I have done a good deal of wagering, but am now beginning to up my stakes. I am trying to determine which books are very safe and which are not very safe. Basically I am looking for books where I can securely keep $3-5K. I have paired down a list of about 600 books by using personal experience, recommendations, interface, location, etc. I would not post this list if I had not put a lot of work into it, but after about 40 hours, I am ready to take final opinions - that is how we all learn.

At this point I have the following list (with my comments). I would absolutely love comments about these books - both positive and negative regarding payouts, action they tolerate, any problems in the past, etc. You are welcome to post them here (Which would be best) or if you prefer, send them to slavin@alum.mit.edu . Thanks a bunch.

Betwwts Antigua
Caribsports Antigua
Intertops Antigua
Wsex Antigua

I know nothing about Antigua regulations, but have heard nothing but good things about these four books.

Betaustralia Australia
Canbet Australia
Centrebet Australia
Multibet Australia
Tattsbet Australia

I have not heard much about these books except Canbet (All positive) but I know that Australia is a very safe place to wager as books must keep all players' money in separate accounts.

Cascade Belize

This book offers great lines and I know a number of people that use it, but have also heard some concerns about financing. Any opinion?

Sportsinteraction Canada
Wagerstreet Canada

The Indian Reservations concern me. I've had good experiences with Wagerstreet. Never used Sportsinteraction, but have heard of slow pay outs.

Oasiscasino Caracao
Homebets Coracao

I know nothing about regulations in Coracao. Oasiscasino has always paid me promptly ($1000-4000) Dont know much about Homebets. Would love info.

5dimes Costa Rica
Australiacasino Costa Rica
Betcbs Costa Rica
Betcris Costa Rica
Betonsports Costa Rica
Bodog Costa Rica
Clickandbet Costa Rica
Gotocasino Costa Rica
Hollywoodsportsbook Costa Rica
Iisportsbook Costa Rica
Jagsportsbet Costa Rica
Millsports Costa Rica
MVPsportsbook Costa Rica
Skybook Costa Rica
Thebigbook Costa Rica

Yikes... That is a lot of them in Costa Rica. I have read about raids in Costa Rica. Is this still a concern or a thing of the past? I have used Betcbs and have always been paid within a day or two ($2000-5000). Gotocasino has always paid me promptly. Would love to hear about any of these - experiences good and bad.

Thegreek Jamaica

Have heard great things about this book. Know very little about Jamaica Regulations. Any opinions?

Pinnacle Netherlands Antilles
Vipsportsbook Netherlands Antilles

I am very comfortable with Pinnacle. I know very little about VIP but have heard good things... Opinions?

Bet365 UK
Bowmans UK
Ladbrokes UK
Sportingbetusa UK

I know the UK is a relatively safe place to wager. Bet365 has always paid me promptly. I have heard good things abotu Bowmands and Sportingbetusa but have not played there. Ladbrokes is own by Hilton and I assume safe. Any comments?


I don't know where these are. Bettherock paid me $5000 promptly after last years superbowl via wire. Have heard good things about Jerry's but have not played there. Opinions?

Thanks a bunch everyone. Your posts here should make it safer for everyone to wager.

Good luck.