Mobile Devices Sports Betting Apps
The first online sportsbook appeared the late 1990s and inspired by this, traditional high street bookies and sports shops began to operate digital betting platforms. Soon people could access sports betting and casino games from their desktops. The face of gambling was changing, albeit at a trot's pace.
A few short years later the gambling industry responded to the mid-millennium's surge in smartphone usage by optimising their software to become mobile friendly. Soon operating systems such as iOS and Android could support casino games and sports betting. Nowadays most online sportsbooks have sports betting apps which can be easily downloaded to Android and iPhone devices. The online gambling industry was now galloping full speed ahead..
Mobile Apps Versus Websites
When you use your smartphone to bet on the go you can either download the app or access the betting website via a browser such as Google Chrome. But which is better? Usually it's a matter of personal choice but here is a quick run through of the difference between the two options.
A browser is usually already installed on your mobile device and you may not want to go through the hassle of downloading an app. But once downloaded, a sports betting app will allow you to connect to your favourite gambling platform quickly without waiting for the site to load through your browser. In addition, by using an app you can either access all sporting events as well as iOS and Android supported casino games, or just use one app to access your favourite sport - be it football, golf, tennis, boxing or horse racing.
Advantages of Sports Betting Apps
One of the benefits of mobile sports betting apps is that they allow you to bet on the go, no matter where you are or what you're doing. This means you no longer need to hoof it to the bookies or boot up your desktop computer if you want to have a bet. Other benefits include:
- Sports betting apps give you the opportunity of making a wager no matter where you are in the world. Fancy a bet at 3.00am in the UK? No problem as there is always a live sporting event taking place somewhere across the globe.
- All bets and financial transactions are stored digitally so you no longer have to worry about losing your betting slip or stub.
- If you're out and about and get a hot tip or even if you've forgotten to place a bet on your favourite team, you can bet there and then using a sports betting app.
- You can watch sporting events at home with your buddies and conveniently place a bet even after the game has started - a super facility most sports betting apps now offer.
- You can download several sports betting apps from different sportsbooks and shop around for the best odds before the action begins.
- Many sportsbooks are part of a wider gaming platform, so you can access Android or iOS powered casino games whenever you want.
Selecting the Best of Them
Always choose a sports betting app that suits your own personal needs. For example, do you want to use the app for sports betting only or do you also want to download the app to access Android or iOS run casino games? All things considered the best sports betting apps should have the following:
User friendly navigation - some apps can be complicated and with so many sports, fixtures and betting odds to choose from its important that you can place and track your bets with relative ease.
Live streaming - lets you follow the action on major events and bet as all the drama unfolds.
Great betting odds - different sports books offer different odds so make sure you use an app with the most competitive rates. Many bettors use several apps to compare odds and shop for lines.
Great Choice - a good app will allow you to bet on a wide selection of sports globally from the most popular to the somewhat obscure.
Minimum Storage Space - some apps use more memory than others, so check this out before downloading. If you only follow one or two sports, you could save space by just getting the apps for those specific sports.
Other functions the best sports wagering apps should have include an odd calculators as well as fingerprint recognition for a super quick hassle-free log in.
Just like the desktop version of your favourite betting site, Android and iOS casinos and sports apps should have the following features:
Security - always make sure the sports app you are downloading is from a reputable gambling company which is fully licensed and uses the latest and most secure data encryption technology.
Banking - the best sports betting apps should offer you the same banking methods as their desktop version and banking methods should include debit cards, e-wallets, money transfers and prepaid cards. Withdrawals should be within a reasonable time limit.
Bonuses - generous bonuses with realistic wagering requirements should be offered to mobile phone bettors. Indeed, many of the top sites offer a special bonus for downloading their app to bet on sports or play their Android or iOS powered casino games.
Customer Service - the customer service team should be contactable 24/7 via live chat, email and phone and be friendly, professional and knowledgeable.
Android or iOS casino games - the best sports betting apps should have a selection of iOS or Android friendly casino games so you can also have fun playing your favourite games whilst on the go.
Android and iOS Casinos
The great thing about using a sports app is that it allows you to play Android and iOS powered casino games while you're out and about. You may have to download a different app, depending on your smartphone's operating system.
Once you're set up you can have big fun playing roulette, blackjack, video poker and slots on your very own iOS or Android powered casino. The games run super smoothly with a mobile friendly interface which is easy to navigate. What's more, many sports betting operator offer special bonuses such as free cash or free spins for downloading the app for their iOS or Android run casino games. In addition, many of these iOS and Android casino platforms offer mobile friendly banking options such as Apple pay and Google pay.
The best mobile sports betting apps should cover a multitude of worldwide sports such as Football (Soccer) Leagues, international Horse Racing, Ice Hockey, Cricket, Rugby, Basketball, Golf, Tennis, Martial Arts and more.
Some sports betting apps and website are even more versatile than this and give you the opportunity of betting on Special non-sporting events such as:
- Reality TV
- Entertainment Awards
- Celebrity Culture
- The Weather
- Soap Operas