Sports betting sites have given special attention to the World Cup. With sections entirely focused on the 2018 Russia World Cup, the portals show the games of the day, results and betting tables for match, selection or even player. Some services offer special bonuses during the world competition, doubling bonuses for new users or running other promotions.
It is worth remembering that, although gambling is prohibited in Brazil (Law Decree No. 9,215, April 30, 1946), the legislation does not yet apply to transactions made over the Internet. This is because the responsible companies and the servers on which the betting sites are hosted are located in other countries and not in “national territory”, exploiting a loophole in the law and making it possible for Brazilians to place bets.
Below are three football betting sites and learn about the main aspects of how each works. Before registering on any website, it is important to read the Terms and Conditions of Use, especially when you intend to make commercial transactions on the platform.
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On the air since 1998, SportingBet is one of the most traditional betting sites. It gathers several types of games, but the 2018 World Cup is the highlight of the moment. When entering the site, the first thing that the user sees is the window to participate in the World Cup bets, which give R $ 40 thousand in prizes every day. By the end of the championship, the site will have distributed R $ 1 million.
The page does not accept login via Facebook or any other platform. To use it, it is necessary to register with full name, CPF, date of birth and address. It is also necessary to create a username and password, inform the cell phone and e-mail.
SportingBet is one of the most traditional betting sites in the world – Photo: Reproduction / SportingBet
After registering, simply choose the payment method for your online bet. Each of them has minimum and maximum values previously stipulated. The service offers a welcome promotion that doubles the bonus amount for the first deposit, up to the limit of R $ 120. There are also offers directly linked to the Cup, such as «Gol das Estrelas», in which the site rewards with 50% more of the bet if Neymar, Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Diego Costa, Thomas Müller or Antoine Griezmann score goals in the match in question.
Withdrawals can also be made in different ways, and each has a specific deadline for the money to be available for withdrawal. SportingBet has a call center for questions that works every day, 24 hours, and is in Portuguese.
188Bet is another portal that has been operating for over a decade, more precisely since 2006. With its own tab for the World Cup, the website gathers information from today’s games, including the betting table for each game, in addition to all the results of disputes that have already occurred. The section also has the leaderboard, teams, news about the championship and selections on the market.
To register, the user must first enter his name, country, date of birth, address, e-mail and cell phone. Then just create the account on the website, informing username, password, security question and the preferred currency (BRL is the Real). Registration is completed after the bettor confirms that he is over 18 and has read the terms and conditions of use of the platform, in addition to entering the captcha code correctly.
The site accepts deposits via credit and debit card, bank slip and transfers from several banks. As with SportingBet, the minimum and maximum amounts depend on the form of payment, as well as the deadline for identifying the deposit, but none of them implies an additional fee. On the first bet, 188Bet gives a 100% bonus to the amount won, with a limit of up to R $ 300.
188Bet sports betting site has a special tab for the 2018 World Cup – Photo: Reproduction / 188Bet
With less emphasis on the Cup in Russia, Bet365 offers a flap on the side called «World Cup 2018» that brings together the betting options of the championship. Once inside, just choose the betting mode. Even for a match, the options are very diverse: it is possible to risk which team will win the match, which players will take a card or score a goal, the score, number of throws, among many other alternatives.
It is also possible to place bets on the championship itself, including the teams that will reach the quarterfinals, which player will win the gold glove or the team that will come out victorious. The usability is a little less intuitive for those who have never made an online bet, but, because it is safe, the platform is a good option for those who want to try to win money with games.
Registration on the site includes information such as address, full name, date of birth, email and contact phone number. It is also necessary to create a login and password, define a security question, select the communication channel to receive offers and set currency and time zone preferences. Like the competitors listed above, Bet365 offers several ways to deposit and receive bonuses.
Bet365 has a wide range of bet types at the Russian World Cup – Photo: Reproduction / Bet365