February 1, 2022

Five qualities to look for in a sports betting app

2022 is gearing up as the year of sport with some huge fixtures already confirmed. Horse racing fans have the Cheltenham Festival and Grand National to look forward to as crowds return. American Football lovers hit the ground running with the NFL playoffs in January before the Super Bowl LVI match from California in February. Then there’s one for all those living on Planet Football with Qatar making history by hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup. It’s a year that will go down in history as the point when the professional sport began to fight back against the coronavirus restrictions that brought the industry to its knees for two years.

With online gambling now legal in a growing number of countries, while Canada eases its rules and the US allows individual states to have their say on whether or not betting should be permitted in their region, things are changing. The sporting events mentioned will become the most bet-on in history and, thanks to improvements in live-streaming apps, the most-watched too. The top sports betting sites are ready to receive your bets and are waiting with a stunning welcome bonus when you sign-up and start gambling on your favorite sports, teams, and players.

In preparation for a year of sports and sports betting, it’s important that you ensure you have the best tool at your disposal. The weapons used in the war against the bookies should be the best available to you, but what should you look for in a betting app. What’s the difference between a good bookie and a great bookie? In this article, you’ll find five qualities you should insist on from your sportsbook.

Welcome bonus

Every bookmaker worth joining will offer new customers a welcome bonus. This is a marketing technique used to help a sportsbook survive in one of the most competitive industries in world business. The bookie wants to stand out from the crowd and encourage you to bet with them over the competition. They aim to achieve that by offering a welcome bonus. In many cases, this will be a deposit match bonus which is a free bet equal in value to your first deposit and gamble. For example, if you opened an account, deposited $50, and bet on horse racing, a $50 free bet will be dropped into your account balance.

How do you find the best betting apps? Here are five qualities to look for in your mobile gambling app, including free bets and generous odds.

Generous odds

You want your bookie to be offering the market the best price as often as possible. The odds you get on your bets shouldn’t be one of the most generous, it should be the most generous. That’s why it pays to open an online betting account with as many betting apps as possible, grabbing the free bet welcome bonus and improving your chances of getting top odds. The differences in prices between the major sportsbooks may seem small but they soon add up and, at the end of the season, could be the decider between landing a profit and recording a loss on your bets.

User-friendly app

Betting on smartphones is the preferred option for gamblers today. They love the convenience, speed, and style of mobile gambling. Download a betting app to your Android or iOS device and bet from anywhere in the country. Your app should be stylish without being complicated. You should be able to find the bets you want to make quickly, add funds, and confirm your stake in seconds. It’s important that your app is responsive enough to grant you access to the best odds and allow you to place your best in-play before the market suspends and the odds shorten.

Live streaming

The most modern betting apps allow you to watch sports for free via an HD quality live stream available on the website and app. If you have placed a gamble on the outcome of a sports fixture you can often watch at no extra expense on the live stream. In addition to the coverage, there’s also in-play betting, live scores, stats, and other useful information.


Cash-out rates are amongst the most popular features of the industry. It has the potential to turn a losing bet into a profitable one. Place a bet and a cash-out value will be added. Track this amount and consider cashing out the bet when offered a solid profit.

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Peter Hatch

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