How it works – Sports fans have embraced modern technology and the proliferation of sports betting sites is testimony to the success of online gambling. Mobile betting takes your sports betting access a step further, enabling you to bet while you are on the move.
Sports betting sites began investing heavily in mobile betting technology at the turn of the century. Mobile betting is proving so popular that experts are predicting that it could be worth £50 billion per year from 2015.
The top bookmakers now provide mobile betting that allows access to your betting via most popular mobile devices. This service includes all of the main features available on the website and is often accompanied by a free bet to welcome you to mobile betting.
Once you have downloaded the app on to your appliance, you simply login as you would online. Obviously the information needs to be condensed for the small screen so you will basically be seeing a simplified version of the main site.
Once logged in, your connection will be encrypted and secure and you can place your bets just as you would using your PC or laptop at home.
To access this service, all you have to do is go to the main page of your sports betting site and download the app.
Most leading bookmakers now offer mobile betting for android, iPad and iPhone. Simply select your chosen appliance and follow the instructions on screen. If you are not sure whether your device is supported, check the FAQ sections or email your sports betting site directly.
Best Mobile Betting Sites
Bet365.com provide a sports betting app for iPhone, iPad and Android users. This gives members access to all of the betting markets available on the website and includes live betting on the top sporting events. They also offer a fantastic 100% sign-up bonus up to a maximum of £50 to get you up and running!
Ladbrokes go even further with a matched bet of up to £100 for new customers (promo code F100). Their mobile service is widely regarded as one of the best in the business. You can bet “In-Play” on all of your favourite sports, make deposits or withdrawals, have access to thousands of markets every day and watch live streaming of UK horse racing. All you need to do is go to the website and download the Ladbrokes Sports betting app.
Betfair were among the first to realise the potential for mobile sports betting and provide a very sophisticated platform for placing back and lay bets on the go. Their odds are frequently updated, although you will obviously need to make sure that you have a fast connection. The Betfair Android app allows you to bet exactly as you would from the comfort of your own home, including features such as “Bookmarks” and “Cash Out”.
BetVictor makes the same introductory offer but also provides live coverage of every race covered by At The Races to mobile users on Apple and Android devices. This is a great feature and a very generous offer for horse racing fans. The mobile app is very easy to use with an excellent live streaming facility.
Paddy Power cover every mobile appliance from the iPhone to the Blackberry and provide their usual wide range of sports markets. They offer a £50 matched bet for new customers signing up through the mobile betting service.
WilliamHill.com was among the first of the major bookmakers to offer downloadable apps for Android and iPhone customers. Their mobile betting service also covers the full range of sports on offer on the website and a full “In-Play” betting market. Users can also fund and withdraw from their personal accounts and bet on live events. William Hill currently offer a £25 free sign-up bonus in the form of a free matched bet.