Sports betting continues to be on the rise in the United States. And a lot of that is thanks to the proliferation of sports betting apps. These apps make it easy for anyone to try their hand at betting on sports.
However, these apps are not the easiest to use and figure out. Luckily for you, we’re here to help you with just that. So keep on reading and we will take you through everything that you need to know about sports betting applications.
1. Getting Started
The first thing that you need to do is download the sports betting application from your phone or tablet’s app store. You can likely download the application for free for your Android or iOS device from the Google Play Store or the App Store.
To log into the company’s Sportsbook app, you first need to make an account. If you have an account already, then just enter your DraftKings login information to get into the sportsbook.
To make sure that your information is protected, you should always log in before you use the application. If you’re inactive on the app, then you will likely be logged off. You’ll then need to sign back in to make more bets.
2. Depositing Using Your Sportsbook App
If you have a working account with the sports betting company, then you can use your funds in the app to make bets. The funds will seamlessly transition to the sportsbook.
You’ll also be able to use a debit/credit card or a bank transfer to deposit into your account.
If you are a younger or new user, you might need to provide ID verification to begin wagering or depositing. This is because while the legal age to play fantasy sports is 18, you need to be 21 to legally bet on sports in the United States.
This means that younger users are going to need to provide ID for a second time to start wagering.
3. Betting On Your Sportsbook App
When you open the application for the first time, the app will have something like a “Home” tab that will show you the most relevant events at the time.
If you have an account with the company, it’s going to use your previous gaming experience to decide which sports you’re more likely to be interested in.
The app is going to mainly feature games in progress.
If you are trying to find a specific game, then you can use the tab titled “A-Z Sports” and go from there. However, a big game is likely going to be featured on the app and should be easy to find.
When there is a game that is featured, the app is going to show one bet that is followed by a simple question, like “Who will win?”
Doing this will lead to a much wider selection of betting options ranging from inning-by-inning wagering to prop bets to spreads.
If you find a bet that you want to take part in, then tap on the side that you would like to back to win. For your first selection, a prompt is going to come up from the bottom. It will ask you to finalize your bet.
From that point, you can easily enter how much money you want to wager and then confirm the bet with one more tap.
4. Finalizing Your Bet
If you want to make multiple wagers, then hit the “Add Bets” button. You’ll be able to keep on scrolling through your betting options.
Any bets that you select will be added to your “My Bets” cart.
After you have selected all of your bets, go to My Bets and choose your amount and type of bet. This is hwere you can turn your selections into a parlay. That will significantly increase your chances of hitting a big payday.
You can also place round-robin bets this way. However, you will likely stay with singles, for the most part. This is when you enter your bet amount for each individual wager.
You’ll be able to apply any bonuses or free bets to your wager too.
Tap “Place Bet” when you are finished and you’re good to go. Your bet, as well as all of your previous bets, are now going to appear in the “My Bets” tab.
5. Live Betting on Your Sportsbook App
Do you think an underdog is about to make a big comeback in the second half? Just jump onto the application and pick a big underdog before that rally happens.
Betting closes for games while the action is in place. However, whenever a commercial comes on, the betting will re-open with adjusted odds.
The Importance of Knowing How to Use a Sports Betting App
Hopefully, after reading the above article, you now have a better idea of how to use a sports betting app. As we can see, sports betting apps aren’t too difficult to master once you understand the basics of how they work. If you’re still confused, then contact the company directly or visit forums online and see what other users have to say.
Chances are, if you are encountering some problem, someone else has also had that problem too.
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