Mobile betting is fast becoming the first choice for people gambling online. It certainly has some obvious benefits – you don't need to find a computer every time you fancy a flutter, and you can bet from wherever you are in the world, whenever you like. The recent growth of the in-play betting market has made mobile access essential for sports fans who want to make wagers from the stands as the game unfolds.
The need for instant betting access has pushed the mobile gaming revolution even further than mobile casinos. Now punters can enjoy dedicated sports betting apps as well as useful feature apps like odds calculators and stat collectors. Players are not just simply offered mobile access but true industry innovation through the mobile gaming revolution.
Nearly every major betting site now has a dedicated app available for smartphone and tablet users. Usually available free on iOS and Android devices, these apps provide access to same betting markets that are available via their full web versions. You may find the visual aspect of some sites is simplified for smaller screens.
When it comes to choosing which app to download, you'll need to consider which one is the best fit for your betting habits. Of course, if you've already signed up with a specific site online, it will generally make sense to download their app too, giving you another convenient way to access your existing account.
Before you choose, think about what markets you plan to use the app for. If football and horse racing are your betting favourites but you rarely bother with other sports, Paddy Power Sports could be the one for you. Although this bookmaker has a reputation for its novelty celebrity bets, it maintains a strong focus on its core markets of football and racing. They offer up to 100 different markets on every Premier League fixture, and similar numbers for international matches.
Betfred Sports is another site with a strong football offering, particularly if you're a Manchester United fan. The company was founded by lifelong United fan Fred Done and frequently offers special deals and enhanced odds on the Reds. Betfred has twice paid out early on the team winning the English Premier League, only for them to lose out. The site offers dozens of markets on matches all around the world.
If you're looking for a mobile betting experience with loads of variety, Betway Sports has approximately 30,000 different markets on offer. As well as football, snooker, racing and tennis, the list includes plenty of less mainstream sports and competitions like Aussie Rules Football and table tennis. You can even place bets on fishing and chess tournaments with Betway Sports.
Looking elsewhere, Betfair Sports is a betting site with a difference. Like the other sites, it offers bets on a variety of sports, but Betfair is actually a betting exchange rather than a bookmaker, so punters can bet normally or choose to experience the bookies' side of things.
Account holders bet against each other on the outcome of sporting events and set their own odds. Sports fans trade on whether they think something will happen (back) or they think it won't (lay). Betfair is the platform that holds the money until the result has been determined and keeps a small commission on each winning bet.
Bet365 Sports was one of the early leaders of the in-play market and they're still one of the best for it now. They offer in-play betting on sports like football and horse racing, as well as badminton, volleyball, hockey, basketball and more. Their app, like many other bookmakers, provides plenty of live match data and you can even live stream video to help you place well-informed bets.
With so much on offer, mobile betting fans are spoilt for choice. Of course, there's nothing to stop you downloading more than one mobile app. Why not try out several until you find your favourite platform?
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