar for example.

Some offshore bookmakers will be blocked in the US but that doesn’t mean you will not find some which are available.  So, why would you choose to use an offshore bookmaker as opposed to an onshore bookmaker?

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The choice of payment options at offshore bookmakers is fantastic and you do not have to worry about finding a deposit method.  You will still see the major payment options available at onshore bookmakers such as VISA and Mastercard and while onshore bookmakers have started to widen their choice of payment methods, it does not compare to offshore bookmakers.

Qiwi, OKpay, Yandex Money, Webmoney, EcoPayz, B-Pay, Euteller, Paykasa, Trustpay, Boleto, Litecoin, Dogecoin and Bitcoin are just a small example of some of the payment options you will find at offshore bookmakers which make them attractive.  The three at the end of the list are all cryptocurrency and this adds another element to online betting using an offshore bookmaker.

As highlighted above, you do not have to worry about safety and fairness when using an offshore bookmaker.  They are all licensed just the same as any other bookmaker but the license will be based outside of your own country.  This means the bookmaker is regulated but the licensee and must abide by the laws of gambling as set out by the regulatory body.

Finding good odds is a big element of online betting and that’s where using an offshore bookmaker can help.  Many offshore bookmakers have better odds than their counterparts and this makes them very attractive.  Why would you choose to place a bet on a sporting event at lower odds when you have the option of higher odds elsewhere?  It doesn’t make sense and that’s why choosing to use an offshore bookmaker can be a good idea. is a great review site covering lots of bookmakers available to US players.

You will find many new offshore bookmakers opening for business each year but there are some which have been in business for several years.  Most offshore bookmakers will have the year of their foundation listed on the website, whether it be in the footer of the homepage or on the about us page.  Knowing an offshore bookmaker has successfully been in business for several years gives you added confidence you can bet with them knowing it is safe.