BettingIn is an online sports betting community. Users can look for helpful betting tips, sports related news and predictions on sporting events. Through the community, users can connect and gain insight to make the most of each sport bet. The homepage includes a list of top betting slips and top posts by users. Betting slips show the stakes, odds and total winnings. BettingIn has created a large network of sports betters who strive to improve their winnings and share information and tips that could help others do the same. Users can also ‘like’ another user’s post and supply suggestions and opinions through the comments feature. Each post also includes its total views, likes and the user’s overall popularity score. BettingIn users can also follow one another so they can stay on top of tips and new posts.
BettingIn bills itself as the “first sports betting social network.” The site was created to assist sports betters in making each bet even more profitable through insight, predictions and valuable information. The community supports itself with helpful information and interactions.
BettingIn offers many features, most of which are easily classified as basic social networking features. These include comments, followers and similar functions. What really makes BettingIn an appealing option for some users is the focus on sports betting. This allows the website to create a specialized community of sports enthusiasts who love to wager on their favorite games.
BettingIn invites users with a clean design. The homepage features the purple and black logo with a white background and hints of black and blue throughout the text. A scrolling color image explains the benefits of using BettingIn to new users. Members’ can post information, tips and insight, which include the user’s image, stats, followers, betting slips and other information. A few subtle advertisements are positioned throughout the BettingIn website, but these are generally out of the way and relevant to the topic of sports betting.
A new user can join the BettingIn community by clicking the small “Join BettingIn” link in the upper, right hand corner (just under the black “Login” button). This drops the user down to the short registration form (which is also accessible by scrolling down the page). The form asks the user for a username, password, email address and verification code to prove that they are human. Users can also sign in through an existing Facebook account by clicking the blue and white “Login Via Facebook” button found at the top of the homepage.
BettingIn welcomes users with free access. Anyone can stop by and create an account or log in through an existing Facebook account free of charge. There are no subscription fees or other charges for doing so. Of course the user may be enticed to purchase a betting service through a BettingIn advertisement or to spend more money on a future sports bet when using the website.
BettingIn is aimed at anyone who enjoys betting on sporting events. The site offers a way to tap into a larger online community of people with varying levels of betting experience. It is also a platform for an experienced better to share their knowledge with others. There are not enough users yet to make this site a valuable source of information.