Betting Apps Guide 2019
Betting apps have been around for some time now and like most things, they are constantly evolving around their environment. Faster mobile devices with more processing power offer the opportunity for developers to heighten graphics, add more features and also offer more in terms of betting events and markets.
Apps are offering a greater level of choice and flexibility than ever before and bookmakers are continually battling with each other to make their betting service and offerings the best there is. The pace of change can be quite daunting as offers and promotions are constantly being updated in preparation for the next big sporting event. Whether it’s NBA betting or the Superbowl there’s always going to be an offer for new customers to sink their teeth into!
With this in mind, you may understandably be a little confused as to which app is right for you and which one will provide you with the best value for your particular style of betting. From our experience sticking with only one sportsbook and sharing your loyalty solely with them is no way to achieve the best level of choice or value possible.
Sports Betting Apps – World A to Z
Aroudn the world there are different approaches to the legality of betting and mobile betting options. We’ve scoured the world to find the best legal apps for your country. We only focus on apps that operate legally and with the appropriate licenses to protect you, the customer. There are inevitably less reputable companies around most of which operate offshore. We do not recommend using these companies as you have no protection if anything goes wrong, or they bankrupt and keep your money!
In Australia gambling online has been legal for a number of years and the Australian gambling market is one of the most developed in the world. The market is worth an estimated $23 Billion (Au Dollars) per year. In the most recent figures, there was a drop in land-based casino revenue and 15% rise in sports betting revenue. We would put this down to a rise in betting on Legal Australian betting apps.
Smart Phone betting in Austrlaia
Austalia has one of the highest rates of smartphone penetration in the world and it is no surprise to see a huge rise in mobile betting over the previous years. When Australian betting apps were first becoming popular, in 2013, they saw a 163% rise in mobile betting revenue. In 2017 it was estimated that over 70% of all bets in Austalia were placed on phone and tablets.
In a 2018 report, we saw that 22.7% of over 18s in Australia placed a bet in a 12 month period. The market leader was TAB Bet followed by Sportingbet and then crown bet, who owns Tom Waterhouse, William Hill Australia, and Centrebet.
In Australia, they have a responsible gambling information and support site that is run by the government – https://problemgambling.sa.gov.au/
Sports betting in Canada is very popular but laws around the advertising of gambling mean that you don’t see companies advertising all around sports, unlike some other companies. With the changing of laws in the USA, you will start to see more as gambling sponsorship comes into sports like the NBA and NHL. This will increase brand awareness across sports fans and is likely to see an increase in gambling among Canadians.
Gambling is legal in Canada for licensed operators such as Sports Interaction who operate from the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake. Worth an estimated 15 Billion a year gambling is regarded as the largest revenue generator of the Canadian entertainment industry. There are variances of what is available in each province with Newfound Land, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick having no casinos. However, all territories allow licensed Canadian sports betting apps. There are restrictions in certain provinces with some not allowing single bets and some blocking other events such as entertainment betting and E-Sports betting.
There have been recent attempts to get single sports betting allowed in Ontario and for a standard regulation to be put in place across Canada. This has failed to get past a vote to be put into law though. So in some provinces, you can smoke Marijuana but you can place a single sports bet, they have to be multiples!
Gambling wins by Province
We are sure you’ll want to know which province has the biggest winnings from gambling?
– Ontario 37.8%
– Quebec 21%
These are the 2 main winners from gambling with the rest going from 13% down to 2%.
Across Europe, betting regulations vary by country and there is not 1 standard across the Union. These rules vary from tight government control in France to the more open markets in the UK. All countries have their own licensing requirements to make sure companies comply with their rules and taxations. Across Europe, we only feature companies who are licensed in that region.
In 2018 Europe accounted for 24% of the worlds gambling markets followed by Asia. As time goes on and the USA becomes more online we would expect that to change.
Our guide covers the main gambling nations of the EU
Betting Apps in Denmark
In Denmark, there are numerous mobile betting sites and apps with the major players of Europe accepting Danish customers.
All companies have to have a license from the Danish Gambling Authority to operate there. You will find betting apps from bet365, William Hill and Paddy Power on the app store plus lots more. you will also find licensed casino apps and betting exchange apps.
Based on tax figures sports betting accounts for 38% of the Danish gambling market and online casinos is 32%. Since 2012 the sports betting market has remained around the same level whilst online casinos have grown and almost doubled revenue. (Source)
A guide and information about Responsible gambling in Canada can be found here – https://www.responsiblegambling.org
Which platform is best?
We often get asked this question but if you’re using an up to date phone there will be no major differences between Apple and Android. The apps are usually made from the same code and designed to look the same as the mobile sportsbook or casino. If you want to save space in your mobile you can use the mobile sites instead (where available)
There’s nothing stopping you from having multiple betting accounts set up across multiple sports books and you don’t have to deposit money or keep betting accounts topped up with a balance at all times. By being account holders of multiple mobile sportsbooks, we then find we have more choice as well as control over our betting. Some are better than others in certain areas so it is wise in our opinion to utilize the apps that have features or promotions that suit.
We wouldn’t recommend registering with multiple betting apps at the same time for a number of reasons. Firstly it is best to get a full understanding of an app works in terms of the layout and how it behaves. The only real way of doing this is by spending time on it and navigating through the menus. If you are trying to get to grips with more than one at the same time, it can get quite confusing and may lead to you not exploring apps in enough depth.
There is also the fact that new customer promotions normally come attached with time limitations on bonus amounts and rewards, meaning you only have a certain amount of time to claim rewards or use bonus funds. Registering for multiple accounts at once would force you to deposit money into each in order to get maximum value from each company. This could well easily lead you over your allocated budget.
Try not to get suckered into a bookmaker just because it is offering a mind-blowing new customer offer. By all means, take advantage of them if the offer is that good, but from our experience, there is normally a long list of terms and conditions that accompany such offers that make the overall ‘reward’ not as attractive as first thought. We do detail bookmaker offers that we think do indeed offer value and always include the fine detail as to what each offer actually entails.
Also be aware that just because an online gambling operator has a license this doesn’t then indicate a certain standard of service.
Different gambling operators are cropping up all the time in all directions and we do a good job here at testing all newcomers to the industry – See our latest review of the Sugar House app for example (A Legal New Jersey sports book).
The online bookmakers that are credible and offer a decent level of service get a worthy mention on our site and a review – the names that do nothing but bring shame on the industry by offering a half working effort do not get any mention so not to give the bad betting apps extra publicity and to also save your time by getting you to focus on those you should be checking out.
Top 10 Apps?
Here are the top 10 apps in the USA currently – When the regulation changes could we see a gambling app making the top 100 charts?
From our research into gambling and apps we’ve seen sports betting apps make the iTunes top 10 in the UK on numerous occasions – Usually the Cheltenham horse racing festival and the Grand National horse race.
In the US we’d expect to see a surge of downloads happen when Super Bowl betting is available as well as the World Series Baseball, NBA finals and maybe the college football playoffs.
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