With Euro 2012 looming, there's no better time to get involved in gambling's latest trend, mobile betting. Gambling via your mobile is extremely user-friendly and there are a host of bookmakers to choose from.
Mobile Betting Guide
The betting business has gone through some pretty huge technological changes over the last decade or so, the Internet boom created a brand new sub-sect, online gambling and now there's a new player that's only really been introduced over the last year or so. This new subsidiary, so-to-speak, is mobile betting and has only really come to fruition with the invention of 'apps' for Smartphones and mobiles now having such accessible Internet and Wi-fi.
Bookmakers have obviously got in on the act and thankfully, due to much competition, there are some top quality services at your disposal already, despite the concept being in its infancy. All the big names are there but they're not necessarily the best when it comes to top drawer mobile betting.
The Mobile Guide
There are as many as 30 bookmakers to choose from and all come with different levels of compatibility and have their own pros and cons but we're simply just going to recommend the best.
Starting with what is probably one of the largest and best bookmakers in the business, steeped in a tradition of great customer service on all levels, William Hill. WH is a bookie that is always at the forefront of gambling innovation, taking to 'online' like a duck to water, they've also got themselves into mobile betting seamlessly and as always, they have choices for customers. Punters can either visit the mobile version of the site or download the Will Hill application, which is compatible for most modern phones. Available on Android, iPhone (or iPad) and any net-connected device.
Similarly to William Hill, Bet365 also have a sterling rep as a top bookmaker, especially for alternative services. What they don't have, is an app but that means that each phone with the capability of accessing the Internet will be able to navigate Bet365. What's best about their service is undoubtedly, In-Play on mobile. It works well despite being quite a complex technical process on a limited device and is very handy for any type of bettor. Works on pretty much every phone that can connect to the web.
BetFred's service is thorough, as well as making bets you can see all of your account history too, which is very useful indeed. The latter service is only compatible with Java compatible phones, which covers most from the last few years but for any that aren't quite up to standard, if they can browse the web they will be able to access the regular website.
888 have tried to further entice customers with a very handy £5 free bet. There's no app here, just a mobile customised site which works with any Internet connected phone and you can do the essentials, check and bet from anywhere.
Unibet has got in on the mobile action too, with a fairly similar service to others. You can bet live and pre-event and do all the necessary checking, you just need a connection! Gamebookers site means you can do anything via your mobile, no offers or apps but still a good service, it works very well.
BetRedKings have some slight complications, meaning newer phones get a slightly more modern service compared to more dated models. There is a site for any kind of Internet phone, Android, iPhone and all the others.
Betsson have made real effort with their mobile site. Well for starters, the site is actually their secondary way of mobile betting, they have an app which can be downloaded for free to your phone. It does everything and works well, even on the mobile version of the site.
Finally we come to another huge hitter in online betting, Bwin. As is normal with their kind of resources, there's some real variety here. They have the basic SMSs (or texts for us older generations) letting you know how you did on your bet. They have a WAP site that works quickly and is compatible with most modern mobiles, their livescore section is available as well as sheer betting.
So that about rounds off mobile betting, these are the big hitters and ones to watch out for if you fancy signing up!