Android-powered devices have been a key component of the online gambling industry for over half of the past decade. This is a very big deal especially considering the fact that since the first Android device was launched in 2008, the mobile operating system has grown so much that now it accounts for over half of the global smartphone market share. Thanks to the platform's ease of use, affordability, support from casino software developers, as well as its regular updates that include new features, Android remains to be a leader in both mobile casino gaming and sports betting.
As much as the Android platform has been making waves all over the world, one part still remains unable to fully enjoy the perks of Android sports betting, that is, the United States of America. While not all parts of the country have the same problems, most states had gambling restrictions that made it impossible to really enjoy sports wagering.
Fortunately, following years of legal tussles, the United States Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) – the law that prohibited sports betting in all but four states in the country – in a move that effectively paved the way for states to set up and regulate their own sports betting industries. Since then, more and more states have passed some laws pertaining to sports betting or have been at least considering similar legislation. Consequently, a good number of online bookmakers or sports betting operators have moved to take advantage of the market and considering the huge number of Android devices, the platform is definitely a great place to start. Here are some of the offerings that sports bettors should look forward to:
FanDuel, NHL Sports Betting
Daily Fantasy Sports and sports betting company, FanDuel recently announced that it has inked a partnership deal with the National Hockey League (NHL). As per the terms of this lucrative partnership deal, the NHL will influence the kind of bets that FanDuel will be offering. This will be through the provision of exclusive league content such as real-time game data as well as such prizes as VIP trips to marquee events like the NHL's Winter Classic and the All-Star Game.
FanDuel's management sees the partnership as an opportunity to offer their services to a wider audience that has been a result of the widening of the United States' sports betting environment. The company has already made quite the leap from daily fantasy sports to sports betting and has been doing extraordinarily well. Naturally, FanDuel's mobile offerings, especially on the Android front, will be major considerations going forward.
DraftKings' Pools App
DraftKings, which is FanDuel's biggest competitor in the daily fantasy sports space, recently debuted a new game format known as 'Pools' into New Jersey's sports betting market. Pools is a sports betting product that draws on elements of daily fantasy sports and is part of the company's ongoing efforts to cater to casual customers across both the daily fantasy sports and sports betting platforms.
According to an official press release from the company, the app will "provide the opportunity to bet on games like the ones often enjoyed among coworkers in office pools, offering fans a more casual alternative to navigating odds and point spreads." Many people are hoping that the company will get licenses to offer sports betting in other states as more of them legalize or ponder over sports betting legislation. Already, a number of players from different states have been treated to a demo version of the app with most of them showing a great deal of excitement. Therefore, it is certainly going to be a hit when it goes live in other pro-sports betting states.
Betfair is already one of the most popular exchanges in the world and it has its very popular format to thank for its popularity. The sports betting app features an intuitive and easy to use interface that will certainly appeal to all sports betting fans in the United States. Furthermore, the company is known to offer odds for a vast range of sporting activities which means that the gamblers will be able to place bets on both local and international games.
Android users are perhaps the luckiest bunch in this case since they are able to download the app from the bookmaker's official website. The odds offered here are also just at the ones that gamblers can find at VegasOdds.com. It does not get any better than that.
888 is considered to be one of the best overall gambling operators on the planet and thus it is obvious that their entry into the world of sports betting would be welcomed. The operator offers a simple, well-designed and easy to use sports betting app that allows bettors to wager on their favorite football, racing, soccer and tennis teams.
The stand-out features of the Android app include enhanced win casts, live-in-play betting, top odds listings, a plethora of live betting markets as well as regular offers and promotions, all of which will make it a favorite among bettors living in the United States – in fact it has already debuted a sports betting offering in New Jersey.
This is another app from one of the world's leading bookmakers and online gambling operators. To begin with, the Bet365 app provides live streaming for most sports matches. This alone makes it a very unique offering for US-based players. Moreover, the app's homepage design is not only very visually appealing but also includes lots of useful information including the current events and the top odds.
Knowing how critical the American market of Android device-wielding sports betting market is about the ease of use of the apps they download, Bet365 checks all of the right boxes while at the same time managing to squeeze some extra functionality. Once it launches in the United States, the players will also be treated to fast payments, free bets and bore draw promotions. Now, that is an amazing array of features!