One of the most preferred modes of betting in Nigeria is mobile betting. Since most punters can’t always have access to their computers, betting on the go has become the most practical option. Fortunately, a lot of Nigerian sportsbooks, for example, 1960Bet, are starting to either make their websites compatible with mobile phones or provide mobile apps for smartphone users.
Mobile betting refers to all forms of betting done on mobile devices which generally include smartphones and tablets. Mobile betting is also the same as betting on the desktop website of a bookmaker, the market and sports options remain the same. The only obvious difference in mobile betting is that the bookmaker has tailored the mobile website or app to suit mobile devices. Punters might notice a few differences between the design of the main website and mobile website. This is because all the features and icons on the desktop website can’t fit into smaller screens.
As stated earlier, there is not much difference between placing wagers through mobile devices and a desktop. However, the process of placing a wager using a sportsbook app or on the mobile website can be slightly different from betting on the desktop website. Below we are going to explain the general steps involved in betting via sportsbook mobile apps and mobile website.
How to Bet on Sports using a Mobile App
Nowadays, a lot of bookmakers have mobile applications which are compatible with the common phone software such as iOS and Android. These apps can either be downloaded from the bookmaker’s website or the Apple or Google store. Downloading a mobile app from a sportsbook website usually involves the following steps.
- Visit the sportsbook website and search for an app link
- Click on the link to download the apk file
- Authorize installation of unknown apk files by changing your phone settings
- Install app and sign in with your user account details start betting
- Another way to download a sportsbook app is through Apple and Google store, we simply involve visiting any of these stores from your mobile device (depending which software powers your smartphone), and downloading your preferred sportsbook app. Once you download from any of these platforms, the app is automatically installed and ready for use on your phone.
How to Bet on Sports using a Sportsbook Mobile Website
If you have been betting on a sportsbook desktop website through your mobile phone, you may not be getting the best experience, unless the website is optimized for mobile use. The mobile website is simplified for small screens and designed to load faster even when the network connection is not at its best. To bet from a sportsbook mobile website is simply require visiting the mobile website through a link that is usually displayed on the desktop website. This link leads directly to the mobile version and you can start navigation and betting using similar process used on the desktop website.
The Perks of Mobile Betting
Convenience: One of the obvious advantages of betting with mobile devices is the convenience that comes with them. A lot of time is saved and you don’t have to be static every time you are visiting the sportsbook to place a wager.
Promotions: Apart from the ease that comes with mobile betting, mobile users are also well catered for by most sportsbook. Exclusive incentives are given to mobile users from time to time in addition to the pre-existing ones.
With these merits that come with mobile sports betting, it is no surprise more users are drawing towards this option. If you are thinking of trying out this betting option, then we hope our guide will be of good use too.