By and large, most online bookmakers have got their house in order when it comes to the functionality of their sites.
But it wasn’t that long ago that we witnessed a time when even the top betting sites could experience problems with reliability, with “bugginess” and simple flaws that could really impact on your betting.
Regardless if you were betting on Premier League football or obscure horse racing on the other side of the world, these ‘niggles’ could pop up to ruin your experience.
Followers of matched betting will be well aware that issues with sites’ reliability is more than just ‘cosmetic’, as accessing the right market at the right time can be crucial, especially when dealing with live in-play events.
It was just a few years ago that doing even simple things, such as cashing out a bet at the opportune moment, meant that punters were at the mercy of a site’s reliability.
HTML5 ensures smoother experience
To be fair, there have been several changes implemented over the last few years that help punters in these areas.
For example, the majority of sites run on a HTML5 format, which gives a smoother experience; one that as better able to handle the flash images and videos that are now expected with a betting site.
Moreover, the coverage and technology behind live betting markets have also improved immensely. As a bare minimum, we expect to have updated stats, visuals and scores delivered in real time.
On the other hand, there are still some issues that can cause huge frustration and potentially eat into those profits. Some operators ‘suspend’ live betting markets for unnecessary long periods, even when events during the game/race are not overtly impacting the final result.
In short, nothing annoys a serious punter more than not being able to access the bet at the opportune moment.
It can cause real consternation, especially if you miss out on a big price or can’t get the bet placed at all. Thankfully, that looks to be a thing of the past with most betting companies.
Big name betting companies have made improvements
It is always recommended to read detailed reviews before switching bookmakers or choosing a betting app for the first time.
For example, a broad, objective review of William Hill mobile app will show what that bookie has to offer in terms of bonuses, latest promos and special features, but also lay out where improvements can be made.
Indeed, just a few years ago, William Hill, Betfair and Paddy Power, all had serious issues with the ‘clunky’ operating of their apps, so it’s worth checking out how they have listened to customer feedback and made marked improvements.
Indeed, it’s important for anyone who is serious about making a profit, be that through matched betting or other methods, to know all the flaws with each operator.
While every betting company will purport to have a flawless site or app, we know that’s not always the case, even if it is simply a matter of personal tastes.
But there is enough competition and diversity out there that you should be able to find something that suits your particular style of betting.