Sports Betting on Android Devices
When online sports betting goes mobile
For many sports fans, placing bets on specific outcomes serves multiple purposes. It can be seen as a form of standing by their favorite teams or players; a show of loyalty and trust that is part and parcel of being a diehard sports fan. It’s also an easy way to bring a new layer of excitement to a game or sporting event that is already charged with a healthy amount of tension. And of course, in addition to the emotional investments that sports fans contribute, there’s a monetary interest at play that intensifies the viewing experience. Indeed, winning a bet is already satisfying enough on its own, but when placed in a sporting context, it doubles as a source of pride and a very enjoyable way to earn some cash.
Whether it’s a group of friends chipping in to watch a boxing or UFC pay-per-view (PPV) event, or a rowdy bunch of basketball fans hooting and hollering live in a sold-out arena, sports fans nowadays are fortunate enough to have a plethora of online sports betting options. What’s more, they don’t even have to lug around a laptop or sit in front of a desktop to do so; the ubiquity of iPhones, iPads and similar mobile devices has made online sports betting very accessible and convenient for sports fans around the world. Additionally, online sports betting platforms have also included seamless integration of related sports news and statistics, as well as live coverage of sporting events to broaden their appeal to prospective customers.
With the advent of Android as one of the leading mobile operating systems for smartphones all over the globe, there have been concerted efforts by online sports betting companies to tailor the overall user experience to suit the tastes of devoted Android phone users. One of the most high-profile examples of a mobile sports betting app arrived in the middle of 2012, when Betfair launched a new native Android App that smartly built on the smashing success of their pioneering iPhone App. The Betfair Android App features a drastically improved interface that takes full advantage of the capabilities of Android v2.0, in addition to featuring a superior visual home screen, price graphs, and market view enhancements. The highly responsive look and feel of the app has been well-received for being intuitive and user-friendly.
The global online sports betting market is now a legitimate multi-billion dollar industry, and it certainly doesn’t seem to be fading anytime soon.