There is no doubt that online betting has become more than a rage with sports fans but one of the concern of these fans is the reliability of these sites. They are right in doubting these sites, especially when the media fuels these doubts by publicizing reports of fraudulent betting sites which are set up just to make profits by trapping innocent fans. These sites never pay out and the fans are not able to do anything as online tracking is very difficult and anyone can upload a site without any certification.
Agreed, that cyber crimes are on a rise but do not disregard all such sites. Let us give you some tips on how to find genuine sites and continue your passion with online betting. For starters, always search for a prominently displayed toll free number starting with 1-800. These sites are able to provide a 24 hour service because they operate out of countries where the labor is much cheaper. If the site you are visiting, offers limited options to make deposits, then beware! as it is a fraudulent site dating or a newcomer to the betting scene. Both ways, it's better to avoid such sites. They may also charge some extra fee to deposit money to the credit card, pointing towards the fact they do not get much business. The genuine sites will be willing to absorb the 3% credit card fees in order to get more business.
Also the final sign that your online site is not genuine is when you have reverted back to them via email asking them to deposit your money, the genuine ones do it automatically.