How to bet on ice hockey
While it may still not have established a foothold in Western Europe, ice hockey has firmly established itself as one of the most popular sports everywhere else around the world, with Northern America, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe all being huge markets for the sport.
With a global audience of millions, it is no surprise that the sport has become a firm favourite among gamblers and bookmakers alike.
The unrivalled speed and thrill of the game have made it an incredibly popular sport to place a bet on, with most punters sticking to traditional markets such as results, goal scorers and accumulators when it comes to betting on it.
For a more detailed breakdown of how to bet on ice hockey, please check out our detailed how to bet guides using the link at the top of the page.
Where to bet on ice hockey
When it comes to ice hockey, the first thing most people will think of is the NHL. The North American giant is one of the biggest sporting franchises in the world and has more global viewers than any other ice hockey division.
In terms of finding the best odds for the NHL, Bet365 and Paddy Power tend to offer the most competitive odds, while Ladbrokes and Paddy Power tend to offer the widest range of markets and the best odds on other international leagues.
If you have any questions over which bookmakers to use to place a bet on ice hockey or any other sport, please check out our detailed bookmakers reviews using the drop-down menu at the top of the page.
Ice hockey bonus codes
Bonus codes are special offers made by bookmakers in order to attract new customers to use their service.
They often feature either a free bet or a matched stake bet of some sort in order to help punters get an excellent piece of value on their first bet or bets with the company.
Bookmakers will often have a range of different bonus codes specific to the different areas of their website, and they may also offer some that are more specific to certain sports.
While it is unlikely that any major bookmaker outside of North America will have a bonus code specific for ice hockey, it shouldn’t be ruled out during the Stanley Cup or during the Hockey World Championships, which both take place annually.
Regardless of this, most sports betting bonus codes can be used with any sport, so you can just adapt them to suit your needs.
We here at Bonus Bets aim to keep all of our readers up to date with all of the latest bonus codes from all of our trusted bookmakers.
Ice hockey free bets
Free bets are weekly, if not daily, offers made by bookmakers in order to keep their customers returning to their service or to promote an upcoming major sporting event.
Of course, no-one wants to turn down a free bet, that’s why we here at Bonus Bets have made it aim to keep all of our customers up to date with the latest and best free bets on offer from all of our trusted bookmakers.
As with bonus codes, the most likely time of year for there to be free bets associated with hockey is during the Stanley Cup or the World Championships, when there is typically a boosted interest in the sport.
Ice hockey betting tips
The number of ice hockey games that take place each year is mind-boggling, and knowing what statistics to keep up with can be a real headache.
While there is a real wealth of statistics available for ice hockey available online, especially on the NHL’s official website, the ones you really want to pay attention to are a team’s current form, player’s current form, and a team’s penalty success rate. The latter of these is because the game often goes to penalties and most of the bookmakers will consider that a part of a match bet.
For a more detailed breakdown on what strategies to take when it comes to betting on ice hockey, please check out our how to bet guides using the links at the top of the page.
Ice hockey odds
As we’ve already mentioned, there is an insane amount of ice hockey fixtures taking place throughout the year, and as such, keeping up to date with all of the latest and best odds can be extremely difficult.
Our dedicated news and sports teams aim to keep all of our readers up to date with the latest shifts in ice hockey odds and those of various other major sports.
Ice hockeybet of the day
Finding the best value odds every day can be a real chore, that’s why we here at Bonus Bets have introduced our bet of the day feature, where we find our readers the best value bets for that specific date.
Where and how to live stream ice hockey
The NHL is one of the biggest sports divisions in the world, and as such, most of the broadcasting rights for the division are tied down by television networks.
The rights for other leagues are not quite as strict though, and Unibet is currently the biggest bookmaker offer live streaming of some of the sport’s other divisions, meaning that customers can keep up to date with their bets in real-time.
Readers should be aware that every bookmakers will have their own specific set of terms and conditions for live-streaming and that geographical restrictions may also apply.
Ice hockey news
Our dedicated sports team here at Bonus Bets aim to keep all of our readers up to date with all of the latest goings-on from the world of ice hockey and various other sports, so be sure to bookmark our news page and check in with us on a daily basis.
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