How We Test

By Joey Shadeck | December 20th, 2018

Our mission at is simple: provide thorough and unbiased reviews of online sportsbooks.

For the 2019 Online Sportsbook Review published in January 2019, hundreds of data points were collected over six months and used to score sportsbooks. For odds data, odds from over 100 games were collected for seven different leagues, which means well over 1,400 separate games were used in the odds ranking category. We use weighted rankings to rank spread, moneyline, and total bets. With over 4,200 total data points for odds, BettingBuck boasts the most transparent coverage of how good a sportsbooks odds are.

We take pride in our data quality and will be attempting to verify all variables with each sportsbook as we grow, ensuring the highest quality for our site.

Testing Devices

All testing is conducted on the devices listed below, using a hardwired, 50 MB Internet connection. Mobile device testing is conducted using an 802.11n wireless WiFi connection; 4G connections are used when WiFi is not available. Unless noted, all websites and web-based platforms are tested using the latest version of the Google Chrome browser.

Desktop: Six ASUS 24″ LED Monitors, Intel Core i7-3770 Processor, 8 GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 MHz memory, 2 AMD Radeon HD 7770 video cards, and a 120 GB ADATA S510 SSD Hard Drive. Windows 10 operating system.

Tablet: iPad Air 2 with the most current iOS. Safari Browser.

Smartphone: iPhone 7 with the most current iOS. Safari Browser.

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Review Categories

For the 2019 Online Sportsbook Review, all sportsbooks were assessed on 120 different variables across 10 core areas: Banking Options and Fees, Bets Offered, Customer Service, Ease of Use, Education and Research, Live Betting, Mobile Betting, Odds, Sports Offered, and Reputation.

All ten primary categories, are factored in to compile the Overall ranking for each sportsbook. The weightings of each category were as follows:

Category Scoring

Yes/No with Opinion

First, points are awarded for each “Yes” answer. The number of points awarded depends on the variable. Next, the total points earned from “Yes” answers is then divided by the total points possible to calculate a final Yes/No score.

To determine a final score for the category, this Yes/No score is then combined with an opinion score (1 – 10, with one being “very bad” and ten being “very good”). The weighting of the Yes/No score compared to the opinion score varies for each category. For example, 70% Yes/No, 30% Opinion.

Categories assessed in this manner include Banking Options and Fees, Bets Offered, Ease of Use, Education and Research, Live Betting, Mobile Betting, and Reputation. Note, Sports Offered, Customer Service, and Odds do not incorporate an opinion score. Also, in assessing Ease of Use, sportsbooks are assessed on a 100% opinion weighted score.

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