About Us

LegitGamblingSites.com is something of a passion project. Founded in 2015, this website was created out of necessity in response to growing threats from rogue operations and unethical gambling sites, which made choosing where to bet online a terrifying task.

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Imagine for a moment that you’re interested in betting the upcoming game. New to the online gaming industry, you Google “online betting websites” to help you find the best options. After scrolling through some URLs, you pick a site that looks trustworthy, has lots of games, and even claims to be licensed by a Caribbean regulatory body.

You set up your account, deposit money, and place some wagers; everything looks fine. But then, the unthinkable happens: you win big! For the first time since signing up, you request a withdrawal. After several days of inaction, you try again – this time taking the time to email customer service as well.

A poorly written email tells you that their requests were just backed up, and your money will reach your account soon. After a few more days, you hop online to check the status of your request. But when you enter the betting website’s URL, you get an error. The site has been taken down.

Since the betting site was hosted offshore, there’s no plan of recourse to recover those funds. This is the exact experience that thousands of online gamblers have gone through in the industry’s short existence and one that still happens frequently to this day.

Actually, it was after being scammed by several “honest-looking” sites that our small group of gambling professionals came together to find only the safest, most reliable, and legitimate websites to use for ourselves and share with our readers.

We decided that the only way to rid the internet of these thieves was to shine a brighter light on the businesses doing things right.

Since we’ve established LegitGamblingSites.com, thousands of players have used our library of reviews and betting guides to find their ideal gambling site. No matter how one likes to gamble or which factors (beyond legitimacy, safety, etc.) they prioritize when looking for a website, we deliver a list of recommendations to meet those needs.

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But we don’t just stop there. In addition to lists of recommendations, you can find numerous in-depth gambling site reviews and ratings for the companies featured on our site so that you know why we’ve recommended the options we’ve chosen to share.

Lastly, we’re continuously pumping out additional content to assist and support readers after they’ve found their favorite online betting website. We provide everything a person would need to learn about and succeed in all types of gambling. Our gambling guides cover all of the fundamentals of betting, including topics like bankroll management, finding value, and understanding the different ways odds are expressed.

Once you’ve established a foundation of understanding, you will find a vast library of resources at your disposal. Some traditional reader favorites include the numerous breakdowns of the rules, odds, and smart strategies for favorite casino table and card games, guides highlighting and teaching casino etiquette, and professional betting strategies for all of the major sports.

While LegitGamblingSites.com began as a passion project designed to starve out the scammers of online betting by guaranteeing that nobody had to fall for their schemes again, it has since evolved. Every ounce of the passion is still there, but our mission has expanded in scope.

What makes this the most comprehensive online gambling site around is our ability to pair readers with the perfect gambling provider, educate even the most novice bettor so that they may approach playing with comfort and confidence, and deliver a continuous stream of high-quality content covering a wide range of betting-related topics, current events, and expert picks.

When it comes to online gambling, LegitGamblingSites.com has everything you’ll ever need, all in one place.

What Is Our Goal?

The primary mission driving LegitGamblingSites.com is to ensure all of our readers are paired exclusively with the best online gambling sites for their specific needs without ever having to worry about things like safety or reliability.

We also enjoy providing our readers with a wealth of knowledge and expert strategies to get the most out of their wagers.

Whether you’re reading our various in-depth gambling website reviews, a weekly football picks blog, or a guide on the best Major League Baseball run line betting strategies, our goal stays the same: providing the greatest online betting experience to our readers.

Finding Legitimate Sites for Our Readers

The most critical piece of our work at LegitGamblingSites.com is delivering safe, trustworthy, and reliable betting site recommendations to our readers. This requires a team of experts who spend countless hours combing through web pages, analyzing terms of service agreements, and researching company histories, reputations, and current practices.

We test potential future recommendations based on our strict quality guidelines and rate them for numerous individual factors. After all, before we can teach you the basics of gaming or share a can’t-miss tip for Thursday’s NFL game, we must provide the right betting site – a website that you know for sure is legitimate.

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Review Process:

The review process involves several steps. While we can’t share all of the proprietary information regarding how our experts execute their reviews, we can share some essential steps. First, we research a website’s background, analyzing the company behind the site, their business records, location, and history of customer service. We also search multiple industry blacklists at this time. Next, our experts open an account. They observe the sign-up process, deposit money, and play some of the games. Finally, the website is given the ultimate test: a withdrawal request. This part of the process weighs heavily on a gambling site’s score. The funds transfer should be processed promptly without any extended delays designed to bore users into betting the money instead. If the payout is received within an acceptable timeline, the online casino and/or sportsbook may be featured as one of our recommendations (depending on their scoring in other variables such as ease of use, design, mobile compatibility, etc.).

