Mobile Sports Betting Sites and Reviews
Mobile betting is becoming a more popular way for customers to bet on sports games or racing away from the computer.
While mobile betting has been in its infancy since the beginning of the 21st century, it wasn’t until October 2010 that many bookmakers such as Betfair, Bet365 and Paddy Power launched official iPhone sports betting apps for real money.
Since then, both European and US bookmakers (including Sportsbook.com, Bet US and Bet Online) have launched a variety of mobile betting apps for users on devices including the iPhone, Android, Blackberry, iPad and more.
This article provide a brief guide on choosing the best mobile betting sites, in addition to the features and markets available on mobile devices.
Best Mobile Sports Betting Sites
What are Mobile Betting Apps?
Mobile betting apps are specially designed applications that you can download to your mobile phone either through the Android marketplace, Apple App Store or directly from a sports betting website.
The advantages of downloading sports betting apps is that they provide a more user-friendly way of browsing hundreds of markets, viewing the latest live odds, logging into your account, making deposits/withdrawals and betting on sports games.
Apps can be downloaded directly to your iPhone or Android in a matter of seconds. It’s also much easier to open your William Hill App or Betfair App to access your account than to browse the main sports betting website on a small, inch screen.
Sports betting apps are specially designed for mobile users – which makes them easier, more accessible and better to use.
At Paddy Power Mobile (winner of the Best Branded App 2010), for example, their iPhone App allows you to view different markets easily, view the latest odds, make quick deposits and view you account history. You can also take advantage of special promotions such as Power Play, Pimp that Bet and £50 in free bets!
Mobile Betting Features – What Can you do on your Mobile?
Mobile apps such as Betfair Mobile and Paddy Power Mobile provide you with the full range of odds and markets as their online website.
You can select which markets to bet on (Football, Horse Racing, Tennis, Cricket, Boxing, F1), view the latest in-play or fixed odds markets and place a bet.
The deposit and withdrawal methods on your mobile device are usually more limited then the online website but still includes all major credit cards, debit cards, paypal, neteller and Ukash. You can access your main account (via your mobile) and make instant, quick deposits or withdrawals.
Elsewhere in mobile apps, you can view the latest promotions and free bet offers, highlighted and upcoming games, or you can view your bet slip and alter the setting for your odds (fraction vs decimal).
How to Download and Install Betting Apps on your Mobile?
There are two mains ways for downloading apps to your mobile.
You can either visit a mobile sports betting site such as PaddyPowerMobile.com or Betfair.com/mobile and fill in your mobile number and mobile device to download the app to your phone, or alternatively you can type in the URL of the mobile sportsbook on your browser and download the app from their.
I think the best thing to do is the first method however: download the app and view the mobile promotions and free bets available to you. I also recommend opening your account at the online website through your computer. This makes filling out the forms much easier than doing it on your mobile.