Smartphones have become integral to most Australians’ lives, providing convenient access to banking, social media, shopping, navigation, and entertainment. And sports betting sites have quickly grasped the popularity of betting apps regarding online gambling.
The use and availability of betting apps have risen across the Australian landscape in recent years as punters look for straightforward ways to strike up bets on footie, horse racing, and countless global sports.
But what about mobile betting apps make them attractive and popular?
Convenience & Accessibility
It’s uncommon to find someone who doesn’t have a smartphone close to hand, keeping people connected, which includes up-to-date sports betting odds and markets.
One of the primary reasons behind the growing popularity of betting apps is their convenience – it eliminates the necessity of using your laptop or heading to a betting shop.
Mobile apps are built explicitly for use on a mobile phone or tablet and take one quick tap to open. In addition, they are purpose-built to be as lightweight as possible on data usage and offer features unavailable on mobile website versions, such as push notifications
Features & Innovation
Another positive aspect of apps is that they get updated with features that improve the overall user experience and security. So naturally, developers keep pushing the evolution of their creations to make them bigger and better.
Upgrades commonly range from new user-interface updates that boost functionality to launching exciting betting features and promotions within the sportsbook.
Customer retention is essential for bookmakers, so they invest in strong mobile apps that drive such engagement.
General Sportsbook Operation
Giving you immediate access to an outstanding range of sports and markets from a fully populated sportsbook is where betting apps excel.
It doesn’t matter where you are – lying on the couch or out with friends – all the major sports markets, like footie, cricket, and horse racing, are accessible by simply reaching for your phone. It’s the appeal of how betting apps play into the modern way of having everything easily accessible 24/7 that makes them so popular.
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) oversees the regulation of online betting platforms, including apps. Their oversight of things ensures that fair and responsible gambling practices are followed.
In 2021 the ACMA released figures that showed an increase of more than 3% from the previous year of the number of Australian residents that gambled online. The growth and popularity of betting apps will only keep growing.
Of course, with the broadening popularity and ease of access to betting apps comes legitimate concerns about addiction and responsible gambling. Even though betting apps are convenient and fun, they can also be addictive, leading to financial problems, so it’s essential always to gamble responsibly.