With the new way of modern life and everything going mobile, so is betting. Mobile sports betting is the new big thing, allowing punters to bet wherever they are.
How does mobile sports betting work?
Mobile sports betting has two different formats:
- Sports betting app
- Phone friendly sports betting website
All mobile betting sites will have a smart phone friendly website, but the top mobile betting sites will also have an app for punters to use.
All of the information is the same as what you see on your desktop, it is just more compact and user friendly on the app or mobile website. Most of the time, apps are preferable due to their increased speed compared to mobile betting websites.
How to place a mobile sports bet
Each betting company will have different app and website layouts, but it is the same as when placing a bet on your desktop.
- Download the app or go to the mobile website
- Log in
- Search for your sport you would like to be
- Betting companies normally split up their betting types by racing, sport and then sport type
- Find the market you would like to be on and click on it.
- One of two things will happen here. You will either be able to enter your stake straight away, and see your potential payouts before placing the bet, or it will put this bet in your bet slip for you to access
- Once you have entered your wager, either in the betting market or in the bet slip, press confirm bet and then watch your game intently, hopefully becoming a winner in the process!
With more and more states making sports betting legal, more are also allowing mobile sports betting. Below is a list of what states have made both sports betting and mobile sports betting legal.
- Pennsylvania mobile sports betting
- PA mobile sports betting is fully legal and active, with there being $1.5B in bets placed in 2019, third most in the country.
- Arkansas mobile sports betting
- Arkansas allows mobile sports betting but only when at a registered casino.
- Colorado mobile sports betting
- Colorado mobile sports betting is fully legal and active
- Delaware mobile sports betting
- Sports betting is legal in Delaware, however mobile sports betting is not yet active and you are also not able to bet on in-state collegiate teams
- Illinois mobile sports betting
- Illinois allows sports betting, but currently only at registered venues, with mobile sports betting recently launched during the 2020 Summer. Illinois is also looking to allow sports betting in the stadiums of their professional sports teams.
- Indiana mobile sports betting
- Indiana allows sports betting and mobile sports betting, with the only restriction being no player prop bets allowed on collegiate athletes
- Iowa mobile sports betting
- Iowa allows mobile sports betting but you first must sign up in person, with the only restriction being no player prop bets on in-state collegiate players.
- Michigan mobile sports betting
- Sports betting in Michigan is currently only able to be done in registered venues, with mobile sports betting coming in 2021.
- Mississippi mobile sports betting
- Mobile sports betting is legal in Mississippi, however it can only be done at registered casinos
- Montana mobile sports betting
- Mobile sports betting is legal in Montana, only at registered bars and restaurants
- Nevada mobile sports betting
- Nevada allows mobile sports betting, but you must first register in person at a registered venue
- New Hampshire mobile sports betting
- Mobile sports betting in New Hampshire is legal, with DraftKings being the main provider and the main restriction being no bets are allowed to be placed on in-state collegiate teams.
- New Jersey mobile sports betting
- New Jersey is the lead state when it comes to both sports betting and mobile sports betting, having a high number of different bookmakers operating, with everything being legal except betting on in-state collegiate teams.
- New Mexico mobile sports betting
- New Mexico only allows physical betting in tribal casinos, with no mobile sports betting at this stage
- New York mobile sports betting
- New York only allows sports betting in four upstate casinos, with no mobile sports betting currently.
- Oregon mobile sports betting
- Oregon allows mobile sports betting, with Scoreboard being the sole mobile sports betting provider. You aren’t allowed to bet on any collegiate events in Oregon.
- Rhode Island mobile sports betting
- Mobile sports betting is fully legal in Rhode Island, with William Hill being the provider. Rhode Island punters are not allowed to bet on in-state collegiate teams.
- Tennessee mobile sports betting
- Mobile sports betting is legal in Tennessee, however it is not yet active, with it coming soon.
- Virginia mobile sports betting
- Mobile sports betting is legal in Virginia, however it is not yet active, with it coming soon.
- Washington mobile sports betting
- Mobile sports betting is legal in Washington, however it is not yet active, with it coming soon.
- West Virginia mobile sports betting
- West Virginia allows mobile sports betting, with FanDuel, DraftKings and BetMGM being the three providers for this service
Maryland, Massachusetts and Ohio are all likely to allow sports betting and in turn potentially mobile sports betting by the end of 2020. A number of states are set to follow in 2021, with mobile sports betting in California expected then.