UFC and MMA fights get your adrenaline pumping. It’s a sport like no other when it comes to the pure emotion of two fighters battling it out in the ring. If you want to take that excitement to the next level, having a few dollars on the line makes it all that more exciting. And we’re guessing that if you’re visiting our site, MMABetting.com, that you are looking to place a bet. But you’re not in Vegas, so navigating the world of online gambling can seem daunting at first, but fear not, there are extremely reputable and safe companies to trust your money with.
Provincial lotteries: Most Canadian provinces now offer an online option when it comes to betting on sports. We’ve found that they can lack important features and betting options. Some provinces like Ontario do not have mobile betting and most Provinces don’t allow betting on MMA. There’s better options out there.
Local Bookie: Yes they still exist. Some are very old school and unless you’re an MMA fighter yourself, you’ll want to avoid them. Others just act as a middleman and use an online sportsbook to place bets for you. Either way, not a safe or sound option.
Online Sportsbook: There’s good and bad choices out there. The media tends to vilify them and associates all online sportsbooks with criminals or seedy operations, which couldn’t be further from the truth. With a little research you can find very reputable companies. In the UK many of these online sportsbooks are publicly traded. As a Canadian we have one choice that is head and shoulders above the competition. You cannot get more legitimate and secure in Canada than Sports Interaction.
With literally hundreds of online sportsbook, serving the globe, choosing one that knows the Canadian market and caters to Canadians makes the betting experience that much more enjoyable. This is one of the biggest reasons that Sports Interaction tops our list. You’ve probably seen them advertising in the Globe and Mail, Toronto Sun or on the sidelines at CFL games (as they are the official betting partner of the Hamilton Tiger Cats). Maybe you listen to their Sunday morning radio show on Sportsnet 590 The Fan. In fact, Sports Interaction only accepts players from Canada, have Canadian customer service reps and build their product with Canadians in mind.
There are multiple regulatory bodies in different countries across the globe. From Curacao and Costa Rica, to Malta, Jersey and Kahnawake. Some are better than others, and it’s important to understand which regulatory bodies actually require high levels of compliance from their licensees. Two of the best in our opinion are Kahnawake, who have been doing this for 20+ years, and Jersey which are highly regulated by the IMF (International Monetary Fund) for having high levels of compliance requirements. Sports Interaction is licensed and regulated at both.
By far the most common question we get and one of the biggest hesitations for players is whether their funds are safe. You should never have to worry about your money. The best sportsbooks offer a wide variety of options, because they have good relationships with banking partners. We’ve heard of some operations that only offer Bitcoin or process your credit cards through foreign countries with numerical company names. Wonder if they are hiding from something. For our money we like to know that our VISA or Mastercard transactions are safely processed. Other options, that are common for online sportsbooks are: idebit, InstantBanking, InstaDebit and echeck – all of which allow you to safely transfer money directly to and from your bank account.
Good luck out there,
MMA BETTING TEAM