Different kind of gambling apps

We all know what a betting app is but what you may not know is that they come in all sorts of different shapes and sizes.

Over the course of this article we’ll be reviewing the three main types of mobile apps for sports betting, as well as detailing some of the pros and cons of placing bets on your phone.

iOS and Android Apps

Apple users are spoiled for choice when it comes to sportsbook apps. Almost every major operator on the market has an app compatible with an iPhone or iPad and finding your favourites in the Apple store could not be easier. Android users have a similarly impressive range of apps for use on all manner of phones and tablets. Visiting your favoured sportsbook and clicking on the mobile section of the site will take you directly to the page you need to download the app.

Web Apps

Web apps differ from iOS and Android apps as they do not need to be downloaded onto your phone or tablet in order to work. This makes them a great option for players who do not have much memory on their devices. Saving the web app as a bookmark is a great way to save yourself some waiting time.

Advantages of Apps

Gaming on the Go

The most obvious advantage of using a mobile app is that it gives you the option of gaming on the go. As long as you have a reliable internet connection and your device in your pocket, you can place a bet from anywhere in the world. This allows you to react to changing odds quickly as well. The modern generation don’t need to make a trip to a brick and mortar casino to play a hand of poker anymore, they can access tens thousands of games all from the palm of their hand.


Security at betting sites is pretty sensational across the board. However, using a mobile betting app increases your safety as a player even more. Mobiles have a number of top security features including face and fingerprint recognition which makes it even harder for your data to be compromised.

Devices Only Bonuses

In order to get more people downloading their apps some sportsbooks could offer customers a bonus simply for placing their first bet on the app. Similarly, an operator could also offer a mobile users only bonus to further incentivise the use of their app. It goes without saying that you will not be eligible for these rewards if you do not have the app downloaded.

Disadvantages of Apps

Small Screen

For all of its advantages, mobile sports betting apps are far from perfect. For instance, the decreased screen size means less information can be displayed. This can interrupt your betting experience. Additionally, if a sportsbook offers live streaming services - as an increasing number of them do - watching this on a small mobile or tablet screen will also be frustrating.

Decreased Usability

If you’re like me with big, stubby fingers, it might be worth reconsidering whether mobile apps are for you. Particularly on a small phone screen, navigating an app without making any errors can be very difficult. Whatever you do, make sure you don’t cash out by mistake!