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How to Bet on Mobile
The best online sports betting apps have been created with convenience in mind. They usually encompass all of the same functions you can find on a betting website, condensed into a more compact package and optimised for mobile devices. If you’re new to using a betting app, check out the following guide to learn how to get started.
Download The Sports Betting Apps
The first thing you need to do before you start using a mobile betting app is downloading it to your device. iPhone users can find and download the chosen app from their App Store. On the other hand, Android users will usually have to download the app straight from the operator’s website, as Google’s guidelines forbid betting apps on the Google Play Store.
Create An Account
After the system has installed the software on your device, open the app and create an account. Click the Sign Up/Register button and fill out the form with the requested information (name, date of birth, phone number, email address, etc.). Confirm your submissions and verify your email address or phone number if needed.
Make A Deposit
Next up, you’ll need sufficient funds in your account to place bets. Log into your account, go to the cashier and click on Deposit. The app will let you choose between several payment methods for this transaction. Choose the one you want to use and follow the instructions to complete the money transfer. While you’re at it, check out the operator’s welcome bonuses and use any deposit bonus codes it may be offering.
Start Your Mobile Sports Betting Adventure
After the deposit reaches your account, you’ll be ready to place your bets. Scour the app’s menu or use the search bar to find the desired betting market. Then, choose the amount you’d like to bet, pick the odds, and place the bet.
Check licensing and security
The most important thing about a betting app is security. Because of that, we first check whether the sportsbook app has a sports betting licence from a reputable licensing body. We also check whether it uses the necessary security protocols to protect its users’ data and money.
Create an account and review
Next, we create an account on the app and deposit some money. This helps us explore and test the app’s features first-hand and see what the operator’s payment system is like. We only recommend apps that deliver on promises and have fast and easy sign-up and depositing processes.
Place bets and request payouts
To see what a sportsbook app offers its users, we place some bets with it. To make our list, top betting apps must feature an ample variety of sports and betting markets and offer competitive odds and regular bonuses. It must also have a smooth withdrawal process and enable fast payouts.
Add the app to our list
If we’re satisfied with its usability and features, we include it on our list of recommended sportsbook apps. This list comprises only top sports betting apps with proven quality in terms of betting odds and markets, deposits and withdrawals, and betting offers for new and existing customers.
Pros and Cons of Mobile Betting Apps
To have a clear picture of what mobile betting apps can and cannot offer, let’s take a look at the most notable pros and cons of this kind of software:
- Place bets 24/7 at any location with a stable internet connection
- Take advantage of generous betting offers for new and existing users
- Bet on a wide variety of markets safely and efficiently
- Get real-time game results and place in-play bets
- Take advantage of special features, such as bet builders and early cash-out
- Not all sportsbooks offer designated mobile apps
- Some mobile betting apps may not be compatible with your device
- Availability is limited to areas with an internet connection
Mobile Betting vs. Traditional Betting
Using a mobile app to place bets and betting in person at a physical sportsbook are two very different experiences, especially if you’re a regular punter. Here are some of the most prominent differences between these two modes of betting:
Available anywhere and anytime
Frequent and generous bonuses and promotions
Wider variety of sporting events and markets
Available only at specific physical locations
Betting offers are usually less lucrative and less frequent
Limited availability of betting markets
Opportunity to interact with other bettors
Frequently Asked Questions
Are sports betting apps legal in New Zealand?
Yes, they are. New Zealand punters can legally download and use sports betting apps.
Can I download sports betting apps from Google Play Store?
No, you can’t. You can download the selected mobile app directly from the operator’s website if you have an Android device. Google’s guidelines don’t allow sports betting apps on Google Play Store.
Which sports betting apps in New Zealand offer free bets?
Free bets are some of the most common betting offers on online betting apps. Therefore, you can find free bets at almost all sportsbooks in New Zealand, with varying availability.