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Mobile Betting: 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.

Mobile Betting: Place a wireless bet on your cell phone or PDA 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, Bookmaker (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 - you 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 your 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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