Today, every aspect of our lives is easier due to technology and sports betting is no exception. In fact, it’s never been easier to get a bet on a sports game or fixture and unsurprisingly, more people than ever are choosing to place bets online or on their mobiles. When you don’t have to go down to the bookies and join the queue to place a bet, why would you?
One of the most obvious advantages of online or mobile betting is that you can have live in-play bets. So, should you happen to be watching the England Swiss Euro 2016 qualifier tonight and there’s a sudden change in fortune during the match, no matter where you’re watching the game, you can make an adjustment to your bets with just a couple of taps on your phone.
Similarly, if you’re keeping track of the rivalry between Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton on the F1 tracks during the final stretch of the Formula One season, you can get a bet on at any moment during, before or after the next Grand Prix.
For anyone who’s not yet got an online sports betting account, how do you choose between all the different betting sites and the different apps that they offer?
The first thing to consider when choosing a mobile betting app is its compatibility with your phone. Nearly all the betting apps are now available for use on iPhone, Android or Blackberry, so compatibility is rarely an issue these days. However it’s worth checking out some reviews by users so that you can find out about any known glitches.
Also think about security issues – again reviews are helpful here. You need the reassurance that any app that you use that involves the movement of your money is secure. User-friendliness of the betting app is also important –when you’re placing bets live in-play, the speed of the app is vital so that you can secure the odds you want.
It may be that you want the betting app for more than just sports bets. Many of the betting sites now offer a wide range of casino games and bingo games on the same app, which can be really useful. Keeping all your gambling in one account will also help you monitor how much you’re spending.
As mobile betting is now so popular, there’s a lot of competition between the different betting sites to get new customers to sign up, so now’s a great time to start a new betting account and download the mobile app. Check out the different welcome bonuses that are on offer – some offer free or matched bets when you first sign up; others cash back on bets that you don’t win. But there are also specific mobile betting bonuses. For instance, if you’re going to have a bet on the Euro 2016 qualifiers or the next Formula One Grand Prix in Singapore later this month, download the Bet365 app first. Any existing or new Bet365 customer is eligible for a 100% bonus of up to £50 when they place a qualifying bet on their tablet or mobile.
With the big betting sites giving away free cash to bet with, it’s no wonder so many of us are downloading the mobile betting apps – who in their right mind would turn down the chance of some free money?