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Online Sportsbetting from a Mobile Device

Added on: Oct. 8, 2013

Mobile Sportsbooks today are more widely available than ever before and the services currently available at these mobile bookies are available to anyone over the age of 18. All you need is a smartphone or tablet device and a few dollars to register a new account. Although these mobile sportsbooks are in fact free to sign up to, you will need to make a deposit at some point to place a wager.

Most of today’s mobile sportsbooks offer some kind of generous welcome bonus and this new player promotional offer is generally plugged as a ‘free bet’. Basically, once you have made a minimum deposit of say $/€/£5.00 (can usually never be lower than this), the operator will then match your deposit, so you will in fact be doubling up on your first ever deposit.

Some operators offer a slightly different deal. They might require you to place a bet using a free bet worth $/€/£5.00, but with odds of 2.00 or above (decimal value). If you use American odds it would be -100 and in fractions it would be EVS (evens). If you win using this free bet, you would almost certainly then have to complete some kind of wagering requirements.

For example, if you win $/€/£20 from your ‘free bet’, you might have to wager those winnings a total of $/€/£500 times before you could withdraw those winnings. These wagering requirements are otherwise known as playthrough requirements and they are standard at almost every fully licensed gambling portal.

Remember though that you DON’T always have to accept a welcome bonus or any other bonus for that matter and choosing NOT to accept a bonus would basically eliminate the possibility of ever having to wager your winnings before you could withdraw them. This is what many savvy gamblers choose to do.

Some of the most reputable online sportsbooks now available on mobile tend to be licensed in one of the following jurisdictions: Alderney (a UK Channel Island licensing jurisdiction), Gibraltar, the Isle of Man, Malta, Kahnawake or Antigua & Barbuda.

UK mobile sportsbooks are often ranked among the best and most reliable in the world and it is a well-known fact that many of these businesses started out on the high-street. Examples include Ladbrokes, Betfred, Coral, William Hill, Paddy Power, Stan James and Bet365. Some of the other great UK operators which also now provide brilliant mobile gambling services include Betsafe, SkyBet, Victor Chandler and Betfair.

These reliable mobile sportsbooks all have plenty of markets for you to bet on and in-play services are also now widely available at these mobile sportsbetting sites. Navigating through each of these mobile sportsbooks is fairly straightforward and placing a bet is also really easy.

The great thing about them is that not only do they provide 24 hour betting services and reliable support, but they also accept multiple different currencies. You can deposit and withdraw using a variety of different banking methods such as Visa, MasterCard, NETELLER, Skrill, Western Union and Bank Transfers. You should also find that prepaid cards and various other methods are also now widely accepted.

Betfair is one of the many UK focused online casinos out there which you can find detailed reviews on at a top rated, trusted and recommended guide to online casinos and gambling for players from the United Kingdom.