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The best features iPhone betting apps have to offer

11th April, 07:13

Mobile apps have had a major impact on the way we conduct both business and pleasure. The sports betting world certainly hasn't escaped these sweeping changes. In recent years, betting has transformed forever. First was the move from gambling in high-street stores to placing wagers on the desktop websites of major bookmakers. That meant it was easier than ever before to bet on your favourite sports fixtures.

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Mobile apps have changed the game

A shift to betting using mobile apps ensures gamblers are now in complete control of how they play. It's now possible to download a mobile betting app to iPhone and gamble on football, horse racing, greyhounds and more at the touch of a screen. Turn everyday situations, like a commute to work, into an exciting chance to bet. With just about every bookmaker offering mobile apps to iPhone users, and billing theirs as the best, it's important to know what to look out for when choosing your next app. Below are a few features you should insist on...

Live Streaming

Live streaming of sports really must be seen to be believed. It's full proof evidence of just how far the betting industry has come in recent times. These apps help those who enjoy live sport in general as they grant members access to live coverage of the most popular sports, such as all UK and Irish horse racing. The streams available on betting apps are HD quality with crystal clear sound and important match stats attached. If you place a bet on a race you can watch for free.

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Cash Out

Cash out is a feature available on iPhone betting apps that gives bettors the chance to profit from a losing gamble or get out early to limit the damage if following the wrong selection. When placing bet on a mobile app, such as bet365, Betfair or Coral, a cash out value will be given. In the first instance, this will be equal to your stake but will rise and fall depending on how well your selection is doing. Cash out is available on singles but works extremely well with accumulator type bets.

In-Play

In-play betting is available on all respected iPhone sports gambling apps. No longer is it required to place a bet before a match starts. If you miss kick-off or spot a worthwhile play while watching the live action, in-play betting comes to your aid. Many of the original betting markets remain active throughout the course of the contest, with odds and handicap lines updated to reflect the score and play. For example, the first goal scorer market changes to next goal scorer after the opener has gone in. The odds on both teams to score will reduce after one football team finds the net. It is important to look out for this feature when choosing a betting app. If you are looking for more information, read a complete iPhone betting apps list.

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Promotions

Most bookmakers with iPhone betting apps award new customers a welcome bonus when registering as a new player but they also hand out recurring promotions to mobile bettors. These may include cash back, enhanced odds and extra places each-way on horse racing and golf. The best apps allow you to access the promos tab from anywhere in the UK, taking advantage of the offers available to registered members.

Sports

The best apps give the best sports coverage. The more the better. You want to see all popular sports and a healthy selection of niche markets, like politics, reality TV and awards.

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