I've gotten many questions about how to choose a good price per head provider, so I figured I'd write a quick guide here:
Pay per Head Software
There are two major sportsbook software providers on the market: DGS and ASI. Most shops working with these platforms will be very similar, but not 100%. Some shops have done extensive modification of the regular DGS or ASI install, which means you might get special features with them.
There are many other providers thought. And many shops have created their own custom software from scratch.
Custom software has the advantage of being more flexible, but, and this is especially true for new providers with custom software, they can be less stable (although not always by any means)
Once you get used to a software, it takes some getting used to a new software. So always ask any new PPH provider you are considering what software they are using. You might not want to move from DGS to ASI or the other way around. There are plenty of shops on both, so it shouldn't be too hard to find one that adapts to your needs.
Many "Price per Head" sites are from the Same Provider
I just checked the top 10 of google for price per head and 5 out of the top 10 sites are all from the same group. Basically, no matter which of those 5 you pick, you will get exactly the same service, pricing and features.
These sites can be owned directly by the shops, or they can be of 'resellers' who don't own any PPH software or set up, but rather re sell it for others.
How to Test a Per Head shop
Most price per head providers offer between one and four weeks free service for you to test out the software and services on offer. This is something you should take very seriously. Get some test accounts log in, place bets, check your agents reports and give the software a good look around.
But most important is that you try to log in and wager during CRUNCH time.
Software can jam up when it is being used to heavily based on the equipment and scalability of the system.
So make sure you try to log in and place a wager JUST before kick off on a major game.
Also, call in to try and place a wager just at the time. You want to be able to get through.
This is the single most important test, as this is where many PPH shops fail.
Also, make sure to call agent support. Ask questions. Try to ask some tough questions.
Remember, once the season starts, it will be very hard to move players. So you want to be dealing with people who know what they are doing. If you ask about parleys and they don't know what a parley is... you likely will be VERY unhappy with that shop come football season when you are trying to fix a player issue or settle a dispute.
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