All Hail the PayPerHeadKing! Or not?

We gave Pay Per Head King a 53 out of 100. The best feature that we found about this pay per head sportsbook platform was the low price — $5 per head per week. The fact that they limit their fees to active bettors will save you the time you would otherwise lose in figuring out whether you needed to remove inactive bettors to avoid being charged.

On the whole, there is not much information about what Pay Per Head King offers in specific terms, and you have to email for specifics instead of being able to pick up the phone. For those reasons, we urge you to look elsewhere, even if you are committed to a value platform.

/100

Total Score
Price /15 Points
Promos /10 Points
Agent Admin /15 Points
Sportsbook /15 Points
Casino /10 Points
Horses /5 Points
Call Center /10 Points
Payment Methods /5 Points
Mobile Friendliness /15 Points

PPH REVIEW DETAILS

Price 10/15 Points

It’s hard to beat $5 per head per week with a pay per head sportsbook platform. That’s just about the lowest price we have found in the industry. With that said, you often get what you pay for, and the lack of information (or even a phone number) on the website indicates that the 14 days you would spend in your free trial might be 14 days that you could better use working with a more transparent platform.

Promos 5/10 Points

If you are willing to sign up for a 14-day free trial of the sportsbook and casino features, Pay Per Head King does not charge a deposit. It is unclear whether that also allows your betting clients access to horse racing, or whether that only applies to those other two features. Most pay per head sportsbook platforms that offer a free trial do not have text limiting it to certain features, but you’ll want to ask the sales staff about this.

Agent Admin 9/15 Points

If you peruse the Pay Per Head King website, you will find that you can have access to the basics of sportsbook agent reporting. This means that you can track daily and weekly activity in your account, both looking at totals and managing your players’ individual profiles. Do you have some bettors who need some limits placed on their activity? You can do that in real time. You can also track who might need some more marketing emails on the basis of dwindling activity.

Sportsbook 8/15 Points

It’s hard to give a detailed review of Pay Per Head King’s sportsbook, because all the website tells you is that it is there, and you can try it without a deposit for 14 days. Two weeks is about as little of a free trial as you should be willing to accept; if a sportsbook is going to be an important part of your arsenal in terms of revenue, it needs to offer access to all of the major sports leagues, as well as the ability to adjust your own point spreads in real time. You should also be able to set up your own side props to add creativity to the mix and build bettor engagement.

Casino 6/10 Points

Don’t forget the importance of casino gaming as you set up your price per head sportsbook platform. You now have a weekly obligation for each active betting client, so you need more revenue streaming in now. The odds are always with the house on casino gaming, so you will build more income over time. On Pay Per Head King, the pph sportsbook platform allows for live casino play along with live dealers, and casino action is one part of the platform included with the 14-day free trial.

Horses 2/5 Points

It’s not clear how many of the horse tracks in the betting world you could access at Pay Per Head King. Indeed, horse racing is not something that they emphasize much in their offerings, as the website has some information about the sportsbook and the casino gaming options, but has almost no mention of horse racing. At the value end of the sportsbook platform spectrum, you should expect to have access to a minimum of 60 tracks, in North America, so you’ll want to ask the sales staff about this.

Call Center 1/10 Points

If you sign on with Pay Per Head King as a sportsbook agent, the website promises that you will have access to phone support for agents and betting clients. However, the telephone number for the company does not appear on the Pay Per Head King contact page. Instead, there is just an email address that you can try, as well as a contact form where you can put more information. Even for a value sportsbook platform, this small amount of contact info is disappointing; the industry standard, even on the value end of the spectrum, includes having a phone number up and running, and many platforms also offer live chat.

Payment Methods 2/5 Points

Pay Per Head King does not have a list of the payment methods it accepts on its website. Frequently accepted methods of payment for pph sportsbook platforms include wire transfer services such as MoneyGram and Western Union, as well as purchasable debit cards. A few of the sportsbook platforms accept PayPal and credit cards, but please remember that the majority of the platforms which accept VISA and MasterCard also charge high transaction fees.

Mobile Friendliness 10/15 Points

Navigating Pay Per Head King from a smartphone is adequate in terms of usability and access. The site appears to be mobile optimized, and the graphic features and text all navigate well and are easy to read. Without a demo, it is difficult to tell how the agent side would work, but given the mobile optimization that is on the main site, it is fair to conclude that you could run this book from your smartphone.