Our fast-paced, information-driven society has virtually mandated that everyone in the population own a smartphone. Today, it’s rare to walk past someone without their phone being situated in their hand, their eyes fixated on the screen and their index finger rapidly scrolling.
Everyone wants you to download their app, and the leading online sportsbooks are no different. One of the first questions you should get answered when deciding upon your sportsbook of choice is how mobile friendly is their site? You will want to find a mobile app that is compatible with any operating system – Windows, iOS or Android.
Thankfully, all of the best sportsbooks have already answered these questions strongly in the affirmative. And they need to, because today, more than 60 percent of all sports wagers are placed on a mobile device.
For the NHL bettor, here’s a look at some of the best sites out there in terms of mobile sports wagering.
William Hill operates the sportsbooks at Ocean Sports and the Tropicana and gets high ratings for its mobile app in terms of software, compatibility, support and competitive lines. You can download the William Hill app directly from their website or by locating it in the Google Play Store or Apple App Store. As well, if you use a synced browser on both devices such as Google Chrome, your login info should transfer seamlessly.
SugarHouse was one of the first land-based sportsbooks in New Jersey to venture into the mobile app market. You will find that it works with every operating system and the reviews of its software and bet varieties are off the charts.
You can easily integrate your Caesars Sport mobile app to your web account and will find it to be easy to operate and compatible with all devices. But you won’t find as many live betting options here as at other sportsbooks.
Thanks to its connection to PokerStars, the BetStars sportsbook already had the technology in place to make a go with a mobile app. It might not have the bells and whistles of some of the flashier apps but it gets the job done and offers a deep bench of betting options, including a vast array of in-play wagers.
With the backing of a legendary gaming brand behind it, the PlayMGM Sportsbook at Bogata is able to access the high-end technology of the MGM online casino app. Their sportsbook app is easy to read and comprehend.
You’ll find that the Golden Nugget mobile app offers the same variety of sports wagers available on their website, and that includes hundreds of markets on NHL games. Australian-owned PointsBet offers a mobile app for both iOS and Android devices. They are known for the wide array of trendy prop wagers. European veterans 888 Sport have brought their years of expertise in the sports betting industry to the USA and offer a mobile app that provides the same functionality and variety as the sportsbook’s website.
When sports betting was legalized by the US Supreme Court, FanDuel and DraftKings were quick to add sports betting to their already booming daily fantasy sports empire. If you’ve already got an account with DraftKings, you can also access the mobile app for their sportsbook from your online account. Follow down the sportsbook tab on the left side of the DraftKings welcome page. From there, you can install a location plugin to verify your location, or just access the location tool on your phone.
FanDuel’s mobile app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store. To set it up for Android or tablet functionality, you will need to visit the FanDuel Sportsbook on your mobile browser.