Smartphones have been around for quite some time but none of them even scratched the surface of what was possible in terms of usability. That was till the iPhone came along and changed the entire playing field. For some time, there seemed to be no answer to challenge the marvel created by Apple. Then Google came into the frame and introduced their open source Android OS.
Internet gambling giant Betfair also introduced its first mobile app for the iPhone but after realizing the importance of the Android market, it came up with an Android app as well. Betfair is the largest online betting exchange there is and it was inevitable that it would be available on of the largest smartphone application stores in the world- the Android Market. The Betfair mobile app is one of the oldest apps offered by any online gambling site.
It is as close to the real site as any app can get and it allows you to access almost all the features of the main site. The app may not be available at the Android Market for the time being but there are other apps that allow you to access Betfair through your Android phone. However, it is highly recommended that you download the native app from Betfair’s site and avoid using apps from unreliable sources.
Betfair Android Sports Betting Features
The app provides almost all the functionalities that the site does. Players can also view the complete summary of their accounts and will have the privilege to cancel any bet that is unmatched. They can also set the frequency for refreshing the odds according to their choice.
Using the app is very simple. First, you need to go to the Betfair mobile site where you will find a link to download the native Android version of the app. There are certain changes that you will have to make on your device before you can install the app. You need to go to the settings and then to the applications section. The checkbox next to ” Unknown Sources’ should be checked.
You should accept any confirmation message that you might get during the process. Then you need to go to a link provided on the Betfair site or you can scan the OR code present on the site and your app will be downloaded. You need to remember that if your phone is using an Android version older than 2.1, then it will not support the app. If this is the case, then you can use the Betfair WAP service.
Special Promotions and Bonuses
You can have a fantastic experience at Betfair when you use the promotions and bonuses it offers. One of the most beneficial for sports bettors is the Season Ticket. Log in to the site through its promotion page and you will be have access to exclusive material on sports, offers and live odds.
Sports Betting Selection and Markets
At Betfair, you can place bets on a host sports and events. Some of the most popular among them are basketball, horse racing, soccer, cricket, grey hounds and tennis. You can even bet on motor sports and the Rugby Union. You can place different kinds of wagers on these sports, including ‘back’ and ‘lay’ bets.
The site has a special feature by way of which its stores markets according to your preference. It gives you the same market as the main site does, which means that you have various sports to choose from. Their in-play market is also very good and bettors are able to place bets at the latest odds. They can also view their entire betting history along with their current bets. The profits and liability stats are also shown in animated form.
Deposit and Withdrawal Methods
There are various deposit methods available, including the most popular credit cards and e-wallet services. The app is not only available in UK but also in countries like New Zealand, Russia, Australia, Austria, Spain Germany, Ireland, and Finland. As far as security issues are concerned, Betfair uses a 1024-bit encryption and is powered by technology developed by NSA.
Some of the withdrawal options offered by the site are Visa, MasterCard, NETELLER, PayPal and Moneybookers. Money transfers via the bank or cheques are also enabled by the sportsbook. For players in the UK, the average minimum deposit amount is £10. Minimum withdrawal requirements are mandated on only a few transaction options.