Place a wireless bet on your cell phone or PDA
With the advances in
technology it was just a matter of time before you were able to
bet wirelessly via your PDA or cell phone.
It was just a matter of time before the mobile betting picked
up speed and become a cell phone (or PDA) application the savvy
bettors have on their wireless devices. But to many occasional
gamblers the mobile betting is new and sometimes scary thing -
will I get charged, how much it will cost, and many other
questions would naturally pop up in your head when you hear
"mobile betting". So, we have decided to review the basics of
placing a wager via your mobile phone or PDA.
There aren't many betting companies
which would also offer mobile betting, in addition to the online
wagering software. From our list of good sportsbooks,
(opens in new window) is the only good mobile betting company we
could recommend, which accepts bettors from all over the world.
Getting started with Bookmaker is easy -
click on the "Mobile Betting" link and you will be taken to
a new page to select your cell phone model or PDA. Although not
all cell phones and PDAs are supported by the bookie, the most
popular models are - the Razr, Sony Ericson phones, Samsung cell
phones, Palm, HP and many more. Te selection is accompanied by
photos to make it easier to select your mobile device. Or you
could simply use the "Device Lookup" to find out if your mobile
phone is supported by the betting application.
The next step is to download the mobile
betting application and install it on your wireless device. The
application size, once installed, will occupy anywhere from
125KB to 175KB on cell phones and up to 1.7MB on PDAs. The
mobile software is free to use and download, but keep in mind
that data and roaming fees could be applied by your network
provider, depending on your wireless plan.
Once you have the software installed on
your wireless device - you are good to go. Bookmaker offers
mobile sports betting and racetrack wagering only, casino and
poker are not available yet. To place a wireless wager you have
to launch the application from your cell or PDA, log in with
Bookmaker user name and password, then select your type of
bet - sports or racetrack. Once you have selected your wager you
could place a bet, view your open bets or your wagering history
from the palm of your hand, anytime, anywhere in the world.
Simple as that.
And if you live in the UK and would like
to bet on your mobile phone with a locally licensed bookmaker,
we recommend going through
Bet 365 (new window). The process for
getting the mobile betting software is very similar.
Published on 09/18/2007
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