How to Install a Mobile Sports Betting App

November 24, 2011 - by mosesbet · Filed Under Mobile Betting FAQ Comments Off on How to Install a Mobile Sports Betting App 

Mobile sports betting apps are usually designed specifically to suit a particular device. Many of the top sportsbooks offer apps for, Android powered smartphones and the iPhone. Before you choose a sportsbook with which you want to wager using your mobile device, it is important to check the compatibility of its app with your device.   In addition to this, sports betting customers from the US need to find mobile betting sites which are US-friendly.

Sports Betting Sites and Apps for Different Mobile Devices:

Most of these apps are free and get linked directly to your existing account with the sportsbook. This means that you don’t have to register afresh or fund a new account to start betting through your mobile phone. You would however have to install the app on your device before you start using it.

Depending on whether the sportsbook is offering mobile betting through a mobile version of its full site or through a dedicated app, the process for installation will change.

Getting started with mobile browser based sports betting apps 

This process remains largely the same irrespective of the mobile device you are using. Start your mobile internet browser on your iPhone or any other smartphone. Enter the address of the mobile version of the online sportsbook. Ensure that you use the special link which will take you to its mobile sports betting page instead of the full site. Some sites also use a 2-dimesnional QR code these days to guide you to their mobile version.

On the sportsbook’s website, you will have the option to log in or create an account. If you have an existing account with the sportsbook, you can use the details and log in. If you are a first time user, you will have to sign-up for a new account.

Once you gain access to the sportsbook on your mobile phone, you can create a short cut to it on the device’s home screen. A shortcut can be handy especially if you wager several times a day. All you have to do is tap the icon of the sportsbook on your device’s homepage and it will take you to the site.

Installing a dedicated mobile betting app on your iPhone

Apps for the iPhone are installed from the iTunes marketplace. Go to the iTunes store using your iPhone and search for the sports betting app that you want to install. When you find the app in the search results, click on it and you will be taken to a page with the app description. You will see an install button on the top right of your screen. Just click on it and confirm that you want to install the app. Once the app is downloaded and installed, you will see its icon on your iPhone home screen and will be able to access it by clicking on the icon.

Android devices and other smartphones 

Most smartphones, like those powered by Android, are capable of supporting sports betting apps. You can access the apps through online stores (for example, the Android Market operated by Google). The process works in a similar way as described above for the iPhone. Go to the marketplace from whatever site you want to download the app (e.g. Paddy Power, Betfair or William Hill). Search for the app, click on install and then confirm. Once the app is installed, you will see its icon on the home screen and will be able to access it from there.