Considering sportsbook quality high coverage is one of the most wanted characteristics. From thousands of bookmakers available online, more of them compete in this area than in any other area. This has caused our favorite bookmakers' offer dramatically change in the last 10 years. From betting sites that were offering several major leagues with up to 5-6 available markets, they become bookmakers offering amateur leagues in minor sports with hound reds of side markets. This has been a trend in the whole world, but European and UK bookmakers are the ones leading in this race.
In this article we will mention top bookmakers with high coverage in several categories. There are bookmakers that have the best overall coverage of sports, ones that offer most events and ones with the highest number of side-markets. Some of them are leaders in all 3 categories.
Bookmakers with highest number of covered sports and events
It has become the usual thing that sportsbook contains offers in more than 30 sports, but not all of them cover high number of leagues/events in those sports. As knowledge of minor sports is still fragile, a lot of bookmakers avoid unknown leagues and high stakes on these events. Here are some of them that cover the most.
This young Russian superstar among bookmakers has a leading role in more than one aspect of sportsbook offer. They offer highest odds, they have the biggest number of offered sports/events and they publish odds among the first in the whole world. Last one especially stands for minor sports/leagues where they are days ahead of the competition.
At the time of writing this article they had odds in 54 different categories/sports. They keep growing everyday as a bookmaker and as a sportsbook. These days you can find friendly matches in minor sports to bet on, women under 17 matches in live and similar perversions. Basically as Charlie Sheen said: If a kid throws a rock in Madagascar, you can watch it and bet on it.
This bookmaker is also a super-weight in this category. They are the ones that started this race for more matches and are still among leading ones considering events coverage. They are a bookmaker that other companies look up to and they are finding new markets every day. But, they are a bit conservative considering quality of odds and number of offered markets.
Unibet is a company that looks up to Bet365 and competes with them in the area of high coverage. They have a very good sportsbook with a lot of live and pre-match events and sports. The number of offered markets is better than it is at Bet365 and they even come up with odds before Bet365 does. There isn't really any other difference between those 2 except for side-markets in US sports (such as NBA and NFL), where Bet365 is better.
Bookmakers with highest number of side-markets
These days you can bet on absolutely any event that may happen in the match. From number of medical interventions in soccer, to total number of rebounds+assists+baskets for every player in a basketball match. This is the beauty of this industry developing and becoming more and more competitive. There are still some bookmakers that offer only 3-4 side-markets for every match, but they have their own specific audience. The majority of bookmakers is now trying hard to offer as many markets as possible to the delight of most sports betting fans. Here are the leaders.
These Russians take the top spot again as they are absolutely the most advanced in calculating odds for you. We are not talking only about pre-match markets, there are markets in live betting that will make you place a bet just for the reason they exist. The only down side is that 1xBet still can't accept large amounts of money on these markets.
William Hill started this trend with offering unique markets that nobody else has think of before. They are still shining in this field as it made them a bookmaker they are now. This especially becomes obvious in UK sports (or sport that interest UK bettors the most). They are among the leading bookmakers in other sports as well, the only downside is that they do not cover as many event as some others do.
This American bookmaker is known for having side-markets in US sports that no other bookmaker has. They calculate every possible event that might happened during NBA, NFL, MLB or NHL match and lets you bet on it. This is the reason why we have included Betonline among bookmakers with highest coverage of markets although their coverage in other sports is not that impressive.