iPhone Betting Apps

Since its launch in mid - 2007, the iPhone has become an iconic piece of technology with many users buying each successive model and now enthusiastically making the iPad an equally popular device. The main appeal of smartphones and tablet computers is the availability of downloadable apps which are designed to give users access to anything from the news, weather and social networking to games, movies and now sports betting. The iPhone itself has a 4-inch display which has made the development of specialist apps that are designed to fit the screen an essential way to enjoy sports betting while still being able to see the details you need. If you were just on a website, using a 4-inch screen, you could well find yourself clicking tiny buttons and making the wrong bets. With the 7.9-inch or 9.7-inch screen sizes on the iPad, you will still see an advantage using specialised apps.

Mobile betting has become hugely popular with almost one third of all wagers being placed via mobile devices, and that market looks set to continue to grow as people move away from desktop computers and laptops. Many online sports betting sites now offer downloadable apps which you can get either by clicking on the App Store logo that many display, scanning a QR code, or just searching for the site in your iPhone browser. When you click on the site, it will know that you are searching on an iPhone and automatically display the mobile version of the site. Add the page to your home screen, and it can then be accessed whenever you want.

Some iPhone betting apps provide most of the features that you will find at the main sites including bonus offers, banking facilities and a huge range of sports, while others may be a more basic version, with different sports available, but a requirement to open and fund an account at the desktop version first. Some of the most popular sites offering mobile betting on the iPhone include the following.

Ladbrokes - Downloaded either via the App store, by searching in your browser, or by text link, the Ladbrokes sports betting app for the iPhone features thousands of betting opportunities each day on sports as diverse as Football, Horse Racing, Golf, Rugby, Formula One, right down to less well known sports like Handball and Volleyball. Before using the app, you will need to sign up to the main site online, and fund the account there as there are no sign up, deposit or withdrawal facilities on the iPhone. One advantage of this is that you can take advantage of the bonuses offered, like a 30% bonus on your winning weekend accumulators, or cashback if your chosen first goal scorer is sent off. There are also some bonuses just for mobile players like a refund if you correctly bet a game will finish 3 - 0 but get the teams the wrong way around.

Bovada - With the ability to sign up for a new account and make deposits just using your iPhone, the Bovada mobile betting app is a very popular choice, especially as players from the USA can use it. With its focus on US sports like American Football, Basketball and Baseball, but plenty of sports like soccer, Rugby and Cricket available, the Bovada app can be downloaded via the main site, or by entering bovada.lv/mobile in your browser. This is a very clearly designed app that lets you place different bet types like parlays and in-play betting, while you can also claim some bonuses like 50% of your first deposit value up to $250 and up to 5% cashback on Horseracing bets.

Coral - Accessed by text, the App Store or mobile search, the coral sports betting app lets you bet on thousands of events including all of the days horse racing and Football action, as well as letting you bet on some more unusual games like Gaelic Football and non-sports events covering politics or the weather. A great feature here is that you can deposit funds, withdraw winnings, or set up an account all from your iPhone, and the range of mobile deposit methods is unsurpassed, including credit and debit cards, Skrill, UKash Bank Transfer and Paypal, although not all options are available in all countries. You can take advantage of a new player bonus of 100% of your first deposit value, up to £50, while there are lots of ongoing promotions and special offers that can be claimed.

Bet365 - One of the biggest providers of online sports betting, bet365 On The Move will also let you set up your account, deposit funds via several different options, and withdraw funds, all using just your iPhone. This nicely designed mobile site features the vast majority of sports events that you will find on the main site including a big range of live In-play markets. New players get a nice welcome bonus of 100% of the value of their deposit up to £50, and live Football and Horse Racing is available to watch at no extra charge. Download the app either from the App Store of via your browser.

Betonline - Although there is no specific app for BetOnline, you can get a mobile friendly version of the site by searching for them in your browser, and bookmarking the site. This is a US focused site where you will find American Football, Hockey, Baseball etc on the homepage, but it also has a great range of other sports covering the world, all very well designed with a nice clean layout. You can place several different bet types including straight, If bet and Reverse, Parlay and Robin, with an option to display odds in decimal or American style. You need to set up an account online but once set up you can deposit using credit cards, for which you get a 15% bonus with every deposit. If you deposit online, you can use Neteller, Skrill and more, which attracts a 25% bonus with each deposit. Withdrawals must be done from the main site.

Paddy Power - With exclusive bonuses, a very nice design and full banking facilities, the Paddy Power iPhone app is one of the more popular ones. The range of sports here includes lots of live events, Horse Racing, Football, Rugby, Golf, Tennis and plenty of the novelty bets that Paddy Power is famed for. You can deposit and withdraw from an iPhone, but only with credit and debit cards, so to use other methods, you must visit the main site. Special promotions are available, and although they will change all the time, you can expect cashback when particular players score, or refunds on correct score losing bets, or drawn matches.

In such a rapidly changing market, iPhone betting apps are improving all the time, as more and more operators understand that this is where the market is heading, and the site with the best apps will be the one that attracts and retains the most customers.