If you’d like an inside look into our process for approving a site, check out our breakdown of how we determine legitimacy.

Most of our recommendations are delivered based on a specific quality. For example, a reader searches for “best betting sites for English Premier League.” They click the LegitGamblingSites.com link and are taken to a page detailing EPL soccer and providing many articles and guides.

Featured at the top of the page is a list of recommended online sportsbooks offering odds on Premier League contests and ranked based on variables such as bonus offerings, payout speeds, and wager varieties and options.

However, if you’d like to research specific betting sites before deciding which gambling activities to partake in, that’s an option, too! Feel free to visit our “Reviews” hub to find the full library of individual reviews completed by our team of gaming experts.

Blacklisting Rogue Sites and Scammers

Obviously, not every site that’s subject to our review process passes the test. In fact, plenty of them do not. Whether it’s due to a history of unethical practices, unacceptably slow payout timelines on average, unfair betting odds, or a variety of other behaviors, the websites deemed “scams” or “rogue sites” will not be passed on to the readers.

Instead, they’re added to the LegitGamblingSites.com blacklist. If, for some reason, you find a gambling site from elsewhere on the net and decide you’d like to give it a try, please check our casino blacklist first! Any of the betting operations included on this list should be avoided at all cost, as they have been deemed unsafe and unreliable.

If you’ve stumbled across an online casino or sportsbook that we haven’t reviewed yet, proceed with caution. While you should probably stick to the expert recommendations, if you are intent on finding a site on your own, we want you to have the skills to spot rogue gaming operations. That’s why our experts have written an article sharing some of the characteristics and red flags we see from bad sites.

To learn how to avoid these sites, take a look at our guide on how to spot rogue casinos.

Helping You Become a Better Gambler

One of the primary reasons for avoiding scam sites is that they often run away with all of your money or make withdrawing cash extremely difficult. But what’s the point of protecting ourselves against having our bankroll stolen if we’re just going to give it all away regardless in a series of awful losing bets?

That’s why we don’t just abandon our readers after delivering them the best online betting websites. Instead, we continue to support your gambling journey by providing a wealth of valuable knowledge and expert tips in tons of diverse subjects.

Some of the most vital lessons to learn about betting concern financial responsibility, organization, and understanding the odds at hand. If you’re looking for a place to begin your gambling education, these guides are an excellent starting point:

If you’re more interested in sports wagering, we’ve got you covered there as well. While everyone’s odds are more or less the same in a table game (assuming ideal strategies are used), sports betting gives more control to the player. With the right approach and understanding of line movement, betting odds, and value, handicapping sports can be extremely lucrative.

Whether you’re hoping that sports gambling becomes a full-time job or you’re looking to put a little action on a favorite team every once in a while, the fundamentals are the same. Here are some excellent articles for prospective sports bettors hoping to build a solid foundation:

Straight from the Experts’ Mouths

Since December 2015, we’ve watched the team behind LegitGamblingSites.com grow exponentially. What began as a small group of concerned online gamblers has grown into a company full of passionate individuals from throughout the gaming industry, all working towards a common goal.

Behind every betting guide, blog post, sports betting article, and casino review is a cohesive group of professional gamblers, expert handicappers, and writers. Together, the team has over six decades of hands-on experience in the world of wagering. We even have the former head manager of a Las Vegas casino helping out!

We utilize this unique mix of skill sets and expertise to continue introducing readers to the premier gambling sites in operation while providing resource guides, expert advice, weekly sports picks, and everything else concerning casino games, gambling rules and strategies, and sports betting.

If you’d like to learn more about the individual content creators behind LegitGamblingSites.com, check out the “Meet the Team” page. There, you’ll find a brief bio for each of our writers detailing their respective backgrounds in the industry, interests, and subjects they most frequently write about.

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About Jim Beviglia
Jim Beviglia has been a gambling writer at LegitGamblingSites.com since 2018. During that time, he’s written just about every type of article related to gambling, including reviews of betting sites, guides to popular casino games, betting tips on both casino and sports betting, sports and casino blog posts, and game picks. In addition to online gambling, one of Jim’s other major interests is music. He has been doing freelance work for various music sites and magazines for two decades. Among his outlets past and present are American Songwriter, VinylMePlease, Treble, and The Bluegrass Situation. Jim has also written five books on music that were published by Rowman & Littlefield.