A recent study of the gambling industry showed that millions more people are wagering on professional sporting events this year than just four years ago. That can’t simply be explained away by an ageing population and a steady stream of sports fans reaching the legal age of gambling. There’s much more to it than meets the eye, and it’s an interesting subject that shines a light on where the world is headed regarding betting.
The United States removed their ban on betting, which allowed many states to move quickly, permitting residents and visitors to legally gamble on their favourite sports, from soccer to horse racing. The majority of these wagers aren’t placed at land-based sportsbooks or casinos. Instead, most bets are struck using smartphones through online sports betting Las Vegas and the leading gambling apps in Europe.
This trend has brought sportsbook gambling to a new audience. Almost overnight, people who may have been put off by the trip to Sin City or entering a betting office on the high street can now wager to their heart’s content from the comfort of their home or when on the move using a smartphone device. The future has landed, and it’s an exciting time to be a lover of sports and gambling.
You can now bet at the touch of a button on your mobile device, which is great, but how do you get started, and what is the best type of smartphone to use for gambling. It’s the old debate, and it’s one we will never get a definite answer to; what’s better, Android or iOS? Millions of us are stubbornly loyal to our favourites; swearing Android is levels above or that iOS is the way forward for communication in a modern world.
When it comes to betting and making a profit from your enjoyment of sportsbook gambling, which should you choose? Is one better than the other? It’s a question worth asking as bettors, like tradespeople from many different walks of life, are only as good as the tools they have at their disposal. So, which device should you go for and are there any obvious differences between the two that make them better or worse for gambling?
Below, we look at three important features of mobile betting and tell our readers which is better for the job, Android or iOS. By the end of the page, you should better understand the device best suited to gambling.
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The race between Android and iOS is neck and neck in almost every department of sports gambling, except when downloading the app to your device. Both are quick and simple to do, and you can download your preferred gambling app in a matter of minutes and not need to do anything else with it going forward. But there can be no denying that downloading a sportsbook app to an iOS handset is quicker and easier than Android.
This is due to an ongoing dispute between Google and the gambling industry, with all adverts for betting apps removed from sight. You won’t find a sports app advertised on an Android device; that is certain. That isn’t to say that you can’t download to your handset; it just takes a few extra minutes and a little extra work. When you’re after a bet on your iOS, such as iPhone or iPad, all you do is visit the App Store, type in the name of the bookie and click Get. The app will download, fully install and be visible on your device in seconds.
For many years, Android screens were much bigger than iOS, but this is no longer the case. You can view sports fixtures through a live streaming app supplied by your bookmaker in HD quality on both types of smartphones. The quality is perfect, with no interruptions for buffering or loading.
Again, there is little difference in how you place a bet on Android to iOS. Simply log in to your betting account with your username and password, click the sport of interest to you, the fixture and selection, add a stake and confirm the bet. It’s as easy as that.