The online betting industry hasn’t allowed for itself to stand still and passively observe while smartphones and tablets take over the world and all aspects of life. Today, you can find apps for nearly anything there is, and that applies to online betting too. Sportsbooks have worked diligently and are still working to perfect their services by enabling people to bet from anywhere they want.
888Sport strives to offer great value for money by not only quoting very sharp prices, but also staging some of the best promotions you will have ever seen. They treat all popular sports equally, featuring extensive coverage of football, tennis, snooker, darts, horse racing and more, while catering for mobile gamers through their iPhone and Android applications.
William Hill has long ago become synonymous with secure gaming and amazing coverage of football and horse racing. The UK centred bookmaker goes the extra mile to keep their international player base happy and they are clearly succeeding in that quest by offering sharp prices, regular promotions and over 200 markets on high-profile matches.
Betfair has become a world leader in exchange betting, and they've got great tutorials if you are new to bet and lay betting. This unique scheme allows them to offer prices that are among the best on the market, covering a wide range of sporting events all over the world, with the Cash Out feature and premium mobile application also worth the mention.
Accepting US bettors since 2007, Bovada has enjoyed quite a success in North America of late and it is not difficult to understand why. The bookmaker boasts an excellent coverage of major sports leagues in United States and is home to high-quality Racebook, mobile betting site and features plenty of betting markets, including props and futures as well as parlays and teasers.
Paddy Power is without a doubt the most entertaining bookmaker ever, and if everything else fails you can always count on their money back specials to kick-start your betting campaign. While never missing a chance to have some fun, the Irish bookmaker is deadly serious when it comes to high-quality odds, premium live betting markets, outright betting and their customer satisfaction.
Founded in 1967 but doing brilliantly to keep up with the latest developments in the industry, Betfred has become famous for their Goals Galore coupon and Double Delight/Hat-Trick Heaven promotion. While football and horse racing take the centre stage, they quote competitive prices on more than 20 popular sports, and always seem to have a nice surprise in store for their loyal customers.
BetOnline offers lines on major North American sporting competitions such as NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, college football and college basketball, with their Betting Edge section featuring advice from betting experts. Horse racing also takes the central stage as US friendly bookmaker has daily horse racing odds and free handicap picks each week.
Ladbrokes continues to go from strength to strength and their prices remain among the best in the industry. The UK company made a name for themselves by operating on the high street, but it is their online business that brought them worldwide fame. Offering over 70,000 in-play events per year, enhanced prices on big matches and daily promotions, Ladbrokes is the place to be.
The Gentleman's Bookmaker tag they have earned over the years speaks volumes about Bet Victor's reputation, but the highly rated company do not rest on their laurels. They instead quote the best odds on English and European football, stage regular promotions on the biggest events, pay special attention to horse racing and house one-of-a-kind live betting service.
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Mobile betting sites or apps have the capability to offer the same range of features as a desktop version of a sportsbook website, such as latest news, live streaming of events, same sports markets and odds, as well as full in-play service. It all depends on how good of a mobile betting service the sportsbook can offer. In addition, the following products are usually included:
• Live betting and live odds
• Racing futures, props and specials
• Dedicated mobile bet slip with calculator of odds
• Stats center, analysis and game previews
• Audio and video commentaries etc.
All the things normally found at sportsbooks that make betting easier can be found in mobile betting too. But transferring the entire online betting experience on mobiles doesn’t include only these aspects. The service won’t be complete if different types of bets have not been made available. The range of bet types and bet variety can be huge, for example:
• Normal wagering options such as straights, parlays, if bets, teasers etc.
• Single and multiple bets, such as double, treble and accumulator
• Full cover bets and full cover bets with singles, such as trixie, yankee, lucky 15 etc.
• Specialty bets, handicaps, futures, forecasts and so on.
As online betting solutions develop, so does the range of mobile devices that are compatible with sports betting apps. Usually a sportsbook will offer separate betting apps for different smartphones with different operating systems, or just a general mobile betting site that can be used even with older mobile devices. Some offer both options. But generally, mobile betting apps are offered for devices running on iOS, Android, Blackberry, and recently Windows.iPhone/iPAD
The iPhone has revolutionized the way we bet and has always been perfect for mobile betting. Today there are many fantastic sports betting apps for iPhone. They were among the first ones to emerge on the market, followed by apps for Android. iPhones and iPads are very handy devices with the option to use tons of different apps, among which betting apps, which are usually small, fast, and efficient for betting.Android
Android betting apps were the second ones to be globally released after those for iPhone, and immediately became widely used. Android betting apps maybe have a slightly better chance of being used before iPhone betting apps, since the Android operating system is more widespread and exploited for many models by different manufacturers. If you have some of the latest models of Samsung, LG, or HTC, you’ll really enjoy Android betting apps.Blackberry
Blackberry falls behind a bit compared to its competition regarding apps, mainly due to the popularity of Android devices and iPhones, but there are some sportsbooks that offer Blackberry dedicated app besides those for Android and iOS. Those that don’t have a Blackberry betting app usually offer a mobile site that can be readily used with any mobile device, including Blackberry devices.Others
As the number of Windows OS phones increase, sportsbooks tend to include them too in the offer through mobile sites. Moreover, Windows phones and tablets can be easily used for surfing the desktop websites of sportsbooks, so actually there are no Windows dedicated apps. Besides Windows phones, players can bet through their older mobile devices (non-smartphones) by visiting the mobile betting sites.
Mobile betting offers the same functionality as desktop or laptop betting (betting via your computer), and it all depends on how good of a betting app or mobile site you are using. In essence any mobile betting app or site offers the basic functions of signing up for an account, making a deposit, placing a bet and requesting a payout, but even more elaborate functions too like live streaming, live betting etc.
Signing up via mobile is as simple as signing up via your computer at a sportsbooks website. The sign-up or registration button will clearly show on the home page of the app or mobile site, from where you can continue. Depositing or requesting a payout is also simple, you either do that through your account or through a separate banking section on the app or mobile site. Just select your method, the amount to deposit or withdraw and enjoy your betting money.