Mobile Sports Betting
Unlike the mobile versions of popular casinos or poker rooms, mobile sportsbooks usually allow you to take advantage of the complete functionality of the site. As a result, mobile apps give you access to all the exciting markets that are available to desktop-based customers. Mobile sports betting apps are always browser based, which means that they perform equally well on iOS devices, Android systems, Windows Phones and even Blackberry phones. As you’d expect, most of the US-facing mobile sportsbooks tend to focus on American sports and leagues, including MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, NASCAR, UFC and even NCAA college sports.
However, major international sports such as soccer or tennis also tend to receive plenty of attention, so you don’t have to worry about not being able to bet on high-profile events such as the World Cup or the Wimbledon. In addition, it is worth pointing out that mobile devices tend to support all the wager types available with desktop-based sportsbooks, which means that you won’t be restricted to basic bets like standard money lines and totals.
Live In-Play Betting on the Go
US-friendly sports betting sites usually don’t offer any video streaming services, so it should come as no surprise that they tend to compensate for this shortcoming by giving you access to all the live in-play betting options whenever you decide to place your bets on the go. This allows you to take advantage of all the live markets while watching the game on your TV or with your friends.
While there’s no denying the fact that most live-in play betting options mimic the pre-match markets and require you to predict the outright winner of the match or the score, you should keep in mind that many sites also give you access to exciting proposition bets. These so-called props tend to be fairly creative and often allow you to put your money on the first player to score or to predict whether a particular player will outperform one of his rivals throughout the match.
Most of the mobile-friendly sports books allow you to deposit and request cash outs without switching to the desktop-optimized version of the site, which is very convenient if prefer to place all of your wagers while remaining on the go. The most popular deposit method is to use a credit card, but you should keep in mind that even Visa and MasterCard payments aren’t 100% reliable. Fortunately, even if your transaction is blocked by the payment processor, you won’t lose any money.
However, you’ll have to try a different card, which means that trying to make a credit card deposit can turn into a rather frustrating trial and error affair. As a result, many bettors prefer to use mobile sports books that allow them to deposit via Western Union or MoneyGram, as both of those methods guarantee that the money will allow on time without any outside interference.
US-bettors usually rely on credit card deposits, so it should come as no surprise that the default cash out method for most sites is to use a standard bank wire transfer. Cashing out via a wire transfer tends to take between 7 and 14 business days. Some sites also might allow you to withdraw via a check by courier depending on your area of residence, but this method is significantly slower and even more expensive. In addition, it is worth remembering that bettors who made a Western Union or MoneyGram deposit are often allowed to withdraw via a money order.
The bonuses offered by online sports books tend to be lower than the promotions available with online casinos or even poker rooms, so it should come as no surprise that mobile-friendly sites are no different in this regard. Most of the US-facing sportsbooks offer free plays of $200-$300, which are a 25% or 50% match on your first payment. On a brighter note, some sites allow you to go for reduced juice promotions instead. These promotions allow you to get better odds on a wide range of wages offered by the site. As you’d expect, reduced juice promotions can have a large impact on your long-term profitability, which makes them preferable to free plays and other one-time bonuses as long as your plan is to stick with the site.